Patents Examined by Glenn Dayoan
  • Patent number: 11414001
    Abstract: A motorized vehicle is provided for transporting material and selectively dumping the material from the vehicle. In one example, the motorized vehicle includes a frame, first and second forward wheel assemblies coupled to the frame, and a rearward wheel assembly coupled to the frame. An engine is supported by the frame and configured to rotate the first and second forward wheel assemblies to move the motorized vehicle. The motorized vehicle also includes a bucket supported by the frame adjacent the first and second forward wheel assemblies. The bucket is configured to rotate about a vertical axis between a first radial positon in which a longitudinal axis of the bucket is generally parallel with the longitudinal axis of the frame and a second radial positon in which the longitude axis of the bucket is oriented generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: LHD Machinery LLC
    Inventors: Tony Abrams, Jeff Zurawski, Kevin Stutey
  • Patent number: 11414005
    Abstract: An anchor point for mounting on a hauling apparatus for securing a tie down line on an anchor ring, comprising an anchor ring mounting in an anchor ring housing. The anchor ring housing has a top flat plate member that is offset relative to the anchor ring so that its length extends farther from the anchor ring on one side of the anchor ring so it will fit flush in an opening in a hauling apparatus. The top flat member is offset relative to the transverse centerline of the anchor ring so that the distance from the transverse centerline and a longitudinal side of the top flat plate member is greater than the opposed longitudinal side of the top flat plate member. The anchor ring may be oriented at an acute angle from the top flat plate member or may be perpendicular to the top flat plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Bestop BullRing, LLC
    Inventor: Donald S. Egigian
  • Patent number: 11414928
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, devices, apparatuses, kits, and methods of accessing a container. In a particular implementation, a container includes a housing that defines a cavity and a ladder coupled to the housing. The ladder is movable relative to the housing while the ladder is coupled to the housing. The ladder is movable relative to the housing between: a first position in which the ladder is disposed within the cavity; and a second position in which the ladder is disposed outside the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: DECKED LLC
    Inventors: Calvin Allan, Timothy Smith, Jake Peters
  • Patent number: 11414139
    Abstract: Disclosed is a connector between sidewalls, or the top rails of the sidewalls, and roof panels. The connector includes a downwardly oriented pocket adapted to receive a portion of the sidewall and an inwardly oriented pocket adapted to receive a portion of a roof panel. The connector also includes a base flange that is comparatively sized to, and adapted to be supported by, a roof bow support ledge of the sidewall. The inwardly oriented pocket is located directly above, and offset from, the base flange of the connector. Connectors, such as adhesives or rivets, may be utilized to secure the connector to the sidewall and to secure the connector to the roof panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Vanguard National Trailer Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Roush
  • Patent number: 11414132
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes a side sill having a closed cross-section portion, and a reinforcement body inside the closed cross-section portion and joined to the side sill. The reinforcement body comprises first and second reinforcement portions. The first reinforcement portion has a first bonding surface on the upper side and is joined to an inner wall of the closed cross-section portion at a portion other than the first bonding surface, and the second reinforcement portion has a second bonding surface facing the first bonding surface from above the first bonding surface, and is joined to the inner wall at a portion other than the second bonding surface. The first and second bonding surfaces are bonded together through a damping member made of an adhesive material. The first and second bonding surfaces are disposed at an inclination angle of 30 degrees or less with respect to a horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Ebisumoto, Tadashi Yamazaki, Yuki Kataoka, Manabu Tatsuda
  • Patent number: 11414000
    Abstract: A self-leveling single axle dump truck is provided, the truck comprising a frame, a dump body pivotably mounted on the frame, and a propulsion and self-leveling system comprising a single axle supporting the frame at least during motion of the self-leveling single axle dump truck, the single axle comprising at least a first and a second wheel and at least a first electric traction motor for driving the first wheel and a second electric traction motor for driving the second wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: LIEBHERR MINING EQUIPMENT NEWPORT NEWS CO.
    Inventors: Joshua Brown, Hunter Bates
  • Patent number: 11413940
    Abstract: A quarter window assembly for a soft top cover assembly that is removable. The quarter window assembly is connectable to the soft cover assembly. The quarter window assembly has a hard corner assembly mountable to features connected to a vehicle. The hard corner assembly is an injection molded plastic assembly. The quarter window assembly also has a panel carrying at least one window, and the panel is secured to the hard corner assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Bestop, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Lewis, Charles C. Turney, Jonathon G. Moore, Duane C. Junkin
  • Patent number: 11407153
    Abstract: A method for producing a cladding part for vehicles with a cladding part body that forms a cladding in the mounted state. A sandwich panel is formed and extends two-dimensionally in a plane with at least one transparent thermoplastic upper layer, a prefabricated, postprocessing-free intermediate layer, and a thermoplastic base layer. The at least three-layered sandwich plate is subsequently three-dimensionally formed under the influence of heat into a sandwich element forming the cladding part body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: HIB Trim Part Solutions GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Schnabel
  • Patent number: 11407366
    Abstract: A bracket for a vehicle includes a first surface that defines support ribs and a second surface. A cantilevered end defines an attachment aperture. A retention feature is coupled to an upper edge of the cantilevered end and defines a retention notch. A central portion defines an arcuate notch and a fastening aperture. An attachment end includes a coupling feature that extends outwardly from the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Carretero Jacinto, Liliana Alonso Vazquez
  • Patent number: 11407454
    Abstract: A vehicle crossmember is made from continuous fiber-reinforced polymeric material without the need for metallic structural reinforcements. The crossmember includes more than one fiber-reinforced material composition, including different amounts and/or types of fiber reinforcements along different lengthwise portions of a crossbar of the crossmember. Attachment points and stiffening ribs can be overmolded onto surfaces of the crossbar before assembling two halves of the crossbar together to form the crossmember.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Faurecia Interior Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre Guerreiro, Mickael Trannoy, Guillaume Lemaire, Stephen Lesobre, Yicheng Du
  • Patent number: 11407456
    Abstract: A system for accessing a wheel of a vehicle includes a support, a carrier, and a hinge joint. The support is affixed in a recess of a vehicle bed, and is positioned below the surface of the vehicle bed. The carrier is configured to be affixed to the wheel. When the carrier is affixed to the wheel, both the carrier and the wheel are accommodated in the recess and move as a substantially rigid body. The hinge joint couples the support and the carrier. The hinge joint has an axis substantially parallel to the ground and laterally across the vehicle bed. The carrier is capable of rotating about the hinge joint. The carrier and the wheel are capable of being rotated about the hinge joint out of the recess and onto the vehicle bed. One or more rotational elements may be included to affect rotational motion of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Rivian IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Scott Griffith
  • Patent number: 11408209
    Abstract: A two-stage open tailgate includes a handle assembly disposed at an outer surface of a half door, wherein the half door is opened when the handle assembly performs a first operation, a full door disposed at a rear surface of the half door and opened in an integrated state with the half door when the handle assembly performs a second operation, a first striker mounted to one end of the half door, a second striker mounted to a vehicle body such that the second striker is disposed adjacent to the first striker in a closed state of the half door, a dual latch formed at one end of the full door at positions respectively corresponding to the first striker and the second striker, wherein the handle assembly and the dual latch are spaced apart from each other when the half door is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jae Seung Lee, Dae Hee Lee, Kyu Hoon Cho, Seung Sik Han, Yong Hyun Nam, Chung Sik Yim
  • Patent number: 11400848
    Abstract: A dump body comprising a front wall, a canopy extending from the front wall in a first direction, and a bottom wall extending from the front wall in a second direction different from the first direction. The front wall, the canopy, and the bottom wall can form an interface configured to receive at least one pair of side walls. The bottom wall can have a convex shape in a transverse direction of the dump body and/or a longitudinal direction of the dump body. The bottom wall can be inclined according to one or more distinct angles from a front edge of the bottom wall to a rear edge of the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel J. Arul
  • Patent number: 11400980
    Abstract: A hoist structure for a body of a truck can be comprised of a hoist plate arrangement extending in a first direction and configured to be rotatably coupled to a hoist member of the truck; and a plurality of external gussets spaced from each other in the first direction and extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. Each of the external gussets can interface with the hoist plate arrangement, and a portion of each of the external gussets can extend in the second direction from a first side of the hoist structure arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel J. Arul
  • Patent number: 11401742
    Abstract: Described are a load restraining apparatus that can facilitate performing controlled falls of unsecured freight that may be leaning against swing doors of a trailer. The described load restraining apparatus includes a first member, a second member, a third member, and a linking assembly that facilitates performing a controlled fall of unsecured freight leaning on swing doors of a trailer from a safe distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Niveda Chandrasekar Shanmugam, Mark John Stradling, Clayton Russell Foster
  • Patent number: 11400992
    Abstract: A windscreen device for a saddled vehicle, according to which a height of a windscreen is adjustable according to a body frame or preference of a user, and according to which support stiffness for the windscreen can be secured and a windscreen support section can be miniaturized. Up-down movement of the windscreen is operated with a screen raising/lowering switch provided on a vehicle body side. A windscreen device includes a base member provided on the vehicle body side to guide the up-down movement of the windscreen, and a slider provided on the windscreen side to be slidably engaged with the base member. A rack is provided on one of the base member and the slider, and an electric motor for rotating a pinion that is meshed with the rack is provided on the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soichiro Miyamoto, Tetsu Horiuchi, Naoki Hara, Shinji Kawasumi
  • Patent number: 11400996
    Abstract: A straddle type vehicle comprises: a detection unit for detecting a condition of front of a vehicle; a cleaning member capable of cleaning the detection unit; and a movable apparatus for changing a position of the cleaning member in relation to the detection unit in a height direction of the vehicle, wherein the cleaning member, by the changing of the position, performs the cleaning by wiping with a portion of the detection unit where the cleaning unit contacts the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kuroba, Futoshi Koga, Hiroshi Maeda, Naoto Yamashita, Akihito Kawamura, Shohei Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11400855
    Abstract: Various disclosed embodiments include systems for securing cargo to a dropdown tailgate of an automotive vehicle, systems for securing a bicycle to a dropdown tailgate of an automotive vehicle, and systems for securing cargo to a tailgate of an automotive vehicle. In an illustrative embodiment, a system for securing cargo to a dropdown tailgate of an automotive vehicle includes: a dropdown tailgate including a first elongated groove running along an inner panel of the dropdown tailgate; a first securing member, the first securing member including a first elongated arm; the first securing member being configured to be inserted into the first elongated groove, the received portion of the first securing member being slidingly moveable to a selectable position in the first elongated groove; and a first attachment mechanism, the first attachment mechanism being configured to secure the securing member to the first elongated groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Rivian IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Lindsey Patrick
  • Patent number: 11390151
    Abstract: A vehicle hardtop system for a jeep-type sports utility vehicle, which includes a roof panel having segments, the segments each connected to one another via hinges, the segments fold onto one another and then onto a rear panel such that the entire roof panel and rear panel is removable from the vehicle hard top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Charles Lee Taggart
  • Patent number: 11390337
    Abstract: A trailer configured to lower an overall center of gravity thereof. The trailer comprises a tank, a wheel assembly, a height and a length. The tank comprises a cavity contained within a lower body, a tilted body, a front end and a rear end. The lower body comprises a lower body height, a lower body length, a lower body ground clearance and a lower center of gravity. The tilted body comprises a tilted body ground clearance, a tilted body length, the height and a tilted portion center of gravity. The tank comprises the length, a height equal to the height of the tilted body, and a ground clearance equal to the lower body ground clearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: DCB Trailer Design, LLC
    Inventor: Blake Dill