Channel Guide Patents (Class 49/440)
  • Patent number: 11167628
    Abstract: A sealing arrangement for guiding and sealing a vertically movable vehicle window pane, having a plurality of strand components, which can be interlockingly and/or frictionally connected to each other and to the vehicle body, wherein the strand components include a strand component made of plastic, which extends along an upper edge of the vehicle window pane when the vehicle window is closed. The strand component made of plastic has a stopping element for locking the plastic strand component in the longitudinal direction of the strand during assembly of the sealing arrangement on the vehicle body. The stopping element preferably includes at least one journal element, protruding from a longitudinal side of the plastic strand component, for engaging in an opening in the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CQLT SAARGUMMI TECHNOLOGIES S.À.R.L.
    Inventors: Achim Grüter, Timo Laux
  • Patent number: 11142055
    Abstract: A hood weather strip assembly is provided. The assembly includes a center strip that is fixed to a cowl top cover and a pair of side strips that are coupled to each end of the center strip and fixed to fender side covers, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Seong-Muk Lee
  • Patent number: 10919373
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a door and a door frame installed along a circumference of the door. An upper portion of the door frame is joined to an upper end portion of an inner panel. The upper end portion of the door frame is extended toward the inside of the vehicle to form a coupling portion. A weather strip is mounted on the inner panel along the circumference of the door, the weather strip being coupled to the coupling portion of the inner panel. A first coupling element by which one side of the weather strip is fixed is formed at the coupling portion and a second coupling element is coupled with the first coupling element at the coupling portion so that the weather strip is directly coupled with the door frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Je-Won Choi
  • Patent number: 10844643
    Abstract: It is provided a window lifter assembly, comprising an adjustable window pane for a vehicle window lifter, in which the window pane in a closed state is flush with upper and/or lateral body parts which border a window opening, to be closed by the window pane, in a window frame. The window lifter assembly furthermore has at least one pane guide element which is fixed on the window pane in the region of a lateral pane edge and at least one frame-side guide element at which the pane guide element is held displaceably on the window opening. The at least one pane guide element is of multi-part design with at least one first guide part and a second guide part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Bamberg
    Inventors: Ian Freymuth, Manuel Griesmann, Matthias Heppner
  • Patent number: 10710439
    Abstract: A glass run channel is configured for mounting a vehicle window therein. The glass run channel includes a base portion, an inboard lip extending from the base portion to form a first wall of the channel, and an inboard glass seal portion extending from the inboard lip. A leap seal portion extends from one of the inboard lip and the inboard glass seal portion, along at least a portion of the glass run channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Engstrom, Hideaki Kanasugi
  • Patent number: 10611224
    Abstract: An automotive glass run that is attached to an inner periphery of a door frame of an automotive door, guides ascending and descending of a door glass, and is formed of a thermoplastic elastomer, includes: a main body having a substantially U-shaped cross section, the main body including a vehicle-exterior side wall, a vehicle-interior side wall, and a bottom wall; a holding lip that extends from at least one of the vehicle-exterior side wall and the vehicle-interior side wall and abuts on the door frame; and a plasticizer rich layer formed on at least one side of the holding lip abutting on the door frame, the plasticizer rich layer including a large amount of plasticizer component compared to the thermoplastic elastomer forming the holding lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Otsuka, Hiroshi Sugawa
  • Patent number: 10603996
    Abstract: A glass run includes: a main body portion including a base portion, an inner side wall portion and an outer side wall portion; an inner side seal lip; and an outer side seal lip, wherein; the inner side seal lip includes a protruding portion on a rear surface so as to have a protruding surface; and in a case where the door glass inserted into the main body portion is displaced from a reference position to the inside of the vehicle, a state is changeable between a first support state where a tip end portion of a sub-lip and the protruding surface abut against each other and slide, and a second support state where the tip end portion is separated from the protruding surface and a part on a root side than the tip end portion abuts against the protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Mizutani, Yoshihiko Minagawa, Taizo Shibata
  • Patent number: 10583726
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique of narrowing a trim strip and improving ease of assembly. A boundary portion between upper and outer plate portions in the cross-section of a core is curved to have a large curvature. An outer portion of a glass run body is provided with an upper elastic protrusion engaging with an upper engagement portion of the trim strip. A gap is formed between an upper part of the outer portion of the glass run body and an upper portion of the trim strip. The gap allows the trim strip to move excessively toward the inside of a cabin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinji Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10220692
    Abstract: A glass run couples to an outer-cabin side of a frame and includes a body and an installation member. The body includes an outer-cabin side wall, an inner-cabin side wall and a glass run side wall. The installation member is assembled on a flange having a plurality of elevated parts formed at regular intervals, has a substantially U-shaped cross-section including the glass run side wall, a body side wall and a connecting wall and has an anchoring part formed on an inner side for receiving the plurality of elevated parts on the flange. A thin part is formed by providing a concave part on an inner side of a connecting part between the body side wall and the connecting wall of the installation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: NISHIKAWA RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kousuke Mori
  • Patent number: 9975413
    Abstract: A portion of a peripheral wall of a hollow portion receiving a compression load when a door is closed has a slit-shaped core removal hole through which a core member used to mold the inner surface of the hollow portion is removed from the hollow portion. An attachment member has an insertion plate portion to be inserted into the core removal hole. The thickness of the insertion plate portion is set to be substantially equal to the width of an opening of the core removal hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: NISHIKAWA RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Takeda, Tatsuya Nagai, Daisuke Nakazato, Hisatoshi Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 9944158
    Abstract: A below belt bracket assembly includes a weatherstrip or glassrun having first and second sidewalls interconnected along a base member that form a cavity configured to receive an associated window edge. A support member has a cavity configured to at least partially receive the weatherstrip. A first end of the support member includes first and second retention members that each operatively engage an end region of the weatherstrip. A recess/opening formed between the first and second retention members is dimensioned to receive the end region of the base member such that the end region of the weatherstrip base member ramps downwardly from the support member base wall through the recess/opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: COOPER-STANDARD AUTOMOTIVE INC.
    Inventor: Daniel S. Beach
  • Patent number: 9764625
    Abstract: A vehicle door manufactured at a low cost and providing a flush feeling of a vehicle, wherein a front door includes a door body, a door sash, and door glass, the door sash including a receiving part receiving the door glass, and a molding adjacent to an outside surface of the vehicle body around a door opening, the molding including an outside wall being a wall part at a vehicle outer side of the receiving part, and an inclined wall inclining inward a vehicle as getting closer to a parting line, wherein an outer surface of the outside wall is positioned more outside a vehicle than the parting line, and a distal edge of the inclined wall is positioned more inside a vehicle than the parting line, or included in a tangent plane to the outer surface of the vehicle body near the parting line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Endo, Hiromu Inoue
  • Patent number: 9694660
    Abstract: A glass run for guiding a door glass in a frame includes: a body having a substantially U-shaped cross-section including an outer-cabin side wall, an inner-cabin side wall longer than the outer-cabin side wall in cross section and a connecting wall which connects the side walls; an outer lip and an inner lip which are slidably brought into contact with the door glass; and a holding lip which extends from an end part of the inner-cabin side wall for fastening an inner-cabin side part of the frame together with the inner-cabin side wall. A noise insulation wall protrudes at least on the end part of the inner-cabin side wall for closing a concave space between an inner-cabin side surface of the door glass and the inner-cabin side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: NISHIKAWA RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taisuke Kameoka, Shinichiro Emori
  • Patent number: 9616734
    Abstract: A glassrun or weatherseal assembly includes a generally rigid channel having first and second legs joined by an interconnecting leg. First and second seal portions extend into a portion of the channel cavity and are adapted to seal against an associated vehicle window. A door frame assembly includes a first or inner door panel and second or outer door panel having end portions spaced apart by a dimension adapted to receive the channel. The channel can be secured to the door frame assembly in a variety of different manners including an adhesive/chemical bond, snap-fit fastener, rivet, clip, adhesive tape, or combinations of one or more of these securing mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: COOPER-STANDARD AUTOMOTIVE INC.
    Inventors: Patrick R. Clark, Steve Stoll, Rod Bara
  • Patent number: 9539884
    Abstract: A door sash joined to a door body in a simple manner is provided. A door sash includes a design part, a tubular part, and a connection part. The connection part includes a first connection part continuous to the design part, a second connection part continuous to the tubular part, and a stepped part between the first connection part and the second connection part. The second connection part is closer to the inner side of the door opening than the first connection part. A vicinity of one end of the plate material in a cross section view includes an overlapping part forming a closed cross section by overlapping on the second connection part from the outside. The surface of the overlapping part is closer to the inner side of the door opening than the surface of the first connection part or flush with the surface of the first connection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Endo, Hiromu Inoue
  • Patent number: 9038318
    Abstract: A seal assembly for a vehicle having a first seal and a second seal with a dual end cap disposed between the first and second seals. The dual end cap has a cover that extends beyond the first and second seal, for providing an aesthetic transition between the first and second seals. The dual end cap also has a first projection extending from the dual end cap for coupling the dual end cap to the first seal. The dual end cap also has a hold down feature extending opposite the first projection. The hold down feature engages at least a portion of the third distal end of the second seal such that the portion of the third distal end is sandwiched between the cover and the hold down feature for securing the dual end cap to the second seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: HENNIGES AUTOMOTIVE SEALING SYSTEMS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Norbert Jendrossek, Dirk Cholewa
  • Patent number: 9027285
    Abstract: A door frame and a frame body including a glass opposing portion, a design portion positioned on one side of the glass opposing portion on the vehicle exterior side, a tubular portion positioned on the other side of the glass opposing portion on the vehicle interior side, and a glass guide portion having a concave cross section surrounding the edge of the door glass. All portions are collectively structured as a single member who is continuous and uniform from the upper sash portion to the side sash portion. A corner portion is created by a bending process at a boundary between the upper sash portion and the side sash portion. The width of the design portion of the frame varies in at least one area along the length thereof and the design portion of the frame body is covered with an exterior member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Shiroki Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Fukui, Tadashi Mutoh, Atsuo Noda, Kazuyoshi Yokota
  • Publication number: 20150089878
    Abstract: A glass run exhibiting excellent durability and a favorable design, which is formed by linearly connecting an outer sub-seal lip of a rear vertical side part of the glass run to a root of an outer seal lip of an upper side part thereof in a corner part. In the corner part of the glass run for automobile, an outer side wall, an inner side wall, a bottom wall, an outer seal lip and an inner seal lip are connected to corresponding parts of an upper side and a vertical side thereof by molding. In the upper side of the corner part, the outer side wall continuously extends from the upper side part of the glass run to an end of the corner part, an outer sub-seal lip of the vertical side of the corner part is linearly connected to a root of the outer seal lip of the upper side extended, and a thick joint is formed on an interior side of a connected part between the outer sub-seal lip and root of the outer seal lip of the upper side of the corner part so as to cover the connected part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Hirofumi OTSUKA, Kentaro ADACHI, Masahiko ITO
  • Patent number: 8978306
    Abstract: A vehicle sealing system includes an outer sash molding component, an inner sash trim component, a first seal, and first, second and third seal members. The outer sash molding component covers a first portion of a door frame member. The inner sash trim component covers a second portion of the door frame member. The first seal is co-extruded with the outer sash molding component. The first seal member is dual shot molded with the inner sash trim component. The second seal member is co-extruded with the outer sash molding component. An end of the outer sash molding component is embedded in the second seal member. The third seal member forms a cushion between the glass and the door frame member. The seal members are spaced apart from each other and coupled to one of the outer sash molding component and the inner sash trim component separately from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: David Prater, Troy Belliston
  • Publication number: 20150047264
    Abstract: A glass run channel includes a run channel main body including a bottom wall portion, an interior lateral wall portion, and an exterior lateral wall portion, and an interior seal lip and an exterior seal lips. At least one lateral wall portion and the bottom wall portion are formed from a sponge material. At least one lateral wall connecting portion among an interior lateral wall connecting portion and an exterior lateral wall connecting portion is formed from the sponge material thinner than the interior lateral wall portion, the exterior lateral wall portion, and the bottom wall portion so as to be capable of being bent when being mounted on the window frame. An outer peripheral side of the lateral wall connecting portion formed from the sponge material is covered with a covering portion made of a solid material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Yosuke Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8839565
    Abstract: A vehicle door sash having a uniform cross-sectional shape is provided, including an enclosed section on a vehicle inner side, and an outer extending wall which extends from the enclosed section toward the vehicle outer side, the enclosed section provided with inner and outer walls, with respect to a vehicle width direction, a body-side wall, and a window-opening-side wall that is adjacent to a window glass of the vehicle door. A weather strip is abutted against the body-side of the outer extending wall, and a glass runner is abutted against the window side of the outer extending wall. The body-side wall of the enclosed section is straight in cross section. A thickness of at least one of the inner and outer walls of the enclosed section is greater than a thickness of each of the body-side wall and the window-opening-side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Shiroki Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Okada, Jun Makita, Kenji Shimizu, Atsuo Noda, Go Yamane, Kazuyoshi Yokota
  • Patent number: 8832998
    Abstract: A sealing mechanism of an automobile door including a sliding window pane configured to be raised or lowered to/from the door window part and a side panel, includes: a retainer fixed to the side panel; and a glass run held by the retainer. The glass run includes a hollow seal part, and the base of the seal part has a slit. A pair of engagement parts of the retainer is engaged with both sides of the base of the seal part. A ridge located between the engagement parts of the retainer is fitted in the slit of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd., Tesla Motors, Inc.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kuwabara, Matthew Richard Partsch
  • Patent number: 8819997
    Abstract: A fastening device is provided for attaching an exterior trim strip (1) to a carrying structure. In order to simplify attachment of the exterior trim strip to the carrying structure, the fastening device has latching or clipping-connection elements (21-24), which are latched or clipped to an interior trim strip (33) for fastening the exterior trim strip (1) on the interior trim strip (33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Christophe Bouvatier
  • Patent number: 8667738
    Abstract: A glass run channel assembly which is made of an elastic polymeric material and which is capable of being mounted to a vehicle, including: a first long glass run channel, a second long glass run channel and a connecting glass run channel which connects the first and second glass run channels, the connecting glass run channel comprising a base bottom portion. The base bottom portion is provided with a projection portion which projects from an outer circumferential side surface of the base bottom portion. The projection portion includes at least a portion of a reinforcing member. The reinforcing member is molded in advance from a material which is harder and more rigid than the elastic polymeric material of the connecting glass run channel, and the reinforcing member includes a base portion arranged at the base bottom portion and a trunk portion which projects towards an outer circumferential side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Tokai Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomonori Kondo, Hiroyuki Ito, Tatsuya Tamura
  • Patent number: 8661736
    Abstract: A glass run channel for a vehicle door window opening includes first and second mutually spaced legs having relatively high hardness, a trim lip comprising a member having relatively high hardness and a relatively soft laminate covering a surface of the member. The trim lip includes a hard low friction ramp. The laminate incorporates a low durometer bead and the trim lip includes a low durometer interface to one of the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: James R. Roll, Matthew C. Patterson, Matthew M. Kunz
  • Patent number: 8631609
    Abstract: A weatherstrip and method of manufacturing an integral close-out or trim to seal off the weatherstrip is disclosed. A notched region in a seal fin accommodates the intersecting weatherstrip. The first seal fin further includes a cut line extending through one end to form the integral dose-out. In this manner, separate foam pads typically used to seal along opposite ends of the first weatherstrip can be eliminated, along with the attendant costs associated with material and labor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc.
    Inventor: Rodney Wichman
  • Patent number: 8567127
    Abstract: A sub-lip is provided on an interior side wall portion of a main body having a U-shaped cross section in a vertical section of a glass run. The sub-lip extends from the interior side wall portion of the main body while inclined towards an inner side of a glass opening. A projecting length of the sub-lip is set such that a distal end portion of the sub-lip is brought into contact with a back surface of an interior seal lip when a door glass is inserted into an inner space of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Takase, Norimasa Iwasa, Masanori Aritake, Satoshi Toki
  • Patent number: 8561353
    Abstract: A quarter window attached to a door frame of a vehicle rear door includes a quarter window panel and a window frame. The quarter window panel is made of a synthetic resin material. The window frame includes a division bar and a sealing portion. The division bar is configured such that a glass run can be fitted to the division bar and a part of the division bar serves as a part of the sealing portion. The sealing portion is integrally coupled to the quarter window panel so as to extend along the periphery of a side of the quarter window panel that faces inside of the vehicle. A part of the sealing portion is capable of being fitted to the door frame. The quarter window panel and the window frame are integrally molded. The window frame is made of a synthetic resin having a high rigidity. A fixing portion for fixing the window frame to the door frame is integrally formed with the window frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideaki Terai, Yukio Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8522481
    Abstract: A glass run mounting assembly (“mounting assembly”) for a vehicle door. The mounting assembly includes an elongated stepped bracket and an elongated plate attached to the bracket. The plate and the bracket define a channel with a glass run retention member therein. The plate has an outer surface, an inner surface, and a wall thickness therebetween. The outer surface of the plate has an appliqué thereto. The elongated plate offsets the appliqué from the glass pane substantially by one of wall thickness of the elongated plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies
    Inventors: Robert Brancaleone, Michael Kozak
  • Patent number: 8522485
    Abstract: A center-channel protector for a vehicle sash door is arranged between a main sash and a center channel. A body of the protector has an H-shaped upper-end surface which is compatible to cover the upper end of the center channel. The body integrally includes a pair of branch covering portions corresponding to a pair of branch portions constituting the center channel and a middle covering portion disposed between the branch covering portions so as to connect the both branch covering portions therewith. An engaging portion is provided with the body and is mechanically engaged, in a direction intersecting a vertical direction, with an engaged portion which is provided with a center channel side. In collaboration with the engaged portion, the engaging portion constitutes a fastening mechanism by which the protector is fastened on the center channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Katayama Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chikara Yamashita, Akihiro Terai, Hiromichi Torihata, Tsuyoshi Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 8479449
    Abstract: A sealing, trimming or guiding strip (15) for windows of a motor vehicle comprises a loop formed around the fixed quarter light (11) of the vehicle and a further loop formed around the sliding main window (9) of the rear door of the vehicle. This strip comprises an extruded part (19) extending along both loops to provide a pleasing continuous appearance for the exterior of the vehicle. A portion of the extruded material (19) is cut away and replaced by molded material molded onto the extruded part (19) for the portion of the strip into which the quarter light (11) is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Henniges Automotive Sealing Systems North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Titz
  • Patent number: 8479450
    Abstract: A weather strip includes an installation base member installed on a door opening edge of a retractable roof vehicle; a hollow seal part provided on an outer-cabin side with respect to the installation base member, the seal part makes elastic contact with a top end of a door glass; and a seal lip extending from the base member and having a top end which curves and makes elastic contact with an inner-cabin side surface of the door glass, the seal part and the seal lip forming an eaves-trough-shaped water receiving part, wherein: a wall surface of the hollow seal part, with which the top end of the door glass makes elastic contact, has a head part formed thereon for guiding water to a drainage hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kousuke Mori, Hirofumi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20130160374
    Abstract: An integrated retainer in which an inner part of a retainer upper part extending above a door belt line and an inner part of a retainer lower part extending below the door belt are continuous without a joint line is employed for an automobile door. The retainer lower part has an approximate U shape including an inner part and an outer part as glass-run holding parts. The retainer upper part includes only an inner part as a glass-run holding part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicants: TESLA MOTORS, INC., NISHIKAWA RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd., TESLA MOTORS, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130139444
    Abstract: A sashless window includes upper, lower and side frame members to define a generally square or rectangular frame. First and second panes are positioned within the frame and are mounted for substantially vertical and parallel movement within the frame. Each of the side frame members defines a channel into which opposite side edges of the panes extend. The channel includes elongate guide members for guiding vertical movement of the panes whereby the first and second guide members extend to positions facing front and rear faces, respectively, of the first and second panes, respectively. Each of the guide members includes a seal extending into contact with the face of the respective pane. A third guide member extends to a position between the panes and includes a pair of seals projecting in opposite directions and extending into contact with facing surfaces of the first and second panes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: ANEETA WINDOW SYSTEMS (VIC) PTY LTD
    Inventor: Robert Charles Langner
  • Patent number: 8429855
    Abstract: The invention concerns the field of window seals to be encased in a frame, in general a motor vehicle door frame. The seal is intended to be in contact with part of the perimeter of a window and comprises a guide slot strip consisting of two upward segments and an upper segment, and a sealing strip extending between a low part of one of said upward segments and a high part of the other of said upward segments. The sealing strip is molded in a single piece and comprises an upward curved part, and is attached at least at its upper end to one of the upward segments of the guide slot strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper-Standard Automative France S.A.
    Inventor: Didier Stefanelli
  • Patent number: 8302350
    Abstract: A fixing structure of an opening weather strip for a vehicle may include a door frame molding having a variable cross-sectional width and installed at a front end portion of a door frame, an opening weather strip fixing molding having a cross-sectional height, which varies according to the variable width of the door frame molding and installed at a top end portion of the door frame, and the opening weather strip mounted between the opening weather strip fixing molding and the door frame molding and supported upwards by the opening weather strip fixing molding with a predetermined height to match a vehicle body, thus sealing a space between the vehicle body and the door frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Kia Motors Corporations
    Inventors: Jong Hae Lee, Young Min Ahn
  • Patent number: 8205389
    Abstract: A window seal assembly having glass run channels (134, 210), outer belt seals (300) and a T-shaped trim member (128). The window seal assembly eliminates the need for joints, seems, metal fasteners and end caps resulting in an improved aesthetic appearance as well as enhanced window seating. The trim member (128) can having various finishes such as low gloss black, high gloss black and chrome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Henniges Automotive Sealing Systems North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher L. Kesh
  • Publication number: 20120060422
    Abstract: A glass run channel for a vehicle door window opening includes first and second mutually spaced legs having relatively high hardness, a trim lip comprising a member having relatively high hardness and a relatively soft laminate covering a surface of the member. The trim lip includes a hard low friction ramp on a reverse facing lip. The trim lip incorporates a low durometer bead at the door surface interference and a low durometer interface to the high hardness leg, allowing the trim lip to operate independently from the inboard leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Roll, Matthew C. Patterson, Matthew M. Kunz
  • Patent number: 8079180
    Abstract: A sealing, trimming or guiding strip for supporting a pane of window glass in a frame carried by the rear door of a vehicle in the region of the C-pillar of the vehicle. The strip is made of extruded material defining a channel which embracingly grips a flange. The extruded material is extended to form a limb which supports a lip contacting one surface of the window pane. A reinforcing carrier is embedded in the channel shaped extruded material to strengthen the grip on the flange. The carrier is provided with a plurality of transversely directed through slits to enable the carrier to be curved and the carrier has a longitudinally extending unslit region (B) arranged on the outside of the curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Henniges Automotive Sealing Systems North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Titz
  • Patent number: 8042303
    Abstract: A seal for a sliding glass window includes a sliding glass guide and an elastomeric channel member that is at least partially disposed within the sliding glass guide. Located between the elastomeric channel member and the sliding glass guide is an electroactive actuator that is operable to change its shape from a first shape to a second shape, or vice versa, when a voltage is applied thereto. The first shape of the electroactive actuator pushes the elastomeric channel member towards the sliding glass window and the second shape pulls the elastomeric channel member away from the sliding glass window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Umesh N. Gandhi
  • Patent number: 8006437
    Abstract: A glass run channel assembly is provided. In the glass run channel assembly, after being mounted, an elastic force is generated in a vertical side portion which contacts a vertical frame of a door frame, and an elastic force is generated in an upper side portion which contacts an upper frame of the door frame. Here, the cross-sectional shapes of the upper side portion and the vertical side portion are adjusted such that the frictional force per unit length obtained by multiplying a coefficient of static friction of the upper side portion with the upper frame by the elastic force is larger than a frictional force per unit length obtained by multiplying the coefficient of static friction of the vertical side portion with the vertical frame by the elastic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Tokai Kogyo Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Tatsuya Tamura
  • Patent number: 8001728
    Abstract: A glass run includes a main body portion including a base bottom portion, a vehicle exterior side wall portion and a vehicle interior side wall portion attached along an inner periphery of a door frame and seal lips extended to an inner side of the main body portion and an entire region in a longitudinal direction thereof is formed by extrusion. The base bottom portion and the vehicle exterior side wall portion and the base bottom portion and the vehicle interior side wall portion are respectively connected by deformed connecting portions. The deformed connecting portion is thin-walled more than the base bottom portion and the two side wall portions and constitutes substantially a J-like shape in a section thereof to provide a predetermined length in a width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taizo Shibata, Hideaki Minoura, Kazuyuki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 7854094
    Abstract: A surround molding module incorporates an invisible division bar assembly. The invisible division bar assembly includes a support or glass encapsulation that does not extend outwardly beyond the plane of the exterior surface of fixed and movable windows of the vehicle. It provides a butt joint between these window edges. The support also carries a guide member that guides a guide leg extending outwardly from the movable window. An effective window guide tracking system is provided that has reduced wind noise and a flush window appearance with no off-set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc.
    Inventors: John Zimmer, Karl Deline, Rod Bara
  • Patent number: 7811653
    Abstract: An extrusion molded article for automobiles, having a body portion (1) and a hollow sealing portion (11), where the body portion (1) comprises a core (2) made of a resin having a U-shaped cross-section extending in a longitudinal direction and a covering layer (3) surrounding and covering the core partly or entirely, and the hollow sealing portion (11) is bonded integrally with an outer surface (4) of the body portion, characterized in that the covering layer (3) is made of a thermoplastic elastomer composition having a tensile elongation at break of at least 350%, as determined according to JIS K6251, and a change in 100% modulus of at most 40%, wherein the change in 100% modulus=[(100% modulus at 23° C.-100% modulus at 80° C.)/100% modulus at 23° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Riken Technos Corporation
    Inventors: Naohisa Miyakawa, Hiromasa Sanada, Naoyuki Ono, Tomozo Ogawa
  • Patent number: 7762021
    Abstract: A vehicular door sash includes a sash frame formed by subjecting a predetermined metal sheet to a roll molding process to have a predetermined cross section. The sash frame includes a groove portion for retaining a glass-run channel, a retainer portion for retaining a weather strip, a flange portion that connects the retainer portion and the groove portion and partially forms an outer surface of a door of a vehicle, and a sash molding configured to cover the flange portion. The flange portion has a first configuration in which the flange portion is not covered by the sash molding and a second configuration in which the flange portion is covered and compressed by the sash molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignees: Katayama Kogyo Co., Ltd., Honda Giken Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Fujiwara, Yoshihiro Manabe, Taishi Ogawa, Yoshiaki Meguro
  • Patent number: 7650718
    Abstract: A glass run attached to a doorframe of a vehicle. The glass run comprises a molded part attached to a corner part of the doorframe, and a fin, formed integrally with the molded part, and covering the corner part of the doorframe. The fin includes a pair of hooks that protrude from a back of a rim of the fin. When the glass run is attached to the corner part of the doorframe, each of the hooks is engaged with a cutout formed in a flange of the doorframe so that the flange holds the rim of the fin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Eguchi, Toshifumi Matsuura
  • Patent number: 7581354
    Abstract: A glass run is fixed on a channel of a doorframe, which includes a garnish for decorating a vehicle interior. The glass run includes an extruded portion and a molded corner portion. The molded corner portion connects two extruded portions. The molded corner portion includes a cover lip, which covers a gap between the garnish and the doorframe, and an insert lip, which is inserted into the gap. The cover lip is discontinuously formed with the insert lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Yamada
  • Patent number: 7487615
    Abstract: A run channel in an automobile door includes a U-shaped run channel body. An inner lip extends from a bottom end portion of an inner wall of the run channel body towards a peak portion. An upper lip is formed above the inner lip and extends from an intermediate portion of the inner wall to the peak portion. When a door glass abuts on the inner lip, the door glass presses the inner lip towards the inner wall to cause a distal end portion of the inner lip to press on the upper lip, whereby a reaction force of the upper lip is applied to the distal end portion of the inner lip. The inner lip in turn produces a reaction force slowing upward movement of the door glass, causing its upper edge to slowly abut on the peak portion of the run channel, thus reducing a glass striking sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hakurei Watanabe, Jiro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 7458185
    Abstract: A belt molding structure for motor vehicles includes a molding body including a resiliently-deformable anti-vibration lip which is integrally formed on an inner surface of the molding body; an end cap attachable to an end of the molding body, and including an insertion portion; a lip-escape space, provided inside the molding body so as not to interfere with the insertion portion of the end cap, for allowing at least a portion of the anti-vibration lip to come into the lip-escape space when the anti-vibration lip is deformed; and a deforming guide surface formed on the end cap in a vicinity of an insertion end of the insertion portion to resiliently deform the anti-vibration lip into the lip-escape space when the insertion portion is inserted into the molding body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignees: Shiroki Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hirotaka Imaizumi, Junsuke Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20080172948
    Abstract: A glass run includes a main body portion including a base bottom portion, a vehicle exterior side wall portion and a vehicle interior side wall portion attached along an inner periphery of a door frame and seal lips extended to an inner side of the main body portion and an entire region in a longitudinal direction thereof is formed by extrusion. The base bottom portion and the vehicle exterior side wall portion and the base bottom portion and the vehicle interior side wall portion are respectively connected by deformed connecting portions. The deformed connecting portion is thin-walled more than the base bottom portion and the two side wall portions and constitutes substantially a J-like shape in a section thereof to provide a predetermined length in a width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taizo Shibata, Hideaki Minoura, Kazuyuki Hayashi