Patents by Inventor Frank H. Peterson

Frank H. Peterson has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4384817
    Abstract: A vehicle towing apparatus includes right and left vehicle lifts releasably locked and pivoted to a pivot member and movable between a storage position alongside the low beam of the boom. The boom and/or the low beam may be hydraulically actuated or mechanically actuated by a power winch, cable and derrick boom. A sling is provided suitably mounted for pivotal movement adjacent the rear end of the low beam. A mechanical support, including a fixed and a movable member, engages the boom to adjust the height thereof between lower loading and upper towing positions. The mechanical support is affixed to the vehicle frame and is independent of the hydraulic or mechanical actuation of the boom and/or low beam to permit unloading of same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1983
    Inventor: Frank H. Peterson