Abstract: A method and apparatus for transferring glass sheets from a first roller conveyor to a perpendicularly oriented second roller conveyor utilize a plurality of parallel, spaced-apart lifting arms to lift the glass sheet from the first roller conveyor and deposit same on a belt conveyor for subsequent transport to the second roller conveyor.
June 13, 1991
Date of Patent:
August 24, 1993
Ford Motor Company
Malcolm F. Rose, Jr., Charles B. Tyree, Jr., James D. Dodson, Terry L. Bennett
Abstract: An adjustable cable mounting bracket for automobile bodies is formed as a unitary structure in which a barbed locating member and a partially cylindrical backing member are hingedly connected to a slotted adjusting member to be folded into position where the resulting bracket assembly is rotatably mounted in an automotive body panel and provides for circumferential and axial movement of a portion of a flexible conduit or cable received in the bracket in snap-fit relationship.
Abstract: A storage apparatus carried inside interior panels of motor vehicles is provided. The apparatus has a storage container which is open towards the interior of the panel and which is movable forwardly and downwardly in through guide levers arranged in a parallelogram. The apparatus overcomes dead center in a closed position flush with the panel and is spring-mounted on first stops through lever arms articulated on the panel at one end and on the storage container at the other end and is further mounted by a spring and shock absorber arrangement cooperating with the guide levels which is lockable on two stops in an opened position projecting from the panel. Specifically, two forward, laterally outer lever arms and a rear, triangularly shaped lever arm disposed parallel to the approximately vertical rear wall of the container are provided, and a spring and bell-crank lever arrangement engages below on a support point mounting on the panel and above on a transverse bar of the triangularly shaped lever arm.
Abstract: Force-indicating legs adapted to be fitted to the pelvic assembly of an anthropomorphic dummy for use in the dynamic testing of vehicle passenger restraint systems. The legs permit the measurement of most of the skeletal forces that are likely to be experienced during dummy leg contact with a vehicle instrument panel or a knee bolster in dynamic restraint system testing.Each dummy leg has a knee joint connecting the simulated femur and tibia bones and an ankle joint connecting the simulated tibia bone with a simulated foot structure. Forces acting on the simulated femur and tibia bones are measured by load cells capable of measuring axial (Z axis) compression and tension loads, shear loads on both orthogonal (X and Y) axes, lateral and longitudinal (or vertical) bending moments, and torsional moments.
Abstract: A window assembly for modifying the appearance of a vehicle body. The window assembly comprises a glass fiber reinforced polyester panel adapted to bridge a body opening. The polyester panel has at least one opening smaller and of a different configuration than the body opening and is formed with a peripheral rabbet projecting into the smaller opening. An insert complementary in shape to the smaller opening is positioned in the latter adjacent the rabbeted periphery. The insert may take the form of a window pane, a louvered panel, a lamp housing lens, or other substantially planar article. The insert is held in place by an injection moldable elastomeric material that in cured condition integrally interlocks the periphery of the insert to the rabbet of the polyester panel.