|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||220/562 ; 220/086.2|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 5 인용 특허 : 1|
A bracket which supports flow control valves within a fuel tank, is provided with impact absorbing portions for absorbing the impact by deformation. The impact absorbing portions include first to fourth bending portions which are disposed in parallel along an impact input direction, which each have a different rigidity and which are connected by supporting portions. Accordingly, an impact force at a time of collision is not directly applied to the valves.
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A fuel tank structure comprising:a tank body;a flow control valve;a bracket which includes:a connecting portion connected to an inside of said tank body,a valve mounting portion to which said flow control valve is mounted, andan impact absorbing portion which is disposed between said connecting portion and said valve mounting portion and is deformed by itself so as to absorb the impact when said tank body is deformed by an impact.