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1. (WO2002002361) AIR DUCT OUTLETS WITH CLOSEABLE DOORS AND VEHICLES INCORPORATING SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2002/002361    International Application No.:    PCT/US2001/041225
Publication Date: Jan 10, 2002 International Filing Date: Jun 29, 2001
IPC: B60H 1/34
Applicants: COLLINS & AIKMAN PLASTICS, INC.
KOWALSKI, Edward, L.
GEHRING, Thomas, F., J.
JANKOWSKI, Ireneusz
HAVIDIC, Dejan
BEHESHTI, Sayeh
Inventors: KOWALSKI, Edward, L.
GEHRING, Thomas, F., J.
JANKOWSKI, Ireneusz
HAVIDIC, Dejan
BEHESHTI, Sayeh
Title: AIR DUCT OUTLETS WITH CLOSEABLE DOORS AND VEHICLES INCORPORATING SAME
Abstract:
Air duct outlets having closeable doors are provided. An air duct outlet (10) includes a housing (12) having a front wall (14) with an opening (16) therein that allows air to pass therethrough. A door assembly (18) is movably mounted to the housing and includes a unitary door (20) having an exterior surface (20a). The door assembly is movable between a closed position and an open position. The door substantially covers the front wall opening and is substantially flush with the front wall when the door assembly is in the closed position. The door is retracted from the front wall opening when the door assembly is in the open position. In the closed position, the door provides a continuous, uniform, and aesthetically pleasing appearance with the front wall.