US Pat. No. 9,818,994

HOUSING FOR AN ELECTRICAL MODULE OF A BATTERY PACK FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, AND ASSOCIATED BATTERY PACK

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21. A battery pack for a motor vehicle, wherein it comprises a housing comprising an inner space designed to contain at least
one module, comprising a set of several electric cells, each of said at least one module is associated with its own heat-regulating
plate, the housing having at least one wall designed to rest against the at least one heat-regulating plate when the at least
one module is present in the housing, this housing comprises tightening means for tightening a module against said wall and
said wall comprises, on its inner side facing towards the at least one heat-regulating plate, an element in relief contained
within a volume having a convexity turned towards the inner space of the housing, the element in relief is arranged and dimensioned
to transmit to the at least one heat-regulating plate a tightening pressure exerted by the wall, this tightening pressure
being such that the element in relief and the at least one heat-regulating plate remain in contact with each other, notwithstanding
a possible deformation of the wall caused by the tightening, this contact occurring at least at points of the element in relief,
distributed such that any disc of 20 to 80 mm diameter drawn by projection on the at least one heat-regulating plate contains
at least two of these points.

US Pat. No. 9,540,056

DEFLECTOR DEVICE AND MOTOR VEHICLE IN WHICH THE FRONT SHIELD CARRIES SAID DEFLECTOR DEVICE

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1. A mobile deflector device of a curved vehicle shield, comprising a central deflector and two lateral deflectors, essentially
forming three chords distributed over an entire length of said curved vehicle shield, each of said three deflectors being
mounted so as to be able to pivot between a first folded position and a second unfolded position substantially perpendicular
to said first folded position, wherein in said second unfolded position, the low points of said two lateral deflectors are
lower than that of said central deflector.

US Pat. No. 9,132,864

VEHICLE STRUCTURE INCLUDING A BATTERY

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1. A vehicle structure comprising:
a longitudinal structural element at each of its side edges;
at least two essentially horizontal shells that are superposed so as to form a housing between them, each of said at least
two essentially horizontal shells being connected to at least one of the two longitudinal structural elements;

at least one battery component containing at least one energy storage unit arranged in said housing; and
at least one fastener element comprising a fastener body, a resilient means and a plate, wherein said fastener body passes
through said at least two essentially horizontal shells, said resilient means and said plate, wherein said plate bears against
said at least one battery component and said resilient means bears against said plate and at least one of said at least two
essentially horizontal shells so as to exert a compressive force on said at least one battery component, said at least one
fastener element securing said at least two essentially horizontal shells together and being arranged in such a manner that
said at least one battery component is in compression in the shell-superposition direction, corresponding to a vertical direction,
wherein at least one of said at least one fastener element is situated between adjacent energy storage units, wherein said
resilient means is a spring washer;

a portion or surface of one of said at least two essentially horizontal shells being generally parallel to a portion or surface
of the other of said at least two essentially horizontal shells with said at least one battery component being situated therebetween;

said at least one fastener comprising a fastener body that passes through and is in contact with said portions or surfaces
of said at least two essentially horizontal shells so that when said at least one fastener element is tightened, said at least
two essentially horizontal shells become fastened together and a force is transferred to a member which applies a compressive
force to said at least one battery component.

US Pat. No. 9,211,782

MOTOR VEHICLE REAR MODULE INTENDED TO BE AFFIXED TO A REAR HATCH MODULE

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1. A motor vehicle rear module for fastening on a structure of a rear door, said motor vehicle rear module comprising:
a light unit;
an outer bodywork skin, said outer bodywork skin being adjacent at least in part to said light unit; and
a shaper element arranged so as to shape said outer bodywork skin around said light unit;
wherein said shaper element is distinct from said outer bodywork skin; and
wherein said shaper element is stressing said outer bodywork skin so as to obtain a reduced clearance between a glasswork
and said outer bodywork skin;

wherein said shaper element comprises two portions, each fastened to a respective portion of said outer bodywork skin, said
two portions also being fastened to each other so as to clamp said two skin portions around said light unit;

including two light units, wherein said outer bodywork skin is a strip extending between two light units, said strip preferably
being a fuse, being configured so as to be taking up an external impact without deforming the structure of the rear door.

US Pat. No. 9,932,467

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A POLYPROPYLENE COMPOSITION WITH CONTROLLED FLUIDITY

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1. Method for manufacturing a composition, comprising bringing into contact the following three components:a product containing mostly polypropylene having a controlled fluidity according to standard ISO 1133 (230° C., 2.16 kg) less than 10 g/10 min, present in an amount from 82% to 88% inclusive, by total weight of the composition,
polypropylene having a controlled fluidity according to standard ISO 1133 (230° C., 2.16 kg) greater than 400 g/10 min, present in an amount from 7% to 13% inclusive, by total weight of the composition, and
a polymer grafted with maleic anhydride, present in an amount from 2% to 8% inclusive, by total weight of the composition.

US Pat. No. 9,855,683

FLOOR MADE FROM PLASTIC MATERIAL FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH METAL FITTING INSERTS

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1. A mold for producing a floor made from a polymer material for a motor vehicle, comprising at least one metal insert in
the form of sheet metal that is partially overmolded such that a portion intended to be covered with a polymer material and
a portion intended to not be covered with said polymer material, said mold comprising a die and a punch defining a cavity,
said cavity comprising a location intended to receive the portion of said at least one metal insert intended to be covered
with polymer material, wherein in said location of said cavity, said mold comprises gadroons on said die and on said punch,
said gadroons whose thickness is greater than a predefined minimum thickness (H), wherein another portion of said overmolded
at least one metal insert does not extend perpendicularly to a mold closing direction when said overmolded at least one metal
insert is situated in said mold, a contact end of at least one of said gadroons of said die or said punch engages said another
portion when said mold is closed, said contact end having a substantially trapezoidal shape.

US Pat. No. 9,656,404

METHOD AND MACHINE FOR PUNCHING BODYWORK COMPONENTS

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1. A method for punching a bodywork component, in particular a skin in order to install parking-assistance sensors or headlight
washers therein, in which said method comprises the steps of:
placing said bodywork component on an anvil associated with a punch that is held at a distance therefrom when in a rest position;
activating a first actuator to move said punch toward said bodywork component over a first stroke in order to bring said punch
close to said bodywork component;

activating a second actuator to move said punch over a second stroke in order to pierce said bodywork component;
said movement of said punch over said second stroke being performed at a travel speed relative to said bodywork component
that does not exceed 10 mm/s and that is less than a travel speed of said punch over its first stroke, said second actuator,
which is coupled to a force-multiplication mechanism, being distinct from said first actuator;

wherein said punch is mounted at a first end of an axially-movable support that has said first end and a second end opposite
said first end, wherein said axially-movable support travels along said first stroke in order to place said second end in
a vicinity of said force-multiplication mechanism so that said second end can be subjected to thrust from said mechanism during
said second stroke when said punch is moved by said second means;

wherein the movement of said punch over said first stroke by said first actuator over said second stroke by said second actuator
is always directed towards the anvil.

US Pat. No. 9,909,000

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A POLYPROPYLENE COMPOSITION WITH CONTROLLED FLUIDITY

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1. Method for manufacturing a composition, comprising bringing into contact the following three components:
a product containing mostly polypropylene having a controlled fluidity according to standard ISO 1133 (230° C., 2.16 kg) less
than 10 g/10 min, present in an amount from 82% to 88% inclusive, by total weight of the composition,

polypropylene having a controlled fluidity according to standard ISO 1133 (230° C., 2.16 kg) greater than 400 g/10 min, present
in an amount from 7% to 13% inclusive, by total weight of the composition, and

a polymer grafted with maleic anhydride, present in an amount from 2% to 8% inclusive, by total weight of the composition.

US Pat. No. 9,718,421

FENDER BRACKET OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

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1. A fender bracket of a motor vehicle, which includes attachment seatings for attaching a fender, an anchoring point for
anchoring with a structural element of the motor vehicle, and a hinge attachment area for attaching a bonnet hinge of a bonnet,
wherein said fender bracket comprises a reinforcement comprising a first attachment surface designed to be attached by fastening
means to said hinge attachment area and a second attachment surface designed to be attached by fastening means to said structural
element of the motor vehicle and in that said hinge attachment area for attaching said hinge is separated from said anchoring
point and said fender bracket is shaped so as to ensure a predetermined relative positioning between said attachment seatings
and said hinge attachment area and comprising a connection between said first attachment surface and said second attachment
surface, said connection being conformed as a plane inclined relative to said first attachment surface and said second attachment
surface, wherein said reinforcement having a mean thickness of between 0.7 mm and 3 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,623,733

TAILGATE INTENDED TO BE PIVOTABLY MOUNTED ONTO MOTOR VEHICLE BODYWORK, HAVING IMPROVED ABUTMENT

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1. A tailgate mounted onto a motor vehicle body such as to be pivotable between an open position and a closed position, and
connected to said motor vehicle body by assistance means that generate an axial thrust for assisting with the opening of said
tailgate, wherein said tailgate comprises a sealing element and an anti-deformation abutment, said anti-deformation abutment
positioned on said tailgate for engaging, when said tailgate is in said closed position, with a complementary bearing of said
motor vehicle body such that said complementary bearing exerts a local reaction force against said anti-deformation abutment;
having a direction (DR) substantially parallel and opposite to a direction of thrust (D) of said assistance means, or angled
at most 45° relative to said direction of thrust (D), and

having at least one component (R) in a direction opposite to a direction of thrust (F) of said assistance means.

US Pat. No. 9,580,113

MOTOR VEHICLE COMPONENT THAT WITHSTANDS THERMAL DEFORMATION

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1. A motor vehicle bodywork component, comprising a first panel having a first coefficient of linear thermal expansion and
a second panel having a second coefficient of linear thermal expansion greater than the first coefficient of linear thermal
expansion, wherein the motor bodywork component further comprises a connection part made of a material having a third coefficient
of linear thermal expansion less than the first coefficient of linear thermal expansion, said connection part being fastened
to the first panel at a plurality of fastening points;
wherein said connection part facilitates preventing longitudinal deformation to eliminate bulging of said first panel; and
wherein said connection part is connected at multiple points to said first panel.

US Pat. No. 9,103,154

DRIVE ARRANGEMENT FOR ACTUATION OF A HATCH OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

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1. A Drive Arrangement for actuation of a hatch of a motor vehicle, comprising an elongated linear drive for producing linear
drive movement, wherein the hatch is pivotable via hinges around a geometrical hinge axis so that a hatch opening of a motor
vehicle body may be closed wherein in an installed state the drive extends along or parallel to the hinge axis; and
wherein in the installed state the drive is positioned in a cavity of the hatch in an area of the hinge axis so that the drive
moves with the hatch as the hatch pivots about the geometrical hinge axis, a redirection gear is arranged in the area of the
hinge axis and the drive is drive-wise coupled to the motor vehicle body via the redirection gear through openings in the
hatch.

US Pat. No. 10,194,568

SEMI-FINISHED PRODUCT MADE FROM COMPOSITE MATERIAL, COMPRISING A FLEXIBLE ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING FILM

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1. A semi-finished product made from a composite material including a thermoplastic or thermosetting matrix and reinforcement fillers, the semi-finished product comprising:a plurality of strips of an electromagnetic shielding film in a thickness of the semi-finished product, the electromagnetic shielding film including holes;
wherein the plurality of strips have a non-zero overlap; and
wherein the electromagnetic shielding film is not flat.

US Pat. No. 9,902,437

SPOILER FOR A TAILGATE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

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1. A spoiler for a tailgate of a motor vehicle, the spoiler comprising:
a custom skin projecting towards a rear of the vehicle; and
a reinforcing element directly attached to the custom skin and configured to reinforce the custom skin, the reinforcing element
including means for attaching to the tailgate and including towards the rear of the vehicle at least one recess; and

a combination of the reinforcing element and the tailgate defining a hollow body therein.
US Pat. No. 9,688,833

METHOD FOR RECYCLING POLYMERS AND PRODUCT PRODUCED FROM SAID METHOD

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1. A method for recycling polymers from ground “post-consumer” materials, the method comprising a step for extracting volatile
organic compounds present within said polymers, wherein said volatile organic compounds are extracted by contacting the ground
materials with a solution comprising at least a wetting agent and/or an agent for solubilizing fatty acid esters, at a temperature
between 15° C. and 5° C. below the boiling point of said solution.

US Pat. No. 9,908,574

ADJUSTABLE ASSEMBLY OF A MOBILE BODYWORK PANEL WITH A FIXED BODYWORK PANEL

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1. An assembly of at least a vehicle fixed bodywork panel and a support part for this fixed bodywork panel, the assembly comprising
fastening means of the fixed bodywork panel on the support part, wherein:the assembly comprises at least one adjustment means in translation of the fixed bodywork panel, that is separate from said
fastening means, each of said adjustment means in translation comprises:
a translation member that is engaging said support part along a member translation axis;
a housing arranged into a first portion of the bodywork panel, the member translation axis being fully offset from the housing,
and;

a translation coupling element of the translation member to the fixed bodywork panel, that is engaging inside said housing
so that moving continuously the translation member along the member translation axis causes a continuous translation of the
fixed bodywork panel relative to the support part in a fixed bodywork panel translation direction, thus allowing an adjustment
of the relative position of the fixed bodywork panel and the support part, so that the fixed bodywork panel is in a desired
position, the assembly being characterized in that the fixed bodywork panel comprises a wall comprising an access hole for
moving the translation member through this access hole.

US Pat. No. 9,844,910

MACHINE FOR STAMPING AND/OR WELDING ONTO A BUMPER SKIN

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1. A punching and/or welding machine configured to act on a skin of a piece of motor vehicle bodywork that includes plastics
material, the machine comprising:
movable punching and/or welding tools, each of which being configured to perform a punching and/or welding operation in three
stages:

a) transferring the movable punching and/or welding tools from a retracted position at a distance from the skin to a working
position in contact with or in a close proximity to the skin;

b) performing the punching and/or the welding; and
c) returning the movable punching and/or welding tools to the retracted position; and
a support for receiving the skin in a determined position,
wherein once the skin is positioned on the support, the skin defines, in association with a protective screen, a safety volume
within which the movable punching and/or welding tools is configured to move in order to perform the punching and/or welding
operation on the skin, the movable punching and/or welding tools being fastened to the support, and

wherein the protective screen is subdivided so as to have a non-planar curvature that is conform to a curvature of the support.

US Pat. No. 9,708,011

MOTOR VEHICLE FLOOR HAVING AN UPPER REINFORCING SKIN AND AN ACCESSIBILITY OPENING FOR ACCESSING HOLLOW BODIES

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1. Motor vehicle floor comprising:
a lower skin and an upper skin, the lower skin and upper skin being fixed together so as to form, in at least a part of the
floor,

at least one hollow body between said skins,
said floor including a longitudinal element forming a tunnel positioned in the center of the floor,
wherein said hollow body includes at least one technical element and/or at least one means for fastening said technical element
or an internal vehicle fitting,

said hollow body being provided with at least one opening that is positioned and dimensioned so as to allow said fastening
means and/or said technical element to pass through the opening, and

said tunnel having a second fastening means where the tunnel has no hollow body.

US Pat. No. 10,017,141

INCREASE OF THE COMPRESSIBILITY OF A BUMPER BEAM

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1. A bumper beam of a motor vehicle, the bumper beam comprising:a chassis,
at least one horizontal flank and at least one vertical flank extending longitudinally to the beam,
at least one bearing member configured to be supported on the chassis and to exert a reaction force in one direction on said at least one horizontal flank during absorption of an impact by said beam, the at least one bearing member including a blade,
said at least one bearing member being stronger than said at least one horizontal flank in the direction of the reaction force, and
the at least one horizontal flank being configured to be broken by the blade upon the impact.

US Pat. No. 9,925,738

ASSEMBLY OF A METAL INSERT AND A SHEET OF COMPOSITE MATERIAL, METHOD FOR INCORPORATING SUCH AN INSERT INTO SUCH A SHEET AND PART OBTAINED BY MOLDING SUCH A SHEET

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1. An assembly comprising:at least one metal insert and at least one reinforcing sheet of composite material, wherein:
at least one reinforcing sheet contains reinforcing fibers longer than or equal in length to one centimeter;
said at least one metal insert comprises protrusions shaped to:
traverse said at least one reinforcing sheet of composite material going between said reinforcing fibers forming projected ends;
fold towards said at least one reinforcing sheet of composite material by plastic deformation so that said projected ends of said protrusions point toward and at least partially embed in said at least one reinforcing sheet, enclosing said reinforcing fibers;
wherein said metal insert further comprises a screw barrel which traverses said at least one reinforcing sheet of composite material by separating said reinforcing fibers.

US Pat. No. 9,878,687

VEHICLE ENERGY ABSORBING DEVICE

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1. A vehicle energy absorbing device, comprising:
a primary energy absorbing box having a U-shaped cross section with a bottom and walls extending therefrom; and
a secondary energy absorbing box nested inside the primary energy absorbing box; wherein:
the secondary energy absorbing box has a secondary bottom and secondary walls extending therefrom; and
the secondary walls extend in a same direction as the walls of the primary energy absorbing box.

US Pat. No. 9,783,240

LATERAL UPRIGHT FOR MOTOR VEHICLE BODY SHELL

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7. A motor vehicle body shell comprising:
two bays, at least one of the bays being a lateral bay, the two bays being separated by a lateral pillar having at least one
stiffening section, the at least one stiffening section having two substantially parallel side plates connected together by
a core, wherein:

the stiffening section includes composite material,
the side plates extend substantially parallel to the lateral bay of the body shell, and
the core of the stiffening section that includes the composite material forms, with the side plates, a honeycomb structure;
wherein the stiffening section has a generally I-shaped cross-section formed by the two side plates substantially parallel
to one another and the core,

the core of the stiffening section comprising:
a substantially flat central wall connecting the two substantially parallel side plates by extending substantially perpendicular
to the two side plates, and

ribs including composite material extending each side of the central wall and between the two side plates so as to connect
the central wall and the two side plates together,

the ribs defining cells of the honeycomb structure of the core.

US Pat. No. 10,059,177

STRUCTURAL COMPONENT FOR MOTOR VEHICLE PART AND MOTOR VEHICLE PART INCLUDING THE COMPONENT

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1. A structural component for a motor vehicle closing part comprising:a main body at least partially made of a first plastic; and
a strengthening portion with a mechanical strength higher than a mechanical strength of the main body,
wherein the strengthening portion is at least partially made of a second reinforced plastic and is integrally molded with the main body, and the mechanical strength of the second reinforced plastic is higher than that of the first plastic; and
wherein the closing part is a tailgate, and the strengthening portion of the structural component includes columns, an area where a trunklock is mounted, and areas where hinges are mounted, the hinges being used to mount the tailgate to a body-in-white.

US Pat. No. 10,183,654

ASSEMBLY FOR SECURING A RETRACTABLE HEADLAMP WASHER DEVICE

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1. A securing assembly for securing to a body part of a motor vehicle a headlamp washer that is retractable through an opening made in said body part, said assembly having a support intended to receive said headlamp washer and a base, said support and said base being two separate parts, wherein either one of said base or said support comprises integral connecting elements, the other of said base or said support comprises cooperating means to engage with said integral connecting elements, said integral connecting elements and said cooperating means being dimensioned such that they allow at least a portion of said body part of said motor vehicle to be sandwiched between said base and said support so that said cooperating means and said integral connecting elements cooperate to secure said support and said base to said body part so that said body part becomes sandwiched and retained therebetween without using any other fasteners or connectors between said securing assembly and said body part.

US Pat. No. 10,189,970

METHOD FOR GRANULATING POLYMERS AND PRODUCT PRODUCED BY THIS METHOD

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1. A method for granulating polymers from ground post-consumer materials, wherein said method comprises a step of:extracting dissolved salts and/or small unmelted clusters present within said polymers;
wherein said extracting step comprises the step of adding a fluid or mixture of fluids in an extruder which solubilizes said dissolved salts and/or small unmelted clusters or entrains them, at least one of said dissolved salts and/or small unmelted clusters so extracted being evacuated under atmospheric pressure or under vacuum during extrusion before passing into an extrusion head;
wherein said fluid is at least one of water or a mixture containing water, introduced into said extruder at a pressure greater than that present in said extruder;
wherein 60 g of water or more is added per kg of extruded material; and
wherein said method further comprises a step of granulating said polymers after passing through a die of said extrusion head;
wherein said method is used to extrude a polymer that is used for molding a part, that, after coating, has a maximum in the appearance areas of visible parts of 4 faults of type grains, craters, or particles, per m2, of size greater than 50 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,226,994

MOTOR VEHICLE FRONT SURFACE AIR GUIDE COMPRISING MECHANICAL WEAKNESS AREAS

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1. An air guide for a front surface of a motor vehicle comprising:a channel for sealably channeling air entering through a front of the motor vehicle to a cooling system when the air guide is mounted onto the motor vehicle,
wherein the channel includes mechanical weakness areas defining shape-changing areas configured to, along a longitudinal axis of the motor vehicle, shorten the air guide when said mechanical weakness areas change shape;
wherein walls forming the channel include a top wall, a bottom wall and a side wall and have a general thickness, and the mechanical weakness areas have areas that are thinner than the general thickness, said thinner areas forming shape-changing lines;
wherein a number N of shape-changing lines in each wall of the channel, substantially parallel to a front plane, is defined according to a length of the air guide;
wherein each of the top wall, the bottom wall and the side wall includes at least two stepped planes, surfaces forming intersections between the stepped planes forming the mechanical weakness areas; and
wherein the mechanical weakness areas include a different material than a material of the walls.

US Pat. No. 10,308,293

MOTOR VEHICLE SPOILER HAVING A REMOVABLE LOWER FACE

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1. A rear spoiler of a motor vehicle, the rear spoiler comprising:a first part fastened in an assembled position on a rear part of said motor vehicle, and forming an upper face of said rear spoiler; and
a second part forming at least one part of a lower face of said rear spoiler and covering an upper edge of a rear window of said motor vehicle when in the assembled position, said second part being removable so as to allow the rear window to be assembled on or disassembled from said motor vehicle.