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7469473 Assembly line vehicle body positioning  
A vehicle body assembly line locator assembly (16) includes locators (18) driven by horizontal longitudinal X, horizontal sideways Y and vertical Z power operated actuators (50. 58. 72) and having...
7469459 System and method employing a porous container for sealing, baffling or reinforcing  
There is disclosed a system and method of employing a porous container for sealing, baffling, reinforcing or a combination thereof. According to the method, a porous container having one or more...
7467469 Modular housing system and method of manufacture  
An edge beam construction including two vertical perforated rolled shapes with webs inverted toward the center of the beam, and a bottom track having a flange disposed in a vertical position...
7461454 Method of fabricating a housing assembly  
An axle assembly includes an upper and lower housing joined to form a chamber for a differential gear assembly. The upper and lower housings are fabricated by a method including the steps of...
7461874 Selectively annealed bumper beam  
A bumper system includes a rollformed tubular beam with bracket mounts welded to a rear surface for mounting to vehicle frame rails. The illustrated beam has a continuous tubular cross section for...
7444748 Close-conforming vehicle floor tray with reservoir  
A vehicle floor tray is molded from a multiple extrusion thermoplastic polymer sheet such that it has high shear and tensile strength, an acceptable degree of stiffness and a high coefficient of...
7444848 Process for milling metal parts  
Process for manufacture of self reinforced sheets or shape parts (9) by rolling at least one metal strip (1, 2), which during roller processing is guided through a gap formed between work rollers,...
7441831 Method of manufacturing a vehicle frame member with a subframe attachment mount  
An attachment mount apparatus connects a subframe component to the lower frame midrail structure for an automotive vehicle that is formed from a pair of tubular members manufactured through a...
7437812 Method for mounting an automobile rim on a motorcycle  
A method and assembly for mounting an auto rim and either motorcycle or auto tire as a motorcycle rear wheel. The assembly allows tires of different widths and diameters to be used on the rear of...
7434443 Compound press-forming apparatus and compound press-forming method  
An upper die 7 that is fixed to a ram 4d of a press machine 1 includes a forming punch 9 for conducting drawing, forming and listing, upper die-side cutting edges 13a for conducting trimming, and...
7430806 Processes for roll forming a bed assembly for a pickup truck including horizontally floor panel and right and left upright inner side panels  
A vehicle box assembly wherein a bed floor and the inner right and left side wall panels are defined by and assembled from two monolithic one-piece integrated side/floor panel members. The two...
7428774 Baffle for an automotive vehicle and method of use therefor  
There is disclosed a baffle for inhibiting the passage of sound, debris or the like through a cavity of an automotive vehicle.
7424817 Method of working recessed portion in headrest stay and press apparatus for working recessed portion in headrest stay  
In a method of working a recessed portion 2 in a headrest stay 32 which is provided in the stay portion 32 of the headrest stay 3 formed of a pipe, a recess 2′ is preformed by pressing against the...
7406766 Apparatus and method for assembling a part for an automotive vehicle  
An apparatus (10) of the present invention is designed for assembling a load floor (12) having a peripheral slot (22) and an overlaying layer (24, 28). The apparatus (10) tucks the overhang of the...
7389586 Method for producing a Y-shaped node structure for the supporting frame of a motor vehicle  
A y-shaped gusset structure can be used, for example, in a support frame for vehicles. The gusset structure includes two hollow sections. The first hollow section includes at least one flat side,...
7386938 Method of joining hydroformed tubular members  
A hydroformed dovetail joint and method of joining tubular members includes a first hydroformed tubular member having a depression therein and a second hydroformed tubular member having an end....
7380876 Hydroformed members with internal bulkhead  
A hydroformed tubular frame member includes an internal bulkhead member that is formed during the hydroforming process during which the frame member is manufacture from tubular stock material. The...
7377041 Torsion beam type suspension, method for forming torsion beam, and apparatus for forming torsion beam  
A torsion beam type suspension and a forming method of a torsion beam are disclosed. In the torsion beam type suspension comprising a pair of left and right trailing arms connected to each other...
7360306 Process for producing a cover with a glass pane and electrical function elements  
A process for producing a cover (11) with a glass pane (14) for a motor vehicle roof, in which, first, a combination film (10) with a shatter prevention film and electrical function elements (22,...
7347486 Metal tube for reinforcing car body and car body reinforcement therewith  
A metal tube for reinforcing car body, and a car body reinforcement according to the invention have a curved portion extending over the entire longitudinal length or a local longitudinal length,...
7347435 Suspension system having reduced weight arm construction  
A suspension system having a reduced weight arm construction. In one vehicle suspension system, an axle is constructed at least partially of a metal alloy. An arm assembly of the suspension system...
7340833 Bumper system with energy absorber  
A bumper system includes a bumper beam having a face and ends, and an energy absorber mounted on the face. The energy absorber has a one-piece injection-molded non-foam piece with box sections and...
7331094 Method and device for positioning components to be joined together  
A device for positioning components to be joined together, such as car body components, is characterized by at least one movable central module and a plurality of arms, movable in space and...
7322106 Method of manufacturing a node for connecting vehicle frame members  
A method of manufacturing a node for joining a plurality of structural members together, such as in a vehicular body and frame assembly, is well suited for joining structural members that are...
7313865 Process of forming a baffling, sealing or reinforcement member with thermoset carrier member  
There is disclosed a member for reinforcing, sealing or baffling a structure of an article of manufacture such as an automotive vehicle. The member preferably includes a carrier member and an...
7310878 Automotive lower body component method of manufacture  
A method for manufacturing a lower body component for a vehicle is provided including forming a one-piece floor pan at least partially defining a vehicle passenger compartment and substantially...
7310865 Gap setting tool and method of operating same  
A gap setting tool for setting a gap between a pair of panels includes a first body portion, a second body portion, and a pin having a predetermined diameter. The first body portion, the second...
7305766 Method for assembling a bus  
A method for constructing a bus, wherein a module associated with the front end of the bus is separately constructed and assembled to the shell after interior components of the bus have been...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...