Patent Number: 8,870,190

Title: Tonneau cover seal

Abstract: A seal that is particularly useful in sealing tonneau covers to the bed of a vehicle to which the tonneau cover is attached. The bed typically has upstanding walls with upper surfaces that define a top of the bed. The seal has a fixed base that is designed to be mounted to upper surfaces of the bed. A separate seal section has a first mounting portion adapted for connecting to the fixed base. A resilient member extends from the first mounting portion and terminates in a second mounting portion. The second mounting portion is adapted to be affixed to the tonneau cover. When the seal section is in its relaxed, uninstalled state the seal has a substantially S-shaped configuration. When the seal is installed on the tonneau cover and connected to the fixed base on one of the upper surfaces, the seal is U-shaped extending underneath the tonneau cover.

Inventors: Newhouse; Norman L. (Mishawaka, IN)

Assignee: Lifetime Industries, Inc.

International Classification: F16J 15/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00