Sealing gasket for mounting around a motor vehicle door that presents at least one corner having a small radius of curvature

  • US 7,121,046 B2
  • Filed: 04/08/2004
  • Issued: 10/17/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/11/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A sealing gasket for mounting around a motor vehicle door presenting at least one corner of small radius of curvature, the gasket being mounted directly on its support without being subjected to any specific localized treatment operation in a support corner of small radius of curvature, and comprising at least a flexible or semi-rigid fixing portion fixed by adhesive to its support and an elastically-deformable tubular portion for providing sealing, wherein the elastically-deformable portion of the gasket is given a shape extending from its fixing portion that is generally triangular, being defined by two lateral pillars which between them form an angle of about 10°

  • to 80°

    , and which are united by an arch, said angle being defined using two straight lines passing substantially through the middles of the two lateral pillars at ⅖

    ths and at ⅘

    ths of the total height of the gasket measured from its fixing portion, the gasket having a uniform cross section along its length.

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