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6910254 Method of installing door of car and door hinge assembly jig  
Positions of attachment of door-side hinge arms (2) of doors (Df, Dr) are previously determined. At a temporary door-fixing step (b, c) before coating, positions of hinge positioning and retaining...
6908145 Vehicle passenger compartment components and manufacturing process for making the same  
A process or method of making a vehicle passenger compartment floor component such as a central tunnel or rocker panel. Base extrusion pieces and upper pieces are secured by a friction stir...
6907666 Method of assembly of vehicle body structure  
A method of manufacture of a body assembly of a refuse vehicle includes forming a first, second and third components of the assembly. A first and second locating constructions are formed in the...
6896321 Vehicle headliner  
A vehicle headliner including a shell having a first layer made of a polymeric resin sheet with glass fibers interspersed within the resin sheet, and a second layer of fibrous material having...
6889417 Truck bed toolbox lid method of manufacture  
An improved truck bed toolbox lid and a method of producing the same. The truck bed toolbox lid includes an outer metallic sheet layer comprising a generally rectangular top sheet member, a...
6881282 Method of manufacturing a chromed bumper  
The present invention is a method for preparing and chroming a blank of steel. This method reduces time and cost to the assembly process. The method includes the following steps: heating steel...
6877226 Well car with cross member and method  
A well car for carrying shipping containers has a pair of end structures supported by rail car trucks, a pair of first and second spaced apart side beams extending between the end structures and a...
6869091 Method for enhancing the physical characteristics of a suspension component  
A method for enhancing the physical characteristics of a localized area of a suspension component by adding material to the points of high stress without a significant increase in weight or...
6865811 Method of making composite laminate automotive structures  
A structural member having at least two non-coplanar surfaces is reinforced by providing a drop in insert between the surfaces. The insert is a carrier having an expandable structural foam...
6862809 Manufacturing process of roof unit and basic structure of a road-bound 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 with a ceiling frame, and a basic structure having...
6860013 Method for joining suspension components  
A method of joining two vehicle suspension components made from the same or dissimilar materials includes providing a first suspension component, and providing a second suspension component made...
6851189 Method of fabricating a clipless bicycle pedal  
A clipless mechanism for a four-sided clipless bicycle pedal is made by a stamping and welding process. The stamping is preferably a progressive stamping process. The stamped parts include two...
6848156 Method of making a motorcycle seatback  
A method of making a motorcycle backrest which has a back support cushion with a handhold aperture, and a support arm for mounting the backrest on a motorcycle saddle or frame uses a mold with a...
6843093 Method for manufacturing structural components from an extruded section  
In a method for manufacturing structural components from an extruded section, especially consisting of Al, Mg or their alloys, which after its exit from the die of the extrusion press, is guided...
6842957 Process for producing a tubular component  
Process for producing a tubular component which comprises sections which are intentionally different from one another with regard to one or more aspects selected from the group consisting of...
6836950 Method for making an automotive punched headliner  
A method for making a punched headliner 20 adapted to be installed in a motor vehicle is provided. The method includes placing a flange element 32 within a punch tool 12, the punch tool 12...
6829826 Method of making a cross member of a twist-beam axle for a motor vehicle  
In a method of making a cross member for a twist-beam axle of a motor vehicle, a band-shaped metal blank is shaped in a profiling unit in a continuous operation to a V-shaped or U-shaped...
6829812 Grab handle assembly system and method  
A headliner system configured to mount to a vehicle roof structure comprises a retainer clip coupled to a substrate, and a handle movable between a first position and a second position. The handle...
6827360 One-piece trailing arm section  
A trailing arm suspension is formed as a one-piece stamped body having a central web and two laterally spaced side walls. A wrap is to be secured to an axle and received in a recess between the...
6820319 Hand-held single impact rivet gun and method of back riveting  
Method and apparatus of back riveting construction for sections of aircraft structure utilizing the flush riveting wherein the back bar tooling for all the rivets in the entire section is a single...
6813920 Method for producing a bumper reinforcement  
A method for producing a bumper reinforcement having a hollow and a substantially rectangular cross sectional shape formed by the steps of providing a straight tubular member and forming a curved...
6813818 Method for joining vehicle frame components  
A method for joining vehicle components together to form a vehicle frame assembly where the components are formed from dissimilar materials such as metallic and non-metallic materials. A composite...
6813802 Prestressed wiper arm  
A wiper arm and method for manufacturing a wiper arm provides a body having a first end connectible to and supportable by a drive shaft for imparting oscillatory rotary movement and a second end...
6810586 Control arm and method for manufacturing  
The present invention involves a control arm for use in the wheel suspension of a car. The arm is produced from a hollow, closed profile of high strength, extruded aluminium. The arm is produced...
6802124 Upholstery support for the back of a vehicle seat  
In an upholstery support (11,21) for the back of a vehicle seat, in particular a backbench of an automobile, with a base plate (13,23) and at least one reinforcing frame (15,25) permanently...
6799792 Vehicle bed edge and manufacturing process  
A roll-formed one-piece vehicle bed member having plural downwardly-opening channel-like ribs extending longitudinally of the bed member and terminating at front and rear edges. The ribs adjacent...
6796030 Method of fabricating a vehicle body frame for a motorcycle  
To adopt die casts product as parts of a vehicle body frame. A vehicle body frame is provide with an alumite treating, showing that brightness and appearance of pivot plates which are die cast...
6792681 Forged in-line tubular process  
A method of forming a stabilizer bar is provided that includes the steps of roll forming sheet metal coil into a continuous tube. Next, a first portion of the continuous tube is flattened. The...
6782623 Body mouting system  
A motor home recreational vehicle having a unitary body structure and method of mounting the vehicle in which the body structure is provided with mounting members that are bonded to the interior...
6779272 Single piece flow based wing assembly system  
A method for assembling wings includes supporting a pair of wing spars, which include a plurality of coordination features, upon a pair of stanchions in a generally horizontal position. A...
6775895 Optimized method for assembling two substantially planar parts  
Optimized method for assembling two substantially flat parts. To assemble two parts (10, 12) that are substantially flat using fixations (14) such as rivets or bolts, first the ratio R is...
6776371 Method of manufacturing a composite material wing and a composite material wing  
An lower skin portion structure is integrally molded by employing a front spar and a rear spar having rib posts, lower stringers, a lower skin prepreg, and lower rib chord prepregs, then an upper...
6772517 Heat insulating material  
In order to provide a light heat insulating member having both an extremely low thermal conductivity and a high heat resistance in an atmosphere, in which pressure is reduced, a core member...
6769178 Method of manufacturing a vehicle frame assembly including hydroformed side rails having integrally formed mounting areas  
A method includes hydroforming a pair of side rails from a single closed structural member so as to having a plurality of mounting areas integrally formed thereon. The frame assembly includes a...
6770349 Sandwich structure and method of repairing the same  
A sandwich structure does not permit the permeation of water and a sandwich structure repairing method is capable of easily repairing the sandwich structure. A sandwich structure (1) includes a...
6767502 Bumper beam extensions  
A bumper beam extension for a bumper beam having left and right bumper beam extensions and a method for manufacturing the bumper beam extensions to provide impact crush resistance is disclosed....
6757958 Load handler with modular frame assembly  
A load handler with a modular frame and the manufacture and assembly of the frame and loader and components that may be used therein. A frame is provided that has a low pivot point for a boom that...
6752451 Strengthening member for automobile  
An object of the present invention is to provide a lightweight strengthening member for an automobile, excellent in crush resistance in the axial direction and having high flexural strength....
6745470 Vehicle with large planar composite panels  
A vehicle trailer includes large side panels that are attached to a trailer superstructure. A method and apparatus for making the panels includes forming composite panels that are lightweight and...
6739029 Manufacturing process for a grooved structure and structure obtained by this process  
A structure (10) in the shape of an aerodynamic panel in which adjacent cells (20a, 20b) are formed by placing a stack of three metal plates in a mold. After diffusion welding of the plates at the...
6739402 Transport drawbar  
A transport drawbar for an agricultural tractor has an elongate forward drawbar section of substantially uniform rectangular cross section that mounts on the tractor in the conventional way. An...
6735866 Method for manufacturing elements of composite materials by the co-bonding technique  
Method for manufacturing elements made from composite material using the co-bonding technique, in which uncured elements (preformed beams (2)) are bonded onto another cured element (the skin (3))...
6735838 Optimized strain energy actuated structures  
A process for designing spacecraft structural elements (20, 30) that increases spacecraft structure intrinsic damping to relax stiffness design constraints that are necessary for precision...
6732434 Process for forming aluminum hydroforms  
The present invention provides a process for forming aluminum alloy hydroformed structures for automotive vehicles at low cost. The process continuously casts molten aluminum alloy into aluminum...
6729008 Method for assembling vehicle body  
A method of assembling a vehicle body includes a step of positioning a pair of front side members so that a span between the front side members is adjusted at a first design span, a step of...
6709014 Heavy duty vehicle frame  
In an over the highway vehicle, a frame including a pair of elongate frame rails and a plurality of cross members is disclosed. One of the rails includes an integrally formed bracket projecting...
6688000 Joining of tubular parts in a T-joint by riveting/brazing  
In attempting to reduce deformity when joining vehicle frame components, a riveting/brazing process has been proposed. This process includes joining tubular members, such as hydroformed parts, by...
6684505 Method for manufacturing a bumper bar  
In a bumper bar for vehicles, the bar is extended in one dimension, has a closed cross-section and two ends and includes at least one front flange, one rear flange, one top side and one bottom...
6681489 Method for manufacturing a vehicle frame assembly  
A vehicle frame assembly including a pair of side bars, interconnecting crossbars and connecting brackets, all formed from channel sections, is manufactured using a flexible roll former that...
6676896 Component comprised of a composite material containing a formable metallic material and method for producing the same  
The invention relates to a method of a composite material from superposed layers of solid and frothable metallic materials. The structural component consists of at least one layer of a solid...