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Title:
ACTIVE ROCKER AERO PANEL INTEGRATED INTO AUTOMATED RUNNING BOARD
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/232531
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
An active rocker aerodynamic shield (12) integrated into an automated running board (14) for a motor vehicle. By using the existing automated running board linkages (24, 26) as a mounting location for the aerodynamic panels (16) of the shield (12), the addition of a dedicated motor, linkage/pivot, and vehicle attachment scheme is no longer needed for the aerodynamic benefit since components can be shared. The moving linkages (24, 26) are used as attachment points for the aerodynamic panel(s) (16) to limit the flow of air to the under-body of a vehicle. When the running board (14) is in its stowed position, the aerodynamic panel (16) is also stowed out of the line of sight and airflow. When the benefit of the aerodynamic panel (16) is desired, the running board (14) moves to the deployed position, orienting the aerodynamic panel (16) in a position to reduce the amount of airflow under the vehicle.

Inventors:
MILANI ADOLFO (US)
SHELSWELL JAMES (CA)
PANTEA SORIN (CA)
Application Number:
US2019/035210
Publication Date:
January 02, 2020
Filing Date:
June 03, 2019
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Assignee:
MAGNA EXTERIORS INC (CA)
MILANI ADOLFO E (US)
International Classes:
B60R3/00; B60R3/02; B62D35/00; B62D37/02
Foreign References:
US9975490B12018-05-22
US20180134221A12018-05-17
US10081302B12018-09-25
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
WARN, Philip, R. (US)
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