Roof assembly for a vehicle

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8474905
APP PUB NO 20120049584A1
SERIAL NO

13222149

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A roof assembly for a vehicle having a roof opening in its fixed roof comprising a movable closure element for closing and opening the roof opening. A stationary part comprises guide rails extending transversely of the roof opening in vehicle longitudinal direction. A closure moving mechanism comprises an electric motor fixed to the stationary part, flexible drive cables guided in a guide through a defined path at least partly within said guide rails and being engaged by the electric motor in order to be moved through the guide and along the guide rails. The guide is constructed such that, when an excessive force is exerted on the cable by the closure element in the event of a crash, it allows the respective guide cable to deviate from the defined path dictated by the guide during normal use, to allow limited longitudinal movement of the closure element.

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INALFA ROOF SYSTEMS GROUP B VMAASHESEWEG 83 VENRAY 5804 AB

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Manders, Peter Christiaan Leonardus Johannes Horst, NL 33 94
Nellen, Marcel Johan Christiaan Merselo, NL 53 100
Rikkert, Robert Nuenen, NL 13 34
Van, Boxtel Eduardus Christianus Henricus Zeeland, NL 12 15
Van, Der Logt Frank Henricus Gerardus Bergen, NL 1 2

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