Cargo tie-down system

  • US 7,214,014 B2
  • Filed: 09/21/2004
  • Issued: 05/08/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/14/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system for restraining a unit of cargo onto a surface that has at least one anchoring point on each of opposing sides of the cargo unit, comprising,on respective said opposing sides of the cargo unit, at least one first tie-down assembly, each of which includes a plurality of angularly related restraining straps having a vertex and being interconnected at the vertex, where each of said straps includes first distally disposed fastening means and where each vertex includes fastening means for attachment to one of the at least one anchoring points on the surface,on said opposing sides of the cargo unit, at least two second tie-down assemblies, each of which includes a plurality of angularly related restraining straps having a vertex and being interconnected at the vertex of the respective second tie-down assembly, where each of the angularly related restraining straps of the second tie-down assemblies includes second distally disposed fastening means and where each vertex of the respective second tie-down assembly includes fastening means for attachment to one of the first distally disposed fastening means of the at least one first tie-down assembly, andat least one first cargo tie-down strap, each having fastening means on each end thereof for attachment to the second distally disposed fastening means of the at least two second tie-down assemblies on the respective opposing sides of the cargo unit.

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