US3400489A - Window regulator - Google Patents

Window regulator Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US3400489A
US3400489A US59618066A US3400489A US 3400489 A US3400489 A US 3400489A US 59618066 A US59618066 A US 59618066A US 3400489 A US3400489 A US 3400489A
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
window
guide
movement
tailpiece
open
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
Inventor
Morris D Stenger
Louis J Weber
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
Motors Liquidation Co
Original Assignee
Motors Liquidation Co
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by Motors Liquidation Co filed Critical Motors Liquidation Co
Priority to US59618066 priority Critical patent/US3400489A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of US3400489A publication Critical patent/US3400489A/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical Current

Links

Images

Classifications

    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
    • E05FDEVICES FOR MOVING WINGS INTO OPEN OR CLOSED POSITION; CHECKS FOR WINGS; WING FITTINGS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, CONCERNED WITH THE FUNCTIONING OF THE WING
    • E05F11/00Man-operated mechanisms for operating wings, including those which also operate the fastening
    • E05F11/38Man-operated mechanisms for operating wings, including those which also operate the fastening for sliding windows, e.g. vehicle windows, to be opened or closed by vertical movement
    • E05F11/44Man-operated mechanisms for operating wings, including those which also operate the fastening for sliding windows, e.g. vehicle windows, to be opened or closed by vertical movement operated by one or more lifting arms
    • E05F11/445Man-operated mechanisms for operating wings, including those which also operate the fastening for sliding windows, e.g. vehicle windows, to be opened or closed by vertical movement operated by one or more lifting arms for vehicle windows
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
    • E05YINDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO HINGES OR OTHER SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS OR WINGS AND DEVICES FOR MOVING WINGS INTO OPEN OR CLOSED POSITION, CHECKS FOR WINGS AND WING FITTINGS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, CONCERNED WITH THE FUNCTIONING OF THE WING
    • E05Y2900/00Application of doors, windows, wings or fittings thereof
    • E05Y2900/50Application of doors, windows, wings or fittings thereof for vehicles
    • E05Y2900/53Application of doors, windows, wings or fittings thereof for vehicles characterised by the type of wing
    • E05Y2900/55Windows

Description

Sept. 10, 1968 M. D. STENGER ET AL 3,400,489
WINDOW REGULATOR Filed Nov. 22, 1966 3 Sheets-Sheet l I W jNlNTORS 0172's my 24) 79/91 fozzisf d feder A TTOR NE Y Sept. 10, 1968 M, STENGER ET AL 3,400,489
WINDOW REGULATOR Filed Nov. 22, 1966 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 AT TORNEY Sept. 10, 1968 T E ET AL 3,400,489
WINDOW REGULATOR 3 Sheets-Sheet Filed Nov. 22, 1966 INVENTORS F701??? 5. fie/ e2- 5 United States Patent 3,400,489 WINDOW REGULATOR Morris D. Stenger, Harper Woods, and Louis J. Weber,
Detroit, Mich., assignors to General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Mich., a corporation of Delaware Filed Nov. 22, 1966, Ser. No. 596,180 6 Claims. (Cl. 49348) This invention relates generally to window regulators andmore specifically to a window regulator for moving a vehicle body window in a substantially rectilinear path between open and closed positions.
Conventional rear quarter windows are moved by window regulators from closed position through a compound arcuate path to open position in which the window is stored vertically beneath the window opening within the vehicle body. Such compound arcuate movement requires the use of several complex window guides. The complexity of conventional window regulators requires the provision of many points of adjustment to permit adjustment of the window for proper operation.
This invention provides a regulator having simplified guide means and fewer points of adjustment and which provides stable movement of the window between open and closed positions.
One feature of this invention is that it provides window regulating means including spaced guide means mounted on the vehicle body, one of which is engaged by window-mounted guided means and defines a path of window movement, and the other of which engages a tailpiece of the window to provide stability of the window laterally of the path during window movement.
Another feature is that the window-mounted guided means include a pair of spaced rollers mounted on an intermediate portion of the window and engaging an upper body-mounted guide channel and the window tailpiece engages a lower body-mounted guide channel at point spaced beneath the rollers intermediate thereof to provide a three-point suspension of the window relative to the body.
Yet another feature is that the lift arm pivotally and slidably engages a channel mounted on the windowmounting sash plate normally of the path of window travel to provide an effective driving connection.
A further feature is that stop means are provided on the body for engaging the leading edge of the window tailpiece to limit the movement thereof to its closed position.
A yet further feature is that stop means are provided on the body for engaging the lift arm to limit movement of the window to open position.
These and other features of this invention will become readily apparent upon reference to the following detailed description of the attached drawings in which:
FIGURE 1 is a fragmentary partially broken away view of a vehicle body having a rear quarter window mounted thereon for movement between open and closed positions by regulating means according to this invention, with the window being shown in closed position;
FIGURE 2 is a view similar to FIGURE 1 showing the window in open position;
FIGURE 3 is a sectional view taken generally on the plane indicated by line 33 of FIGURE 1;
FIGURE 4 is a view taken generally on the plane indicated by line 44 of FIGURE 3; and
FIGURE 5 is a view similar to FIGURE 2 showing an alternative embodiment of the regulating means.
Referring now to FIGURE 1 of the drawings, an automobile body includes a roof 12, a door 14 having a conventional vertically movable window 16 and a rear quarter window opening 18 which is adapted to be closed 3,400,489 Patented Sept. 10, 1968 by a rear quarter window 20. Window 20 includes a weather strip 22 mounted on its leading edge for sealing engagement with the rearward edge 24 of window 16 in the illustrated closed position. Window 20 is adapted to be moved between open and closed positions by regulating means according to this invention as will now be described with reference to FIGURES 1 through 4.
As best shown in FIGURE 3, an intermediate portion of window 20 is mounted to a sash plate 26 by a pair of bolts 28 and 30 which are each retained by a threaded fastener 32. Gaskets 34 are interposed between window 20 and the sash plate 26 and fasteners 32. A stud 36, attached by a nut 38 to the rearward end of sash plate 26, includes a headed portion 40 which retains a nylon or other plastic guided member or roller 42. In the same manner, stud 30 includes headed portion 44 which retains a similar roller 46. Reference may be had to 3,199,930 Carleton ct al. for the details of the rollers.
As best shown in FIGURE 4, rollers 42 and-46 are slidably received in a formed metal guide member or channel 48 which is slightly arcuate and may be termed substantially rectilinear. Channel 48 includes respective front and rear mounting flanges 50 and 52 which are adjustably secured at 54 to the body inner panel 56.
Window 20 includes an extension or tailpiece 58 that is slidably received within a U-shaped guide channel 60 having mounting flanges 62 and 63 which are bolted to a flange 64 and a bracket 65, respectively of the body inner panel. Channel 60 is spaced vertically beneath channel 48 and extends substantially parallel thereto.
The guide channels 48 and 60', which respectively receive rollers 46 and 42 and tailpiece 58, constrain Window 20 to move in a horizontal substantially rectilinear path between a closed position, shown in FIGURE 1, and an Open position, shown in FIGURE 2, in which the window is stored within a pocket provided in the roof 12. Manual operating means for moving the window in the aforedescribed path will now be described with reference to FIGURES 1, 2 and 4.
A channel member 66 is mounted substantially vertically on sashv plate 26. A drive roller 68, bolted to one end of an operating member or lift arm 70, is slidably received within channel 66. The other end of the lift arm 70 is secured to a plate 72 that is pivoted at 74 to a body-mounted bracket 76. Plate 72 is pivoted at 78 to one end of a connecting link 80. The other end of link 80 is pivoted at 82 to a sector gear 86 which is pivoted at 88 to bracket 76. Gear 86 meshes with pinion 92 which .is driven by a conventional manually operated crank arm 94, mounted interiorly of the automobile passenger compartment.
Rotation of crank arm 94 effects rotation of sector gear 86 and, through link 80, rotation of lift arm 70 about pivot 74. Lift arm 70 moves window 20 between the closed position shown in FIGURE 1 and the open position shown in FIGURE 2, as guided by the aforedescribed guide channels 48 and 60, rollers 42 and 46, and tailpiece 58.
As best seen in FIGURES 1 and 2, a body-mounted stop member 96 is mounted on flange 62 adjacent the forward end of channel 60 for engagement with the leading edge of tailpiece 58 to limit the forward or closing movement of window 20. As shown in FIGURE 4, a stop member 98 including a resilient cushion 100 is mounted on the end of lift arm 70. Upon rearward movement of window 20, stop member 98 engages flange 102 of bracket 65 to limit the rearward or opening movement of window 20. Thus the embodiment shown in FIGURES 1 through 4 provides manually-operated regulating means for moving a rear quarter window along a substantially rectilinear horizontal path between a closed position and 3 an open position in which the window is stored within the vehicle roof.
An alternative embodiment of the regulating means is shown in FIGURE 5 wherein a power operator is used. The elements of this embodiment identical to those described in reference to the manually-operated embodiment are denoted by the same numerals.
In this embodiment the guide means are identical to those just described. However lift arm 70 is rigidly attached to a sector gear 104 which is pivoted at 74 to a body-mounted bracket 1G6. Sector gear 104 meshes with a worm 110 driven by an electric motor 112 which is mounted on bracket 106. Thus actuation of motor 112 will effect pivotal movement of arm 70 through worm 110 and sector gear 104 to move the window 20 between open and closed positions in the same manner as described above in reference to the manually-operated embodiment.
Although an electric motor having a worm drive is shown, other power sources and drive arrangements could be substituted. Thus this embodiment provides an alternate means of driving lift arm 70 to effect movement of window 20 in a substantially rectilinear horizontal path between open and closed positions relative to rear quarter opening 18.
In both embodiments rollers 42 and 46 and channel 48 determine the path of movement of window 20, while the engagement of tailpiece 58 with channel 60 provides lateral stability for the window. The rollers 42 and 46 and the spaced intermediate tailpiece 58 thus provide a three-point suspension for window 20 to provide stability during movement. Because of the simplified guide arrangement, adjustment of the mechanism may be limited to only two points 54. The arrangement of drive roller 68 and sash plate channel 66 permits adjustment of the mechanism, while retaining an effective driving connection.
While only two embodiments of this invention have been shown and described, further modifications will appear obvious to the routineer and are contemplated within the scope of this invention.
We claim:
1. Regulating means for moving a window between open and closed positions relative to a vehicle body opening, the window including a closure portion for closing the opening and a tailpiece portion extending therefrom,
-4 including spaced first and second guide means mounted on the body, guided means mounted on a portion of the window intermediate the closure and tailpiece portions and engageable with the first guide means to guide the movement of the window in a predetermined path, the second guide means receiving the tailpiece portion to provide stability of the window laterally of the predetermined path during window movement, and operating means for moving the window between open and closed positions.
2. Regulating means according to .claim 1, wherein the guided means include first and second guided members mounted in spaced relationship on the window and the first guide means include an elongated body-mounted guide member slidably engaging the first and second guided members for guiding the movement of the window between open and closed positions.
3. Regulating means according to claim 2, wherein the elongated body-mounted guide member is a guide channel and the first and second guided members engage the guide channel to guide the movement of the window.
4. Regulating means according to claim 3, wherein the second guide means include a body-mounted guide channel engageable with the window tailpiece portion at a point spaced from and intermediate the first and second guided members, the interengagement of the first and second guided members and of the tailpiece with their respective guide channels providing a three-point suspension of the window during movement between open and closed positions.
5. Regulating means according to claim 1, including body-mounted stop means engageable by an edge of the window tailpiece portion to limit the movement thereof to closed positions.
6. Regulating means according to claim 1, including body-mounted stop means engageable by the operating means to limit the movement of the window to open position.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,304,640 12/1942 Joachim 49-375 3,050,332 8/1962 Arnold 49-375 X DAVID J. WILLIAMOWSKY, Primal Examiner.
J. KARL BELL, Assistant Examiner.

Claims (1)

1. REGULATING MEANS FOR MOVING A WINDOW BETWEEN OPEN AND CLOSED POSITIONS RELATIVE TO A VEHICLE BODY OPENING, THE WINDOW INCLUDING A CLOSURE PORTION FOR CLOSING THE OPENING AND A TAILPIECE PORTION EXTENDING THEREFROM, INCLUDING SPACED FIRST AND SECOND GUIDE MEANS MOUNTED ON THE BODY, GUIDED MEANS MOUNTED ON A PORTION OF THE WINDOW INTERMEDIATE THE CLOSURE AND TAILPIECE PORTIONS AND ENGAGEABLE WITH THE FIRST GUIDE MEANS TO GUIDE THE MOVEMENT OF THE WINDOW IN A PREDETERMINED PATH, THE SECOND GUIDE MEANS RECEIVING THE TAILPIECE PORTION TO PROVIDE STABILITY OF THE WINDOW LATERALLY OF THE PREDETERMINED PATH DURING WINDOW MOVEMENT, AND OPERATING MEANS FOR MOVING THE WINDOW BETWEEN OPEN AND CLOSED POSITIONS.
US59618066 1966-11-22 1966-11-22 Window regulator Expired - Lifetime US3400489A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US59618066 US3400489A (en) 1966-11-22 1966-11-22 Window regulator

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US59618066 US3400489A (en) 1966-11-22 1966-11-22 Window regulator

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US3400489A true US3400489A (en) 1968-09-10

Family

ID=24386275

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US59618066 Expired - Lifetime US3400489A (en) 1966-11-22 1966-11-22 Window regulator

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US3400489A (en)

Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3541732A (en) * 1969-04-11 1970-11-24 Gen Motors Corp Vehicle window adjusting means
US4121381A (en) * 1976-04-13 1978-10-24 Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft Jointed window lifter, especially for motor vehicles
US6640497B2 (en) * 1999-06-16 2003-11-04 Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Door glass raising and falling apparatus having elastic stoppers
US20070000178A1 (en) * 2005-06-30 2007-01-04 Hi-Lex Corporation Window regulator with improved carrier

Citations (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2304640A (en) * 1940-05-27 1942-12-08 Ferro Stamping & Mfg Company Window regulator
US3050332A (en) * 1960-03-18 1962-08-21 Gen Motors Corp Window and window frame structure

Patent Citations (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2304640A (en) * 1940-05-27 1942-12-08 Ferro Stamping & Mfg Company Window regulator
US3050332A (en) * 1960-03-18 1962-08-21 Gen Motors Corp Window and window frame structure

Cited By (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3541732A (en) * 1969-04-11 1970-11-24 Gen Motors Corp Vehicle window adjusting means
US4121381A (en) * 1976-04-13 1978-10-24 Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft Jointed window lifter, especially for motor vehicles
US6640497B2 (en) * 1999-06-16 2003-11-04 Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Door glass raising and falling apparatus having elastic stoppers
US20070000178A1 (en) * 2005-06-30 2007-01-04 Hi-Lex Corporation Window regulator with improved carrier
US7802401B2 (en) * 2005-06-30 2010-09-28 Hi-Lex Corporation Window regulator with improved carrier

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3703053A (en) Vehicle window installation
US4920697A (en) Dual drive window regulator mechanism
US3767001A (en) Vehicle body compartment panel mounting arrangement
US3670454A (en) Vertical drop vent window system
US3868788A (en) Vehicle window stabilizing mechanism
US4210359A (en) Sliding roof apparatus for vehicles
US2798761A (en) Window regulator
US5784832A (en) Self aligning window regulator
US3702041A (en) Window regulator
US2797130A (en) Vehicle body door structure
US4842327A (en) Convertible vehicle having dual rear quarter window assembly
US2168242A (en) Window regulator
US3400489A (en) Window regulator
US3745703A (en) Vehicle window regulator mechanism
US3646707A (en) Window regulator
US3093404A (en) Window regulator mechanism
US2872184A (en) Window regulator mechanism
US2803492A (en) Operating apparatus for vehicle windows
US3859753A (en) Vehicle window regulator mechanism
US3211492A (en) Flexible glass window regulating means
US2565232A (en) Window guide
US5537781A (en) Hard-top vehicle window regulator system
US3960403A (en) Retractable roof closure
US2809827A (en) Window regulator
GB1333456A (en) Motor vehicle side door particularly for passenger motor vehicles