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Title: US6616208: Truck bed extension
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Bauer, Cordell Eric; San Clemente, CA 92673

Assignee: None

Published / Filed: 2003-09-09 / 2002-08-20

Application Number: US2002000224194

IPC Code: Advanced: B60P 1/43; B60P 3/40; B62D 33/027;
IPC-7: B62D 25/00;

ECLA Code: B60P1/43E; B60P3/40; B62D33/027A;

U.S. Class: 296/061; 296/057.1; 296/026.11; 414/537;

Field of Search: 296/26.08,26.11,26.1,26.12,26.13,37.6,55,57.1,61 414/537

Priority Number:
2002-08-20  US2002000224194
2001-11-26  US2001000994281
2000-12-12  US2000000736895
1999-02-09  US1999000247651

Abstract:     A truck bed extension that is convertible into a pair of ramps. The truck bed extension is comprised of a left truck bed extension and a right truck bed extension, each truck bed extension comprising a back wall section, a side wall extension section and a ramp lip. The side wall extension, ramp lip and back wall section are hinged together to allow the truck bed extensions to be straightened when detached from the truck bed and used as a dual ramp.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Crockett, Esq., K. DavidCrockett & Crockett ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Dayoan, D. Glenn; Engle, Patricia L.

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Related Applications: Go to Result Set: 3 patent(s) that list this one as related
Application Number Filed Patent Pub. Date  Title
US2001000994281 2001-11-26    2002-08-20  Truck bed extension
US2000000736895 2000-12-12    2001-11-27  Truck bed extension
US1999000247651 1999-02-09    2000-12-12  Truck bed extension


       
Parent Case:     This application is a continuation of U.S. application Ser. No. 09/994,281 filed Nov. 26, 2001, now U.S. Pat. No. 6,435,588 issued Aug. 20, 2002, which is a continuation-in-part of U.S. application Ser. No. 09/736,895 filed Dec. 12, 2000, now U.S. Pat. No. 6,322,125 issued Nov. 27, 2001, which is a continuation-in-part of U.S. application Ser. No. 09/247,651 filed Feb. 9, 1999, now U.S. Pat. No. 6,158,797 issued Dec. 12, 2000.

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I claim:     1. A truck bed extension for use with a truck with a truck bed wherein the truck bed comprises a truck bed floor, left and right truck side walls, a tailgate hinged to the truck bed floor and having means for releasably attaching the tailgate to the side walls, said tailgate capable of being lowered to comprise an essentially flat extension of the truck bed floor, said truck bed extension comprising:
  • a left side wall extension section, a right side wall extension section, and a back wall section, said left side wall extension section and right side wall extension section being rotatably joined by hinges to the back wall section;
  • means for securing a ramp lip to one of said side wall extension sections;
  • means for releasably attaching the truck bed extension to the truck;
  • said left side wall extension section, right side wall extension section, and back wall section having a folded configuration in which the left side wall extension section and right side wall extension section are oriented at approximately right angles to the back wall section, forming a truck bed extension which may rest on the tailgate when the tailgate is lowered; and
  • said left side wall extension section, right side wall extension section, and back wall section having a straight configuration in which the left side wall extension section and right side wall extension section are oriented in approximately straight alignment to the back wall section.


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Patent  Pub.Date  Inventor Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 7pp US4472639  1984-09 Bianchi   Tailgate attachment for extending the cargo space of vehicles
Get PDF - 8pp US4531773  1985-07 Smith   Vehicle tailgate extension assembly
Get PDF - 9pp US4596417  1986-06 Bennett   Combination loading ramp and tailgate closure device
Get PDF - 6pp US4944546  1990-07 Keller   Foldable truck ramp
Get PDF - 16pp US5244335  1993-09 Johns   Telescopic tailgate ramp
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Get PDF - 4pp US6158797  2000-12 Bauer   Truck bed extension
Get PDF - 12pp US6227593  2001-05 De Valcourt   Truck bed extender/ramp
Get PDF - 9pp US6250874  2001-06 Cross   Cargo ramp
Get PDF - 6pp US6322125  2001-11 Bauer  Bauer; Cordell Eric Truck bed extension
Get PDF - 9pp US6435588  2002-08 Bauer   Truck bed extension
       
Foreign References: None

Other Abstract Info: DERABS C2003-669708

Continuity Data:
Application Number Filed Notes

US2002000224194 2002-08-20  is a related to the prior publication
     US20060076794A1 issued 2006-04-13  Truck bed extension

US2005000238074 2005-09-27  is a continuation of
US2004000894768  2004-07-19   (granted)
     US6948755 issued 2005-09-27   Truck bed extension

11238074   is a continuation of
US2004000894768  2004-07-19
     US6948755 issued 2005-09-27   Truck bed extension

US2004000894768 2004-07-19  is a continuation in part of
US2003000658990  2003-09-09   (granted)
     US6764121 issued 2004-07-20   Truck bed extension

US2004000894768   is a continuation in part of
US2003000658990  2003-09-09
     US6764121 issued 2004-07-20   Truck bed extension

US2003000658990 2003-09-09  is a continuation in part of
>US2002000224194<  2002-08-20   (granted)
     US6616208 issued 2003-09-09   Truck bed extension

US2003000658990   is a continuation in part of
>US2002000224194<  2002-08-20
     US6616208 issued 2003-09-09   Truck bed extension

>US2002000224194< 2002-08-20  is a continuation of
US2001000994281  2001-11-26   (granted)
     US6435588 issued 2002-08-20   Truck bed extension

>US2002000224194<   is a continuation of
US2001000994281  2001-11-26
     US6435588 issued 2002-08-20   Truck bed extension

US2001000994281 2001-11-26  is a continuation in part of
US2000000736895  2000-12-12   (granted)
     US6322125 issued 2001-11-27   Truck bed extension

US2001000994281   is a continuation in part of
US2000000736895  2000-12-12
     US6322125 issued 2001-11-27   Truck bed extension

US2000000736895 2000-12-12  is a continuation in part of
US1999000247651  1999-02-09   (granted)
     US6158797 issued 2000-12-12   Truck bed extension

US2000000736895   is a continuation in part of
US1999000247651  1999-02-09
     US6158797 issued 2000-12-12   Truck bed extension


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