US Patent No. 10,112,527

SLIDER WINDOW ASSEMBLY WITH INTEGRATED LIGHTING


Patent No. 10,112,527
Issue Date October 30, 2018
Title Slider Window Assembly With Integrated Lighting
Inventorship Darin J. Snider, Holland, MI (US)
Assignee MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC., Holland, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,112,527

1. A rear window assembly for a vehicle, said rear window assembly comprising:a window panel;
a lighting device comprising a housing, a first light source and a second light source;
wherein said rear window assembly is configured to be disposed at a rear portion of a cabin of a vehicle, and wherein, with said rear window assembly disposed at the rear portion of the cabin of the vehicle, an inner surface of said window panel faces toward the cabin of the vehicle and an outer surface of said window panel faces exterior and rearward of the vehicle;
wherein said housing is disposed at said inner surface of said window panel;
wherein said housing houses said first and second light sources;
wherein said first light source is operable to emit light through said window panel;
wherein said first light source, with said rear window assembly disposed at the rear portion of the cabin of the vehicle, and when said first light source is activated, emits light that passes through said window panel so as to be viewable by a person viewing said rear window assembly from exterior and rearward of the vehicle;
wherein said second light source is operable to emit light through an inner portion of said housing responsive to actuation of a user actuatable input; and
wherein said second light source, with said rear window assembly disposed at the rear portion of the cabin of the vehicle, and when said second light source is activated via actuation of the user actuatable input, emits light that passes through said inner portion of said housing and into the cabin of the vehicle to illuminate at least a portion of the cabin.