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Publication numberUS2033750 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 10, 1936
Filing dateOct 18, 1934
Priority dateOct 18, 1934
Publication numberUS 2033750 A, US 2033750A, US-A-2033750, US2033750 A, US2033750A
InventorsWestrope Fred J
Original AssigneeMurray Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Drain for windows
US 2033750 A
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Patented Mar. 10, 1936 UNITED STATES T UFF-ICE Murray Corporation 'of America, a eorpraton of Delaware Amie-ation october is, 1934, serial No. 748,779 12 claims. (o1. 296:14)

Mr .inventiorlreleieste windewsnd particu.- lafly. o,.o..l%infp1oof. ooil'stfloeion. thefefol'whieh Drei/ents the. enrelloeA of. .moisture into. ,ea Vehole when thevvindovv is mo-unted in sloping relation to the vertical. y 4 l n In View of the streamlineconstruction of the Present. ,.Yeholeel...ellae.beeome neoeeoy to mollet .certain .ll/indotteA there@ at. a .Substantial angle@ the YertiCa1f..F.0r.t.11iS reasonthe Present tree 'Qf .Weldow .corlstruetionis usatisiatory Silloe .elflyoetue entelog @mundillo .WinldoW will, )drop nte-theyehil@ raiherthaeflow @Owe along .the yindowintox a treuehesecerefi when the. Window vvas vertical or substantially vertical- 1y @gebed-t.. .l

AIn,practicing my present invention, 1 have provided a frame and trough construction for a window* vvlviich prevents `any Water which Inlay eilte: arunaihe .winllfiw frm escaping to. ih? i'sid ofthe .vhi'clbedi' by 'directing itirto e trough `lghielfi conducts the Water to a point vout- Side ofthe body. Thefstructure has` beennl'a'te r'ial'ly s'implied by employing a U--shapedl ZH- rn'ember Iv/'hifch Vc l'lfltlirle's thewin'dow and ,forms a for guiding the Window is likewise of u f-sha'pe secured directly to thel Liv-shaped' Z-lnen'ylber. IA ow ree'eiving receptacle embodying a `Water reoL ving trougl'i` is formed onthe `U`shap`ed lllehltr tra ist 'et of material which is 'seemed to the lowelrfportlon of the 'extending lenfgis o'f lthe nlinbfer. ,l Thel sheet material forms the outer side and the bottonlof 'the receptacle and extends illy termal', up tl'i'e inneren@ te, prei/ide a leeg@ fdl a seat shelf. A window regulating mechani is 'secured te telnet-al papelwlih 'forms the complete Vlyincl''lliv4 receiving receptacle 'when se- Ql'lrii to the Alimer eide of thevzlmemter above the ldg ption 'or the sheet material. The metal panellwhas' a -rjlibb'pe'r sealing elementat its lotver end vextends into and engages vthe snriaoe ,olf thel `sheet rllaterialV to, form a seal therewith. End caps are provided for closing the ends of the metal sheet which is secured to the Z-shaped member. The Window regulator panel has the side edges flanged and bent outwardly to project within'the end caps for collecting any Water passingV by the Window and eondueting it into the trough formed by the U bent panel `and the end ep from which it isy eoiiducted by a. spuit- 'abl-e rldll'lt torrie exterior of tlienboly, The Wew tfls cstrcted. my be dispsi. et a very ste "Angle andassuraneeuis had that Vany tvat i'ssin around the window will not drip wipll'iri .the veiling mit yWillv be taught inthe side channelsanddireted into the receptacle.V l

AccordinglyLthe main objects of my invention are; to provide ayfraniev and4 receptacleor a Window. .Whiszh 1.5mm prooi. when mounted at 2 substantial angleto the vertical; tol form a. slant.- ing rain proof windowreceiving receptacle and fmime. flon a: :ll-shaped Zmember ,upon Which the window and .receptacle aresupported;` to provide a U-shaped Z'member for encompassing a Wodowooo Supporting. ,ef reoepteole otite. loWel end; to providealifshaped frame element having a 109x like .rceptacle at. its lower ,endformed t0 havel outwardly projecting channels along the side Whiehrrol'ects .Wthinthe receptacle; t0 `provide aflmeand reeptale for a Window with Side projecting channels Whih "eXtndwiihin the ref ceptaclep; to, providev a removable metal panel as a portionof the,receptaclemwhichhas a sealing element for. Sealing. the. panel.. .with a .Side prtirl .Qf ...thereeptaglel ,.tO. provide .extending flangeson the removable Ypanel to,V form channels on the Sides@ .the reeeptele.: t9 munt a Window regulating nleljianismlon the removable panel; enclin. .general te Previde @frame and a receptael fnalllindwwhichmay betilted at a ma.- teralenele relative. te @heretical and .sealed to preventnwater leaking thereby, allot which is simplein construction/,positive in operation and eoooomool. oflmofllufaofeuref.

. .Qthe'r obl'ets. and features of. Vnovelty ,0f my invention Willbe specifically pointed out or will become.asparentWheereferrina for a better uneerstaliding 0f my invention. to the following deseription'takenmin conjunction with the ac- Companrins. drawings'l-whereinr Figure lfisebwken ,View .partly sections .and partly in elevation, ofa Window frame and receptacle embodying features oflvrny invention,

Fig; Zuisan enlargedbrokerl sectional View of the strllcture illustrated in Fig. 1, taken on the line 2`2 thereof, l

Fig` 3 is an enlarged sectional View of the structure illustrated in 1,- takn on the line 3-3 thereof; and l Fig. 4: is a reduced sectional view of the structil're illustrated Fig. 2, taken on the line 4 4 thereof. l i a A Y y Referring to the have illustrated an automobile body 5 eonstruc'ted lfrom` a metal panel .6 hei/ieg Wieder lieniegltherein liliwhich a fiert erepijaclefe a wlliflw enibqdymg my invention, islsupporrtejd. wFromFig 3 it will be 'noted that the window frame and receptacle is tilted at a substantial angle to the vertical and is supported directly on the panel 6.

The inner edge of the opening 1 of the body 5 is provided with an L-shaped flange 9 forming a side and bottom of a glass run channel. A Z- shaped member I I of inverted U-form mates with the L-shaped flange 9 at the top and sides of the window opening 1 and extends downwardly below the opening for a distance at least equal to the height of the wind-ow 8. The Z-member is welded directly to the L-shaped flange 9 with the free ends extending therebeyond. On the facing surfaces of the extending portions of the Z-member glass run channel strips I9 are secured, preferably by welding, in aligned relation with the L-shaped flange 9 about the window opening 1.

A U-shaped panel I0 is then secure-d to the anges of the Z-member, the panel comprising a side I2, a bottom I3 and a short side I4 having a projecting flange I5 thereon braced by embossed portions I6 for supportingV one end of a seat shelf I1. The U-shaped panel element I0 extends laterally beyond the web of the Z-member, at IB, as illustrated in Fig. 2. 'I'he panel I9 is Welded to the ange of the Z-member II to form a box section therewith with the bottom I3 disposed slightly below the ends of the Z-member so that the water, collecting on the bottom I3, may pass thereunder.

End cap 2I encloses the ends of the sides I2 and I4 and the bottom I3 to form a receptacle therewith. At least one of the caps ZI is provided with an outlet conduit 22 which is welded, brazed, soldered or otherwise secured thereto. The upper end of the side I2 is provided with a projecting flange 23 having a rubber element 24 thereof which engages a ange 25 on the lower edge of the body panel 6 to form a seal therewith.

A window regulator supporting panel 26 is constructed to extend across the Z-member and is provided with a ange 21 at each side edge which projects outwardly of the body to form a trough With the web of the Z-member, the lower end of Which projects Within the cap 2|. The inwardly disposed anges of the Z-member have a plurality of nuts 28 secured thereto in which suitable screws 29 are disposed to retain the panel 26 on the Z-member. The upper edge of the panel 26 is of `arcuate shape, providing the extending ends 3I, as illustrated in Figs. l and 3, so as to follow the contour of the lower edge of the window opening. The lower end ofthe panel is deiiected inwardly at 32 and is provided with a rubber sealing element 33 which engages the inner surface of the side I4 to form a seal therewith. A suitable window regulating mechanism 34 is mounted on the panel having armsr35 which engage and support the Window 8 for upward and downward movement in the channel strip 4I retained by the L-shaped flange 9 and the channels I9. A handle 31 projects from the panel within the body in a position to operate the Window mechanism 34. Suitable clips 38 are provided on the panel 26 to receive and support the finished panel 39 thereon.

The glass guide channel strip 4I, retained by the L-shaped flange 9 and the channels I9, preferably is made of rubber and has a metal channel strip imbedded therein. The rubber is covered with a felt, or frictionless material to permit the glass to readily slide therein. The metal channel portion provides rigidity and permits the channel strip.4I to be secured at a minimum number of points when retained by the L-shaped ange 9 and the channels I9. The conduit 22 is connected by a hose, or other means, to a point exterior of the body to prevent any of the water from collecting therewithin.

In operation, when the window frame and receptacle is mounted on the vehicle at a substantial angle to the vertical, as illustrated in Fig. 3, any water collecting on the window will run into the receptacle between the side I2 and the panel 26. Any Water which may leak at the corners 3| and pass around the Z-member II will be collected with the flange 21 and conducted into the caps 2I and the bottom I3 of the receptacle All of the water forced around the frame or receptacle will be collected by the bottom I3 and will be conducted exteriorly of the vehicle body and will be prevented from dripping within the body.

While I have described and illustrated but a single embodiment oi my invention, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that various changes, omissions, additions and substitutions may be made therein without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention, as set forth in the accompanying claims.

I claim as my invention:

1. A frame and receptacle for a window including, in combination, a panel having a window opening with the metal at the marginal edge of the opening extending inwardly, a U-shaped element supported on said metal with portionsprojecting therebelow, a U-shaped member secured' to the projecting portions of said element to form a box section structure therewith with the bottom extending below said projecting portions, and end caps sealing the ends of said U-shaped member.

2. A frame and receptacle for a Window including, in combination, a panel provided with a window opening, a U-shaped element extending along the top and side of the window opening, and projecting therebelow, a member of U shape forming two sides and a bottom of a receptacle. and secured to said projecting member, an endV cap sealing the two sidesand bottom of said member.

3. A frame and receptacle for a Window including, in combination, a panel provided with a Window opening, an element of angle cross-section extending along the top and sides of the Window opening and projecting therebelow, a panel form- -ing the back, the bottom and a portion of the iront side of the receptacle and secured to said projecting portions, and a regulator panel securable to said receptacle and projecting portions to complete the sideV thereof.

4. A Vframe and receptacle for a Window including, in combination, a panel provided with a window opening, an element of angle cross-section and of inverted U form extending along the top and sides of the window opening and yprojecting therebelow, a panel forming the back, the bottom and a portion of the front side of the receptacle and secured to said projecting portions, a regulator panel securable to said receptacle and projecting portions to complete the front side thereof, the side edges of said panel being anged and extending beyond Ysaid projecting portions to form troughs exteriorly thereof.

5. A frame and receptacle for a window including, in combination, a panel provided with a window opening, an element of angle crosssection extending along the top and sides of the window opening and projecting therebelow, a panel forming the back the bottom and a portion of the front side of the receptacle and secured to said projecting portions, a regulator panel securable to said receptacle and projecting portions to complete the front side thereof, the side edges of said panel being flanged and extending beyond said projecting portions to form troughs exteriorly thereof, and end caps secured to the side edges of said back, bottom and front portions of the first said panel to form closures encompassing said flanges.

6. A frame and receptacle for a Window including, in combination, a panel provided with a Window opening, an element of angle cross-section preformed in the shape of a U and extending along the top and sides of the Window opening and projecting therebelovv, a panel forming the back, the bottom and a portion of the front side of the receptacle and secured to said projecting portion, a removable panel securable to said receptacle and projecting portion to form the complete front side thereof, the sides of said panel being ilanged and extending beyond said projection to form a trough exteriorly thereof, end caps secured to the side edges of said back, bottom and front portions of the rst said panel to form closures encompassing said flanges, and a conductor extending from said receptacle in a position to conduct Water therefrom.

7. A frame and receptacle for a Window including, in combination, a panel provided With a Window opening, a frame element extending along the top and sides of the window opening and projecting therebelow, an element having two sides and a bottom supported on said projecting p0rtions, and a removable panel cooperating with one of said sides in such manner as to conduct water Within said receptacle.

8. A frame and receptacle for a Window including, in combination, a panel provided with a Window opening, a frame element extending along the top and sides of the window opening and projecting therebelow, a U-shaped panel member having one side shorter than the other supported on said projections, and a removable panel mated With said short side to complete the receptacle.

9. A frame and receptacle for a Window including, in combination, a panel provided With a Window opening, a frame element extending along the top and sides of the Window opening and projecting therebelow, a U-shaped panel member having one side shorter than the other supported on said projections, and a removable panel mated With said short side to complete the receptacle and said removable panel having a sealing means With said short side.

10. A frame and receptacle for a Window including, in combination, a panel provided with a Window opening, a frame element extending along the top and sides of the Window opening and projecting therebelow, a U-shaped panel member having one side shorter than the other supported on said projections, a removable panel mated with said short side to complete the receptacle, and sealing means on said removable panel in sealed engagement with said side.

11. A frame and receptacle for a Window including, in combination, a panel provided with a Window opening, a frame element extending along the top and sides of the Window opening and projecting therebelow, a U-shaped panel member having one side shorter than the other supported on said projections, a removable panel mated with said short side to complete the receptacle, and a Window regulating mechanism supported on said removable panel.

12. A frame and receptacle for a Window including, in combination, a panel provided with a Window opening, a frame element extending along the top and sides of the Window opening and projecting therebelow, a U-shaped panel member having one side shorter than the other supported on said projections, a removable panel mated With said short side to complete a receptacle, and sealing means on the longer side in sealed engagement with the panel having the Window opening.

FRED J. WESTROPE.

Referenced by
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US2747923 *Feb 10, 1951May 29, 1956Gen Motors CorpRetractable rear window for an automobile
US4071273 *Dec 17, 1975Jan 31, 1978Daimler-Benz AktiengesellschaftWater discharge, especially for hollow spaces in motor vehicle structures
US4867073 *Mar 17, 1988Sep 19, 1989Acf Industries, Inc.Internal drainage system for hollow member structural assembly and method
Classifications
U.S. Classification49/502, 52/209, 296/154, 296/208
International ClassificationB60J1/18
Cooperative ClassificationB60J1/1861
European ClassificationB60J1/18C2C