Method for embedding a distinguishing aesthetic and/or functional surface feature into a panel surface

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APP PUB NO 20050272330A1
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10861903

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A method for embedding a distinguishing aesthetic and/or functional surface feature into a panel surface is described. An open mesh sheet of material is applied to a mold surface and plastic applied to the mold surface and to the back side of the open mesh material. The plastic forms a shell that is then removed from the mold with the open mesh material at least partially embedded in the surface of the shell. The shell then may be used as a trim panel that includes the aesthetic and functional features of the open mesh material.

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INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS GROUP NORTH AMERICA, INC.DEARBORN, MI172

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Booth, Robert Venice, FL 11 28
Gray, John D Union, NH 60 1162

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