US 11,878,658 B2
Carrier device for securing an accessory to a vehicle
Hannah Polster, Marblehead, MA (US); Marcus Hanna, Beverly, MA (US); Tyler Kelsall, Cambrige, MA (US); John Fiegener, Marblehead, MA (US); and Alexander Allen, Lisbon (PT)
Assigned to Allen Global FZCO, Dubai (AE)
Filed by ALLEN GLOBAL FZCO, Dubai (AE)
Filed on Sep. 3, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/466,018.
Prior Publication US 2023/0071906 A1, Mar. 9, 2023
Int. Cl. B60R 9/058 (2006.01); B60R 9/045 (2006.01); F16B 47/00 (2006.01); B60R 9/048 (2006.01); B60R 9/10 (2006.01)
CPC B60R 9/058 (2013.01) [B60R 9/045 (2013.01); B60R 9/048 (2013.01); F16B 47/00 (2013.01); B60R 9/10 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A carrier device for securing an accessory to a vehicle, the carrier device comprising:
a support frame having a first end and a second end;
a first suction cup pivotally mounted on the support frame, wherein the position of the first suction cup relative to the support frame is adjustable to selectively couple the carrier device to a vehicle; the first suction cup comprising:
a suction cup housing defining a suction chamber therein;
a vacuum pump configured to selectively adjust the pressure within the suction chamber to couple the first suction cup to a vehicle;
a first pressure sensor positioned within the suction cup housing to detect suction chamber pressure information;
at least one electrical line coupled to the first pressure sensor to transmit suction chamber pressure information to a location outside of the first suction cup; and
an integrally molded housing formed around the at least one electrical line to prevent pressure loss within the suction chamber.