Patent Number: 6,296,298

Title: Structural reinforcement member for wheel well

Abstract: A structural reinforcement member for reinforcing a wheel well area of an automobile includes a carrier and a load distributing medium supported by the carrier. The carrier also may include a reinforced protrusion, two reinforced openings, and an outwardly extending flange. The flange includes a reinforced raised portion having a shape similar to that of the flange. The load distributing medium is a structural foam and preferably an epoxy-based resin. The preferred load distributing medium is L5206, L5207, L5208, or L5209 structural foam commercially available from L&L Products of Romeo, Mich.

Inventors: Barz; William J. (Shelby Township, MI)

Assignee: L&L Products, Inc.

International Classification: B62D 21/15 (20060101); B62D 29/00 (20060101); B60J 007/00 (); B60K 037/00 (); B60N 002/00 (); B60N 003/00 (); B60R 077/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018