Control linkage for foldable top motor vehicles
Convertible top frame
Manually foldable top for automobile vehicles
Combined removable panel-convertible top system
Power latch system Patent #: 4819983
ApplicationNo. 425271 filed on 10/23/1989
US Classes:296/107.08, Including top storage compartment with closure296/110, Plural up position296/117Raising and lowering devices
ExaminersPrimary: Focarino, Margaret A.
Assistant: Hoge, Gary C.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassB60J 007/08
AbstractA power actuating system automatically moves a convertible top and a tonneau in a sequence in which the tonneau is closed both when the top is raised and lowered and wherein the power actuating system includes plural power cylinders and a linkage mechanism for moving the convertible top and tonneau in a sequence including moving the tonneau from its closed position to a raised open position, thereafter moving the top from lowered position to raised position with the top rear bow partially raised, then moving the rear bow to fully raised position to provide clearance for movement of the tonneau to its closed position, moving the tonneau to its closed position, and finally moving the rear bow to its lowered position for engagement with the car body adjacent the tonneau.