US Patent No: 6,379,101

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Ramp and cargo system

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A simple, inexpensive ramp and cargo system is described that is easily mounted to a standard trailer hitch socket of a vehicle with a rear door or hatch, including a minivan. The ramp can be used to load small sized wheeled vehicles, including occupied wheelchairs, into the interior of the vehicle. The ramp and cargo system is carried outside the vehicle and does not decrease the interior space of the vehicle. The ramp and cargo system can optionally serve as a deck attached to the rear of the vehicle to provide additional cargo space. This external deck can be expanded and partially enclosed with two platform pieces and sidewalls. The ramp and cargo system is inexpensive, light-weight, easy to install and remove, and easy to deploy as a ramp.

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Breaux, Gregory K 32 Shenandoah St., Kenner, LA 70065 1 12

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 25 2009
 
DAVIS INDUSTRIES, LLC (1)
5,649,732 Ramp and ramp support attachable to a trailer hitch receiver 32 1996
 
DOTRONIX, INC. (1)
5,586,702 Vehicle cargo carrier 42 1995
 
SCHOUEST, GINGER (1)
5,938,397 Loading and unloading ramp for pickup trucks trailers and vans 23 1999
 
USA Ramp, Inc (1)
6,076,215 Apparatus and method for attaching a loading ramp to a pickup truck 20 1998
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (12)
4,411,580 Vehicle attached support for wheelchair transport 14 1981
4,438,875 Wheelchair carrier 7 1983
4,697,975 Wheelchair carrier 9 1986
4,906,015 Vehicle mounted utility rack 57 1988
5,033,662 Vehicle-mounted carrier system 32 1990
5,287,579 Loading and bridge ramp for pick-up trucks 34 1992
5,325,558 Wheelchair ramp apparatus 34 1993
5,368,209 Vehicle cargo attachment support 35 1993
5,658,033 Apparatus for extending the load carrying bed area of a truck 54 1995
5,676,292 Remote carrier deck 24 1996
5,853,278 Cargo carrier 22 1997
6,250,874 Cargo ramp 30 2000

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ONE MAN EASY LOADER, INC. (1)
7,574,764 Boat trailer hitch ramp assembly 2 2006
 
PETSTEP INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
6,725,487 Portable ramp and load support assembly 9 2002
 
RAMP4PAWS, LLC (1)
6,928,959 Multi-segmented deployable arched ramp 13 2004
 
TACTICAL & RESCUE GEAR, LTD. (1)
7,244,090 Storage rack for a vehicle 1 2006
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (1)
8,087,559 Wheelchair vehicle ramp 1 2006
 
WOOTEN METAL, INC. (1)
7,249,927 Storage rack for a vehicle 3 2004
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
6,783,315 Pivoting hitch-mounted loading platform for motor vehicles 10 2003
7,156,273 Convertible cargo container system 6 2003
8,777,542 Daneshvar carrier means and methods 0 2005
7,070,220 Truck bed extension/ramp 9 2005
8,292,565 A and R safety ramps 2 2008
7,785,058 Mobile wheelchair carrier 1 2008

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