Ramp and cargo system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6379101
SERIAL NO

09617051

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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 Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Breaux, Gregory K 32 Shenandoah St., Kenner, LA 70065 1 13

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (12)
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AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 75 2009
 
DOTRONIX, INC. (1)
5586702 Vehicle cargo carrier 51 1995
 
USA Ramp, Inc (1)
* 6076215 Apparatus and method for attaching a loading ramp to a pickup truck 26 1998
 
SCHOUEST, GINGER (1)
5938397 Loading and unloading ramp for pickup trucks trailers and vans 26 1999
 
DAVIS INDUSTRIES, LLC (1)
* 5649732 Ramp and ramp support attachable to a trailer hitch receiver 34 1996
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (9)
* 6783315 Pivoting hitch-mounted loading platform for motor vehicles 15 2003
7156273 Convertible cargo container system 13 2003
* 2005/0263,555 Cargo carrier 4 2004
* 8777542 Daneshvar carrier means and methods 1 2005
* 2005/0214,091 Daneshvar carrier means and methods 2 2005
* 7070220 Truck bed extension/ramp 12 2005
8292565 A and R safety ramps 4 2008
* 7785058 Mobile wheelchair carrier 4 2008
* 9545884 RV tank storage rack 0 2015
 
ONE MAN EASY LOADER, INC. (1)
7574764 Boat trailer hitch ramp assembly 3 2006
 
PETSTEP INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
* 6725487 Portable ramp and load support assembly 10 2002
* 2006/0150,346 Portable ramp and loa support assembly 5 2002
 
RAMP4PAWS, LLC (1)
6928959 Multi-segmented deployable arched ramp 18 2004
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (2)
* 8087559 Wheelchair vehicle ramp 2 2006
* 2007/0241,153 Wheelchair Vehicle Ramp 1 2006
 
Wooten Metal, Inc. (2)
* 7249927 Storage rack for a vehicle 4 2004
* 2005/0095,103 Storage rack for a vehicle 1 2004
 
TACTICAL & RESCUE GEAR, LTD. (1)
7244090 Storage rack for a vehicle 1 2006
* Cited By Examiner