Window carrier assembly for automotive window regulator

  • US 7,908,795 B2
  • Filed: 03/27/2007
  • Issued: 03/22/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/27/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A carrier assembly for an automotive window regulator that uses at least one generally vertically extending guide channel and being driven by a cable to raise and lower a window panel between opened and closed positions, the carrier assembly comprising,a carrier body formed of a polymeric molded material and forming a channel for receiving the guide channel to allow the carrier body to move along the guide channel, and a cable mounting pocket formed to engage a pair of ends of the cable, and wherein the cable pocket forms a center section, a pair of intermediate sections extending from the center section and a pair of cable passages extending from the intermediate sections, the cross-sectional width of the sections decreasing from the center section to the intermediate sections and from the intermediate sections to the cable passages, each of the pair of ends of the cable having a button and a coil spring butting against the button, the cable ends mountable within the cable pocket such that the buttons are received by the center section and the coil springs are trapped within the intermediate sections between the buttons and the carrier body.

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