US 11,654,978 B2
Vehicle rack assembly
Anthony Smith, Huntington Beach, CA (US)
Assigned to LUND MOTION PRODUCTS, INC., Ann Arbor, MI (US)
Filed by Lund Motion Products, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI (US)
Filed on Nov. 2, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/87,398.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/930,397, filed on Nov. 4, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2021/0129919 A1, May 6, 2021
Int. Cl. B62D 33/02 (2006.01); B60R 9/06 (2006.01)
CPC B62D 33/0207 (2013.01) [B60R 9/06 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A rack assembly configured to mount to sidewalls of a truck bed of a vehicle, comprising:
a first side rail configured to secure to a first sidewall of the truck bed, the first side rail comprising:
a first end;
a second end opposite the first end;
a first flange;
a second flange extending transverse with respect to the first flange, wherein, when the first side rail is secured to the first sidewall of the truck bed, the second flange is positioned adjacent to a top surface of the first sidewall;
a first mounting station positioned along the second flange; and
a second mounting station positioned along the second flange; and
a first cross rail having a first end, a second end opposite the first end of the first cross rail, and a length extending between the first and second ends of the first cross rail, wherein the first end of the first cross rail is configured to secure to the first side rail at the first mounting station and the second end of the first cross rail is configured to secure to the first side rail at the second mounting station, the first cross rail comprising one or more channels extending along a portion of the length, and wherein, when the first and second ends of the first cross rail are secured at the first and second mounting stations of the first side rail, the first cross rail is parallel with the first side rail.