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7642481 Apparatus and method for forming corrugated members  
An apparatus and method for forming a stringer are provided. The stringer generally includes a web having a desired corrugated configuration and first and second flanges welded to opposite edges...
7640664 Process for manufacturing wood-based composite panel with reduced top surface edge flare  
The present invention provides a wood-based composite panel that is not susceptible to top surface edge swell, and methods of making the panel.
7640711 Interlocking continuous roof assembly and method for wind resistant roofing  
An Interlocking Continuous Roof Assembly and Method for Wind Resistant Roofing is presented, whereby continuous double lock seams are used exclusively to join panels together. This roof...
7637137 Press forming method of formed member with flange  
A press forming method which can prevent a stretch-flange crack while using conventional press forming equipment at a time of press forming a formed member with flange includes steps of...
7627921 Girder system employing bent steel plating  
A structural support system employs a modified inverted box girder design for improved performance and ease of fabrication. Each girder of a series of girders is formed with an upper flange...
7624488 One-piece barrel assembly cart  
A one-piece barrel assembly cart includes a right assembly cart base connected with a left assembly cart base and at least three stabilizer rings that are attached to the assembly cart base. The...
7621049 Method for the production of a connection flange  
A method for the production of an annular connection flange includes producing the annular connection flange from an element in the form of a circular ring. The element in the form of a circular...
7621099 Rotational method for welding beam-mount structure to the side(s) of a column  
A method and related apparatus for precision deploy-attaching beam-mount structure to the outside of an elongate column at plural, defined attachment sites that are distributed and spaced along...
7621053 Assembly apparatus  
An assembly apparatus for assembling components including a work surface, a laser projector, a computer controlling the laser projector to protect a laser image on the work surface, and an ejector...
7614271 Preform, hydroforming method, and hydroformed product  
A preform with edges overlapped and jointed each other and first and second outer members for forming outer surfaces of a hydroformed product, and reinforcement members that are jointed to the...
7614151 Method of securing a bracket to a frame assembly  
A frame assembly is manufacturing by initially providing first and second brackets. The brackets are provided by initially providing a closed channel structural member and deforming the closed...
7610681 Window component stock indexing  
A stock supply station for use in a insulated glass unit component production line includes a plurality of rotatable sheet stock coils, an indexing mechanism, and an uncoiling mechanism. The...
7610669 Method for producing an integrated monolithic aluminum structure and aluminum product machined from that structure  
A method for producing an integrated monolithic aluminum structure, including the steps of: (a) providing an aluminum alloy plate from an aluminum alloy with a predetermined thickness (y), (b)...
7607210 Method and machine for the production of reinforcement and dowel side frames for concrete reinforcement from wire or rod or other material of prismatic cross section  
According to the method, the transversal wire or rebar to be formed (1) and the longitudinal wires or rebars or other material of prismatic cross section (2), (3) are fed to the main forming and...
7600319 Method of making an electromagnetic interference shielded panel  
An electromagnetic interference shielded panel and method of manufacture. The panel includes one or more frame members having a rib adapted to provide sacrificial material when a first skin member...
7596843 Rotating internal support apparatus and method for large hollow structures  
A rotating internal support for a large hollow structure can include a rigid central truss and two or more annular disks coupled to the truss by support arms. The annular disks can be axially...
7596861 Apparatus for manufacturing a vehicular body panel  
A vehicular body panel or component part having a reinforcing backing plate reconciled or joined to a part of a blank material at a position wherein a bending formation is implemented. The backing...
7594331 Method of production of joining profiles for structural members  
A method for forming a joining profile in a structural member comprises providing an assembly having a base member, a forming body and a pair of side anvils having profiles formed therewithin. The...
7584540 Method of constructing formwork and an element for casting concrete components  
A concrete component firstly includes arranging on a casting substrate, a plurality of elongate casting elements to define the outline of the component to be cast. A plurality of wall portions are...
7582349 Morphing cellular structure  
The present invention relates to a morphing cellular structure. The morphing cellular structure comprises a group of unit cells with each unit cell configured to have a cellular geometry. The...
7578473 Rib for aircraft wing and methods for the manufacture thereof  
There is provided a method of manufacturing a rib for an aircraft wing, the method comprising providing a billet of material for forming the rib, machining away material from all sides of the...
7578060 Method of manufacturing a vehicle frame assembly  
A vehicular frame assembly is manufactured by initially providing a vehicular frame assembly that is formed from a plurality of structural members, each having an inherent torsional rigidity....
7578044 Coordination hole apparatus and methods of use  
Apparatus and methods for use are disclosed for coordinating a hole of one part with a hole of another part. The apparatus may include a base member, a pin member defined by a slot having a first...
7574801 Single set geometry method for assembly of a vehicle  
An improved method of manufacturing an assembly comprising at least two components. Assembly components are attached together to form a combined assembly. The combined assembly is engaged by a...
7575244 Structural I-beam automotive suspension arm  
A vehicular suspension arm, comprises an upper sheet metal stamped component with a first outer face and a first inner face, and a first central web portion with two opposites sides and first...
7574800 Convertible vehicle uni-body having an internal supplemental support structure  
A vehicle body includes an underbody having one or more underbody bolting flanges attached thereto, with each underbody bolting flange being adapted for bolted attachment to a mating bodyside...
7568286 Method of forming a tubular axle  
A method of forming an axle assembly having a hollow member. A hollow member such as a cylindrical tube is formed into a polygonal cross-section having an end portion. Bulkheads maybe located into...
7562905 Subframe for a vehicle and a method for its manufacture  
A square shaped sub-frame for a vehicle manufactured from an especially designed aluminium profile (1). The profile comprises a first and a second channel (11, 13) separated by an intervening...
7563335 Method of forming a housing of a vehicle occupant protection apparatus  
A method of forming a dual chamber seamless tube (64) includes providing a slug of steel (56) and cold working a first end (70) of the slug (56) to form a first chamber (114) and cold working a...
7562453 Confinement fence structure for climbing animals and its associated methods of construction and installation  
A fencing system for confining climbing animals. The fencing system uses a plurality of vertical posts that are set in place along a fence line. Arch support brackets are provided that attach to...
7559147 Portable wall framing fixture and method  
The present invention relates to a portable framing fixture for fabricating wall frames. Pneumatically controlled clamping mechanisms retain and locate various components of a frame wall. Spring...
7556293 Telescoping steering column assembly and method of manufacturing the assembly  
A telescoping steering column assembly and method of manufacturing the assembly are disclosed. The assembly includes an outer jacket defining at least one hole and a central axis. An inner jacket...
7556273 Control arm structure for wheel suspensions of motor vehicles, and method of making such a control arm structure  
In a method of making a control arm for a wheel suspension of a motor vehicle a blank of steel material having a tensile strength of at least 800 MPa is shaped, using a sheet metal forming...
7552535 Method of forming hydroformed member with opening  
A method for manufacturing a hydroforming member includes the step of providing a blank (10). The blank (10) is defined by blank wall (16). The blank (10) is placed in a die assembly (14) having a...
7549657 Method of making a wheel support knuckle and trailing arm  
A wheel support knuckle and trailing arm assembly that is attached to a toe link of a vehicle suspension system. The trailing arm assembly is formed by a blade member and a reinforcement member....
7543384 Method of making a variable thickness member for a vehicle  
A variable thickness member for a vehicle includes a first portion having a first thickness and a second portion extending from the first portion having a second thickness. The first thickness is...
7540085 Method of constructing a cargo body utilizing a plurality of panels  
A method of constructing a cargo body, including providing a first cargo body panel having a main portion with a thickness and providing a second cargo body panel. Further, forming a post portion...
7536765 Method of fastening a cross-member to an arm and a semi-rigid axle made by the method  
Process for fabricating an axle that includes a cross-member and arms which are assembled to extremities of the cross-member, wherein the process includes forming a cross-member, forming at least...
7516529 Method for producing in situ metallic foam components  
Disclosed is a method for producing a complex composite metal structure having a metallic foam substrate. A sheet metal structure is provided having a metallic foam precursor formed of metallic...
7516585 Grid tee for suspension ceiling  
In one embodiment, a roll formed sheet metal tee for grid type suspended ceilings with the face of its flange integral with the stem and the layers of the stem fixed together for improved...
7509740 Method of manufacturing a wing  
A method and apparatus for manufacturing wings includes a fixture that holds wing panels for drilling and edge trimming by accurate numerically controlled machine tools using original numerical...
7506444 Vehicle suspension control arm and method  
A control arm for vehicle suspension systems has first and second rigid arm plates having first and second apertures extend laterally through opposing faces of the body adjacent opposite ends...
7503116 Continuous process for producing a shaped steel member  
A continuous process for producing a shaped metal member from a feedstock comprising a flat web of metal includes a roll-forming station for shaping the web, a cutting station for cutting the...
7503601 B-shaped beam with radiused face but recessed center  
A B-shaped tubular reinforcement beam for vehicle bumper systems has a constant B section and longitudinal sweep. The tubular beam has a vertical cross section defining at least first and second...
7503623 Metal frame made up of the union of a plurality of extruded elements, and method for its fabrication  
A metal frame made up of a plurality of linear bars, which have a constant cross section, are obtained by extrusion, and are joined to one another by means of welding at structural nodes defined...
7494165 Method of making bumper system using thermoformed component  
A bumper system includes a tubular beam (21) and a thermoformed energy absorber with crush boxes (23) formed into a base flange, such as by vacuum or thermal forming processes. The crush boxes...
7490393 Semi-automatic method of reconditioning an articulated connector  
A semi-automatic method for reconditioning an articulated connector while it is still mounted to the end structure of a rail car is disclosed. The female connector is mounted to a fixture and...
7490407 Method of patterning wall and phosphor well matrix utilizing glass  
A method of fabricating a support structure. In one embodiment, the method is comprised of forming a layer of material into the support structure. The layer of material is adapted to be attached...
7487591 Method of constructing a fire-resistant frame assembly  
Fire resistant door, glazing, and mullion frames include intumescent material at least partially embedded in the frame adjacent the door or glazing. Trim materials are positioned over the...
7484298 Method for forming a complex-shaped tubular structure  
A method is provided for forming a complexly-shaped tubular structure such as a tapered pillar or other structure for a vehicle body. A sheet metal blank having a longitudinal axis is rolled about...