04792179 is referenced by 25 patents and cites 6 patents.

This invention attaches a flexible truck bed cover to the truck, by means of a plastic strip sewn into the cover, fitting inside a gap at the top of the bed, created by a supporting frame or a bed liner. The stretch in the flexible cover allows the plastic strip into the gap on all four sides of the bed and the contracting of the fabric keeps it in there, plus while the vehicle is in motion, the downward motion of the slipstream increases the forces holding the strip into the gap. A zip out access panel facilitates a separate opening within the cover itself for one-handed opening and ease of access by means of a U shaped panel behind the cab of the truck. Being the full width of the bed and 25 inches down the bed, it gives 10 square feet of access.

Title
Tonneau cover attaching system
Application Number
6/842255
Publication Number
4792179
Application Date
March 21, 1986
Publication Date
December 20, 1988
Inventor
Michael C Stevens
1717-6 Solano Way, Concord, 94520
CA, US
Agent
Majestic Gallagher Parsons & Siebert
IPC
B60J 7/10
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