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특허 상세정보

Hydroformed engine cradle and cross member for vehicle body and frame assembly

국가/구분 United States(US) Patent 등록
국제특허분류(IPC7판) B62D-021/00   
미국특허분류(USC) 280/781 ; 280/785 ; 280/796 ; 280/797 ; 280/798 ; 180/311
출원번호 US-0787637 (1997-01-23)
발명자 / 주소
출원인 / 주소
대리인 / 주소
    MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
인용정보 피인용 횟수 : 26  인용 특허 : 12
초록

A combined engine cradle and cross member structure for use with a vehicular body and frame assembly is lighter in weight than known structures. The engine cradle is formed from tubular stock material using mechanical bending and hydroforming techniques to have a generally U-shaped configuration including a central portion having a pair of leg portions extending therefrom. The cross member is also formed from tubular stock material using hydroforming techniques and has a pair of end portions. The end portions of the tubular cross member are secured to th...

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청구항

[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A combined engine cradle and cross member structure for use with a vehicular body and frame assembly comprising:an engine cradle formed from a hollow member and including a center portion having a pair of leg portions extending therefrom, said leg portions adapted to be connected to the vehicular body and frame assembly; anda cross member formed from a hollow member and including a pair of end portions secured to said leg portions of said engine cradle, wherein one of said end portions of said cross member has a notch formed t...

이 특허에 인용된 특허 (12)

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