Patent Number: 6,254,172

Title: Automotive impact energy absorbing structure

Abstract: An automotive impact energy absorbing structure has a structural member having an inner panel, and an interior member spaced from the inner panel by an interval extending therefrom toward the inside of a compartment. A hollow body is disposed within the interval. Impact energy applied to the hollow body from inside the compartment is absorbed by deformation of the hollow body.

Inventors: Takahara; Isamu (Nagoya, JP)

Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B60R 21/04 (20060101); B60R 021/02 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018