Patent 5769483 Issued on June 23, 1998. Estimated Expiration Date: October 2, 2015. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
296/107.08, Including top storage compartment with closure296/108, Pivotally connected sections296/116, Outrigger type296/216.05, Movable to position above roof296/221Panel pivots upwardly to vent mode and moves downward before sliding to fully open mode
A convertible vehicle roof with a rigid rear roof part (7) and with a rigid rear part (8) which adjoins rear roof part (7), can be moved together with other roof parts (side roof parts 5, cover 6) into a stowage space (19) located in the rear of a vehicle. Compared to known hardtop vehicle roofs, the structure, mounting, sealing and insensitivity to tolerances are improved by the fact that the rear part (8) can be swung forwardly over the rear roof part (7) before they are moved together into the stowage space.