GB2391896A - Transparent or translucent roof for road vehicle - Google Patents

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GB2391896A
GB2391896A GB0308071A GB0308071A GB2391896A GB 2391896 A GB2391896 A GB 2391896A GB 0308071 A GB0308071 A GB 0308071A GB 0308071 A GB0308071 A GB 0308071A GB 2391896 A GB2391896 A GB 2391896A
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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
    • B60J7/0007Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs moveable head-liners, screens, curtains or blinds for ceilings
    • B60J7/0015Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs moveable head-liners, screens, curtains or blinds for ceilings roller blind
    • 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
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
    • B62DMOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
    • B62D25/00Superstructure or monocoque structure sub-units; Parts or details thereof not otherwise provided for
    • B62D25/06Fixed roofs
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04DROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS
    • E04D3/00Roof covering by making use of flat or curved slabs or stiff sheets
    • E04D3/02Roof covering by making use of flat or curved slabs or stiff sheets of plane slabs, slates, or sheets, or in which the cross-section is unimportant
    • E04D3/06Roof covering by making use of flat or curved slabs or stiff sheets of plane slabs, slates, or sheets, or in which the cross-section is unimportant of glass or other translucent material; Fixing means therefor
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04DROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS
    • E04D3/00Roof covering by making use of flat or curved slabs or stiff sheets
    • E04D3/02Roof covering by making use of flat or curved slabs or stiff sheets of plane slabs, slates, or sheets, or in which the cross-section is unimportant
    • E04D3/06Roof covering by making use of flat or curved slabs or stiff sheets of plane slabs, slates, or sheets, or in which the cross-section is unimportant of glass or other translucent material; Fixing means therefor
    • E04D3/14Roof covering by making use of flat or curved slabs or stiff sheets of plane slabs, slates, or sheets, or in which the cross-section is unimportant of glass or other translucent material; Fixing means therefor with glazing bars of other material, e.g. of glass

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A transparet or translucent roof and window assembly for a vehicle is described. The roof may comprise a single solid sheet of material or may comprise two or more layers of material preferably having honeycomb supports between the layers. The roof may comprise one or more sunroofs which may open in any conventional manner. Roll bars may be provided. One or more removable sunshade may be provided on a roller which may be extended to shade the interior of a vehicle having the roof and window assembly. The sunroofs and sunshades may be activated manually, electronically or by solar activation means. A wind deflector may be provided around one or more of the sun roofs and may have drainage holes to allow water to drain off the sunroof. The roof may have heating elements over its area. Side windows of the vehicle may have window wipers. The roof may be able to support a roof rack which may also be transparent or translucent. Lights, which may be L.E.D.s may be provided over the surface of the vehicle. The colour of the vehicle may be varied. The roof may fold away.

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Title;ANI1VTEGRA TED MULTIFUNCTIONAL TRANSPARENT,ANDIOR TINTED TRANSLUCENT ROOF AND WINDOWS ADAPTS TION FOR A ROAD YEHIcLE AND THE LIKE.

Field of the invention.

The present invention relates primarily to road vehicles as an example only, and to focus on the inventions functions. It shall be understood however that the scope of the specifications

may also enclude any suitable building constructions where appropriate.

Background of the invention.

Sunshine roofs commonly known as sunroofs are well know products for vehicles and motor vehicles, produced in a variety of sizes from small, to mega-sunroofs. However passengers' safety can be seriously compromised in some design cases. For example in accidents were the vehicle rolls over, the roof weekend by the sunroof aperture is likely to be crushed on impact.

The other issue to be overcome, is that a large percentage of motor vehicle purchasers are highly desirous of convertibles, but due to our rainy, chilly to freezing, noisy, and often air polluted northern European environments, and weather systems, renders the purchase of convertible motors vehicles seriously impracticable for the ordinary consumer particularly for everyday working use, and multi functional tasks.

Summary of the invention.

According to the present invention a substantially solid multi functional transparent, translucent, or tinted translucent roof adaptations of which may significantly reduce solar glare in a road vehicle is conceived, and designed principally for northern European types of climatic conditions, the multi functional adaptations shall be commonly known as a "The Artin skyroof", and/or "The Artin roadvehicle", of which can provide the most extensive panoramic views than any other comparable road vehicle. The multi functional roof having size, shape, and configuration to completely extend, and may extend beyond any vehicle roof area as it may harmoniously integrate the front, rear and side windscreens and windows, including the side columns, pillars, frames, and body of a vehicle. Such an integrated roof adaptation having a substantial single, doubled, or multi layered glazed roof member made of any suitable materials e.g., polycarbonates, and/or safety glass. Each layer may have a sealed air gap to trap a volume of air which increases thermal insulation. The "Artin skyroof" or "The Artin roadvehicle" adaptations shall also include one or more sunroofs of any suitable "tilt up only", "tilt and/or windback," or "tilt and slide back" designs, of which may include a slidable sunshade panel. Such added sunroof designs shall be manufactured with all their mechanisms, and assemblies specifically made of any suitable transparent and\or tinted translucent material components, to allow an overall greater aesthetically pleasing and harmonious appearance. To provide sufficient strength, and reassurance of the overall roof adaptations structures for passenger safety in case of a serious roll over accident, conspicuous, or inconspicuous, elegant, but effective roll bars canbe traversally integrated over and\or into the roof, and/or structure of any suitable materials, or adapted to have transparent and/or translucent, tinted translucent, honeycombed structural support means configured into the layers(s) of the roof and/or body of the vehicle. The elegant, transparent, translucent, and/or tinted translucent columns, pillars, and/or frames of the front, and rear windscreens, roof, and windows support structures of any suitable materials, or combinations, e.g. plastics, and steel, or electro plastics, of which may also provide various interior\exterior illuminations of which

can be manufactured releasable were suitable over the entire vehicle, and may also assist in absorbing, and reducing the intensity of a roll over accident. The intire integrated adaptations can be fastened together permanently, detachably, or reattachably by any suitable means. It shall be realised that the skyroof maybe configured "pillarless" chiefly for coupe's, and other 1 ^ -qll1 trqncnqrent or translucent illuminative arch support

only are the side windows demisted or defrosted, they are also electronically wiped clean of rain water when so desired. Such a vehicle roof design may also benefit from an air conditioning, climatic control units, which is becoming a standard fixture in motor vehicles.

Another feature of the integrated multi functional roof adaptations is that they can have an electronic, or manual rear windscreen of which can be operated in an upward, down wards motion, by switch and any suitable motor control unit, or any suitable manual means. The switch can be mounted anywhere within the vehicle, preferably on the rear doors or the dashboard. The rear screen can be made of any suitable transparent, or tinted translucent materials, or of an extendablc roller materials rolled up on a roller, and operated by electronic motor and control, unit or by manual means. The roller screen can be housed in a waterproofed chanrrelled frame assembly and, the screen contained within it may be detachable, or replaceable if damaged. It shall be obvious to the reader that the various design configurations of the adaptations of this inventions scope, that some integrated roofs will be more robust than others, therefore some adaptations shall have roof racks capability and/or, tracks for the inclusion of a roof rack provided. Such integrated transparent and/or translucent roof adaptations may advantageously have one or more lightening arrangements, of which can also be included in the roofs arches, and/or upper door(s) frames etc. of which shall be known as "rainbow arches", which provides added exterior side-lighting as a safety feature, and maybe operated by switch in conjunction with the vehicles sidelights, or independently located on the dashboard. The lighting arrangement can be provided by any suitable means, for example, via tube lighting, of which may extended, and L.E.D lighting tailored, and fashioned throughout the entire integrated roof and/or body area of a vehicle. Although the lighting of the adaptation can be located in combination with the sidelights of a vehicle as a safety feature, the lighting of the adaptations maybe provided to advertise the multiple security warning feature of the vehicle as a theft deterrent. Alternatively provided on a vehicle purely as an aesthetic attraction e.g. , whereby the colour of the roof and/or vehicle body can be varied for subtle night illumination(s), of which may illuminate various "advertising logos, and/or trade marks". Antenna and any other exterior and/or interior utilities can be suitably installed or incorporated onto the adaptations, thus the adaptations are not only extremely sporty in appearance, but also very practical. The main value and benefits of the integrated multi functional "Artin skyroof" and\or The Artin vehicle bodies adaptive technologies are to provide the driver and passengers with all the advantages of a convertible vehicle, providing almost 20\20 uninterrupted vision although having all the advantages of being substantially protected and insulated from exterior elements i.e., the cold. Rain, noise, grime, and air pollution's, Further more the added exterior illuminations provided on the vehicle bodies, acts as a significant safety feature, at dusk, night, or in rainy foggy weather conditions or, assist in providing a security intruder deterrent, or purely for aesthetic appearances. Such innovative high specification, highly desirable, and

futuristic appearances of adaptive vehicle technologies should set the style of motor vehicles for the 21 5t century over the world for consumer enjoyment.

The above examples and descriptions are by way of example only, as it will be obvious to

one skilled in the art that wider implications, equivalents, and substitutions are possible therefore the definition and scope shall be set forth in the following claims.

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WHAT IS CLAIMED;
1. An integrated, multi functional, transparent and/or tinted translucent, illuminate roof, windows assembles, of any suitable materials e.g. plastics and/or safety glass of which may also include the entire body member of a vehicle having size, shape, and configuration to harmoniously form a new range of illuminate vehicle body designs for the 2 lS' century.
2. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations as claimed in claim 1. Wherein the transparent and/or translucent illuminate roof can be designed and configured as one substantially solid sheet of material, or designed wherein two or more layers of materials of which can have honeycomb structural supports in-between each layer provided for significant added strength and thermal value to the roof structure.
3. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembles adaptations as claimed in claim 1.to 2. Wherein conspicious\inconspicious elegant, but effective roll bars can be traversals configured and combined into the roof,frames, columns, and structure of the vehicle to provide sufficient strength and reassurance to the passengers in case of a roll over accident.
4. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations as claimed in claims l.to 3. Wherein one or more sunroofs of any suitable size, being either tilt-up only, tilt and windback, or "tilt and slide", having all the components specifically manufactured of any suitable transparent, and/or translucent materials, which allows an overall greater aesthetically pleasing and harmonious appearance of a vehicle.
5. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations as claimed in claims 1.to 4. Wherein the roofs parallel arch, the columns, the windscreen, or windows frames, the pillars can be made of any suitable materials e.g. a combination of electro plastics and the steel roll bar supports of which can provide one or more interior and/or exterior desirable illuminations, or "rainbow arches" as a safety feature, security warning deterrent, or purely for aesthetic desirability.
6. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations as claimed in claims 1. To 5. Wherein The integrated multi functional transparent and/or translucent roof assembles adaptations can provide the most comprehensive interior\exterior views than any other hard top production road vehicle, although providing substantial insulation protection from exterior elements, such as cold, rain, noise, grime, and air pollution etc.
7. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations as claimed in claim 1. To 6. Wherein the roof adaptations may include one or more detachable, reattachable, and extendable sunscreen(s) preferably rolled up on a roller, the screen(s) of any suitable opaque, or translucent materials, of which can be located and fastened directly under the roof, by any suitable fastening means.
8. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 7. Wherein the integrated screen(s) of the adaptations having size, shape, and configuration to provide substantial interior shading and insulatory value to the vehicle interior, and the roof member.
9. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 8. Wherein the screens can be extendable, detachable, reattachable, and can be configured with one, or more apertures, which exposes the aligned and modified sunshine roof(s) of the invention.
10. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 9. Wherein the screens and/or sunroofs can be manoeuvred by any suitable manual, or electronic motor and control means, encluding solar activation controls means.
11. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 10. Wherein one or more of the roller screen(s) can be arranged under the roof member conspicuously, or inconspicuously, as they can be housed detachably at the upper rear, and/or the upper front of the roof area of a roof thus allowing front and rear independent shading and movement.
12. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 11. Wherein the roof adaptations however modified may also have one or more opaque, transparent, or illuminated tinted translucent wind deflector(s) of which may extend completely around the surface of the sunroof(s) aperture(s) to significantly reduces interior wind disturbance.
13. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in clam into 12. Wherein one or more drainage holes are configured through the wind deflectors so that residual waters is allowed to drain off the sunroof(s).
14. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 13. Wherein the entire roof adaptation may have electronic heating elements extending its area, so that demisted, and/or defrosted thus a panoramic views from the vehicle is maintained.
15. An integrated multi fimctional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 14. Wherein the integrated roof adaptations side windows may also benefit from having window wipers, and electronic\manual means located within each door.
16. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 15. Wherein the vehicle designs may also have an air conditioning or climate control unit of which is becoming a standard fixture in motor vehicles.
17. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 16. Wherein the adaptations windows, rear windscreens, and sunroof(s) adaptations operate in any suitable motion by any suitable electronic, or manual means.
18. An integrated multi functional roof, windows, assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 17. Wherein all of the switches operating the functions of the devices can be mounted anywhere within the vehicle, although preferably on the dashboard and\or rear and front door panels.
19. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim into 18. Wherein the rear screen can be made of any suitable screen materials e.g. screens rolled up on a roller, and operated by electronic motor, or manual means.
20. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 19. Wherein the rear roller screen are housed detachably in a waterproofed framed columns, so the screen can be replaceable if damaged.
21. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 20. Wherein it shall be clear that the various design configurations of the adaptations that some designs of integrated roofs shall be more robust than others, therefore some "skyroof adaptations" shall have roof rack capability, and\or roof rack fastening means provided.
22. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 21. Wherein the detachable roof rack devices are made from any suitable galvinised steel and\or transparent, or tinted translucent covering materials, e.g. illuminated via electro plastics allowing light to pass through the bars. This configuration too shall also provide a highly desirable "rainbow arch" effect.
23. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 22. Wherein the adaptations however modified can advantageously have one or more Electro lighting arrangements included onto, or within the roof arches, and\or the upper door frames e. t.c, of which provides added exterior sidelights, as a road safety feature, a security deterrent, or purely for an aesthetic visual attraction.
24. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 23. Wherein any suitable lighting devices can be utilised, and any suitable combinations of materials.
25. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptation, as claimed in claim 1. To 24. Wherein the vehicles exterior body however designed can have a lighting system whereby the stated illuminations extends over, or throughout the entire body of the vehicle as a safety feature, a security warning feature, or purely for aesthetic desirability.
26. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 25. Wherein the integrated adaptations can have suitably installed antennas, and any other exterior and/or interior utilities included.
27. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 26. Wherein even hard top electronically operated fold-up convertibles can be adapted to utilise the inventive technologies, again providing much greater choices of futuristic looking road vehicles.
28. An integrated multi functional rooi: windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 27. Wherein In keeping with the ever increasing importance of trade marks, logos, one or more of the detachable vehicle panels can be manufactured with a desired commercial "logo" etc custom built and fitted, of which can be illuminated suitably anywhere on the vehicle, which can be used on a vehicle for night time advertising.
29. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim 1.to 28. Wherein by the press of a remote control key device activates\deactivates central locking, an engine cut out switch, activates\deactivates a burglar alarm system and subtly intimitantly illuminates any part of the vehicle all simultaneously.
30. An integrated multi functional roof; windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim l.to 29. Wherein low energy L.E.D lighting systems can be used to reduce the vehicle battery drainage.
31. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim l.to 30.wherein the subtle illuminated colour of the roof and/or the body of the vehicle can be varied for dusk, night, and adverse weather conditions.
32. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim 1.to 31. Wherein the adaptations however modified are extremely sporty in appearance, and also can be very practical in mull functional tasks.
33. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim l.to 32. Wherein even the hard top electronically operated fold up convertible vehicle roof adaptations can be adapted to utilise the "skyroof technologies" thereby providing wider ranges, and more choices of vehicle multi functional roof products for consumer enjoyment. 34. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim l to 33. Wherein the adaptations however modified can be manufactured of any suitable materials, preferably plastics.
35.An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies adaptations, as claimed in claim l to 34. Wherein however the vehicle designs are modified they can be fastened together by any suitable means.
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Amendments to the claims have been filed as follows 1. An integrated, multifunctional transparent and\or tinted translucent roof, windows\screens assembly's adaptations module for a vehicle or suitable building manufactured of any suitable materials which can include for example a tilt-up only sunroof adaptation wherein all of the component parts of the sunroof is specifically manufactured of transparent and\or tinted translucent materials.
2. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations as claimed in claim 1. Wherein the integrated roof module can be designed with doubled glazed sealed air gap(s) in order to trap a volume of air which increases interior thermal insulation ability.
3. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations as claimed in claim l.to 2. W herein i n o rder t o provide e ssential s trengthening of t he adaptations however deigned conspicuous\inconspicuous elegant and protective "roll-Bars" are traverses configured and integrated with the invention.
4. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations as claimed in claims 1.to 3. Wherein one or more sunroofs of any suitable size, being either tilt and wind back, or "tilt and slide", having all the components specifically manufactured of any suitable transparent, and/or translucent materials, which allows an overall greater aesthetically pleasing and harmonious appearance of a vehicle.
% 5. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations as claimed in claims into 4. Wherein the roofs parallel arches, the columns, the windscreen, or windows frames, and pillars clan be conr;T'a., ed into The in.tegT'aied rull-h:r conEguratic=s a co,oinaori of eleco plastics aru'\or 'die steel lo;; 'oar s-uljpois of -wnicll earl provide oily or more interior and/or exterior desirable illuminations, or "rainbow arches" as a safety feature, security warning deterrent, or purely for aesthetic desirability.
6. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations as claimed in claims 1. To 5. Wherein the integrated multi fimctional transparent and/or translucent roof assembles adaptations can also provide substantial insulation protection from exterior elements, such as cold, rain, noise, grime, and air pollution etc. 7. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations as claimed in claim 1. To 6. Wherein the roof adaptations may include one or more detachable, reattach able, and extendable sunscreen(s) preferably rolled up on a roller, the screen(s) of any suitable opaque, or translucent materials, of which can be located and fastened directly under the roof, by any suitable fastening means.
8. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 7. Wherein the integrated screen(s) of the adaptations having size, shape, and configuration to provide substantial interior shading and insulator value to the vehicle inferior, and the roof member.
9. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 8. Wherein the interior screens can be extendable, detachable, reattach able, and can be configured with one, or more apertures, which exposes the aligned and modified sunshine roof(s) of the invention.
10.An integrated-multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 9. Wherein the screens and/or sunroofs can be manoeuvred by any suitable manual, or electronic motor and control means, including solar activation controls means.
11.An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 10. Wherein one or more of the interior roller screen(s) can be arranged under the roof member conspicuously, or inconspicuously, as Hey can be housed detachably at the upper rear, and/or the upper front of the roof area of a roof thus allowing front and rear independent shading and movement.
12. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 11. Wherein the roof adaptations however modified may also have one or more opaque, transparent, or illuminated tinted translucent wind deflector(s) of which may extend completely around the surface of the sunroof(s) aperture(s) to significantly reduce interior wind disturbance.
13. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim into 12. Wherein the roof module(s) however adapted can also be designed to provide various illuminations as a safety feature or aesthetic desirability.
14.An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 13. Wherein the entire roof adaptation may have electronic heating elements extending its entire area, so that demisted, and/or defrosted front and\or side window screens thus a panoramic views from the vehicle is maintained.
15.An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 14. Wherein the integrated roof adaptations side windows may also benefit from having window wipers, and electronic\manual means located within each door.
16. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 15. Wherein the vehicle designs may also have an air conditioning or climate control unit of which is becoming a standard fixture in motor vehicles.
17. on integratec' multi fiancfional roof, dndoxs assembb''s aaptaons, as cried In c;.'rl I. To;6. 'wherein die adaptaiiols windows, rea) windscleerls, and spoofs) adaptations operate in any suitable motion by any suitable electronic, or manual means.
18. An inter rated multi functional roof, windows, assembly's adaptations' as claimed in claim 1. To 17. Wherein all of the switches operating the functions of the devices can be mounted anywhere within the vehicle, although preferably on the dashboard and\or rear and front door panels.
19. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim 1.to 18. Wherein the rear screen can be made of any suitable screen materials e.g. screens rolled up on a roller, and operated by electronic motor or manual means 20. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 19. Wherein the rear roller screens are housed detachably in waterproofed framed columns, so the screen can be replaceable if damaged.
21. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 20. Wherein it shall be clear that the various design configurations of the adaptations that some designs of integrated roofs shall be more robust than others, therefore some "Artin skyroof a daptations" shall have roof rack capability, a nd\or roof rack attachment fastening means provided.
22. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 21. Wherein the detachable roofrackdevices are mace from any suitable galvanised steel and\or transparent, or tinted translucent covering materials, e.g. illuminated via e lectro p lastics a flowing I ight(s) to pass through or o ver t he b ars. T his configuration too shall also provide a highly desirable "rainbow arch" effect.
23. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 22. Wherein the adaptations however modified can advantageously have one or more Electro lighting arrangements included onto, or within the roof arches, and\or the upper door frames e. t.c, of which provides added exterior sidelights, as a road safety feature, a security deterrent, or purely for an aesthetic visual attraction.
24. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assemblies' adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 23. Wherein the vehicles exterior body however designed can have a lighting system whereby the stated illuminations extends over, or throughout the entire body or various s ections of the vehicle body a s a s aped feature, a security warning feature, or purely for aesthetic desirability.
25. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 24. Wherein the integrated adaptations can have suitably installed antennas, and any other exterior and/or interior utilities included.
26. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 25. Wherein even hard top electronically operated fold-up convertibles roof modules can be adapted to utilise the various inventive technologies, again providing much greater choices of futuristic looking road vehicles.
27. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. To 26. Wherein, In keeping with the ever increasing importance of trade marks, logos, one or more of the detachable or fixed vehicle panels can be manufactured with a desired commercial "logo" "Trademark(s)" custom built and fitted, of which can be illuminated suitab!, anywhere or. the vehicle, which can be used on a vehicle for night time advertising.
28. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim l.to 27. Wherein by the press of a remote control key device activates\deactivates contra! lock ng, "an engine cult out sitck''7 acthates'deactivates a bur=!ar alarm s:,stern and subtly intinlitantl)/ illuminaics any part of Me vehicle all simuiLaneously as a warning.
29. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim 1.to 28. Wherein low enerav I,.E.D lighting systems can be used to reduce the vehicle battery drainage.
30. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim l.to 29. Wherein the subtle illuminated colour(s) of the roof and/or the body of the vehicle can be varied for dusk, night, and adverse weather conditions, as a safety feature, or purely for aesthetic desirability.
31. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim 1.to 30. Wherein the adaptations however modified are extremely sporty in appearance, and can be robust enough for very practical in mull functional tasks i.e. having roof rack capability.
32.An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim l.to 31. Wherein even the hard top electronically operated fold-up convertible vehicle roof adaptations can be adapted to utilise the "skyroof technologies" thereby providing wider ranges, and more choices of vehicle multi functional roof products for consumer enjoyment.
33. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations, as claimed in claim 1. to 32. Wherein however the vehicle designs are modified they can be fastened together by any suitable means.
34. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations as claimed in claims 1. To 33. Wherein the roof module can be converted into illuminate translucent hard top fold up convertibles, designs.
35. An integrated mull functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations as claimed in claim l.To 34. Wherein the convertible roofs can be operated manually or electronically.
36. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptation as claimed in claims 1. to 35. Wherein the roof modules may also include the entire body or various sections of the vehicle having size, shape, and configuration to harmoniously form a new range of illuminative vehicle designs for the 215t century.
37. An integrated multi functional roof, windows assembly's adaptations as claimed in claims 1. to 36. Wherein the invention is substantially described herein and with reference to figure 1. Of the accompanying drawing.
GB0308071A 2002-08-16 2003-04-08 Integrated multifunctional translucent and/or tinted translucent roof and window modules for vehicles, motor vehicles, road vehicle, buildings and the like Expired - Fee Related GB2391896B (en)

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