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8181345 Method for optimizing the mass of a composite panel  
A method for optimizing the mass of a composite panel composed of a plurality of uniform thickness zones, each zone defined by a vertical arrangement of plies, each arrangement having a different...
8181347 Geometrical conformation unit  
The invention relates to a geometrical conformation unit (1) for a vehicle, including: a frame (2) for receiving the vehicle body (5); two pairs of conformers ((12, 14), (13, 15)) to be attached...
8171641 Vehicle framing method and frame  
A method is provided for assembling a vehicle frame from hydro-formed tubular metal components. Each hydro-formed component has a surface feature that is complementary to a surface feature on an...
8171642 Method for forming a flexible single rail drilling system  
A method for manufacturing a mobile platform component that may involve attaching only a single rail to the mobile platform component, and positioning a carriage system having a main carriage and...
8167363 Prestressed structural members and methods of making same  
Methods of prestressing a vehicle structural member include forming a support structure, applying a preformed reinforcing component to the support structure, the preformed reinforcing component...
8161651 Method for manufacturing a door-trim assembly and its assembly line  
A process and assembly line for assembling a door-trim assembly in which resin-made door-trim parts are automatically fixed to a resin-made door-trim main body. Resin-made door-trim parts and...
8146226 Method for attaching guide means to a flexible sheet-like structure and preparatory device therefor  
The invention relates to a method for attaching guide means (106) to a flexible sheet (100), preferably as part of a shading system for a vehicle, and to a device provided therefor. Holding...
8146222 Device and method for joining and tacking sections for transportation vehicles  
A device and method for joining and tacking several individual components independently of shape and/or size to form inherently rigid, transportable sections for transportation vehicles, such as...
8141230 Press-hardened component and process for producing a press-hardened component  
A press-hardened component and a method for producing press-hardened components, in particular a bodywork component, from a semi-finished product made from unhardened, hot-formable steel sheet....
8132329 Method of assembling the roof of a cabriolet or convertible vehicle using a preassembly work stand that aligns outer roof components with roof frame and linkage components  
A method and tool for mass manufacturing convertible roofs having an outer shell, a frame and lateral linkage parts for supporting the outer shell, the outer shell including at least two outer...
8132328 Method of making structural members  
A method of making a fibrous structural member including first, second, third and fourth portions, including folding first and second portions including continuous filaments about a first common...
8129035 Structural component for automobile, two-wheeled vehicle or railcar excellent in impact-absorption property, shape fixability and flange cuttability, and method for producing the same  
The invention provides structural component for an automobile, two-wheeled vehicle or railcar excellent in impact-absorption property, shape fixability and flange cuttability, and method for...
8127449 Press-hardened component and method for the production of a press-hardened component  
A method for the production of press-hardened components, in particular a vehicle body component, from a semifinished product (2) made of unhardened, hot-workable steel sheet. A component blank...
8122576 Positioning, handling and assembling system for manufacture of aeronautical parts  
The system has special application in the manufacture of aircraft wing covers (10 made of carbon fiber and the stringers (3) cured jointly with the wing cover during the polymerization in...
8122604 Method for fastening an accessory to a plastic fuel tank  
Method for fastening an accessory (2) at at least two points of a wall of a plastic fuel tank, this fastening taking place during the actual manufacture of the tank by molding. According to this...
8122586 Method for connecting a tension-torsion strap  
A method for connecting a tension-torsion strap. The method includes sliding a sleeve into an arm of a hub; aligning holes in the sleeve with holes in the hub; installing a bushing in each aligned...
8117723 Jig for assembling various types of front end modules to vehicles  
The present invention discloses a jig for assembling various types of front end modules to various types of vehicles, comprising: (a) a body movably supported to the ceiling of an assembly line;...
8109000 Salisbury axle assembly  
A method of forming a Salisbury axle that includes: forming an assembly having a housing that is made of nodular iron, the housing having an opening and a pair of apertures; removing a pair of...
8104369 Hollow rack, hollow rack end diameter reducing method, hollow rack end diameter reducing apparatus, and hollow rack manufacturing method  
The one end side portion is nipped by a jig including a jig member having a pair of convex portions which are to be fitted to a depressions in contact with a tooth side face and a inclined portion...
8096583 Aluminum flatbed with unique front connection  
A drop deck trailer frame includes a front section having a first upper surface, a rear section having a second upper surface lower than the first upper surface, and an improved connection between...
8096052 Method of making a vehicle cab  
A cab for a vehicle, such as an all terrain vehicle, a tractor, or small construction vehicle, is constructed of twin-sheet thermo-plastic panels that can be easily assembled, preferably with...
8091828 Structural element and method of manufacture  
In a method for manufacturing a structural element intended for aeronautical construction, at least a first and second metal block are made available, the limit of elasticity under compression of...
8091201 Stamped tubular member and method and apparatus for making same  
A unique tubular work piece is disclosed along with a novel method and apparatus for manufacturing tubular work pieces from sheet metal stock lighter and stronger structures with less waste and...
8091196 Device for mounting a part to the body of a motor vehicle  
A device for mounting a part to a body of a motor vehicle. A positioning mechanism positions the part in relation to the body in a determined fixing position, which is geometrically defined in a...
8091237 Method for making a vehicle seat crossmember  
A method for producing a rear crossmember for a vehicle seat that includes the steps of providing metal plate stock having a first edge and a second edge as well as performing a simultaneous...
8087171 Method of installing axially adjustable driveshaft assembly  
A method of installing an axially adjustable driveshaft assembly in a drive train system is described. Two hollow driveshaft sections, where one has a valve through an aperture in it and each has...
8087719 Sandwich panel  
A sandwich panel for a vehicle is provided. The sandwich panel includes a first panel defining a plurality of apertures, and a second panel attached to the first panel. The second panel and the...
8082666 Method for producing automotive parts  
The invention relates to a method for producing a bodywork component of a motor vehicle that has first been shaped and is then thermally surface-treated, said method comprising iterative simulated...
8079146 Reinforcements, baffles and seals with malleable carriers  
There is disclosed a process of forming reinforcements, baffles and seals having malleable carriers. The process typically includes application of an activatable material to a malleable carrier...
8075242 Working machine with structure for assembling boom thereof  
Bosses extending in the boom width direction are provided in a front end part of a main boom body rotated upward, and hooks opening downward are provided in a base end part of an extension boom...
RE42964 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...
8065800 Method of assembling a modular rear axle assembly of a motor vehicle  
A rear axle/suspension module (18) is associated with a chassis frame (10) in a way that facilitates installation and removal to provide more efficient assembly plant operations with fewer parts...
8066504 Helicopter blade mandrel with roller assembly  
Methods and apparatus are provided for making a rotor blade spar from composite material wherein a multi-component mandrel is used to form the composite spar. The mandrel is made using a number of...
8061034 Method for forming a bumper beam for a motor vehicle  
A method for forming a bumper beam includes providing an elongated piece of sheet metal having opposing end portions and an intermediate portion, bending the end portions with respect to the...
8061035 Splice joints for composite aircraft fuselages and other structures  
Structures and methods for joining composite fuselage sections and other panel assemblies together are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a shell structure configured in accordance with the...
8056200 Manufacturing method and manufacturing apparatus for components  
A manufacturing apparatus (2) for components (3), which has at least one movable loading station (20) designed as a tool magazine (13) and having reception points (39) with different tools (4, 5,...
8056233 Method of manufacturing an automotive component member  
The invention provides a method for manufacturing an automotive component member, including the steps of: (A) positioning at least one insert into a mold, wherein the insert defines a plurality of...
8046918 Method for reinforcing a tubular beam with a sleeve  
A method of reinforcing a hollow beam by inserting a sleeve that is held in place by a tang that is placed on a supporting portion of a first or second opening formed in the beam. A fastener is...
8033021 Method for fabricating structural propellants  
A vehicle includes at least one polyoxymethylene structural support member. The polyoxymethylene structural support member includes a polyoxymethylene component that is a propellant that provides...
8020355 Process for the manufacture of a crossbeam for motor vehicles and the respective crossbeam  
The present invention relates to a process for the manufacture of a crossbeam and the respective crossbeam (1), intended to reinforce the instrument panel of a motor vehicle, guarantee its...
8020272 Method for joining tubes  
A method is provided for joining tubes. An outer tube and an inner tube are provided. An end of the inner tube is inserted into an end of the outer tube to form an overlapped region of tube wall...
8020841 Fastener for a car-body straightening device  
A fastener (12) for a car-body straightening device (10), by means of which fastener (12) a vehicle is fastened to a straightening table (11) of the car-body straightening device (10) for the time...
8016540 Boom  
A pivoted coupling member of a two-piece boom can be shared with standard booms. The boom comprises a first boom having, on the base end side, a pivoted coupling member that is pivotably coupled...
8006387 Method and apparatus for holding parts during manufacturing processing  
A method for processing parts. In one advantageous embodiment, a setoff set of studs are welded to a part to form a set of fixed studs. A set of tabs are attached to the set of fixed studs. The...
8006386 Method of making a one-piece sidewall liner with logistic slot  
A method of forming an inner wall of a sidewall configuration of a trailer is provided which comprises the steps of: (a) providing a plurality of posts, each post having slots provided...
8001687 Method of forming a gearbox using hollow structural steel  
A method of forming a gearbox includes the use of hollow structural steel.
8001689 Process for forming a variable gauge metal sheet into a desired shape  
The present invention relates to a process for forming a variable gauge metal sheet into a desired shape, said process comprising: providing a variable gauge metal sheet having a first surface and...
8001690 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...
8001688 Method for producing attached parts for a vehicle and the thus produced attached parts  
A method for producing attached parts for a motor vehicle, for example doors, dampers, mudguards formed by internal (1) and external (2) sheets. The external sheet (2) is inward bent in the...
7992302 Method of manufacturing a plurality of convertible roofs for vehicle bodies  
A lower tool frame is used in manufacturing a plurality of convertible roofs. Structural roof parts are disposed in the lower tool frame upside down with respect to their use position. Forward...