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A better Stow ’n’ Go?

by David Zatz on

In another of a series of patents of interesting storage ideas, FCA US’ Cory Karosa and Riccardo Capitanio have filed for a patent on the following system:

In short, a portion of the vehicle’s floor has a frame, panel, and a pair of “closeout devices.” It’s potentially a better form of Stow ’n’ Go, intended for trucks, minivans, or SUVs. Unlike current systems, one does not have to fiddle with large panel assemblies to get into the storage area when the seat is up; and there should be no issues with items falling into the openings for the seat supports.

In essence, the first floor panel has one end coupled to the floor frame, and can be moved open or closed; each closeout device has a cartridge, two pairs of closeout members, and biasing members. The slot is open at the non-fixed end of the first panel, and can receive the seat risers through the slots.  Brave readers view the patent application, but we have included and annotated some images from it. (Thanks, Steven St. Laurent.)


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