US Patent No. 9,481,316

HIDDEN STORAGE BOX AND MULTI-PURPOSE UTILITY TABLE FOR LIGHT PICKUP TRUCKS


Patent No. 9,481,316
Issue Date November 01, 2016
Title Hidden Storage Box And Multi-purpose Utility Table For Light Pickup Trucks
Inventorship Mohammed Omar Faruque, Ann Arbor, MI (US)
Dean M. Jaradi, Macomb, MI (US)
Iskander Farooq, Novi, MI (US)
Assignee Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,481,316

1. A storage box system for a motor vehicle, comprising:
a folding storage box; and
a sliding rail assembly for translating the folding storage box between a hidden storage position below a cargo bay of the
motor vehicle and a deployed position extending from a rear portion of the motor vehicle,

whereby the folding storage box does not occupy any existing cargo space of the motor vehicle in the hidden storage position
and the deployed position.