Patent Number: 7,611,184

Title: Vehicular trunk-through openable and closable device

Abstract: A vehicular trunk-through openable and closable device (5) whose unlocked condition can be more easily checked than has conventionally been done. When releasing a locked condition of an opening and closing unit (11) using an unlocking unit (12), the unit (11) is rotated in a forward-folding direction by an elastic force caused by an elastic member (30). A gap is formed between the unit (11) and a trunk-through section (3) without bringing the unit (11) into a fully open condition. Hence, it can be visually checked whether the gap has been formed between the unit (11) and the trunk-through section (3) or not, thus enabling a user to instantly determine whether the locked condition has been released by the unlocking unit (12). Thus, an unlocked condition of the vehicular trunk-through openable and closable device (5) can be much more easily checked than has been conventionally done.

Inventors: Bisson; Mark Anthony (Pataskala, OH), Kracht; Corey James (Westerville, OH)

Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.

International Classification: B60R 7/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017