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Federico G Jaekel, Gianfranco Gabbianelli, Frank A Horton: Modular space frame. Cosma International, Pillsbury Winthrop, March 18, 2003: US06533348 (44 worldwide citation)

A vehicle space frame for constructing a motor vehicle includes a body module and a front module. The body module includes a pair of laterally spaced, longitudinally extending main side rail structures and a pair of rearward-most upright structures each being connected to a respective main side rail ...


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Fred G Jaekel, Gianfranco Gabbianelli, Frank A Horton: Hydroformed space frame and method of manufacturing the same. Cosma International, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, July 25, 2000: US06092865 (43 worldwide citation)

A space frame includes a pair of laterally spaced, longitudinally extending side rail structures and longitudinally spaced pairs of laterally spaced upright structures having joints at their lower ends with the pair of side rail structures. The longitudinal spaced pairs of laterally spaced upright s ...


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Khiem B Do, Kevin R Langworthy, Gianfranco Gabbianelli, Eric C Johnson, Dominico P Julian, Marc A Finot, Cameron G Wylie: Solar energy collection system. Skyline Solar, Beyer Law Group, June 28, 2011: US07968791 (42 worldwide citation)

In one aspect of the present invention, a solar energy collection system that includes multiple longitudinally adjacent collectors is described. The collectors are coupled end to end to form a collector row. The collector row extends along a longitudinal axis and is arranged to rotate about a pivot ...


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Gianfranco Gabbianelli, Richard D Ashley: Door seal interface structure for a motor vehicle space frame. Magna International, Pillsbury Winthrop, September 23, 2003: US06623067 (40 worldwide citation)

A door seal interface structure for a motor vehicle space frame includes a longitudinally extending hydroformed tubular rail portion, a hydroformed tubular pillar portion connected at a joint to the rail portion and a transition structure. The rail portion and the pillar portion provide respective s ...


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Gianfranco Gabbianelli, Richard Ashley: Hybrid space frame for motor vehicle. Magna International, Pillsbury Winthrop, November 30, 2004: US06824204 (37 worldwide citation)

A space frame for an motor vehicle having hydroformed upper and lower longitudinal members and hydroformed cross-members. Each upper longitudinal member is connected to a corresponding lower longitudinal member in the front and at the rear of the frame by members formed of stamped sheet metal. The s ...


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Fred G Jaekel, Gianfranco Gabbianelli, Frank A Horton: Hydroformed space frame and method of manufacturing the same. Cosma International, Pillsbury Winthrop, September 4, 2001: US06282790 (29 worldwide citation)

A space frame includes a pair of laterally spaced, longitudinally extending side rail structures and longitudinally spaced pairs of laterally spaced upright structures having joints at their lower ends with the pair of side rail structures. The longitudinal spaced pairs of laterally spaced upright s ...


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Federico G Jaekel, Gianfranco Gabbianelli, Frank A Horton, Richard Ashley: Hydroformed space frame joints therefor. Cosma International, Pillsbury Winthrop, October 16, 2001: US06302478 (27 worldwide citation)

A space frame for a motor vehicle is provided to illustrate an embodiment of the invention. The space frame includes a pair of upper longitudinal members. Each of the upper longitudinal members has a pillar forming portion and a first portion coupled to the pillar forming portion. The space frame al ...


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Gianfranco Gabbianelli, Seetarama S Kotagiri, Richard Ashley: Hydroforming a tubular structure of varying diameter from a tubular blank made using electromagnetic pulse welding. Magna International, Pillsbury Winthrop, November 5, 2002: US06474534 (22 worldwide citation)

A method of hydroforming a tubular structure of varying diameter along its longitudinal axis, comprising the formation of a tubular blank member by welding together, at their periphery, tubes of different diameters using electromagnetic pulse welding.


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Federico G Jaekel, Gianfranco Gabbianelli, Frank A Horton, Richard Ashley: Hydroformed space frame and joints therefor. Cosma International, Pillsbury Winthrop, July 2, 2002: US06412857 (20 worldwide citation)

A method of forming this vehicle space frame joint is carried out by (1) forming an elongated first member constructed of a metallic material that includes an end segment having a predetermined length and having an exterior surface that defines an exterior configuration of the end segment; (2) formi ...


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Gianfranco Gabbianelli, Richard D Ashley: Hydroformed space frame and rearward ring assembly therefor. Cosma International, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, August 9, 2005: US06926350 (19 worldwide citation)

A space frame for a motor vehicle having a pair of laterally spaced, longitudinally extending side rail structures, a pair of forward-most upright structures each being connected to a respective side rail structure, thereby forming a pair of A pillars, a pair of roof rail structures, a forward end o ...