Patents Assigned to Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
  • Patent number: 5501504
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to the construction of new and improved motor homes and, more particularly, to the construction of a superstructure platform and the mounting of the platform on a unit chassis. In addition to improving the stability of the vehicle, the present invention also provides rigidity in the motor home, as well as storage space for goods that is easily accessible from the outside of the motor home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprises Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Kunz
  • Patent number: 5237782
    Abstract: A slidable room having an improved slide-out assembly and an improved liquid sealing assembly at an interface between an opening in the recreational vehicle and an exterior wall of the room is provided. The slide-out assembly includes a stationary main frame assembly having a pair of support members held in a fixed parallel relationship, a single transmission mechanism fixedly interposed between the support members, and a slidable support assembly slidably retained in the pair of support members for extending and contracting the room. The liquid sealing assembly is disposed around the interface between the slidable room and the opening in the recreational vehicle's exterior wall. A first flange member is affixed to a top edge and side edges of the slidable room's exterior wall. A second complementary flange member is affixed to a top edge and side edges of the opening in the recreational vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1993
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Denzil R. Cooper
  • Patent number: 5222287
    Abstract: An assembly for enclosing an opening to a compartment in an exterior wall of a recreational vehicle is provided. A door that covers the opening to the compartment is insulated for maintaining an interior of the compartment at a temperature substantially similar to an interior of the recreational vehicle. An improved liquid sealing assembly is affixed between an interface between the door and the opening. The liquid sealing assembly includes a first elongated projection that extends along a top edge and side edges of the opening and a second complementary projection that extends along a top edge and side edges of the door. The projections induce liquid to flow along the lengths thereof to inhibit liquid from entering the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Denzil R. Cooper
  • Patent number: 5218792
    Abstract: An improved mobile housing structure is provided having a pair of side walls with a plurality of vertical support posts extending upward from a chassis. The vertical support posts are connected to an elongated side wall joint member of a honeycomb configuration. A modular roof section having a plurality of roof support members extending between a pair of roof joint members is formed of a sandwich construction with styrofoam block members adhesively connected to overlapping panels. The roof joint members can be riveted to the side joint members to provide an extremely lightweight and rigid structure that can resist transportational torque stresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1993
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Denzil R. Cooper
  • Patent number: 5199230
    Abstract: A venetian blind storage assembly for use in storing a venetian blind in a collapsible tent trailer is provided. The assembly includes a venetian blind mounted within a flexible pouch. The assembly is mounted to an interior of the collapsible tent trailer above a window formed in a collapsible side wall of the trailer. The pouch includes a bottom opening extending along the entire length of the venetian blind to allow slats of the venetian blind to be lowered and used as desired while the trailer is expanded. Prior to collapsing the trailer, the slats of the venetian blind are retracted and enclosed within the pouch. The opening of the pouch is shut tightly to completely isolate the venetian blind from the interior of the trailer. Thus, when the trailer is subsequently collapsed into a compact configuration, both the venetian blind and the interior of the trailer are protected from damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1993
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Dana K. Gehman
  • Patent number: 5172519
    Abstract: An assembly for enclosing an opening to a compartment in an exterior wall of a recreational vehicle is provided. A door that covers the opening to the compartment is insulated for maintaining an interior of the compartment at a temperature substantially similar to an interior of the recreational vehicle. An improved liquid sealing assembly is affixed between an interface between the door and the opening. The liquid sealing assembly includes a first elongated projection that extends along a top edge and side edges of the opening and a second complementary projection that extends along a top edge and side edges of the door. The projections induce liquid to flow along the lengths thereof to inhibit liquid from entering the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Denzil R. Cooper
  • Patent number: 4746164
    Abstract: A conventional motorhome can be improved by using joists to elevate the floor of the living area of the motorhome to the level of the floor in the driver's compartment in the motorhome. Preferably tanks as are required in connection with the motorhome are located in spaces between the joists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: John C. Crean
  • Patent number: D318835
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Clayton D. Partin
  • Patent number: D319614
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: John Slayter
  • Patent number: D320584
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1991
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Clayton D. Partin
  • Patent number: D323314
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1992
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: John Slayter
  • Patent number: D331729
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick P. Treadway
  • Patent number: D331733
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick P. Treadway
  • Patent number: D334358
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick P. Treadway
  • Patent number: D334729
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick P. Treadway
  • Patent number: D338432
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprises Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Slayter, Diego Wood
  • Patent number: D367246
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Taylor, John M. Moody
  • Patent number: D367247
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Taylor, John M. Moody
  • Patent number: D368449
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick P. Treadway, Michael J. Miernik
  • Patent number: D368677
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick P. Treadway, Michael J. Miernik