US 11,654,760 B2
Seal structure of vehicle opening
Akitoshi Shoji, Kariya (JP)
Assigned to Aisin Corporation, Aichi (JP)
Filed by AISIN CORPORATION, Kariya (JP)
Filed on Dec. 9, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/116,323.
Claims priority of application No. JP2019-234610 (JP), filed on Dec. 25, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2021/0197652 A1, Jul. 1, 2021
Int. Cl. B60J 10/90 (2016.01); B60J 10/27 (2016.01); B60J 10/15 (2016.01); B60J 10/23 (2016.01); B60J 10/30 (2016.01); B60J 10/82 (2016.01); B60J 10/24 (2016.01); B60J 10/86 (2016.01); B60J 10/248 (2016.01)
CPC B60J 10/90 (2016.02) [B60J 10/15 (2016.02); B60J 10/27 (2016.02); B60J 10/2335 (2016.02); B60J 10/24 (2016.02); B60J 10/248 (2016.02); B60J 10/30 (2016.02); B60J 10/82 (2016.02); B60J 10/86 (2016.02)] 8 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A seal structure of a vehicle opening being applied to a vehicle including a vehicle body that includes an opening, and a closing body that closes the opening, the seal structure of a vehicle opening comprising:
a flange extending along an opening edge of the opening; and
a weather strip that includes a holding groove into which the flange is inserted, and blocks a gap generated between the vehicle body and the closing body, wherein
a tip of the flange includes a plurality of notches and at least one projection disposed along an extending direction of the flange,
the at least one projection is disposed along the flange in-between a respective adjacent pair of the notches,
each of the notches extends downwards from an upper end of the tip of the flange and defines an open space along the upper end of the tip of the flange,
the weather strip includes an inner wall and an outer wall facing each other across the holding groove, and a plurality of connection walls that connect the inner wall and the outer wall in a position corresponding to the plurality of notches,
the holding groove includes at least one projection-receiving portion,
the at least one projection-receiving portion is disposed in-between a respective adjacent pair of the connection walls,
the at least one projection-receiving portion receives the at least one of projection, and
each of the connection walls is disposed in a respective one of the notches.
 
6. The seal structure of a vehicle opening according to claim 1, wherein
the at least one projection comprises a plurality of projections,
the at least one projection receiving portion comprises a plurality of projection receiving portions,
each of the projection receiving portions is disposed in-between the respective adjacent pair of the connection walls, and
each of the projection receiving portions receives a respective one of the projections.