US 9,809,096 B1
Rolling tarp enclosure system
Walter Peter DeMonte, Windsor (CA); Timothy Paul DeMonte, Toronto (CA); and Sheri Lyn LeBlanc, Windsor (CA)
Filed by Walter Peter DeMonte, Windsor (CA); Timothy Paul DeMonte, Toronto (CA); and Sheri Lyn LeBlanc, Windsor (CA)
Filed on Jan. 20, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/411,067.
Application 15/411,067 is a continuation of application No. 15/370,135, filed on Dec. 6, 2016.
Int. Cl. B60J 7/06 (2006.01); B60J 7/02 (2006.01); B60J 7/185 (2006.01); B60J 10/90 (2016.01)
CPC B60J 7/065 (2013.01) [B60J 7/022 (2013.01); B60J 7/1855 (2013.01); B60J 10/90 (2016.02)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A tensioning mechanism for a movable, tarp enclosure system having a tarp cover, support rails, a plurality of substantially U-shaped bows connected to and supporting the tarp cover, and movable carriages connected to lower ends of said bows and which move along the support rails, the tensioning mechanism comprising:
first, second, and third arms; and
first and second support brackets which are connected together with the first-third arms in a substantially triangular, adjustable configuration in which the first arm is rotatable relative to support brackets and when the first arm is rotated, the first bracket moves linearly along the first arm toward and away from the second bracket, wherein
the first and second support brackets are configured to be connected to a support surface,
the second arm has one end thereof pivotally connected to the first bracket such that the first end of the second arm moves together with the first bracket,
the third arm has one end thereof pivotally connected to the second bracket, and the second and third arms having second ends thereof pivotally connected together,
the third arm has an engagement member provided on the second end thereof which is configured to operatively engage a vertically intermediate portion of an end one of the bows, and
the third arm has a length adjusting mechanism for adjusting a length thereof.