Patent Number: 6,305,707

Title: Structure for placement of head protecting air bag apparatus

Abstract: A guide plate 45 is placed at a guiding and holding member 42 which is fixed to a region of an inner panel 34 adjacent to the upper end portion 49A of a B pillar garnish. The guide plate 45 has a base end portion 45A which extends from the vehicle interior side to the vehicle exterior side. The base end portion 45A is fixed to the guiding and holding member 42. The cross sectional configuration of the guide plate 45 when viewed from the vehicle front is formed in a substantial U shape which surrounds the folded air bag body and whose opening portion faces the outer side of the vehicle interior. When the air bag body is expanded, the guide plate 45 is extended as well so as to cover the upper end portion 49A of the center pillar garnish 49. As a result, the air bag body can expand more smoothly, and the displacement of the center pillar garnish from the vehicle body can be prevented.

Inventors: Ishiyama; Hiroshi (Toyota, JP), Furukawa; Yoshiharu (Toyota, JP), Totani; Chiharu (Gifu, JP), Tanase; Toshinori (Gifu-ken, JP)

Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B60R 21/20 (20060101); B60R 21/16 (20060101); B60R 021/16 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018