Collapsible intermodal transport platform

  • US 8,353,647 B2
  • Filed: 02/25/2011
  • Issued: 01/15/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A transport platform having a substantially rectangular loading surface, the transport platform comprising:

  • a frame on which the loading surface is disposed;

    a plurality of first braces, each first brace having a first end attached to the frame at a first distance from a longitudinal centerline of the transport platform and a second end extending from and rotatable about the first end, each first brace rotatable between a stowed position at which the second end of each first brace is proximate to the loading surface, and a lift position at which the second end of each first brace is elevated from the loading surface; and

    a locking mechanism associated with each first brace, wherein each locking mechanism is disposed along the frame at a second distance from the longitudinal centerline of the transport platform;

    wherein each locking mechanism is capable of alternatively locking one of the plurality of first braces into the stowed position and the lift position.

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