Patent Number: 6,612,607

Title: Interior member having an airbag door section for use in vehicles, and itsmolding method

Abstract: A tear portion is formed at a substantially center portion in alongitudinal direction and at both end portions in a lateral direction ofan air bag door portion of an instrument panel so as to be formed in an Hshape in a plan view. In the air bag door portion, protrusions areprotruded downward at positions at both sides in a longitudinal directionof an automotive vehicle having therebetween a center portion of the tearportion, these protrusions being integrally formed with the air bag doorportion. Accordingly, it is structured such that during expansion of theair bag body, the expanding air bag body abuts lower surfaces of theprotrusions, so as to press the protrusions upward. Therefore, even in acase wherein the air bag door portion and the main body portion of thetrim member for the automotive vehicle are formed of the same resin, aquality of an outer appearance is not deteriorated, and a break force of abreak portion of the air bag door portions is reduced to a desired value.

Inventors: Takahashi; Hideaki (Nagoya, JP)


International Classification: B29C 45/00 (20060101); B29C 45/56 (20060101); B60R 21/20 (20060101); B60R 021/20 ()

Expiration Date: 09/02015