US 11,657,739 B2
Roof mounted vehicle topper
Eric Hornsby, Alpharetta, GA (US); William Dunn, Alpharetta, GA (US); Mike Brown, Cumming, GA (US); and Doug Bennett, Alpharetta, GA (US)
Assigned to Manufacturing Resources International, Inc., Alpharetta, GA (US)
Filed by Manufacturing Resources International, Inc., Alpharetta, GA (US)
Filed on Jul. 29, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/389,107.
Application 17/389,107 is a continuation of application No. 16/817,343, filed on Mar. 12, 2020, granted, now 11,100,822.
Application 16/817,343 is a continuation of application No. 16/593,543, filed on Oct. 4, 2019, granted, now 11,164,491.
Application 16/593,543 is a continuation of application No. 15/934,074, filed on Mar. 23, 2018, granted, now 10,486,618, issued on Nov. 26, 2019.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/571,631, filed on Oct. 12, 2017.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/476,385, filed on Mar. 24, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2021/0358350 A1, Nov. 18, 2021
Int. Cl. G09F 21/04 (2006.01); B60R 13/00 (2006.01); B60R 11/02 (2006.01); B60R 16/033 (2006.01); G09F 9/00 (2006.01); B60R 11/00 (2006.01)
CPC G09F 21/042 (2020.05) [B60R 11/0235 (2013.01); B60R 13/00 (2013.01); B60R 16/033 (2013.01); G09F 21/04 (2013.01); B60R 2011/004 (2013.01); G09F 9/00 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for inconspicuously providing power to a vehicle top unit, said system comprising:
a first and second cross bar configured for mounting to a roof of a vehicle;
the vehicle top unit configured for mounting to the first and second cross bars and comprising one or more electronic displays;
one or more facia pieces configured for connection to any one of said first cross bar, said second cross bar, and said vehicle top unit; and
wiring configured for extension from a power source located outside of said vehicle top unit, along a portion of the vehicle, along at least one of the first and second cross bars, and to the vehicle top unit to place the one or more electronic displays in electrical connection with the power source, wherein at least one of said one or more facia pieces is configured for installation at said first cross bar to define a first aperture located at a first portion of said first cross bar, a second aperture located at a second portion of said first cross bar spaced apart from said first portion, and an enclosed passageway between at least said first aperture and said second aperture configured to accommodate and cover at least a respective portion of said wiring when installed.