This implement attaches to the hydraulic system of a front-end loader for a tractor or similar vehicle. It has two planar surfaces, a deck and a back, that are fastened together at an approximately 90 degree angle. The deck is constructed primarily of wooden or synthetic boards or sheets, supported below or above by two or more …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): William Edward Wright
Assignees (initial): (Carbondale, US)
Agents: Much Shelist (attorney), Adam K. Sacharoff (attorney)

The application was examined by Kristine Florio, Charles A Fox (USPTO dept. 3638)


  • 1. An attachment for a front-end loader for a tractor or similar vehicle, comprising: …
  • 2. The attachment of claim 1 further including a board fastened to each end of said …
  • 3. The attachment of claim 1 further including a board fastened to each end of said …

Cited documents


  • Webster US 2007/0261917 A1, Nov. 1, 2007
  • Wright US 8333263 B1 / 182/148, Dec. 1, 2012
  • Avery US 2699878 A, Jan. 1, 1955
  • Lawrence US 5064338 A, Nov. 1, 1991
  • Calletti et al. US 3379281 A, Apr. 1, 1968
  • Bartlett US 4992020 A, Feb. 1, 1991
  • Henderson US 5555953 A, Sep. 1, 1996

Brief Description of the Figures

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a first embodiment of the front-end carrier, as viewed from behind, below, and to the left of the carrier. FIG. 2 is a perspective …


Background of the Invention

The attachment used most commonly on tractor front-end loaders is a bucket made of steel, having a bottom (or “floor”), a back, two sides, a short top near the back …

List of Reference Numbers in Figures

10 Left deck support 12 Right deck support 14 Left back support …

First Embodiment

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a first embodiment of the front-end carrier, as seen from behind, below, and to the left of the carrier. FIG. 2 is a perspective …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The claim number 1 is selected as exemplary, the assignee is categorized as a United States individual, the patent is illustrated by 14 drawings, the grant date is Oct. 28, 2014 (publication date), the inventor's address - Carbondale, IL, the inventor's first name is William Edward, and his last name is Wright, the primary classification Platform holding detent coacts with support has been designated to the document, the term of the grant was extended by 157 days, 12 claims comprise the protection scope, the applicant's location - Carbondale, IL, the applicant's name is William Edward Wright, the application number is 13/646,813 (U.S.), the grant number is 08869936 (publication number), the agent's first name is Adam K., and his last name is Sacharoff, developed by William Edward Wright, the application publication date is Oct. 8, 2012, the invention is named Front-End Carrier for Tractor, particularly claims an attachment for a front-end loader for a tractor or similar vehicle…, application examiners - Charles A Fox, Kristine Florio (3638 USPTO department), similar documents are classified under rotating digging elements, Sucker Rod Support, Shores or struts, Chocks, Embedded scaffold support member, digging wheels turning round an axis, Adjustable to plural operating positions, Putlog or Spacer, Blades, Levelling tools, Buckets, scrapers, or other digging elements, Applications of hydraulic or pneumatic systems, use with specially-shaped scaffold members, Fluid resistance brake, Railings, applying mortar, ends of members only, e.g. for connecting members in end-to-end relation, includes the following drawings: flat corner iron, referred to as an L-brace, Perspective view of the carrier, Perspective view of a first, Front-End Carrier for Tractor, 24 figures are supplied with the description.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under adjustable in height, with arrangements for alternate use of different digging elements, Platform holding detent coacts with support. The designated search classifications include Having Transpositioning Base and Erecting Means, Pulled, Frame-supported blade, scraper, or smoother drawn by vehicle, Handling device releasably attached to bucket or rake, Load-contacting surface having parallel support members in juxtaposed position, Combined or Convertible, Scraper blade, Industrial Platform, Removable attachment for general purpose vehicle, Shovel, rake, handle, or boom structure, Railing, With scraper, Having specific load support structure, With means to facilitate attachment of shovel or rake to handle or boom, Convertible attachment, Operating means on platform, Platform.

Patent details
Publication number 08869936
Publication date Oct. 28, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/646,813
Application date Oct. 8, 2012
Application type U
Application series code 13
Extension term 157
National classification 182/146
Total number of claims 12
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 14
Number of figures 24
Terminal disclaimer
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