Patent Number: 6,293,362

Title: Vehicle hood apparatus

Abstract: A vehicle hood apparatus comprises a hood-lifting actuator for lifting arear end of a hood when a vehicle collided with an obstacle, and ahood-returning actuator for returning the hood to its original position.The apparatus also includes a timer for timing a predetermined timeelapsed after the hood is lifted by the hood-lifting actuator. When thepredetermined time elapsed, the timer outputs a lapse signal. Based onthis signal, the hood returning actuator is operated to return the hood toits original position. As a result, a diver's view obstructed by thelifted hood can be instantly cleared.

Inventors: Sasaki; Sakae (Wako, JP), Ishizaki; Tatsuya (Wako, JP), Nagatomi; Kaoru (Wako, JP)


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Expiration Date: 09/25/2013