US Patent No. 9,701,268


Patent No. 9,701,268
Issue Date July 11, 2017
Title Birds Beak Bracket System
Inventorship Prashant Dubey, Oakland, CA (US)
Flondezi Godette, Saline, MI (US)
Irfan Sharif, Canton, MI (US)
Vincent S. Carnes, White Lake, MI (US)
Assignee Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,701,268

1. A bracket for connecting a vehicle fascia element directly to a vehicle front end module bolster without engaging a vehicle
headlamp assembly, comprising:
a fascia-engaging portion; and
a bolster-engaging portion including one or more locator structures configured for engaging cooperating structures disposed
on the bolster to self-orient the bracket in a predetermined orientation,

whereby any movement of the vehicle headlamp assembly is independent of movement of the vehicle fascia element.