The name of the concept the inventor has chosen is Recreational Pocket Lift, although she is open to the possibility of a name change and reserves final approval regarding the official name. While being willing to consider other names, she reserves the right to have final approval regarding its official name. Branding is important, of course, but the concept is the official foundation for the invention and any forthcoming applications of the invention.
The concept Ms. Kerr has envisioned is a pocket-sized device that will be handy for so many different uses. It can be used to hoist loads weighing up to forty-five pounds whenever and wherever, and with minimal effort. This device allows anyone to perform many heavy-lifting tasks without needing assistance from another person. A further, more detailed explanation of the functionality of this invention will be elaborated upon in the following segment.
Ms. Kerr has been designing and documenting this concept for quite some time. She has several “mock-up” drawings of the invention, which have provided the inventor with a sense of how the concept will appear once brought into production. This is beneficial for making any necessary modifications and revisions for improvements; thus promoting a more satisfactory and overall accommodating product.
As currently designed in the technical drawings and 3-D models, the invention has unique features not presently available in the marketplace. Although the system has not yet been engineered and is still in the 3-D developmental stages, an explanation of possible functionality is as follows:
This innovative new lifting device will allow a single individual to do many tasks that normally require two or more people to complete. While designed initially to help hunters and outdoors men lift their hunting equipment, like rifles, shotguns, cross-bows, ammunitions and other gear, up off the ground and into tree stands, it will be used for many other tasks when a person lacks assistance from others. It is small and compact, so it can always be handy when needed. It is powered by a rechargeable battery, but has a storage place for a crank, which can be used if the battery dies. There is a weatherproof, waterproof port for connecting a recharger for the battery. It has a tough plastic case, designed to withstand heavy outdoor use. It can lift up to forty-five pounds, with a kill switch which will shut the motor off if a person attempts to lift more weight. It can be turned on and off using the switch on the machine or via a remote controller.
The device can be fastened to a tree branch or tree trunk by way of mounting straps fastened to the back of the device OR by fastening the second hook to a tree branch or other secure stationary object. A 50-foot Kevlar line can then be lowered to the object to be lifted. The object to be lifted can be fastened using one of several different clamps or hooks, to the Kevlar line, and then be lifted using the remote control, to the desired height. Heavy objects can be lifted to a desired height without any more energy than is required to press the button on this device. The device will rewind the cable, automatically lifting the item up to the height needed. There is an internal anti-spool bar to prevent the line from become snarled as it rewinds. This product will be available in various sizes, to accommodate the lifting needs of users, like roofers, painters, construction workers, farmers, movers, boom truck operators, homeowners, and those who trim trees. The log-type clamp is detachable, and there will be a wide range of accessories available to suit everyone’s vision of how they could use this device.
The unique features of this invention will provide the following benefits for consumers everywhere:
- A device to provide consumers with a tool for lifting heavy items, so they do not need assistance from others
- Eliminates having to depend on others to do various tasks
- Provides a safer way to transport supplies up to a tree stand, when it is difficult or dangerous to carry them on one’s back while climbing a rope ladder
- Will be used to help lone fishermen lift their anchors, while providing a convenient way to suspend beverages and water bottles in the water, so they will stay cool while fishing
- Tree trimmers will use it to carry heavy chain saws high up in trees when trimming limbs
- A hand crank, with all-weather grips, can be attached and used when the battery is depleted
- Can be turned on and off, and used to lift items up and down, using a remote controller