Plural Sealing Contact Points Patents (Class 49/495.1)
  • Patent number: 11130394
    Abstract: A vehicular window trim assembly includes a decorative outer trim member having upper and lower outer boundary mating portions formed on the perimeter of the trim member. The assembly also includes a channel-shaped window seal having a mouth to receive a panel-like member and upper and lower outer boundary mating portions formed on the perimeter of the seal mateable in sealed relationship with the upper and lower outer boundary mating portions, respectively, of the trim member to form an outer boundary. Mating portions of the trim member and the seal are joined together to form an outer boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: JVIS-USA, LLC
    Inventors: Jason T. Murar, Donald R. Schaefer
  • Patent number: 11060344
    Abstract: A sealing pad is configured to be mounted between a door and a surrounding doorjamb. In particular, the sealing pad is adjustably mounted to a bottom corner of the doorjamb. The sealing pad contains a base and at least three lobes formed on the base, an inside lobe closest to an inside edge of the sealing pad, an outer lobe farthest away from the inside edge, and a middle lobe in between the inside and outer lobes. The base has a tail extending from the inside edge, opposing and extending away from the inside lobe. The tail is configured to fit into a channel in the bottom corner of the doorjamb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventor: William W. Kling
  • Patent number: 10895100
    Abstract: The present invention is a threshold gasket assembly to be used in conjunction with end and/or back dams to form a sill pan. The threshold gasket assembly is fixed to a lower region of a rough opening in a wall and comprises a base with a plurality of fins projecting away from base to form a corresponding plurality of channels with a length generally the same as a base. Base has a generally ā€œLā€ shaped cross section. At least two fins are sufficiently spaced from another to prevent contact with each other thereby simultaneously ensuring that moisture is dammed by at least one fin and directed by at least a portion of an adjacent channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: TEJAS SPECIALTY GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Larry Ortega, Tracy Bowling
  • Patent number: 10597867
    Abstract: Described herein is a smoke and sound barrier construction for building joint systems and method thereof, wherein an optional packing material and a non-porous adhesive article are used in a building joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John C. Hulteen, George W. Frost, Richard J. Haffner, Ernst L. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10501934
    Abstract: A method for producing a profile element for sealing building joints, particularly for sealing them with regard to noise and smoke and, if applicable, with regard to fire is described, as is an apparatus for producing such a profile element, as well as use of the profile element produced according to the invention for acoustical, smoke-proof and/or fire-proof sealing of connection joints in drywall walls, above all of expansion joints. In particular, an improved method for continuous and endless production of a universal profile element for different profile dimensions is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Walter Braunmueller, Manfred Klein
  • Patent number: 10464404
    Abstract: A door sash formed from a single plate material and in which a weather strip is fitted, includes an overlapping section, a stepped section, a tubular section and flange sections. The overlapping section is formed by making the plate materials overlap each other. The stepped section, which extends from a car-interior-side end portion of the overlapping section, has a step bent toward the side on which a window glass is disposed. The tubular section is formed to extend from the stepped section. The flange sections respectively formed to protrude from a car-exterior-side end portion of the overlapping section to both a side on which a window glass is disposed and a side on which a weather strip is fitted. A periphery of an end portion of the plate material extending from the tubular section is formed to come into contact along the plate material forming the stepped section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sankei Giken Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryota Noguchi
  • Patent number: 9702464
    Abstract: A gasket for placement between a base of an aircraft structure and the underside of a workpiece, such as an aircraft antenna, is disclosed. The gasket has a cured polyurethane elastomeric gel body with a multiplicity of holes therethrough. The body typically has a flat lower surface and upstanding side walls, but the top surface is non-flat. The top surface may have sloped areas or raised tabular areas or a combination. The gel body may also have a skeleton member, such as a flexible metallic screen or other woven member. When the gasket is placed between the aircraft, base and the workpiece, threaded on fasteners, and the fasteners torqued down, the non-flat upper surface will flow such that, at proper torque setting, it fully coats and fully covers the underside of the workpiece and, typically, makes contact with the screen or skeleton member, which also makes contact with the upper surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: THE PATENT WELL LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Busby, Michael D. Dry, Douglas J. Smith
  • Patent number: 9597949
    Abstract: A glass run that is excellent in appearance quality and durability, and exhibits improved sealing properties is proposed. The glass run for attachment to vertical sides of the door frame has a bottom wall for attachment to a door frame or a door molding, and an outer seal lip extending from an exterior side edge of the bottom wall. The outer seal lip has a base part extending towards a door glass, and a main part extending from the base part while curving inwardly of the base part. When the outer seal lip is deformed and bent with a side edge of the door glass, a tip end part of the outer seal lip is located inwardly of a surface of the bottom wall or the outer side wall, which faces a side edge of the door glass, and the base part is formed to have a rigidity lower than that of the main part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masatoshi Nojiri
  • Patent number: 9173680
    Abstract: A seal for a trocar sleeve comprises a sealing body which, in the direction of a longitudinal center axis of the sealing body, has a first axial end and a second axial end and, between said first and second ends, an elastic sealing element which, in a radially inner area relative to the longitudinal center axis, defines a passage for an instrument. Said sealing element has a substantially tubular hollow space whose radially inner wall area annularly surrounds the passage, and said hollow space contains a fluid and and has a radially inner wall area annularly surrounding the passage, and a radially outer wall area on a radially outer side of the hollow space, the radially outer wall area having a wall thickness larger than a wall thickness of the radially inner wall area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Dieter Lang
  • Patent number: 9126256
    Abstract: A machine tool for processing workpieces includes a processing device from which processed products to be discharged can be produced from a workpiece; and a discharge device including a discharge flap that can be pivoted into a discharge position inclined downwards relative to a horizontal position in order to discharge processed products and which defines a discharge direction in the discharge position, the discharge flap comprising a part support disposed along the upper side of the discharge flap along which the processed products move during discharge in the discharge direction, where the part support has at least two support regions which extend in the discharge direction and which are configured to accommodate different types of processed products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Detlef Breitling, Andreas Bunz
  • Patent number: 9027284
    Abstract: A sealing member for a vehicle opening includes a first co-extrusion layer formed from a first elastomeric composition, a second co-extrusion layer formed from a second elastomeric composition, and a third co-extrusion layer formed from a thermoplastic vulcanizate composition. The first co-extrusion layer defines a mounting channel, a window channel, and a front face spaced from the mounting channel and the window channel. The second co-extrusion layer has a portion disposed on the front face of the first co-extrusion layer and a sealing lip disposed on the first co-extrusion layer abutting the portion and extending away from the first co-extrusion layer towards a distal end. The third co-extrusion layer is disposed on the portion and the sealing lip of the second co-extrusion layer for covering segments of the second co-extrusion layer that are visible from an exterior of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Henniges Automotive Sealing Systems North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve J. Murree, Michael J. Lagerstrom
  • 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: 20150068128
    Abstract: A seal for incorporating into a vehicle application, including an elongated body having a first softer portion exhibiting a multi-sided and enclosed cross sectional profile and a second more rigid portion coextruded with the softer portion and which is adapted to being resistively engaged with an extending location associated with a vehicle panel so that the first portion is supported upon the panel and adapted to being contacted by a further component associated with the vehicle. The first portion exhibits a multi-sided profile in cross section with a hollow interior to facilitate controlled and cushioning collapse when compressed and includes an upper portion having a generally conical pointed upper end and a pair of outwardly flared lower ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: U.S. Farathane Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Charles Baxter, Stephen G. Leonard
  • Patent number: 8925251
    Abstract: An electromagnetic shielded door with constant force spring perimeter seal may include a door panel and door jamb. The door panel may include a sealing member around a perimeter of an inside face of the door panel. In certain embodiments, the sealing member may have a raised sealing surface. The door jamb may have at least one spring containment member along an inside perimeter facing the door panel. A spring mechanism may attach to the at least one spring containment member. The spring mechanism may include a plurality of continuous force flat torsion roller springs attached to at least one spring containment member which may be part of a channel. The raised sealing surface may engage with the plurality of continuous force flat torsion roller springs on the at least one spring containment member of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen Vincent Rust
  • Patent number: 8910421
    Abstract: For sealing a door, a jamb interface with a specified width connects to a jamb interior face of a jamb along a longitudinal axis of the jamb interior face. The jamb interface includes a plurality of fingers with a proximal edge of each of the fingers in the range of 4 to 6.5 centimeters (cm) from an intersection of the jamb interface and a flap. Each finger has a specified finger height in the range of 1 to 1.5 cm. Each finger is separated from adjacent fingers by a specified spacing height in the range of 1 to 1.5 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: David Potter
  • Patent number: 8893438
    Abstract: A weather strip is provided. The weather strip is arranged so as to intersect a portion joined by overlapping a plurality of panels, and is provided with a tip projection portion which projects onto an extension line of the exterior side wall portion from the tip of an exterior side wall portion of an attachment portion. The tip projection portion is formed from a material which deforms easier than a material forming the sealing portion and is formed in a shape which becomes thin towards a projecting direction with a width dimension which does not exceed the thickness of the tip of the exterior side wall portion in a cross section along the width direction of the attachment portion, and when the attachment portion is attached to the flange, the tip projection portion stretches in the longitudinal direction of the attachment portion and comes into contact with the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignees: Tokai Kogyo Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yo Hamada, Takeyasu Horie, Yoshinori Miyake
  • Patent number: 8881463
    Abstract: A weather strip seal is provided for sealing between first and second structures, and a method for manufacturing such a strip seal. The weather strip seal includes a main leg made of a polymeric material, having one side and another side and terminating in first and second ends, a first sealing portion designed to press against the first structure and extending on the one side of the leg adjacent the first end, and a metal carrier for retaining the shape of the strip seal which has an asymmetrical substantially U-shaped cross-section having a first branch reinforcing a portion of the main leg and a second branch extending from the second end on the another side and terminating in a second sealing portion designed to sealingly press against the second structure. An ionomer tie layer is located between the metal surface and the at least one polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hutchinson Sealing Systems
    Inventors: Paul MacDonald, David Castle, Kevin Klemarczyk, Morgan Mills
  • Patent number: 8882186
    Abstract: A tangent 140 on a contact part 80 on which a hollow seal member 32 of a weather strip 30 mounted on a side door 21 first touches a roof door 23 is a straight line which divides an angle ?2 on an acute angle side between an advancing locus 110 of the side door 21 and an advancing locus 120 of a roof door 23 into a substantially half angle ?1, the two advancing loci intersecting on the contact part 80.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Michihiko Matsumoto, Eiichi Baba, Kenichi Kitayama
  • Patent number: 8869457
    Abstract: An outer-cabin side holding part and an inner-cabin side holding part are provided on uneven positions on a frame body installed on a door opening edge; an anchoring part is protrudingly provided on an inner-cabin side of an inner-cabin side pillar part; the outer-cabin side end and the anchoring part of an installation base member are anchored with the outer-cabin side holding part and the inner-cabin side holding part; and a total of a distance between the anchoring part and the base root of the inner-cabin side pillar part and a distance between the base root and an outer-cabin side end of the installation base member is longer than a straight-linear distance between the outer-cabin side holding part and the inner-cabin side holding part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsuo Masumoto
  • Patent number: 8850747
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a door assembly comprising two opposite members, at least one of which being a rotatable door, and a closing system which is provided for being mounted to one of the opposite members, wherein the closing system comprises a holder profile, at least one engaging member for engaging a complementary edge part on the opposite member to maintain the door in closed position, the engaging member being at least partly elastically deformable to enable opening of the door in at least one direction, and a blocking member with which the opening of the door can be prevented in one direction or the other, wherein the engaging and blocking members are formed by mutually exchangeable strips which are to different extents compressible and which are releasably mountable to the holder profile of the closing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Liexco, S.A.
    Inventor: Rudi Dries
  • Patent number: 8839564
    Abstract: A one-piece seal is used between the rear doors of a semi-trailer truck and the rear frame of the truck, the seal having a good compression set resistance. The seal is made from multiple extrusion members that are fused, welded, or otherwise integrally, monolithically connected at corner joints to form a central opening. The extrusion members have a sealing profile, or cross-section, that allows for the compression and deflection of a pair of sealing lobes to create inner and outer seals, respectively, between the trailer frame and the door structure at the rear of a semi-trailer truck, as well as between the doors themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Press-Seal Gasket Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Happel, Myron S. Worley, Katherine A. Bergfeld
  • Patent number: 8820711
    Abstract: A slide gate having a frame assembly including an intermediate cross member coupled between a first and second gate guide members defining a corresponding pair of side channel elements each containing an elongate side seal which abut opposed ends of an elongate top seal secured to the intermediate cross member to seal a gate slidely engaged in the pair of side channel elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Waterman Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Mikesell, Darryl Ray Pauls
  • Publication number: 20140223829
    Abstract: An access door structure for a wing skin is received in an access hole opening which incorporates a protective glove having a set of mistake resisting features and engaging the periphery of the access hole opening. An inner door seals an interior of the access hole opening and has multiple fastener attachment elements and a set of mating mistake resisting features. An outer door engaged over an exterior of the access hole opening has fastener holes for mating alignment with the fastener attachment elements and receives a plurality of fasteners for engagement of the inner and outer doors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: THE BOEING COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20140223830
    Abstract: In a sealing structure for closing a parting portion between a front door and a rear door by a seal lip, in which: the front door has a front side weather strip installed on a peripheral edge thereof the front side weather strip makes elastic contact with a center pillar; the seal lip has a substantially tongue-shaped cross section, is disposed at a rear side weather strip and has a an assembly part formed on a base root side thereof; and the assembly part is assembled on the rear door; the base root side has a bending point provided thereon for the seal lip to be curved toward the inner-cabin side so that a top end makes elastic contact with the center pillar when high pressure water splashes the seal lip,
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: NISHIKAWA RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuaki SHIGEHIRO
  • Patent number: 8793934
    Abstract: A belt molding for an automotive door panel includes a molding body made of a hard resin and having an outer wall and an inner wall; a design tape fusion-bonded to an outer surface of the outer wall; and a lip made of a soft resin and standing from the vicinity of an edge portion of the outer wall. The outer surface of the outer wall to which the design tape is fusion-bonded is convexly curved in a direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction. An edge portion of the design tape is covered with a root portion of the lip. A largest curvature portion of the outer wall is located immediately under a covered portion of the design tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Shiroki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Sato, Takayuki Okada
  • Publication number: 20140208656
    Abstract: A vehicle door comprising an outer door panel an inner door panel and a door Module. The inner door panel is joined to the outer door panel so as to define a door cavity between the inner and outer door panels. The inner door panel has an aperture providing access to the door cavity. The door module includes a plurality of carrier portions including a first carrier portion that holds at least one functional door hardware component and a second carrier portion that holds at least one other functional door hardware component. The plurality of carrier portions are mounted to the inner panel to seal the aperture thereby defining a wet side of the door module facing towards the door cavity and a dry side of the door module facing away from the door cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Magna Closures Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Edward Fortin, Arthur J. W. Henes, Eric V. Kalliomaki
  • Patent number: 8769876
    Abstract: A weatherstrip for use with a T-slot. The weatherstrip includes a scaling element, such as a pile of yarn, on one side thereof and a bead on the opposite side thereof. The bead includes a curved surface for engaging an interior surface of the T-slot. Preferably, the bead is a material which adheres to the weatherstrip and comprises a hot melt glue such as ethylene vinyl acetate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Ultrafab, Inc.
    Inventors: James V. Albanese, Daniel W. Richter
  • Publication number: 20140075848
    Abstract: An outer-cabin side holding part and an inner-cabin side holding part are provided on uneven positions on a frame body installed on a door opening edge; an anchoring part is protrudingly provided on an inner-cabin side of an inner-cabin side pillar part; the outer-cabin side end and the anchoring part of an installation base member are anchored with the outer-cabin side holding part and the inner-cabin side holding part; and a total of a distance between the anchoring part and the base root of the inner-cabin side pillar part and a distance between the base root and an outer-cabin side end of the installation base member is longer than a straight-linear distance between the outer-cabin side holding part and the inner-cabin side holding part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Atsuo MASUMOTO
  • Patent number: 8667739
    Abstract: A method and resultant apparatus for a window seal assembly is shown and described. A thin layer of elastomer is introduced between a reinforcement member and a first surface of a window member. The subassembly of the glass member, elastomer, and rigid reinforcement is then introduced into a mold. Preferably, the thin layer of elastomer is provided by an extrusion process, such as on a metal reinforcement member, or as a co-extrusion process when an extruded reinforcement member is formed. A curable, elastomer/plastomer material is then injection molded to provide a flush glass appearance where an outer surface of the window is devoid of any seal material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Brookman
  • Patent number: 8667737
    Abstract: A weather seal for a door of a vehicle includes a base configured to be attached to the door. At least one seal lip extends longitudinally along the base and outwardly from the base, the seal lip configured to sealingly engage a door sill of the vehicle to close a gap formed between the door and the sill. At least one shield is coupled to at least one of the base and the seal lip. The shield is located proximate a predetermined exterior portion of a body of the vehicle when the door is proximate the sill, the shield covering the exterior body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Raymond W. Hughes, Jr., Kenneth M. Hartlaub
  • Patent number: 8646212
    Abstract: There is provided a seal structure for vehicle that includes a weather strip member 8 installed to a retainer member 9 provided to a circumference edge of a body aperture 7 and having a substantially ā€œUā€ shape in section. The weather strip member 8 includes a primary seal lip 10 installed to an outer-cabin side surface part 9a of the retainer member 9 and makes a contact with an outer-cabin side surface 6b of a glass panel member 6, and a secondary seal lip 11 installed to an inner-cabin side surface part 9b and makes a contact with an inner-cabin side surface 6c of the glass panel member 6. The weather strip member 8 further includes a hollow seal part 12 installed near a bottom surface part 9c of the retainer member 9 and makes an elastic contact with an periphery end 6a of the glass panel member 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kanji Matsuwaki, Kousuke Terada, Shinya Murakami
  • Publication number: 20140020302
    Abstract: A sealing profile section (1), in particular for sealing a movable vehicle window pane (23) on the upper shank of a frame enclosure of a vehicle pane frame, comprising at least one sealing lip (11) that protrudes from a profiled limb (7) of the profiled sealing section (1) at a distance from a neutral bent surface (15) that intersects the sealing profile (1) in the longitudinal direction. The sealing lip (11) is expanded to one side at the sealing lip end facing the profiled limb (7) compared to an initial thickness (S), and a boundary line (14) of the sealing lip (11) cross-sectional area, the boundary line facing away from the side, runs to the free end of the sealing lip in the shape of a sickle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: CQLT SAARGUMMI TECHNOLOGIES S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Gianfranco Alba, Roman Magard, Stefan Harig, Christian Kast, Lukas Nowicki, Daniel THIEL
  • Publication number: 20140007510
    Abstract: A window pane fastening for a motor vehicle and which is configured to fasten and/or seal a window pane to the body of motor vehicle. The window pane fastening includes a first support element attached to the window pane, and a second support element attached to the motor vehicle body. The first support element has a first support body with a first support area attached to the window pane and a second support area having a plurality of spaced apart first web members extending perpendicular relative to the plane of the window pane and in parallel to one another to define grooves. A flexible component is provided into the grooves and the second support element is received into a corresponding groove to engage a corresponding flexible component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Heiner SALZMANN
  • Publication number: 20130320831
    Abstract: A sealed enclosure is disclosed. Sealed enclosure has a case configured to receive an arc-prone electrical component, a face frame defining an opening, a door configured to cover the opening, a sealing surface on the face frame or on the door, and one or more flaps having an sealing portion, the sealing portion being angled relative to the sealing surface, the one or more flaps being operational to flex from a disengaged position when not under pressure, to an engaged position in contact with the sealing surface when exposed to pressure inside the case during an arcing event. Sealed enclosure doors and methods of sealing an enclosure during an arcing event are also provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Bernhard Schmidt, Richard Schulz, Xiong Pan
  • Patent number: 8595982
    Abstract: An outer lip 26 is forked into an inner-attaching lip 26X and an outer-attaching lip 26Y, wherein the outer-attaching lip 26Y is set on a position where a top end 26a thereof is not drawn toward a connecting wall 24 side by the door glass 9; a folding point 60 is formed on a connecting wall 24 side of a base root 26d of the inner-attaching lip 26X for turning the inner-attaching lip 26X toward the connecting wall 24 side; thickness 31 of the base root 26d of the inner-attaching lip 26X is thicker than thickness 32 on the folding point 60 and thickness 34 of the base root 26b of the outer-attaching lip 26Y is thinner than thickness 33 of the top end 26a; and the outer-attaching lip 26Y follows turn of the inner-attaching lip 26X and is slidably brought into contact with the door glass 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshifumi Matsuura, Kousuke Mori
  • Patent number: 8572897
    Abstract: A weatherstrip cinch clip for an automobile including a substantially vertically aligned first wall, a substantially vertically aligned second wall extending substantially perpendicularly to the first wall, and a substantially horizontally aligned prong extending away from the second wall in a direction substantially parallel to the first wall, wherein the prong is configured to extend substantially within a prong receiving aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Todd William Dishman, Tracy Christopher Bakos, Jim Antime Marleau, Ken Michael Reo
  • Patent number: 8549790
    Abstract: A weatherstrip assembly for sealing between a frame and a closure member of a vehicle is provided. The weatherstrip includes a retaining clip having a mounting portion for securing the weatherstrip to the frame and having an outwardly extending leg defining a first channel. The weatherstrip also includes a cover having a first flange protruding downward from the concealing member to extend at least partially into the first channel. The weatherstrip also includes a seal member having a body portion and at least one sealing protrusion extending outwardly from the body portion. The body portion has an upper end and a lower end. The lower end is sandwiched between the leg of the retaining clip and the first flange of the cover. The cover further includes a retaining tab extending outwardly opposite from the concealing member, with the retaining tab engaging the upper end of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Henniges Automotive Sealing Systems North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Murree, Vaughn Holloway, Robert Krueger
  • Publication number: 20130255159
    Abstract: Example doors having a seal attached to an edge member of a door panel are disclosed herein. An example seal includes a flexible sheet of material with its longitudinal edges turned inward toward a more central portion of the sheet such that the sheet is turned partially or somewhat inside-out to provide a bulging seal geometry that is favorable for sealing in multiple directions. The seal, for example, is suitable for sealing in a head-on direction engaging an abutting surface, such as a doorjamb. The seal can also seal in sliding engagement with an adjacent surface parallel to the door panel. In some examples, the sheet defines a hollow chamber in which the longitudinal edges of the sheet reinforce or brace an exterior curved portion of the seal. In some examples, the sheet of material is a unitary seamless piece with an attached touch-and-hold fastener that makes the seal readily replaceable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: David J. Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 8434267
    Abstract: A window assembly for sealingly attaching a window glass to a frame of a motor vehicle door is disclosed. The window assembly includes a sealing assembly in combination with a window glass. The sealing assembly comprises a sealing, trimming or guiding strip comprising a length of extruded material, a polypropylene or the like part which is joined to the window glass at an edge of the window glass, and a molded material, which is joined to the polypropylene or the like part and connected to said sealing strip. The molded material is preferably made of TPE. The strip is preferably made of EPDM. The molded material is molded in a mold with the polypropylene or the like part, which has previously been molded onto the window glass, and the strip to mold onto and thereby connect to these parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Henniges Automotive Sealing Systems North America Inc.
    Inventor: Domenico Bocutto
  • Patent number: 8402696
    Abstract: A weather strip includes a trim portion that is a substantially U-shaped, that is mounted on a flange portion provided along a door opening circumference portion of a vehicle, and that is equipped with a vehicle outer-sided side wall portion, a vehicle inner-sided side wall portion, and a coupling portion for coupling the side wall portions to each other, and a seal portion including a hollow portion. The seal portion includes a first elongated portion which is elongated to a vehicle outer side from a portion located in a vicinity of a boundary portion between the seal portion and the coupling portion of the vehicle outer-sided side wall portion, a second elongated portion which is elongated to a vehicle outer side from a portion located in a vicinity of a tip portion of the vehicle outer-sided side wall portion, and an expanded portion having substantially an arc shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norimasa Iwasa, Masanori Aritake, Satoshi Toki
  • Patent number: 8393115
    Abstract: Some aspects relate to weather seal systems for forming water barriers and air barriers. Some air barriers include a sill portion, a frame portion, and a transition portion extending between the sill and frame portions, where the transition portion extends inwardly and downwardly from the frame portion of the air barrier, toward an interior side of an associated door assembly, to the sill portion of the air barrier. The transition portion optionally provides a buffer zone, or transition zone of air at a greater spacing from the water barrier. In some embodiments, the transition zone is equilibrated to external pressures and supplies substantially dry air to air leaks in the air barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Pella Corporation
    Inventors: Paul D. Schroder, Joseph A. Ritzert
  • Patent number: 8375659
    Abstract: A handicap accessible doorway includes a frame having side jambs and a low profile sill extending between the bottom portions of the jambs. A flexible fin extends along the length of the sill and projects upwardly therefrom to form a water dam. The flexible fin is sealingly attached at each end to a jamb. During a blowing rainstorm, water is contained by the dam and directed to a contain-and-drain water management system, which directs the water away from the doorway to an exterior weep hole or other drain port. The fin, being flexible, yields to the weight of a footstep or a wheelchair thereby maintaining the handicap accessible designation of the sill and the doorway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: David Bogenhagen, Jon Dekko, Duane Fier
  • Patent number: 8367181
    Abstract: Filamentary materials, such as yarn (18), is wound a frame (28), provided by pairs of movable filaments or wires (35, 38), about which the end of the spindle (22) rotates provides the turns (26) of the winding as the article having the winding is moved along a process path. Mechanically or hydraulically actuated pins (34) support the winding frame in a fixed position. The filaments of the frame may be provided by laterally spaced pairs (44, 46) of filaments of weldable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ultrafab, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Z. Chernyak, Richard T. Arvidson, Alan J. DeMello, Grant E. Wylie
  • Patent number: 8366168
    Abstract: A sealing system useful for sealing a slide out room in a recreational vehicle (RVs). The sealing system includes a first bulb seal that is adapted for being affixed to a transverse surface that defines an opening in a sidewall of the RV. A second bulb seal is affixed to a peripheral flange that extends from an end wall of the slide out room. Both of the bulb seals have an hourglass shape. The peripheral flange fits within the opening when the slide out room is in its retraced position and the bulb seals meet in a complementary fashion to form a seal. A wedge seal is included spaced inwardly on the sidewalls of the slide out room and is designed to contact the bulb seal attached to the opening when the room is extended. An internal flange is not required for sealing when the slide out room is extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Lifetime Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin E. Ksiezopolski, Norman L. Newhouse
  • Publication number: 20120304543
    Abstract: A seal assembly for an upward acting door that is positionable between an open and closed position. The seal assembly contains a base member having a first and second flexible sealing member extending therefrom for sealing engagement with the door. The base member is mounted adjacent the door to facilitate sliding engagement between the door and the first and second seal members as the door is moved between the open and closed positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Danny L. Preising, JR., Charles A. Haba
  • Publication number: 20120291355
    Abstract: Barrier systems and associated methods, including vapor and/or fire barrier systems, are disclosed herein. One aspect of the invention is directed toward a barrier system that includes a barrier coupled to a spool. The barrier is positioned to be wound onto and off of the spool as the barrier moves between a deployed position and a retracted position by a drive assembly. The system further includes a seal assembly positioned in a housing and contacting the spool to create a barrier to smoke and vapor migration through the housing. The system still further includes a sensor operably coupled to a control system and positioned to sense barrier position as the barrier moves between the deployed and the retracted positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: James N. Cloninger, Kelsey S. Aldrich, Curtiz Gonzales
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120260580
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a sealing system for sealing the periphery of a door relative to a frame. The sealing system includes a multi point finger seal having at least three fingers of differing height and spacing so that a first finger may contact the door and contact of the first finger and second finger is precluded. A second finger is sized and spaced from a third finger so that a free edge of the second finger abuts the base of the third finger. A security seal is located at the bottom of the door and includes a security flap biased into the door, wherein a cam on the frame engages the flap upon closure of the door to urge the security flap toward the floor. The seal includes one or more perforations therein, causing the seal to breakaway and into pieces if removal is attempted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Robert RISSONE
  • Patent number: 8282152
    Abstract: A collapsible roof assembly for a vehicle includes a collapsible roof and a sealing mechanism. The roof has a top rail with a frame element running along a longitudinal side of the roof. The sealing mechanism has a seal configured to receive and seal a window pane inserted therein, wherein the seal runs along the longitudinal side of the roof and is attached to the frame element. The seal has a similar cross-section between front, middle, and rear sections of the roof. The seal is attached to the frame element in a form-fit manner in the front section of the roof and is attached to the frame element in a force-fitted manner in the middle section of the roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Magna Car Top Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Konrad Herz
  • Publication number: 20120234621
    Abstract: A motor car (10) has windows (28, 49) which can have a first H1 fully closed position and a lower H2 position in which water tightness is still provided but opening of a frameless window assembly/door assembly can be achieved more quickly from the point in time in which the door handle 44, 46) is operated. The Hi position may be selected as the vehicle accelerates above a given speed and the H2 position may be selected when the vehicle door is closed, and the window may also have a short-drop H3 lower re-spool H4 position or in the case of a rear window a three quarter lowered H5 position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Aston Martin Lagonda Limited
    Inventors: Andrew John Syvret, Adrian Charles Morgan Jenkins, William Manuel Walsh