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Tool box

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

William O. Hodge

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A tool box is shown for use with a vehicle having a bed having a length and a width. The vehicle has a back wall having a top, a left side wall having a top and a right side wall having a top. The vehicle has a tailgate. The tool box has a top plate having a wall end and an extended end. The top plate is rotatably attached to the top of the back wall at the wall end. The top plate has a width at least approximately equal to the width of the bed and a front plate runs between the left side wall and the right side wall. The front plate has a bed end and a raised end. The front plate is rotatably attached by pivots at the bed end to the bed of the vehicle at a given location between the tailgate and the back wall. The raised end can be connected to the extended end to form a tool box which may be folded out of place when not in use.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

For a further understanding of the nature and objects of the present invention, reference should be made to the following detailed description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings in which like parts are given like reference numerals and wherein:

FIG. 1 shows the preferred embodiment of the invention in perspective view through a partially cut away left side wall.

FIG. 2 shows an alternate embodiment having an extendable top.

FIG. 3 shows a cross sectional alternative view of the drawing of FIG. 2 showing the attachment of the top plate to the front plate

5 when it is closed.

FIG. 4 shows an alternate embodiment of FIG.

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FIG. 5 shows a cross section of FIG. 4 when closed.

FIG. 6 shows a truck with a closed tool box.

FIG. 7 shows the tape measure described herein.

FIG. 8 shows a cross section of the tape measure shown in FIG.

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FIG. 9 shows the carry cart described herein.

FIG. 10 shows a side view of the carry cart shown in FIG.

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FIG. 11 shows a rear view through line

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11 of FIG. 13 with baskets added.

FIG. 12 shows a rear view through the line

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12 axis of FIG.

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FIG. 13 shows a side view of an alternate embodiment with the side walls removed.

FIG. 14 shows a side view of the insertable tool box in the open position.

FIG. 15 shows the tool box of FIG. 14 with the tool box closed.

FIG. 16 is a rear view of FIG.

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Claims

1. A tool box for use with a vehicle, said vehicle having a bed, said bed having a length and a width, said tool box for use with a ladder, said ladder having rungs and said vehicle bed having a left side wall having a top and a right side wall having a top and a back wall having a top and said vehicle bed having a tailgate, said tool box comprising:

2. The tool box of claim 1 further comprising a bin rack having a bin, the bin rack being disposed between the back wall and the extension plate so that the bin is held shut when the front plate is upright.

3. A tool box for use with a vehicle, said vehicle having a bed, said bed having a length and a width, said tool box for use with a ladder, said ladder having rungs and said vehicle bed having a left side wall having a top and a right side wall having a top and a back wall having a top and said vehicle bed having a tailgate, said tool box comprising:

4. The tool box of claim 3 wherein the tool box further comprises a tool box floor having a left and a right side and wherein the tool box floor left side is attached to the left side wall and the tool box floor right side is attached to the right side wall above the bed.

5. The tool box of claim 4 further comprising at least one bin removably insertable into the tool box and at least one wire rack for holding the at least one bin.

6. The tool box of claim 3 wherein the first attachment means and second attachment means are hinges.