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US20060237700: Jack adapter

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Bruce Thomas ·
Assignee(s) THOMAS BRUCE ·
Correspondent Joseph W. Holland;Holland & Midgley, LLP ·
Application Number US11112184
Filing date 04/22/2005
Publication date 10/26/2006
Predicted expiration date 04/22/2025
U.S. Classifications 254/133.00R  ·
International Classifications B66F300  ·
Kind CodeA1
19 Claims, 9 Drawings


Abstract

A jack adapter for connecting a jack to a vehicle including a trailer hitch having a tubular cross member and/or a towing lug of a vehicle to provide alternate locations at which a jack may be connected to a vehicle.

Independent Claims | See all claims (19)

  1. 1. A trailer hitch crossbar jack adapter for connecting a jack including a lift engagement element to a vehicle including a trailer hitch, the trailer hitch including a tubular cross member, the trailer hitch crossbar jack adapter comprising: an adapter arm including a first end and a second end, the first end of the adapter arm configured to engage the lift engagement element of the jack; and a first cross member engagement foot connected to and extending from the second end of the adapter arm at an angle, the first cross member engagement foot including a first tubular cross member engagement end adapted for engagement with the trailer hitch tubular cross member.
  2. 12. A combination jack adapter for connecting a jack including a lift engagement element to a vehicle including a trailer hitch having a tubular cross member or a towing lug, the combination jack adapter comprising: a trailer hitch crossbar jack adapter including an adapter arm having a first end and a second end, the first end of the adapter arm configured to engage the lift engagement element of the jack; a tubular first cross member engagement foot connected to and extending from the second end of the adapter arm at an angle, the first cross member engagement foot including a first trailer hitch tubular cross member engagement end adapted for engagement with the trailer hitch tubular cross member; a tubular second cross member engagement foot connected to and extending from the second end of the adapter arm at an angle, the second cross member engagement foot including a second trailer hitch tubular cross member engagement end adapted for engagement with the trailer hitch tubular cross member; and a towing lug adapter portion including a towing lug jack adapter tubular section removably attached to the adapter arm first end, the towing lug jack adapter tubular section including a towing lug eye engagement element attached to and extending from the towing lug jack adapter tubular section, the towing lug eye engagement element including an aperture formed through the lug eye engagement element and a pin insertable through the lug eye engagement element for restricting pullout of the towing lug eye engagement element from the lug eye.
  3. 18. A towing lug jack adapter for connecting a jack including a lift engagement element to a vehicle including towing lug defining a towing lug eye, the towing lug jack adapter comprising: a towing lug jack adapter tubular section; a towing lug eye engagement element attached to and extending from the towing lug jack adapter tubular section, the towing lug eye engagement element including an aperture formed through the lug eye engagement element; and a pin insertable through the lug eye engagement element for restricting pullout of the towing lug eye engagement element from the lug eye.

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Referenced By

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US7722011 Leslie E. Edwards May 2010
US8162290 Clint E. Tracy Apr 2012

Patent Family

Document NumberAssigneeInventorsIssue/Pub Date
US20060237700 THOMAS BRUCE Bruce Thomas Oct 2006
US7192007 THOMAS BRUCE Bruce Thomas Mar 2007