US 10,889,171 B2
Vehicle door assembly with weatherstrip and methods of use and manufacture thereof
Steven R. Thiele, Marysville, OH (US); Jacob I. Wasser, Delaware, OH (US); James P. Guitar, Prospect, OH (US); Chase A. Reynolds, Marysville, OH (US); Ian Z. O'Keefe, Dublin, OH (US); Sam R. McCrary, Prospect, OH (US); Jordan T. Coiro, Marysville, OH (US); and Nigel W. Williams, Raymond, OH (US)
Assigned to HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)
Filed by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Oct. 5, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/152,745.
Prior Publication US 2020/0108703 A1, Apr. 9, 2020
Int. Cl. B60J 10/75 (2016.01); B60J 10/22 (2016.01); B60J 10/32 (2016.01)
CPC B60J 10/75 (2016.02) [B60J 10/22 (2016.02); B60J 10/32 (2016.02)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An assembly for use in a vehicle door, the assembly comprising:
a weatherstrip that includes a mounting member that extends along a length axis of the weatherstrip, the mounting member including a side wall that extends along the length axis,
the side wall includes a weatherstrip datum formation;
an end cap covering the weatherstrip datum formation and a portion of the side wall that is adjacent to the mounting member; and
a door flange that is configured to integrate with an inner door panel, the door flange includes a flange datum formation,
the weatherstrip datum formation engages the flange datum formation so as to position the weatherstrip relative to the door flange, and
the end cap covers the flange datum formation and engages the door flange.