Solid fold tonneau system

  • US 7,484,788 B2
  • Filed: 10/26/2006
  • Issued: 02/03/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/26/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A tonneau system for a cargo box of a pickup truck, said tonneau system comprising:

  • at least a first panel and a second panel extending across the cargo box of the pickup truck; and

    a first hinge assembly pivotally connecting said first and second panels, said first hinge assembly including;

    a base component having a first edge, anda first pivot member fixed to said first panel and pivotally coupled to said base component proximate said first edge, said first pivot member having a first flange and a plurality of inner surfaces defining a first gutter facing and aligned with said first flange, said first flange engaging said first edge and forming a first primary seal for inhibiting fluid communication between said base component and said first pivot member, said first gutter collecting a fluid which passes said first primary seal and discharging the fluid outside of the cargo box of the pickup truck.

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