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1. (WO2002002359) NEW AND IMPROVED TRAILER COUPLER

Pub. No.:    WO/2002/002359    International Application No.:    PCT/US2001/021017
Publication Date: Jan 10, 2002 International Filing Date: Jul 3, 2001
IPC: B60D 1/06
B60D 1/28
B62D 53/08
Applicants: HALL, Barry
Inventors: HALL, Barry
Title: NEW AND IMPROVED TRAILER COUPLER
Abstract:
A selectively remotely actuated coupler which comprises a coupler for trailers, automatic locking mechanism to secure said trailer to a towing vehicle ball, a remotely actuated release assembly for unlocking said automatic locking mechanism attached to said trailer and powered by a battery. The coupler (10) comprising an automatic locking means (46) connected to said trailer (12) for locking said trailer to said ball hitch (24) as said trailer (12) is lowered onto said ball hitch (24), a selectively activated unlocking means connected to said trailer for releasing said ball hitch (24) from said trailer (12), and a remote control (58) in communication with said unlocking means (76) for selectively activating said unlocking means. It is further contemplated that said locking mechanism (46) provides a manual release handle (76).