Resources Contact Us Home
Glove box knee bolster assembly for vehicle and method of manufacturing

Image Number 4 for United States Patent #8118348.

A glove box and knee bolster assembly for a vehicle panel, such as an instrument panel, can include a storage bin, an energy absorbing panel, and a lid. The energy absorbing panel can include a rib wall, a first plurality of ribs, a second plurality of ribs, and a plurality of openings formed in at least one of the first plurality of ribs. The lid can include a plurality of hooks. The rear surface of the lid can be secured to the plurality of ribs by a weld. The weld can cooperate with the plurality of ribs and the rear surface to define a first load path that extends from the lid to the energy absorbing panel. The plurality of hooks can extend from the rear surface and pass through respective ones of the plurality of openings. The plurality of hooks can engage the at least one rib via the respective openings and cooperate with the at least one rib to define a second load path from the lid to the energy absorbing panel that is separate from the first load path.

  Recently Added Patents
Codeword-enhanced peer-to-peer authentication
Navigation device, navigation method, and navigation program
Restarting event and alert analysis after a shutdown in a distributed processing system
Wire guide
Candle holder
High conductive water-based silver ink
Method and apparatus for the prevention of a service degradation attack
  Randomly Featured Patents
Compact multiple-beam scanning optical system
Manufacturing of electrochromic devices
Method for treating and processing lupine seeds containing alkaloid, oil and protein
Biaxially oriented polyolefin paperless imaging material
Flange for pool ladders and the like
Code-multiplexing communication apparatus
Plume finial
Glass cutter
Image printing apparatus
Indexing system package and display system