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1. GB2602047 - Latch mechanism for a vehicle ramp assembly

Office
United Kingdom
Application Number 202019886
Application Date 16.12.2020
Publication Number 2602047
Publication Date 22.06.2022
Publication Kind A
IPC
A61G 3/06
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
3Ambulance aspects of vehicles; Vehicles with special provisions for transporting patients or disabled persons, or their personal conveyances, e.g. for facilitating access of, or for loading, wheelchairs
02Loading or unloading personal conveyances; Facilitating access of patients or disabled persons to, or exit from, vehicles
06Transfer using ramps, lifts or the like
B60P 1/43
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
PVEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY, OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS
1Vehicles predominantly for transporting loads and modified to facilitate loading, consolidating the load, or unloading
43using a loading ramp mounted on the vehicle
CPC
A61G 3/061
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS
3Ambulance aspects of vehicles; Vehicles with special provisions for transporting patients or disabled persons, or their personal conveyances, e.g. for facilitating access of, or for loading, wheelchairs
02Loading or unloading personal conveyances; Facilitating access of patients or disabled persons to, or exit from, vehicles
06Transfer using ramps, lifts or the like
061using ramps
B60P 1/43
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
PVEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY, OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS
1Vehicles predominantly for transporting loads and modified to facilitate loading, consolidating the load, or unloading
43using a loading ramp mounted on the vehicle
Applicants S G TECHNICAL SYSTEMS LTD
Inventors SIMON CHACKSFIELD
Priority Data 202019886 16.12.2020 GB
Title
(EN) Latch mechanism for a vehicle ramp assembly
Abstract
(EN) The latch assembly for a ramp deployable to provide wheelchair access from ground level into a vehicle having an angled pan secured to the floor of the vehicle, where one end of the ramp is secured to a close out panel 2 secured to the vehicle. The latch assembly includes a latch 4 located on each opposing end of the close out panel 2, a torsion spring coupled to each latch 4 and located within the underside of opposing ends of the vehicle ramp pan; and a latch release mechanism 38 located within the close out panel 2 and which is activated to simultaneously release latches 4 on both sides of the close out panel 2. The torsion spring may be accessible via an access cover and may be wound around a tubular collar or rotatable shaft and may use a torque lever. The latch assembly may be protected from accidental damage when a wheelchair uses the ramp.