BRP has been granted a patent for a jerry can assembly that can be securely attached to a vehicle. The assembly includes a jerry can with a container body for fuel and a handle, as well as a base with a frame, tongue, and anchor. The anchor is designed to lock onto a fixture on the vehicle, ensuring secure attachment. A bag assembly is also mentioned in the patent. GlobalData’s report on BRP gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Patent granted for a jerry can assembly for vehicles

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: BRP Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11767083B2) describes a jerry can assembly that can be selectively secured to a vehicle. The jerry can assembly includes a container body for holding fuel, a handle for carrying the jerry can, and a base connected to the jerry can. The base consists of a frame with a tongue at one end and an anchor at the other end. The anchor is designed to secure the jerry can assembly to the vehicle by engaging an anchor fixture on the vehicle.

The patent claims also specify that the container body has an opening for filling and emptying the fuel, which is located closer to the tongue than to the anchor. The base is removably connected to the jerry can, and the frame is connected to the bottom surface of the container body. The tongue and the anchor are positioned opposite each other in a first direction, and the dimension of the frame is greater at the central portion between the tongue and the anchor compared to the tongue and the anchor themselves.

Furthermore, the anchor includes an anchor lock that can be moved between a locked position and an unlocked position using a lever. The anchor base is designed to fit into an anchor aperture defined in the anchor fixture of the vehicle.

In addition to the jerry can assembly, the patent also describes a bag assembly with similar features. The bag assembly includes a bag body and a base connected to the bag. The base consists of a frame, a tongue, and an anchor, similar to the jerry can assembly. The bag assembly can be selectively secured to a vehicle by inserting the tongue into a first anchor fixture and the anchor into a second anchor fixture, with the anchor being selectively retained by the second anchor fixture.

Overall, this patent presents a jerry can assembly and a bag assembly that can be securely attached to a vehicle, providing a convenient and reliable solution for carrying fuel or other items during transportation.

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