Patent Number: 6,834,914

Title: Wind deflector for a vehicle roof

Abstract: A wind deflector for a vehicle roof comprises a flexible deflecting element attached between a base element and a raising device. The base element is mountable on a vehicle roof, and the raising device is pivotably connected to the base element to raise and lower the deflecting element. The deflecting element is air-permeable to allow air to flow through it and is flexible enough to be folded when the raising device is lowered. A resilient member biases the raising device in the raised position, stabilizing the flexible deflecting element and holding it taut enough to counteract pressure variations in a vehicle interior near a roof opening.

Inventors: Bohm; Horst (Frankfurt, DE), Grimm; Rainer (Frankfurt, DE), Hormann; Karl (Langdorf, DE), Bachmann; Hubert (Dannstadt, DE), Boss; Christoph (Frankfurt, DE), Mondello; Carmelo (Frankfurt, DE)

Assignee: ArvinMeritor GmbH

International Classification: B60J 7/22 (20060101); B60J 7/00 (20060101); B60J 007/043 ()

Expiration Date: 12/28/2021