Universal accessory mount and construction

  • US 9,796,343 B2
  • Filed: 11/02/2015
  • Issued: 10/24/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/02/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An accessory mount for a vehicle exterior or vehicle aftermarket accessory, comprising:

  • a mounting base comprised of a plurality of spacing segments and a plurality of interior bracket mounting portions, each interior bracket mounting portion fixed to a first spacing segment on a first side of the interior bracket mounting portion and fixed to a second spacing segment on a second side of the interior bracket mounting portion, the interior bracket mounting portions each having a base mounting slot; and

    a first bracket and a second bracket, each having a bracket base mounting slot and each respectively attachable to one of the base mounting slots in one of the plurality of bracket mounting portions, the first bracket comprises a right-side L-shaped bracket and the second bracket comprises a left-side L-shaped bracket;

    wherein an accessory having a length may be mounted between the first bracket and the second bracket by attachment of the first bracket to a first base mounting slot and attachment of the second mounting bracket to a second base mounting slot and wherein if the accessory has an alternate length it may be alternately mounted between the first bracket and the second bracket by attachment of at least one of the first bracket or second bracket to an alternate base mounting slot; and

    wherein the interior bracket mounting portions and spacing segments are fixed together to have the same shape as the vehicle exterior or vehicle aftermarket accessory to which it is attachable.

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