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Added utility automotive glazing

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Barry W. Hutzel

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A vehicular window system includes a window assembly that is adapted to be mounted in an opening of a vehicle. The window assembly includes at least one window panel and a mounting member, which is fixedly attached to a surface of the window panel. The window assembly further preferably includes an attachment member, which is attached to the mounting member.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a rear perspective view of a vehicle incorporating mounts for shelf brackets into a window vehicle glazing;

FIG. 1A is a cross-section view taken along line

1A—

1A of FIG. 1;

FIG. 1B is a cross-sectional view taken along line

1B—

1B of FIG. 1;

FIG. 2 is a similar view to FIG. 1 illustrating multiple shelf brackets incorporated into the window vehicle panels which support a plurality of shelf components;

FIG. 3 is a rear perspective view of a vehicle incorporating a module into a window opening;

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the window opening of FIG. 3 with the module removed;

FIG. 5 is an exploded perspective view of the module of FIG. 3 with a large storage compartment;

FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a second embodiment of the module incorporating a plurality of drawers;

FIG. 7 is a perspective view of a pet storage module;

FIG. 8 is a perspective view of another embodiment of the storage module of the present invention incorporating a work space and storage space accessible exteriorly of the vehicle;

FIG. 9 is a perspective view of an interior module which includes a storage space and which incorporates a plurality of accessories;

FIG. 10 is a perspective view of a multi-purpose storage module which is incorporated into a rear window opening of a vehicle;

FIG. 11 is a perspective view of another module which is pivotally mounted to rear window opening of a vehicle, which incorporates an entertainment component;

FIG. 12 illustrates yet another embodiment of a module incorporated into a rear window opening of a vehicle which includes one or more solar panels for an alternative power resource;

FIG. 13 is another embodiment of a vehicle window glazing incorporating mounting members, which in an illustrated embodiment provide mounting surfaces for ski holders;

FIG. 14 is another embodiment of a holder which may be mounted to the mounting members of FIG. 13; and

FIG. 15 is an enlarged view of the mounting members incorporated into a window panel.

Claims

1. A vehicular window system comprising:

2. The vehicle window system according to claim 1, wherein said mounting member is adhered to said window panel.

3. The vehicle window system according to claim 1, wherein said mounting member is provided at an inner side of said window panel when said window panel is mounted in a vehicle.

4. The vehicle window system according to claim 3, wherein said attachment member comprises a shelf mounting member.

5. The vehicle window system according to claim 1, wherein said mounting member comprises a plurality of mounting members.

6. The vehicular window system according to claim 1, wherein and said polymeric member attaches said mounting member to an exterior side of said window panel.

7. The vehicular window system according to claim 6, wherein said polymeric member comprises a molded polymeric member, said molded polymeric member molded onto said exterior side of said panel.

8. The vehicular window system according to claim 6, wherein said window panel comprises a glass panel.

9. The vehicular window system according to claim 6, wherein said polymeric member at least partially surrounds said mounting member.

10. The vehicular window system according to claim 6, wherein said mounting member is offset from said exterior side of said window panel.

11. The vehicular window system according to claim 6, wherein said mounting member contacts said exterior side of said window panel.

12. The vehicular window system according to claim 6, wherein said mounting member is adhered to said exterior side of said window panel.

13. The vehicular window system according to claim 1, wherein said mounting member is mounted to an exterior side of said window panel when said window panel is mounted in a vehicle.

14. The vehicular window system according to claim 13, wherein said attachment member comprises a holder.

15. The vehicular window system according to claim 14, wherein said holder comprises a ski holder.