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Pub. No.:    WO/2009/139946    International Application No.:    PCT/US2009/035154
Publication Date: 19.11.2009 International Filing Date: 25.02.2009
B65G 69/34 (2006.01)
Applicants: RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION [US/US]; 8900 North Arbon Drive Milwaukee, WI 53223 (US)
Inventors: ANDERSEN, Jonathan; (US).
WIEBERDINK, Benjamin; (US).
COTTON, Timothy; (US).
LESSARD, Kurt; (US).
HAHN, Norbert; (US).
DE LANG, Henk; (NL)
Agent: FILICE, Sergio, D.; Hanley, Flight, & Zimmerman, LLC, 150 South Wacker Drive, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606 (US)
Priority Data:
12/119,974 13.05.2008 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A vehicle restraint (10) restrains a vehicle at a loading dock (14) by engaging a rail (28) that is part of the vehicle's support frame, wherein the rail is normally used for adjusting the position of the vehicle's rear wheels. In a preferred embodiment, the restraint includes an adjustable- length arm attachable between the vehicle and the loading dock. The arm includes a retractable or removable pin (40) that engages one of a series of holes (32) in the rail or releasably engages some feature of the loading dock. In some examples, the restraint clamps onto the rail, particularly if the rail has no available open holes for a pin to be inserted. In some cases, the restraint also provides the vehicle with vertical support.
(FR)L'invention porte sur une amarre (10) retenant un véhicule sur un quai de chargement (14) et se fixant à un longeron (28) du châssis du véhicule, normalement utilisé pour ajuster la position des roues arrière. Dans une exécution préférée, l'amarre comporte un bras de longueur réglable se fixant au véhicule et au quai de chargement. Le bras comporte une cheville rétractable ou amovible (40) qui s'engage dans une série de trous (32) pratiqués dans le longeron ou se couplant réversiblement à un élément du quai de chargement. Dans certains exemples, l'amarre pince le longeron, en particulier s'il ne comporte pas de trous traversants pour y engager la cheville. Dans certains cas, l'amarre sert de support vertical au véhicule.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)