SureShade receives patent

Published On: May 1, 2011Categories: Industry News

SureShade announced final acceptance of a U.S. patent for its arched roller canvas design on a boat. The arched roller component is offered exclusively on the automated retractable sunshade system by SureShade.

The arched roller component serves as part of the company’s self-supported retractable sunshade system. The curvature of the arched roller system complements the curves of a boat’s overhead structure, such as a radar arch or hardtop. In addition to providing retractable shade in a cockpit for sun protection, the arched roller assembly is designed to allow for optimal rain runoff during bad weather and can be used with a full canvas enclosure.

The arched roller system works as a cambered roller that can be curved to adapt to a variety of boat designs. Current installations have been up to a 4-inch camber on the arched roller.