US 11,654,848 B2
Rear bumper structure of vehicle
Hosung Kwon, Hwaseong-si (KR)
Assigned to Hyundai Motor Company, Seoul (KR); and Kia Corporation, Seoul (KR)
Filed by Hyundai Motor Company, Seoul (KR); and Kia Corporation, Seoul (KR)
Filed on Feb. 3, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/592,000.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2021-0122904 (KR), filed on Sep. 15, 2021.
Prior Publication US 2023/0084660 A1, Mar. 16, 2023
Int. Cl. B60R 19/38 (2006.01); B60R 19/18 (2006.01)
CPC B60R 19/38 (2013.01) [B60R 2019/186 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A rear bumper structure for opening and closing a central portion of a rear bumper provided at a rear side of a vehicle by hinge rotation, the rear bumper structure comprising:
a lower side member disposed at both sides of the vehicle parallel to a length direction of a floor panel of the vehicle below the floor panel of the vehicle;
an upper side member disposed at both sides of the vehicle parallel to the length direction of the floor panel above the floor panel and connected to the lower side member by a rear cross member;
a rear center bumper rotation bracket having a first end fixed to the lower side member and a second end extending in a bent form toward the rear side of the vehicle;
a rear center bumper having a first end hinge-coupled to the second end of the rear center bumper rotation bracket and a second end extending in a bent form from the first end toward an outside of the vehicle; and
a crash box fixed to the second end of the rear center bumper and configured to be coupled to the upper side member by rotating together according to hinge rotation of the rear center bumper.