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There is no super engineering here, just to keep legit competitors from copying design too close… and even that protection is pretty limited.

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Does anyone have access to the full application because i couldn't find it. As you all know, the USPTO will not issue a patent unless a demonstratable novelty is shown. Folding seats is not novel, nor anything on the wish list, so i need the text to see what they were trying to claim as novel in their design.
Patents that start with "D" are design patents and are purely to stop others from copying something visually.
 

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But what about cup holders? I need a cup holder that isn't in the seat or center console to prevent dog who is my copilot and thinks that intensely watching and drooling on my drink cup while I eat French fries and drive is de rigueur copiloting from completing his mission to have me die of dehydration and thereby score all of the French fries. For the love of undiluted liquid, Tesla put out the patent for the door panels already! Please include the side mirror displays and stop teasing me with folding seats that show beautifully useless cup holders. Ohhh gawdddd...
 
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Those rear seats that look like they’re hovering are probably like an F-150, which has a TON of space UNDER the rear seat… plus they fold up entirely giving you a huge flat area for carrying stuff.

I used that fold up space nearly as often as the truck bed for carrying everyday items like groceries.
 

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The same buttons in my gladiator which behind the rear seat is the subwoofer and small storage areas. Gladiator has terrible storage. Would be cool to have a pass through but doubtful. The center console on the CT looks wide, like an old Hummer.
 

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That seems like the opposite of a pass through.

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I agree. Any 4x8 sheets placed on these folded rear seats would be higher up than the bed meaning it would be at an angle. What is needed is something out of some 2nd row minivans where the seat fold forward. That, or fold into the floor, or removed entirely.

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Wondering why this needs a patent?
Sometimes its just a matter of style, not function.

It’s like Apple‘s design patents. There have been a lot of all-in-one computers over the years, but none have ever looked like the original Mac… or the iMac.
 

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Don't get too excited. For those of you out there for which the CT will be you first truck, many trucks rear seats come forward...without a pass through to the bed.
I'm not saying there won't be a pass through, I'm just saying a rear folding seat does not confirm a pass through.
Exactly.

However, by the time the Cybertruck does finally come out, the truck will be able to fly for short distances....
 

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That "button" on the top of the back seat sure looks a center seatbelt to me!

I believe I see a 30/70 split on the seat backs which is semi promising for a passthrough, but that's definitely the seatbelt in the patent image. Its also obvious that there is a flip down cushion and cupholder in the center of the backseat per typical expectation.

I love the drawer under the front center, and I'm guessing it will be lockable like current Tesla gloveboxes. The real question for me right now is will there be a glove box and this drawer? :cool:
 

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Based on the bed geometry, the bed follows the contour of the rear seats. So folding seats wouldnt make a whole lot of sense as normally thats extra storage for the triangle shaped area between the square bed and back rest. So if they do fold, I say pass through! I didnt take a hard look at the recent bed on the test track though.
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Based on the bed geometry, the bed follows the contour of the rear seats. So folding seats wouldnt make a whole lot of sense as normally thats extra storage for the triangle shaped area between the square bed and back rest. So if they do fold, I say pass through! I didnt take a hard look at the recent bed on the test track though.
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Seats fold forward, pass-through opens backward into bed creating a slight incline into the cab. That's my guess, anyway. There would obviously need to be safeguards preventing the rollup cover from operating when the pass-through is used, but that would also make it impossible to have the cover closed and the pass-through open. Unless, of course, they've figured out a way to make that possible...
 

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I agree rear center looks like seat belt.
In latest CT testing on test track it looks like two storage areas in bed. Wondering if the roll top is now stored under the rear seats to make room for more storage in/under bed. Maybe one is for spare like in Rivian?
 
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