US Patent No. 10,988,184

FENDER STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLE


Patent No. 10,988,184
Issue Date April 27, 2021
Title Fender Structure For Vehicle
Inventorship Shuichi Aso, Toyota (JP)
Assignee TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Aichi-Ken (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,988,184

1. A fender structure for a vehicle, comprising:a fender panel that is disposed on a lateral surface of a vehicle-body front portion;
a reinforcing member that is disposed on an inner side in a vehicle width direction of the fender panel, extends in a vehicle height direction and the vehicle width direction, and supports the fender panel from the inner side in the vehicle width direction;
a first engagement portion that is disposed in a top end portion of the reinforcing member and is able to engage with a top end portion of the fender panel;
a second engagement portion that is disposed in a bottom end portion of the reinforcing member and is able to engage with a bottom end portion of the fender panel; and
a spring portion that is disposed in an intermediate portion in the vehicle height direction of the reinforcing member and biases the first engagement portion and the second engagement portion with an elastic restoring force in the vehicle height direction in which the first engagement portion and the second engagement portion are separated from each other in a state in which the first engagement portion and the second engagement portion engage with the top end portion and the bottom end portion of the fender panel.