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Title:
ACCELEROMETER SENSOR ARRANGEMENT FOR FIFTH WHEEL HITCH ASSEMBLY
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/077587
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A fifth wheel hitch assembly includes a fifth wheel hitch plate having a body portion and a pair of extensions extending outwardly from the body portion, wherein the extensions cooperate to form a throat therebetween, a locking arrangement moveable between an unlocked position where a kingpin may be moved into and out of the throat, and a locked position where the kingpin is prevented from being removed from within the throat, and a sensor arrangement that includes at least one sensor located within at least one component of the locking arrangement, wherein the at least one sensor includes an accelerometer configured to sense vibrational movement of the at least one component of the locking arrangement.

Inventors:
SCHUTT, Randy L. (1950 Industrial Blvd, Muskegon, MI, 49442, US)
STOLL, Thomas D. (5134 Boyd Ave, N.E.Grand Rapids, MI, 49525, US)
Application Number:
IB2018/058174
Publication Date:
June 20, 2019
Filing Date:
October 19, 2018
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
SAF-HOLLAND, INC. (1950 Industrial Blvd, Muskegon, MI, 49442, US)
International Classes:
B62D53/00; B60D1/01; B62D53/06; B62D53/08; B62D53/12; F16C33/06
Foreign References:
US20050161902A12005-07-28
US20170174019A12017-06-22
US20170174275A12017-06-22
US20150102583A12015-04-16
US20160339836A12016-11-24
US20060186636A12006-08-24
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
CALLAGHAN, Terry S. (Price Heneveld LLP, 695 Kenmoor S.E.,P.O. Box 256, Grand Rapids MI, 49501-2567, US)
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