US 9,809,255 B1
Vehicle underbody structure for multiple load paths
Ching-Hung Chuang, Northville, MI (US); Ren-Jye Yang, Troy, MI (US); Rahul Arora, Royal Oak, MI (US); and Mohamed Ridha Baccouche, Ann Arbor, MI (US)
Assigned to Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed by Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed on Jun. 16, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/184,084.
Int. Cl. B60N 99/00 (2006.01); B62D 21/15 (2006.01); B62D 21/11 (2006.01)
CPC B62D 21/155 (2013.01) [B62D 21/11 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A vehicle underbody structure comprising:
a bumper;
a subframe; and
a frame interconnecting the bumper and the subframe at front and rear segments, the frame having a first half separated at a distance from a second half mirrored about a longitudinal axis, the first and second halves defining an area between at least five legs connected to the front and rear segments at first and second apexes of at least two of the five legs.