Patent Number: 6,254,162

Title: Stowable cargo restraining walled enclosure assembly and method

Abstract: A stowable cargo restraining enclosure assembly (10, 110) for restraining cargo (20) in a cargo space (30) of a transport vehicle (40). The enclosure assembly preferably includes a bed liner structure (70, 170) that may be positioned on the bed (50, 150) of the cargo space and at least one enclosure assembly that includes a plurality of sidewalls (80A, 80B, 90A, 90B, 180A, 180B, 190A, 190B) which are pivoted and/or folded into a collapsed or stowed condition in the bed liner (50, 150). During use, the enclosure assembly (10, 110) is pivoted up into the cargo space (30) and the sidewalls deployed to cooperatively form a walled enclosure for cargo. A transport vehicle (40) having the cargo restraining enclosure assembly (10, 110) and a method of restraining cargo in a transport vehicle also are disclosed.

Inventors: Faber; Michael W. (Pleasanton, CA), Podkomorka; Michael P. (Pleasanton, CA)


International Classification: B60R 5/00 (20060101); B60R 7/02 (20060101); B60R 5/04 (20060101); B60R 7/00 (20060101); B60P 7/08 (20060101); B60P 7/06 (20060101); B60R 11/00 (20060101); B60R 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018