Patent Number: 7,086,200

Title: Door edge bumper strip

Abstract: A bumper strip, adapted for insertion inside a cut-out portion made in a door of a motor vehicle, has an outer plastic skin and an inner resilient pad. Preferably, the outer plastic skin has a triangular cross section and the inner resilient pad has a rectangular cross section. Also preferably, the outer plastic skin is flexible and the inner resilient pad is made of rubber. Furthermore, the outer plastic skin has a triangular tip at its narrow end. Moreover, the outer plastic skin is flushly mounted and color matched to the door. When the door is opened and it strikes an adjacent object, such as a parked car or a garage wall, instead of causing damage thereto, the outer plastic skin flexes and the inner resilient pad compresses like a sponge so that the bumper strip absorbs the shock of the impact without damaging the adjacent object.

Inventors: Rathgeb; Peter M. (Delray Beach, FL)

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International Classification: B60J 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018