|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||280/781 ; 280/785 ; 280/796 ; 280/797 ; 280/798 ; 180/311|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 26 인용 특허 : 12|
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...
[ 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...