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7284358 Methods of manufacturing bearing brace apparatus  
The present invention is directed to a brace apparatus having a core member configured to absorb energy generated by seismic or other forces by undergoing plastic deformation. A buckling...
7275296 Method for forming a frame assembly  
A frame assembly for a motor vehicle includes a tubular frame and a support tube. The tubular frame includes a first portion connected to a second portion. The first and second portions define a...
7272890 Method for producing a wiper arm  
A wiper arm (10), in particular for a wiper apparatus of a motor vehicle, having at least one joint part (12) and/or one fastening part (18) with a base (30) is proposed, from which at least one...
7269900 Method for assembling a plurality of vehicle body types  
A production organizing method and a method and apparatus for assembling vehicle body are provided. The production line organizing method comprises the steps of classifying all parts for all types...
7269901 Method of manufacturing a frame  
An apparatus and methods of use thereof are provided for improved manufacturing of window and door frames. In particular, the present invention provides an apparatus that can improve efficiency...
7267348 Vehicular suspension systems  
A vehicular suspension system has a hanger to attach beneath a vehicle, a rocker pivoted at a first end to the hanger and attached proximate a second end to an axle, a shock absorber extending...
7263754 Truck sleeper  
A truck cab and sleeper unit are extended using a preferred stepped aerodynamic roof which at a first ceiling level corresponds to the original sleeper unit ceiling height, and which at a second...
7261307 Suspension arm  
A suspension arm made of an aluminum alloy extruded profile having a portion forming a bottom portion, portions forming at least two vertical walls, and a horizontal rib which connects the two...
7257894 Process for making a panel with a protected acoustic damping layer  
A process for the production of a panel with a protective acoustic damping layer. The protective layer includes at least one porous core covered, on the one side, with a porous acoustic damping...
7257982 Apparatus for forming a beam member used as a torsion beam for the rear wheel suspension of an automobile  
An apparatus for forming a beam member for a torsion beam in a rear wheel suspension system of an automobile wherein said apparatus includes top and bottom dies for forming a U-shaped or V-shaped...
7257932 Light weight building material  
The present invention relates to a light weight building material (1) for structural work. The light weight building material (1) comprises at least three walls, a first wall (11), a second wall...
7257873 Method for manufacturing hand guards  
The present invention addresses an ATV clamp assembly. The clamp assembly includes a central body having a handlebar leg and a hand guard leg, a handlebar clamp pivotally connected to the...
7249415 Method of forming members for sealing or baffling  
There is disclosed a member for sealing, baffling and/or reinforcing components of an automotive vehicle. The assembly generally includes a carrier, an expandable material and at least one fastener.
7241352 Insulating unitless window sash  
An insulating unitless window sash includes a sash frame made of four linear sash members having their mitered edges joined together. Each of the sash members in cross section includes a...
7231717 Method of assembling a door  
A method of assembling of a door comprising the steps of providing a door inner panel having an outer face and an inner face, at least one functional component of the door, an anti intrusion beam...
7229113 Structural assembly for vehicles and method of making same  
A structural assembly for a vehicle and method of making same includes a hydroformed tubular member extending axially, a reinforcement disposed within and generally perpendicular to an axis of the...
7225543 Connector for structural sandwich plate members  
A connecting member for structural sandwich plate members comprises a prismatic metal body having one, or preferably two, tapered edges which provide landing surfaces and weld preparations for the...
7225522 Method for producing rack and pinion gear yoke assembly  
A method for producing a yoke assembly (306, 406, 506, 606) adapted for use in a rack and pinion steering gear assembly (10) for a vehicle includes providing a yoke housing (302, 402, 502, 602),...
7225541 Method for producing hollow rack bar  
A method for forging a rack bar from a blank pipe. Prior to the rack forging process, a blank pipe is subjected to a process for obtaining an adjustment of a cross-sectional shape of the blank...
7225542 Vehicle body compartment lid method of manufacturing  
A vehicle body compartment lid includes a unitary, one-piece panel. The panel has both an inner panel portion and an outer panel portion, and is bent or folded such that the inner panel portion...
7216429 Methods for replacement of a slotted tail rotor blade pitch horn  
A tail rotor assembly includes a slotted pitch horn which replaces a production non-replaceable pitch horn. A slot is cut along a leading edge of each pitch control horn and a chordwise cut is...
7210228 Method of manufacturing a flat wiper blade assembly  
A heavy-duty flat wiper blade assembly has a wiper element and an extruded metallic frame. The frame has a bottom channel with a slot traversing its length in which the wiper element is...
7210190 Wiping device  
A wiping device particularly for motor vehicles includes a wiper blade formed of a wiper rubber with two longitudinal grooves arranged opposite each other and a supporting element in the form of...
7204498 Twist-beam axle for the rear suspension of a motor vehicle and method for its production  
The twist-beam axle (10) comprises a central cross-member (11) compliant to torsion and a pair of trailing arms (12) fixed to side end portions (11a) of the cross-member (11) for articulated...
7197824 Cross member for vehicle bumper bar and method for making same  
A two step system or stage is provided to manufacturer a bumper of “B” shape cross section including a roll forming-welding stage where a straight cross member of a length to mount on the front or...
7194804 Method of forming a hydroform  
A reinforced hydroform member having an outer structural member reinforced by a structural foam supported by the outer structural member. The structural foam extends along at least a portion of...
7181823 Method for manufacturing integrated bicycle crank arm and spider assembly and the crank arm and spider assembly made thereby  
A method for manufacturing a crank arm and spider assembly includes the following steps: (1) providing a blank; (2) shaping the blank to form a crank billet comprising an elongate body having a...
7181846 Method of manufacturing a combined driveshaft tube and yoke assembly  
A method for manufacturing a combined driveshaft tube and yoke assembly includes the initial step of orienting a first component having a first wall thickness and a second component having a...
7178240 Method for molding bicycle tube  
This invention relates to a method for molding a bicycle tube and the method comprises the following steps: first, providing a tube and then controlling thickness of the tube by a drawing and...
7162799 Method for manufacturing an item  
A method for notifying installers 14–22 of the existence, type, and location of a portion 26 of an item within an assembly line 10. The notification allows the installers 14–22 to respectively...
7159434 Method of manufacturing torsion bar for vehicle steering device and torsion bar  
A method of manufacturing a torsion bar includes a first shaping step of reducing a diameter of a round bar steel material according to cold drawing work so as to have a hardness including an...
7155797 Continuous manufacturing system for composite aluminum panels  
A continuous manufacturing system for composite aluminum panels comprises a continuous expanding device for expanding a raw material of a core and a main body of a continuous manufacturing system...
7146732 Roof module and method of producing a roof module  
A roof module comprises an outer shell and a foamed inner shell. The outer shell has a rim including an edge of cut and the inner shell extends as far as on the edge of cut. There is also proposed...
7143514 Method 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...
7140108 Method of designing device  
Provided is a method of designing a device, comprising the steps of determining a disposing process for each component of the device, the disposing process being selectable from a melting process,...
7140530 Method for joining axle components  
A method of joining two vehicle axle housing components made from the same or dissimilar materials includes providing a first axle housing component, and providing a second axle housing component,...
7140100 Truss fabrication system with walk-through splicing  
A truss fabrication system and method for use in fabricating trusses has a truss set-up table and a gantry movable relative to the truss set-up table for pressing connector plates into truss...
7137200 Method of constructing a buoy  
Buoys are used for mooring purposes and as navigational marks. An embodiment of the invention is be explained in relation to catenary anchor leg mooring (CALM) buoys. Conventional CALM buoys...
7137201 Method and apparatus for the production of locally reinforced sheet-metal mouldings and products made thereby  
A method and apparatus is provided for the production of locally reinforced drawn parts, in which the basic sheet of the structural part, in the flat or only preformed state, is connected in a...
7137202 Assembling composite structures  
Apparatus and a method for assembly of panels into a composite structure are provided. The structure includes a form jig (1) having form boards (3, 4, 5) defining forming edges (6, 7, 8) against...
7127816 Method of permanently joining first and second metallic components  
A pair of metallic components, such as a pair of metallic structural components for a vehicular body and frame assembly, are permanently joined using a magnetic pulse welding process. Initially, a...
7124490 Joining of two components in a hot forming process  
A bushing can be anchored in a sheet steel blank for a cross beam for a vehicle chassis by inserting the bushing into a hole precisely provided in the steel blank, hot forming the steel blank in a...
7121586 Method of joining closed section members between frame modules  
A frame assembly for a motor vehicle comprises a forward module and a rearward module. The forward module comprises a pair of forward side rail portions, which are interconnected by a cross...
7121004 Method of fabricating security door  
A security door for a gate or building opening is formed of a metal frame that defines a pair of hollow stile frame members and upper and lower hollow transverse rail frame members. Each of the...
7117576 Method and process of a universal window system using singular advanced components of a polymer based or metallurgy based product  
A method for producing window components using polymer based, metallurgy based, extruded, injection molded, or wood material is provided. This invention provides a low cost, highly reliable, low...
7111391 Method and apparatus for lifting a truss from a truss assembly table  
Apparatus and methods for moving a truss assembly from a truss assembly table work surface are presented having lift out rails movable between a recessed position beneath the work surface and a...
7107682 Method for manufacturing tubes and profiles  
The invention relates to a method for manufacturing tubes and profiles with variable wall thickness over the length. The method comprises the steps of flexible rolling of continuous material strip...
7104104 Rectangular and square ducting systems  
A duct structure (50), includes lengths of square/rectangular duct (52) manufactured by pre-forming the duct in round cross-section (51) and then transforming the round cross-section into square...
7100256 Method for converting a truck body  
A method for converting a dump truck body into an improved truck body. The dump truck body is configured for hauling a payload and has a canopy, a floor, two sidewalls, and a front wall. In a...
7100261 Liquefied natural gas storage tank  
Substantially rectangular-shaped tanks are provided for storing liquefied gas, which tanks are especially adapted for use on land or in combination with bottom-supported offshore structure such as...