Roll-up blind with stowable guiding members for the window of a vehicle

  • US 6,422,291 B1
  • Filed: 03/19/2001
  • Issued: 07/23/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/04/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A roll-up window blind for a window of a motor vehicle, the window having an associated window pane, the roll-up blind comprising:

  • a rotatable winding shaft, a blind material having parallel first and second edges with the first edge being connected to the winding shaft for movement between a reeled-in position and a reeled-out position, a first drive arrangement which pre-stresses the winding shaft in a direction corresponding to moving the blind material to the reeled-in position, a pull rod fastened to the second edge of the blind material, at least one deflection-resistant actuating element for transferring an associated second drive arrangement between a first position in which the pullrod is disposed adjacent the winding shaft and a second position in which the pullrod is disposed relatively further away from the winding shaft, and two guide elements for guiding the pull rod on the window pane, the guide elements being disposed in spaced relation to each other and being supported on the pull rod by corresponding bearing arrangements for movement between a first retracted position and a second guide position, wherein in the first retracted position the guide elements are retracted with respect to a circumferential surface of the pullrod and in the second guide position the guide element project beyond the circumferential surface of the pullrod in order to guide the pull rod on the window pane as the blind material moves from the reeled-in position to the reeled-out position.

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