Armrest for removable door vehicles
1. An armrest for a removable door vehicle comprising:
- a) a pad having a first end, a second end, a first side and second side, wherein the first end of the first side of the pad is configured with a housing, the second end and the second side of the pad configured for use as an armrest;
b) a mount having a lower leg and an upper leg wherein the lower leg is adapted for insertion and engagement with a door striker plate and a door striker plate crossbar of a vehicle having removable doors, the upper leg configured for engagement with the housing of the pad;
c) a recess positioned on the lower leg, the recess positioned on the upper side of the lower leg, adjacent the door striker plate; and
,d) a notch, the notch is positioned between the lower leg of the mount and the upper leg of the mount, the notch adapted to engage with the door striker plate crossbar.
An armrest for removable door vehicles is disclosed which allows for the user of a vehicle having removable doors to use the door frame and existing striker plate to work with the removed door(s) for insertion of the mount disclosed into the door striker plate so that the mount may support an armrest attached to the upper leg of the mount via a housing.
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Current AssigneeAvenue Innovations Inc.
Sponsoring EntityAvenue Innovations Inc.
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Current AssigneeE. Mishan Sons Inc.
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- 1. An armrest for a removable door vehicle comprising:
a) a pad having a first end, a second end, a first side and second side, wherein the first end of the first side of the pad is configured with a housing, the second end and the second side of the pad configured for use as an armrest; b) a mount having a lower leg and an upper leg wherein the lower leg is adapted for insertion and engagement with a door striker plate and a door striker plate crossbar of a vehicle having removable doors, the upper leg configured for engagement with the housing of the pad; c) a recess positioned on the lower leg, the recess positioned on the upper side of the lower leg, adjacent the door striker plate; and
d) a notch, the notch is positioned between the lower leg of the mount and the upper leg of the mount, the notch adapted to engage with the door striker plate crossbar.
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The present application claims priority from utility provisional U.S. Pat. App. No. 62/393,051 filed on Sep. 11, 2016, which is incorporated by reference herein in its entirety.
No federal funds were used to create or develop the invention herein.
As disclosed, the Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles provides a safe, secure and strong solution to the problem caused by the removal of the doors from a vehicle, particularly off-road vehicles such as Jeeps and Humvees. As discussed therein, the Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles provides a mounting system that works with the door striker plate and
The concept of the Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles may be deployed in any situation or on any vehicle fitted with doors that can be removed and the vehicle still operated for enjoyment. Although shown herein as used for a Jeep vehicle, the concept of the disclosure is not so limited and could be applied to any vehicle therein without limitation or restriction.
The accompanying drawings, which are incorporated in and constitute a part of this specification, illustrate embodiments and together with the description, serve to explain and illustrate the principles of the Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles as disclosed herein.
Before the present Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles 10 is disclosed and described, it is to be understood that the Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles 10 is not limited to specific methods, specific components, or to particular implementations. It is also to be understood that the terminology used herein is for the purpose of describing particular embodiments only and is not intended to be limiting.
As used in the specification and the appended claims, the singular forms “a,” “an,” and “the” include plural referents unless the context clearly dictates otherwise. Ranges may be expressed herein as from “about” one particular value, and/or to “about” another particular value. When such a range is expressed, another embodiment includes from the one particular value and/or to the other particular value. Similarly, when values are expressed as approximations, by use of the antecedent “about,” it will be understood that the particular value forms another embodiment. It will be further understood that the endpoints of each of the ranges are significant both in relation to the other endpoint, and independently of the other endpoint.
“Optional” or “optionally” means that the subsequently described event or circumstance may or may not occur, and that the description includes instances where said event or circumstance occurs and instances where it does not.
Throughout the description and claims of this specification, the word “comprise” and variations of the word, such as “comprising” and “comprises,” means “including but not limited to,” and is not intended to exclude, for example, other components, integers or steps. “Exemplary” means “an example of” and is not intended to convey an indication of a preferred or ideal embodiment. “Such as” is not used in a restrictive sense, but for explanatory purposes.
Disclosed are components that can be used with at least one embodiment of the disclosed Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles 10. These and other components are disclosed herein, and it is understood that when combinations, subsets, interactions, groups, etc. of these components are disclosed that while specific reference of each various individual and collective combinations and permutation of these may not be explicitly disclosed, each is specifically contemplated and described herein, for all potential embodiments of the Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles 10. This applies to all aspects of this application including, but not limited to, components of an Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles 10. Thus, if there are a variety of additional components that can be added it is understood that each of these additional components can be added with any specific embodiment or combination of embodiments of the Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles 10. The present Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles 10 may be understood more readily by reference to the following detailed description of preferred embodiments and the examples included therein and to the Figures and their previous and following description.
It is contemplated that in the illustrative embodiment shown in the enclosed figures the Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles 10 may be constructed of, but not limited to, any metal or combination of metals including bronze, steel and aluminum; plastics or carbon fiber including Kevlar®, foam-blown polyurethane, thermoplastic polyurethane, ethylene vinyl acetate, other polymers, other thermoplastics, carbon rubber, blown rubber polymers, composite materials, natural materials (e.g., rubber, leather, etc.), elastomers, combinations thereof, and/or any other material with suitable characteristics (e.g., compressive strength, stability, elasticity, density). This particular embodiment of an Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles 10 has a mount 11 fabricated from aluminum using various laser cutting, welding, securement and machining technologies which are well known to those of ordinary skill in the art. One of ordinary skill will appreciate that the mount 11 the Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles 10 could be constructed by any method known to those in the art including via casting, forging and machining or stamping and punching, without restriction or limitation. One of ordinary skill will also appreciate that the Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles 10 disclosed herein is designed, fabricated and configured to work with any type of vehicle 1 having a door striker plate 3 mount on the interior of the door frame 2 as shown in
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One of ordinary skill will appreciate that other means and types of fasteners may be used without departure from the spirit and intent of the disclosure herein and could include nuts, bolts, pegs and or filaments or combinations therein. As shown, the upper leg 11c of the mount engages with and fits into housing 12 positioned in the end of the pad 14 configured with slot 13. The housing/pin aperture 11e of mount 11 is proximate the end of upper leg 11c. As shown, pin 15 is positioned within housing/pin aperture 11e to fit into and run through housing 12 (affixed to pad 14) and mount 11 positioned within slot 13. A set screw 17 is positioned in slot 13 for engagement with pin 15 to lock pin 15 into mount 11. Pin 15 is sized to just fit in the housing 12 and allows the armrest pad 14 to rotate between positions. One of ordinary skill will appreciate that other means and types of fasteners may be used to lock down the mount 11 with the padded armrest 14 and housing 12 without departure from the spirit and intent of the disclosure herein.
Another aspect of the embodiment is shown in
One of ordinary skill will appreciate that dependent on a particular application and the type of vehicle 1, having a notch 11i or enclosed notch 11j allows the user to remove and install the armrest for removable door vehicles 10 quickly and easily, without any limitation and restriction.
One of ordinary skill will appreciate that although not shown throughout, any embodiment of the mount 11 having a lower leg 11a and a notch 11i (
Having described the preferred embodiments, other features of the Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles 10 will undoubtedly occur to those versed in the art, as will numerous modifications and alterations in the embodiments as illustrated herein, all of which may be achieved without departing from the spirit and scope of the Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles 10 disclosed herein. Accordingly, the methods and embodiments pictured and described herein are for illustrative purposes only, and the scope of the present disclosure extends to all method and/or structures for providing increased functionality, comfort, longevity, enjoyment and aesthetics in the use and access of Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles. Furthermore, the methods and embodiments pictured and described herein are no way limiting to the scope of the Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles 10 and method of use unless so stated in the following claims.
It should be noted that the Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles 10 is not limited to the specific embodiments pictured and described herein, but is intended to apply to all similar apparatuses and methods for providing the various benefits and/or features of a Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles. Modifications and alterations from the described embodiments will occur to those skilled in the art without departure from the spirit and scope of the Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles. It is understood that the Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles 10 as disclosed herein extends to all alternative combinations of one or more of the individual features mentioned, evident from the text and/or drawings, and/or inherently disclosed. All of these different combinations constitute various alternative aspects of the Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles 10 and/or components thereof. The embodiments described herein explain the best modes known for practicing the Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles 10 and/or components thereof and will enable others skilled in the art to utilize the same. The claims are to be construed to include alternative embodiments to the extent permitted by the prior art.
While the Armrest for Removable Door Vehicles 10 has been described in connection with preferred embodiments and specific examples, it is not intended that the scope be limited to the particular embodiments set forth, as the embodiments herein are intended in all respects to be illustrative rather than restrictive.
Unless otherwise expressly stated, it is in no way intended that any method set forth herein be construed as requiring that its steps be performed in a specific order. Accordingly, where a method claim does not actually recite an order to be followed by its steps or it is not otherwise specifically stated in the claims or descriptions that the steps are to be limited to a specific order, it is no way intended that an order be inferred, in any respect. This holds for any possible non-express basis for interpretation, including but not limited to: Matters of logic with respect to arrangement of steps or operational flow; plain meaning derived from grammatical organization or punctuation; the number or type of embodiments described in the specification.
It will be apparent to those skilled in the art that various modifications and variations can be made without departing from the scope or spirit. Other embodiments will be apparent to those skilled in the art from consideration of the specification and practice disclosed herein. It is intended that the specification and examples be considered as illustrative only, with a true scope and spirit being indicated by the following claims.