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Energy absorber device for a vehicle and method of manufacturing same
11/13/14 - 20140333091 - An energy-absorber device is mountable to a component of a vehicle, such as an engine cradle. The energy absorber device includes an elongated first member and an elongated second member. The first member has a first pair of aligned apertures at least partially defined by and extending through first and...

Breakaway visor retention check
09/18/14 - 20140265444 - A vehicle visor assembly having a visor which includes a first end pivotally coupled with a header, an intermediate portion, and a second end. A retention check is coupled with the header about a fastener. The retention check includes an outward protruding member for retaining the second end of the...

Hatch protection system
07/24/14 - 20140203593 - A hatch protection system and method protect personnel against blunt force trauma caused by contact with a hatch. In an embodiment, a hatch protection system for a hatch on a vehicle includes a hatch pad. The hatch pad is attached to the hatch. In addition, the hatch pad comprises a...

Shock absorbing member
07/10/14 - 20140191532 - A hollow columnar shock absorbing member (1) has an axis (O), a plurality of rectangular walls (1a, 1b, 1c, 1d) extending parallel to axis (O), and a polygonal cross-section perpendicular to axis (O), wherein the shock absorbing member extends in the direction of axis (O) and absorbs externally-applied impact energy...

Vehicle collision energy absorbing member excellent in energy absorbing performance and manufacturing method therefor
04/17/14 - 20140103684 - A vehicle collision energy absorbing member is excellent in collision energy absorbing performance in the axial direction upon collision. The vehicle collision energy absorbing member is formed of a high strength thin steel sheet having TS of at least 980 MPa and having an n-value and a limit bending radius...

Vehicle cabin body structure
01/02/14 - 20140001790 - A vehicle cabin body structure a side sill, a floor fixedly attached to the side sill, a dash wall and an inner reinforcing bracket. The dash wall is fixedly being attached to the side sill and the floor at least partially defining a passenger compartment of a vehicle. The inner...

Protective device for onboard electrical equipment
12/26/13 - 20130341963 - A protective device for an onboard electronic equipment includes a vehicle body reinforcing member that is arranged around the electronic equipment, and of which each end is fastened to an onboard fixed member, and in which force required to unfasten one end is less than force required to unfasten the...

Multi-cornered strengthening members
11/07/13 - 20130292968 - A strengthening member for an automotive vehicle comprises an eight-cornered cross section including sides and corners. The sides comprise four straight sides and four curved sides. A length of each straight side ranges from about 10 mm to about 200 mm and a length of each curved side is about...

Crash brace for energy management
09/26/13 - 20130249243 - A crash brace is incorporated into a body structure of an automotive vehicle as an energy absorption and management device to assist in managing the energy during rear and side impact collisions, thereby protecting internal structures within the rear end of the vehicle....

Plastic vehicle-interior-part with an impact module
08/08/13 - 20130200651 - The present invention relates to a plastic vehicle-interior-part with an impact module....

Method for infiltrating silicone into a fiber composite structure and device for executing a method for producing a fiber composite workpiece
08/08/13 - 20130200652 - The invention relates to a method for producing a fiber composite workpiece. In the method according to the invention, cross-linking silicone is used with the aid of a volatile diluent for infiltrating individual mats of a mat composite. A further object of the present invention is a device for performing...

Hatch protection system
08/01/13 - 20130193714 - A hatch protection system provides protection to personnel against contact with a hatch. In one embodiment, the system includes a hatch protection system for a hatch on a vehicle. The hatch protection system includes a hatch pad. The hatch pad is attached to the hatch. The hatch pad includes a...

Vehicle door having multifunction carrier
07/04/13 - 20130169002 - A vehicle door is provided. The vehicle door comprising a door body, an assembly carrier connected with the door body for accommodating functional components of the vehicle door, and a multifunction carrier attached to the assembly carrier via a holding portion for connecting a door lock to the assembly carrier....

Lightweight vehicle beam
06/06/13 - 20130140850 - Several different cross sections of beam having more than four sides are disclosed that may form a central portion of a beam having end portions that have four sides. The end portions of the beams may be received by frame rails. The central portion of the beam between the frame...

Crash box
05/16/13 - 20130119705 - A crash box for arrangement between a bumper and a longitudinal beam of a motor vehicle body is provided. The crash box is able to be arranged with a fastening profile at least partially overlapping to a mount profile of the longitudinal beam. The crash box has a support element,...

Method for producing a motor vehicle component and motor vehicle component
05/02/13 - 20130106138 - A method for producing a motor vehicle hybrid component and motor vehicle hybrid component are disclosed, wherein the motor vehicle hybrid component has a base body produced from a metallic material which is then reinforced with a reinforcement patch made from a fiber composite material. A metallic layer is then...

Impact device and methods of making and using the same
05/02/13 - 20130106139 - In an embodiment, an impact device comprises: a metal component comprising greater than or equal to three walls forming a metal component channel; and a plastic component having a honeycomb structure with a plurality of walls defining comb channels therein. The combs channels are oriented perpendicular to at least one...

Power supply apparatus protection structure
01/17/13 - 20130015681 - An object of the present invention is to provide a power supply apparatus protection structure which, even in the case in which power supply apparatuses are mounted on a vehicle by being stacked in the height direction of the vehicle, can protect the power supply apparatuses against an external force...

Suspension tower structure for vehicle
12/06/12 - 20120306234 - In a suspension tower structure for a vehicle (1) including a chassis frame (9) to which suspension towers (101) are attached, a front leg part (101a) and a rear leg part (101b) branched to be separated from each other in a vehicle length direction are provided in a lower part...

Impact protection plate for vehicles
11/29/12 - 20120299331 - An impact protection plate is provided for mounting on the structure of an aircraft. The impact protection plate includes a first layer, close to the aircraft, made of a fiber-reinforced plastic having a wave-shaped pattern of alternating elevations and depressions, the transverse tensile strength of the fiber-reinforced plastic being greater...

Multi-cornered strengthening members
10/18/12 - 20120261949 - A strengthening member for an automotive vehicle comprises an eight-cornered cross section including sides and corners. The sides comprise four straight sides and four curved sides. A length of each straight side ranges from about 10 mm to about 200 mm and a length of each curved side is about...

Re-stabilized impact strut
08/09/12 - 20120200115 - Low-velocity axial impact thrust on a bonded telescoping middle joint of a strut is retarded and impact energy is converted and absorbed by the elastic strain of unfettered circumferentially bands. In a preferred embodiment an impacted strut regains structural integrity after impact displacement and fracture by re-bonding....

Impact absorbing structure, method for producing impact absorbing structure, and movable body
07/26/12 - 20120187717 - The impact absorbing structure of the present invention is an impact absorbing structure for absorbing an impact in a case where the impact absorbing structure is subjected to the impact in a predetermined direction. The impact absorbing structure comprises a plurality of impact absorbing members, each of which is a...

Energy management structure
05/31/12 - 20120133177 - An energy management structure for a vehicle may include a first longitudinal rail, a second longitudinal rail joined to the first longitudinal by at least a cross member and a bumper beam. A bumper panel is further provided wherein the bumper panel may be affixed to the bumper beam. The...

Fiber-wrapped, magnesium tubular structural components
03/22/12 - 20120068497 - Magnesium alloy tube members have the potential to reduce weight in automotive vehicle body structures and other applications but they tend to fragment and fail under compressive stress loads applied end-to-end along the longitudinal axis of the tube. It is found that, when the outside surface of the tube is...

Automotive collision energy dissipation device
02/23/12 - 20120043783 - An automotive energy dissipation device includes a bladder disposed adjacent to an interior surface of a body panel of an automobile. A protective liner is disposed between the bladder and the body panel. A valve for inflating the bladder is associated with the bladder. Additionally, a pressure relief valve is...

Hollow member
01/19/12 - 20120013148 - A lightweight hollow member having excellent stiffness and impact properties and which is suitable for automotive parts due to having a high strength such as at least 780 MPa and a complicated shape is provided. A hollow member 11 has a hollow steel body 14. The body 14 is constituted...

Vehicle structural element serving to absorb certain shocks by plastic deformation
01/19/12 - 20120013149 - A mechanical device including an elongated structural element provided for absorbing, at least in part, certain shocks by deformation. The structural element or piece has a selected right sectional profile, the profile being provided with localized alterations, shapes, and with selected respective positions for approximately satisfying a given law of...

Crash box
12/29/11 - 20110316307 - A crash box (10) for a motor vehicle, is made of a polymeric material and has a first open frontal extremity (12) and a second rear extremity (14). The crash box (10) includes a structure (20) substantially alveolar defined by a plurality of channels (30) realized in just one piece,...

Energy absorber
12/22/11 - 20110309653 - An energy absorber for damping the impact upon the body of a motor vehicle includes energy absorbing bodies that include successively arranged support walls with a number of energy absorbing structural elements that are each separately arranged at the support wall and are firmly connected to the support wall. Upon...

Vehicle body, more particularly land vehicle body
12/22/11 - 20110309654 - The present invention refers to a vehicle body (1), more particularly to a body for land vehicles suitable for passengers and/or goods transportation, and even more preferably to a body for motor vehicles, which comprises a supporting structure (10) and a plurality of inflatable elements (20-26; 30-36) fastened to said...

Vehicle body structure
11/24/11 - 20110285170 - A vehicle body structure of the present invention includes an elastic base frame formed in a ring shape; and three elastic upper frames each formed in a ring shape, the three upper frames being disposed on the base frame so as to configure a tetrahedron with the base frame, the...

Parked vehicle door guard
11/03/11 - 20110266832 - A free-standing door guard is disclosed, which enables vehicle owners to protect their vehicles from damage caused by inadvertently opening a vehicle door into another adjacently parked vehicle, garage wall, other hard surface or object or damage caused by an object falling against a vehicle by facilitating easy deployment of...

Vehicle front-end upper load path assembly
10/27/11 - 20110260501 - A structure for transferring energy during an automotive front end impact includes an upper load path structure having a first shotgun rail a second shotgun rail and an upper radiator bar extending therebetween, a lower load path structure having a first side rail a second side rail and a lower...

Multi-thickness tube for hydroformed members
09/29/11 - 20110233961 - One embodiment includes providing a contiguous tubular member including at least one of a first material or a second material, so that the tubular member has a wall thickness that varies along the length of the tubular member; bending the tubular member; and hydroforming the tubular member into a part....

Energy absorber elements and vehicle systems
09/01/11 - 20110210579 - In some embodiments, an energy absorber element can comprise: a first support wall and a second support wall, a crush wall joining the first and second support walls together to define a deformable zone; a connection mechanism configured to connect the first and/or second support wall to a vehicle. In...

Structure for absorbing energy
08/11/11 - 20110193369 - A structure for absorbing energy from impacts thereon, the structure being plastically deformable by an impact, with, if appropriate, the possibility that it is at least to some extent disrupted. The structure can include a) ribs for reinforcement, the ribs arranged with respect to one another at an angle with...

Crash management system, and a method of making same
05/12/11 - 20110109122 - In a method of producing a crash management system for a vehicle having at least one first cross-member, two crash absorbing components connected to the first cross member, a second cross-member is further integrated with the first cross-member, an extruded profile of closed or semi-closed configuration is cut to size...

Vehicle-body structure of vehicle
04/28/11 - 20110095567 - At an upper part of a center pillar, a length L1 of a covering portion of a pillar inner panel is set to be substantially equal to a distance L2 between a pair of flange-ridgeline portions of a pillar reinforcement. Meanwhile, at a lower part of the center pillar, a...

Vehicle body reinforcing member
02/10/11 - 20110031779 - Using as a vehicle body reinforcing member a bent tube with mixed bends of inward and outward projection according to the present invention makes it possible, during a vehicle body collision, to absorb more energy than and exhibit better impact resistance than a vehicle body reinforcing member that uses one...

Impact absorbing member
01/20/11 - 20110012389 - An impact absorbing member comprises a first main body and a second main body. The first main body comprises a first partial tube wall and first flange members. The second main body comprises a second partial tube wall and second flange members. The first flange members are joined with the...

Vehicle body structure
12/16/10 - 20100314905 - A bulkhead and a bulkhead are provided in a rocker so that a portion of the rocker, which portion is subject to bending due to buckling, is positioned between the bulkheads. If the portion of the rocker is bent due to buckling, for example, at the time of vehicle collision,...

Protecting structure for power source apparatus
11/18/10 - 20100289295 - [Solving Means] A protecting structure for a power source apparatus, has a frame unit in which a plurality of frames (21a to 21h) are connected to each other and surround the power source apparatus (30) mounted on a vehicle; and an abutting member (22) connected to the frame unit and...

Process for producing a locally hardened profile component, locally hardened profile component and use of a locally hardened profile component
06/24/10 - 20100156143 - A process for producing a profile component from a semi-finished sheet metal part, which at least in certain sections has a structurally increased strength. The semi-finished sheet metal part is formed in an at least a single-stage bending process. The bending process and also subsequent parting and cutting operations on...

Vehicle seat
05/13/10 - 20100117398 - Proposed is a fixture, in particular for a motor vehicle, and a method for producing a fixture, wherein the fixture has a first partial region and a second partial region, wherein the first partial region is integrally connected to the second partial region by means of a connecting region, and...

Cockpit cross member for a motor vehicle
04/15/10 - 20100090498 - A cockpit cross member (1,1′,1″) for a motor vehicle, has a basic member (2) and at least one fastening bracket (3) for connecting the cockpit cross member to the vehicle body (4). The basic member (2) is designed as a light-metal cast structure, and an adjusting element (18, 19, 20,...

Energy absorbing structures
03/04/10 - 20100052363 - An energy absorbing structure comprises a body of material such as a foamed polyurethane or polystyrene. The body is covered by a cover. The body is relatively brittle, as compared with the cover member. An impact from a body results in cracks appearing preferentially in the body, rather than in...

Vehicle body structure
02/11/10 - 20100032983 - Vehicle body structure includes: a sub frame mounted to a vehicle body frame via elastic members and having at least one of suspensions and a power source supported thereon; a collision detecting sensor; and load transmitting connection mechanisms for connecting the sub frame to the vehicle body frame once the...

Plastic crush countermeasure for vehicles
12/17/09 - 20090309387 - A plastic crush countermeasure for motor vehicles that includes a plastic insert and a reinforcement structure that provides impact and/or reinforcement characteristics and an attachment interface to the vehicle in a lighter weight structure. The crush countermeasure provides a lightweight crush system that provides comparable protection to current metal crush...

Scalable two-piece reinforcement and method for producing same
10/08/09 - 20090250969 - A two-piece reinforcement assembly and method for producing the same are provided. The two-piece reinforcement units include first and second half-members, preformed from respective single pieces of material. Assembled two-piece reinforcement units have half-members which are inverted and bonded together. Each of the two-piece reinforcement units includes at least one...

Motor vehicle with protection for a rear-hinged side door
09/03/09 - 20090218851 - A motor vehicle is provided that includes, but is not limited to with a front-hinged front door and rear-hinged rear door located on the same vehicle side, and front door and rear door each have an impact block arranged in such a manner that the blocks are pushed against each...

Vehicle energy absorber structure and method
07/09/09 - 20090174219 - An energy absorber structure and method for use in a vehicle includes providing an extrudable tubular structure that can be easily varied in thickness and width dimensions to be tuned for particular vehicle energy absorbing applications. The variable extrusion can provide a tubular structure that has walls having differing or...

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
06/25/09 - 20090160217 - 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 producing the same, which structural component has a hat-like shape including vertical walls and flanges, wherein distal ends of the flanges contain 20 vol % or...

Reinforcement module for a motor vehicle body
06/18/09 - 20090152896 - A reinforcement module is provided for a motor vehicle body. It may be brought into contact on a body part and fastened thereto. The cited body part having multiple fastening points for motor vehicle components to be mounted. In the reinforcement module, at least one fastener fastened or integrated on...

Tapered crushable polygonal structure
04/23/09 - 20090102234 - An energy management structure includes an elongated polygonal tube with at least four walls, the tube having a larger first end and a smaller second end, at least two of the walls including a longitudinally-extending channel-shaped tapered rib starting at the smaller second end and extending toward the larger first...

Vehicle body structure
04/23/09 - 20090102235 - A vehicle front portion structure 10 includes: a pair of side frames 12, each extending in the vehicle front-rear direction and arranged parallel to each other at positions in the vehicle width direction; a dash panel 20, disposed at a position that is separated toward the rear in the vehicle...

Arrangement for vehicle cabs
04/02/09 - 20090085372 - An arrangement for a vehicle having a so-called front-built vehicle cab of the type which incorporates a cab bottom part supporting at least one driver's seat is provided. The cab bottom part has a floor section having a front section, a rear section and side sections extending between the front...

Active material inserts for use with hollow structures
03/12/09 - 20090066115 - A modifiable structural assembly comprising an active material based insert positioned within a hollow structural member, wherein the insert defines a first insert dimension, is configured, when activated, to change the first insert dimension to a second insert dimension, and selectively achieving the first or second dimension facilitates positioning the...