Patent Number: 8,815,383

Title: Component having a cushioned region and method for making a component having a cushioned region

Abstract: A method of forming a component (14) includes providing a compressible member (22), compressing the compressible member to a compressed state, coupling a skin (20) to a substrate (18) wherein the compressible member is disposed between the skin and the substrate, and expanding the compressible material (26) to an expanded state.

Inventors: Bozio; Ronald A. (Holland, MI), Spahr; Timothy J. (Zeeland, MI), Hansen; Scott A. (Holland, MI)

Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company

International Classification: B32B 3/26 (20060101); B32B 5/18 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018