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ApplicationNo. 228490 filed on 01/11/1999
US Classes:52/309.8, Adjacent nonporous layer52/731.7, Having angular component (e.g., having L, T, Z cross-section)52/735.1, For vehicle293/120, Composite bumper296/187.02Expanded cellular material
ExaminersPrimary: Friedman, Carl D.
Assistant: Wilkens, Kevin D.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
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International ClassE04C 003/00
AbstractA laminate reinforced beam assembly includes a beam having a channel shape defined by spaced side walls. The beam has a contact location where it would be subjected to a point loaded force. A reinforcement layer is provided on each of the side walls. The reinforcement layer is made of a polymer which forms a structural foam in its cured condition and which has a shape wherein its side edges taper toward each other in a direction away from the contact location.