Shyft Group. has filed a patent for a truck body with an enclosure assembly featuring hidden hinges and door flanges for storage compartments. The design allows doors to pivot between open and closed positions seamlessly. The innovation aims to enhance accessibility and security in truck storage compartments. GlobalData’s report on Shyft Group gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Shyft Group, Intelligent access control systems was a key innovation area identified from patents. Shyft Group's grant share as of January 2024 was 49%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Hidden hinge truck body with storage compartments and doors

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: The Shyft Group Inc

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240017677A1) describes a truck body design with unique features aimed at enhancing storage compartment accessibility and water resistance. The truck body includes a first side structure, a second side structure, and a bed between them, with each side structure featuring storage compartments accessible through movable doors. These doors are equipped with hidden hinges entirely positioned within the storage compartments, allowing for smooth pivoting between open and closed positions. Additionally, the design incorporates door flanges with longitudinally-extending channels to receive the hidden hinge mounting portions, ensuring a secure and aligned operation.

Furthermore, the patent application details the inclusion of door flanges with rims designed to receive seals, preventing water penetration into the storage compartments. The rims are strategically positioned parallel to the longitudinally-extending channels, with an arcuate portion corresponding to the door's radiused corner. This innovative truck body design also features a front wall formed from a single sheet of aluminum, with openings for accessing the storage compartments. The arrangement of storage compartments, with doors pivoting about vertical and horizontal axes, further enhances the functionality and accessibility of the truck body design.

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