US Patent No. 9,211,848


Patent No. 9,211,848
Issue Date December 15, 2015
Title Storage Unit For A Motor Vehicle
Inventorship Andrew John Murray, Colchester (GB)
Bruce Southey, Farnham (GB)
James Neugebauer, Chelmsford (GB)
Assignee Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,211,848

1. A storage assembly for a motor vehicle, comprising:
a cover assembly coupled to a sidewall of a motor vehicle, wherein the cover assembly is operable between stowed and deployed
positions relative to the sidewall;

a movement control mechanism having one or more control arms, wherein the one or more control arms are coupled to a storage
space at a first end and further coupled to the cover assembly at a second end;

a latching mechanism disposed on the cover assembly and configured to retain the cover assembly in the stowed position;
wherein the cover assembly includes upper and lower cover parts; and
wherein the upper cover part includes an end portion, the end portion defining a ground support configured to support the
cover assembly on a floor surface when the cover assembly is in the deployed position.