Patent Number: 6,612,644

Title: Fender for automobiles

Abstract: A fender for automobiles is disclosed. This fender has a structure easily deformed when the head of a pedestrian collides against the fender in the case of collision of a moving automobile with the pedestrian, thus reducing impact applied from the fender to the head of the pedestrian and reducing damage to the pedestrian's head, and thereby meeting laws and regulations related to the safety of automobiles. The fender of this invention consists of a fender panel mounted at the inside flange thereof on the top wall of an inner apron panel of an apron unit, with a raised part provided on the inside flange of the fender panel at a predetermined portion. A damper is vertically mounted to the raised part of the inside flange and is inserted into the top wall of the inner apron panel. A deformable member, made of a deformable material, is provided on the top wall of the inner apron panel, with the damper inserted at the lower end thereof into both the deformable member and the inner apron panel.

Inventors: Ahn; Byeong-Jik (Kyungki-do, KR)

Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company

International Classification: B60R 21/34 (20060101); B62D 25/08 (20060101); B60N 002/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/02/2020