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Fifth Wheel Only

Fifth Wheel Only patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

06/12/14 - 20140159339 - Sliding hitch assembly capture plate
The present invention provides a capture plate for preventing rotation between a trailer and a hitch assembly. The hitch assembly mounts on a vehicle, and is preferably a sliding hitch assembly. The capture plate has a lip which mates with the pin box of a fifth wheel trailer, the lip...

05/22/14 - 20140138933 - Jawed fifth wheel hitch
Jaws of a fifth wheel hitch have front arms that overlap each other. The jaws are linked for simultaneous movement at the same speed and corresponding positions when closing around the kingpin, and a pawl holds the jaws closed. A handle moves a pawl to unlock the hitch to allow...

02/20/14 - 20140049024 - Fifth wheel
A fifth wheel coupling with a pull handle, having a pull lever and a safety lever. The pull handle can move in a travel space of a guide mechanism of the fifth wheel coupling plate into a closed position and a release position. Elements are provided for blocking the pull...

01/09/14 - 20140008893 - Composite articles, wear plates and methods
A metal matrix composite article is described that includes a metal component, a ceramic component, and a lubricious component. The metal matrix composite article has a first surface and a second surface. The lubricious component is present in an amount that is highest at the first surface and is lowest...

01/02/14 - 20140001731 - Platform trailer with reinforced neck
A platform trailer includes a neck reinforcement structure located in the neck region. The neck reinforcement structure includes a first beam reinforcement structure located adjacent an inner side of the first beam that is oriented toward the second beam, and a second beam reinforcement structure located adjacent an inner side...

12/12/13 - 20130328286 - Fifth wheel assembly with automatic lockouts
A fifth wheel hitch assembly includes a support bracket operably coupled to a vehicle frame member; a hitch plate that has a throat adapted to receive a kingpin and a rear portion, wherein the hitch plate is pivotably coupled to the support bracket for pivoting between a first and second...

12/05/13 - 20130320650 - High lock warning system for fifth wheel hitches
The high lock warning system for fifth wheel hitches provides audible and/or visual warning to the operator of a towing vehicle in the event that the king pin of the trailer passes beyond the forward edge of the fifth wheel hitch plate of the towing vehicle during hitching operations. The...

11/21/13 - 20130307247 - Fifth wheel hitch assembly with lock timing assembly
The latch assembly of a fifth wheel hitch plate comprises a latch member movable between lock and unlocked positions, a plunger member movable between engaged and unengaged positions, an actuator movable between coupled and uncoupled positions, a locking member movable between first and second positions, and a biasing member that...

10/31/13 - 20130285347 - Fifth wheel support assembly with slide limiter
A sliding fifth wheel hitch assembly includes a longitudinal rail having a substantially vertical side member, a first end portion, and a second end portion. At least one carriage bracket is slidably engaged with the longitudinal rail. The carriage bracket is adapted to support a hitch plate. An engagement assembly...

09/19/13 - 20130241178 - Method and apparatus for making galvanized upper coupler assembly
A method of making a galvanized upper coupler assembly for use in a trailer and the corresponding upper coupler assembly apparatus is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of providing a frame, covering at least one area of the frame with a mask, galvanizing the portions of the frame that...

08/22/13 - 20130214511 - Fifth wheel coupling
On a fifth wheel coupling (1) for coupling a tractor to a semitrailer, comprising a fifth wheel plate (2) for installation on the tractor and an engagement element (3) for installation on the semitrailer, wherein the fifth wheel plate (2) is designed to receive the engagement element (3), it is...

08/08/13 - 20130200593 - Fifth wheel hitch
The present application describes apparatus for attaching or securing a fifth wheel hitch to a bed of a towing vehicle. The fifth wheel hitch may be arranged to be secured to a hitch ball, such as a gooseneck hitch ball. The fifth wheel hitch may include a chamber for accepting...

07/04/13 - 20130168946 - Bearing assembly of a fifth wheel coupling
A bearing assembly having a bearing block of a fifth wheel coupling. The bearing block has at least one vertical fastening flange. The tractive unit has a frame element, which has a vertical section. The vertical fastening flange is connected to the outside of the vertical section by a screw...

04/04/13 - 20130082453 - Apparatus for measuring articulation angle between a tractor and trailer in an articulated vehicle
Apparatus for measuring the articulation angle between a tractor and trailer connected by a kingpin and fifth wheel include a transfer assembly associated with the kingpin and interacting with the fifth wheel such that the transfer assembly is rotationally moved relative to the kingpin by relative rotational movement between the...

03/28/13 - 20130076006 - Device for positioning wheeled transport landing gear legs(s) methods and invention
Disclosed is a landing gear including a leg, a foot, an indexing member, a mounting structure and a calibration structure. The leg extends downwardly in use and defines a longitudinal axis. The foot is operatively mounted to the leg for axial movement between a retracted position proximal to the leg...

03/21/13 - 20130069340 - Oscillating kingpin structure for grain trailer
A rocking trailer kingpin assembly for a grain trailer constructed of aluminum or light weight steel includes an upper subframe mounted to the trailer body with a pivotable lower subframe hinged to the upper subframe. The lower subframe includes a skid plate from which a kingpin extends such that the...

11/15/12 - 20120286496 - Fifth-wheel trailer with an adjustable floor and a method for its use
A fifth-wheel trailer having a forward section comprising an adjustable-height floor. The floor being capable of moving up to a raised position to provide sufficient clearance for a towing vehicle to attach to the trailer for towing. The floor also being capable of moving down to a lowered position to...

10/18/12 - 20120261902 - Fifth wheel travel trailer
A fifth wheel travel trailer chassis includes a front frame member, a first inner side frame member substantially perpendicular to the front frame member, a first outer side frame member substantially perpendicular to the front frame member, and a first brace member. The first inner side frame member has a...

09/06/12 - 20120223507 - Travel trailer having improved turning radius
A travel trailer configured to be coupled to and towed by a vehicle is provided. The travel trailer has a compartment that is attached to a chassis which includes a front end and a rear end. A plurality of wheels are attached to the chassis adjacent the rear end, and...

04/12/12 - 20120086185 - End dump trailer
A trailer frame assembly for a fifth wheel trailer frame in which at least a portion of the frame is torsionally stiffened with a rectangular closed section in a transverse cross section. The rectangular closed section is formed by longitudinal, parallel spaced vertical side plates, a top pan extending between...

01/26/12 - 20120018977 - Fifth wheel hitch skid plate cover
A fifth wheel hitch may include a skid plate having a plurality of recesses, and a skid plate cover secured to the skid plate. The skid plate cover may also include a plurality of projections, where the projections engage with the recesses of the skid plate....

04/21/11 - 20110089667 - Upper coupler assembly and inspection method therefor
Upper coupler assemblies for mounting coupling devices to trailers, and methods for inspecting upper coupler assemblies. The upper coupler assemblies include a housing having first and second members that define a cavity therebetween. At least the second member has a through-hole adapted to receive a coupling device, such as a...

10/21/10 - 20100264624 - Method and apparatus for making galvanized upper coupler assembly
A method of making a galvanized upper coupler assembly for use in a trailer and the corresponding upper coupler assembly apparatus is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of providing a frame, covering at least one area of the frame with a mask, galvanizing the portions of the frame that...

09/30/10 - 20100244406 - Lightweight narrow-span fifth wheel
A semi-tractor including a pair of C-shaped frame rails and having a rail distance therebetween, a fifth wheel hitch having mounting areas therein, mounting brackets located within the mounting areas, and a support assembly supporting the mounting brackets. An outside distance between the mounting areas is shorter than the rail...

09/23/10 - 20100237587 - Fifth wheel hitch
The present application describes apparatus for attaching or securing a fifth wheel hitch to a bed of a towing vehicle. The fifth wheel hitch may be arranged to be secured to a hitch ball, such as a gooseneck hitch ball. The fifth wheel hitch may include a chamber for accepting...

05/27/10 - 20100127477 - Recreational vehicle chassis
A fifth wheel trailer of the type designed to be towed with a towing vehicle having a vehicle hitch assembly includes a trailer body having an elevated front portion, and a mounting arrangement extending downward from beneath the front portion. The front portion of the trailer body has a generally...

05/06/10 - 20100109285 - Underbed hitch mounting system
An underbed hitch mounting system is described. The mounting system may be utilized for towing vehicles wherein the mounting system may selectively accommodate either a fifth wheel hitch or a gooseneck hitch. The mounting system may include at least one rail capable of being connected to a vehicle frame, wherein...

04/08/10 - 20100084836 - Fifth wheel hitch
A fifth wheel hitch assembly is provided for use with a kingpin, the hitch assembly including a hitch frame including a throat for receiving the kingpin therein, a jaw member pivotally coupled to the hitch frame and moveable between an open orientation and a closed orientation, and a locking arm...

12/31/09 - 20090322058 - Half round trailer with lower center of gravity
A trailer including a body having a cavity formed by an upper surface and a lower surface, at least a portion of a coupling assembly disposed within the cavity and having a reinforcement plate proximate the lower surface, a distribution plate, at least one support beam, and a top plate,...

10/01/09 - 20090243258 - Fifth wheel lube plate having a perforated support member
The fifth wheel hitch lube plate of the present invention comprises a perforated support member having a plurality of perforations and a lubricious material molded around the perforated support member such that the lubricious material covers both the top and bottom surfaces of the perforated support member and extends through...

05/21/09 - 20090127821 - recreational vehicle
A trailer of the type that is intended to be towed with a towing vehicle has a trailer body with an elevated front portion. The towing vehicle has a vehicle hitch assembly, and the trailer body has an elevated front portion, with a mounting arrangement extending downward from beneath the...

05/07/09 - 20090115164 - Mobile cleaning units and systems
Mobile restoration vehicles are provided having at least one axle, with the vehicle comprising a base supported by the axle; walls extending vertically from the base of the vehicle; and a roof supported by the walls, the base, walls, and roof defining at least a portion of the perimeter of...

04/02/09 - 20090085326 - Hitch adapter for towing a fifth wheel trailer
A wheeled vehicle including a platform portion having a mounting bracket for coupling a fifth wheel hitch to the vehicle. A pair of elongate frame members are located beneath the platform portion, and each having a lengthwise axis oriented substantially parallel to a forward direction of travel of the vehicle....