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6678574 Method for producing suspension parts of aluminum alloy  
A method for producing suspension parts via preforming the workpiece by roll forming. The sectional area and length of the workpiece are calculated. In the former step, more than one orthogonal...
6669223 Trailer hitch  
A vehicle trailer hitch including an aluminum tubular U-shaped strut and a cast aluminum receiver mounted thereto. Ends of the strut tube are flatted to form integral planar mounting flanges for...
6668457 Heat-activated structural foam reinforced 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...
6665935 Method of making a vehicle chassis of extruded links and couplers  
A method of manufacturing a vehicle chassis and a vehicle chassis that is formed in modules with couplers for connecting extruded beams. The method includes extruding a plurality of beams and a...
6662424 Method of attaching a logistics rail to a trailer side wall  
A method of attaching a logistics rail to a trailer sidewall is disclosed. The trailer sidewall includes an inner skin, an outer skin, a member mounted between the inner and outer skins, and a...
6643908 Body side panel for a motor vehicle  
An efficient method of forming a vehicle body side panel from a blank constructed to reduce wasted material and manufacturing time. The method includes connecting first and second opposing sheet...
6643931 Method of manufacturing a one-piece tubular doorbeam  
A method of rollforming one-piece tubular doorbeams. The method includes the steps of drawing a continuous metal strip, creating cut-outs in the edges of the strip at spaced locations, rollforming...
6644722 Molded article having a rigid support and a rigid hollow member  
A molded article, e.g., a cross car beam (3), which includes a rigid support (a) having a plurality of perforations, e.g., rigid support (12), and a rigid hollow thermoplastic member (b), e.g., an...
6631562 Method for coating radiator support assembly  
A method is provided for coating a radiator support assembly for a motor vehicle including the steps of providing magnesium components for the radiator support assembly and coating the magnesium...
6625860 Method of converting a truck having a raised roof sleeper cab to a mid-roof cab  
A method of converting a truck raised roof sleeper cab to a mid-roof cab comprising the steps of: providing a truck cab having a raised roof sleeper cab riveted to the upper and rearward ends...
6612642 Structure and method for installing exterior part  
A nut is buried previously in the inside of a roof spoiler to direct an axis center of its threaded hole to a working hole of an inner panel. A concave seat portion is formed on a surface of the...
6612033 Method for making hollow bicycle cranks  
A method for making a hollow crank includes a three-direction forging step to forge a piece to have a recess in a first end of the prototype; a step of forming a hollow first end of the prototype...
6609649 Method for manufacturing banjo-type axle housings  
A method for manufacturing a banjo-type drive axle housing for a motor vehicle is disclosed. The first step is the operation of forming the substantially identical upper and lower half members...
6609301 Reinforced hydroformed members and methods of making the same  
A method of hydroforming a reinforced tube comprising providing a metal tubular blank having an interior defined by an inner surface and an exterior defined by an outer surface. A metal...
6602611 Bonded multi-layer composite plates and a method for producing multi-layer composite plates  
The invention relates to a multi-layer composite plates and to a method for producing multi-layer composite plates. Said multi-layer composite plates are comprised of two outer metallic slabs...
6598866 Workpiece support  
A modular workpiece support reconfigurable to support a number of similar, but different profiled workpieces (such as the leading edge skin sections of an aircraft wing) comprises a base 32...
6588084 Process for producing a circumferentially closed hollow profile  
A process is for producing a circumferentially closed hollow profile, which is of frustoconical form in sections, from a sheet-bar blank. To produce hollow profiles of this type, the sheet bar is...
6589373 Selectively heat treated airbag canister and method for making same  
A selectively heat treated canister for use in a vehicle airbag deployment system is configured to contain combustion materials and to contain gases produced from the combustion thereof. The...
6584689 Multi-section support rail apparatus and method of making  
A multi-section support rail has a first section with an outer circumferential wall, a parallel inner circumferential wall and a transverse web extending longitudinally therealong, a second...
6574849 Method for deforming through high inner pressure at least two hollow bodies having each at least one opening, especially metal tubes or metal hollow profiles  
First and second hollow bodies each having at least one opening are joined by first forming a fracture zone in a joint region of the first body and then juxtaposing the bodies in a closed cavity...
6571597 Process for providing metal stampings with integral studs  
Integral studs, such as T-studs, are cut from metal sheets on which the studs are to be deployed. A process for providing integral studs includes cutting the studs from the sheet metal on which...
6571450 Process for the monolithic molding of superplastic material  
In the process for the monolithic molding of superplastic material, generation of wrinkles on the molded product can be prevented by avoiding local expansion generated in the no-bonding regions of...
6564441 Method and apparatus for manufacturing wiper levers  
A wiper blade includes a lever assembly that has several types of levers. The levers of each type are efficiently manufactured in the following manner. First, a lever unit, which has a frame bar...
6560872 Method of making a cross car beam assembly using a structural adhesive  
A method for manufacturing a cross car beam assembly for use with a vehicle includes joining first and second support brackets to opposite ends of a cross car beam using an adhesive, such that the...
6550129 Portable computer numeric controlled manufacturing machines and associated methods  
A workpiece is assembled by removably mounting an alignment tool to a conventional wing structure so that the alignment tool holds multiple conventional strut fittings to the wing structure. A...
6547268 Motor vehicle suspension system  
A swing arm of a suspension system for supporting the body of a motor vehicle comprises a main swing arm body on which a support portion for supporting a suspension damper is provided, a support...
6539604 Vehicle structure with integral node  
A fluid formed node is provided to connect structure in an automotive vehicle. Another aspect of the present invention includes a method of forming a structural interconnection including the steps...
6539630 Method of adhesion of in situ vehicle bed liner  
Vehicle bed liners are widely utilized to cover the beds of utility vehicles and protect the bed from damage. Bed liners are conventionally secured by nails or screws which can easily vibrate...
6539631 Tapered trailer with horizontal seams and support rails  
A process for manufacturing a sidewall for a trailer in the shape of a trapezoid having a right edge and a left edge of differing lengths and the top edge perpendicular to the right and left...
6536113 Method of manufacturing a hydraulic anti-vibration mount  
Process for manufacturing hydraulic anti-vibration mounts comprising two rigid parts (2, 4) connected by an elastomeric body (5) that partially defines a liquid-filled working chamber (A) that...
6532639 Hydroformed tubular structures and methods of making  
A hydroformed tubular structure includes at least two hydroformed members connected at a joint. At least one of said members includes a flattened portion having opposite sides in engagement. One...
6532641 Method of manufacturing an aluminum-thermoplastic panel  
A sheet of aluminum is formed to a mold by applying gas pressure. Thermoplastic resin is heated and applied to the aluminum in a selected pattern through a nozzle. In one embodiment, the...
6523841 Twist-beam axle for motor vehicles  
A twist-beam axle for motor vehicles, includes two longitudinal control arms, and a transverse strut interconnecting the longitudinal control arms, wherein the transverse strut and/or the...
6519854 Side impact reinforcement  
An expansible reinforcer for reinforcing a hollow structural member of an automobile, aircraft, boat, etc. is provided. The reinforcer is flexible/bendable and comprises a synthetic, resin-based...
6513243 Method of producing front axles for industrial vehicles  
A method of producing hollow front axles industrial vehicles including the steps of fluoforming a tubular blank to obtain an intermediate product having reduced-diameter ends, crushing the...
6513242 Method of manufacturing a vehicle body and frame assembly including hydroformed side rails  
A method is disclosed for manufacturing a vehicle body and frame assembly including a pair of side rails, each of which is formed from a single closed channel structural member that extends the...
6513700 Welded structure and welding method for boss and bracket  
To provide such a boss welding structure for the arm of a working implement that is light in weight and easy in manufacture. A cylindrical body formed of one sheet metal, there are formed a first...
6508002 Bicycle crank arm and method of making same  
A method of making a bicycle crank arm bar by casting, forging, rolling, heat molding, and cold forging. The bicycle crank arm has an elongated cavity, an axle end, and a pedal end.
6505389 Apparatus and method for forming a tube having an article attached thereto  
In the present invention, at least one tubular blank and at least one article such as a metal stamping, to be attached to a hydroformed part, are loaded into a die. The tube is hydroformed using...
6493915 Method of installing a movable roof assembly in the roof of a vehicle  
A method of installing a movable roof assembly in the roof of a vehicle, wherein the vehicle having an open roof construction including a top section with a roof opening and a sliding roof mounted...
6485088 Sheathing material for a construction machine and method for producing the same  
Disclosed is a sheathing material for a construction machine and a method for producing the same, in which lightweighting can be attained without using a reinforcing member, and which is not...
6485089 Car body assembling method and body structure of a vehicle  
A roof structure 2 is divided into three roof constituent parts, i.e., a front portion 2F, a center portion 2C and a rear portion 2R, and they are formed by casting and connected to each other and...
6481096 Apparatus for assembling a three-dimensional structural component  
Three-dimensional large scale bodies such as jumbo aircraft fuselages (14) are assembled in body sections around a central longitudinal assembly core (1) which itself is mounted at its ends and...
6481727 Hand truck toe plate and method of manufacture  
A hand truck toe plate formed from light gauge steel sheet having a load supporting horizontal portion and a mounting vertical portion. The horizontal portion and vertical portion are separated by...
6477774 Method of manufacturing a vehicle frame assembly  
An apparatus and method are provided for initially performing a heat treatment process on a closed channel structural member to facilitate the subsequent performance of a magnetic pulse welding...
6477772 Method for mounting load sensing proportioning valve assembly of automobile  
A method for mounting a load sensing proportion valve assembly of an automobile includes the steps of securing the crank member of the assembly to a side of a rotating shaft, which rotatably...
6473968 Telescoping joint assembly and a method for making the same  
A telescoping joint assembly and a method for making a telescope joint assembly 10. The joint assembly 10 has a pair of members 12, 14 which are telescopically engaged. Assembly 10 further...
6470573 Method of blow molding vehicle body panels  
The method of making a vehicle body panel includes blow molding all or a substantial portion of the vehicle body panel and then securing attachments to openings formed on the blow molded body or...
6467385 Panel trimming system  
One side of an access panel is trimmed while an opposite side of the panel is secured in an opening between skin sheets on the underside of an aircraft wing. The trimming apparatus includes a...
6460250 Process for producing a tubular structural element  
A process for forming an elongate structural element of desired shape being of large and small cross-sectional dimensions at spaced locations along its length, the process including the steps of:...