Hybrid bumper beams and methods for making and using the same

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9902351
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15300441

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A method of making a hybrid energy absorbing beam, comprises: forming a polymer member comprising a first portion, wherein the first portion includes a first ledge and a connecting ledge connected by a first portion wall; and a rib extending from the first portion wall, wherein a cross-section of the rib taken along a line, A-A, comprises a first channel formed from an opening between a channel wall and a first traverse wall of a lobe, wherein the lobe comprises the first traverse wall and a second traverse wall with a connecting wall disposed between the first traverse wall and the second traverse wall; wherein the first channel extends along a portion of a length, Lp, of the polymer member; and forming a metal/composite member; and attaching the polymer member to the metal/composite member on an opposite side of the polymer member as the connecting wall.

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SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B VPLASTICSLAAN 1 BERGEN OP ZOOM 4612 PX

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bobba, Somasekhar Venkat Bangalore, IN 8 53
Marks, Matthew D Waterford, US 15 93
Nagwanshi, Dhanendra Kumar Farmington Hills, US 33 374

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