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JAC Products, Inc. Patents
Assignee:
JAC Products, Inc.
Address:
Ann Arbor, MI
No. of patents:
77
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D417186 Vehicle article carrier bracket November 30, 1999
D401548 Vehicle article carrier bracket November 24, 1998
D396029 Support member for a vehicle article carrier July 14, 1998
D394240 Pair of ski racks May 12, 1998
D359943 Luggage rack July 4, 1995
8276794 Vehicle article carrier having releasable and stowable cross bars October 2, 2012
A vehicle article carrier system that may have a pair of support rails and at least one cross bar. The cross bar may have an end support at each opposing end thereof. Each of the support rails may include an elongated recess extending parallel to a longitudinal axis thereof, where the
8251267 Vehicle article carrier having single sided releasable and stowable cross bars August 28, 2012
A vehicle article carrier adapted to be mounted to an outer body surface of a motor vehicle. The carrier has a pair of cross bars that can each be stowed on corresponding pairs of support elements when the cross are not needed for use without the need to completely detach either of the c
8235264 System and method for vehicle article carrier having stowable cross bars August 7, 2012
A vehicle article carrier system is adapted to be secured to an outer body surface of a vehicle. The system may include a pair of support rails secured to the outer body surface and at least one cross bar. The cross bar may have end supports that are able to pivot. The end supports may b
8096454 System and method for vehicle article carrier having stowable cross bars January 17, 2012
A vehicle article carrier system adapted to be secured to an outer body surface of a vehicle. The system includes a pair of support rails secured to the outer body surface and at least one cross bar. The cross bar has end supports that are able to pivot. The end supports may be secured t
8028875 Vehicle article carrier having swing in place cross bars October 4, 2011
A vehicle article carrier system having a pair of swingable cross bars. The cross bars can be placed in a first configuration in which they extend perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the vehicle. They can easily be released and re-secured in a different configuration wherein they
8016528 Bed divider apparatus and method for use in a pickup truck bed September 13, 2011
A bed divider apparatus for use in a bed of a pickup truck. The divider apparatus includes a frame that supports first and second parallel disposed divider members each in the shape of a panel. The divider members are secured to one another so that one of the divider members is slida
8016171 Vehicle article carrier having single sided release cross bar September 13, 2011
A vehicle article carrier system incorporating at least one single sided release cross bar assembly. The cross bar assembly includes first and second end support assemblies. Detachment or adjustable positioning of the cross bar assembly is made by a user engaging a locking element in a
7926685 Single side release vehicle article carrier system and method April 19, 2011
A vehicle article carrier system having at least one single side releasable cross bar. The cross bar includes end support assemblies at opposite ends thereof. Each end support assembly includes a pivotally mounted locking member which can be locked and unlocked relative to an associa
7878743 Vehicle article carrier having cooperative tie-down and load bar assemblies February 1, 2011
A vehicle article carrier system employing a pair of support rails adapted to be secured to the sidewalls of a bed of a pick-up truck. Attached to the sidewalls are a pair of tie-down assemblies that can be fixedly secured at various points along each of the support rails. A load bar
7815405 Tie-down cleat and method for a vehicle article carrier October 19, 2010
A vehicle article carrier system employing a pair of support rails adapted to be secured to the sidewalls of a bed of a pick-up truck. Attached to the sidewalls are a pair of tie-down assemblies that can be fixedly secured at various points along each of the support rails. A load bar
7806306 Vehicle article carrier having single side release mechanism October 5, 2010
A system and method for forming a vehicle article carrier having a single side release crossbar assembly. The crossbar assembly includes a trigger style, horizontally arranged actuating lever that simultaneously locks and unlocks a pair of locking pins at opposite ends of the crossbar
7802707 Vehicle article carrier apparatus having single sided release and method therefor September 28, 2010
A vehicle article carrier apparatus and method incorporating a single side releasable crossbar assembly. In one embodiment the crossbar assembly includes a pair of end supports that each includes an actuating member. In one embodiment the actuating member is formed by a pivotally mounted
7448523 Vehicle article carrier having stowable cross bars November 11, 2008
A vehicle article carrier having a pair of cross bars that can be positioned in a stowed, position, resting on or adjacent to a corresponding pair of siderails, or moved into an operative position with the cross bars extending perpendicularly between the siderails. The cross bars are
7090103 Vehicle article carrier having stowable cross bars August 15, 2006
A vehicle article carrier having a pair of cross bars that can be positioned in a stowed, position, resting on or adjacent to a corresponding pair of siderails, or moved into an operative position with the cross bars extending perpendicularly between the siderails. The cross bars are
7066364 Vehicle article carrier having stowable cross bars June 27, 2006
A vehicle article carrier having a pair of cross bars that can be positioned in a stowed, position, resting on or adjacent to a corresponding pair of side rails, or moved into an operative position with the cross bars extending perpendicularly between the side rails. When the cross b
7044345 Single sided releaseable article carrier using leaf spring May 16, 2006
A vehicle article carrier incorporating a single sided releasable cross bar. The cross bar has an end support secured at each outermost end thereof. Each end support lockably engages with an associated side rail. Each end support includes an actuating member which cammingly urges a l
7017788 Adapter bracket for securing a support foot of a article carrier support rail to an outer surfac March 28, 2006
An adapter bracket for use with a vehicle article carrier side rail to allow the side rail to be secured to channels formed in an outer body surface of the vehicle. The adapter bracket includes a channel coupling portion adapted to be secured to a bottom wall of the channel. An inter
6959845 Vehicle article carrier having stowable cross bars November 1, 2005
A vehicle article carrier having a pair of cross bars that can be positioned in a stowed, position, resting on or adjacent to a corresponding pair of siderails, or moved into an operative position with the cross bars extending perpendicularly between the siderails. When the cross bar
6959844 Vehicle article carrier and bracket assembly November 1, 2005
A vehicle article carrier apparatus adapted to be disposed on an outer body surface of a vehicle for supporting articles. The apparatus includes support rails secured to the outer body, a cross bar spanning the support rails, and bracket assemblies secured to the cross bar. The bracket
6866175 Bicycle carrier adapted to be used on a vertically orientated vehicle article carrier March 15, 2005
A bicycle carrier adapted to be secured to an article carrier portion of an existing vehicle article carrier so as to carry the bicycle supported thereon in a vertical orientation over a liftgate of a vehicle, and normal to an outer surface of the liftgate. The bicycle carrier includes a
6811066 Vehicle article carrier having stowable cross bars November 2, 2004
A vehicle article carrier includes a pair of laterally spaced apart siderails. A pair of crossbars are removeably coupled to the siderails. Each crossbar is operable in a first or stowed mode axially aligned with a siderail and in a second or carrying mode laterally spanning the space
6796471 Vehicle article carrier having a simplified locking mechanism September 28, 2004
A vehicle article carrier apparatus having bracket assemblies that include a locking mechanism requiring no independent springs or biasing elements. The bracket assemblies are secured to opposite ends of a cross bar member and each of the bracket assemblies are coupled to a respective su
6793186 Clamp for a cross bar September 21, 2004
A clamp for use with a cross bar of an existing vehicle article carrier to allow accessory vehicle article carrier components to be secured to the cross bar. The clamp includes a base portion and a clamp element hingedly coupled to the base portion. A locking assembly allows the clamp el
6779696 Article carrier having single sided releasable cross bar August 24, 2004
An article carrier for a motor vehicle having a cross bar with a pair of end supports at each end, where each end support can be simultaneously locked or unlocked by lifting an actuating member of either end support. A principal advantage of the construction of the end supports is that t
6766928 Vehicle article carrier for supporting articles adjacent a liftgate of a vehicle July 27, 2004
An article carrier adapted to hold cargo and other articles adjacent a liftgate of a vehicle such as a sport utility vehicle, a station wagon, or minivan. The vehicle article carrier includes a liftgate striker connectable to the liftgate of the vehicle and a bumper striker connectab
6729513 Vehicle article carrier having telescopically extendable article carrier portion May 4, 2004
A vehicle article carrier specifically adapted for use on a roof of a cab of a pickup truck. The vehicle article carrier includes a slidably extendable article carrier sub-system which allows the overall length of the vehicle article carrier to be effectively increased to better support
6722541 Article carrier for a truck bed April 20, 2004
A vehicle article carrier adapted for use with outer body surfaces of a vehicle that are curved or non-parallel to one another. The article carrier includes a pair of non-linear slats that are secured in spaced apart relation to one another on the outer body surfaces. A cross bar sup
6715652 Vehicle article carrier for supporting articles adjacent a liftgate of a vehicle April 6, 2004
An article carrier adapted to hold cargo and other articles adjacent a liftgate of a vehicle such as a sport utility vehicle, a station wagon, or minivan. The article carrier includes a pair of supports which are fixedly secured to the roof of the vehicle. A cargo supporting structure ha
6568644 Clamp for a cross bar May 27, 2003
A clamp for use with a cross bar of an existing vehicle article carrier to allow accessory vehicle article carrier components to be secured to the cross bar. The clamp includes a base portion and a clamp element hingedly coupled to the base portion. A locking assembly allows the clamp el
6540123 Pickup truck bed extender apparatus April 1, 2003
A bed extender apparatus adapted for use with a pickup truck bed to functionally enlarge the useable cargo area within the truck bed when a tailgate is in a lowered position. The bed extender includes a center wall which is pivotably mounted to an inner surface of the tailgate, and which
6516984 Vehicle article carrier for supporting articles adjacent a liftgate of a vehicle February 11, 2003
An article carrier adapted to hold cargo and other articles adjacent a liftgate of a vehicle such as a sport utility vehicle, a station wagon or minivan. The article carrier includes a pair of supports which are fixedly secured to the roof of the vehicle. A cargo supporting structure hav
6513688 Pickup truck bed extender apparatus February 4, 2003
A bed extender apparatus for use with a truck bed of a vehicle such as a pickup truck. The bed extender includes a center wall having a pair of uprights at opposite ends thereof. A pair of end walls are pivotably coupled to the uprights and can be folded down over the center wall when
6467663 Cargo supporting apparatus for use with a bed of a pickup truck October 22, 2002
A cargo supporting apparatus adapted to be used within a bed of a pickup truck. The apparatus includes a frame which is pivotally mounted to a longitudinal sidewall of the bed such that it can be moved between a stowed position and an operative position. In the operative position the
6415970 Vehicle article carrier with supports configurable elevated siderails or flush mounted slats July 9, 2002
A vehicle article carrier system having an elongated siderail which can be configured in a first configuration as a slat of the system or in a second configuration as a siderail of the system. The elongated support rail requires no modification before same can be used in either a slat-ba
6409063 Vehicle article carrier having angled tap plate and cooperating slat June 25, 2002
A vehicle article carrier apparatus having a pair of elongated support rails which are used to support a pair of bracket assemblies of a cross bar thereon. Each of the support rails form a channel and include a pair of flanges which extend inwardly towards each other and towards a bottom
6398091 Vehicle article carrier and bicycle rack June 4, 2002
A vehicle article carrier specifically adapted for use with a pickup truck. The article carrier includes a pair of elongated roof rails adapted to be fixedly secured to an outer body surface of the vehicle. Each roof rail has a first portion having a length adapted to extend over the roo
6382480 Bicycle carrier apparatus adapted for use within a cargo area of a vehicle May 7, 2002
A bicycle carrier apparatus for carrying a bicycle in an upright orientation within a cargo area of a vehicle such as a minivan, sport utility vehicle or pickup truck. The apparatus includes a generally U-shaped or V-shaped, elongated lower rail which is fixedly secured to a floor of
6338427 Multi-position, articulating vehicle article carrier apparatus and method January 15, 2002
A multi-position, articulating, vehicle article carrier apparatus for use with various types of vehicles such as sport utility vehicles, station wagons, minivans, etc. The apparatus includes a pair of side rails which are adapted to be fixedly secured to a roof portion of a vehicle. A pa
6311882 Adaptor for mounting a slat over a roof ditch in a vehicle roof November 6, 2001
An adaptor for securing a slat of a vehicle article carrier to an outer body surface of a vehicle without the need for drilling holes through the outer body surface. The adaptor comprises a main body portion having a channel formed along the entire length thereof. The channel has a c
6279802 Vehicle article carrier having wind noise reducing cross bar August 28, 2001
A vehicle article carrier which enables a degree of adjustable spacing of the support members used to support a cross bar while preventing the generation of wind noise which might be otherwise caused by wind entering through openings in the support members while the vehicle is moving. Th
6272894 Method of blow molding August 14, 2001
A blow molding method for use with tubular metal work pieces. The method involves placing a tubular metal component part into a molding tool having an internal molding cavity and at least one access passageway into which the component is inserted. The molding tool is then heated to a
6179179 Vehicle article carrier having non-binding adjustable cross bar January 30, 2001
A vehicle article carrier having a pair of side rails each including a channel, and an adjustable cross bar disposed between the side rails, wherein the cross bar includes structure for eliminating binding of the cross bar when same is moved along the side rails. The cross bar includes
6126051 Vehicle article carrier having side rail mounting support with concealed securing member October 3, 2000
A vehicle article carrier having a pair of generally parallel disposed side rails and a plurality of mounting support members for securing the side rails fixedly to an outer body surface, wherein each outermost end of each side rail is secured to its associated mounting support member wi
6112964 Vehicle article carrier having single side releasable locking mechanism September 5, 2000
A vehicle article carrier having a pair of bracket members at the outer ends of a cross bar, where both bracket members can be unlocked from a pair of slats simultaneously through a single actuating member associated with one of the bracket members. In one embodiment an elongated cable
6105841 Vehicle article carrier and clamping cross bar therefor August 22, 2000
A vehicle article carrier incorporating at least one cross bar having a pair of bracket assemblies at each end. Each bracket assembly includes a fixed jaw and a movable jaw. The fixed jaw includes a keyed recess having an internal shoulder portion and a secondary recess. The movable jaw
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