Abstract: A frameless dump trailer is provided. The frameless dump trailer includes a forward body portion and a rear body portion. Each body portion is formed from two or more panels joined together with butt-joint welds. The forward portion is first formed by welding planar sections together. After the body portion is formed from the plurality of planar panels, the larger planar portion is rolled in a rolling system to define the arcuate shape of trailer body. Then, the forward and rear body portions are welding together with a transversely extending butt-weld.
Abstract: An in-vehicle multimedia device includes: an antenna module which has an antenna body arranged on the outer side surface of the roof of a vehicle, a first circuit substrate coupled to the antenna body, a connector part provided with through-holes therein formed to project downward from the lower surface of the antenna body, and first connection pins accommodated in the respective through-holes of the connector part and electrically connected with the first circuit substrate, a tuner part module which has a tuner part body arranged on the inner side surface of the roof of the vehicle, a second circuit substrate coupled to the tuner part body, and second connection pins provided in a coupling groove such that the connector part is inserted and coupled; and a coupling member that couples the antenna module and the tuner part module to each other.
Abstract: A closeout member is provided which may be disposed within an opening partially defined by a corner member and a rail edge of a side panel adjacent to a tailgate and tail lamp of a pickup truck box. The closeout member may include an outboard side secured to the corner member and shaped to substantially match a curvature of the corner member and a forward side secured at the rail edge such that the closeout member reinforces the curvature of the corner member. The closeout member may also include an inboard edge and an extension member extending at a substantially ninety degree angle downwardly from the inboard edge and may be at least partially secured to the corner member. The side panel and closeout member may be five or six thousand series aluminum.
June 27, 2014
Date of Patent:
October 20, 2015
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Jack Marchlewski, John Comiez, Mark Joseph Courtright, Vincent Chimento
Abstract: A stowable wagon includes a collapsible frame having a plurality of wheels operably connected to the frame, a handle operably connected to the frame, a case operably connected to the frame such that the frame and wheels in a first mode of operation support the case in a manner to permit articles to be carried within the case and a second mode of operation wherein the frame and wheels are contained within the case for storage thereof.
Abstract: A collapsible top (13) fits over a child's pull wagon (10), may be taken apart easily, and flatly packaged for store display or mail order shipment. It has a light weight, flexible frame (15) universally adjustable to fit the various sizes of wagon beds (12). In principle, however, the top may be scaled up as a tent for adults, or as a canopy for outdoor recreation. The top includes a cover material (14) stretched between a pair of spaced hoop members (16). They are bowed into an arch above their lower ends which are fitted into mounting brackets (20) secured to the corners of the wagon. A spreader rod (22) forces apart the arched portions of the hoop members sufficiently at the top to develop an overhang beyond the ends of the wagon, thereby allowing the lower legs adjustment to any wagon size, and creating internal mutual stresses between the frame and the cover in a modular, unitary structure strengthened thereby enough to avoid having to use intermediate ribs or other support parts.
Abstract: A new wagon liner for mounting to a child's wagon. The inventive device includes a bottom panel with a perimeter side wall extending from the upper surface of the bottom panel around the outer perimeter of the bottom panel. A lip outwardly extends from the terminal edge of the perimeter side wall and which is adapted to hold a portion of a wall of a wagon between the lip and the perimeter side wall.
Abstract: A wagon top conversion assembly includes a framework for extending over and mounting to the opposite sides of a child's wagon, a plurality of mounting brackets attachable to the opposite sides of the wagon for mounting the framework thereto, a flexible cover being mountable over the framework to extend downwardly therefrom with separable side portions and an end portion for attachment to the sides and end of the wagon and capable of being individually placed in rolled-up conditions to open the sides and end of the wagon, and fastening ties attached on the flexible cover for fastening the cover to the sides and end of the wagon and for retaining selected ones of the side portions and end portion of the cover in the rolled-up condition.
Abstract: A convertible toy truck/wagon includes a chassis and wheel assembly, a truck bed and a handle member pivotally mounted on the chassis and wheel assembly. The chassis and wheel assembly includes a main chassis member, a truck cab on the chassis member and a plurality of wheels for movably supporting the chassis and wheel assembly on a supporting surface. The truck bed is pivotable on the chassis member between a first substantially horizontal position and a second upwardly pivoted position, and the handle member is pivotable between an inoperative first position in which it extends rearwardly from the cab along the chassis member and an operative second position in which it extends forwardly and upwardly from the truck cab.
Abstract: A towable wheeled vehicle or grain cart for transporting a loose cargo, such as grain, includes a perforated panel in the front and rear walls thereof for observing the status of fill of the cargo and to permit visibility to the rear thereof when the vehicle or grain cart is in transit or is being positioned.
Abstract: The disclosure is directed to an improved horse drawn carriage providing several safety and performance features. A transverse shaft tip to shaft tip deflector is fittable over wooden shafts to prevent snagging objects such as trees and fence posts between horse and harness. Wheel deflectors, wheel guards, a low position passenger seat, and a removable rear platform assembly for standing passengers are disclosed.
Abstract: A wagon is provided with a superstructure removably attachable to the bed and which includes a pair of sidewall assemblies each having a sidewall to which is pivotally attached a roof member. Power devices on each sidewall are actuated to displace the roof members between an abutting closed position overlying the wagon bed, and an open position fully above the sidewalls and laterally outside the area above the bed. Alignment and latching devices on each roof member are automatically cable controlled during the actuation of the roof members. The opening limits of the roof members is regulated by hinge plates which provide abutments against the sidewalls. An end of the wagon is closable by a pair of removable doors and when the roof members are open, the added elevated cargo space therebetween may be closed at the end of the wagon by a removable end gate removably attached to and spanning the two opened roof members.
Abstract: An all purpose dolly which includes a dolly frame characterized by parallel horizontal frame members which extend downwardly and inwardly to define drop frame segments for supporting firewood, and vertical frame members upward-standing from the horizontal frame members and connected at the top to facilitate stacking the firewood upwardly on the dolly frame. A removable frame cover is seated on the vertical frame members and the dolly frame is fitted with a pivoting front axle and a fixed rear axle, with front and rear wheels mounted on the front and rear axles, respectively. A tongue extends from vertically pivotal attachment to the front axle for removably attaching the all purpose dolly to a tractor or other vehicle. A conversion panel is fitted with spaced guide rails for selectively and removably engaging the horizontal frame members and converting the all purpose dolly to a gardening and lawn dolly or the like.
Abstract: A sleigh for travel over a snow covered surface adapted to be disassembled or knocked down into a storage or transport position, from an operating position, is shown. Runners of the sleigh are pivotally connected to a floorboard along side edges thereof. The runners are locked into an operating position and may be unlocked to fold against a bottom surface of the floorboard in a stored position. An upper body including a seat is formed of multiple planar pieces which are dependently interlocked with each other for assembly and later disassembly. Means are provided for interlocking the runners to a hitching assembly to which a horse is conventionally harnessed.
Abstract: An improved platform for a farm wagon, this platform having a deck composed of two sets of frame members, one mounted transversely and loosely on top of the other, and a plurality of deck panels loosely mounted on top of the top frame members. Sidewalls retain the deck panels in place so that the deck is flexible. A wagon incorporating this improved platform is also disclosed.
Abstract: A main frame for a vehicle constructed from a minimum number of parts is disclosed herein. The frame includes a pair of spaced elongated rectangular flat plates that have opposite edges and opposite ends interconnected by reinforcing plates and have aligned openings intermediate opposite ends thereof. Further reinforcing plates are located between the elongated flat plates and surround each of the openings and the various plates are arranged so that localized stress concentration areas are substantially eliminated.