US 9,809,144 B2
Removable frame systems for vehicle shipping
Martin Clive-Smith, Warwickshire (GB)
Filed by Martin Clive-Smith, Warwickshire (GB)
Filed on Nov. 2, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/930,569.
Claims priority of application No. 1420504.1 (GB), filed on Nov. 19, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0137121 A1, May 19, 2016
Int. Cl. B60P 7/08 (2006.01); B60P 3/08 (2006.01); B60P 3/077 (2006.01)
CPC B60P 3/08 (2013.01) [B60P 3/077 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A frame system for supporting an associated vehicle for transport within a closed shipping container having longitudinally extending sides, front, back, roof and floor, the frame system comprising a transverse support frame having two beams extending transversely across the shipping container from one of the longitudinally extending sides of the shipping container to another one of the longitudinally extending sides of the shipping container between which wheels of the vehicle to be transported can be supported, the beams being supported by two associated vertical posts located one at each end of the transverse support frame, each vertical post being provided with attachment means for securing the top and bottom of the vertical post to the shipping container at a plurality of locations along the length of the longitudinally extending sides of the shipping container, the transverse support frame when in the shipping container being raiseable relative to the associated vertical posts with or without a vehicle loaded thereon and once raised being fixable to the posts at a chosen location for transport within the shipping container, each end of the transverse support frame having an end plate for contacting and sliding up and down inwardly facing surfaces on the associated vertical posts as it is raised and lowered relative to the associated vertical posts, wherein at least one of the end plates of the transverse support frame has a telescopic connection with the beams of the transverse support frame so that the effective length of the transverse support frame between the associated vertical posts can be varied to allow the frame system to be used in shipping containers with different transverse spacing between their respective longitudinally extending sides.