US 9,809,178 B1
Compression limiter having a drain
Garret Sankey Huff, Ann Arbor, MI (US); and Niamh Hosking, Plymouth, MI (US)
Assigned to Ford Global Technologies, Inc., Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed by Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed on Jun. 7, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/175,457.
Int. Cl. B60R 13/07 (2006.01); B60R 13/08 (2006.01)
CPC B60R 13/07 (2013.01) [B60R 13/08 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A body panel assembly for a vehicle comprising:
a first body panel composed of a first material;
a second body panel composed of a second material, different from and joined to the first material; and
a compression limiter configured to reduce joining stress on the first and second panels, and disposed between the first and second panels, the compression limiter having a first ring configured to contact the first panel defining a drain through the compression limiter, and the drain disposed on an outer periphery of the first ring oriented such that moisture is drained from an interface of the first and second panels.