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GB2561531A
GB2561531A GB1701174.3A GB201701174A GB2561531A GB 2561531 A GB2561531 A GB 2561531A GB 201701174 A GB201701174 A GB 201701174A GB 2561531 A GB2561531 A GB 2561531A
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
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    • B60Q9/004Arrangements or adaptations of signal devices not provided for in one of the preceding main groups, e.g. haptic signalling for parking purposes, e.g. for warning the driver that his vehicle has contacted or is about to contact an obstacle using wave sensors
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    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
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    • B60R13/10Registration, licensing, or like devices
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    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R9/00Supplementary fittings on vehicle exterior for carrying loads, e.g. luggage, sports gear or the like
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
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    • B60R9/00Supplementary fittings on vehicle exterior for carrying loads, e.g. luggage, sports gear or the like
    • B60R9/08Supplementary fittings on vehicle exterior for carrying loads, e.g. luggage, sports gear or the like specially adapted for sports gear
    • B60R9/10Supplementary fittings on vehicle exterior for carrying loads, e.g. luggage, sports gear or the like specially adapted for sports gear for cycles

Abstract

The present invention provides a licence board for a rear mounted bike rack or trailer attached to a vehicle. The board may comprise an elongate member for mounting a licence plate; a plurality of secondary vehicle lights mounted or mountable on the elongate member; a plurality of parking sensors mounted or mountable on the elongate member so as to be spaced apart from each other on the elongate member; a remote LED proximity monitor mountable within the vehicle, in which the remote LED proximity monitor is in communication with each of the plurality of parking sensors to provide a visual proximity aid to a driver of the proximity of the vehicle to an object; and an electrical interface arranged in use to provide an electrical connection between each of the plurality of parking sensors, each of the plurality of secondary vehicle lights, and the remote LED proximity monitor, and an electrical connection provided by the vehicle. The licence board may be mounted on the rack or trailer.

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(71) Applicant(s):
John Arthur Elliott
Lyncombe, The Green, East Ogwell, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6AQ, United Kingdom (72) Inventor(s):
John Arthur Elliott (74) Agent and/or Address for Service:
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21A Commercial Road, SWANAGE, Dorset, BH19 1DF, United Kingdom (56) Documents Cited:
EP 1571040 A2 DE 202015107003 U1 DE 202004004426 U1 US 9329268 B2 US 20110315848 A1
EP 1197395 A2 DE 202005012133 U JP 580177733 A US 7347597 B2 (58)
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INT CL B60Q, B60R, B62D Other: ONLINE: WPI, EPODOC (54) Title of the Invention: A lighting board
Abstract Title: Licence board incorporating parking sensors (57) The present invention provides a licence board for a rear mounted bike rack or trailer attached to a vehicle. The board may comprise an elongate member for mounting a licence plate; a plurality of secondary vehicle lights mounted or mountable on the elongate member; a plurality of parking sensors mounted or mountable on the elongate member so as to be spaced apart from each other on the elongate member; a remote LED proximity monitor mountable within the vehicle, in which the remote LED proximity monitor is in communication with each of the plurality of parking sensors to provide a visual proximity aid to a driver of the proximity of the vehicle to an object; and an electrical interface arranged in use to provide an electrical connection between each of the plurality of parking sensors, each of the plurality of secondary vehicle lights, and the remote LED proximity monitor, and an electrical connection provided by the vehicle. The licence board may be mounted on the rack or trailer.
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A Lighting Board
Field of the Invention
The present invention relates to a licence board for a rear mounted bike rack or trailer attached to a vehicle. In particular, the present invention relates to lighting board for a rear mounted bike rack or trailer attached to a vehicle, in which the board is capable of providing impact warning and/or prevention to the driver of the vehicle in order to provide peace of mind and/or protection for the bike rack or trailer when reversing the vehicle.
Background
Due to size implications, bulky items such as for example bikes or garden machinery are normally transported on rear mounted bike carriers or on trailer attached to rear tow hooks on vehicles such as for example cars. However, rear mounted bike carriers and trailers make it more difficult to manoeuvre a vehicle. In particular, it is difficult for a driver to reverse a vehicle with a rear mounted bike carrier or trailer as the driver’s vision of the rear of the bike carrier or trailer is hindered or impaired. As a result, the driver finds it more stressful to drive the vehicle and there is also an increased risk of the bike carrier, trailer or items being transported on the bike carrier or trailer becoming damaged while trying to manoeuvre the vehicle, especially when for example trying to park the vehicle. There is therefore a need for a system which helps to improve a driver’s spatial awareness of the positioning and risk of impact of a rear mounted bike carrier or trailer while manoeuvring a vehicle.
Prior Art
Accordingly a number of patent applications have been filed in an attempt to resolve the problem or similar, including the following:
US 20130022389 discloses a rear camera system for a vehicle with a trailer comprising: a video control circuit configured to receive a first video signal from a first camera and a second video signal from a second camera, wherein the video control circuit is configured to provide the first video signal or the second video signal in response to a control signal, wherein the control signal is indicative of whether a trailer plug is connected to a vehicle plug.
Summary of the Invention
According to a first aspect of the present invention there is provided a licence board for a rear mounted bike rack or trailer attached to a vehicle, in which the board comprises:
an elongate member for mounting a licence plate; a plurality of parking sensors mounted or mountable on the elongate member so as to be spaced apart from each other on the elongate member;
a remote LED proximity monitor mountable within the vehicle, in which the remote LED proximity monitor is in communication with each of the plurality of parking sensors to provide a visual proximity aid to a driver of the proximity of the vehicle to an object; and an electrical interface arranged in use to provide an electrical connection between each of the plurality of parking sensors, each of the plurality of secondary vehicle lights, and the remote LED proximity monitor, and an electrical connection provided by the vehicle.
The board may comprise a plurality of secondary vehicle lights mounted or mountable on the elongate member. These may be independently provided in some embodiments or integrated in others.
In contrast to the prior art therefore the present invention provides a licence and/or lighting board for a rear mounted bike rack or trailer attached to a vehicle, in which the board provides a visual guide providing impact warning and/or prevention to the driver of the vehicle in order to provide peace of mind and/or protection for the bike rack or trailer when manoeuvring, and in particular when reversing, the vehicle.
The elongate member defines a longitudinal axis which is preferably arranged in use to extend substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the licence plate. The elongate member may have any suitable transverse cross-section. The transverse cross-section is defined as the plane extending substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. For example, the elongate member may have a substantially square, rectangular, circular or ovaloid transverse cross-section. The elongate member preferably has a substantially rectangular cross-section.
The elongate member preferably comprises a display panel. The plurality of vehicle lights, licence plate, and each of the plurality of parking sensors are preferably mounted or mountable on the display panel of the elongate member.
The elongate member preferably provides an upper face, an opposed lower face, a and a pair of opposed side members extending therebetween. The elongate member preferably further comprises a display panel extending between each of the upper face, opposed lower face, and pair of opposed side members.
The elongate member is preferably hollow. The elongate member preferably comprises a cavity defined by and extending between the upper face, lower face, side members, and the display panel. Preferably, the cavity is defined by and extending between the rear surfaces of the upper face, lower face, side members, and the display face.
The elongate member may further comprise a rear panel arranged in use to be positioned opposite the display panel and to extend between the upper face, lower face and the pair of opposed side members. The elongate member may provide a cavity defined by and extending between the upper face, lower face, side members, display panel and rear panel. Preferably, the cavity is defined by and extending between the rear surfaces of the upper face, lower face, side members, the display face and the rear panel.
The term ‘rear surface’ is used herein to refer to the surface of the face, member and/or panel which is positioned adjacent the cavity provided by the elongate member.
The elongate member may further comprise one or more support ribs extending along the rear surface of one or more of the upper face, lower face, side members, display panel and/or rear panel. In one embodiment, each of the rear surfaces of each of the upper face, lower face, side members, display panel and rear panel provides one or more support ribs.
Preferably, the elongate member provides one or more support ribs extending along the rear surface and projecting outwardly therefrom of one or more, or preferably each, of the upper face, lower face, display panel and rear panel in a direction extending substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the elongate member.
The support ribs may have any suitable shape. For example, the support ribs may be elongate in shape. The longitudinal axis of each support rib may extend substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the elongate member.
In one embodiment, the plurality of parking sensors are mounted or mountable on the elongate member along an axis extending substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the elongate member. According to one embodiment, the plurality of parking sensors are provided as an integral unit as part of the elongate member. According to a further embodiment, each of the plurality of parking sensors are mounted separately, for example retro fitted, onto the elongate member.
The board may comprise any suitable number of parking sensors. According to one embodiment, the board comprises four parking sensors.
The plurality of parking sensors are preferably mounted or mountable on the elongate member so as to be spaced equidistant from each other.
The plurality of parking sensors are preferably mounted or mountable on the display panel of the elongate member. The plurality of parking sensors are preferably mounted or mountable on the display panel adjacent the lower face of the elongate member.
According to one embodiment, the secondary vehicle lights are provided as an integral unit as part of the elongate member. According to a further embodiment, the secondary vehicle lights are mounted separately, for example retro fitted, onto the elongate member.
The secondary vehicle lights are preferably mounted or mountable on the display panel of the elongate member. The secondary vehicle lights are preferably mounted or mountable on the display panel adjacent the lower face of the elongate member. The secondary vehicle lights are arranged in use to be in electrical communication with the vehicle so as to provide a visual indication to other road users of the appearance of the rear lights on the vehicle which are obscured from view by the rear mounted bike rack or trailer.
The board preferably further comprises one or more attachment features for mounting the licence plate on the elongate member. Any suitable attachment feature may be used. For example, the one or more attachment features may be screw members.
According to one embodiment, electrical interface is arranged in use to provide an electrical connection between each of the plurality of parking sensors, each of the plurality of secondary vehicle lights, and the remote LED proximity monitor, and a pin trailer plug located on the vehicle. The pin trailer plug is preferably a 7 pin trailer plug.
The remote LED proximity monitor is preferably operable to provide a visual proximity aid to a driver of the proximity of the vehicle to an object when the vehicle is reversing.
According to a second aspect of the present invention there is provided a vehicle comprising a rear mounted bike rack or a trailer, in which a board as herein described is mounted on the bike rack or trailer.
According to a third aspect of the present invention there is provided a method of mounting a board as herein described on a vehicle comprising a rear mounted bike rack or trailer, in which the method comprises:
mounting the elongate member on the bike rack or trailer; mounting the remote LED proximity monitor within the vehicle; and connecting the electrical interface of the lighting board to each of the plurality of parking sensors, each of a plurality of secondary vehicle lights where present in use or integrated, and the remote LED proximity monitor, and to the electrical connection provided by the vehicle.
Embodiments of the present invention will now be description with reference to the following Figures.
Brief Description of Figures
Figure 1 shows a perspective schematic illustration from above of the licence board according to one embodiment of the present invention;
Figure 2 shows a perspective schematic illustration from below of the board of Figure 1;
Figure 3 shows an exploded perspective schematic illustration of the board of Figure 1;
Figure 4 shows an exploded perspective schematic illustration of the board according to Figure 1;
Figure 5 shows a schematic illustration of a parking sensor of the board of Figure 1;
Figure 6 shows a further exploded perspective schematic illustration of the board of Figure 1;
Figure 7 shows a further exploded schematic illustration of the board of Figure 1;
Figure 8 shows an exploded perspective schematic illustration of a side member of the elongate member of the lighting board of Figure 1;
Figure 9 shows a schematic illustration of the board of Figure 1 mounted on a rear mounted bike carrier attached to a vehicle;
Figure 10 shows a schematic illustration of the board of Figure 1 mounted on a trailer attached to a vehicle;
Figure 11 illustrates the method of manoeuvring a vehicle comprising a board of Figure 1;
Figure 12 shows a schematic illustration of the electrical interface of the board of Figure 1; and
Figure 13 shows a seven pin plug connection provided by a vehicle.
Detailed Description of Figures
With reference to the Figures, the present invention provides a licence and lighting board 10 for a rear mounted bike rack or trailer 14 attached to a vehicle 16. The board 10 comprises an elongate member 18 for mounting a licence plate 20.
The elongate member 18 comprises an upper face 22, an opposed lower face 24, and a pair of opposed side members 26, 28 extending therebetween. The elongate member 18 further comprises a display panel 30 extending between each of the upper face 22, lower face 24 and opposed side members 26, 28. The elongate member 18 further comprises a rear panel 32 arranged in use to be positioned opposite the display panel and to extend between the upper face 22, lower face 24 and the pair of opposed side members 26, 28.
The elongate member 18 is hollow. The elongate member 18 comprises a cavity 34 defined by and extending between the upper face 22, lower face 24, side members 26, 28, the display panel 30, and the rear panel 32. The cavity 34 is defined by and extending between the rear surfaces of the upper face 22, lower face 24, side members 26, 28, the display face 30 and the rear panel 32.
The elongate member 18 further comprises a plurality of support ribs 36 extending along the rear surface of each of the display panel 30 and the rear panel 32. The support ribs 36 are elongate and shape and extend from the rear surfaces into the cavity 34. The support ribs 36 each extend in a direction extending substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the elongate member 18.
The board 10 further comprises four parking sensors 38 are mounted or mountable on the display panel 30 adjacent the lower face 24 of the elongate member 18.
The board 10 further comprises a plurality of secondary vehicle lights 40 mounted or mountable on the elongate member;
The board 10 further comprises a remote LED proximity monitor 42 mountable within the vehicle. The remote LED proximity monitor is arranged in use to be in communication with each of the parking sensors 38 to provide a visual proximity aid to a driver of the proximity of the vehicle to an object.
The board 10 further comprises an electrical interface 44 arranged in use to provide an electrical connection between each of the parking sensors 38, each of the secondary vehicle lights 40, and the remote LED proximity monitor 42, and an electrical connection, in this embodiment a seven pin plug as shown in Figure 13 provided by the vehicle.
In use, each parking sensor 38 is mounted on the elongate member 18. In some embodiments the parking sensors 38 are provided as integral components ofthe board
10. In other embodiments, the parking sensors 38 are retrofitted and provided as separate components for mounting on the elongate member 18 of the board 10. The parking sensors are 38 mounted within gaskets 39 to ensure that the components are water tight.
The side members 26, 28 are secured to the display and rear panels 30, 32 by attachment members 60. The side members 26, 28 are secured to the display and rear panels with gaskets 62 to ensure that the elongate member 18 is water tight.
The remote LED monitor 42 is mounted within the vehicle within sight of the driver.
As shown in Figure 12, each of the remote monitor 42, the parking sensors 38, the secondary vehicle lights 40 are connected to electrical interface 44. The electrical interface is connected to the seven pin plug 60 provided by the vehicle.
As shown in Figure 11, when the driver manoeuvres the vehicle, the remote monitor 42 provides a visual indication to the driver as to how close the rear of the rack or trailer is to an obstruction such as for example a wall, another vehicle or pedestrian. The board 10 can therefore aid driving of the vehicle and aid parking.
The invention has been described by way of examples only and it will be appreciated that variation may be made to the above-mentioned embodiments without departing from the scope of invention. Firstly it will be understood that any features described in relation to any particular embodiment may be featured in combinations with other embodiments.

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1. A licence board for a rear mounted bike rack or trailer attached to a vehicle, in which the board comprises:
an elongate member for mounting a licence plate; a plurality of parking sensors mounted or mountable on the elongate member so as to be spaced apart from each other on the elongate member;
a remote LED proximity monitor mountable within the vehicle, in which the remote LED proximity monitor is in communication with each of the plurality of parking sensors to provide a visual proximity aid to a driver of the proximity of the vehicle to an object; and an electrical interface arranged in use to provide an electrical connection between each of the plurality of parking sensors, each of the plurality of secondary vehicle lights, and the remote LED proximity monitor, and an electrical connection provided by the vehicle.
2. A board as claimed in claim 1, comprising a plurality of secondary vehicle lights mounted on the elongate member.
3. A board as claimed in either of claims 1 and 2, in which the elongate member defines a longitudinal axis which is arranged in use to extend substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the licence plate.
4. A board as claimed in any preceding claim, in which the plurality of parking sensors are mounted or mountable on the elongate member along an axis extending substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the elongate member.
5. A board as claimed in any preceding claim, in which the board comprises four parking sensors.
6. A board as claimed in any preceding claim, in which the parking sensors are mounted or mountable on the elongate member so as to be spaced equidistant from each other.
7. A board as claimed in any preceding claim, further comprising one or more attachment features for mounting the licence plate on the elongate member.
8. A board as claimed in any preceding claim, in which the elongate member comprises an upper face, an opposed lower face, and a pair of opposed side members extending therebetween, and in which the elongate member further comprises a display panel extending between each of the upper face, lower face and opposed side members, and in which the plurality of parking sensors are mounted or mountable on the display panel adjacent the lower face of the elongate member.
9. A board as claimed in any preceding claim, in which the electrical interface is arranged in use to provide an electrical connection between each of the plurality of parking sensors, each of the plurality of the secondary vehicle lights, and the remote LED proximity monitor, and a pin trailer plug located on the vehicle.
10. A board as claimed in any preceding claim, in which the remote LED proximity monitor is operable to provide a visual proximity aid to a driver indicative of the proximity of the vehicle to an object when the vehicle is reversing.
11. A vehicle comprising a rear mounted bike rack or a trailer, in which a licence board as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 9 is mounted on the rack or trailer.
12. A method of mounting a board as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 9 on to a rear mounted bike rack or trailer attached to a vehicle, in which the method comprises:
mounting the elongate member on the bike rack or trailer; mounting the remote LED proximity monitor within the vehicle; and connecting the electrical interface of the lighting board to each of the plurality of parking sensors, each of a plurality of secondary vehicle lights where present, and the remote LED proximity monitor, and to the electrical connection provided by the vehicle.
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