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1. WO2011008253 - VEHICLE GRILLE INCLUDING ADJUSTABLE LOUVERS, AND/OR METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Publication Number WO/2011/008253
Publication Date 20.01.2011
International Application No. PCT/US2010/001939
International Filing Date 09.07.2010
IPC
B60K 11/08 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
KARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES
11Arrangement in connection with cooling of propulsion units
08Air inlets for cooling; Shutters or blinds therefor
B60R 13/08 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13Elements for body-finishing, identifying, or decorating; Arrangements or adaptations for advertising purposes
08Insulating elements, e.g. for sound insulation
CPC
B60K 11/085
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
KARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES
11Arrangement in connection with cooling of propulsion units
08Air inlets for cooling; Shutters or blinds therefor
085with adjustable shutters or blinds
B60R 13/0838
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13Elements for body-finishing, identifying, or decorating; Arrangements or adaptations for advertising purposes
08Insulating elements, e.g. for sound insulation
0838for engine compartments
Y02T 10/88
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
TCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION
10Road transport of goods or passengers
80Technologies aiming to reduce greenhouse gasses emissions common to all road transportation technologies
88Optimized components or subsystems, e.g. lighting, actively controlled glasses
Y10T 29/4962
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
29Metal working
49Method of mechanical manufacture
49616Structural member making
4962Grille making
Applicants
  • GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES CORP. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • DOROGHAZI, William, J. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • REID, Curtis, B. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • DOROGHAZI, William, J.
  • REID, Curtis, B.
Agents
  • SIMINSKI, Robert, M.
Priority Data
12/801,40307.06.2010US
61/213,76713.07.2009US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) VEHICLE GRILLE INCLUDING ADJUSTABLE LOUVERS, AND/OR METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME
(FR) GRILLE DE VÉHICULE COMPRENANT DES VOLETS RÉGLABLES, ET PROCÉDÉ DE RÉALISATION DE CELLE-CI
Abstract
(EN)
In certain example embodiments of this invention, there is provided a grille for a vehicle (e.g., a car, truck, SUV, or the like). In certain example embodiments, the vehicle grille includes adjustable louvers. In certain example embodiments, the louvers are configured to change position relative to the grille (e.g., to rotate, slide, or otherwise move) when a predetermined condition is met (e.g., vehicle speed above/below a predefined threshold, wind speed above/below a predefined threshold, etc.). This configuration advantageously may result in better vehicle performance (such as, for example, better fuel efficiency), e.g., related to less drag and/or improved aerodynamics.
(FR)
Selon l'invention, dans certains exemples de modes de réalisation, l'invention porte sur une grille pour un véhicule (par exemple, une voiture, un camion, un véhicule utilitaire sportif ou analogue). Dans certains exemples de modes de réalisation, la grille de véhicule comprend des volets réglables. Dans certains exemples de modes de réalisation, les volets sont configurés pour changer de position par rapport à la grille (par exemple, pour tourner, pour coulisser ou pour se déplacer autrement) lorsqu'un état prédéterminé est satisfait (par exemple, une vitesse de véhicule supérieure/inférieure à un seuil prédéterminé, une vitesse de vent supérieure/inférieure à un seuil prédéterminé, etc.). Cette configuration peut résulter de manière avantageuse en des performances de véhicule supérieures (telles que, par exemple, un meilleur rendement de carburant), par exemple associées à moins de traînée et/ou à des capacités aérodynamiques améliorées.
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