SureShade system awarded patent

Published On: January 1, 2015Categories: Industry News

Philadelphia-based SureShade, designer and manufacturer of retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry, has been awarded a U.S. patent for its “manually operated boat canopy system” currently marketed to the recreational boating industry as the SureShade MTF (manual tele-frame) retractable boat shade. The patent allows SureShade to be the only retractable boat shade manufacturer in the marine industry to utilize a spring-loaded arm mechanism of any configuration to drive the shade framework to extend canvas over the cockpit or bow of a boat. The deployment and retraction of the spring-loaded shade framework is controlled by a gearbox assembly that simultaneously tensions the canvas roller.