Patent Number: 6,637,795

Title: Combination of a vehicle door and a storage box

Abstract: In a combination of a motor-vehicle door, in particular, that of a passenger car or commercial vehicle, and a storage box that is used to accommodate utensils, objects, etc., the storage box has a shell, which includes a lower segment and an upper segment. The vehicle door includes an interior trim panel, which has a storage compartment open at the top. The inner contour of the storage compartment is shaped to be complementary to the outer contour of the lower shell segment, so that the lower shell segment may be vertically inserted into the storage compartment, the upper shell segment then projecting upwards from the storage compartment, and laterally resting against an essentially vertical panel of the interior trim panel.

Inventors: Jonardi; William A. (Clinton Township, MI), Kohl; Volker (Horb-Altheim, DE), Schuller; Karl-Heinz (Aidlingen, DE), Steupert; Jurgen P. (Detroit, MI), Uberhorst; Arnd K. H. (Sprockhovel, DE)

Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG

International Classification: B60R 7/04 (20060101); B60R 13/02 (20060101); B60R 11/00 (20060101); B60R 007/04 ()

Expiration Date: 10/28/2020