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7093350 Truss fabrication system with obstruction detection device  
A truss fabrication system for fabricating trusses includes a table, a gantry press and an obstruction detection device. A top of the table receives truss components arranged with at least some...
7089667 Method of automatic truss assembly  
A method of assembling a truss utilizing a truss assembly apparatus having a truss table with a work surface, the steps comprising: arranging at least two truss members on the work surface to form...
7082685 Method of fabricating a motorhome  
A method of fabricating a motorhome, wherein the motorhome comprises a chassis, a vehicle frame, and a coach body. In one embodiment, the method begins by prefabricating the frame by joining a...
7080490 Exterior window shutters  
The present invention relates to solid panel window shutters having both high strength and structural stability. More particularly, an exterior window shutter made of a solid panel of polyvinyl...
7080437 Method of manufacturing an axially collapsible driveshaft assembly  
To manufacture an axially collapsible driveshaft assembly, first and second tubular members are disposed in an axially overlapping relationship. Central portions of the concentric tubular members...
7080436 Method of manufacturing an axially collapsible driveshaft  
A method for manufacturing a driveshaft for use in a vehicle drive train system that is axially collapsible in the event of a collision to absorb energy. A workpiece, such as a hollow cylindrical...
7076877 Roof unit and floor unit for a road vehicle  
A process for manufacturing a road-bound, horizontally fitted vehicle body with a roof unit having an outer skin and an inward facing ceiling, or an outer skin and an inward facing ceiling with a...
7077389 Method of forming a molded powertrain mount assembly  
The invention provides a method of forming a molded powertrain mount assembly. A metal insert is provided, the metal insert including an engine interface portion and a molded base interface...
7073259 Apparatus and method for manufacturing an automotive beam  
In an apparatus and method for manufacturing an automotive beam for use as a beam in structural components of automobiles, the beam is provided with significant improvements in terms of torsional...
7069830 Surface repair method and tool therefor  
Provided is a method for repairing an aperture in a panel in which, a) a plug is inserted in a such aperture to fill same and project above the surface of the panel, b) the plug is adhered in the...
7069696 Assembly  
An assembly including a door panel, a window regulator housing component, and a window regulator drive system component. The door panel is secured to the window regulator housing component by a...
7065865 Truss assembly apparatus with endless track system  
A truss assembly apparatus for assembling truss structures, by assembly on two or more consecutive, spaced apart, coplanar work table surfaces and with a gantry type press assembly of a plurality...
7065862 Apparatus for tightening fixing band and constant velocity universal joint apparatus  
A fixing band-tightening apparatus comprises a holding section for gripping a shaft section at both ends in an axial direction, the holding section being provided rotatably in a circumferential...
7062854 Apparatus and method for assembling a gate  
A clamping fixture for use in the assembly of a gate comprised of a number of plastic members includes a flat stationary clamping surface attached to a stationary frame and a flat moving clamping...
7051438 Method for manufacturing a vehicular door assembly  
A method for manufacturing a vehicular door assembly (10) having a door (12), a door panel (14), a substrate (54), a plurality of systems, and a plurality of components. The method includes the...
7041193 Method of adhering members and an assembly formed thereby  
The method of adhering members includes positioning of an adhesive material between an attachment surface of a first member (e.g., a door beam) and a second member (e.g., a bracket). Thereafter,...
7036181 Fixing piece for a windscreen wiper  
A mounting part of a windshield wiper, having a receiving opening for a wiper shaft at one end, and forming a part of a fold-away hinge at the other end, and being formed from a flat sheet metal...
7028404 Apparatus and method of manufacturing a vehicle frame assembly  
An apparatus and method for manufacturing a vehicle frame component allow a preliminary heat treatment process to be performed in a relatively quick and easy manner so as to facilitate the...
7028441 Structural member and a method of manufacturing said member  
The structural member (1) has a generally U-shaped cross-section and comprises a base portion (2) and two leg portions (3) extending at substantially right angles from said base portion. The...
7021110 Apparatus for preparing U-shaped spacers for insulating units  
A device is disclosed for preparing a U-shaped spacer having a longitudinal axis, wherein the spacer has first and second opposing sides extending from a spacer bottom, and wherein the spacer is...
7017254 Rail clip for seat bases  
A monolithic rail clip, formed from a single piece of material, comprising a plurality of integrated hooks spaced along an angled rail body for use in constructing a seat base. A pair of the rail...
7013551 Method or manufacturing thin wall isogrid casings  
In one aspect of the invention a method of manufacturing a thin wall isogrid casing by a chip machining process comprises the steps of: positioning a substantially cylindrical casing (10) on a...
7010845 Method of making a joint between two components  
A first and second component joint includes using a fastener having a first end, and a flange having a diameter greater than a tubular barrel portion. A second end having a second tubular barrel...
7007385 Injection molded thermoplastic integrated front end reinforcement and method of making the same  
A vehicle body front end preassembly and method of making a vehicle front end assembly is disclosed. According to the method of the present invention, the integrated front end module (10) is...
7007363 Method for attaching a fence rail to a support  
A fence rail bracket system. The bracket system may include a bracket with an open end for receiving a fence rail, a retention clip for attaching the rail to the bracket, and a cap for covering...
7007438 Crossarm systems and methods  
A crossarm system adapted to support power lines from a vertical pole. The crossarm system comprises a wooden crossarm member and first and second nail end plates. The wooden crossarm member...
7003863 Apparatus and method for mounting accessory devices to panels  
An apparatus for mounting accessories to a panel surface includes at least one accessory interface on the panel surface. An elongate engaging section is recessed within and lies generally parallel...
7003881 Process for assembling motor vehicle bodies provided with doors, a body assembled by the process and a door for such a body  
In the process, doors are used in which a framework and an outer covering panel are constituted by two separated members, provided with reciprocal fixing means arranged in positions such as not to...
7000318 Method of designing and manufacturing vehicles  
An accelerated vehicle development process includes establishing a common, standardized interface system whereby different types of vehicle bodies may be attached to a single chassis design....
6988305 Method and apparatus for blow molding large reinforced plastic parts  
A method for molding large parts, comprises the steps of providing a reinforced plastic melt comprising at least one thermoplastic material and reinforcement particles dispersed within the at...
6986205 Composite structural member  
A method for making a composite structural member. The composite structural member has a flange having a base wall and two side walls extending from the base wall, the base wall and side walls...
6986204 Method of constructing panelized roof structures  
A portable roof panel structure assembly mechanism that may be transported to a construction site and that is used to automatically assemble roof panel structures at the site. The assembly...
6978545 Method of manufacturing a vehicle body and frame assembly  
A vehicle frame assembly includes a first vehicle frame component that is formed by deforming a closed channel structural member to have a relatively small end portion and a relatively large end...
6976309 Vehicle underbody and method of forming thereof  
An underbody for a vehicle includes a floorpan defining a part of an assembly, a rocker slidably engaged with the floorpan, and a rail slidably engaged with the floorpan. The assembly is formed as...
6976305 Adjustable table leg for truss fabrication system  
An adjustable leg for a truss fabrication system used in mass production of trusses. The system has a truss set-up table and a gantry press movable relative to the truss set-up table for pressing...
6973724 Method for making a tubular element and resulting tubular element  
A method for making a tubular element, in particular a motor vehicle front cross member (1), for forming at least an air conduit (2,3,4) including at least two half-shells (5,6) assembled on two...
6971176 Method for mounting an inside cover section of a motor vehicle  
In a method for mounting an inner cover section to a support structure of a motor vehicle, an engagement member is introduced onto the cover section or onto the support structure and engages into...
6971175 Assembly line and method for vehicle body manufacturing  
A vehicle body assembly line (10) and method for assembling vehicle bodies utilizes electromagnetic gauging apparatus (44) to generate production gauge data of an assembly of formed sheet metal...
6968665 Pool grating and a method of installation  
A grate for a swimming pool structure is constructed by placing a multiple of grate bars in an elevated position above the gutter which is parallel to the pools edge including any curvatures. The...
6964096 Method of manufacturing a structural member and a member provided by such method  
Method for manufacturing a structural member having a body portion (4) and at least one flanged terminal portion (22) comprising the steps of extruding a profile and making one or more lengthwise...
6959476 Aluminum automotive drive shaft  
A method for producing aluminum drive shafts from molten aluminum alloy using a continuous caster to cast the alloy into a slab. The method comprises providing a molten aluminum alloy consisting...
6944950 Tower reinforcement apparatus and methods  
An apparatus for reinforcing at least one load-bearing section of a tower assembly which apparatus includes two leg members, at least one brace member for connection to both of the leg members,...
6944949 Method of making a motor vehicle wheel arch, and a wheel arch obtained by implementing the method  
A Motor vehicle wheel arch has a body of thermoplastic material with an opening and a mat closing the opening and fixed to the body by strips of thermoplastic material. A method of making the arch...
6944951 Apparatus for making reinforcing cages for reinforcing concrete  
An apparatus for making reinforcing cages, the apparatus having: a frame; a former adapted to receive a plurality of longitudinally extending reinforcing rods; a bed attached to the frame, wherein...
6941654 Vehicle service body  
A service body for a vehicle includes side packs, each of which is formed with a multi-panel face which includes a side panel, a front panel and a back panel. The panels of the multi-panel face...
6941653 Method and apparatus for forming a refractory lining in a coreless furnace  
A refractory lining is formed in a furnace by providing a carrier for a lining form which has dimensions that provide a uniform space for the introduction of refractory material when the lining...
6941655 Cantilevered sawhorse bracket for truck tailgate  
A method and apparatus for constructing sawhorses attached to a pickup truck tailgate uses brackets that fold up and down are attached to the top surface of the tailgate when the tailgate is open....
6931730 Method of making a vehicle body  
A method of securing body panels to a space frame for a vehicle is disclosed. The body panels are secured to rivet nuts that are assembled to frame members. The location of the rivet nuts or rivet...
6931904 Method of forming a trailer receiver tube using hollow forward extrusion  
A method of forging a trailer receiver tube by providing a die having an inner surface defining a first portion and a second portion. Providing a hollow tube having an outer surface. Providing a...
6931708 Interior and exterior grille inserts and method for making same  
An exterior grille insert includes a central opening. An interior grille insert conforms to the shape of the interior opening of the exterior grille. The cutting of the interior opening of the...