Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc.
|Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140255651||SOYBEAN OIL IN HIGH HARDNESS RUBBER FORMULATIONS FOR AUTOMOTIVE GLASS RUN WEATHERSTRIPS AND METHOD - A weatherstrip is configured for engagement with an associated vehicle window. A body of the weatherstrip has regions of high hardness that include soybean oil as an ingredient in the rubber formulation. Flexible seal portions extend outwardly from the body and are adapted for sliding engagement with the associated vehicle window. Preferably, the soybean oil is approximately 1-25 weight % of the rubber formulation in the high hardness regions. The body has a Shore A durometer on the order of 80-95. A method of forming the weatherstrip includes providing a rubber formulation and substituting at least a portion of a plasticizer with fully hydrogenated soybean oil.||09-11-2014|
|20140059941||FLEXIBLE WIRE OR METAL REINFORCED WEATHERSTRIP WITH INTEGRAL METHOD FOR CONTROLLING NEUTRAL AXIS - A weatherstrip includes an elastomeric body having a first material that encapsulates a carrier. A second material having a higher hardness than the first material of the body is selectively positioned at a predetermined location in the body to support compressive loads imposed on the body. In this manner, the neutral axis of the weatherstrip can be controlled by selective location of the second material in the cross-section.||03-06-2014|
|20140042234||SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR QUICK WARM-UP OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - A system for quick warm-up of a motor vehicle having an engine, an exhaust system and a passenger cabin includes a heat collector disposed in the exhaust system downstream of the catalytic converter. The system additionally includes a heater core in the passenger cabin. The heater core is in fluid communication with the heat collector for receiving a heated fluid from the heat collector. The system further includes an expansion tank for receiving fluid from the heater core. The expansion tank is located below the heat collector such that fluid drains from the heat collector back to the expansion tank solely under gravitational force. The heat collector may be combined with a resonator or with a muffler. The heater core may be a combined heater core that extracts heat from both the exhaust system and the engine.||02-13-2014|
|20140041840||OIL COOLER - An apparatus for transferring heat between a first fluid and second fluid in a motor vehicle includes a housing, a first header, a second header, and a plurality of heat exchange tubes. The housing defines a chamber and includes a first inlet, a second inlet, a first outlet, and a second outlet. The first and second headers separate a central portion of the chamber from a first and second header portion of the chamber, respectively. The first inlet and the first outlet are in fluid communication with the central portion. The second inlet is in communication with the first header portion. The second outlet is in fluid communication with the second header portion. Each of the plurality of heat exchange tubes passes through the central portion of the chamber and has a first end in fluid communication with the first header portion and a second end in fluid communication with the second header portion.||02-13-2014|
|20140041361||SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR QUICK WARM-UP OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - A system for quick warm-up of a motor vehicle includes a housing, a heat collector, and a valve mechanism. The housing includes an input port and an output port, and defines a first exhaust flow path between the input port and the output port. The heat collector is in fluid communication with the housing and defines a second exhaust flow path. The heat collector includes an inlet and an outlet and further defines a fluid path between the inlet and the outlet. The valve mechanism is disposed within the housing and is operable to control the flow of exhaust between the first exhaust flow path and the second exhaust flow path.||02-13-2014|
|20130292889||REDUCED NOISE DECOUPLER - A reduced noise decoupler has a perimeter with a wavy form. This provides a significant reduction in the initial contact noise. Hydraulic pressure deforms the wavy edges, pressing the wavy edge flat and creating the necessary seal. The edge geometry is created such that pressure will flatten the decoupler perimeter without creasing, ensuring a proper seal without losses. This is achieved by drawing the wavy detail from the perimeter to an interior of the decoupler body in alternating fashion to create a pattern of peaks and troughs bounded by thicker sections, allowing the edges to easily deform without creasing.||11-07-2013|
|20130174492||CO-EXTRUDED ROLL FORMED BRIGHT EXTRUSION WITH INTEGRAL END FORMS - A weatherstrip and associated method of forming the weatherstrip includes a body having a core formed of a first material and at least partially encapsulated in an extrusion material. A bright strip or metal show surface is integrated within the extrusion body to provide an aesthetically pleasing bright strip. The end of the bright strip is formed at an end of the weatherstrip to provide a one-piece structure.||07-11-2013|
|20130152472||WEATHERSTRIP INCORPORATING PINCH SENSOR, NEW PINCH SENSORS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - A weatherstrip such as a glass run incorporates an associated anti-entrapment sensor. The glass run includes an elastomeric material having first and second legs interconnected by a base wall that together receive an associated automotive window peripheral edge and a recess formed in the elastomeric material dimensioned to receive the associated anti-entrapment sensor therein. The recess has a substantially T-shaped cross-sectional cavity in one embodiment and the pinch sensor has a substantially T-shaped cross-sectional conformation dimensioned for mating receipt in the T-shaped cavity. Facing, first and second flexible sidewall portions flex for ease of insertion and retention of the pinch sensor in the cavity. A fusible layer secures the weatherstrip and pinch sensor after assembly thereof. Preferably, the weatherstrip is formed from multiple materials, one of which is a low friction material.||06-20-2013|
|20130020060||HEAT EXCHANGER - A heat exchanger includes a first header tank, a second header tank, and a core. The core is positioned between the first header tank and the second header tank. The core includes a plurality of tubes, a set of cooling fins and a plurality of channels. Each tube of the plurality of tubes provides fluid communication between the first header tank and the second header tank. The set of cooling fins are located between the heat exchange tubes of the plurality of tubes to increase a heat exchange area. The plurality of channels is defined by the plurality of tubes and the set of cooling fins. The channels of the plurality of channels are operative for directing a flow of air through the core such that a flow of air enters a front face of the core in a first direction and is generally directed toward a plane.||01-24-2013|
|20120091746||INNER GARNISH ASSEMBLY MODULE SYSTEM - A one-piece inner garnish assembly module system (MS) joins an inner garnish molding (IG), primary seal (PS), glass run (GR), and inner beltline weatherstrip (IB) into a single component prior to installation of the module system on a vehicle. The garnish is secured to the glass run along the A and B pillars, and the interconnecting header portion of a vehicle door. In addition, the primary seal is operatively associated or secured to the garnish, and may be pin-mounted to the door, or mechanically connected, and/or adhesively secured to the door.||04-19-2012|
|20110057366||AXIALLY DAMPED HYDRAULIC MOUNT ASSEMBLY - A hydromount assembly includes a first fluid chamber and a second fluid chamber that communicate with one another through an inertia track. The inertia track is interposed between the first and second fluid chambers, and is used as a fluid actuating plunger to move relative to at least one of the first and second chambers in response to vibration to pump fluid from the first chamber to the second chamber, and vice versa, through the inertia track. An opening extends through the first and second fluid chambers and the inertia track and receives a shaft therein. The inertia track is secured to the shaft so that axial movement of the shaft results in axial movement of the inertia track. Elastomeric portions of the hydromount may be differently tuned from one another. The center mount hydromount may be selectively assembled with a body mount, or the body mount integrated into the hydromount whereby the center mount arrangement increases the functionality of the damper.||03-10-2011|
|20100186301||INTEGRATED METAL COSMETIC STRIP TO OUTERBELT, GLASS RUN, AND UPPER REVEAL - A weatherstrip (||07-29-2010|
Patent applications by Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc.