US 10,363,877 B2
Load space covering device
Corrina Barnes, Gaydon (GB); Brian Lidgard, Banbury (GB); Nicholas Pang, Leamington Spa (GB); Mark Butler, Coventry (GB); Sam Henshaw, Leamington Spa (GB); Derron Smith, Southa (GB); Andrew Loughead, Birmingham (GB); Christopher Todd, Banbury (GB); and Steven Smith, Coventry (GB)
Assigned to Jaguar Land Rover Limited, Whitley, Coventry (GB)
Appl. No. 15/317,901
Filed by Jaguar Land Rover Limited, Whitley, Coventry, Warwickshire (GB)
PCT Filed Jun. 10, 2015, PCT No. PCT/EP2015/062980
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Dec. 9, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/189294, PCT Pub. Date Dec. 17, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 1410241.2 (GB), filed on Jun. 10, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0113621 A1, Apr. 27, 2017
Int. Cl. B60R 5/04 (2006.01); E06B 9/68 (2006.01); B60R 21/08 (2006.01)
CPC B60R 5/047 (2013.01) [B60R 21/08 (2013.01); E06B 9/68 (2013.01); E06B 2009/689 (2013.01); E06B 2009/6836 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A device for covering a load space of a vehicle, the device comprising:
a cover which is movable between a retracted position in which the load space is uncovered and a deployed position in which the load space is at least partially covered; and
a sensor for detecting an object in the path of the cover and/or which may interfere with the movement of the cover;
wherein the sensor comprises at least one cover sensor disposed on the cover and at least one seat position sensor operable to output a signal indicative of a seat of the vehicle being disposed within the path of the cover, wherein the signal is indicative of at least one of: a vehicle seat being in a folded/stowed state; a row position of the seat within the vehicle; a position of the seat within the vehicle with respect to a longitudinal axis of the vehicle; and, a position of a headrest of the seat with respect to a backrest of the seat.