MSA 4X4 Accessories has been granted a United States Patent (Patent No. US 10,076,188 B2) from the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office for our Explorer Aluminium Storage Drawer System, which excludes others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States of America or importing the invention into the United States of America.
Currently, the United States Patent and Trademark Office receive over 500,000 patent applications per year and are well known for their in-depth examination process on all patent applications.
MSA 4X4 is a long standing Australian company who are extremely passionate about providing innovative and quality four-wheel-drive products, and our new Drawer System is evidence of that. No stranger to registering our intellectual property and enforcing our patents, our Explorer Aluminium Storage Drawer System is fully protected in patented features; this new patent includes 42 claims supported by 22 pages of detailed drawings!
Some prominent patented features include; The patented “Pro-Glide” system which utilises the side of the drawers and the frame as the actual slide unit, meaning that no usable storage space inside the drawers is lost to traditional side slide runners. The over extension design using custom sealed bearings removes the need for additional slide components, maximising storage space, whilst enabling the drawers to bear heavy loads (crash tested to 250kg per pair) and be relatively maintenance free. Its patented “stay-open block” prevents a fully loaded, open drawer from unexpectedly slamming shut whilst still in use, as well as doubles as two electrical contacts, that when the drawer is open, create an electrical circuit without any moving wires to power the included LED strip light which faces into the drawer!
Shane Miles, the man behind MSA 4X4’s innovative product range states that “this patent validates the years of R&D that have gone into our Drawer System, as well as enhances our intellectual property position in one of the largest markets in the world. We are now in a position where we can defend our IP and secure our position in a global market”
He continues “The unique features presented in our patented Drawer System have re-set the benchmark and continue to reaffirm our position as a market-leading, innovative Australian brand”
The Explorer Aluminium Storage Drawer System is a hard-wearing, stylish looking new storage system, that is ingeniously engineered, and precision built using innovative patented features to provide incredible durability, access and ease of use! Its introduction into MSA 4X4’s range has also opened the door for customers wanting the complete MSA 4X4 storage solution fit out, which includes Drawers, Drop Slides, Fridge Barriers, Tourer and Basket Pack rooftop bags, Seat Organisers and a multitude of canvas storage accessories.
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