Patent Number: 6,168,360

Title: Tiedown hook and rail

Abstract: A hook and rail for use with tensioned webs and the like wherein the hook is defined by an opening in a stamped plate body having a throat through which a rail is received when the hook is angularly oriented to the rail in a particular manner. The hook body has a tension axis and the dimension of the hook throat parallel to the tension axis is less than the dimension of the rail in the direction of the tension axis during hook operation. The hook opening includes a recess and a guide surface whereby upon release of the tension in the web, and movement of the hook under gravity, positions the rail in the opening recess maintaining the anchor captured within the hook opening and the rail configuration prevents disengagement of the hook unless the hook is rotated through a specific motion.

Inventors: Knox; Howard T. (Lawrence, KS)

Assignee: The Shane Group, Inc.

International Classification: B60P 7/08 (20060101); B60P 7/06 (20060101); B60P 007/08 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018