Patent Number: 7,100,963

Title: Roof retractable into the rear trunk of a vehicle, and including movable side elements

Abstract: A retractable roof for a motor vehicle is formed from a front and rear element. An electric motor and the elements are arranged to permit the motor to drive the elements in either direction between a front position over the passenger compartment, where the elements are adjacent to each other and cover the passenger compartment, to a rear position in the rear trunk, where the elements are folded together with the front element uppermost. Hinges, between the front edge of the rear element and the rear edge of the front element and between the rear edge of the rear element and the structure of the vehicle adjacent to the front of the trunk opening, tie the elements together and permit the above element movements.

Inventors: Queveau; Gerard (Le Pin, FR), Queveau; Paul (Montravers, FR), Guillez; Jean-Marc (Cirieres, FR)

Assignee: Heuliez

International Classification: B60J 7/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018