06131989 is referenced by 14 patents and cites 13 patents.

A rear gate assembly of a motor vehicle is provided. The motor vehicle has a rear gate opening. The rear gate assembly includes a rear gate, a back glass, and a rear gate handle. The rear gate includes a rear gate top portion, a rear gate bottom portion, and an outer surface and has a latched and unlatched position. The rear gate bottom portion is rotatably coupled to a bottom edge of the rear gate opening. The back glass has a back glass top portion and a back glass bottom portion. The back glass top portion is rotatably coupled to a top edge of the rear gate opening and has a latched and unlatched position. The rear gate handle is coupled to the outer surface of the rear gate and is actuatable from a first position to a second position. The rear gate assembly sequentially releases the back glass and rear gate from the respective latched positions in response to actuation of the rear gate handle.

Title
Dual action rear gate door handle assembly
Application Number
302079
Publication Number
6131989
Application Date
March 29, 2000
Publication Date
October 17, 2000
Inventor
Kipp D Owen
Franklin
MI, US
Michael E Hilliard
Plymouth
MI, US
Thad Scott
Grosse Pointe Woods
MI, US
Philip M Jansen
Farmington Hills
MI, US
John F Miller
Clinton Township
MI, US
Keith D Montone
West Bloomfield
MI, US
Agent
James R Yee
Assignee
DaimlerChrysler Corporation
MI, US
IPC
B60J 5/02
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