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Patent: A Ladder That Fits Inside Your Car.
Patent: A Ladder That Fits Inside Your Car. | hou_txbz, Grover J. Geisleman III, Richmond, Texas, patent, 8191685, folding ladder,

Grover J. Geisleman III of Richmond, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,191,685 for “Folding Ladder.”

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a more convenient ladder.

Grover J. Geisleman III of Richmond, Texas recently received U.S. Patent 8,191,685 for “Folding Ladder.”

Geisleman applied for the patent on May 16, 2011.

Geisleman saw a need for a folding ladder that is lightweight and small, according to the patent documents. A further need exists for a ladder that can be transported in a vehicle without taking up too much space. 

Geisleman invented a folding ladder with a pair of parallel front support members having a plurality of sequentially positioned grooves, a plurality of front aligned fastener holes aligned with a plurality of back fastener holes, a pair of non-parallel back support members, wherein the back support member inside forms a flush engagement with the front support member outer side; a plurality of pivot means disposed centrally through each back top end and extending from each back top end to an off center position in each front support top end, a plurality of pivoting non-removable rungs, a pair of locking spreader bars, a pair of pivotable cross braces and a plurality of recessed magnets for supporting the pivoting cross braces and for allowing portions of the folding ladder to compactly and securely engage each other.