US Patent No. 9,439,245

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR A LAMINATED WINDOW


Patent No. 9,439,245
Issue Date September 06, 2016
Title Electrical Connector For A Laminated Window
Inventorship Nigel Philip Harold Fawcett, London (GB)
Tom Boettger, Dearborn, MI (US)
Oliver Sterzenbach, Hurth (DE)
Larry Agius, Dearborn, MI (US)
Assignee Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,439,245

1. An electrical connector for a window having two panes of glass with at least one laminating interlayer interposed between
and bonded to the two panes of glass and an electrical device interposed between the two panes of glass, wherein the electrical
connector comprises an electrically conductive strip for connecting one input of the electrical device to a source of electrical
power, wherein the electrically conductive strip is bonded on all sides to the at least one laminating interlayer to form
a water impervious seal therebetween, and wherein the electrically conductive strip has a first portion interposed between
said one pane of glass and the laminating interlayer for connection to the electrical device and a second portion interposed
between the other pane of glass and the laminating interlayer for connection to the source of electrical power, and a third
portion joining the first and second portions together, wherein the third portion extends through the laminating interlayer
and is bonded to the laminating interlayer to form the water impervious seal, and wherein the first portion of the electrically
conductive strip terminates in contact with said one pane of glass at a location between said one pane of glass and the laminating
interlayer.