Patent 5768827 Issued on June 23, 1998. Estimated Expiration Date: April 30, 2017. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
A vehicle window guard to keep pets safely within an automotive vehicle comprising an outer frame, at least one horizontal bar, a plurality of vertical bars wherein a number of the interior vertical bars extend past the top of the outer frame and then bend at an angle of approximately ninety degrees away from the outer frame to a point where they again bend upward at an approximate angle of ninety degrees and join with a single horizontal top bar, and the same vertical interior bars extend out away from the frame at an angle of approximately ninety degrees and join with a single horizontal bottom bar. The bent portions of the horizontal members are adapted to be inserted into the top of the vehicle window where the top of the vehicle window frame engages the horizontal portion of the bent bars and the window is rolled up to engage the bottom horizontal portion of the bent bars. The final vertical sections at the top cause the apparatus to be firmly held in place when pressure is applied from the inside. The horizontal members and vertical members provide a plurality of spaces sufficiently small to prevent animals from exiting the vehicle or from getting caught in the openings.