Overhead window assembly for vehicles

  • US 6,019,411 A
  • Filed: 07/17/1997
  • Issued: 02/01/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/11/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An overhead window panel assembly for mounting in the roof area of a vehicle comprising:

  • an overhead window panel having an inner surface, an outer surface, and a shape configured to close an overhead window opening in the roof area of a vehicle;

    an overhead vehicle interior accessory member in the form of at least one of an overhead island accessory, peninsula accessory, centerline accessory and peripheral accessory on said overhead window panel, said accessory member having an attaching surface, said attaching surface secured to said inner surface of said overhead window panel;

    said attaching surface of said overhead vehicle interior accessory member being bonded to said inner surface of said overhead window panel by an adhesive, said adhesive providing a sufficiently strong bond to withstand localized static and dynamic loads acting on said accessory member without failing and being selected from the group consisting of single-component adhesives, multi-component adhesives, chemically activated adhesives, thermally activated adhesives, moisture-curable adhesives, thermoplastic adhesives, and thermoset adhesives;

    said overhead vehicle interior accessory member comprising a console and being pre-attached to said inner surface of said overhead window panel prior to installation in the roof area of the vehicle.

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