Shyft Group has been granted a patent for a cargo vehicle with a unique bulkhead door system. The design allows for easy movement of the door between open and closed positions, enhancing efficiency in loading and unloading cargo. 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 April 2024 was 50%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Cargo vehicle with movable bulkhead door bearing slide assembly

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

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11926367B2) discloses a cargo vehicle with a unique design featuring a bulkhead door that can be moved between open and closed positions. The cargo vehicle includes a driver compartment, a cargo compartment, and a bulkhead with an opening. The bulkhead door is equipped with upper and lower bulkhead door bearing slide assemblies, each comprising carriages that allow for movement between extended and retracted positions. The upper and lower bulkhead door bearing slide assemblies are oriented transversely to each other, providing efficient functionality to the cargo vehicle.

Furthermore, the patent details additional features such as a float assembly that enables downward movement of the lower bulkhead door bearing slide assembly, enhancing the overall flexibility of the cargo vehicle. The design also includes pin attachments and bushings for secure coupling of components, ensuring smooth operation of the bulkhead door. With a focus on practicality and functionality, the cargo vehicle patent showcases innovative solutions for the transportation industry, offering a unique approach to cargo compartment design and operation.

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