Patent Number: 8,573,684

Title: Sliding roof sunshade assembly

Abstract: A sliding roof sunshade assembly for a vehicle has a sunshade element which can be moved in opening direction and a closing direction. The sunshade element has a bow at a free front end. At least one force-transmitting drive element is connected to the bow and to a drive in order to move the sunshade element into a closed setting, with the front end of the sunshade element assuming a predetermined closed position in the closed setting. At least one elastic intermediate element is arranged in a force flow between the drive and the front end of the sunshade element. Once the front end of the sunshade element has reached the closed position, the drive moves the drive element onward into a predetermined end setting in which the intermediate element is elastically deformed. The predetermined end setting corresponds to a position in which the elastic intermediate element is compressed by an amount within a predetermined tolerance path.

Inventors: Grimm; Rainer (Frankfurt, DE), Boehm; Horst (Frankfurt am Main, DE)

Assignee: Roof Systems Germany GmbH

International Classification: B60J 7/00 (20060101); B60J 7/043 (20060101); B60J 7/057 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017