Patent Number: 7,611,192

Title: Cover for front compartment of vehicle body and front section structure of vehicle body

Abstract: A cover is provided between a front hood and a vehicle component. The cover includes a cover main portion, a lid, a supporting portion, a supported portion, and a contacting portion. An opening is formed on the cover main portion. The supporting portion is integrally provided on the cover main portion and around the opening. The supported portion is integrally provided on a circumferential edge of the lid and engaged with the supporting portion. The contacting portion is provided on the lid and receives a downward load from the front hood. One or both of the supporting portion and the supported portion deforms elastically in case where a load has been applied to the contacting portion and thereby the lid drops off within the opening. According to the cover, a deformable amount of the cover can be increased and maintenance costs can be reduced.

Inventors: Takei; Daisuke (Fuji, JP)

Assignee: Nihon Plast Co., Ltd

International Classification: B60R 21/34 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017