Patent Number: 6,296,301

Title: Motor vehicle body structure using a woven fiber

Abstract: A motor vehicle body including inner and outer body panels. The inner body panel and the outer body panel form at least one cavity therebetween. A structural cross woven fiber material is applied to the cavity formed between the inner and outer body panels in order to increase rigidity of the motor vehicle body. The cross woven or unidirectional fiber is fiberglass carbon fiber or other structural fibers which, in combination with resin (in fiber or powder form), becomes an integral part of the motor vehicle body structure when heat is applied.

Inventors: Schroeder; Del C. (Bloomfield Hills, MI), Argeropoulos; John G. (Sterling Heights, MI), Fielding; Russell C. (Clarkston, MI)

Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation

International Classification: B62D 29/04 (20060101); B62D 29/00 (20060101); B60K 027/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018