|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||181/246; 181/252; 181/256; 181/272; 181/282; 181/271|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 7 인용 특허 : 0|
The present invention relates to a muffler facia assembly including a muffler with at least one thermoplastic shell formed into a facia assembly on a motor vehicle. The facia may be any suitable body part of a motor vehicle, such as a bumper, a rocker panel, an air dam, a spoiler, a sideboard or a body module. An assembly in accordance with the present invention includes structural members to provide crash management features to increase the strength and impact resistance. In accordance with the present invention, the long fiber thermoplastic material an...
We claim: 1. An impact resistant, fiber reinforced polymer muffler and motor vehicle component assembly, comprising:a first fiber reinforced thermoplastic polymer shell, said shell including a molded flange adapted to receive a baffle;a facia;an exhaust duct for carrying exhaust gasses through said polymer shell;a fibrous dissipative silencer; andan energy absorbing crumple element comprising at least one baffle and at least one bushing with energy absorbing crash management properties positioned within said flange and in contact with said shell, said fa...