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INSTRUMENT PANEL ENERGY ABSORPTION BRACKET

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011045D
Publication Date: 2003-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

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Abstract

The present disclosure relates to an energy absorber bracket for an instrument panel. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to an energy absorber bracket that is integrated with a glove box assembly of the instrument panel. The glove box assembly is coupled to the vehicle instrument panel and comprises a storage space and an energy absorption bracket. The storage space is defined by a bin, an outer wall, and a door. The energy absorption bracket is integrated with the glove box structure (e.g., without being directly attached to a carrier assembly) and is configured to deform to absorb energy. The energy absorption bracket is preferably located in a void between the bin and the outer wall, and between the bin and the door.