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Title:
IMPACT ENERGY ABSORBING STRUCTURE BY INTERIOR MATERIAL FOR AUTOMOBILE
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP3228284
Kind Code:
B2
Abstract:

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide the impact energy absorbing structure by an interior material for automobile capable of stabilizing the energy absorbing performance and capable of preventing the appearance of distorsion generated at the time of molding to the inside surface of the interior material.
SOLUTION: The structure of absorbing the impact energy is provided with a space to be required for energy absorption and provided between an inner panel 200 and a pillar garnish 208, and an energy absorber 212 separately formed from the pillar garnish and fitted to one of the inner panel and the pillar garnish for arrangement inside of the space. The energy absorber is formed of a resin grid, and this grid has one or plural vertical ribs 214 extended in the longitudinal direction of the pillar garnish and plural lateral ribs 216 extended in a direction crossing the vertical ribs. At least one of the vertical ribs and the lateral ribs are inclined to the inner panel and the pillar garnish.


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Inventors:
Sugimori, Shigemi
Sugamoto, Tatsuya
Suga, Hitoshi
Kubo, Masaya
Imoto, Yuzuru
Shimazaki, Hiroshi
Application Number:
JP2000000021213
Publication Date:
November 12, 2001
Filing Date:
January 19, 1995
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Assignee:
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP
International Classes:
B62D25/04; B60R13/02; B60R21/04; B60R21/045; B62D25/06; F16F7/12; (IPC1-7): B60R21/04; B60R13/02; B60R21/045; B62D25/04; B62D25/06; F16F7/12
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
松永 宣行