Patent Number: 6,254,151

Title: Mounting arrangement for crossing arm

Abstract: A crossing arm assembly that pivotally attaches to a bumper at the front end of a vehicle such as a bus to block pedestrian traffic from crossing immediately in front of the vehicle when the vehicle is stopped. The assembly includes a mounting bracket configured to fixedly mount to the front bumper of a vehicle, the front bumper having a front surface having a profile common to the bumpers of other vehicles of the same make and model. The assembly also includes an elongated beam having an inner end pivotally supported on the mounting bracket. The bracket includes a back surface having a non-planar profile contoured to complement the profile of the front surface of the bumper. The assembly is made by providing a mounting bracket having a back surface profile contoured to complement the non-planar front surface profile of the bumper of the make and model of vehicle the assembly is to be mounted to. The beam is pivotally supported on the mounting bracket either before or after the mounting bracket is fastened to the bumper.

Inventors: Lamparter; Ronald C. (Grosse Pointe Shores, MI)

Assignee: Transpec, Inc.

International Classification: B60R 19/02 (20060101); B60R 19/48 (20060101); B60R 21/00 (20060101); B60R 019/48 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018