SureShade RTX pull-out boat shade granted final patent approval

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry, announces final patent approval has been granted from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its “Pull-Out Manual Shade System” that is currently marketed in the recreational boating industry as the SureShade RTX Pull-Out Tele-frame shade.

As a follow-up to the notice of allowance announced in June 2015, SureShade has now received final approval and patent No. 9,139,258 will be issued on September 22, 2015.

In conjunction with the patent approval, SureShade announces that specific OEM projects are already underway to incorporate the SureShade RTX Pull-Out Tele-frame Shade at the factory on select boat models and the company says builder demand is anticipated to be high after the 2015 IBEX Show. SureShade is also working directly with boat dealers and private boat owners on aftermarket sales and installations of the RTX shade.

The SureShade RTX Pull-out Tele-frame shade features a pull-out / push-in mechanism that allows shade to easily retract or extend. Utilizing SureShade’s flagship telescoping tubular framework, boaters can simply and swiftly pull-out and push back the shade in a matter of seconds. Canvas automatically rolls up on a torsion-spring roller with no physical handling of canvas. A necessary feature of this system is its locking device, which prevents the shade from self-retracting from vibration or wind when fully extended, even while underway.

SureShade RTX is designed with unique figure 8 clamps for easy installation on smaller boats with an overhead tubular structure (like a tower or T-top), providing a lightweight and lower-cost shade option that meets the needs of the under 27 foot boat market.

“Built with the same self-supported telescoping framework as our automated and manual shade products, SureShade RTX provides a much-needed shade option for the popular smaller boat segment without compromising quality or functionality,” said Ron Russikoff, product inventor and operations leader at SureShade. “The RTX shade is designed for a variety of boat styles with figure 8 and swivel clamps that allow for installation flexibility and ease for OEM integrations, dealer aftermarket sales or as DIY boater installations.”

The new patent approval is the sixth patent secured by SureShade – adding to U.S. and International patents or patent approvals secured for every major component of their shade systems, including: telescoping framework, cambered roller, canvas control and mid-cross bar support.

For more information on the SureShade RTX Pull-Out Tele-frame Shade System, including a video demo showing how it operates, visit

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