Release mechanism for vehicle bonnet

Christophe Bastien (Inventor), Keith William Distin (Inventor), Christopher Simmonds (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

The release mechanism, for a bonnet (2) hinged at its front and latched at its rear, includes at least one latch assembly (4) engagable with a detent (22) on the bonnet (2) and which is mounted to the vehicle body (21) by a shear pin (24). The latch assembly (24) is connected to a pyrotechnic cylinder assembly (6) fixed to the vehicle body such that operation of the pyrotechnics cylinder assembly moves the piston upwards, shearing the pins (24), and lifting latch assembly (4) and the rear of the bonnet (2).

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberGB2382548
IPCE05B 51/ 02 A N
Priority date6/10/01
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2003

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Bastien, C., Distin, K. W., & Simmonds, C. (2003). IPC No. E05B 51/ 02 A N. Release mechanism for vehicle bonnet. (Patent No. GB2382548).