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Mirror slip cover

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WO2011095143A1
WO2011095143A1 PCT/DE2010/000173 DE2010000173W WO2011095143A1 WO 2011095143 A1 WO2011095143 A1 WO 2011095143A1 DE 2010000173 W DE2010000173 W DE 2010000173W WO 2011095143 A1 WO2011095143 A1 WO 2011095143A1
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Prior art keywords
fabric
material
elastic
edge
spiegelhusse
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PCT/DE2010/000173
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German (de)
French (fr)
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Dirk Laue
Resa Haschemi
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Dirk Laue
Resa Haschemi
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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
    • B60J11/00Removable external protective coverings specially adapted for vehicles or parts of vehicles, e.g. parking covers
    • 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
    • B60J11/00Removable external protective coverings specially adapted for vehicles or parts of vehicles, e.g. parking covers
    • B60J11/06Removable external protective coverings specially adapted for vehicles or parts of vehicles, e.g. parking covers for covering only specific parts of the vehicle, e.g. for doors

Abstract

A mirror slip cover (1) made of a textile material (3), which can be pulled over the housing of an exterior rear-view mirror (14) of a vehicle and, in a usage position appropriate to the function, has a first material edge (5), which forms a first opening (13) for a mirror surface, and a second material edge (7), which forms a second opening (15) for a retaining arm (16) of the exterior rear-view mirror, a material strip (11) being formed between the first and second openings and an elastic element (17) being incorporated into the first material edge, is characterized in that the textile material is transparent in the visible spectrum.

Description

Spiegelhusse

The present invention relates to a Spiegelhusse of a textile fabric, which can be pulled over the housing of an exterior rearview mirror of a vehicle and in a functionally correct position of use has a first edge of the fabric forming a first opening for a mirror surface, and a second edge of the fabric, a second opening for a support arm of the exterior mirror, said formed a strip of material between the first and second opening and into the first edge of the fabric, an elastic member is incorporated.

Such Spiegelhusse for example known from 2008/067682 A1. The device known from this publication Spiegelhusse is made of a fabric which is elastic and is known, for example, ski suits or cyclist clothing. Such elastic textile materials are not only opaque, but also impermeable to air and thus have only a low transmittance for light in the visible spectrum.

The disadvantage of a Spiegelhusse from such an opaque material is that it can not be used on exterior rearview mirrors, in whose housing a direction indicator or viewing light or turn signal is integrated as part of a vehicle lighting.

Also from US 6,325,121 B1, US 6,672,647 B2, DE 202 19 490 U1, DE 201 08 943 U1, DE 296 19 291 U1 and DE 102 54 338 A1 are cases known for exterior rearview mirrors which are made of elastic material and one or more layers, reinforced, colored, provided with a plastic reinforcement stretchable rubber /, waterproof and moisture-repellent, weather-resistant, should be reflective. Training with a relatively high light transmittance is not described therein. Also the problem like to be designed so that an integrated in the housing of the outside rear view mirror direction indicator through the material of a Spiegelhusse can be perceived almost unhindered a Spiegelhusse, protective cover, a coating for exterior rear-view mirror or is not mentioned in all the documents of the prior art ,

The object of the present invention is therefore to develop a Spiegelhusse of a textile fabric of the type mentioned such that it can be functionally attached to exterior rearview mirrors, in whose housing a direction indicator is integrated. The object is achieved in that the textile material is transparent in the visible spectrum.

The inventive Spiegelhusse it is now possible to design them in every conceivable color, without limiting the transmittance in the visible spectrum perceptible. The light transmittance in the visible spectrum of the textile fabric is a peculiarity of the substance that keeps this, even if dark colors are used with the fabric. It has surprisingly been found that such light transmissive in the visible spectrum textile materials can also be formed weather resistant, elastic and colored, such as the materials described in the prior art for cases for use on exterior rearview mirrors.

A further advantage of the present invention is that the strip of material of the Spiegelhusse according to the invention, which is between the first opening and the second opening, a closure device which has an optionally adjustable length, with an opening width of the second opening in response to the optional set changes in length of the closure means.

With this feature, it is possible to adjust the opening width of the second opening to the thickness of the outer rear-view mirror connected to the vehicle support arm. The strength of the holding arms is different for different vehicle manufacturers and even at different vehicle types, so that the adjustability of the opening width Spiegelhusse invention to different vehicles from different manufacturers or different types of vehicles from the same manufacturer easily adapted (can be.

A further advantage of the present invention, that the material strip having a first strip portion and a second strip portion which respectively form a portion of the closure device, the two areas together have a complementary effect. Thus, the areas can have a button connection, plug connection re-usable adhesive compound or else a Velcro fastener, for example, that is, form a hook / eyelet connection.

It is particularly advantageous that the Spiegelhusse can establish a releasable hook / eye connection with the areas of the first and second strips of material.

A further advantage of the present invention is that in the second elastic edge of the fabric a cell as set is incorporated, which has a lower modulus of elasticity than the first elastic member. The attachment of a further elastic member at the second opening with a smaller elastic force action has the advantage that on the one hand a fixed abutment against the holder of the outside rear view mirror is also possible, on the other hand, the handling of the closure means against the elastic force of the second elastic member and the first the elastic member is not too large.

A further advantage of the present invention that the textile fabric at the first edge of the fabric is gathered transverse to the fabric edge course. By gathering a material supply is provided at the first edge of the fabric, which is released upon expansion of the first elastic member in the first edge of the fabric during application of the Spiegelhusse on an outer rear view mirror. Characterized occur no unnecessary stresses in the textile material which could lead to the destruction of the material.

In this context it is advantageous that the textile fabric is elastic.

Further advantages result from the features of the dependent claims 8 to fourteenth

An embodiment of the present invention will be described in more detail below with reference to the drawings. Show it:

Fig. 1 is a schematic view of a Spiegelhusse facing the viewer with an inside; and

Fig. 2 a wound on an outside rearview mirror of a vehicle Spiegelhusse in FIG. 1.

In Fig. 1 a schematic Spiegelhusse 1 is shown facing an inner side. The Spiegelhusse 1 is made of a textile fabric 3 having a first edge of the fabric 5 and a second edge of the fabric. 7 Ah a connection point 9 of the first edge of the fabric 5 and the second edge of the fabric 7 is formed a Mäterialstreifen. 11

In FIG. 2, shown functionally correct use position the first edge of the fabric 5 forms a first aperture 13 for the release of a mirror surface of an outer rear-view mirror 14 and a second opening 15 for receiving a retaining arm 16 of the outside rear view mirror 14 is located between the first opening 3 and the second opening 15 the strip of material 11. In a preferred embodiment, the strip of material 11 is formed in two parts with a first strip portion 11.1 and a strip part 11.2. The first strip and the second strip part 11.1 part 11.2 each comprise a region 11.3 and 11.4, which form together a closure device 12, wherein the two areas 11.3, 11.4 cooperating complementary. The strip of material 11 is made in the present embodiment from a different material than the textile material 3 and formed stronger, thicker and less elastic.

In a preferred embodiment, the range to 11.3 hook and the range 11.4 eyelets, so that a hook / eye connection can be produced which is called Velcro fastener. For this purpose, the respective portions 11.3, formed on different sides of the first strip part 11.1 and the second strip portion 11.2 11.4. In other embodiments, the two strip parts may be 11.1 and 11.2 also designed for a button connection, plug connection or adhesive connection.

In the first fabric edge 5 an elastic element 17 is incorporated. The elastic member 17 is preferably a rubber band. Also in the second edge of the fabric 7, a second elastic member 19 is incorporated. The second elastic member 19 is preferably a rubber band.

The second elastic member 19 has a lower elastic modulus than does the first elastic elements 17. The incorporation of the first elastic member 17 and the second elastic member 19 by a sewing technique. The first elastic member 17 is sewn into the first fabric edge 5 by a double seam 21st Between the first edge of the fabric 5 and the double seam 21 of the textile fabric 3 is shirred. This gathering has in the illustrated preferred embodiment, a width of 10 mm. The pleats formed by the gathering have pulled flat in the relaxed state at a distance of about 1 mm, and are under tension.

The textile fabric 3 is preferably made of elastic material. The elastic material of the textile fabric 3 has a high light transmittance in the visible spectrum. Preferably, a transmittance of the textile fabric between 0.5 and 1, so that passed between 50% and 100% of the incident light quantity. In the preferred embodiment, the light transmission is to be selected in the visible spectrum such that a viewer of the Spiegelhusse in the functionally correct position of use a hidden under the textile material 3 direction indicator 24 fully perceive in their light output (Fig. 2). With a full perception is meant that the viewer does not notice that may be a part of the non-visible spectrum and also a small portion of the visible spectrum is filtered by the material of the textile fabric. Subjectively, the viewer takes the output from the direction indicator 24 light quantity true without restriction.

The textile material can be composed in certain embodiments, from a plurality of surface elements 23rd Preferably, the surface elements 23 are sewn together.

The elastic member 19 of the second fabric edge 7 is preferably sewed with a simple seam 22nd

The material strip 11 has in the present embodiment preferably has a total length of 80 mm and a supernatant over the first fabric edge 5 of about 60 mm. The width of the material strip 11 is preferably about 20 mm. In other embodiments, the Materiaistreifen can have 11 different dimension. but it is advantageous to use the strip of material 11 in the preferred embodiment with the specified dimensions as the strip of material 11 can be then used as an information carrier.

LIST OF REFERENCE NUMBERS

Spiegelhusse

textile fabric

first fabric edge

second fabric edge

junction

strips of material

the first strip part

the second strip part

Area

Area

closure device

first opening

Door mirrors

second opening

holder

first elastic member

second elastic member

double seam

just seam

surface elements

Direction indicator

Claims

having Spiegelhusse of a textile fabric, which can be pulled over the housing of an exterior rearview mirror of a vehicle and in a functionally correct position of use has a first edge of the fabric forming a first opening for a mirror surface, and a second fabric edge of a second opening for a holding arm Outside rear view mirror, said formed between the first and second opening, a strip of material and an elastic element incorporated in the first edge of the fabric,
characterized,
that the textile material (3) is transparent to light in the visible spectrum
Spiegelhusse according to claim 1,
characterized,
that the material strip (11) has a closure means (12), which has an optionally adjustable length, altering an opening width of the second opening (15) in dependence on the optional set length of the closure means (12).
Spiegelhusse according to claim 2,
characterized,
that the material strip (1) having a first strip portion (11) and a second strip part (11.2), complementary each a region (11.3, 11.4) forming the closure means (12), wherein the two areas (11.3, 1 .4) interact.
Spiegelhusse according to claim 3,
characterized,
that the areas (11.3, 11.4) of the first and second strip part (11.1, 11.2) can establish a releasable hook / eye connection.
Spiegelhusse according to any one of the preceding claims,
characterized,
that in the second edge of the fabric (7) a second elastic member (19) is incorporated, which has a lower modulus of elasticity than the first elastic member (17).
Spiegelhusse according to any one of the preceding claims,
characterized,
that the textile material (3) at the first edge of the fabric (5) is gathered transverse to the fabric edge course.
7. Spiegelhusse according to any one of the preceding claims,
characterized,
that the textile material (3) is elastic.
8. Spiegelhusse according to any one of the preceding claims,
characterized,
that the textile material (3) consists of a plurality of surface elements (23) is composed.
9. Spiegelhusse according to claim 8,
characterized,
that the plurality of surface elements (23) are sewn together.
10. Spiegelhusse according to any one of the preceding claims,
characterized,
that the first elastic element (17) in the first edge of the fabric (5) is revised rubber band.
11. Spiegelhusse according to claim 10,
characterized,
that the rubber band is sewn to the first fabric edge (5). 2. Spiegelhusse according to claim 10 or 11,
characterized,
that the rubber band with a double seam (21) in the first edge of the fabric (5) is sewn.
13. Spiegelhusse according to claim 12,
characterized,
that the textile material (3) between the first edge of the fabric (5) and the Dopplenaht (21) is shirred.
14. Spiegelhusse according to any one of claims 3 to 13,
characterized,
that the material strip (1) is an information carrier.
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US4834157A (en) * 1988-07-11 1989-05-30 Gerard Smith Cover assembly for exteriorly mounted mirror on an automobile or like vehicle
GB2324990A (en) * 1997-03-08 1998-11-11 Joel Carodac Hammond Guard for an external mirror of a vehicle
US20070053084A1 (en) * 2005-09-02 2007-03-08 Scott David E Mirror accessory
WO2008067682A1 (en) * 2006-12-08 2008-06-12 Cecilia Zachmann Advertising medium

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DE29619291U1 (en) 1996-11-07 1997-02-27 Roy Bernd Car Mirror Cover
US6325121B1 (en) 2000-01-18 2001-12-04 Shea D. Hudnall Side view mirror cover
DE20108943U1 (en) 2001-05-29 2001-10-11 Hildebrand Klaus Removable protection for car mirrors
US6550844B1 (en) 2002-03-28 2003-04-22 Carolyn T. Santiago Vehicle body protector
DE10254338A1 (en) 2002-04-10 2003-10-30 Juergen Waack Protective sleeve for exterior rear-view mirror on vehicle is made from brightly-colored elastic fabric
DE20219490U1 (en) 2002-12-17 2003-04-24 Domhardt Knut Cover for external rear view mirror of vehicle, in particular to be used in order to avoid layer of ice to built up in winter

Patent Citations (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4834157A (en) * 1988-07-11 1989-05-30 Gerard Smith Cover assembly for exteriorly mounted mirror on an automobile or like vehicle
GB2324990A (en) * 1997-03-08 1998-11-11 Joel Carodac Hammond Guard for an external mirror of a vehicle
US20070053084A1 (en) * 2005-09-02 2007-03-08 Scott David E Mirror accessory
WO2008067682A1 (en) * 2006-12-08 2008-06-12 Cecilia Zachmann Advertising medium

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