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Door Seal

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000190538D
Publication Date: 2009-Dec-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 731K

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Abstract

A door seal is provided that protects the seal from damage caused by door seal attachment staples. Currently, staples are used to help attach door seals to the door. Such staples are exposed, potentially causing damage to the seal in its compressed state (see Fig. A). This invention adds a channel on the stapled surface that provides for the top of the staple to be recessed into the base of the door seal (see Fig B). Consequently, when the door seal is compressed, the door seal "bulb" does not rub on the staple, causing damage. A weather seal comprising one or more "staple channels" that provides for a recess that a staple head will be recessed into the weather seal surface. A "staple channel" that prevents rubbing on and damage of the weather seal "bulb" by an exposed staple.

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2009-027

Title of Invention

Door Seal

Description of Invention

    A door seal is provided that protects the seal from damage caused by door seal attachment staples. Currently, staples are used to help attach door seals to the door. Such staples are exposed, potentially causing damage to the seal in its compressed state (see Fig. A). This invention adds a channel on the stapled surface that provides for the top of the staple to be recessed into the base of the door seal (see Fig B). Consequently, when the door seal is compressed, the door seal "bulb" does not rub on the staple, causing damage.

Unique Features

1. A weather seal comprising one or more "staple channels" that provides for a recess that a staple head will be recessed into the weather seal surface.

2. A "staple channel" that prevents rubbing on and damage of the weather seal "bulb" by an exposed staple.

Diagram

Fig. A Fig. B

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