US Patent No. 10,023,026

VEHICLE REAR SLIDER WINDOW ASSEMBLY WITH ENHANCED RAIL ATTACHMENT


Patent No. 10,023,026
Issue Date July 17, 2018
Title Vehicle Rear Slider Window Assembly With Enhanced Rail Attachment
Inventorship Darin J. Snider, Holland, MI (US)
David K. Johnson, Holland, MI (US)
Assignee MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC., Holland, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,023,026

1. A slider window assembly for a vehicle, said slider window assembly comprising:at least one fixed window panel, said at least one fixed window panel defining an opening;
an upper rail and a lower rail attached at said at least one fixed window panel;
a movable window panel that is movable along said upper rail and said lower rail, wherein said movable window panel is movable between a closed position, where said movable window panel is disposed at said opening, and an opened position, where said movable window panel is disposed at least partially along said at least one fixed window panel;
wherein at least one of said upper and lower rails comprises a recess for receiving adhesive therein, and wherein said recess is established along an attaching surface of said at least one of said upper and lower rails with a wall of said at least one of said upper and lower rails at least partially circumscribing said recess, and wherein said at least one of said upper and lower rails comprises a tapered end region at an end of said recess, and wherein said tapered end region comprises at least one notch through said wall that at least partially circumscribes said recess;
wherein said at least one of said upper and lower rails is adhesively attached at said at least one fixed window panel via adhesive disposed at and along said recess;
wherein said at least one notch is configured to allow excess adhesive to escape during the adhesive bonding of said at least one of said upper and lower rails to said at least one fixed window panel; and
wherein said tapered end region has an outer tapered surface opposite said recess.