Vermont Patent of the Month – March 2024

KIMTEK CORPORATION was founded with first hand experience in volunteer firefighting and EMS and a true understanding of the tools needed to improve safety. This research and development company has been operating since 1984, striving to advance life saving technologies in the fire sciences.

With a continuous commitment to innovation, it is no surprise to see the company has secured a new patent. This time, the patent is for a modular transport unit designed to improve the way we utilize cargo space in emergency vehicles of all kinds.

KIMTEK Corporation has made a name for itself as the nation’s largest producer of UTV and ATV skid units. At its core, the skid unit boasts a sturdy chassis with a cargo bed and frame, ensuring durability and reliability in various transport scenarios. What sets it apart is the inclusion of first and second modular components, strategically secured on the cargo area. Picture this: passenger seats, canine boxes, or modular storage boxes seamlessly integrated into the skid unit’s design. Versatility at its finest.

But what really catches the eye is the ingenious quick-release mechanism. No more wrestling with complicated attachments – this mechanism allows for swift and secure attachment of modular components to the cargo bed. With a simple alignment and a flick of a lever, the components are locked in place, ready for action. It’s the epitome of convenience without sacrificing safety.

What’s more, Kimtek’s dedication to innovation is evident in every aspect of this invention. From its seamless integration into various vehicle types to its robust construction, every detail has been meticulously crafted to enhance functionality and efficiency.

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