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Joseph S Wycech: Method of reinforcing a structural member. General Motors Corporation, Charles E Leahy, September 9, 1986: US04610836 (91 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus is provided for reinforcing a structural member of a vehicle body by the use of adhesively bonded together glass macrospheres of 3 to 9 mm. in diameter. The adhesive is not more than about 40% by weight of the mixture so that voids remain between the adjacent macrospheres to per ...


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Paul M Landis, James L Webber, Barry C Worrell: Snap lock pin inflatable restraint module mounting mechanism. General Motors Corporation, Charles E Leahy, August 2, 1994: US05333897 (84 worldwide citation)

An inflatable restraint module mounting mechanism is disclosed for use in mounting an inflatable restraint module to a support structure such as the hub portion of a steering wheel or a dashboard, on a vehicle. The inflatable restraint module is provided with a plurality of pin members which are ada ...


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Michael J Wolanin, Laura C Stevenson, David E Pettigrove: Air bag valve assembly. General Motors Corporation, Charles E Leahy, September 21, 1993: US05246250 (81 worldwide citation)

An air bag valve assembly for installation in an opening in the fabric wall of an air bag includes first and second housing panels of flexible sheet material which overlie one another and are permeable to pass gas therethrough. The edge portions of the housing panels are stitched together to form a ...


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Mansour Ashtiani Zarandi, Youssef Tishbi, Jeffrey A Welch: Energy absorption system for vehicle door and method of making. General Motors Corporation, Charles E Leahy, January 2, 1990: US04890877 (81 worldwide citation)

The method for making an energy absorbing panel comprises the steps of coating a stretchable lightweight fabric with resin, molding the resin coated fabric into a generally planar sheet having a plurality of spaced apart conical projections rising from the planar sheet, cutting the fabric to provide ...


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Michael J Wolanin, Laura C Stevenson, David E Pettigrove, Jack L Jensen, John W Melvin, Laura A Hawthorn, Hubert P Blom: Displacement responsive air bag vent. General Motors Corporation, Charles E Leahy, January 25, 1994: US05280953 (74 worldwide citation)

An occupant restraint air bag assembly includes an air bag having a base wall portion communicating with an inflator and a face wall for contacting the occupant upon inflation of the bag. A vent opening is provided in the base wall portion of the air bag for venting a portion of the inflation gas fr ...


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David E Compeau, Mark Manuel, William L Priest, Lloyd W Rogers Jr, Mark D Nicholas: Power sliding door closer. General Motors Corporation, Charles E Leahy, September 10, 1991: US05046283 (73 worldwide citation)

A sliding door in a van is mounted on tracks for sliding movement between open and closed positions. At the closed position a weather strip is compressed and a door latch is latched. A cable is attached to the door and routed through the vehicle body via pulleys so that pulling the first cable end o ...


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David B Boyd, Charles J Cueny: Method of forming a tubular member with flange. General Motors Corporation, Charles E Leahy, December 10, 1991: US05070717 (72 worldwide citation)

The method of forming a flanged tubular member is accomplished by sizing the tubular blank to the largest cross section circumferential measure of the desired end product and then using a hydro-forming die and process to expand any excess circumferential measure into a flange defining portion of the ...


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Paul F Pelchat: Key illuminating door handle. General Motors Corporation, Charles E Leahy, August 9, 1977: US04041301 (72 worldwide citation)

A key cylinder illuminating device for a lift bar door handle assembly which overlies a recess in the outer panel of a vehicle door. A lift bar is pivotally mounted for movement between a first position overlying the recess and a second position away from the recess wherein a door latch is operated ...


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Barry C Worrell, Paul M Landis, Harold W Morgan, Larry E Flora: Snap-in inflatable restraint module mounting mechanism including latch elements. General Motors Corporation, Charles E Leahy, January 10, 1995: US05380037 (70 worldwide citation)

An inflatable restraint module mounting mechanism is disclosed for use in mounting an inflatable restraint module to a support structure such as the hub portion of a steering wheel. The inflatable restraint module is provided with a plurality of mounting members which are adapted to pass through and ...


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Derek P Clitheros, David A Livingstone, David B Roberts, Roland Cawthorne: Adhesive application apparatus. General Motors Corporation, Charles E Leahy, January 14, 1986: US04564410 (65 worldwide citation)

An adhesive application apparatus for automatically applying a strip of adhesive material of predefined shape accurately to the periphery of either the window opening in a motor vehicle or a pane of glass sized to cover that window opening, the apparatus comprising a pressurized supply means feeding ...