Snap-fit sliding window assembly

  • US 5,799,449 A
  • Filed: 09/26/1996
  • Issued: 09/01/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/26/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A modular window assembly comprising, in combination:

  • a frame subassembly defining at least a primary aperture and comprisingat least one fixed pane having a perimeter,a pair of substantially parallel, spaced, elongate appliques, anda circumferentially extending molded plastic cover integrating the appliques and the fixed pane at least in part by surface bonding; and

    a sliding pane subassembly comprisinga sliding pane having a peripheral edge, anda generally horizontal run channel member forming a generally U-shaped run channel slidingly receiving the sliding pane;

    wherein the sliding pane subassembly has a snap-fit with the frame subassembly and the sliding pane is slidable from a closed position to an open position in which at least a portion of the primary aperture is open.

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