US 9,809,093 B2
Inner vehicle door panel including impact beam
Bin Hu, Shanghai (CN); Jianfeng Wang, Jiangsu (CN); Xin Yang, Beijing (CN); and Anil K. Sachdev, Rochester Hills, MI (US)
Assigned to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit, MI (US)
Appl. No. 15/37,624
Filed by GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC, Detroit, MI (US)
PCT Filed Dec. 4, 2013, PCT No. PCT/CN2013/088481
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date May 18, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/081507, PCT Pub. Date Jun. 11, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0288629 A1, Oct. 6, 2016
Int. Cl. B60J 5/00 (2006.01); B60J 5/04 (2006.01); B22D 17/00 (2006.01); B22D 17/22 (2006.01); B22D 19/02 (2006.01); B22D 25/02 (2006.01); B22D 17/24 (2006.01); B22D 21/00 (2006.01)
CPC B60J 5/0455 (2013.01) [B22D 17/00 (2013.01); B22D 17/005 (2013.01); B22D 17/22 (2013.01); B22D 17/24 (2013.01); B22D 19/02 (2013.01); B22D 21/007 (2013.01); B22D 25/02 (2013.01); B60J 5/045 (2013.01); B60J 5/0425 (2013.01); B60J 5/0426 (2013.01); B60J 5/0466 (2013.01); B60J 5/0483 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An inner door panel for a vehicle side door comprising:
an outer frame including a top rail, a bottom rail, an inner side rail and an outer side rail defining a central opening; and
an impact beam including a main beam portion, a first end support portion and a second end support portion, said first end support portion being formed to the inner side rail and the second end support portion being formed to the outer side rail, said main beam portion extending across the opening, said inner door panel including a combined assembly of the outer frame and the impact beam being a cast member where the outer frame is formed substantially along a first plane and the impact beam is formed substantially along a second plane separate from the first plane.