Patent Number: 7,102,888

Title: Electronically integrated vehicle structure

Abstract: An integrated vehicle structure includes an electronic site in a plastic support structure. The electronic site has a flexible substrate with electronic components mounted thereon. The plastic support structure defines a plastic mounting surface which includes a plurality of elongated ribs projecting from the plastic support structure. Each of the ribs have a side edge forming a portion of the plastic mounting surface. The flexible substrate is mounted to the plastic mounting surface, and a plurality of air flow passageways are defined by adjacent ribs in the flexible substrate. A method support structure may also be provided which defines a metal mounting surface. One or more electronic sides may be attached to the metal and plastic mounting surfaces.

Inventors: Glovatsky; Andrew Z. (Plymouth, MI), Baker; Jay D. (West Bloomfield, MI), McMillan; Richard Keith (Dearborn, MI), Lemecha; Myron (Dearborn, MI), Vander Sluis; Daniel Roger (Plymouth, MI)

Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: H05K 7/20 (20060101); B62D 25/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018