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280 - Land vehicles

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
280166000 Shiftable 55
280164100 Combined devices 9
280169000 Treads 4
20110181012VEHICLE SIDE STEP - A step assembly for a vehicle comprising an elongated main body having a substantially straight portion and two end portions; a generally U-shaped step bar having a substantially straight portion parallel to the main body and two bent portions, the bent portions welded to the main body and a step surface having a plurality of apertures that is affixed to the step bar to provide traction to the user. The main body is preferably welded to at least one support bracket. The installation of the step assembly is a two step process that comprises engageably attaching at least one mounting bracket to a vehicle and then engageably attaching the support bracket, which is preferably welded to the main body, to the mounting bracket.07-28-2011
20110266766VEHICLE PEDAL - A vehicle pedal includes a main pedal and a cover. The main pedal has a supporting surface, a groove formed in the supporting surface, plural positioning bases located in the groove, and a through hole bored in each of the positioning bases. The cover has a grooved rail for being assembled in the groove. Plural screws have their heads confined in the grooved rail and their shanks extended out of the grooved rail into the through holes of the main pedal. A washer and a nut are mounted around each of the shanks. So with the heads of the screws restrained in the grooved rail and with the shanks of the screws inserted in the through holes, not only can the cover be quickly fixed on the main pedal, but also the screws can be hidden in the cover to achieve an aesthetic integral appearance.11-03-2011
20090295117ANTI-SLIP DEVICE FOR HEAVY CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT - In an anti-slip device for heavy construction equipment equipped with a plurality of ventilation holes and installed in one side of an equipment body, an anti-slip device for heavy construction equipment comprises a slip prevention plate which includes a support groove curved with a certain interval and disposed closer to the ventilation holes, and a fixing hole which passes through the support groove; and an anti-vibration stopper which includes a head part mounted on an upper side of the fixing hole, and a support part which supports a lower side of the fixing hole, and contacts with the upper surface of the equipment body and the support part, respectively. The anti-slip device for heavy construction equipment can reliably maintain an interval between a slip prevention plate and an equipment body with the help of an anti-vibration stopper for thereby effectively absorbing the weights and vibrations applied to a slip prevention plate.12-03-2009
20110309595VEHICLE PEDAL - A vehicle pedal includes a main plastic pedal, a decoration, at least an adhesive sheet and an anti-slipping rubber plate, and a rack. The main plastic pedal has at least a pedal portion having plural small recesses respectively bored with a through hole. The decoration also has plural small recesses respectively bored with a through hole, and plural projections formed in the bottom to correspond to the small concaves. Plural positioning blocks are fitted in the through holes of the decoration. The adhesive sheet is glued between the pedaling portion of the decoration and the anti-slipping rubber plate, having plural through holes, with two sides coated with a glue layer. The anti-slipping rubber plate has plural positioning bars inserted through the through holes of the adhesive sheet to be restricted by the positioning blocks.12-22-2011
280165000 Wheel or axle attached 1
20100019468APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACCESSING THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT OF A VEHICLE - An apparatus, system and method system are disclosed for supporting a user to facilitate accessing components in an elevated engine compartment. An apparatus for supporting a user to facilitate accessing components in an engine compartment has a platform for supporting a user and for resting on a tire. The apparatus also has a downward protrusion extending downward from the platform and having one or more steps.01-28-2010
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20080258421ROLL FORMED STEP RAIL FOR A VEHICLE - A roll formed step rail for a vehicle comprises an elongated rail body including a continuous rail wall of substantially uniform thickness. The rail wall describes a continuous cross-sectional profile between two elongated free edges, the cross-sectional profile of the rail being substantially uniform along the length of the rail body. The cross-sectional profile of the rail body includes a relatively flat top portion disposed between a substantially semi-circular front curved portion and a substantially quarter-circular rear curved portion. A rear mounting lip extends forward from the rear curved portion to one of the elongated free edges. A front mounting lip extends upward and then rearwards from the front curved portion to another of the elongated free edges. The elongated free edges are generally in line with one another, but spaced apart to define a longitudinal channel therebetween having a predetermined width. The rail body is formed from a sheet of material by a process of roll forming.10-23-2008
20090322051VEHICLE WITH A RUNNING BOARD - A vehicle with a running board (12-31-2009
20120098230Overmolded Magnesium - A method of manufacturing an assembly, including a structural member and an appearance feature formed therealong, is provided utilizing first and second molds. The method includes the steps of: injecting magnesium into the first mold to form the structural member; removing the structural member from the first mold; placing the structural member in the second mold; and injecting thermoplastic material into the second mold to overmold the appearance feature along a portion of the structural member.04-26-2012
20090121449Overmolded magnesium - A method of manufacturing an assembly, including a structural member and an appearance feature formed therealong, is provided utilizing first and second molds. The method includes the steps of: injecting magnesium into the first mold to form the structural member; removing the structural member from the first mold; placing the structural member in the second mold; and injecting thermoplastic material into the second mold to overmold the appearance feature along a portion of the structural member.05-14-2009
20100102528ADJUSTABLE STEP ARRANGEMENT FOR A VEHICLE - An adjustable step arrangement for a vehicle to assist a user to get into and out of the vehicle. The arrangement includes a U-shaped, tube member supported on a guide system. The tube member has two leg portions with a step section extending between them. The leg portions of the tube members have slots in their undersides that slidably receive vertical guide plates attached to the vehicle. The plates have guide channels in them and the leg portions of the tube member are secured to the guide plates by bolts passing through the channels wherein the adjustable step arrangement can be selectively moved either manually or by a powered assembly between its raised and lowered positions. The step arrangement is accessible to the user for assistance getting into and out of the vehicle in both its raised and lowered positions.04-29-2010
20080303238Apparatus for assisting entry into high road clearance vehicles - An apparatus for assisting entry into high road clearance vehicles having a generally cylindrical side bar adapted for attachment to a vehicle chassis, one or more U-shaped cylindrical bars attached to and suspended from said bar comprised of two end portions and a center bar. The U-shaped bars may be of tubular construction and have a flat surface and are preferably angled from the side bar at an angle of approximately 45 degrees and each U-shaped bar has end portions that meet the center bar at an angle of approximately 0 to 45 degrees. The side bar may be attached to any of a variety of chassis designs and may have a plurality of steps at the doors and at or near the back of the vehicle.12-11-2008
20090127814UNIVERSAL FENDER STEP - A universal fender step for a boat trailer and the like includes a channel of trapezoidal-shaped cross-section. Longitudinally extending gutters at each of the four corners of the trapezoid shape extend the length of the channel. A slip resistant surface is provided on the top face. The channel is formed as a long beam and then cut to a length needed for a particular step. An end plate is attached to an open end of the channel with four push-pins, screws or other type fasteners which each engage a respective end of one of the gutters. A pair of mounting holes is each positioned in each side wall juxtaposed from each other. These mounting holes accommodate bolts for attaching a side wall to a trailer fender. An elongate hole in the channel's top face permits the positioning of a further mounting bolt with a trailer side rail. A lamp may be mounted to one side wall with the wiring harness extending in a longitudinal gutter and held therein by clips.05-21-2009
20120228848Moveable step for assisting entry into vehicles - A side bar and steps attached to the side bar attached to a vehicle or to the side of the vehicle by welds, brazing, or bolting to brackets welded to the side bar or vehicle. A step is constructed by attaching a curved or flat member to the top of an L-shaped support bar that is in turn connected to the side bar or vehicle. The steps are movably affixed to a tab that is welded to the side bar or vehicle. The L-shaped supports have a plurality of engagement points so that the step can be adjusted upward and downward using the different attachment points. In this manner steps can be moved for different users depending on the height of the vehicle or user preference. The L-shaped support bars may be flared outward and provided with a plate for mounting the step thereon.09-13-2012
20090072507Vehicle side step - A step assembly for a vehicle comprising an elongated main body having a substantially straight portion and two end portions; a generally U-shaped step bar having a substantially straight portion parallel to the main body and two bent portions, the bent portions welded to the main body and a step surface having a plurality of apertures that is affixed to the step bar to provide traction to the user. The main body is preferably welded to at least one support bracket. The installation of the step assembly is a two step process that comprises engagably attaching at least one mounting bracket to a vehicle and then engagably attaching the support bracket, which is preferably welded to the main body, to the mounting bracket.03-19-2009
20090001682Passenger Step Mounting Structure for Vehicle - Front underrun protector brackets 01-01-2009
20100244397SIDE FOOT BOARD FOR A VEHICLE - A side foot board for a vehicle includes a plastic foot board formed thereon with a holding surface provided with at least one stepping member with plural grooves, and the plastic foot board has its underside disposed with a recessed surface. A decorative board mounted on the holding surface of the plastic foot board is provided with a stepping member at a location matching with the stepping member of the plastic foot board, the stepping member has plural grooves, and the decorative board further has its underside formed with projections at locations corresponding with the grooves of the stepping member of its own and fitting with the grooves of the stepping member of the plastic foot board. A rubber anti-skid board is fixed on the stepping member of the decorative board, and a support frame is secured on the recessed surface at the underside of the plastic foot board.09-30-2010
20100320713Truckbed access apparatus - A truckbed access apparatus consisting of a first hollow support component, a second hollow support component affixable over and about the first support component with a step plate affixed thereto, a first holding pin for holding the first support component to a truck reese hitch unit, a second holding pin for holding the second hollow support component to the first one, a vertically inclined support rod affixed through a hole in the step plate to one side thereof and also to the second hollow support component and with a brace component held to the support rod and also to a threaded hook unit in turn hooked into a hole found in a truck reese hitch unit.12-23-2010
20110079981Running Board Attachment - A running board attachment. The running board attachment forms a barrier to restrict the passage of objects through the area between a vehicle body and a running board mounted distantly from the vehicle body.04-07-2011
20100019467STEP SYSTEM FOR TRAILER ASSEMBLY - A boat trailer system includes a step that is cantilevered from a rearwardly-extending truss of the trailer's framework.01-28-2010
20120205888MOTORCYCLE PIVOTABLE PASSENGER PEG ASSEMBLY - A pivotable passenger peg assembly that is mountable to a motorcycle includes an elongate arm with a cylindrical opening. The elongate arm is pivotally mounted on a first cylindrical member that is mountable to a motorcycle. The first cylindrical member is configured with a stepped outer cylindrical surface that cooperates with a detent formed within the cylindrical opening of the arm to limit the pivotal range of the arm. The first cylindrical member may be incorporated into a motorcycle mount or may be adapted to attach to a motorcycle mount.08-16-2012
20120104719Robust Rocker Guard with Automatic Step - Rocker guards with automatic step are disclosed that provide robust protection from damage due to rock obstacles to rocker panels and also provide an automatic step to facilitate easy entry and exit from a lifted vehicle. Some embodiments of a rocker guard with automatic step for a vehicle (rocker) can include a body formed to protect rocker panels of a vehicle without damaging the rocker or a step located within the body when the step is in a retracted position, mounts attached to the body for attaching to a vehicle, and an actuator coupled to the step and the body, the actuator being configured to automatically lower the step out of the body to an extended position and retract the step to the retracted position.05-03-2012
20120104718TUBULAR SIDE BAR AND MOUNTING SYSTEM - A tubular side bar and mounting system may have a plurality of separate components that allow the tubular side bar to be mounted to a truck or other vehicle by one person. The system may include one or more mounting brackets that can be mounted to the truck before mounting a tubular side bar. After the mounting brackets are secured to the truck, the tubular side bar is then mounted to the mounting brackets. In this manner, a single person may install the tubular side bar to the truck. To attach the mounting bracket to the tubular side bar, the mounting bracket may be clamped along any point of an elongate channel formed in the tubular side bar to account for trucks with different mounting places. One configuration of the running board can be mounted to different trucks having different mounting places configuration.05-03-2012
20120299266STEP FOR VEHICLE HITCH - A step platform for a trailer hitch has a bottom surface that is configured to engage and be supported by a trailer hitch. The step platform includes an upper surface that is substantially planar from one side to the other. The step platform has a ball mount opening located adjacent to the outer edge for facilitating attachment of a ball mount to the trailer hitch. A mount orifice is formed in the step platform for receipt of a portion of the trailer hitch to provide stability to the step.11-29-2012
20120091682Modular running board - A modular running board adaptable for use with various types of vehicles having different wheel bases. In a first embodiment, the running board includes a first long board and a second long board connectable to a pick-up truck having crew cab or quad cab with four full doors. In another embodiment, the first long board is connected to a short board, and both the long board and short board are connected to a pick-up truck having an extended cab, with two full doors and two half-doors. In either of the first two embodiments, a coupling piece is used for connecting the first long board to the second long board, or the first long board to the short board. In yet another embodiment, only the first long board is connected to a vehicle, such as a pickup truck having a regular cab with two full doors only.04-19-2012
20080252034RUNNING BOARD BRACKET - The invention provides a running board bracket which includes an elongate arm formation which has a first end section which extends vertically and which is movingly engagable with a motor vehicle, an opposing second end section which extends horizontally and which is engagable with a running board and an angled formation between the first and second sections which has an attachment means which is engagable with the motor vehicle. Also provided is a method for attaching a running board to a motor vehicle by way of a running board bracket of the aforementioned kind which includes the steps of movingly engaging the first section with the motor vehicle, movingly engaging the attachment means with the motor vehicle, and engaging the running board with the second section.10-16-2008
20080231013STEP DEVICE FOR ASSISTING ENTRY INTO VEHICLES - The invention includes a step device for assisting entry into and/or exit from a vehicle such as, for example, high road clearance truck. The step device comprises a generally “W” shaped bar which is separable into said two generally “U” shaped elements for easier packaging, shipping and manipulation of the device. Each of the “U” shaped elements include a cross-bar fixedly attached between, and spanning across, an interior of the generally “U” shaped element. The cross-bars are configured for separately mounting to the vehicle such that the generally “U” shaped elements are independently supported and the generally “U” shaped elements may be adjustable to multiple angles with respect to said vehicle.09-25-2008
20080224438Step apparatus for vehicle - A step apparatus for a vehicle includes an electric driving source, a first transmitting device, a second transmitting device and a releasing device. The first transmitting device transmits driving force from the electric driving source to a door so as to open and close the door. The second transmitting device transmits the driving force from the electric driving source to a step member via the first transmitting device so as to move the step member. The releasing device releases a connection between the step member and the second transmitting device.09-18-2008
20130127134ROCKER MOLDING ATTACHMENT SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED RUNNNG BOARDS - A mounting system used for connecting an automated running board (ARB) assembly to a vehicle. The mounting system includes a rocker stay, at least one rocker attach bracket connected to the rocker stay, and a bridge bracket. The bridge bracket is connected to an automated running board assembly, and the rocker stay is connected to the bridge bracket. The rocker stay is attached to a rocker molding of the vehicle, and the bridge bracket is attached to an outer door sill of the vehicle and the automated running board assembly, securing the mounting system to the vehicle, and the automated running board assembly to the vehicle.05-23-2013
20130154229BUMPER STEP FOR HEAVY-DUTY TRUCK - A bumper step for a heavy-duty truck includes a main bracket that is provided on a front lower portion of a vehicle. The lower end of a first step is hinged to the main bracket such that the first step is rotatable and deployable downwards, and the first step is fixed in a deployed position. A second step is provided behind the first step. The upper end of the second step is hinged to the main bracket such that the second step is rotatable and deployable upwards. The second step is fixed in position above the first step.06-20-2013
20130193666RETRACTABLE STAIRS FOR A TRUCK OR TRAILER - A retractable stair assembly for a vehicle includes a track assembly mounted on a vehicle frame beneath a workbed, a step assembly, and first and second pivot assemblies that engage the track and step assemblies together. The step assembly moves between a storage position where it is disposed between tracks of the track assembly, and an operational position where it extends outwardly from the tracks, through an aperture in the vehicle's wall panel, and angles downwardly toward the ground. A foldable handrail on the step assembly moves between a collapsed position and an extended position. The handrail is in the extended position when the step assembly is operational and folds to the collapsed position when the step assembly is stored. A door is engaged with the track assembly and covers the aperture when the step assembly is stored. A flange extends from the door and supports a license plate thereon.08-01-2013
20120068432DUMP TRUCK - A step arrangement of a dump truck includes a third step that leads down in an up-and-down direction of a vehicle body while being gradually directed forward, and a second step that is provided to a lower end of the third step and leads down in the up-and-down direction while being gradually directed from an outer side toward an inner side of the vehicle body. The height of an outer lower portion of the second step is higher than the height of an inner lower portion thereof.03-22-2012

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