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1. (WO2007000563) A CABRIOLET MOTOR VEHICLE HAVING A STOWABLE ROOF
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/000563 International Application No.: PCT/GB2006/002045
Publication Date: 04.01.2007 International Filing Date: 05.06.2006
IPC:
B60J 7/14 (2006.01) ,B60J 7/12 (2006.01) ,B60J 7/20 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
J
WINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES
7
Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels
08
of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position
12
foldable; Tensioning mechanisms therefor, e.g. struts
14
with a plurality of plate-like elements
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
J
WINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES
7
Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels
08
of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position
12
foldable; Tensioning mechanisms therefor, e.g. struts
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
J
WINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES
7
Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels
20
Vehicle storage compartments for roof parts
Applicants:
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC [US/US]; Fairlane Plaza South Suite 800, 330 Town Centre Drive Dearborn, MI 48126, US (AllExceptUS)
CONDON, Alan [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
GERHARDT, Torsten [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
HARDING, John [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
Inventors:
CONDON, Alan; GB
GERHARDT, Torsten; GB
HARDING, John; GB
Agent:
GRUNFELD, David; Ford Motor Company Limited Room 1/443 Eagle Way Brentwood ESSEX CM13 3BW, GB
Priority Data:
0513234.529.06.2005GB
Title (EN) A CABRIOLET MOTOR VEHICLE HAVING A STOWABLE ROOF
(FR) VEHICULE AUTOMOBILE CABRIOLET AYANT UN TOIT POUVANT ETRE RANGE
Abstract:
(EN) A motor vehicle (5) is disclosed having front and rear roof panels (6) and (7) which can be moved from in use to stowed positions to change the style of the motor vehicle from a closed type vehicle to a cabriolet. A stowage mechanism (20) for the front roof panel (6) is disclosed which can be easily packaged in the motor vehicle and enables the front roof panel (6) to be raised so as to enable the rear roof panel (7) to be stowed. A corresponding method for converting the vehicle to a cabriolet it also disclosed.
(FR) Véhicule automobile (5) ayant des panneaux de toit avant et arrière (6) et (7) qui peuvent être déplacés d'une position en utilisation à une position rangée pour changer le style du véhicule automobile d'un véhicule de type fermé à un cabriolet. L'invention concerne un mécanisme de rangement (20) pour le panneau de toit avant (6) qui peut être facilement rangé dans le véhicule automobile et permet au panneau de toit avant (6) d'être relevé pour permettre au panneau de toit arrière (7) d'être rangé. L'invention concerne également un procédé correspondant pour convertir le véhicule en un cabriolet.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
JP2008544918CN101208215DE112006001632