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Title:
ROOF-COVER STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLES AGAINST ATMOSPHERIC AND NON-ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/1995/015867
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The "roof-cover structure for vehicles against atmospheric and non-atmospheric conditions" refers to: (1) principle container (TAVOLA 1) with rails (TAV 5C/5C1) for holding canvas which allows the roof coverage (front and back) of the vehicle (TAV 10): this coverage is set forth by adopting two windable tubes (TAV 3F) and canvas (TAV 5A); (2) simple container with baggage rack (TAV 15A/B) divided into three parts: (a) part 1: back with cylinder, (b) part 2: baggage rack, (c) part 3: front with cylinder; (3) simple container with baggage with front and back lights (TAVV 16, 17) with the anterior coverage divided in two parts united between the hinges; (4) container with baggage rack with and without front and back lights and lateral cylinders for a partial lateral coverage (TAV 16 A/B). The above-mentioned models have the shape of a rectangular trapeze with a front movable roof coverage designed in a pointed shape. The back has an opening (slit) which allows the canvas to pass through.

Inventors:
Di Filippo, Sirio
Application Number:
PCT/IT1994/000209
Publication Date:
June 15, 1995
Filing Date:
December 10, 1994
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
Di Filippo, Sirio
International Classes:
B60J11/00; (IPC1-7): B60J11/00
Foreign References:
DE2911365A1
FR2610350A1
FR2002613A1
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Claims:
1. C l a i ms RoofCover Structure for Vehicles against Atmospheric and NonAtmospheric Conditions The "Roofcover structure for vehicles against atmospheric and nonatmospheric conditions" refers to: Principle container (TAVOLA 1) with rails (Fig 5C/5C1) for holding canvas, which allows the roof coverage (front and back) of the vehicle (TAV. 10): this coverage is set forth by adopting two windable tubes (TAV. 3F) and canvas (TAV. 5A) Simple container with baggage rack (TAV, 15A/B) divided into three parts: (a) part 1 back with cylinder (b) part 2 baggage rack (c) part.
2. front with cylinder 3 Simple container with baggage with front and back lights (TAW. 16. 17) with the anterior coverage divided in two parts united between the hinges .
3. Container with baggage rack with and without front and back lights and lateral cylinders for a partial lateral coverage (TAV. 16A/B) . The abovementioned models have the shape of a rectangular trapeze with a front movable roof coverage designed in a pointed shape. The back has an opening (slit) which allows the canvas to pass through . The claims refer to: 1 The abovementioned containers will have measurements height. length and width according to the vehicle and to the requests made by the buyers.
4. 2 The canvas rail (TAV. 5C/5C1 ) absolutely necessary for the principle container will help the channelling of the long canvas, that will have to be rolled into the tube inside the container .
Description:
Roof-Cover Structure for Vehicles against Atmospheric and Non-Atmospheric Conditions

Introduction

This invention refers to a container in the shape of a rectangular trapeze (Fig. 1) , that is placed on the roof of a vehicle (Fig. 10) . containing two windable tubes on springs. When unrolled it allows the complete coverage "of the roof" of a vehicle .

Characteristics The present under-mentioned model has the privile¬ ge of having its interior part (obliqua) . which permits. when the car is moving. a minimum resistance to air. Following this structure I have created various types of containers, for example:

(1) Principle container with rail for holding canvas .

( 2 ) Another shape of the base container.

< 3A Variation ot the anterior coverage. ( (33BB)) Internal variation of the container.

( 3C ) Posterior variation of the container.

( 4 ) Container with baggage rack. with or without posterior lights.

( 5 ) container with baggage rack with or without front and back lights and lateral cylinders.

( 6 ) Variation of the anterior coverage of comma 5)

What is shown below is the "principle container", pointing out that any object carried on the roof of the vehicle must not protrude on the sides from where the tyres are positioned.

We wish to point out that the measurements mentioned below refer onlv and exclusively to the example exhibited.

Please note that the joints can be either solded or screwed in. (1) Principle container with rail for holding canvas

The vehicle we are referring to has external tvres at a distance of 1 450 mm.

General information

Distance : mm (millimeters) Metalsheet 10/10 Angles : sexagesimal degrees Drawings : The attached drawings have not been prepared to scale in order to allow to put to focus the points I thought most appropriate.

Necessary Equipment

TAVOLA 2A: Frame for container with left and right sides at 90 degrees: a=210; b=310: c=1444: d=100:

TAVOLA 2B: One connecting rod: a=20 : b=50: c=10: d=10: m=1444:

TAVOLA 2C: One connecting rod: a=8 : b=10: c=5-: d= 15: e=10: f=8: g=15: i=15: 1=10:

TAVOLA 2D: Three connecting rods: a=10, b=15: c=10 d=10: m=1442:

TAVOLA 2E: One connecting rod: a=10: b=15: c=10: d=35: e=10: m=1442:

TAVOLA 3A: Double metalic hinges: (b+a+b)xc (8+3+8 ) xl442: a=3 :

TAVOLA 3B One box of rivets: a=7 b=4; TAVOLA 3C Right clamp: a=8: b=ll c=21: d=16 TAVOLA 3D Left clamp: idem : TAVOLA 3E Two clamps with central hole: a=6: TAVOLA 3F Two aluminium tubes with spring and side clamps: a=1436: b=32:

TAVOLA 3G: A view of the side clamps: a=10: b=3: c=8: d=5:

TAVOLA 4A: Metalic barr : a=1442; folg b=5: c=4; TAVOLA 4B: Rigid plastic tube: a=20 : b=1250: to be placed in the fold (see Fig Sal) ;

TAVOLA 4C: cricket : a=29: TAVOLA 4C1 Cricket stand: b=19 c=10: it can be substituited by a rubber rod

TAVOLA 4D Four clamps: a=50 : b:10: c=40: d=8: TAVOLA 4E Rubber strip - width mml : a=1449: b=10: TAVOLA 4F Two screws mm 3x20 or substituted by two locks :

TAVOLA 5A: d = 1380x3000 mm of white waterproof canvas with final turn-up (see Fig. Sal) the two holes have a diameter of 30 mm:

TAVOLA 5B: Four poles mm a = 1450 to be used as luggage rack: TAVOLA 5C: Four rails to hold canvas cloth: a=50: b=100: c= 30: TAVOLA 5C1 Side view of rails: a=40 : b=14: c=20: d=5: e=43

As semb l y

TAVOLA 6A: Left side of container with connecting- rod and hinges 3C+3D. The connecting rod (see TAVOLA 2C) is detached by 5 mm to the upper border a=5:

TAVOLA 6B : Please note the left front gap between 2C and 2E and also the back gap bertween 2B and 4A. These spaces will allow the sliding of the canvas 5A.

Also please note the main assembly points of hinges 3C and 3D: a=60: b=70.

Inferior Lateral Coverage

The coverage is effected by a coloured metal sheet of 1 mm

TAVOLA 7/2A: Based on the same shape and figure 2A. a metal sheet should be shaped accordingly (1446 mm) . The sides are 280 mm and 180 mm and height 100 mm. this shape to be united by using glue. Top. Back And Front Coverage

TAVOLA 7A: The back coverage of mm 1 446x85 with turn-up 7Ab of mm 5 is solded to the container: the upper part will fit clo- sely to the upper " part of the connect¬ ing rod 2B;

TAVOLA 7B: Moveable roof: a=20, b=1450, c=176: TAVOLA 7C: Moveable anterior coverage "L shaped" a=1448. b=137. c=40. Its side 7cl 40 mm is folded at 90 degrees with curved angles : TAVOLA 8: The roof 7B is screwed to the hinge

3A; the front coverage 7C is also screwed to the hinge 3A: the hinge 3A is screwed to the rod 2C. Cricket And Internal Front Coverage

TAVOLA 9: The setting up of the cricket 4C and 4C1 TAVOLA 9A: The front coverage and fold-up 9A1 is fixed to the back rod by screws:

TAVOLA 9b: The front coverage "L shaped" with

fold-ups 9B1 and 9B2 are fixed to the rod with horizontal screws: TAVOLA 1: Now we shall compare the container with the one which we have just presented. The container in TAVOLA 1 shows its facade emphasizing the back part in evidence : the two dots represent the two screws 4F which keep the roof to the container firm.

As follows :

The two poles 5B are kept firm by bolts connected to the rod 2B of the container.

The two tubes 3F + 5A will be positioned in the clamps 3C and 3D and after the tubes are screwed in Sal are pulled out from the gaps (front and back) of the container which holds the tubes 4b.

The two rails overlap the rod 5B so that the internal space of the two 5C is of 1420 mm. Then the mentioned rod will be placed on the back part of the roof and another one on the front.

The four hinges 4D will be placed two in the front and two in the back of the vehicle and hooked on to the holes 5a2.

In order to finalize everything it is necessary to place a small rubber approximately 20 mm in width and 20 mm in height in the middle part where the movable anterior coverage 7C is placed on the movable roof 7B .

TAVOLA 10: View of the principle container placed on the vehicle. 2) - Another shape of the base container

Another shape of the base container has lateral vertical walls that do not protude . This has been realized by an improvement.

Characteristics

The vehicle we are referring to has external tyres at a distance of 1450 mm.

General information

Distance : mm (millimeters)

Metalsheet: 10/10

Angles the attached drawings have not been prepared to scale in order to put to focus the most appropriate points.

Necessary equipment

TAVOLA HA frame for container with left and right sides at 90 degrees: c-cl=310: a-al=230 c-cl=1450: a-c=80h:

TAVOLA 11B: posterior metallic bar. a=70 with fold xl448:

TAVOLA 11C one connecting rod 10x10x15x10x15x20x

1448 mm:

TAVOLA HE; one connecting rod 20 mm with fold xl448:

TAVOLA 11F: one connecting rod mm 10x40 with fold xl448:

TAVOLA HG: one connecting rod with initial. and final folds mm 13x10x15x10x15x10x15xl0x

15x10x15x10x15x10x15x10x15x10x10x1448:

TAVOLA HI: metallic listel "U" shaped: d-dl = mm

1448: d-c=235: f-g=215: 20h:

TAVOLA HM: double metallic hinges (a+b+c)xd= mm

(8+3+8) xl442:

TAVOLA 12A one box of rivets: a=7: b=4; TAVOLA 12B right clamp: a=8 : b=ll: c=21 d=16 TAVOLA 12C lef clamps : TAVOLA 12D two clamps with central hole a=6: TAVOLA 12E two tubes with spring and side clamps: a=1436: b=32:

TAVOLA 12F: cricket: a=29: b=19; c=10 (approximate figures ) .

Assembly TAVOLA 12G: left lateral frame of container completed with connecting rod and posterior closing;

Please note: connecting rod 11D is detached by 5 mm to the upper border a=5 : make a hole 11M= mm 8 in the connecting rod HD:

TAVOLA 121 a=60 : b=70: c=90: note the posterior and anterior spaces made for the canvas that has to come through.

Superior and anterior coverage TAVOLA 13: superior coverage 13A and inferior coverage 13B fixed by rivets to the connecting rod HM:

TAVOLA 13A: superior width coverage mm 206 x 1450

and lateral coverage mm 20h: TAVOLA 13B: anterior coverage "L" shaped of mm 137 x40xl450 with two rounded borders: - the setting of the cricket 12F: TAVOLA 13Bm: 2 rings (one right and one left) are necessary to put up the anterior coverage on the roof: the ring has a thickness of mm 2 and the hole of mm <= 23.

And now the new container is ready to be varnished.

3A) - Variation of the anterior coverage TAVOLA 14: the anterior coverage 14B is evident.

See the lateral rounded borders made to fit to the lateral superior borders 14A: e=20. f=14. 3B) - Internal variation of the container

In order to use up the space in the anterior part a variation has been made of the internal setting-up. The change of the anterior connecting rods allow the curtailment and the lowering of the container (see TAVOLA 14/1-A) .

3C) - Posterior variation of the container Variation of the posterior part of the container (see TAVOLA 14/1-B) where the canvass protudes from the opening a-b-c-d.

4) - Container with baggage rack with or without posterior lights

TAVOLA 15A: container with baggage rack divided in 3 parts .

Following the above-mentioned examples it has been decided that the major base of TAVOLA 15A is:

SCI = ram 15 SC2 = mm 555

SC3 = mm 200 total mm 905 h = 200 depth mm 1448 metallic winglets varnished mm 2 total mm 1450

The tubes are divided from the varnished connecting rods .

The anterior cylinder is positioned in SC3 and two connecting rods in front are necessary for the unrolling of the canvass.

TAVOLA 15B: posterior view of the container with baggage rack, posterior lights, number- plate and longitudinal anterior light.

10

TAVOLA 15C: longitudinal and transversal modulated iron-sheet with final fold necessary for the posterior crossing of the canvass, to be placed on the internal base of the

15 container .

5) - Container with baggage rack with or without front and back lights and lateral cylinders.

20 TAVOLA 16/A: refers to the cylinder containers. RU.

TAVOLA 16/B: with posterior view from below. Two cylinder containers RU and vents FE where the canvass will pass through.

25

6) - Variation of the anterior coverage of comma 5)

TAVOLA 17: another anterior coverage is now presented dividing in two parts the same coverage

30 that becomes united between the hinges: a=20. b=8.3.

TAVOLA 18: assembly of the container with anterior and lateral canvass.

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