Patent Number: 6,168,226

Title: Composite laminate automotive structures

Abstract: A laminate support beam includes an outer structural member which has a channel shape with a longitudinal rigid inner member precoated with structural foam to form a drop-in insert unit which is dropped into the channel of the outer structural member when the structural foam is heat expandable to intimately bond to the inner surface of the outer member and provide a lightweight reinforcement for the outer member.

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

Assignee: Henkel Corporation

International Classification: B29C 44/12 (20060101); B29C 44/02 (20060101); B62D 29/00 (20060101); B62D 25/08 (20060101); B62D 25/00 (20060101); B60J 5/04 (20060101); B60K 17/22 (20060101); B60R 19/18 (20060101); B60J 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018