Vehicle bed raingutter bracket for rack system

Patent No. 8,523,128

Issued: September 3, 2013
Filed: March 6, 2012
Term Extension: 46 days

Inventor: Brian Palermo (Dryden, NY) 

A mounting bracket for securing a raingutter-mountable roof rack system to the bed or cargo management rail of a pickup truck or SUV. The bracket comprises a simple device with a minimal number of parts required for removably clamping the bracket to the side member of a vehicle bed. The bracket is simple to install, may be located anywhere along the side of the vehicle bed, and does not require the presence of a bed cover system for attachment to the vehicle. The bracket attaches to the side of the vehicle's bed in a manner that does not consume a substantial amount of space within the bed of the vehicle, and it may be used in conjunction with a tonneau cover without interfering with the operation of the cover.

Reference to Related Applications

This is a divisional patent application of copending application Ser. No. 11/861,502, filed Sep. 26, 2007, entitled "VEHICLE BED RAINGUTTER BRACKET FOR RACK SYSTEM", which claims one or more inventions which were disclosed in Provisional Application No. 60/896,012, filed Mar. 21, 2007, entitled " VEHICLE BED RAINGUTTER BRACKET FOR RACK SYSTEM". The benefit under 35 USC .sctn.119(e) of the U.S. provisional application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned applications are hereby incorporated herein by reference.

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