ApplicationNo. 645744 filed on 08/24/2000
US Classes:296/222, Panel slides with final closing motion having vertical component to attain closed and sealed condition296/216.05Movable to position above roof
ExaminersPrimary: Pedder, Dennis H.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassB60J 007/053
AbstractAn automotive vehicle has a power operated moveable roof panel that moves between an open position above a fixed roof panel and a closed position behind the fixed roof panel. The moveable roof panel is guided by forward and rearward roller assemblies at each side that travel in respective forward and rearward tracks exclusively. The forward roller assemblies have forward rollers, rearward rollers and guide rollers that cooperate with drops in the forward tracks to push the moveable roof panel down in the closed position. The vehicle has an optional luggage rack and an optional interior partition between the passenger compartment and the cargo compartment that includes a moveable glass panel.
Field of SearchSlidable panel
Movable to position above roof
Panel having drive or actuating means
Panel latch means
Specific roof panel and opening edge structure
Roof opening edge structure
Panel slides with final closing motion having vertical component to attain closed and sealed condition
Carrier associated with vehicle roof or trunk lid
Members fixedly attached to vehicle surface