Global patent index - EP 1062120 A1

EP 1062120 A1 2000-12-27 - TONNEAU COVER SYSTEM

Title (en)

TONNEAU COVER SYSTEM

Title (de)

ABDECKSYSTEM MIT PLANE

Title (fr)

ENSEMBLE DE COUVERTURE D'ESPACE DE CHARGEMENT

Publication

EP 1062120 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99903104 A

Priority

  • US 9900868 W
  • US 7166298 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9936290A1] A system for removably attaching a tonneau cover (1) over the bed (19) of a pickup truck (3) or similar vehicle. The system includes front (5), rear (9), and side rails (7). The front (5) and two side rails (17) are respectively secured in fixed positions atop the front (15) and side (17) walls of the bed (19). The rear rail (9) is then suspended to extend between the two side rails (7) across the mouth of the tailgate opening. The ends (9') of the rear rail (9) are inserted into longitudinally extending channels (33) in the side rails (7) and can be slid relative to the fixed, front (5) and side (7) rails. The system also can include one or more support bows (21) that can be inserted into the channels (33) in the fixed, side rails (7) and slid relative to them to spaced positions intermediate the front (5) and rear (9) rails. With the slidable, rear rail (9), the cover (1) can be selectively tensioned or loosen to ease putting the cover (1) over the bed (19) and taking it off. The tailgate (23) and rear rail (9) sealingly engage each other when the tailgate (23) is closed to make the system substantially watertight.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B60P 7/02; B60J 7/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B60J 7/10 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B60J 7/104 (2013.01); B60J 7/102 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT DE ES FR GB IT PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9936290 A1 19990722; AU 2320799 A 19990802; CA 2318222 A1 19990722; EP 1062120 A1 20001227; EP 1062120 A4 20040609

INPADOC legal status

2005-04-13 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20040705

2004-06-09 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: A4

- Effective date: 20040422

2004-06-09 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Ref Legal Event Code: RIC1

- IPC: 7B 60P 7/02 A

2004-06-09 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Ref Legal Event Code: RIC1

- IPC: 7B 60J 7/10 B

2000-12-27 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000816

2000-12-27 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT DE ES FR GB IT PT SE