The Window Shield™ is designed to act as a temporary window while car owners wait for a replacement window. Drivers are often unable to immediately replace a broken window, leaving a vehicle interior vulnerable to weather damage. Interior damage resulting from a broken window left unattended can cost several times more than window repair alone. Conventional methods relying on duct tape and plastic garbage bags are unreliable and can cause additional damage. For example, duct tape can cause severe damage to vehicle paint.
The Window Shield™ uses hooks and loops as a fastening mechanism, which is easier on the car’s paint and allows for easy attaching and detaching. The product is made from 4-gauge clear vinyl, which allows the driver to see through it, ultimately eliminating obstruction of view. The Window Shield™ is the best temporary replacement for a broken window.
PRODUCT FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Transparent Material
- Eliminates Obstruction of View
- Easy Installation
- Low Cost to Manufacture
- Won’t Damage Car Paint
Embodiments of the technique disclosed herein can provide a covering for a damaged window of automotive door. A window repair apparatus containing a substantially quadrangular sheet of transparent material can be used for covering an automobile window. A size of the quadrangular sheet can range, for example, from approximately 1.3 to approximately 1.5 times of the size of the window section of automotive door frame.
The sheet of transparent material has a top edge, a bottom edge, a leading edge, and a trailing edge. The sheet of transparent material includes a plurality of holes along the top edge, leading edge, and trailing edge. Dimensions of the sheet of transparent material can exceed dimensions of a window section of a door frame of an automobile. Dimensions of the sheet of transparent material include a length of a top edge, a length of a bottom edge, a length of a leading edge, and a length of a trailing edge. In an embodiment, dimensions of the sheet of transparent material are less than twice the dimensions of a window section of a door frame of an automobile. An area of the sheet of transparent material can exceed an area of a window section of the door frame. For example, the sheet of transparent material can cover a portion of a first side of the door frame and a top edge, leading edge, and trailing edge of the transparent material can wrap around to an opposite side of the door frame. Dimensions of the sheet of transparent material may not exceed twice the length of dimensions of the door frame. For example, the leading edge, the trailing edge, and the top edge may not overlap if the transparent sheet is wrapped around the window section of the door frame.
The transparent sheet has a slit in the corner for allowing the insertion of a side view mirror. The window repair apparatus has pair of detachable fasteners, one with hooks and the other with loops as a fastening mechanism. The window repair apparatus also has a group of detachable fasteners, one group has hooks and the other group has loops as a fastening mechanism.
The detachable fastener with hooks fastening mechanism is attached to the bottom edge of the transparent sheet using adhesive material and the other detachable fastener with loops fastening mechanism is attached to the outer side of the door frame slightly below the window section of the door frame. The transparent sheet is held in place by lining up with the slit in the corner of the sheet to insert the side view mirror and then lining up the fastener attached to the bottom edge of the transparent sheet to the fastener mounted on the door and pressing it snug fit to interlock the fasteners by hook-and-loop fastening mechanism to secure the transparent sheet onto the door frame. The leading edge, and trailing edge are wrapped around the window section and tied up together with the fasteners onto the inside of the window section of the door frame. The top edge of the transparent sheet is wrapped over the top of the window section frame and tied up vertically using fasteners to the interlocked fasteners horizontally tying up wrapped leading and trailing edges of the transparent sheet.
- 4-Gauge Clear Vinyl
- Double-Sided Heavy-Duty Tape
The Window Shield™ is covered by United States Utility Patent: 10,414,249
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