Patent Number: 6,165,588

Title: Reinforcement of hollow sections using extrusions and a polymer binding layer

Abstract: A hollow structural member is reinforced by a housing in the form of a framework exposed structural foam on the housing. The housing is placed in the structural member at an orientation with its longitudinal axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the structural member so that the foam is disposed directly against opposed walls of the structural member. Upon curing the foam becomes intimately bonded to the opposed walls of the structural member and to the housing for reinforcing the structural member. Preferably the housing is formed by extrusion so that it can be cut to size across its extrusion axis.

Inventors: Wycech; Joseph S. (Grosse Pointe Woods, MI)

Assignee: Henkel Corporation

International Classification: B29C 44/02 (20060101); B29C 44/18 (20060101); B62D 29/00 (20060101); B32B 003/04 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017