Pinch relief structure for children's ride-on vehicle

  • US 5,570,925 A
  • Filed: 07/03/1995
  • Issued: 11/05/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/03/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. In a children'"'"'s riding vehicle of the type which includes a compartment-enclosing member which may be pivotably opened and closed for allowing access to a compartment on the vehicle, pinch relief structure for preventing a child from pinching a finger when the member is closed comprising:

  • an elongate arm with a free end and a fixed end joined to the member adjacent an edge thereof being movable therewith when the member is opened and closed and including an elongate axis;

    a stop disposed on the arm proximal to the free end and including a ledge extending transverse to the elongate axis of the arm; and

    a slot in the vehicle for receiving therethrough the free end of the arm and the stop and permitting them to move pivotally within the slot when the enclosing member is opened and closed, the slot further allowing the arm and member to be selectively moved together as a unit, relative to the vehicle, in the direction of the elongate axis of the arm for a distance limited by engagement of the ledge with the vehicle for defining a space between the edge of the enclosing member adjacent which the arm is joined and the vehicle, such space for preventing a child from pinching a finger when the member is closed.

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