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8840819 In-situ foam core structural energy management system and method of manufacture  
An energy management system for use with a vehicle having an interior includes an elongated plastic member having a wall defining a cavity. Disposed within the cavity is an elongated first in-situ...
8348033 Impact-absorbing member  
The impact absorbers having different lengths are formed by providing notches in one of opposed surfaces on front end side in a collision direction of a square pipe having a square in cross...
8113554 Method and apparatus for an attachable and removable crumple zone  
A system for absorbing impact energy includes a container formed with a plurality of faces, wherein the container is attached to a vehicle. An energy-absorbing material is substantially contained...
8016332 Method and apparatus for a crumple zone with selectable volume  
A container formed with a plurality of faces. An energy absorbing material is within the container. A plate is located within the container. An elongated member having a proximate end and a distal...
7804414 Collision-detecting device for automotive vehicle  
A device for detecting a collision of a vehicle with an obstacle includes an enclosed space positioned behind a front bumper cover. Deformation or displacement of the bumper cover due to a...
7735614 Impact attenuator for vehicle and method  
An impact attenuator, which is arranged to be flexible longitudinally as well as sideways, has a rear part with two wheels, an attenuating part, a front part with two pivot wheels, and a coupling...
7044514 Energy-absorbent component  
Described is an energy-absorbent component for a motor vehicle, for example as a bumper, which is in the form of a blow-molded hollow body of thermoplastic material enclosing a foam filling on all...
6994384 Integrated solitary bumper beam  
An unitary bumper unit is adapted for attachment to a vehicle for absorbing forces generated from an impact and comprises a singularly molded part combining a relatively stiff beam portion for...
6793256 Vehicle bumper energy absorber system and method  
A vehicle bumper energy absorbing system is provided that includes molded foam and at least one integral reinforcing member. The molded foam surrounds the reinforcing member on at least one side....
6688237 Deformation element  
The deformation element (1) of a rail-borne vehicle is disposed in the region of at least one deformation zone located on the end side of the vehicle and comprises at least one tubular hollow...
6669251 Bumper beam and bumper assembly including a bumper beam  
A bumper assembly for an automotive vehicle includes a beam and an energy absorber. The energy absorber includes a flanged frame for attachment to the beam and a body extending from the frame. The...
6443510 Device for protecting a vehicle against impact  
A device for protecting a vehicle against impact, the device comprising an inflatable element which, once inflated, presents a general shape that fits closely over the region of the vehicle to be...
6416093 Energy absorption, rotation and redirection system for use with racing vehicles and a surrounding barrier  
An energy absorption, rotation and redirection system for use with a vehicle traveling astride a barrier, the vehicle including a front end with a bumper and first and second sides. The system...
6406081 Energy absorber system  
An energy absorbing system for a vehicle includes an elongated energy absorber including a flanged frame for attachment to a reinforcing beam and a body including a plurality of spaced apart...
6334639 Bumper equipped with shock-absorbing means  
A vehicle bumper with shock-absorbers, including a rigid support attached to a vehicle onto which a bumper shell is fitted, the shock-absorbers including at least two pyrotechnic actuators linking...
5780129 Multi-layer blow-molded article  
There is provided a multi-layer blow-molded article wherein in a multi-layer marginal-wall region formed of a plurality of layers, a convexly crooked portion projecting generally convexly from...
5678885 Vehicle body construction  
A vehicle body includes a collapsible nose at the front. Behind the collapsible nose is a motor compartment, and behind the motor compartment is a luggage compartment. The passenger compartment is...
5564535 Side impact energy absorber  
A shock absorbing pad, preferably for the interior of a vehicle, comprising a series of interconnected fluid reservoirs in the form of spheres partially filled with a fluid. Below a certain level...
5431463 Air cell bumper device  
An air cell bumper device includes a mounting base mounted on a mounting track being fixed to the body of a motor vehicle, and a rubber air bag fastened to the mounting base for impact protection,...
5404974 Impact-absorbing transverse support arrangement  
A transverse support arrangement, consisting of two support sections extending parallel to one another, both of which have closed cross-sections and a common wall, is made in one piece as an...
5199755 Vehicle impact attenuating device  
An impact attenuating device such as a truck mounted attenuator includes at least two cartridges, which are secured together by flanges and angled backing elements on adjacent portions of the...
5181697 Impact member with multiple concentric gas cushions inflated in sequence  
An impact or recoil member possessing a plurality of gas cushions which are arranged within each other, and which are activatable in sequence in response to a triggering sensor. A comparatively...
5100187 Vehicle bumper  
An impact energy managing bumper structure having a configuration and component members that cooperatively provide, as a function of position along its length, predetermined levels of resilient...
4940270 Automobile bumper  
An automoblile bumper comprising a blow-molded hollow body (5) of synthetic resin located between a surface skin (1) and a reinforcement (2), the hollow body (5) having recesses (7) formed by...
4883299 Bumper  
A cushioned bumper having a plurality of resilient inflated members attached to the outer portion of a conventional vehicle bumper, the enflated members having interconnecting valves therebetween...
4770420 Vehicle mounting system for impact absorption apparatus  
A mounting system for a vehicle-mounted impact absorption box filled with a collapsible open cell network provides a lessened tendency for disintegration when subjected to the vibrations of the...
4674911 Energy absorbing pneumatic crash cushion  
A reusable energy absorbing apparatus comprising a plurality of air chambers and valve members. The air chambers and valves are constructed so that the valve members close upon the application of...
4635981 Impact attenuating body  
An impact attenuating body is disclosed for use on trucks or the like, the impact attenuating body being arranged for engagement by vehicles or the like, the impact attenuating body being further...
4457547 Bumper reinforcement structure for vehicles  
The fiberglass reinforced plastics bumper reinforcement fitted with an elastic bumper--which is laterally mounted to the vehicle and which consists, in cross section, of a plurality of rectangular...
4413856 Hardbar energy absorbing bumper system for vehicles  
A substantially rigid bumper is mounted to vehicle frame by special spring brackets which allow bumper movement relative to frame on impact. Cellular energy absorbing media housed within the...
4366885 Protective strip for a road vehicle, and a road vehicle having such a strip  
A protective strip or bumper for a road vehicle has an energy absorbing structure, partly formed of plastics material, mounted on a metal backing member. Within the plastics material body are a...
4352514 Shock absorbing device  
A shock absorbing device comprising a pair of fluid containers (1A, 1B) interconnected by a restriction passage (5), each of the fluid containers being provided with a piston (3A, 3B) which is...
4105236 Shock absorbing body  
A shock absorbing body for protecting an object, such as an automobile, has an outer wall and end walls, that are attached to a rigid support. The outer wall is deformable on impact, but has a...
4072334 Energy absorbing bumper  
An energy absorbing bumper for protecting an object from a collision is disclosed which has a compressible cellular core having a plurality of relatively large spaced apart cavities extending from...
4050689 Pneumatic flexible bumper  
A flexible, pneumatic bumper adapted for motor vehicle applications. A plurality of individual chambers are defined by a resiliently deformable outer bumper shell, a supporting plate secured to...
3997207 Cellular section for shock absorption  
A cellular section for shock absorption having a longitudinal rear support side and a longitudinal front impact side. Between these sides there is a number of cells having their axis perpendicular...
3989292 Semi-pneumatic energy absorbing bumper system for motor vehicles  
Disclosed is a semi-pneumatic energy absorbing bumper system for interposition between two objects at least one of which is movable including module means having an impacting face and upper, lower...
3938840 Shock absorber for a vehicle  
In a shock absorber assembly for a vehicle, a closed flexible hollow body mounted on a rigid support member, such as a part of the vehicle understructure, and a highly compressible fluid medium,...
3902748 Pneumatic energy absorbing bumper system for motor vehicles  
Disclosed is a pneumatic energy absorbing bumper system for interposition between two objects at least one of which is movable including an inflatable elastomeric module means for receiving an...
3900222 Compartmented resilient bumper assembly  
A pneumatic resiliently deformable bumper assembly suitable for use with an automotive vehicle. The assembly includes a rigid backing member secured to the body of the vehicle and a resilient...
3876243 Energy absorbing bumpers for vehicles  
An energy absorbing bumper comprises a rigid structural member and an outwardly directed elastomeric member. The elastomeric member has a concave interior surface from which deformable webs extend...
3869167 RESILIENT BUMPER ASSEMBLY  
A resilient bumper assembly suitable for use on a motor vehicle. The bumper assembly includes a rigid backing member and a substantially hollow elastomeric outer shell. A plurality of walled...
3837695 BUMPER MEMBER FOR A VEHICLE  
A bumper-like member for a vehicle is formed of a closed flexible hollow body containing a highly compressible fluid, such as air, and a bending support beam on which the hollow body is supported....
3810668 ENERGY ABSORBING BUMPER SYSTEM  
An energy absorbing bumper system for protection of moving vehicles. The system comprising a storage tank and an impact bag, each containing compressed air, and means for controlling the flow of...
3782767 RESILIENT, TUBULAR BUMPERS  
A shock-absorbing bumper means (cushioning device for protecting cars, boats or other vehicles), comprising resilient tubular members of optional variation in cross-sectional shape, having...
3782768 TUBULAR, SHOCK-ABSORBING BUMPERS  
Shock-absorbing bumper means for cars, boats or other vehicles, comprising resilient, tubular cushioning members of optional variation in cross-sectional shape, containing gaseous material that...
3747968 AUTOMOBILE CUSHION BUMPER  
An automobile cushion bumper in which an inner bumper bar and an outer bumper bar are separated by a plurality of air bags positioned to absorb the shock of a collision on the outer bumper bar. In...
3695665 SHOCK ABSORBING BUFFER  
A bumper of the shock absorbing system to be attached to the front and the rear of the automobile, said bumper being a tubular hollow member consisting of an elastic material, such as a soft...
3690710 SHOCK ABSORBING BUMPER  
An improved shock absorbing bumper is provided for use on automobiles and the like in which, in one form, a backing plate supports an elastomeric body or pad having at its front a plurality of...
3666310 SHOCK ABSORBING BUMPER  
A shock absorbing bumper comprising an impact distribution plate, a core of shock absorbing material, and a backing plate. The impact distribution plate may be made of steel or a rigid plastic and...

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