US 11,655,658 B2
Shower door guide assembly
Thomas Simek, Winston-Salem, NC (US)
Assigned to LIBERTY HARDWARE MFG. CORP., Winston-Salem, NC (US)
Filed by LIBERTY HARDWARE MFG. CORP., Winston-Salem, NC (US)
Filed on Mar. 4, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/192,015.
Prior Publication US 2022/0282542 A1, Sep. 8, 2022
Int. Cl. E05D 15/06 (2006.01); A47K 3/34 (2006.01)
CPC E05D 15/0656 (2013.01) [A47K 3/34 (2013.01); E05D 15/063 (2013.01); E05D 15/0652 (2013.01); E05Y 2201/684 (2013.01); E05Y 2201/688 (2013.01); E05Y 2900/114 (2013.01)] 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A guide assembly comprising:
a bracket sized to be fastened to a shower door opening, the bracket having a first lengthwise retainer extending in a lengthwise direction; and
a guide with a second lengthwise retainer extending in the lengthwise direction, the second lengthwise retainer sized to be installed to the first lengthwise retainer by lengthwise translation, and the second lengthwise retainer being sized to be retained by the first lengthwise retainer of the bracket, the guide having at least one channel formed therein and sized to receive a shower door pane within the channel for translation of the shower door pane relative to the guide; and
wherein the first lengthwise retainer and the second lengthwise retainer further comprise a tapered key extending in the lengthwise direction, and a body portion with a tapered keyway extending in the lengthwise direction to retain the guide upon the bracket.