Automobile Windshield Weather Protector Or Sunshield Patents (Class 160/370.21)
  • Patent number: 10773573
    Abstract: A retractable windshield film apparatus for reducing glare includes a film housing having a slot extending therethrough. An axle coaxially extends within the film housing. A spring is coupled to the axle. A spool is coupled to the spring coaxially to the axle. A tinted film has a fixed end coupled to the spool and a free end extending through the slot. A lead bar is coupled to the free end of the tinted film. A track is coupled to the film housing. The track has a housing end coupled to the film housing and a distal end. The lead bar is slidably engageable within the track. An engagement mechanism is coupled to the distal end of the track to secure the tinted film in the alternate extended position. Each of the film housing and the track are configured to attach to a windshield of a car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Heather Eatherly
  • Patent number: 10632822
    Abstract: An automotive solar protection plate, which is located hung on the side window of a car, through the use of fins or tongues that are an integral part of the plate and made from the same material, being plate and fins only one piece. The plate is adapted to be placed both on slightly curved windows or on straight windows of vehicles of different types (cars, trucks, off-road vehicles and others).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Elaine Fernandes
  • Patent number: 10589310
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for arranging objects in particular tableware, in a system for coating including a base element, an adapter element and a support element, each of which are designed in such a manner that they can be plugged together in a direction (z). In the plugged-together state, the adapter element is arranged between the base element and the support element with the object disposed in a predetermined position on the adapter element. The adapter element, the base element and the support element are locked relative to one another with the object in such a manner that only a relative movement in the direction (z) is possible amongst each other. The invention further relates to a method for the arrangement of objects, in particular tableware with the device, in a system for coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: Kahla Thüringen Porzellan GmbH, Tomabond GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Stephan Maier, Holger Raithel
  • Patent number: 10562544
    Abstract: A rail vehicle includes a device compartment for accommodating a device, a protective flap for protecting the device compartment, and a decorative flap at least partially hiding or covering the protective flap. The decorative flap has a lower degree of rigidity or stiffness than the protective flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Mobility GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Kammerloher, Thomas Langenbacher
  • Patent number: 10532643
    Abstract: A vehicle component for a motor vehicle having a rear seat device with at least one headrest and having a wind deflector device with an extendable planar element for protecting front seats of the motor vehicle against relative wind. In an extended state, the planar element extends from a region behind the headrest to a region in front of the headrest. In this context, the headrest can be pivoted by a pivoting device from a position of use, in which the headrest projects beyond a height of the planar element in the extended state, into a position of rest. In the position of rest, the headrest is arranged under the extended planar element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Detlev Ranft, Kai Geissenhöner
  • Patent number: 10493995
    Abstract: Systems are provided for radiant heating by a window shade. A window shade system for a window of an enclosed space includes a window shade configured to cover at least a portion of the window. A radiant heating fabric extends over at least a portion of the window shade. A power supply supplies electric current to the radiant heating fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Kuo-huey Chen, Taeyoung Han, Bahram Khalighi
  • Patent number: 10486504
    Abstract: A shading system for a split side window of a vehicle, including a main shading structure held on a main winding shaft for movement between a stowed position and a shading position, and an auxiliary shading structure held on an auxiliary winding shaft for movement between a stowed position and a shading position. The main shading structure has a main pull-out profile on an end region and the auxiliary shading structure has an auxiliary pull-out element on an end region, which are lengthwise displaceable in vehicle-fixed guiding tracks for displacement between the stowed and shading positions. The main pull-out profile and the auxiliary pull-out element are guided on one side in adjacent guiding tracks extending in parallel to each other, and the main pull-out profile is associated with a drag device entraining the auxiliary pull-out element during a longitudinal displacement from the stowed position to the shading position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: BOS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Maier, Roman Sauer
  • Patent number: 10293663
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shock absorbing vehicle window arrangement for a vehicle cab, the window arrangement comprises a transparent polymer windshield, a metal frame having a width extending in the direction parallel to the plane of the transparent polymer windshield and a depth extending in the direction perpendicular to the plane of the transparent polymer windshield, the metal frame comprising: an outer portion, at least partially extending on the outside of the transparent polymer windshield, and an inner portion, at least partially extending on the inside of the transparent polymer windshield. The outer portion overlaps the transparent polymer windshield with at least 0.5% of the length of the windshield, in the direction extending perpendicular from the length axis of the portion of the metal frame that extends on the outside of the transparent polymer windshield, the metal frame comprises a horizontally extending portion comprising a flexible portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HAMMERGLASS AB
    Inventors: Peter Andersson, Kenneth Svensson
  • Patent number: 10279660
    Abstract: A window cover for an automobile integrally includes: a front sheet to cover an outer surface of an automobile windshield; and a pair of side sheets to cover outer surfaces of left and right front door glasses, respectively. The side sheets are fixed to a vehicle body by a fixing device. The device includes a plate-shaped tab fixed to a rear edge of each side sheet. The tab is fixed by being inserted into a clearance between a rear edge of each of the front door glasses and a front edge of a rear door glass of a rear door placed rearward of the rear edge. Accordingly, convenience is improved because the cover can be easily attached to the vehicle body with the front and rear doors remaining closed, and workability is not deteriorated because the cover is not twisted or entwined when the front doors are opened or closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Tadashi Nomura, Daisuke Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10259295
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a winding device that includes a screen, a shaft portion to which one end of the screen is fastened, a rotary shaft member that fits to an end portion of the shaft portion so that the rotary shaft member is rotated around a rotation axis along an axial direction of the shaft portion, and a biasing portion that biases the rotary shaft member in a rotation direction for winding the screen. A relative rotation restriction structure and a movement restriction structure are formed on a fitting portion between the shaft portion and the rotary shaft member. The relative rotation restriction structure restricts a relative rotation of the shaft portion with respect to the rotary shaft member. The movement restriction structure restricts a movement of the shaft portion in the axial direction with respect to the rotary shaft member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: HAYASHI TELEMPU Co., Ltd., NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Keisuke Watanabe, Toshiya Nishiura, Yoshihiro Tsuchimoto, Naofumi Yagame
  • Patent number: 10081399
    Abstract: A removable spoiler wing assembly having a trunk lid portion, a fix portion, a primary spoiler wing structure, and a secondary spoiler wing structure is provided. The trunk lid portion has a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The fix portion is disposed on the second end of the trunk lid portion. The primary spoiler wing structure is removable and is disposed on the fix portion. The secondary spoiler wing structure is removable and is disposed on the second end of the trunk lid portion, the fix portion, or the primary spoiler wing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 9902484
    Abstract: A flight deck arrangement includes, but is not limited to, a window. The flight deck arrangement further includes a surface disposed proximate the window and positioned below the window. The flight deck arrangement further includes a rail mounted to the surface. The rail is disposed proximate the window and positioned below the window. The rail extends along the surface in a direction generally aligned with a lower portion of the window. The flight deck arrangement still further includes a visor mounted to the rail and selectively positionable along the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Aram Kasparian, Tristan Flynn, Robert Magyarosi
  • Patent number: 9850682
    Abstract: The present invention provides for the first time a foldable structure comprising a resilient frame and a coiling-assist assembly for facilitating coiling the resilient frame while folding. The coiling-assist assembly comprises a releasable grasp coupled to the resilient frame at a pre-determined first location. The releasable grasp temporarily holds the resilient frame in a first folding configuration, whereby the pre-determined second location of the resilient frame is diametrically opposed to the pre-determined first location of the resilient frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: William Coleman Lay
  • Patent number: 9573546
    Abstract: A gullwing door that is mountable to a vehicle and that is capable of providing ballistics protection to occupants of the vehicle. The gullwing door includes an outer panel that is rotatably mountable to the vehicle at an upper edge of the outer panel and that is lined with a first protective shell, and an inner panel disposed adjacent to the outer panel that comprises a second protective shell. The inner panel is rotatably connected to the outer panel at an upper edge of the inner panel and the inner panel and the outer panel are capable of rotatably opening together or separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Spintek Filtration, Inc.
    Inventors: William Greene, Jason Gilmour
  • Publication number: 20150101768
    Abstract: A vehicle window sunshade for protecting against the harmful effects of heat and radiation from the sun. The sunshade comprises a collapsible sheet formed from a flexible material which includes a plurality of superimposed layers. The plurality of superimposed layers comprises a top layer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) material, an inner layer of polyester film and a bottom layer made of clothing material. The top layer is flexible and adaptable to absorb/reflect the heat and radiation from sun. The inner layer is adaptable to keep air inside a vehicle to provide a fluffy feel for thermal purposes. The bottom layer is disposed with perforations to provide ventilation and breathability. The sunshade includes a plurality of suction cups and a plurality of rings to attach to and detach from a vehicle's window. In the preferred embodiment, the sunshade is custom manufactured to fit all windows for a variety of vehicle models.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Wing Lee
  • Publication number: 20150075736
    Abstract: A sunshade holding structure comprises a flexible frame, a sunshade cloth and at least one positioning member. The flexible frame has at least one notch on the circumference thereof. The sunshade cloth covers the flexible frame to form a sunshade. The positioning member has two flanges extended towards the sunshade, a latch groove formed between the flanges to latch on the notch of the flexible frame, and a housing compartment opposite to the latch groove to hold a magnetic element. The positioning member is latched on one side of the notch of the flexible frame and turned to align with the circumference of the flexible frame so that the positioning member can be held securely on the flexible frame. Moreover, the magnetic element of the positioning member also attracts the inner side of a vehicle window frame to form secure positioning. Installation and disassembly also can be done quickly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: CREATIVE & COOPERATIVE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: JING-SHYONG GONG
  • Publication number: 20150075735
    Abstract: A sun shade and/or system of shades is used for preventing sunlight from shining into an interior of the automobile. Such a device or system is mountable to an automobile having a front end with a windshield, a right side, and a left side. The sun shade is generally formed of three members. An elongated front member has a flexible front panel, and is adapted for placement at a top of the windshield. Right and left members are placed at the right and left sides, respectively, of the automobile. The front panel is extendable out of and retractable into the front member. Side panels are extendable out of and retractable into the side members. The panels may be extended and retracted automatically using a remote or manually by hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Mandoye Sene
  • Patent number: 8967228
    Abstract: A temporary window has at least two sheets of thin plastic resin correspondingly comprising a center surrounded by at least one perimeter edge. The centers of the sheets are bonded to one another while the perimeters are not. Each of the perimeter edges of the sheets has an inner surface with an adhesive coating substantially thereon. The perimeters are arranged in relation to one another so that the adhesive inner sides create a v-shaped ravine adapted to adhere to a structure contiguous with an opening. The temporary window is especially suited to temporarily cover a window opening when the window glass is broken or otherwise non-functional. Uses include temporary windows for land vehicles, such as cars and trucks, marine craft, such as boats and the like, as well as windows in a residential or business establishment. The temporary window optionally includes a gap for fresh air in a vehicle's passenger compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Adelaide Sabb
  • Patent number: 8960212
    Abstract: A hail guard for cars includes a net with a thick mesh applied to a structure having two center rods joined by a hinge, two multiple hinges applied to the free ends of the center rods, and four net-stretching rods hinged to each multiple hinge. Each multiple hinge has pins with vertical axes suited to allow the net-stretching rods to rotate and a rotation pin whose horizontal axis is orthogonal to the center rods, suited to allow the rotation of the set of net-stretching rods. The net-stretching rods are arranged so that two of them, when open, are opposed to each other and two other ones are generically diagonal. Two or more supports are hinged to the center rods and each free end of each support is provided with suction cups or magnets suited to allow the structure to be stably and removably applied to the car roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Edoardo Majer
  • Publication number: 20150047798
    Abstract: Described is a portable sun visor comprising a sun shielding member, an adjustable support arm, and a mounting member, said mounting member comprising a plurality of different attachment members for fastening the sun visor to an object. One of the attachment members is a clamp featuring a stationary first jaw that is defined by a handle portion of the mounting member near a distal end of the handle that lies opposite the support arm, and a movable second jaw pivotally connected to the handle portion at an intermediate location thereon. The mouth of the clamp points toward the distal end of the handle portion, where a blade extends parallel to the handle on a side thereof opposite the clamp. The blade is insertable into a vehicle door on the inside surface of a window to hold the sun shielding member in position at that window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Duane Guina
  • Publication number: 20150047797
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a removable protective shield for windows that protects the windows yet does not impede the operation of the item in which the window is incorporated and does not mar or physically alter the window or item in which the window is incorporated. In one or more embodiments, the protective shield of the present invention comprises a piece of transparent or translucent rigid or semi-rigid plastic sheet sized and shaped so as to extend at least partially beyond the perimeter of the window which is intended to be protected. The protective shield of the invention may, for example, comprise a transparent or translucent acrylic or polycarbonate sheet. Removable, non-marring attachment mechanisms are used to attach the protective shield to the item in which the window is incorporated such that that item (i.e. convertible top or dodger) is not altered or damaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: FRANK MICHAEL WEYER
  • Patent number: 8936304
    Abstract: A pull bar is adapted for attachment to one end of a screen of a sunshade device beneath a sunroof of a vehicle. The pull bar includes an upper strip body and a lower strip body. The upper strip body is adapted to abut against an upper surface of the screen. The lower strip body is adapted to abut against a lower surface of the screen. The upper and lower strip bodies cooperatively define at least one air flow passage that extends through the upper and lower strip bodies to permit air to flow into or out of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Macauto Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Lin, Huang-Jen Wang
  • Patent number: 8925618
    Abstract: A collapsible sunshade according to the present invention has a panel comprising a foldable frame member having a folded and an unfolded orientation, the frame member defining a periphery for the panel with an interior space inside of the peiphery, a meshed material covering the interior space defined by the frame member to form the panel when the frame member is in the unfolded orientation, and a shade fabric having at least a portion thereof removably attached to the panel so that the shade fabric can assume a first position in which the shade fabric completely overlies, in a planar manner, the meshed material, and a second position where the portion of the shade fabric that is removably attached to the panel is disengaged from the panel to expose a portion of the meshed material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Patent Category Corp.
    Inventor: Yu Zheng
  • Patent number: 8876199
    Abstract: Provided is a sunshade apparatus disposed under a sunroof panel installed in a fixed roof of a vehicle, comprising a frame having a plurality of frame openings arranged in a width direction of the vehicle, and a plurality of polarizing panel sets each of which is disposed correspondingly to one of the frame openings. The frame is formed to be higher in the middle portion thereof than both end portions thereof in the width direction so as to follow the shape of the fixed roof, and each polarizing panel set inclines to be higher as approaching the middle portion of the vehicle in the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Yachiyo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Murasawa
  • Patent number: 8875775
    Abstract: A window shade of the present invention can include a retractable window shade housed in a door of a vehicle, the window shade operable to extend over a window of the vehicle to be secured with a plurality of hooks located above the window. These hooks are specially designed to allow an improperly attached retractable window shade to detach and retract upon the application of a longitudinal force applied to the improperly attached retractable window shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Devon Marie Ross, Michael Anthony Zielinski
  • Publication number: 20140224440
    Abstract: Assemblies and methods to articulate a movable surface such as a window covering an opening of a vehicle from closed to open positions using a pivoting armature are provided. An assembly includes a backlite pane pivotably attached about an axis fixed with respect to the vehicle; at least one lever assembly pivotably connected to the backlite pane to permit articulating movement of the backlite pane; and a motive force connected to a driveshaft connected to the at least one lever assembly such that rotation of the driveshaft in response to the motive force causes movement of the at least one lever assembly and articulation of the backlite pane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Jason Bowles
  • Publication number: 20140202645
    Abstract: A sunshade assembly includes two support rollers adapted to roll on a window panel of a vehicle when a pull rod is moved relative to a base seat for placing a screen between extended and wound up positions. A cover plate is disposed above the pull rod. Two slide members are respectively connected to the cover plate to enable the cover plate to move between a first position in which the support rollers extend beyond the cover plate, and a second position in which the support rollers do not extend beyond the cover plat. When the pull rod is moved toward the base seat, and when the slide members are pushed by two tracks, the cover plate is moved to the second position from the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Macauto Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Lin, Huei-Ho Wang
  • Publication number: 20140182795
    Abstract: An improved, reusable, protective, reflective, weather resistant cover for a vehicle windshield-wiper-bay region and also for front-side windows and for the rear window region is disclosed. The cover is easy and fast to deploy, the operator is not required to reenter the vehicle for deployment and no cover element extends inside the vehicle. Permanent magnets and/or hook and loop strips are used to removably affix the cover. No permanently attached fastener elements are observable from within or without the closed vehicle. The cover effectively reflects the sun's rays reducing internal heating and material degradation and eases removal of frost, sleet or snow from covered regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: OGLE RIDOUT SINGLETON
  • Patent number: 8757240
    Abstract: A sunscreen for the windshield of a vehicle includes a sunscreen sheet configured to be opaque to solar radiation, a first band attached to the top of the sunscreen sheet and configured to adhere the sunscreen sheet to the windshield, a second band attached to below the middle of the sunscreen sheet and configured to adhere the sunscreen sheet to the windshield, and first and second hook and loop fasteners attached to both ends of the second band and configured to be respectively tethered to each side mirror of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Jae Cheon Song
  • Patent number: 8726970
    Abstract: An extensible car window shading apparatus mountable inside the car and comprising a first plurality of slats having at each longitudinal end a slat hole in which a slat spring attached to a slat stick is inserted, such that the slat stick extends outwardly from the slat hole, a second plurality of panels, the second plurality being exactly twice the first plurality, such that there is a panel at each longitudinal end of each slat, wherein each panel has a panel hole in which a panel spring is inserted, the panel hole being configured to receive the slat stick, and wherein the panels on each side of the apparatus are joined by hinges, such as to allow folding or deploying of the extensible car window shading apparatus by a user, and a support arm that keeps the extensible car window shading apparatus in folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Hai Tee Young
  • Patent number: 8720972
    Abstract: A movable screen or visor for a window adjacent a trim liner includes a contour rod movable from a stowed position to a deployed position. The contour rod includes a forward end, an offset portion, and a rearward end opposite the forward end from the offset portion. The screen also includes a shade member operatively attached to the contour rod. The shade member is disposed within the trim liner when the contour rod is in the stowed position and is disposed outside of the trim liner in the deployed position. The shade member blocks a portion of the window when the contour rod is in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations PLLC
    Inventors: Albert H. Butlin, Jr., James G. Gobart
  • Publication number: 20140102647
    Abstract: A window shade of the present invention can include a retractable window shade housed in a door of a vehicle, the window shade operable to extend over a window of the vehicle to be secured with a plurality of hooks located above the window. These hooks are specially designed to allow an improperly attached retractable window shade to detach and retract upon the application of a longitudinal force applied to the improperly attached retractable window shade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Devon Marie Ross, Michael Anthony Zielinski
  • Publication number: 20140060760
    Abstract: A window covering is configured for attachment to a window frame of a vehicle to cover an opening defined in the window frame. The window covering includes a casing, a panel, a first magnet, and a second magnet. The casing includes a first member and a second member. The casing includes a ferromagnetic material. The panel is attached to first and second members and covers the hole. The first magnet and second magnet are magnetically attached to the respective first member and second member. The first and second magnets are configured to be magnetically attached to the window frame. The magnets are permanent magnets. Each magnet is configured to exert a pull force sufficient to retain the window covering to the window frame of the vehicle such that the casing of the window covering does not move relative to the window frame during motion of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicants: NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTION, INC., NSV LLC
    Inventor: Victor Harris
  • Patent number: 8656968
    Abstract: A snow protection device mainly includes a piece of waterproof cloth, two bars, and at least two rubber magnets. The waterproof cloth includes a piece of cloth that is light-weighted, windable, and resistant against penetration of water. The two bars are respectively mounted to opposite side edges of the waterproof cloth. The rubber magnets are of magnetic attraction and are flexible and are arranged on the waterproof cloth at locations adjacent to and beside the bars. As such, the two bars can be used to collapse and expand the waterproof cloth and the rubber magnets may be securely attached, by means of magnetic attraction, to locations around a windshield so as to securely hold the waterproof cloth in position. The waterproof cloth is thus set to shield and cover the windshield. The resistance against water penetration of the waterproof cloth prevents water from contacting and being frozen on the windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Han-Chun Lin
  • Patent number: 8616610
    Abstract: Moto-Auto Visor is an automobile windshield visor that is placed on the dashboard and stuck by 2 suction cups. Moto-Auto Visor helps protect the interior of the vehicle from the Sun's Ultraviolet rays and also keeps it cooler. Moto-Auto Visor is also beneficial to Handicapped Individuals that can't easily remove and install a Sunshade. Moto-Auto Visor opens and closes its shade with Rods connected to the center console, which move in a circular up and down motion. Moto-Auto Visor in its Center Console has a compartment that can store a monetary expressway device and other belongings. Moto-Auto Visor has 3 Variations called Super Deluxe, Deluxe, and Basic. The Super Deluxe can be made to operate by either of 3 ways. First, by on off switch powered by direct or alternating current, secondly by an auxiliary remote control device and third manual. the Deluxe can be made to operate by either of 2 ways, on off switch and manually. While the Basic on manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Abel Martinez
  • Patent number: 8607845
    Abstract: A vehicle awning framework comprises a base stand (1), above which a pair of driving axles (2) is parallelly arranged from the front to the rear. A pair of driving axle supports (3) is sleeved on each driving axle(2). Two shaft gears(4) are sleeved respectively at the two ends of said driving axle(2), and respectively fixedly connected with a driving axle supports(3). The two ends of the driving axle (2) are respectively fixedly connected with a gear connection connectors (5) through which a laterally-turning axle (6) rotated around the gear connecting connectors (5) is arranged. The laterally-turning axle (6) rotates around itself when it turns outward, so that laterally-turning shafts (8) on the laterally-turning axle (6) are spread to the left and right sides, and the awning can be closed and folded entirely along with the turning of the laterally-turning shafts (8). Therefore the vehicle awning framework can be operated automatically and easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Meizhong Wu
  • Patent number: 8596331
    Abstract: The invention provides a mounting system for holding one or more affinity displays upon a window in an exceptionally stable manner. The apparatus comprises a drape that is capable of being wrapped around the edge or frame edge of a window, and the drape is also attached to a plurality of surface mounting components. The drape is further linked to the affinity display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Fanz, LLC
    Inventors: Sean C. Larson, Shane D. Lewis, C. Jennifer Jones
  • Patent number: 8584719
    Abstract: A cover assembly for attachment to the doors of a motor vehicle, to protect their exterior surfaces, includes at least two cover panels that are adjustably affixed to one another to provide a subassembly of variable effective width. Upper and lower portions of the panels are disengageably attached to the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Antolin Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 8579010
    Abstract: A sunshade hook is provided which has an improved hook shape configuration that overlaps the rod-shaped member of the sunshade to prevent inadvertent pullout. An access passage is modified and dimensional relationships established between the hook and the sunshade to prevent inadvertent removal. The stem is also modified to increase the perimeter engagement with an opening in the bracket and increase the ability to withstand shearing stress imposed by wind forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Troy Medlar, Shinichi Yamase
  • Publication number: 20130213590
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new and useful magnetic screen device for recreational use with vehicles and a method of use. This invention is believed to be useful by offering a device which is removeably attached to a vehicle over openings or windows thereby allowing the free flow of air throughout the interior cabin of the vehicle. While in place, this device keeps particulate matter or pests from entering the car, and keeps the interior of the car from overheating in the sun. This device does not require installation, is easy to wash and store after use. The device also provides a surface upon which a decorative element can be printed—for example a team logo or mascot. It is intended that this device not be used when the vehicle is in motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Roger Apostolico
  • Publication number: 20130174992
    Abstract: A system for shading a window of a motor vehicle. The system has a shade material, a first portion of the shade material is adapted to cover an area of the window, a second portion of the shade material is adapted to be located outside the window and a bent portion adapted to be bent over an edge of the window. The system further includes at least one clip with a first leg and a second leg. The first leg and the second leg are adapted to press on the shade material thereby frictionally attaching the shade material to the window with the first leg and the second leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: Lior Biniamin HADDAD
  • Patent number: 8479787
    Abstract: A vehicle cover having a plurality of handles with tethers disposed along its longitudinal meridian for easy manipulation of said handles and attached cover so as to lift the cover and dislodge accumulated snow and/or ice. Additionally the present invention has a plurality of fastening clips for increased sustainment of the covers positioning against wind and environmental elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventors: Lakeram Sahadeo, George F. Mesiha
  • Publication number: 20130160957
    Abstract: A shading system for a glass-covered vehicle opening includes a pull rod guided between a pair of guide rails. A shading element is attached to the pull rod and is movable between a retracted position and an extended position. Teeth are formed in the guide rails. Gear wheels at opposite ends of the pull rod mesh with the teeth in the guide rails. The pull rod has a gear drive which rotatably couples the gear wheels together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicants: AKO KUNSTSTOFFE ALFRED KOLB GMBH, DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Martin Boch, Harald Mueller, Alexander Wagner
  • Patent number: 8430445
    Abstract: An impact resistant cover for protecting a vehicle windshield is made up of a plurality of spaced apart rectangular panels, the panels having a flexible, puncture resistant, covering, the covering enclosing a resilient material having a thickness of between 0.5 and 1.5 inches. Flexible webs interconnect the panels while enabling the panels to lie in a common plane in a first selective positioning of the panels, and alternately to lie one panel atop the next panel in a vertically aligned stack of all of the panels, in a second selective positioning of the panels. Handles permit the stack to be carried easily and straps allow the cover to be secured to a vehicle's doors or windows while lying on the vehicles windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: James Williams
  • Publication number: 20130082485
    Abstract: A shading system is provided, such as an overhead shading system for a panoramic window of a motor vehicle, which includes, but is not limited to a holding frame for attachment to a motor vehicle body. The holding frame exhibits a cross member, a first longitudinal member joined with the cross member, and a second longitudinal member joined with the cross member, a transverse strip guided so that it can slide from the first longitudinal member and second longitudinal member in order to activate a shading device coupled with the cross member and transverse strip, such as a roller blind or window shade, for at least partially covering a window opening bordered by the holding frame and transverse strip, and a guide connected with the holding frame, in particular a guiding rope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
  • Patent number: 8387676
    Abstract: A shading system for a window comprising a panel having a shape and size that covers at least a portion of the window when the panel is placed over the window. The shading system may include a first plurality of magnets in the panel and a second plurality of magnets for securement to the inside surface of the window. The first and second plurality of magnets removably securing the panel over the window of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventors: Roger Hunckler, Clare A. Hunckler
  • Patent number: 8365799
    Abstract: A window covering is configured for attachment to a window frame of a vehicle to cover an opening defined in the window frame. The window covering includes a casing, a panel, a first magnet, and a second magnet. The casing includes a first member and a second member. The casing includes a ferromagnetic material. The panel is attached to first and second members and covers the hole. The first magnet and second magnet are magnetically attached to the respective first member and second member. The first and second magnets are configured to be magnetically attached to the window frame. The magnets are permanent magnets. Each magnet is configured to exert a pull force sufficient to retain the window covering to the window frame of the vehicle such that the casing of the window covering does not move relative to the window frame during motion of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: NSV LLC
    Inventor: Victor Harris
  • Patent number: 8342226
    Abstract: A collapsible sunshade according to the present invention has a panel comprising a foldable frame member having a folded and an unfolded orientation, the frame member defining a periphery for the panel with an interior space inside of the periphery, a meshed material covering the interior space defined by the frame member to form the panel when the frame member is in the unfolded orientation, and a shade fabric having at least a portion thereof removably attached to the panel so that the shade fabric can assume a first position in which the shade fabric completely overlies, in a planar manner, the meshed material, and a second position where the portion of the shade fabric that is removably attached to the panel is disengaged from the panel to expose a portion of the meshed material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Patent Category Corp.
    Inventor: Yu Zheng
  • Publication number: 20120305205
    Abstract: A shading system in accordance with an exemplary embodiment is provided. The shading system includes a roof guiding arrangement and a shading arrangement movable into various shading positions in the roof guiding arrangement so as to variably shade a passenger compartment. A restraining arrangement is configured to restrain the shading arrangement independently of position and/or as a function of acceleration to prevent an unintended shifting of the shading arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Frank ANNAWALD, Bernd WEBER
  • Patent number: 8322775
    Abstract: A transparent laminated structure having multiple peel-away laminated film layers for protecting windscreens, particularly windscreens of rotary aircraft, from environmental conditions. The laminated structure includes at least one laminated layer wherein each layer includes a film, a bonding layer on a first major side of the film for releaseably attaching the film to either the windscreen or to an adjacent laminated film layer, a conductive material on a second major side of the film for dissipating electrostatic charging in the laminated structure that may occur due to accumulated precipitation static during aircraft fight, and a hard coat layer for protecting the relatively softer film against abrasion. As the outermost film layer becomes degraded below acceptable levels, that film may be easily removed, exposing a subsequent unblemished film layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: VTOL, LLC
    Inventors: Brent W. Barbee, E. Andrew Hough