Patent Number: 9,970,226

Title: Vehicle window assembly

Abstract: A window assembly is disclosed for a vehicle having a window regulator rail and a window carrier configured to shift along the window regulator rail. The window assembly includes a glass panel having a mounting end and a clip assembly fixed to the mounting end of the glass panel. The clip assembly is configured to be fixed to the window carrier and includes a clip body defined by a first end configured to engage the window carrier and an opposing second end defining a channel. The clip assembly also includes a retainer arranged in the channel and configured to accept and position the glass panel mounting end inside the channel. The clip assembly additionally includes an adhesive configured to fill the channel and cure therein after the mounting end of the glass panel has been positioned inside the channel. A vehicle door having such a window assembly is also disclosed.

Inventors: Stewart; Patrick N. (Macomb, MI), Costigan; Terrence P. (Fenton, MI)

Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC

International Classification: B60J 1/16 (20060101); E05D 15/16 (20060101); E05F 15/689 (20150101); B60J 1/00 (20060101); B60J 1/17 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-05-15 0:00:00