DE102008036902A1 - Folding roof arrangement for motor vehicle, has convertible roof frame foldable with or without convertible roof cover such that clamping elements are elastically deformed during folding of convertible roof frame - Google Patents

Folding roof arrangement for motor vehicle, has convertible roof frame foldable with or without convertible roof cover such that clamping elements are elastically deformed during folding of convertible roof frame

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DE102008036902A1
DE102008036902A1 DE200810036902 DE102008036902A DE102008036902A1 DE 102008036902 A1 DE102008036902 A1 DE 102008036902A1 DE 200810036902 DE200810036902 DE 200810036902 DE 102008036902 A DE102008036902 A DE 102008036902A DE 102008036902 A1 DE102008036902 A1 DE 102008036902A1
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Mathias Froeschle
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Porsche SE
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60JWINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES
    • B60J7/00Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs
    • B60J7/08Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position
    • B60J7/12Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position foldable; Tensioning mechanisms therefor, e.g. struts
    • B60J7/14Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position foldable; Tensioning mechanisms therefor, e.g. struts with a plurality of rigid plate-like elements or rigid non plate-like elements, e.g. with non-slidable, but pivotable or foldable movement
    • B60J7/143Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position foldable; Tensioning mechanisms therefor, e.g. struts with a plurality of rigid plate-like elements or rigid non plate-like elements, e.g. with non-slidable, but pivotable or foldable movement for covering the passenger compartment
    • B60J7/145Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position foldable; Tensioning mechanisms therefor, e.g. struts with a plurality of rigid plate-like elements or rigid non plate-like elements, e.g. with non-slidable, but pivotable or foldable movement for covering the passenger compartment at least two elements being folded in clamp-shell fashion

Abstract

The invention relates to a folding roof arrangement with a top cloth (12) and a roof frame (14), which comprises at least one roof frame (20) with a front region and at least one elastically deformable clamping element (31-34). The invention is characterized in that the top frame (14) with or without top cloth (12) is foldable or foldable so that the clamping element (31-34) deforms elastically during folding.

Description

  • The The invention relates to a folding roof arrangement with a top cloth and a roof frame, the at least one roof frame with a front area and at least one elastically deformable tensioning element includes.
  • From the German patent application DE 199 16 692 A1 is a folding top for a motor vehicle with a disc frame is known, which has a deformable clamping element in a pane of the frame facing portion of a fabric, which extends in the closed position in the transverse direction transverse to the vehicle longitudinal axis and can be claimed on train. The deformable tensioning element is preferably formed as a reinforced fabric strip with an enclosed channel, in which a pull rope can be performed. From the French patent application FR 2 778 609 A1 is a motor vehicle with a hood known, which is clamped by means of flexible elements. From the U.S. Patent US 6,811,204 B2 is known a flexible guard, which is clamped by means of flexible glass fiber rods.
  • task The invention is a Faltdachanordnung with a top cloth and a roof frame, the at least one roof frame with a front area and at least one elastically deformable tensioning element includes, to create, which is simple and fast Folding or merging possible.
  • The Task is a folding roof arrangement with a top cloth and a roof frame, the at least one roof frame with a front area and at least one elastically deformable tensioning element comprises, solved by the roof frame with or without top cloth so foldable or collapsible is that the clamping element elastically deformed during folding or folding. According to an essential aspect of the invention The top frame includes no handlebars, as in conventional Folding roof arrangements are used. The invention teaches below another, a conventional handlebar by at least one To replace clamping element.
  • One preferred embodiment of Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element of the front area of the roof frame to a rear area of the roof frame Faltdachanordnung extends. The clamping element can, for example be arranged in the vehicle longitudinal direction or diagonally, when the folding roof assembly is closed.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that the elastically deformable Clamping element so from the front of the roof frame to a rear area of the folding roof arrangement that extends the roof frame with or without top cloth so foldable or collapsible is that the clamping element deforms elastically during folding. The roof frame is preferably rigid in comparison to the elastically deformable clamping element. The front area of the roof frame, in particular a front roof frame part, can be locked with an upper cowl. For this purpose can known top closures are used. optional can be on each side of the top frame a side roof frame part be provided. For mounting the convertible top cover in a closed position of Faltdachanordnung is at least provided an elastically deformable clamping element, preferably designed as a bending bar. According to one essential aspect of the invention extends at least one elastically deformable tensioning element of the rear portion of Folding roof arrangement, preferably in a rear area of a motor vehicle is arranged, up to the front portion of the roof frame. That elastic deformable clamping element can or more elastically deformable Clamping elements can, at least partially, in the longitudinal direction, extend diagonally or in the transverse direction of the motor vehicle. Of course combinations are possible.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element in the top frame has the function of a handlebar. conventional Roof racks can be used as a four-bar linkage with a front Roof frame part, lateral roof frame parts, a main bearing and be built a main handlebar. In the inventive Roof frame eliminates the main handlebar. That at least a tensioning element takes over the function of the main link.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element in the top frame has the function of a bow. According to one Another essential aspect of the invention is the top cloth by the tensioning element in the closed position of the folding roof arrangement supported and / or clamped.
  • A further preferred embodiment of the folding roof arrangement is characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element in the top frame has the function of a spring. The spring effect is achieved in that the clamping element deformed, for example, bent or curved, is. An additional mechanical Spring or gas spring, as used in conventional roof racks for application, can be omitted.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element is biased. The elastically deformable clamping element can in the closed position of the folding roof assembly against the top cloth be biased. As a result, the top cloth is clamped stable.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element is biased so that a closing movement of the top frame by the biasing force of the elastically deformable tensioning element is supported. This is a Aufspannbewegung the Folding roof arrangement supported. The clamping element acts as an elastic spring that provides mass compensation when closing causes the Faltdachanordnung. This will close the folding roof arrangement facilitates.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that a plurality of elastically deformable clamping elements attached to the roof frame. The elastically deformable clamping elements are preferably mounted with one end to the roof frame. The other end of the elastically deformable clamping elements is preferably attached to a support structure in the rear of a motor vehicle.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that at least one of the elastically deformable Clamping elements preferably two elastically deformable clamping elements, at least partially, longitudinally from the front Area of the roof frame to the rear of the roof assembly extend. The above statements relate preferably to the closed position of the folding roof arrangement. In a storage position, the clamping elements are arranged differently as in the closed position of the Faltdachanordnung.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that at least one of the elastically deformable Clamping elements preferably two elastically deformable clamping elements, at least partially, diagonally from the front portion of the roof frame extend to the rear of the roof assembly. This will in a simple way, a stable clamping of the top cloth allows in the closed position of Faltdachanordnung.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element or some or all elastically deformable clamping elements in the folded or folded and / or in the unfolded or clamped state of Faltdachanordnung curved are arranged. In normal or unstressed condition the clamping elements preferably straight. Preferably, the clamping elements both in the folded and in the unfolded state more or less strongly curved so that they are biased. Of the folded or collapsed state of the roof assembly corresponds the filing position. The unfolded or unfolded state of the Roof arrangement corresponds to the closed position. The clamping elements are in the folded state preferably in another plane or Surface arranged as in the unfolded state. Furthermore the clamping elements are preferably stronger in the folded state curved as in the unfolded state to the required To reduce storage space.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that the roof frame is a front roof frame part comprises, attached to the plurality of elastically deformable clamping elements are. The front roof frame part, which also serves as the front roof frame is designated, is in the closed position of the Faltdachanordnung, preferably by means of known convertible top fasteners, locked with the upper cowl of a motor vehicle. The front Roof frame part is preferably rigid.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that several elastically deformable clamping element attached at different points of the front roof frame part are. Preferably, two elastically deformable clamping elements attached to the lateral end portions of the front roof frame part. At least one further tensioning element, preferably at least two further clamping elements, extending or extending in the closed position of the folding roof arrangement between the two other clamping elements of the front roof frame part to the rear area of the folding roof arrangement. The clamping elements can also be arranged partially overlapping.
  • A further preferred embodiment of the Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that a plurality of elastically deformable clamping elements at different locations of the front Roof frame part are articulated. The articulation is preferably such that the hinged ends of the clamping elements can perform a pivoting movement about a pivot axis. Alternatively, the clamping elements can also be articulated in the manner of a ball joint.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that the roof frame two lateral roof frame parts comprising, with one end respectively at the front roof frame part are attached. The lateral roof frame parts, also called lateral roof frames can be referred to the front roof frame part be hinged and each limit a side window opening.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that the other end of the lateral Roof frame parts each on a support structure of a motor vehicle is appropriate. The other end of the lateral roof frame parts can be hinged to the support structure. Therefore, the lateral roof frame part Also referred to as B-pillar.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that the lateral roof frame parts each comprise at least two lateral roof frame sections, which are hinged together. The linkage is preferably so executed that the two roof frame sections to a pivot axis are pivotable. One of the lateral roof frame sections is preferably fixedly connected to the front roof frame part. The other roof frame section may be hinged to the support structure.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that at least one elastically deformable Clamping element hinged to a respective lateral roof frame part is. The elastically deformable clamping element is preferably on articulated a front portion of the lateral roof frame part.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element or the elastically deformable clamping elements on the Roof frame is hinged / are. The articulation is preferably at a front area of the roof frame.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that the top cloth detachable attached to the top frame. Soluble means in preferably non-destructively in this context separable.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element is held on the top cloth or rigid hood frame parts are held on the top cloth. The elastically deformable tensioning element Can also be integrated in the top cloth. The top cloth can be removed together with the clamping element of the top frame be. The tensioning element can also remain on the roof frame, when the top cloth is removed.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the Faltdachanordnung is characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element designed as an elastic bending bar. The invention Bending bars act as a bow and serve to cover the top to support in the closed position of the folding roof assembly or aufzuspannen. In addition, the take over Biegestäbe the synchronization of the roof frame parts, in particular the lateral roof frame parts when they are stored. According to a substantial Aspect of the invention are used instead of conventional Handlebars used bending rods. The bending bars are preferably made of a material that is elastically deformable is and can be subjected to a bias voltage preferably. When folding or folding the invention Faltdachanordnung is the front portion of the roof frame, in particular the Front roof frame part, to the rear area, preferably in the direction Vehicle rear, moved. The bending rods are strong curved or deformed and tensioned. In this strongly curved and stretched or deformed Condition stress the bending bars less space and can in a spatially limited storage compartment in the rear area of the vehicle are stored.
  • The The invention further relates to a motor vehicle, in particular a passenger car, with a previously described Faltdachanordnung, the detachable or unsolvable on a supporting structure of the motor vehicle is appropriate. In a detachable attachment is the Faltdachanordnung preferably in the closed position of solved the support structure and folded separately and stored. In the permanent mounting the folding roof assembly is made the closed position folded into the storage position and in a preferably provided in the rear area of the motor vehicle Stored tray.
  • A preferred embodiment of the motor vehicle is characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element releasably or permanently attached to the support structure of the motor vehicle is done. In this context, releasable means preferably repeatedly destructively separable. The deformable clamping element can be mounted directly or with the interposition of other fasteners releasably or permanently on the support structure. It can also be mounted on a common fastening element several clamping elements, which in turn is attached to the support structure.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the motor vehicle is characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element releasably or non-detachably hinged to the support structure of the motor vehicle is. The tensioning element is preferably with one end about a pivot axis pivotally hinged to the support structure. Alternatively, a linkage be provided in the manner of a ball joint.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the motor vehicle is characterized in that at least two elastically deformable Clamping elements at a common point of the support structure of the motor vehicle are attached. This allows the movement of the clamping elements in the Synchronized area of the junction in a simple manner become. The clamping elements are preferably with their rear end, that is to say the end facing the rear, on the supporting structure appropriate.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the motor vehicle is characterized in that in each case at least two elastic deformable clamping elements at common points in the vehicle transverse direction spaced from each other attached to the support structure of the motor vehicle are. This can easily a relatively large Clamping surface provided for the top cloth become.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the motor vehicle is characterized in that the top frame with the top cloth foldable from a closed position to a storage position or is collapsible, and vice versa. In the closed position is the top cloth with the help of the clamping element preferably with Help of several clamping elements between the rear of the vehicle and a cowl stretched above the windshield. In the storage position, the top cloth is folded with the roof frame or collapsed, the clamping elements preferably not folded, but relatively strongly curved.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the motor vehicle is characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element or a plurality of elastically deformable clamping elements in the closed position and / or the storage position is curved or are. In the closed position, the clamping elements are preferably spanned in a curved surface that extends extends from the upper cowl to the rear of the vehicle. But it is also possible that the clamping elements in the Closed position of Faltdachanordnung just arranged are. In the storage position of Faltdachanordnung can the clamping elements substantially in one plane or a relatively small Storage compartment preferably arranged relatively strongly curved be.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the motor vehicle is characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element or a plurality of elastically deformable clamping elements in the closed position is curved differently or are as in the storage position. The curvature or also, at least in part, straight arrangement of Clamping elements in the closed position results from the desired roof shape. The curvature of the clamping elements in the storage position is preferably chosen so that the required space of Faltdachanordnung in the storage position is minimized.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the motor vehicle is characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element or a plurality of elastically deformable clamping elements in the closed position and / or the storage position is biased or are.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the motor vehicle is characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element or a plurality of elastically deformable clamping elements in the closed position the folding roof assembly are biased against the top cloth. Thereby the top cloth is clamped stable.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the motor vehicle is characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element or a plurality of elastically deformable clamping elements in the storage position the folding roof assembly are biased. This is a Aufspannbewegung the Folding roof arrangement supported. The clamping elements act, in particular the bending rods, as elastic springs, the a mass compensation when closing the Faltdachanordnung cause. This facilitates the closing of the folding roof arrangement.
  • A further preferred embodiment of the motor vehicle is characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element is biased in the closed position of the Faltdachanordnung against the top cloth. This will be the Roof cover stably stretched.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the motor vehicle is characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element is biased so that a closing movement of the top frame by the biasing force of the elastically deformable or deformed clamping element is supported. This will a Aufspannbewegung the Faltdachanordnung supported.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the motor vehicle Is characterized in that the clamping elements as elastic Acting springs that provide a mass compensation when closing the Cause folding roof arrangement. This will close the folding roof arrangement facilitates.
  • One Another preferred embodiment of the motor vehicle is characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element or a plurality of elastically deformable clamping elements in the storage position is arranged substantially in one plane or are. This will change the size of the tray for reduced the folding roof assembly in the storage position.
  • Further Advantages, features and details of the invention will become apparent the following description, with reference to the drawing various embodiments described in detail are. Show it:
  • 1 a perspective view of a passenger car obliquely from behind with a Faltdachanordnung in the closed position;
  • 2 a similar representation as in 1 without top cloth, to make visible a top frame arranged underneath;
  • 3 a similar representation as in 2 when folding or folding the roof frame;
  • 4 a similar representation as in the 2 and 3 with the top frame in a storage position or a storage position similar position and
  • 5 a perspective view of the top cloth of the folding roof assembly 1 ,
  • In the 1 to 4 is part of a passenger car 1 with a body 2 , which is also referred to as a supporting structure, and a rear area 3 presented in different views and states. In the 1 and 2 you see an A-pillar 4 Part of a windshield frame 5 is that of an upper cowl 6 having. At the passenger car 1 It is, for example, a convertible or a sports coupe with an open body or a roadster.
  • From the stern area 3 of the passenger car 1 extends a Faltdachanordnung 10 to the cowl 6 of the windshield frame 5 , The folding roof arrangement 10 includes a top cloth 12 standing on a roof frame 14 is stretched. The top cloth 12 can be one-piece, or, as shown, multipart with a main cover 15 and an additional reference 16 be executed. The additional cover 16 includes a rear window 18 and can, for example, by a seam, fixed to the main cover 15 be connected.
  • The roof frame 14 includes a roof frame 20 with a front roof frame part 22 , and two lateral roof frame parts 24 . 25 , The front roof frame part 22 is, for example, with the help of conventional closures, on the upper cowl 6 fixable. The lateral roof frame parts 24 . 25 define an opening for a side window (not shown). By curved lines 26 . 27 . 28 . 29 Edges are indicated by clamping elements 31 . 32 . 33 . 34 be produced under the top cloth 12 are spanned.
  • In 2 is the top frame 14 shown in the clamped state without top cloth. This clamped state is also used as the closed position of the folding roof arrangement 10 designated. In 2 you can see that the lateral roof frame part 24 , as well as the lateral roof frame part 25 , two lateral roof frame sections 41 . 42 includes, which curved to different degrees in extension of the A-pillar 4 extend. At a junction 43 is the front end of the roof frame section 41 fixed to the front roof frame part 22 connected, how to get in 3 sees.
  • At another junction 44 are the two roof frame sections 41 . 42 hinged together. The articulated connection at the junction 44 is designed so that the two roof frame sections 41 . 42 can be pivoted about a pivot axis, which is indicated by a cross and extends substantially in the vehicle transverse direction.
  • At another junction 45 is the roof frame section 42 to a side support structure of the passenger car 1 hinged. The connection point 45 is designed so that the roof frame section 42 is pivotable about a pivot axis, which is indicated by a cross and extends substantially in the vehicle transverse direction.
  • The front ends of the clamping elements 31 to 34 are at junctions 51 . 52 . 53 . 54 to the front roof frame part 22 hinged. The connection points 51 to 54 are spaced apart in the vehicle transverse direction and allow pivoting of the hinged ends of the clamping elements 31 to 34 about swivel axes 55 . 56 . 57 . 58 which is essentially in a Z direction of the passenger car 1 extend. If the vehicle longitudinal direction is referred to as the X direction and the vehicle transverse direction as the Y direction, then the Z direction is perpendicular to the X axis and the Y axis. The pivot axes 55 to 58 are preferably arranged slightly inclined to the Z-axis.
  • The rear ends of the clamping elements 31 . 32 are at a common connection point 63 rear left to the support structure 2 in the rear area 3 hinged. Analog are the clamping elements 33 and 34 at a common connection point 62 rear right to the support structure 2 in the rear area 3 hinged. The connection points 61 . 62 are designed so that a pivoting of the hinged ends of the clamping elements about pivot axes 63 . 64 is possible. The pivot axes 63 . 64 are slightly inclined to the Z axis of the passenger car 1 arranged.
  • Between the lateral roof frame parts 24 . 25 extends a corner hoop 70 that the tensioning elements 31 to 34 in the closed position of the folding roof arrangement 10 from below, that is from the vehicle interior forth, applied. The corner hoop 70 is at junctions 71 . 72 to the lateral roof frame parts 24 . 25 hinged. The associated pivot axes are indicated by crosses and preferably extend in the vehicle transverse direction. The corner hoop 70 includes a crossbar 74 which can be made rigid or elastically deformable.
  • From the ends of the crossbar 74 each two attachment arms extend 75 . 76 to the associated lateral roof frame part 24 , The free end of the attachment arm 75 is at the junction 71 to the roof frame section 42 of the lateral roof frame part 24 hinged. The free end of the attachment arm 76 is, for example articulated and / or detachable, in the region of the connection point 44 or at the junction 44 on the lateral roof frame part 24 appropriate. The attachment arm 76 is executed according to a further aspect of the invention as a flexible belt, which in the closed position of the Faltdachanordnung 10 only claimed on train. In the storage position of Faltdachanordnung 10 the fastening tape can be easily folded or laid.
  • In the 3 and 4 you see, like the roof frame 14 from the in 2 shown closed position in a in 4 folded storage position shown folded or folded. When folding or folding the roof frame 20 around the swivel axes at the connection points 44 folded. The folded roof frame 20 is doing around the pivot axes at the lateral connection points 45 pivoted. When folding, the clamping elements 31 to 34 more curved. In the storage position, the strongly curved clamping elements overlap 31 to 34 partially and are arranged substantially in one plane.
  • The clamping elements 31 to 34 are executed according to an essential aspect of the invention in each case as an elastic bending bar and meet in the closed position of the Faltdachanordnung 10 the function of a bow. The fast-folding roof arrangement 10 can be designed as a removable roof, which is folded when removed and stowed in the vehicle. The folding roof arrangement 10 but can also be designed as held on the vehicle, collapsible roof, which is stored in a corresponding receiving space.
  • For this purpose, the clamping elements 31 to 34 detachable or unsolvable on the support structure 2 of the passenger car 1 to be appropriate. When folding, storing or folding the Faltdachanordnung 10 take over the clamping elements 31 to 34 the handlebar function of provided in conventional folding roof arrangements additional linkage.
  • According to a further essential aspect of the invention, the clamping elements synchronize 31 to 34 also the storage movement of the roof frame 20 , in particular the lateral roof frame parts 24 . 25 , The top cloth 12 Can be removed from the roof frame 14 be held. Preferably, however, are the clamping elements 31 to 34 on the top cloth 12 held and optionally removable with this. Alternatively, but also the clamping elements 31 to 34 on the roof frame 14 be kept and the top cloth 12 be removed separately.
  • In 5 is the top cloth 12 with the main reference 15 and the additional cover 16 shown in perspective alone. The additional cover 16 can be detachable or permanent with the main cover 15 be connected. The additional cover 16 is preferably in a particular way so with the main reference 15 connected, that a high density is achieved.
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  • Cited patent literature
    • - DE 19916692 A1 [0002]
    • FR 2778609 A1 [0002]
    • - US 6811204 B2 [0002]

Claims (38)

  1. Folding roof arrangement with a top cloth ( 12 ) and a roof frame ( 14 ), which has at least one roof frame ( 20 ) with a front region and at least one elastically deformable clamping element ( 31 - 34 ), characterized in that the roof frame ( 14 ) with or without top cloth ( 12 ) is foldable or collapsible so that the tensioning element ( 31 - 34 ) elastically deformed during folding or folding.
  2. Folding roof arrangement according to claim 1, characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element ( 31 - 34 ) from the front area of the roof frame ( 20 ) to a rear portion of the folding roof assembly ( 10 ).
  3. Folding roof arrangement according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element ( 31 - 34 ) so from the front portion of the roof frame ( 20 ) to a rear portion of the folding roof assembly ( 10 ) extends that the roof frame ( 14 ) with or without top cloth ( 12 ) is foldable or collapsible so that the tensioning element ( 31 - 34 ) elastically deformed during folding or folding.
  4. Folding roof arrangement according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element ( 31 - 34 ) in the roof frame ( 14 ) has the function of a handlebar.
  5. Folding roof arrangement according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element ( 31 - 34 ) in the roof frame ( 14 ) has the function of a bow.
  6. Folding roof arrangement according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element ( 31 - 34 ) in the roof frame ( 14 ) has the function of a spring.
  7. Folding roof arrangement according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element ( 31 - 34 ) is biased.
  8. Folding roof arrangement according to claim 7, characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element ( 31 - 34 ) is biased so that a closing movement of the top frame ( 14 ) by the biasing force of the elastically deformable clamping element ( 31 - 34 ) is supported.
  9. Folding roof arrangement according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that a plurality of elastically deformable clamping elements ( 31 - 34 ) on the roof frame ( 20 ) are mounted.
  10. Folding roof arrangement according to claim 9, characterized in that at least one of the elastically deformable clamping elements ( 31 - 34 ) preferably two elastically deformable clamping elements ( 31 - 34 ), at least in part, in the longitudinal direction of the front portion of the roof frame ( 20 ) to the rear portion of the roof assembly ( 10 ).
  11. Folding roof arrangement according to claim 9 or 10, characterized in that at least one of the elastically deformable clamping elements ( 31 - 34 ) preferably two elastically deformable clamping elements ( 31 - 34 ), at least partially, diagonally from the front area of the roof frame ( 20 ) to the rear portion of the roof assembly ( 10 ).
  12. Folding roof arrangement according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element ( 31 - 34 ) or some or all elastically deformable clamping elements ( 31 - 34 ) in the folded and / or unfolded state of the roof assembly ( 10 ) are curved.
  13. Folding roof arrangement according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the roof frame ( 20 ) a front roof frame part ( 22 ), on which a plurality of elastically deformable clamping elements ( 31 - 34 ) are mounted.
  14. Folding roof arrangement according to claim 13, characterized in that a plurality of elastically deformable clamping elements ( 31 - 34 ) in different places ( 51 - 54 ) of the front roof frame part ( 22 ) are mounted.
  15. Folding roof arrangement according to claim 13, characterized in that a plurality of elastically deformable clamping elements ( 31 - 34 ) in different places ( 51 - 54 ) of the front roof frame part ( 22 ) are articulated.
  16. Folding roof arrangement according to one of claims 13 to 15, characterized in that the roof frame ( 20 ) two lateral roof frame parts ( 24 . 25 ), which at one end in each case at the front roof frame part ( 22 ) are mounted.
  17. Folding roof arrangement according to claim 16, characterized in that the other end of the lateral roof frame parts ( 24 . 25 ) is mounted in each case on a support structure of a motor vehicle.
  18. Folding roof arrangement according to claim 17, since characterized in that the lateral roof frame parts ( 24 . 25 ) at least two lateral roof frame sections ( 41 . 42 ) which are hinged together.
  19. Folding roof arrangement according to one of claims 3 to 18, characterized in that at least one elastically deformable clamping element ( 31 - 34 ) to a respective lateral roof frame part ( 24 . 25 ) is articulated.
  20. Folding roof arrangement according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element ( 31 - 34 ) or the elastically deformable clamping elements ( 31 - 34 ) on the roof frame ( 20 ) is articulated / are.
  21. Folding roof arrangement according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the top cloth ( 12 ) detachable on the roof frame ( 14 ) is attached.
  22. Folding roof arrangement according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element ( 31 - 34 ) on the top cloth ( 12 ) or rigid top frame parts on the top cloth ( 12 ) are held.
  23. Folding roof arrangement according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the elastically deformable clamping element ( 31 - 34 ) is designed as a bending bar.
  24. Motor vehicle with a folding roof arrangement ( 10 ) according to one of the preceding claims, which is detachable or non-detachable on a supporting structure ( 2 ) of the motor vehicle is mounted.
  25. Motor vehicle according to the preceding claim, characterized in that the elastically deformable tensioning element ( 31 - 34 ) detachable or non-detachable on the supporting structure ( 2 ) of the motor vehicle is mounted.
  26. Motor vehicle according to the preceding claim, characterized in that the elastically deformable tensioning element ( 31 - 34 ) detachable or non-detachable to the supporting structure ( 2 ) of the motor vehicle is articulated.
  27. Motor vehicle according to one of claims 24 to 26, characterized in that at least two elastically deformable clamping elements ( 31 . 32 ; 33 . 34 ) in a common place ( 61 . 62 ) of the supporting structure ( 2 ) of the motor vehicle are mounted.
  28. Motor vehicle according to one of claims 24 to 27, characterized in that in each case at least two elastically deformable clamping elements ( 31 . 32 ; 33 . 34 ) in common places ( 61 . 62 ) in the vehicle transverse direction spaced from each other on the support structure ( 2 ) of the motor vehicle are mounted.
  29. Motor vehicle according to one of claims 24 to 28, characterized in that the roof frame ( 14 ) with the top cloth ( 12 ) is foldable or collapsible from a closed position to a storage position, and vice versa.
  30. Motor vehicle according to claim 29, characterized in that the elastically deformable tensioning element ( 31 - 34 ) or a plurality of elastically deformable clamping elements ( 31 - 34 ) is curved in the closed position and / or the storage position is or are.
  31. Motor vehicle according to claim 29 or 30, characterized in that the elastically deformable tensioning element ( 31 - 34 ) or a plurality of elastically deformable clamping elements ( 31 - 34 ) is curved differently in the closed position or are as in the storage position.
  32. Motor vehicle according to one of claims 29 to 31, characterized in that the elastically deformable tensioning element ( 31 - 34 ) or a plurality of elastically deformable clamping elements ( 31 - 34 ) is biased in the closed position and / or the storage position or are.
  33. Motor vehicle according to claim 32, characterized in that the elastically deformable tensioning element ( 31 - 34 ) or a plurality of elastically deformable clamping elements ( 31 - 34 ) in the closed position of the folding roof arrangement ( 10 ) against the top cloth ( 12 ) are biased.
  34. Motor vehicle according to claim 32 or 33, characterized in that the elastically deformable tensioning element ( 31 - 34 ) or a plurality of elastically deformable clamping elements ( 31 - 34 ) in the storage position of the folding roof arrangement ( 10 ) are biased.
  35. Motor vehicle according to one of claims 32-34, characterized in that the elastically deformable tensioning element ( 31 - 34 ) in the closed position of the folding roof arrangement ( 10 ) against the top cloth ( 12 ) is biased.
  36. Motor vehicle according to one of claims 32 to 35, characterized in that the elastically deformable tensioning element ( 31 - 34 ) is biased so that a closing movement of the top frame ( 14 ) by the biasing force of the elastically deformable or deformed clamping element ( 31 - 34 ) is supported.
  37. Motor vehicle according to one of claims 32 to 36, characterized in that the clamping elements ( 31 - 34 ) act as elastic springs that provide mass compensation when closing the folding roof assembly ( 10 ) cause.
  38. Motor vehicle according to one of claims 31 to 37, characterized in that the elastically deformable tensioning element ( 31 - 34 ) or a plurality of elastically deformable clamping elements ( 31 - 34 ) is arranged in the storage position substantially in a plane or are.
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FR2778609A1 (en) 1998-05-15 1999-11-19 Peugeot Discoverable roof of motor vehicle
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US6811204B2 (en) 2002-09-15 2004-11-02 Jamie Long ATV top

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