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1. CA2676562 - HYDROFORMED SPACE FRAME

Office
Canada
Application Number 2676562
Application Date 09.11.2001
Publication Number 2676562
Publication Date 16.05.2002
Grant Number
Grant Date 28.06.2011
Publication Kind C
IPC
B62D 23/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
DMOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
23Combined superstructure and frame, i.e. monocoque constructions
B62D 31/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
DMOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
31Superstructures for passenger vehicles
CPC
B62D 23/005
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
DMOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
23Combined superstructure and frame, i.e. monocoque constructions
005with integrated chassis in the whole shell, e.g. meshwork, tubes, or the like
B62D 21/11
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
DMOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
21Understructures, i.e. chassis frame on which a vehicle body may be mounted
11with resilient means for suspension ; , e.g. of wheels or engine; sub-frames for mounting engine or suspensions
Applicants COSMA INTERNATIONAL INC.
Inventors GABBIANELLI, GIANFRANCO
ASHLEY, RICHARD
Priority Data 60/247,045 13.11.2000 US
Title
(EN) HYDROFORMED SPACE FRAME
(FR) CHASSIS SPATIAL HYDROFORME
Abstract
(EN)
The present invention provides a space frame for a motor vehicle including a pair of side rail structures, said side rail structures each having an upwardly arched portion defining a pair of wheel wells, said space frame further includes first and second connecting structures connected laterally between said side rail structures rearwardly and forwardly, respectively, of said wheel wells, and a cradle assembly comprising a pair of elongated cradle support structures and a pair of U-shaped cradle structures, each U-shaped cradle structure having a pair of leg portions extending from a cross portion, said cradle support structures being laterally spaced and each being connected between said first and second connecting structures, said U-shaped cradle structures being longitudinally spaced and each leg portion of said pair of leg portions of each said U-shaped cradle structure being connected to a respective one of said pair of cradle support structures.