Patent Number: 6,170,197

Title: Window regulator mechanism

Abstract: A sash/cam channel member is extruded from a plastic (e.g., thermoplastic) material and includes the same cross section whether the member is used in a sash-type application or a cam-type application. In one embodiment, the sash/cam channel member includes a channel formed therein for receiving a coupling member, which is attached to a moveable arm of the assembly, and a pair of opposing fork members. The windowpane is received between the pair of opposing fork members to produce a frictionally fit therebetween. The inner surfaces of the channel have a low friction layer (coating) formed thereon so that the coupling member slidingly travels within the channel is a near frictionless manner. Similarly, the inner surfaces of the pair of fork members have a high friction layer (coating) disposed thereon for increased gripping and coupling of the windowpane.

Inventors: Tyves; Zinovy (Windsor, CA), Carnaghi; Joseph Frank (Macomb, MI)

Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: E05F 11/38 (20060101); E05F 11/44 (20060101); B60T 001/16 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018