Roof assembly and method of mounting a sieve member

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8449025
APP PUB NO 20110181077A1





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Aspects of the invention relate to a roof assembly for a vehicle having a roof opening in its fixed roof. It comprises a stationary part having longitudinal guides positioned on either side of the roof opening. A closure is movable at least between a closed position closing the roof opening and an open position in which the closure is at least partly opening the roof opening. A closure operating mechanism is provided for opening and closing the closure, and is sliding in said longitudinal guides when opening and closing the closure. The longitudinal guides each comprise at least a drain channel and a water drainage member for draining water from said longitudinal drain channel to a water drainage hose. Each water drainage member communicates with the respective drain channel on one end, and connects to the corresponding water drainage hose on its opposite end to form a drain. A sieve member for catching debris but allowing water to run through is provided in the drain upstream of said water drainage member.

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Boersma, Egbert Helmond, NL 8 42
Kok, Danny Wilhelmus Arend Arnhem, NL 1 3
Relouw, Michael Cornelis Anthonius Merselo, NL 4 9
Verbeek, Leonardus Gerardus Maria Venray, NL 1 3

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