Structural reinforcement member for wheel well

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6607238
APP PUB NO 20020171261A1
SERIAL NO

10194538

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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.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ZEPHYROS, INC.ROMEO, MI172

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Barz, William J Shelby Township, MI 26 935

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
L&L PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
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HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA (2)
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