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1. WO1996006755 - HINGED RAIL ARTICLE CARRIER

Publication Number WO/1996/006755
Publication Date 07.03.1996
International Application No. PCT/US1995/010514
International Filing Date 18.08.1995
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 25.03.1996
IPC
B60P 7/135 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
PVEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY, OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS
7Securing or covering of load on vehicles
06Securing of load
135Securing or supporting by load bracing means
B60R 9/045 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
9Supplementary fittings on vehicle exterior for carrying loads, e.g. luggage, sports gear or the like
04Carriers associated with vehicle roof
045Carriers being adjustable or transformable, e.g. expansible, collapsible
CPC
B60P 7/135
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
PVEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY, OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS
7Securing or covering of load on vehicles
06Securing of load
135Securing or supporting by load bracing means
B60R 9/045
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
9Supplementary fittings on vehicle exterior for carrying loads, e.g. luggage, sports gear or the like
04Carriers associated with vehicle roof
045Carriers being adjustable or transformable, e.g. expansible, collapsible
Applicants
  • ADVANCED ACCESSORY SYSTEMS LLC [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • LEE, James, A., Jr.
  • WICKHAM, Douglas, L.
  • EILERS, Gregory, L.
  • BATTERSON, William, D.
  • STAPLETON, Craig, A.
Agents
  • COPPOLA, Joseph, V., Sr.
Priority Data
299,20831.08.1994US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) HINGED RAIL ARTICLE CARRIER
(FR) PORTE-BAGAGES ARTICULE SUR RAILS
Abstract
(EN)
An article carrier (10) includes spaced longitudinal rails (18, 20), at least one of the rails having an upper arm (30, 32) coupled by a hinge (39) to a lower arm (34). A crossbar (22) having an end portion (24) adapted to be entrained between the upper (30, 32) and lower arm (34) portions includes a conformingly shaped mating surface (44) to one of the members of the longitudinal rail (34). Preferably, both ends (24) of each cross bar (22) include conforming surfaces (44) that mate with corresponding configurations on the rail to fixedly position the crossbar (22) along the longitudinal rail (34). The position of the crossbar (22) is easily adjusted by opening the upper member (30, 32) of the longitudinal rail (34) by displacement about the hinge (38), and the hinge axis may be transversely, longitudinally or vertically aligned as desired. Preferably, two upper arms (30, 32) are provided on a longitudinal rail (34), hinged at opposite ends (24) of the longitudinal rails (34), and include overlapping portions retained by a single latch mechanism. In addition, the crossbar (22) preferably includes a retainer that engages a lip in the lower arm (34) of the rail so that the lower arm resists lifting of the crossbar (22) from the rail.
(FR)
Un porte-bagages (10) comporte des rails longitudinaux (18, 20) espacés, dont au moins un présente un bras supérieur (30, 32) accouplé par une charnière (39) à un bras inférieur (34). Une barre transversale (22) dont une partie terminale (24) est conçue pour être entraînée entre les bras supérieur (30, 32) et inférieur (34) présente une surface (44) épousant la forme d'un des éléments du rail longitudinal (34). De préférence, les deux extrémités (24) de chaque barre transversale (22) présentent des surfaces (44) épousant la forme de structures correspondantes sur le rail, ce qui permet de positionner de manière fixe la barre transversale (22) le long du rail longitudinal (34). On peut régler facilement la position de la barre transversale (22) en ouvrant l'élément supérieur (30, 32) du rail longitudinal (34) et en le déplaçant sur la charnière (38), l'axe de la charnière pouvant être aligné transversalement, longitudinalement ou verticalement comme requis. De préférence, deux bras supérieurs (30, 32) sont prévus sur un rail longitudinal (34), montés sur charnière au niveau d'extrémités opposées (24) des rails longitudinaux (34), et présentent des parties chevauchantes retenues par un seul mécanisme de verrouillage. De plus, la barre transversale comporte de préférence un élément de retenue qui s'accouple à une lèvre dans le bras inférieur (34) du rail de sorte que ce dernier résiste au levage de la barre transversale (22) par rapport au rail.
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