08056287 is referenced by 9 patents and cites 33 patents.

A pile weatherstrip has a pile of yarn ultrasonically welded to a backing strip inside a channel defined by flanges, called pile directors, which direct the pile perpendicularly with respect to the backing. A film provides a covering for the pile and is releasably attached to the flanges on the outside thereof. The covering film may have perforations therein which are located adjacent to the flanges near the upper ends of the flanges. Alternatively, a weak ultrasonic weld of the covering to the flanges, such as made at much lower energy than used to weld the pile and the backing together, provides a releasable attachment for the covering. The covering protects the pile, for example during installation in a frame which may be painted after the weatherstrip is installed. The covering can be released by being pulled off the pile director flanges after installation and painting.

Title
Weatherstrip with releasable protective covering
Application Number
11/800559
Publication Number
8056287 (B2)
Application Date
May 7, 2007
Publication Date
November 15, 2011
Inventor
Alan J DeMello
Newmarket
NH, US
Agent
Bond Schoeneck & King
David B Woycechowsky
George R McGuire
Assignee
Ultrafab
NY, US
IPC
E06B 7/16
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