US 10,889,248 B2
System for covering the luggage compartment of a motor vehicle
Laurent Crochet, Fismes (FR); and Alicia Lecomte, Villers-Franqueux (FR)
Assigned to TREVES PRODUCTS, SERVICES & INNOVATION, Paris (FR)
Appl. No. 16/312,691
Filed by TREVES PRODUCTS, SERVICES & INNOVATION, Paris (FR)
PCT Filed Jun. 19, 2017, PCT No. PCT/FR2017/051602
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jan. 4, 2019,
PCT Pub. No. WO2017/220909, PCT Pub. Date Dec. 28, 2017.
Claims priority of application No. 16 55860 (FR), filed on Jun. 23, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2019/0168676 A1, Jun. 6, 2019
Int. Cl. B60R 5/04 (2006.01); B60R 7/02 (2006.01)
CPC B60R 5/048 (2013.01) [B60R 5/045 (2013.01); B60R 5/047 (2013.01); B60R 7/02 (2013.01)] 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for covering the luggage compartment of a motor vehicle, the system comprising:
two lateral supports,
a front panel pivotably connected to the supports about a first transverse shaft positioned along the front edge of the panel,
a rear panel pivotably connected to the supports about a second transverse shaft, the second shaft being slidably mounted longitudinally with respect to the supports,
a hinge connecting the rear edge of the front panel to the front edge of the rear panel about a third transverse axis of rotation, the hinge being arranged so that, when force is applied to the second shaft in a forward direction, the panels are caused to rotate in an upward direction, causing them to transition from a covering configuration, in which they lie horizontally as an extension of each other, to an access configuration for accessing the compartment, in which they are folded against each other,
the system further comprises:
a first carriage receiving a first end of the second shaft, the carriage being slidably mounted on a first longitudinal guide rail rigidly connected to a first of the supports,
a first and a second cable sections, each having an end associated, with either side of the carriage, and being kept permanently tensioned along a longitudinal axis,
a wheel actuated by a motor, the wheel being rigidly connected to the cable sections and adapted to be pulled in a longitudinal direction, in order to move the carriage forwards or backwards in order to move the panels into the access configuration or the covering configuration.