Sunroof structure Patent #: 3972558
ApplicationNo. 05/668100 filed on 03/18/1976
US Classes:296/223, Panel having drive or actuating means114/203, With fasteners292/228, Rigid292/263, Multiple296/224, Panel latch means454/136, Roof structure49/141, WITH SPECIFIED MEANS TO EFFECT EMERGENCY RELEASE TO CLOSURE52/72Movable cupola or section thereof
ExaminersPrimary: Peters, Joseph F. Jr.
Assistant: Forman, Michael J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
AbstractA lid for a vehicle roof opening has linkage hinging it to the roof structure accommodating tilting the lid upwardly in either of two directions, or elevating it bodily, for use of the opening to ventilate the vehicle, including provision for separating parts of the hinging linkage to permit swinging the lid fully open for use of the roof opening as an escape hatch. In a modification, the lid is hinged for tilting in only one direction to a ventilating position or swinging to the full open position in the same direction.