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1. (US20140246884) Open roof system for a vehicle

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 14274928 Application Date: 12.05.2014
Publication Number: 20140246884 Publication Date: 04.09.2014
Grant Number: 09145043 Grant Date: 29.09.2015
Publication Kind : B2
IPC:
B60J 7/057
B60J 7/00
B60J 7/047
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
02
of sliding type
04
with rigid plate-like element or elements
057
Driving or actuating arrangements
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
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
02
of sliding type
04
with rigid plate-like element or elements
047
movable to overlapping or nested relationship
Applicants: Inalfa Roof Systems Group B.V.
Inalfa Roof Systems B.V.
Inventors: Marcel Johan Christiaan Nellen
Peter Christiaan Leonardus Johannes Manders
Agents: Steven M. Koehler
Westman, Champlin & Koehler, P.A.
Priority Data: 12171663 12.06.2012 EP
Title: (EN) Open roof system for a vehicle
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

An open roof system for a vehicle comprises at least first and second movable elements, each movable between a retracted and a deployed position. At least two drive cable assemblies transfer the motor torque to said movable elements. The drive cable assemblies comprise a flexible first part having first and second ends, the first part being driven by a motor. The first end portion of the flexible first part connects to one of the first and second movable elements, and a first guiding channel guides the second end. The drive cable assembly further comprises an elongated second part, guided in a second guiding channel to one of the first and second movable elements and connected thereto. During at least part of the operation, the elongated second part moves substantially in the same direction as an end portion of the first part of the cable assembly.