Sun shield for automobiles
Pop-up cover for motor vehicle
Vehicle protective cover device
Portable car port
Self-storing, retractable automobile cover
ApplicationNo. 167571 filed on 12/14/1993
US Classes:296/136.04, Cover storage space24/265H, Hook150/166, For a vehicle exterior160/370.21, Automobile windshield weather protector or sunshield296/95.1Auxiliary protector
ExaminersPrimary: Pedder, Dennis H.
Foreign Patent References
International ClassB60J 011/00
AbstractA protective cover apparatus for an automobile (30) includes a cover (11) covering-passenger compartment (32) of the automobile (30), a semi-pliable metal hook (17) linked to a handhold (13) on the cover (11) by a cord(16) for securing the cover (11) to the front of the automobile (30), a storage pouch (18) for storing the the cover (11) and an adjustable belt (19) fixed to the storage pouch (18) for securing the pouch (18) and the cover (11) to the trunk (34) of the automobile (30). In a second arrangement, the front end of the cover (11) is secured to the windshield (35) by suction pads (55) under the handhold (13). The storage pouch (18) is replaced by a pair of tie-down straps (50) and a roll-up sheet (51). The tie-down straps (50) tie the folded cover (11) to the roll-up sheet (51) before the roll-up sheet (51) wraps up the cover (11) for storage. Both arrangements are similiar in operation but have different advantages in manufacturing. The first arrangement is capable of fitting automobiles (30) of different sizes or styles with one single size while the second arrangement requires specific sizing to fit.