Global Patent Index - EP 1093429 A1

EP 1093429 A1 2001-04-25 - INSTRUMENT PANEL CARRIER

Title (en)

INSTRUMENT PANEL CARRIER

Title (de)

INSTRUMENTENTAFELTRÄGER

Title (fr)

SUPPORT DE TABLEAU DE BORD

Publication

EP 1093429 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 99931170 A

Priority

  • DE 19830303 A
  • EP 9904398 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19830303A1] The invention relates to the arrangement of an instrument panel carrier (1) in the body of a motor vehicle (11) comprising opposite A-pillars (10) to which the instrument panel carrier (1) is fixed by its ends as a transverse support at the height of the instrument panel and vehicle parts (see 17) disposed in the central area (4) in front of the instrument panel carrier (1). The invention also relates to a corresponding instrument panel (1). During frontal collision, the vehicle parts (17) are blocked against the instrument panel carrier (1) as a result of energy-absorbing deformations of the front part of the vehicle. Deformation paths for targeted energy-absorbing deformation are thus shortened, undesired delays highly increase and predetermined deformation procedures can be negatively affected. According to the invention, the instrument panel carrier (1) extends on both side areas (2, 3) practically aligned in a rectilinear manner between the A-pillars (10) and is bent towards the back in the passenger compartment in the central area (4). This makes it possible to obtain a larger displacement path for vehicle parts in the central area (4) without reducing the free space and the distance of both front seats in the side areas. In a preferred embodiment, a triangular profile (5) having a wedge-shaped edge pointed towards the front is used as separation and cutting edge in the central area (4).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B62D 25/14

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B62D 25/14 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B62D 25/145 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0002763A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

DE 19830303 A1 20000113; DE 19830303 B4 20060706; EP 1093429 A1 20010425; US 6325440 B1 20011204; WO 0002763 A1 20000120

INPADOC legal status


2005-03-30 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20050105

2004-05-19 [RTI1] TITLE (CORRECTION)

- Ref Legal Event Code: RTI1

- Free Format Text: INSTRUMENT PANEL CARRIER

2001-04-25 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20010207

2001-04-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE