Automobile Patents (Class 248/352)
  • Patent number: 10799405
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a wheelchair lift device, more particularly, to a folding wheelchair lift device that is independently operable by a wheelchair user without the wheelchair user exiting their chair. The wheelchair lift apparatus, in various embodiments, may include a linkage frame having a nesting linkage geometry; linkage frame components with alignment and locking features; an extension handle having alignment and locking features; and an adjustable telescopic axle-rest assembly having alignment and locking features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Bolkho, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Bolkhovitinov, Robin Ott
  • Patent number: 10654391
    Abstract: A vehicle with a cargo bed comprises an adapter element arranged in a movable manner along the cargo bed. A support element for at least one functional element is detachably fixed on the adapter element. A guide system for the adapter element comprises at least two parallel guide rails. The adapter element comprises at least two guide elements which engage in the guide rails. At least one guide rail comprises a retaining bead laterally projecting into a guide groove of the guide rail. At least one guide element fixed to the adapter element engages behind the retaining bead, such that a lifting of the adapter element is prevented by the guide rail. The adapter element comprises at least one braking device, which can be brought into operative connection with the cargo bed in order to prevent a displacement of the adapter element on the cargo bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Greiner Schaltanlagen GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Greiner, Harald Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10166048
    Abstract: An instrument for spinal procedures is a vertebral endplate spreader device having a vertebral endplate spreader and a driver handle. The vertebral endplate spreader includes a linkage with a drive sprocket operatively connected for rotation relative thereto and with a secondary sprocket. The secondary sprocket is operatively connected for rotation relative to the linkage. The vertebral endplate spreader includes a belt operatively connected to the drive sprocket and the secondary sprocket to be driven about a belt axis. The driver handle has a distal end and a proximal end. The distal end is operatively connected to the drive sprocket to actuate rotation of the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Tenzin LLC
    Inventor: Paul Glazer
  • Patent number: 10046741
    Abstract: A support device for a vehicle includes a support foot configured to place on a base and a support unit connected to the support foot. The support unit includes a tubular support element. The support foot includes a plate-shaped bearing element. The plate-shaped bearing element includes an engagement contour on at least one outer face, a support unit of another support device being attachable to said engagement contour in order to secure against a lateral displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SAF-HOLLAND GmbH
    Inventor: Elmar Weber
  • Patent number: 9676599
    Abstract: A power lift assembly includes a lift stand. An actuating unit is detachably coupled to the lift stand and includes an actuating unit frame, a hydraulic unit carried by the actuating unit frame, a hydraulic piston extendable and retractable with respect to the hydraulic unit and an actuating unit arm positional between first and second positions on the actuating unit frame. The actuating unit arm operably engages the hydraulic unit to extend and retract the hydraulic piston at the first and second positions, respectively, of the actuating unit arm. A lift arm is pivotally carried by the actuating unit frame and releasably engages the lift stand. The hydraulic piston engages the lift arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: James T. Baker
  • Patent number: 9611130
    Abstract: An apparatus including a lifting jack having a beam, and a base having a first section with a first opening configured to receive the beam. The base may further include one or more foundation plates connected to the first section in a manner so that each of the one or more foundation plates can be rotated with respect to the first section. The one or more foundation plates may include a first, second, third, and fourth foundation plates. The first foundation plate and the second foundation plate may be about the same size and shape. The third foundation plate and the fourth foundation plate may be about the same size and shape. The first foundation plate and the third foundation plate may be substantially different in size. Each of the one or more foundation plates may have a bottom surface, from which protrude a plurality of protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: HARD CORE TRAIL GEAR, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Michael Koteski, Eric Salci, Gregg R. Rossi
  • Patent number: 9494275
    Abstract: The trailer axle jack stand relates generally to a trailer axle jack stand for lifting a recreational vehicle, boat, trailer, military equipment, and the like, off the ground, such as for use in changing flat tires, thrown tracks or other repair of the vehicle. The jack stand includes an upstanding support member that is adjustable in height and terminates with a cradle capable of engaging an axle of the vehicle. The jack stand includes a base having a generally arcuate front portion that allows the jack stand to pivot in order to raise the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventor: David Crump
  • Patent number: 9386860
    Abstract: An article comprising: (a) a first object having a frame, (b) a second object foldable under the frame, and (c) a movable stand, wherein the second object is attachable to the movable stand, wherein the movable stand is attached to the frame so that the movable stand can he stowed under the frame with the second object, and wherein the movable stand can be pulled from under the frame, pivoted to a horizontal position and the second object displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: ILLACO, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey David Brannan
  • Patent number: 9095973
    Abstract: One bicycle service kit includes: a main body; at least one slot formed at an upper end of the main body; and at least one cable positioned in the slot, the cable including a head portion held within an interior of the main body, the head portion having a dimension larger than a width of the slot, the cable including a free end configured to be attached to a bicycle tool. Another kit includes: a circular main body defining an open interior; a shelf formed in the open interior of the main body, the shelf defining a plurality of slots; at least one cable positioned in at least one of the slots, the cable including a free end configured to be attached to a bicycle tool; and a front cover coupled to close the open interior of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: EVERLAST CLIMBING INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Greenblatt, Andrew Patrick Kennedy Lageson
  • Patent number: 8894031
    Abstract: A seating system for a motor vehicle includes three sets of rails mounted to the floor of a motor vehicle. Each set of rails is configured to receive two seats that are capable of sliding in a longitudinal direction on the rails. The motor vehicle also includes storage spaces for storing the seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Sailer, Mark Kisiler, Nathan G. Brown, David A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8870145
    Abstract: The invention is a clothes hanging assembly comprising a ceiling-mounted support structure and a height adjustable clothes hanging rod. The support structure includes a plurality of cords and pulleys which enable the rod to be raised or lowered. The rod and hanging clothes items may be hoisted to an elevated position adjacent to the ceiling for drying of clothes or storage of the assembly in a space-saving manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventors: Gordon G. Carlson, Lois Carlson
  • Patent number: 8814120
    Abstract: A fuel tank support system for providing a lightweight yet strong structure for supporting propane tanks above a ground surface. The tank support generally includes an elongated support pad having a platform, a base plate connected to the support pad, and a plurality of internal supports connected between the support pad and the base plate. A plurality of pairs of upper retainer rings extends from an underside of the platform to define upper receiver slots, and a plurality of pairs of lower retainer rings extends from an upper side of the base plate to define lower receiver slots. An upper end of each of the internal supports is received by the upper receiver slots and a lower end of each of the internal supports is received by the lower receiver slots. Handles, bottom grooves, and internal ribbing are also used with the tank support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Bruce Kleespie
  • Patent number: 8739941
    Abstract: Disclosed is a trailer leveling support, comprising a plurality of wedge shaped pads for supporting a trailer parked on an angled surface. The upper portion of the wedge is provided in a flat configuration to allow placement of any trailer accessory, while the base surface is provided at an angle with respect to the upper surface, allowing the base to rest against an angled support surface while the upper surface is positioned in a level configuration. The pads may be stacked to achieve the desired angle based on the trailer support surface. The device also includes a strap for securing the pads together, or to the trailer for added stability. The footprint of the device occupies a sufficient surface area to distribute the weight of the trailer over a larger area to prevent the trailer tongue from sinking into a soft surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventors: John White, Nancy White
  • Publication number: 20140103183
    Abstract: The invention relates to an auto lock stay rod for cabin of a vehicle for mounting over the chassis. The said stay rod comprises two links, one top (2) link connected to the cabin tilt able by cylinder through one pivotable joint (5) other bottom link (3) connected to chassis through another pivotable joint. (4) The said Top link (2) and bottom link (3) connected to each other by a pin joint (10). A Locking lever (1), having a hook one side and a lug stopper opposite side, mounted over top link in the hollow portion provided therein with pin bearing (15). A spring (8) bias provided to said lever so that the lever normally at an angle to said top link with said hook resting on top link surface due to spring bias. A clip means (7) provided over the said top link for release ably holding the lever end therein so that the said hook faces upper side and stopper lug at lower side protruding out of said top link A square plate (12) with slot in centre welded to the said bottom link sloping end at pivot joint side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Sachin Eknathrao Lokhande, Nilesh Siddeshwar Choudhari
  • Patent number: 8590853
    Abstract: A height adjustable platform and method include a ratchet platform. In an embodiment, the ratchet platform is height adjustable and includes a platform upper assembly having a platform and a ratchet. The ratchet includes a platform riser tube and a ratchet rail secured to the platform riser tube. The ratchet platform further includes a platform lower assembly having a support column and a platform base. The support column is secured to the platform base. An end of the ratchet is proximate the platform and an opposing end of the ratchet is disposed within an interior of the support column. The platform base is adapted to be secured within a vehicle. The ratchet platform also includes a platform upper assembly actuator having a pedal sub assembly and an upper linkage. The upper linkage is attached to the pedal sub assembly. Actuation of the pedal sub assembly actuates the upper linkage. In addition, actuation of the upper linkage actuates the ratchet to adjust the height of the ratchet platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Black Mountain Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle L. Greenwood
  • Patent number: 8585018
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure include a jack stand. The stand may include one or more of: a housing, elongated support, engagement element, engagement element receiver, and a modulator. The housing may be adapted for receiving the elongated support. The elongated support may be configured for being associated with the housing, and may include one or more, e.g., a plurality of engagement element receivers. The plurality of receivers may be positioned sequentially along a length of the support and may be configured for receiving a portion an engagement element. The engagement element, therefore, may be adapted for removably engaging the engagement element receivers in sequential fashion, wherein the sequential engagement of the engagement element receivers by the engagement element causes the elongated support to move. The modulator may be associated to the engagement element and configured for modulating the engagement of the engagement element with the plurality of receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Seber Design Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett P. Seber, Wesley James Tom
  • Publication number: 20130299662
    Abstract: A jack stand for a vehicle includes a plurality of walls joined together to form a body, the body being hollow. A base is formed by lower edges of the walls and a top surface joins top edges of the walls. One of the walls includes a wall opening and the top includes a top opening, the wall opening and the top opening extending towards one another, meeting proximate the top edge of one of the walls, thereby forming a single, continuous opening extending from the top into one of the walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: John A. Walton
  • Patent number: 8534638
    Abstract: A removable stand assembly for a gas turbine engine includes a first stand removably mountable to a gas turbine engine on one side of a center of gravity of the gas turbine engine and a second stand removably mountable to the gas turbine engine on a second side of the center of gravity of the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Alexander, David Lau, David Eugene Martinez, Brian C. DeDe
  • Patent number: 8500096
    Abstract: A jack stand for a vehicle includes a plurality of walls joined together to form a body, the body being hollow. A base is formed by lower edges of the walls and a top surface joins top edges of the walls. One of the walls includes a wall opening and the top includes a top opening, the wall opening and the top opening extending towards one another, meeting proximate the top edge of one of the walls, thereby forming a single, continuous opening extending from the top into one of the walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Jackpoint Jackstands LLC
    Inventor: John A. Walton
  • Patent number: 8490939
    Abstract: A method for stabilizing a vehicle in an unstable condition includes the steps of placing one or more beam-like structures at the floor pan or vehicle undercarriage of a damaged vehicle resting on its roof, side, or in an upright or other position, aligning the beam-like structure substantially parallel with the length of the vehicle, and securing the beam-like structure to the vehicle at one or more points, using hooks, straps, chains, or a similar securing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Res-Q-Jack, Inc.
    Inventor: Cris E. Pasto
  • Publication number: 20130105658
    Abstract: A manual rescue tool is disclosed. In one embodiment, the rescue tool has a hydraulic pump assembly having a hydraulic manifold block and an extension tube assembly extendable by the hydraulic pump assembly. The extension tube assembly may be mounted to and supported by the manifold block. The rescue tool may further include a first end tool operably connected to a first end of the extension tube assembly and an end plate assembly rotatably mounted to the manifold block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Jay Thomas Hisel
  • Patent number: 8398056
    Abstract: A motorcycle lift and support apparatus is disclosed for lifting and supporting a motorcycle for various purposes such as repair, maintenance, and storage. The apparatus of the present invention includes a retractable wheel system to facilitate apparatus mobility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: William G. Morrison
  • Patent number: 8393598
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for shoring an airplane in order to facilitate the replacement of one or more airplane parts, such as an airplane's upper skin panels, lower skin panels, and/or window assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael W Sievers, Timothy A George
  • Publication number: 20120223206
    Abstract: A jack stand for a vehicle includes a plurality of walls joined together to form a body, the body being hollow. A base is formed by lower edges of the walls and a top surface joins top edges of the walls. One of the walls includes a wall opening and the top includes a top opening, the wall opening and the top opening extending towards one another, meeting proximate the top edge of one of the walls, thereby forming a single, continuous opening extending from the top into one of the walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: Jackpoint Jackstands LLC
    Inventor: John A. Walton
  • Patent number: 8251350
    Abstract: A ramp is provided for lifting and supporting a wheel of a vehicle thereon when the wheel is driven onto the ramp. The ramp includes a body that is shiftable between a ready position and a discrete support position and presents a ground-engaging surface including a first portion that engages the ground in the ready position and a second portion that engages the ground in the support position. The first and second surface portions are substantially planar and define an angle therebetween through which the body rocks about a fixed pivot as a wheel moving along a wheel-engaging surface causes the body to move from the ready position to the support position. A pair of ramps is provided for lifting and supporting a pair of wheels, with the ramps being nestable for compact storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Orval Lee Fick, Charlie L. Forbis
  • Patent number: 8181936
    Abstract: A jack stand for a vehicle includes a plurality of walls joined together to form a body, the body being hollow. A base is formed by lower edges of the walls and a top surface joins top edges of the walls. One of the walls includes a wall opening and the top includes a top opening, the wall opening and the top opening extending towards one another, meeting proximate the top edge of one of the walls, thereby forming a single, continuous opening extending from the top into one of the walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Jackpoint Jackstands LLC
    Inventor: John A. Walton
  • Patent number: 8141837
    Abstract: An improved vehicle support apparatus, also referred to as a hub stand, for use with a vehicle. Certain aspects of the invention include a vertically disposed plate-like body or hub plate (20) which is adapted to receive a vehicle hub. In one embodiment, the plate-like body defines a plurality of openings (e.g. 21, 22) adapted to receive a vehicle hub and/or hub bolt. In certain aspects, the plate-like body is vertically adjustable and/or slidably received between clamp members. In another aspect, the plate-like body has openings adapted to receive pins, rods or bolts, and a clamp member has corresponding openings adapted to receive pins, rods or bolts, whereby the hub plate may be adjusted vertically relative to a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: BBX Racing Ltd.
    Inventor: Brion S Charters
  • Patent number: 8109484
    Abstract: A subframe support apparatus adapted to engage and support a subframe of a vehicle is provided wherein the subframe support apparatus engages and supports the subframe of the vehicle when the vehicle is either raised on a lift and/or on the ground and when a mechanic is working on components of the vehicle supported by the subframe of the vehicle. The subframe support apparatus includes an elongated housing or elongated support member having first and second subframe engaging assemblies adjustably connected thereto for engaging oppositely disposed portions of the subframe of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventor: Casey B. Rogers
  • Patent number: 8065996
    Abstract: A leg is adapted to be inserted into a standard removable hitch receiver. The leg has spaced vertical plates. Forward and rearward horizontally spaced lower pivot apertures are provided. A plurality of positioning apertures are provided in an arcuate pattern. A pivoting grill platform has associated plates. Forward and rearward horizontally spaced upper pivot apertures are provided. A coupling assembly includes a pivoting support arm and a pivoting leveling arm. Each arm has an upper aperture and bolt coupling upper pivot apertures of the grill. Each arm has a lower aperture and bolt coupling the pivot apertures of the vertical plates of the leg. A removable self locking pin is positionable through the locking aperture and a preselected one of the plurality of positioning apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Dan Neuvelt
  • Publication number: 20110204200
    Abstract: A subframe support apparatus adapted to engage and support a subframe of a vehicle is provided wherein the subframe support apparatus engages and supports the subframe of the vehicle when the vehicle is either raised on a lift and/or on the ground and when a mechanic is working on components of the vehicle supported by the subframe of the vehicle. The subframe support apparatus includes an elongated housing or elongated support member having first and second subframe engaging assemblies adjustably connected thereto for engaging oppositely disposed portions of the subframe of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Casey B. Rogers
  • Patent number: 7938471
    Abstract: A deck board includes a board body arranged in a luggage area of a vehicle so as to be capable of being moved between an upper position and a lower position. The board body in the upper position separates the luggage area into upper and lower areas. The deck board further includes a front support portion that is rotatably connected to the front side of the board body so as to support the front side of the board body. Further included is a support pin that pivotally supports the fore end portion of the front support portion on the opposite side of the board body, so that a hinge portion can rotate. The deck board further includes a tension spring arranged to bias the front side of the board body toward the support pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsuya Karaki, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Mikihiro Kito
  • Patent number: 7936269
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a registration sign for vehicles, where the registration sign (2) comprises a sign package (38) consisting of individual plastic film sections (6a, 9a), a bottom sheet (18) and a front panel (12), and also comprises a frame (21) which surrounds the sign package. According to the invention, the registration sign (2) comprises in addition at least one transponder (50) for receiving and/or transmitting radio signals and the transponder (50) is embedded in the frame (21). The present invention also relates to a method for the manufacture of a registration sign whereby at least one transponder (50) is fastened on and/or in the sign package (38) for the registration sign (2) and the transponder 50 is embedded in the frame (21) when the latter is injection-molded round the edges of the sign package (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: AB Scandinavian Motorcenter
    Inventors: Jan Persson, Kent Fält
  • Patent number: 7878475
    Abstract: A subframe support apparatus adapted to engage and support a subframe of a vehicle is provided wherein the subframe support apparatus engages and supports the subframe of the vehicle when the vehicle is either raised on a lift and/or on the ground and when a mechanic is working on components of the vehicle supported by the subframe of the vehicle. The subframe support apparatus includes an elongated housing or elongated support member having first and second subframe engaging assemblies adjustably connected thereto for engaging oppositely disposed portions of the subframe of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Inventor: Casey B. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20100199890
    Abstract: A portable, lightweight collapsible motorcycle stand and method of use is presented. The motorcycle stand comprises a platform, two support members rotatably affixed to opposite outer edges of the platform, and a shelf for storing tools and the like. The shelf reversible affixes to cross bars located on the two support members. The shelf is removable, thereby enabling collapsing of the motorcycle stand. The shelf is secure to the collapsed stand via shelf hooks and the entire apparatus is lock into a collapsed position through use of a cross bar hook. Alternate embodiments and their method of use are provided as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Jose Ricardo Goncalves Corria de Castro, Sergio Bruno Oliveira Tavares
  • Patent number: 7631897
    Abstract: Vehicle leveling device having a stand which, in use, is positioned on the ground next to a wheel of a vehicle, a lever beam which extends laterally from the stand and beneath the wheel with a proximal end portion of the lever beam being mounted on the stand for movement between raised and lowered positions and a distal end portion of the lever beam resting on the ground beneath the vehicle, a jack for raising the proximal end portion of the lever beam on the stand, with the distal end portion bearing on the ground and serving as a fulcrum for the lever beam in lifting the wheel, and a lock for holding the proximal end portion of the lever beam in a fixed position on the stand with the wheel in a raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Inventor: Tauno Tapio Kartiala
  • Publication number: 20090283653
    Abstract: A jack stand and method for forming the same wherein the jack stand includes a base having at least 3 elongated support legs formed from a cylindrical metallic tube. The legs are braced and have support feet at bottom and terminate at top in a hollow cylindrical collar having a throughbore. A solid post, with a saddle at top, reciprocates within the collar. The post has a plurality of horizontally extending throughbores and a locking pin is extended through the throughbore in the collar and into one of the horizontally extending throughbores in the post locking the post in various positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: LARIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Allen Shouyun Zhang
  • Patent number: 7600731
    Abstract: A folding telescopic buttress stand includes a first two-piece telescopic section having an outer tubing member and an inner tubing member in slidable engagement, the outer tubing member being pivotally attached at its lower end to a base plate, and the inner tubing member having attached at its upper end a second two-piece telescopic section having an outer tubing member and an inner tubing member in slidable engagement. One embodiment includes an end fitting or adapter for engagement with a vehicle or other object affixed to the upper end of the inner tubing member. Yet another embodiment includes a third two-piece telescopic section having an outer tubing member and an inner tubing member in slidable engagement affixed to the upper end of the second two-piece telescopic section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Res-Q-Jack, Inc.
    Inventor: Cris E. Pasto
  • Publication number: 20090242720
    Abstract: An improved vehicle support apparatus, also referred to as a hub stand, for use with a vehicle. Certain aspects of the invention include a vertically disposed plate-like body or hub plate (20) which is adapted to receive a vehicle hub. In one embodiment, the plate-like body defines a plurality of openings (e.g 21, 22) adapted to receive a vehicle hub and/or hub bolt. In certain aspects, the plate-like body is vertically adjustable and/or slidably received between clamp members. In another aspect, the plate-like body has openings adapted to receive pins, rods or bolts, and a clamp member has corresponding openings adapted to receive pins, rods or bolts, whereby the hub plate may be adjusted vertically relative to a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: BBX RACING LTD.
    Inventor: Brion S. Charters
  • Patent number: 7516973
    Abstract: A stand for a two wheeled vehicle having a hollow axle comprising, the stand having a telescoping support assembly having a foot at a first end thereof, the telescoping support assembly being extendable between an unextended position and an extended position and being releasably lockable in the extended position, a latch for releasably maintaining the telescoping support assembly in the extended position, a first member being disposable at first and second angular positions relative to a second end of the telescoping support assembly, the first angular position being coaxial with the telescoping support assembly and the second angular position being a predetermined angle with respect to the telescoping support assembly, the first member being releasably lockable in the second angular position. The stand is configured to fit and be retained within a hollow axle for storage, and to be deployed to provide a side stand using the hollow axle for reference to the two wheeled vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Inventor: Gerardo Mielke
  • Publication number: 20080203265
    Abstract: A jack stand for supporting a vehicle in a lifted position to allow work on the vehicle. The jack stand has a supporting base, an upstanding hollow socket and a post reciprocal within the socket. A pair of holes are provided in a horizontal plane on the post spaced from a pair of holes in one or more horizontal rows spaced vertically in the post. A pair of holes in a horizontal row are provided on the socket aligned with the holes in one horizontal row on the post so a locking member can be inserted therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: Larin Corporation
    Inventor: Allen Zhang
  • Patent number: 7410142
    Abstract: An adapter for a hood prop includes oppositely extending counterbores in a cylindrical housing separated by a transaxial wall. The adapter is designed to be fitted over a hood stop and to receive the end of a telescoping hood prop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Lisle Corporation
    Inventors: Scotty R. Kurtz, Al R. Rohrbach
  • Patent number: 7338025
    Abstract: A method for stabilizing a roof-resting vehicle includes the steps of leaning one or more buttress stands against a rear fender area of the vehicle, passing a chain under a rear end of the vehicle from one of the buttress stands to another, tightening the slack from the chain by pulling chain-grab end fittings towards the fenders at the vehicle undercarriage, using a ratchet strap, restraining the chain from sliding off the rear end of the vehicle by attaching a ratchet strap to the chain near a trunk lid of the vehicle, and passing the chain up to the vehicle undercarriage in front of a wheel assembly of the vehicle, attaching a ratchet strap at a base of the one or more buttress stands and tightening, and placing wedges in front of the opposite end of the vehicle, such that the vehicle is stabilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Res-Q-Jack, Inc.
    Inventor: Cris E. Pasto
  • Publication number: 20080023611
    Abstract: An adjustable kickstand, such as a motorcycle kickstand, includes a generally-tubular outer member defining a longitudinal bore by which a second member slides into. The first member or outer member maintains a set bolt by which to slide into pre-set bores within the inner member to adjust the height or angle of the motorcycle. The support member further includes a tension spring urging the members to a retracted position relative to the motorcycle and at least one gravity-responsive locking element carried within respective members. By pushing both members the attitude of the two members moves between an operative orientation and a stowage orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventors: Doug Ray, James Major
  • Patent number: 7296776
    Abstract: A method for stabilizing a roof-resting vehicle includes the steps of leaning one or more buttress stands against a rear fender area of the vehicle, passing a chain under a rear end of the vehicle from one of the buttress stands to another, tightening the slack from the chain by pulling chain-grab end fittings towards the fenders at the vehicle undercarriage, using a ratchet strap, restraining the chain from sliding off the rear end of the vehicle by attaching a ratchet strap to the chain near a trunk lid of the vehicle, and passing the chain up to the vehicle undercarriage in front of a wheel assembly of the vehicle, attaching a ratchet strap at a base of the one or more buttress stands and tightening, and placing wedges in front of the opposite end of the vehicle, such that the vehicle is stabilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Res-Q-Jack, Inc.
    Inventor: Cris E. Pasto
  • Publication number: 20070252065
    Abstract: A vehicle stabilization device for use in stabilizing a vehicle to enable safe and rapid victim extrication operations by first responder and other personnel. The device includes a base plate for enabling its emplacement on an underlying support surface beneath the vehicle to be stabilized. First and second extender members, each having a base end and a distal end, are hingedly connected to each other at their distal ends. The base ends are rotably mounted to the base plate and are moveable toward each other from an initial spaced position. This reduction of spacing between the base ends acts in conjunction with the hinged attachment between the distal ends to increasingly incline the extender members with respect to the base plate and thereby increasingly elevate the distal ends above the base plate. A vehicle contact and support member is secured to the distal hinged ends, and elevates with the distal ends of the extender members until contact is made with the overlying portion of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventor: William Hickerson
  • Patent number: 7240885
    Abstract: An improved emergency vehicle support kit comprises a cylinder and two pistons attached to form a telescoping device. When assembled, the telescoping device attaches to an improved vehicle support base plate by a swivel support base plate adapter. The support base plate also attaches to swivel support base plate adapter, and this adapter rotates approximately 340 degrees along the upper vehicle support base plate surface. With this swivel support base plate adapter, the operator can manually orient the telescoping device either vertically or at an angle. Knurled connecting collars comprise circular interior lips which prevent each first and second piston from inadvertently falling from the cylinder or the wider piston, as the case may be.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventor: James G. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 7073763
    Abstract: A support rod that is engageable with the bottom surface of an existing scissor jack. The rod includes an adjustable top portion selectively movable between raised and lowered positions. An elongated and portable support rod is removably engageable with the jack. The rod is provided with axially opposed end portions wherein one end portion has a bored surface for contacting the jack and another end portion is supported on the ground surface. The rod further includes a leg portion removably securable to another coupling that includes a compression-type fitting for adjusting a length of the rod. The leg portion further includes a shoe pivotally attached to a lower end portion thereof and for assisting to maintain the rod at a substantially stable position. A second rod should be symmetrically positioned opposite the first rod and against a second scissor jack on the opposite side of the vehicle, for providing necessary support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Trout
  • Patent number: 6978652
    Abstract: Tools are described which may be secured to blocking sockets of a vehicle holding system for use with a vehicle frame straightener. Each of the tools is designed to block and hold the frame of a vehicle during the frame straightening procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Inventor: William J. Meis
  • Patent number: 6820377
    Abstract: A one piece assembly of a small production unit (23) for panels intended for building comprises an upper tray (2) a bottom tray of longer length (1) a collapsible crane (7) situated on the upper tray (2) supporting the crane structure (7) is horizontally mobile with rollers (11) supported on rail (12) positioned on the bottom tray (1) without requiring an external support lying on the ground. The vertical movement of the upper tray (2) is assured by an assembly of screw jacks (4), plates (18), guides (14) and runners (13). The compact assembly (23) of the production unit can be moved from site to site without heavy handling movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Groupe P.A.D.F., Inc.
    Inventor: Didier Fumez
  • Publication number: 20040206877
    Abstract: One eight inch aluminum, one hundred-three sixteenths aluminum rivets, one quarter inch rubber material. Sand Stand holds any ATV (all terrain vehicles) with all four tires off the ground so one can change tires and/or do maintenances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Inventors: Angelo Michael Sessa, Angelo John Sessa