US 9,810,003 B2
Impact resistant door retainer for vehicle glove box
Raj S. Roychoudhury, Bloomfield Hills, MI (US)
Assigned to FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed by FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed on Nov. 19, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/945,814.
Prior Publication US 2017/0145720 A1, May 25, 2017
Int. Cl. E05B 77/04 (2014.01); E05B 83/30 (2014.01); E05C 9/04 (2006.01)
CPC E05B 77/04 (2013.01) [E05B 83/30 (2013.01); E05C 9/04 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A releasable retainer for a glove box door, comprising:
a pawl for retaining the door closed and releasing to allow the door to open, said pawl including a notch;
a pivotally mounted catch having a first portion extending into the notch when the door is closed and a second portion mounted about a pivot point; and
an actuator for moving the first portion of the catch from the notch releasing the pawl and selectively engaging and moving said pawl from a first position in engagement with a structure for retaining the door closed to a second position to allow the door to open, wherein the catch is biased to maintain the first portion extending into the notch to maintain the door closed when the door moves in a direction transverse to a direction of movement of the actuator when releasing the catch.