Rack and tray device

  • US 8,763,820 B2
  • Filed: 06/24/2009
  • Issued: 07/01/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/24/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A rack and tray device comprising:

  • a vehicle having a floor and opposite first and second side walls, the first and second side walls being supported by a frame of the vehicle;

    a pair of spaced apart side panels having a front to back width and a bottom to top height sized to fit in the vehicle, the side panels extending parallel to one another adjacent the first side wall of the vehicle;

    a cross member including a first end that engages one of the side panels and a second end that engages the other side panel;

    a bottom mounting bracket connecting the bottom of one side panel with the bottom of the other side panel, the bottom mounting bracket being mounted on the floor of the vehicle;

    a top mounting bracket connecting the top of one side panel with the top of the other side panel, the top mounting bracket being mounted on the frame adjacent the first side wall of the vehicle such that one of the side panels is spaced apart from the frame and the first side wall by at least one of the top and bottom mounting brackets;

    at least one guide member slidably disposed within the cross member, the guide member including a channel shape extending inward;

    at least one tray member having a frame and a flat portion that fits within the frame of the tray member, the frame of the tray member including a first end that is aligned with one of the side panels and a second end that is aligned with the other side panel, the frame of the tray member further including a rail fixed to a side surface of the frame of the tray member, the rail being slidably disposed within the channel shape of the guide member such that the tray member is carried by the channel shape and is maintained in a substantially horizontal orientation when objects are placed on the flat portion of the tray member.

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