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280 - Land vehicles

280029000 - WHEELED

280727000 - Attachment

280728100 - Inflatable passenger restraint or confinement (e.g., air bag) or attachment

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20110175333DOUBLE-SEWN AIRBAG MOUNTING ASSEMBLIES - Mounting assemblies can be used to attach an inflatable curtain airbag to a vehicle structure. Mounting assemblies can include a mounting member, a connecting member, and an optional wrapper. The connecting member is attached to the mounting member and the airbag via stitching, which can be categorized according to the primary direction of stress that may be placed on the stitching during airbag deployment. Stitching in shear is stronger than otherwise identical stitching in peel; however, a preferred method of packaging a curtain airbag results in a b-rolled airbag that can not be attached to the connecting member with shear stitching alone. Peel stitching alone may not be strong enough to retain an occupant within the vehicle during a rollover event. As such, a combination of a folded connecting member, shear stitching, and peel stitching allows a b-roll airbag to meet occupant ejection mitigation requirements.07-21-2011
20090194978VEHICLE BODY MOUNT STRUCTURE OF CURTAIN AIRBAG - A vehicle body mount structure for a curtain airbag includes: a curtain airbag disposed on an upper side surface of a cabin of a vehicle and having an airbag body that is deployable to an inside of the cabin; a roof headlining that covers the curtain airbag and that allows the airbag body to be deployed while the roof headlining is undergoing an opening movement; an engagement portion that retains the roof headlining at a predetermined position, and that releases retention of the roof headlining as the airbag body inflates during actuation of the curtain airbag; and a release assist portion that releases the retention effected by the engagement portion as the airbag body inflates during the actuation of the curtain airbag.08-06-2009
20090194977Latching device for fixing an airbag - A device for fixing an airbag which is fastened to a holding frame in a housing of a front passenger airbag module by means of at least one clamping element arranged separately from the holding frame. The housing and the clamping element are non-deformable in the region of the holding frame. The clamping element is free from screw or rivet connections and is dimensioned so that it is spaced from the holding frame when being introduced into the clamping position by a distance which is greater than the thickness of an optionally provided protective film for the airbag. The clamping element is fixed in its clamping position at a distance from the holding frame.08-06-2009
20100045003AIRBAG MOUNTING SYSTEM AND METHOD - An inflatable airbag cushion assembly with an inflatable cushion membrane that has attachment flaps that are received by an attachment interface. An inflator can be mounted on the attachment interface such that the cushion membrane retention flaps are anchored to the attachment interface.02-25-2010
20100052294Exterior Airbag for Vehicles - An exterior airbag for vehicles is deployed forwards in the front of a vehicle just before a collision of the vehicle. The exterior airbag may include a plurality of airbag housings mounted to a bumper of the vehicle, a plurality of airbag cushions received in respective airbag housing and configured to at least encircle a front surface of the bumper while forming overlapping portions at adjacent sides of the airbag cushions when the airbag cushions are fully deployed, and at least an inflator providing a deploying force to each of the airbag cushions.03-04-2010
20100148476Air bag system - An air bag system includes an air bag which can cover a front surface side of a front pillar of a vehicle. The air bag includes an inflatable main body portion and a supporting inflatable portion. The inflatable main body portion covers a front surface of the front pillar when the air bag is inflated completely. The supporting inflatable portion stretches continuously from the inflation main body portion so as to extend towards an outside of the vehicle from the inflation main body portion and is disposed to be brought into abutment with an upper surface of a mirror main body of a door mirror which is in a usable position on a lower surface side so as to be supported thereon to thereby support the inflatable main body portion, when the air bag is inflated completely.06-17-2010
20110193327VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY WITH SEAT PAD PROTECTION MEMBER - A vehicle seat assembly may include an air bag module having an inflatable air bag, a housing that receives the air bag, and a flexible member disposed in the housing and having an end. The seat assembly may further include a seat pad disposed outside the housing. Upon inflation of the air bag, the end of the flexible member is configured to extend outside the housing such that the end extends between a portion of the seat pad and the air bag.08-11-2011
20100072735FASTENER CLIP AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A fastener clip includes a body having an opening extending therethrough, and a rigid retaining pin inserted through the opening, the rigid retaining pin having a first end secured within the body and a second end disposed outside the body, the retaining pin configured to limit the movement of a vehicle trim piece with respect to the vehicle chassis when an airbag is deployed. The fastener clip also includes a plurality of molding gates formed at an intersection between the body and the rigid retaining pin, the rigid retaining pin being subsequently movable with respect to the body after the molding gates are broken. The fastener clip further includes a pair of flexible retention legs adapted to secure the fastener clip to a vehicle chassis and a pair of flexible retention legs adapted to secure the trim piece to a vehicle chassis.03-25-2010
20130076011DAMPING SYSTEM FOR STEERING WHEEL - A damping system includes: a fixed member; an airbag device including a back holder and disposed on a rear side of the fixed member; an elastic member mounted in a mounting hole of the back holder; and a horn switch mechanism including a support member supported on the fixed member on a front side of the back holder, and a slider disposed between the support member and the elastic member. The airbag device functions as a damper mass of a dynamic damper, and the elastic member functions as a spring thereof. The horn switch mechanism includes an extended portion extending forwards. An engaged portion is formed at a circumferential edge portion of the mounting hole to extend rearwards. The elastic member includes an engaging portion opened in a front surface thereof The elastic member is sandwiched by the engaged portion fitted in the engaging portion and the extended portion.03-28-2013
20130076010VEHICLE AIRBAG SYSTEM - A back plate 03-28-2013
20100045004Airbag arrangement for a vehicle occupant restraint system - An airbag arrangement for a vehicle occupant restraint system is provided. The airbag arrangement comprising an airbag folded into an airbag package, a cover that may be evacuated and encloses the airbag package, a gas generator for inflating the airbag, a receptacle formed by a section of the cover enclosing the airbag package and in which at least one section of the gas generator is housed. The airbag comprising an opening, which forms an inlet to an inflatable area of the airbag and in which the receptacle is arranged at least sectionally or into which the receptacle projects. The gas generator is formed as a tubular gas generator. The opening has a hollow cylindrical area in which the receptacle is arranged, or the opening is formed as a hole in an airbag layer which forms a chamber of the airbag.02-25-2010
20100109297AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT CHUTE - An integrated air bag support structure that functions to dissipate excessive energy from a door panel during air bag deployment. The air bag support structure includes a support base for attachment to the rear side of a substrate. The support base is configured to surround a door support panel and both are configured for attachment to the rear side of a substrate in an area that is pre-weakened to define an air bag deployment door in a vehicle instrument panel or a steering wheel air bag module. An air bag chute tube extends downward from the support base and contains a plurality of skirt walls that surround an air bag container to define the path for deployment of the air bag from beneath the substrate. The door support panel is generally co-planar with the support base when attached to the substrate, but is separated from the support base by a gap on all four sides. A compound hinge element extends between one of the skirt walls of the air bag chute tube and one edge of the door support panel, and includes a plurality of pivoting elements and an arm extension. Strengthening bars are located on the open end of the chute to maintain the rectangular shape of the chute during assembly with the air bag container. The strengthen bars also function to both prevent vibration and to reinforce the side walls during air bag deployment and prevent the deployment forces from separating the air bag container from the air bag support structure.05-06-2010
20100109296ENERGY ABSORBENT HINGE FOR AN AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT DOOR - An integrated air bag support structure that functions to dissipate excessive energy from a door panel during air bag deployment. The air bag support structure includes a support base for attachment to the rear side of a substrate. The support base is configured to surround a door support panel and both are configured for attachment to the rear side of a substrate in an area that is pre-weakened to define an air bag deployment door in a vehicle instrument panel or a steering wheel air bag module. An air bag chute tube extends downward from the support base and contains a plurality of skirt walls that surround an air bag container to define the path for deployment of the air bag from beneath the substrate. The door support panel is generally co-planar with the support base when attached to the substrate, but is separated from the support base by a gap on all four sides. A hinge element extends between one of the skirt walls of the air bag chute tube and one edge of the door support panel, and includes a plurality of pivoting elements and an arm extension. A first pivoting element is formed with a downwardly directed curve having one end connected to the inner side of one of the skirt walls and the other end connected to the second pivot element. The second pivot element is formed with an upwardly directed curve having one end connected to the first pivot element and the other end connected to an extension arm that extends upwards to the edge of the door support panel.05-06-2010
20130087995ROOF AIRBAG APPARATUS OF VEHICLE - A relatively small capacity of airbag apparatus can be used by relatively shortening the distance between locations on which a passenger and the airbag apparatus are mounted to more effectively prevent a head and a neck of the passenger from being damaged through a discriminated supporting action of an upper body and a head part of the passenger while reducing a weight and a price of the airbag apparatus and the airbag apparatus can be easily standardized by configuration the airbag apparatus regardless of the shapes of a crash pad and a wind shield glass.04-11-2013
20090045607Airbag apparatus - The airbag apparatus is provided with a retainer that includes a hold-down portion for attachment of a periphery of a gas inlet of an airbag to the case, a cover wall surrounding an inflator body, deflectors and catches. The cover wall includes a plurality of outlet ports for releasing inflation gas exited discharge ports of the inflator body radially. The deflectors deflect the inflation gas exited the outlet ports in a range of angle from a direction orthogonal to an axis of the inflator body to a downward direction extending toward the hold-down portion. The catches capture residual particles contained in the inflation gas when the gas deflected by the deflectors hit them.02-19-2009
20090045606Passenger Restraint Apparatus - A passenger restraint apparatus 02-19-2009
20090302583MOTOR VEHICLE PILLAR - A motor vehicle column, in particular an A-, B-, C- or D-column, in which at least one airbag strap is provided, with an inner lining facing the vehicle interior. Several ribs are positioned next to each other on the inner lining.12-10-2009
20090302582Airbag system - An airbag system includes an airbag, and the airbag includes an airbag body having a passenger-side wall portion that is arranged at a passenger side when having completed deploying and inflating, and a slip cloth that is disposed at an outer surface side of the passenger-side wall portion. The slip cloth formed in a loop shape an axial direction of which is in a left and right direction includes: a front panel portion arranged at a passenger side; an upper back panel portion extending downward from an upper end of the front panel portion; and a lower back panel portion extending upward from a lower end of the front panel portion, and a lower end of the upper back panel portion and an upper end of the lower back panel portion are mutually approximated, and joined to the passenger-side wall portion.12-10-2009
20090302581Curtain airbag bracket and curtain airbag device - A curtain airbag bracket mounts a curtain airbag having an attachment piece provided in an edge portion of the curtain airbag to a vehicle body. The curtain airbag bracket includes a vehicle body attaching portion for attaching the curtain airbag bracket to the vehicle body, and an airbag mounting portion for mounting the attachment piece. The airbag mounting portion has a bent portion or a curved portion extending from the vehicle body attaching portion toward an inside of the vehicle body.12-10-2009
20120217728TABLET-BREAKING INITIATOR FOR AIRBAG INFLATOR - An igniter for a passenger vehicle safety airbag module includes a housing with apertured walls, gas-generating tablets filling the housing, and, in direct contact with gas-generating tablets, an initiator containing combustible material. A plurality of four malleable flaps of substantially identical shape and size are secured about the squib in an upstanding circumscribing array with spaced-apart, opposed lateral edges between adjacent of the flaps interconnected by fluid seals in the form of webbing that is structurally less robust than the flaps. The ends of the flaps remote from the squib curl radially inwardly into a spaced-apart edge-to-edge disposition beyond the combustible material. The webbing and the flaps together enclose an interior space and the combustible material. Pressure from the ignition of the combustible material causes the fluid seals to burst and the flaps to pivot outwardly crushing the gas-generating tablets in the housing.08-30-2012
20130069345ATTACHMENT CLIP - An attachment clip for coupling an airbag to a motor vehicle is provided. The clip can include a first leg having a first aperture, a second aperture and a protrusion extending from an edge of the second aperture in an outward direction from the first leg. The clip can include a second leg spaced from the first leg and coupled to the first leg. The second leg has a threaded aperture substantially coaxial with the first aperture of the first leg. The space between the first and second legs can slidably receive a mounting member and a portion of the airbag. The protrusion can engage the portion of the airbag, and a fastener can extend through the first aperture of the first leg, through the portion of the airbag and through the mounting member to engage the threaded aperture of the second leg for attaching the airbag to the vehicle.03-21-2013
20130069346INTERIOR ROOF RETAINER - An airbag deployment system for a vehicle is provided. The airbag deployment system can include an airbag positioned between a vehicle frame and a headliner. The airbag deployment system can also include a retainer positioned along the headliner. The retainer can have a rib positioned and configured above the airbag. When the airbag is deployed, the rib can urge the airbag away from the rib in a direction of a lower, external side edge of the headliner, toward an interior portion of the vehicle.03-21-2013
20120112438FLANGELESS INFLATORS AND METHODS OF MAKING SUCH INFLATORS FOR USE WITH INFLATABLE AIRBAG CUSHIONS - Flangeless inflators include a body comprising a base member and a diffuser member coupled together, where the body is devoid of a lateral inflator-coupling flange. At least one fastener is coupled to the base member of the body. In an inflatable airbag system, the flangeless inflator is coupled to an airbag cushion, as well as to a steering wheel armature. In forming flangeless inflators, a body is formed that is devoid of the lateral inflator-coupling flange, and at least one fastener is attached to the body.05-10-2012
20090079168Air bag module mounted steering wheel - A plate is provided on an air bag module, and a first pin on which a recessed portion is formed and a second pin on which a recessed portion is formed are provided in positions which are spaced apart from each other. A first clip adapted to be brought into engagement with the recessed portion and a second clip adapted to be brought into engagement with the recessed portion are provided on a steering wheel main body. In addition, bushes for biasing the plate in a direction in which the plate is separated from the steering wheel main body are provided between a first snap-fit portion which is made up of the first pin and the first clip and a second snap-fit portion which is made up of the second pin and the second clip.03-26-2009
20090267328Bracket for use in curtain airbag and curtain airbag apparatus - A curtain airbag having an attaching piece at an edge portion is attached to a vehicle body through a bracket. The bracket includes a plate portion, and a plurality of airbag-attaching portions attached to the plate portion for attaching the attaching piece. The attaching piece of the curtain airbag is selectively attached to one of the plurality of airbag-attaching portions.10-29-2009
20090267327Airbag Device - An airbag device includes a door (10-29-2009
20120223511AIRBAG FOR A VEHICLE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM IN A MOTOR VEHICLE AND A PROCEDURE FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH AN AIRBAG - An airbag for a vehicle occupant restraint system for a motor vehicle is provided. The airbag comprising at least one first and at least one second fastening component to attach the airbag to a vehicle body. The second fastening component is attached in such a way that—in relation to the deflated, flat outspread state of the airbag—it is offset from the first fastening component in a perpendicular direction to the main extension direction of the airbag. A first section of the airbag that stretches to a side of the second fastening component facing away from the first fastening component, is folded by means of a first fold in the form of a rolled fold and a second section of the airbag that extends to a side of the second fastening component facing the first fastening component by means of a second fold different from a rolled fold.09-06-2012
20110012326Passenger restraint system - A vehicle occupant restraint system includes an inflatable airbag arranged in a vehicle seat. When the airbag is triggered it at least partially unfolds in the direction of travel on a side of the vehicle seat facing the vehicle interior. The vehicle seat includes a backrest frame extending in a substantially vertical direction in the vehicle seat and substantially aligned in the direction of travel. The airbag is connected to a front end of the backrest frame pointing in the direction of travel.01-20-2011
20090250909AIR-BAG HOUSING - An air-bag housing comprising a rectangular frame (10-08-2009
20090236830Airbag - An airbag includes on an area of a circumferential wall encircling mounting holes a reinforced area that has a laminated structure of base cloths, i.e. a body cloth and a plurality of reinforcing cloths overlaid on the body cloth. Each of the base cloths has an adhesive layer on one surface and, the reinforced area includes in between the base cloths an adhesion area that bonds the base cloths together by heat sealing. The adhesion area is formed between two of the base cloths immediately adjoining each other or between two of the base cloths that has at least one other base cloth placed in between and at an area of the other base cloth where there is no cloth. All the base cloths are bonded together by the adhesion area without slippage from one another in a direction orthogonal to a layering direction of the base cloths.09-24-2009
20090236829Head-protecting airbag - A head-protecting airbag adapted to be mounted on an upper periphery of a window of a vehicle for deployment downward to cover the window includes a primary inflatable portion that includes a protection portion for receiving an occupant's head and a secondary inflatable portion that admits inflation gas of the primary inflatable portion and is inflatable secondarily for preventing a pressure increase of the primary inflatable portion. The primary inflatable portion and the secondary inflatable portion are communicated with a tubular conduit. The protection portion includes an inlet-side inflatable portion located proximate an inlet port of the conduit and a lower inflatable portion located below the conduit. The lower inflatable portion is communicated with part of the inlet-side inflatable portion and has an opening dimension in a vertical direction that is greater than that of the conduit over an entire area below the conduit.09-24-2009
20090236828INFLATABLE PERSONAL RESTRAINT SYSTEMS HAVING WEB-MOUNTED INFLATORS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS OF USE AND MANUFACTURE - Inflatable restraint systems for restraining an occupant in a vehicle are disclosed herein. An inflatable restraint system configured in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes an airbag carried by a web. The web has an end portion coupled to a vehicle and is configured to extend around a portion of the occupant. The restraint system further includes a gas source that is also carried by the web. The gas source is operably coupled to the airbag to inflate the airbag in the event of a rapid deceleration or other dynamic event.09-24-2009
20090051146Snap-in attachment of inflator for airbag - An airbag module for a vehicle comprises a housing for an airbag and an inflator configured to be mounted on the housing. The housing includes at least one integral locking component to lock the inflator into a mounted, in-use position on the housing. The component comprises an undercut section formed in a back surface of the housing and/or a bendable tab formed in a back surface of the housing. The inflator can be rotated from a first position to a second, mounted position. In the first position, the inflator is located against the back surface but can be freely removed from the housing. In the second position, the inflator flange is held in place in a direction perpendicular to the back surface of the housing by the at least one undercut section.02-26-2009
20090008911Support for an Airbag Housing of a Motor Vehicle - A support for an airbag housing of a motor vehicle, in particular for a knee airbag housing, has a support strut which is connected to the airbag housing. The support strut is mounted in a carrying frame of the vehicle by at least one elastic element. As a result of the mounting of the support strut by way of the elastic element, connecting elements, for example screws, can be dispensed with and noise generation is prevented.01-08-2009
20090102167Airbage apparatus for pedestrian protection - An airbag apparatus for pedestrian protection includes an airbag that emerges from an opening of a housing located below a front end of a hood panel and deploys upward and toward left and right. The airbag includes a protection portion that deploys along a foreface of a vehicle. The protection portion includes end regions for covering front faces of head lamps and the end regions are configured in a upward-bending manner from a central region. Contraction of the airbag at inflation is taken into account in order to configure a bending angle between each of the end regions and the central region as the airbag is flattened.04-23-2009
20130161929VEHICLE AIRBAG SUPPORT ASSEMBLY - A vehicle airbag support assembly comprises a vehicle cross-car beam and an airbag support structure. The vehicle cross-car beam includes rearward and forward surfaces facing rearward and forward directions of a vehicle. The airbag support structure includes a mounting portion, and elongated extension portion and a support portion. The mounting portion is fixedly coupled to the rearward surface of the vehicle cross-car beam. The elongated extension portion includes a first end fixedly coupled to the mounting portion and a second end spaced from the first end such that the first end is situated closer to the rearward surface than the forward surface and the second end extends beyond the forward surface. The support portion supports an airbag device and is fixedly coupled to the second end of the extension portion such that the support portion is situated closer to the forward surface than the rearward surface and is cantilevered.06-27-2013
20110025023INFLATOR-AIRBAG INTERFACE - An airbag deployed by pressurized gas emitted from an inflator in a vehicle passenger safety module includes an inflation portion that captures pressurized gas from the inflator and an inlet portion that communicates with the inflation portion and is configured to receive and to be secured to the outer surface of the discharge end of the inflator. A substantially continuous elastomeric gasket made of cured liquid silicone is carried on the interior surface of the inlet portion at a location that circumscribes the outer surface of the discharge end of the inflator, when the discharge end is received into the inlet portion. The transverse extent of the gasket is substantially smaller than its longitudinal extent, while the thickness of the gasket is greater than the thickness of the wall of the inlet portion of the airbag upon which the gasket is carried. Thus, a coupling structure for effecting the interconnection between an inflator and an airbag in a vehicle passenger safety module takes the from of a cured band of liquid sealant that is disposed between an exterior surface of the discharge end of the inflator and an interior surface of an inlet portion of the airbag due to being is secured directly to the interior surface of the inlet portion.02-03-2011
20090206579Curtain Airbag With Means for Assuring Its Fixing To the Vehicle - A curtain airbag the top edge of which includes a plurality of fixing areas cooperating with a fixing element with clipping means for fixing the airbag to the vehicle body in openings provided for that purpose, and a U-shaped clipping lock plate for each fixing element, the fixing element and the clipping lock plate configured such that the clipping lock plate can be shifted in relation to the fixing element, its arms surpassing openings provided for that purpose on the vehicle body and assuring that the clipping means of the fixing element have also surpassed the openings.08-20-2009
20120001405AIRBAG MODULE - Provided is an airbag module of which the weight is reduced, the assembly process is simplified, and the design can be easily changed.01-05-2012
20110291391AIRBAG SYSTEM - In an airbag system, an airbag obtained by closing each of opposite end portions of a folded metal tube with an end cap is attached to an attachment surface of a front pillar, and the airbag is deployed along the front pillar with a gas produced by an inflator. Therefore, a pedestrian who collides with the front pillar can be protected by the airbag. Since the portion of the airbag, which is away from the end cap toward an intermediate part of the airbag in a longitudinal direction of the airbag by a predetermined distance, is connected to the attachment surface, which is located outside the end cap in the longitudinal direction of the airbag, with a stay being interposed in between, the difficulty in an inflation in a part of the airbag in the vicinity of each end cap, due to the end cap being pressed against the attachment surface when the airbag is inflating, is prevented. Accordingly, the airbag is allowed to inflate uniformly throughout the entire length of the airbag, and the intermediate part of the airbag in the longitudinal direction of the airbag is prevented from bending in a way that the intermediate part thereof moves away from the attachment surface of the front pillar; thus, a portion of the airbag which is located inward in the bending direction is prevented from being buckled. Accordingly, the deployed shape of the airbag can be stabilized, and thus the shock absorbing capability of the airbag is enhanced.12-01-2011
20100270778SADDLE-TYPE VEHICLE - A saddle-type vehicle, such as a motorcycle, equipped with an airbag module and an airbag control unit wherein the motorcycle is not increased in width. The motorcycle includes a body frame extending rearwardly from a head pipe with a rider's seat provided on the body frame and on which a rider or riders are to be seated. The airbag module is provided on the body frame and in which an airbag is accommodated. The airbag control unit is provided for controlling the deployment of the airbag. The airbag module is disposed on the front side of the rider seat with the airbag control unit being disposed between the head pipe and the airbag module.10-28-2010
20110291392CONNECTING ARRANGEMENT FOR AN AIRBAG MODULE - A connecting arrangement for connection of an airbag module to a steering column of a vehicle. The connecting arrangement having a first connector located on the airbag module and a second connector located on a component connected to the steering column. The first and second connectors having electrical contacts for the airbag module and/or electrical controllers located on a steering wheel of the vehicle. The first and second connectors being mutually formed such that they automatically connect as the airbag module is being connected to the steering column.12-01-2011
20100090445MOUNTING BRACKET FOR TETHER RELEASE MECHANISM - An inflatable airbag cushion assembly with a release device and a release device mounting bracket. The release device is in electronic communication with at least one sensor in a vehicle and is configured to release one or more active vent tethers or airbag restraining tethers.04-15-2010
20100090446Airbag Cushion for Driver and Folding Method Thereof - An airbag cushion for a driver and a folding method thereof. The method of folding an airbag cushion installed inside a cover bracket of a steering wheel includes folding a rear end portion of the airbag cushion at least once towards a bottom surface; folding a front end portion of the airbag cushion at least once towards an upper surface; inserting the folded rear and front portions of the airbag cushion into a space between the upper surface and the bottom surface of the airbag cushion; and folding at least a longitudinal end of the folded airbag cushion at least once. When the airbag cushion deploys, the rear portion of the airbag cushion unfolds towards the inside of the rim portion of the steering wheel and the front portion of the airbag cushion unfolds towards the outside of the rim portion.04-15-2010
20120098239AIRBAG MODULE FOR A VEHICLE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF - An airbag module including an airbag, a gas generator introduced into an opening in the airbag, and a gas generator support on which the gas generator is fixed. The gas generator is arranged with respect to the gas generator support such that in case of activation the airbag pulls the gas generator onto the gas generator support. The gas generator support has an opening through which the non-inflated airbag is pulled such that a first region of the airbag, which does not surround the gas generator, is located on the one side of the opening and a second region of the airbag, which surrounds the gas generator, is located on the other side of the opening, and the opening is dimensioned such that the gas generator cannot be pulled through the opening.04-26-2012
20090315303MECHANICALLY ATTACHED LAMINATED SEAMLESS AIRBAG HINGE SYSTEM - A system and method for controlling the deployment force of a vehicle airbag that facilitates airbag deployment, militates against fragmentation of the trim panel and deployment section, and is lightweight and cost effective. The system includes a trim piece, an airbag housing, and a reinforced sheet.12-24-2009
20100264629Adjustable Airbag Systems for Vehicles - Adjustable airbag systems for a vehicle may comprise an airbag assembly having an inflatable airbag within a housing and an actuator associated with the housing, a sensor operable to measure a physical characteristic of an occupant of the vehicle, and a controller in communication with the sensor and the actuator such that upon receiving a feedback signal from the sensor relating to the physical characteristic of the occupant, the controller sends a control signal to the actuator to adjust a position of the housing with respect to the occupant.10-21-2010
20090212537Airbag - An airbag system for a vehicle includes an inflatable rear curtain airbag configured to deploy adjacent a rear window positioned between rear pillars in the vehicle, a housing for the rear curtain airbag, and an inflator to inflate the rear curtain airbag. The housing, rear curtain airbag, and inflator are mounted to a roof of the vehicle. The rear curtain airbag is configured to deploy to prevent ejection of an occupant out of the rear window and to prevent objects intruding through the rear window from contacting an occupant.08-27-2009
20090167002SADDLE-RIDE TYPE VEHICLE - A technique of enhancing the flexibility of arranging members provided in the vicinity of a steering handlebar in a saddle-ride type vehicle equipped with an airbag module. A straddle-ride type vehicle includes a head pipe and a seat which is provided to the rear of the head pipe with a straddle space defined between the steering handlebar and the seat and an airbag module provided forward of the seat. The airbag module is disposed to the rear of the head pipe to vertically overlap the head pipe in the height-direction thereof and to partially face the straddle space.07-02-2009
20090121457Occupant Restraining Device - An occupant restraining device 05-14-2009
20090152840VEHICLE STEERING SYSTEM INCLUDING IRROTATIONAL AIRBAG MODULE - A steering system includes a steering column and a steering wheel gear that are offset from each other so that the torque of steering wheel is transmitted to steering column. An airbag module received in a steering wheel hub of steering wheel is independently mounted such that it is not rotated together with steering wheel by using an offset torque transmission structure interconnecting the steering wheel and steering column. Such configuration allows deployment of a cushion having an asymmetrical optimum shape configured to avoid contacting the chest of a passenger. As the airbag module is not rotated, it is possible to significantly improve the design visibility of a logo.06-18-2009
20090091102VEHICLE BRACKET - A vehicle bracket long in one direction includes a base portion, an attachment portion configured to be integrally formed with the base portion and to be attached to a vehicle component, and a rotation stopper portion configured to be integrally formed with the base portion and to prevent the bracket from being rotated with respect to a vehicle body. Upper and lower sides of the bracket have a symmetric shape with respect to a longitudinal direction axis in a state of the bracket being attached to the vehicle body.04-09-2009
20090152841Airbag apparatus - An airbag apparatus includes an airbag, a retainer, a bag ring to sandwich a periphery of an opening of the airbag between the retainer and the bag ring, and a gas-generating device inserted into the airbag for discharging a gas for development of the airbag. The bag ring includes an airbag-holding portion to sandwich the periphery of the base end portion of the airbag, an engaging portion provided at an end portion of the airbag-holding portion adjacent to the stitching portion and engaging the stitching portion when the base cloth panel is displaced from the bag ring, and a gas flow-regulating portion provided on an inner side of the airbag-holding portion. The flow-regulating portion has an inclined portion relative to a gas blowing direction for protecting the stitching portion from the gas ejecting from the gas-generating device.06-18-2009
20090096193INTEGRATED AIRBAG PANEL - A moveable integrated airbag panel and method of assembly is presented. In the exemplary application, a vehicular expandable airbag is attached to the inside of an A-pillar trim panel along with the inflator to form an integrated airbag panel that is attached as a preassembled unit to the vehicle body structure. On deployment of the airbag, the integrated airbag panel as a unit moves away from the A-pillar structure while a portion of the airbag remains attached to the A-pillar structure to limit movement of the airbag. The moveable integrated airbag panel provides increased coverage and protection of the occupant in the A-pillar area.04-16-2009
20090146399Airbag arrangement for a motor vehicle seat - An apparatus for an airbag arrangement including a frame part and an airbag package. The frame part may be a part of a base body of a motor vehicle seat. The airbag package is fastened to the frame part. The airbag package includes a folded-up airbag that may be inflated with gas. The airbag package further includes at least one clamping element that is configured to press the airbag package against the frame part. The clamping element includes a first and a second end region via which the clamping element is secured to the frame part. The two end regions are connected to one another via a pretensionable bearing region of the clamping element. The clamping element includes an intermediate layer extending between the airbag package and the frame part, that together with the bearing region encompasses the airbag package in cross section by 360°.06-11-2009
20090146398VEHICULAR AIRBAG DEVICE - A vehicular airbag device is disclosed as having a mounting bracket supported on a steering member via a fixing portion and extending upward, and an airbag module mounted on the mounting bracket at an upper area thereof. The mounting bracket has connecting portions, provided with front and rear slits, whereby when the airbag module encounters a load directed downward, the connecting portions are subjected to plastic deformation to rotate in a vehicle width direction to absorb energy of the resulting load.06-11-2009
20080265550Airbag module - An airbag module comprises an airbag cushion, a cover, an inflator to inflate the airbag cushion, a retaining ring, and an integrated one-piece retainer and diffuser component. The integrated retainer and diffuser component couples to the cover to form a space for the airbag cushion in the airbag module. The integrated retainer and diffuser component disperses inflation gas from the inflator into the airbag cushion. The integrated retainer and diffuser component comprises a glass filled plastic material.10-30-2008
20090309337Mounting Arrangement for Mounting an Air-Bag Module - A mounting arrangement for mounting an air-bag module to a hub of a steering wheel. The hub being provided with apertures and cutaway sections and a spring. The spring is moveable from a release position in which parts of the spring do not extend across the apertures or the cutaway sections to a locking position in which parts of the spring extend across the apertures and the cutaway sections. The spring is initially deformed and is held in the release position against blocking elements. The air-bag module is provided with hooks which are positioned on the air-bag module to correspond to the positions of the apertures and the cutaway sections on the hub. The air-bag module is provided with an actuation member which, when the hooks are inserted into the apertures, engages part of the spring to urge the spring out of engagement with the blocking elements. When the spring is moved out of engagement with the blocking elements the spring moves from the release position to the locking position and parts of the spring extend into recesses in the hooks to lock the hooks in position relative to the hub.12-17-2009
20090085331Airbag for front passenger' seat - The airbag of the present invention, when completely inflated, is formed into a generally square conical shape whose top is in a front end of the airbag. A protection portion to be located in rear side of the airbag upon airbag inflation includes shoulder restraining portions disposed generally side by side in left-right orientation in an area from upper part to rear part of the completely inflated airbag. Each of the shoulder restraining portions continuously projects in upper part to rear part of the airbag.04-02-2009
20100078919Airbag - An airbag includes a body cloth made of polyamide woven fabric and constituting a circumferential wall of the airbag. The body cloth includes on the inner surface a bond area having a coating layer of polyamide elastomer and to which a supplementary cloth made of polyamide woven fabric is bonded, an extended area having a same coating layer of polyamide elastomer as on the bond area, and an uncoated area that has no coating layer. The coating layer on the bond area is used as heat sealable adhesive that adheres the supplementary cloth to the body cloth whereas that on the extend area is arranged in such a manner as to be exposed to inflation gas upon airbag inflation so as to act as a protective membrane for preventing gas leakage.04-01-2010
20100078918HOUSING FIXING STRUCTURE - A housing fixing structure for fixing a hosing of an airbag control device to a supporting portion of a vehicle is provided. The airbag control device is provided with an impact detection device and configured to control an airbag based on information detected by the impact detection device. The housing includes a main body which accommodates the impact detection device and three fixing portions which are configured to be fixed to the supporting portion. The housing is provided with a contact portion which is configured to come into contact with the support portion. The contact portion is disposed within a triangular region which is defined by lines connecting center points of the fixing portions.04-01-2010
20110266777AIRBAG HOUSING OF AN AIRBAG SYSTEM, AND AIRBAG SYSTEM - An airbag housing (11-03-2011
20090206580INTERIOR TRIM ARTICLE-MOUNTING STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH HEAD PROTECTION AIRBAG APPARATUS08-20-2009
20110025024AIR BAG CUSHION FOR VEHICLES - An air bag cushion for vehicles has a connection part which is formed in front portions of the left and right chambers by sewing the inner surfaces of the left and right chambers along sewing lines in a shape of closed curve to form a vertical valley which separates the left and right chambers from each other. A through hole is formed in the connection part to permit gas to flow between the left and right chambers. The cushion includes a tether which passes through the connection part and connects the left and right chambers to each other in a lateral direction of the cushion. The air bag cushion is simple in structure and is superior in uniform expanding performance of the left and right chambers.02-03-2011
20090278336Bracket for use in curtain airbag and curtain airbag apparatus - A curtain airbag bracket is used to assemble a curtain airbag having an attaching piece, and an inflator connected to the curtain airbag, and to attach the same to a vehicle body. The inflator is connected to the curtain airbag for supplying a pressurized fluid for developing the curtain airbag. The curtain airbag bracket includes an airbag bracket having an airbag-attaching portion for attaching the attaching piece of the curtain airbag to hold the curtain airbag, and an inflator bracket coupled with the airbag bracket for holding the inflator so that the inflator is substantially in parallel with and adjacent to the curtain airbag. The airbag-attaching portion faces the inflator bracket with a gap therebetween.11-12-2009
20090008910Airbag And Airbag System - There are provided an airbag having an inflator therein and an airbag system equipped with the airbag, the inflator having a harness taken to the outside through a harness through opening, and the airbag having high inflation durability. An airbag 01-08-2009
20090189372Inflator securing structure and airbag system - An inflator securing structure for securing an inflator having substantially cylindrical shape to a retainer in an airbag system includes a fixed shaft having a substantially D-shaped cross section and formed at one end of the inflator along an axial direction of the inflator; and a locking structure forming a locking hole having a substantially D shape and formed in the retainer so that the locking hole is engaged with the fixed shaft. One of the fixed shaft and the locking hole has at least one groove, and other of the fixed shaft and the locking hole has at least one convex portion so as to engage with the groove.07-30-2009
20120292891GAS BAG ARRANGEMENT FOR A VEHICLE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH GAS BAG ARRANGEMENT - A gas bag arrangement for a vehicle occupant restraint system of a motor vehicle. The gas bag arrangement comprising a gas bag package which includes a folded gas bag and a wrapping which at least partly surrounds the folded gas bag, at least one connecting strap for connecting the gas bag to a holding structure of the motor vehicle, wherein the connecting strap is attached to a fastening portion of the gas bag and a deflection device arranged at the wrapping or formed by the wrapping, at which the connecting strap—relative to the condition of the gas bag arrangement as mounted in the vehicle—is deflected in direction of the holding structure. A section of the connecting strap coming from the fastening portion extends up to the deflection device away from the holding structure and at the deflection device again is deflected towards the holding structure.11-22-2012
20110266778CURTAIN AIRBAG FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE AND BRACKET FOR FASTENING A CURTAIN AIRBAG TO A MOTOR VEHICLE - The invention relates to a curtain airbag (11-03-2011
20080238044Arrangement For Fixing the Gas Generator of an Air Bag Unit - An arrangement for fixing a gas generator of an air bag unit. The gas generator is securely fixed in the generator chamber and both radial and axial tolerances, in particular of the gas generator, are compensated using a plate-like, spring-elastic fastening element that is pressed in the area of the end of the gas generator lying opposite the fixed bearing between the outer circumference thereof and the inner circumference of the generator chamber axially projecting through the gas generator. After the pressing in, the fastening element is arched into the generator chamber in the axial direction in a section between the outer wall of the gas generator and the inner wall of the generator chamber in the axial direction.10-02-2008
20100127482Airbag Apparatus - An airbag device where a case and a lid are connected by engaging a hook of the case with a hook hole in the lid and where the hook moves in the hook hole toward the vehicle interior side when the lid recedes. Energy absorption characteristics when the lid recedes are improved by a simple structure. The hook (05-27-2010
20080284141Bracket for securing side airbag for automotive vehicle - A bracket for securing a side airbag for an automotive vehicle is provided. The bracket includes a mounting plate formed of a synthetic resin material, and including a main body and a coupling part projecting from an upper surface of the main body and having a hole, and a bracket clip including two support plates in contact with front and rear surfaces of the coupling part and having through-holes in communication with the hole, and a bent part connecting the two support plates at each one side.11-20-2008
20080284140Airbag cushion folding method for out-of-position conditions - Disclosed are embodiments of methods of folding an inflatable airbag cushion for storage within a vehicle. In one implementation of the inventive method, the folding of the airbag cushion creates a first arm and a second arm, the first arm folded on top of the second arm, such that during deployment of the airbag cushion with an obstruction, the first arm is configured to contact an obstruction before completely unfolding and thereby at least partially biasing the deployment of the airbag cushion.11-20-2008
20080315564Airbag Assembly, Gear and Operating Method for Said Assembly - The invention relates to an airbag assembly comprising a mechanism for a stationary driver's airbag, i.e. an airbag that does not rotate with the rotation of the steering wheel. Said airbag assembly is configured in such a way that the mechanism is situated inside the steering column. The invention also relates to a gear and an operating method for an airbag assembly of this type.12-25-2008
20080290634Curtain side-airbag device - A curtain side-airbag device includes an airbag extending from front to rear of a vehicle, a plurality of inflatable support portions provided in the airbag and communicating with each other, and an inflator. The airbag is maintained in a folded state and secured in a vehicle body so that the airbag extends along an upper edge of an inner side surface of a vehicle cabin. The airbag is deployed in a form of a curtain along the inner side surface of the vehicle cabin. The airbag has an upper edge, a non-inflatable peripheral portion surrounding the inflatable support portions, and a strap provided between the upper edge and the non-inflatable peripheral portion of the airbag. The strap regulates a direction of deployment upon inflation of the inflatable support portions.11-27-2008
20080265549Knee air bag module - One embodiment of the invention relates to an air bag module, in particular for a knee air bag. The air bag module includes an air bag housing, a air bag cushion, a tubular gas generator, a air bag cushion holding device, and a gas guiding device, to which the tubular gas generator is fastened. The gas guiding device is integrally formed with the air bag cushion holding device.10-30-2008
20090033070Passenger airbag mounting apparatus - An airbag assembly is described. The airbag assembly includes an airbag housed within an airbag housing and an airbag inflator. A B-ring that engages the airbag housing is also added. The B-ring comprises a base surface, a first stabilizing bracket and a second stabilizing bracket, wherein the first and second stabilizing brackets extend away from the base surface and restrict movement of the airbag housing in a lateral and vertical direction. The airbag assembly may optionally include a vehicle bracket that is capable of being attached to a vehicle structure. The second stabilizing bracket may be secured to the vehicle bracket.02-05-2009
20080238047CURTAIN AIR BAG DEVICE - An air bag, when in a flattened condition, has a longitudinally extending upper edge and a longitudinally extending lower edge. The longitudinally extending upper and lower edges extend on and along first and second imaginary lines respectively. The air bag comprises a plurality of expandable portions that include a larger expandable portion that has upper and lower edges respectively extending on and along the first and second imaginary lines and a smaller expandable portion that has an upper edge extending on and along the first imaginary line and a lower edge spaced from the second imaginary line by a given distance; and a non-expandable portion having a size-compensating part that extends from the lower edge of the smaller expandable portion to the second imaginary line.10-02-2008
20080238046AIR BAG BRACKET/FASTENER - An airbag installation fastener includes first and second fastener members connected by a hinge member. The first and second fastener members rotate from a fastener open condition to engage each other in a fastener closed position. The fastener closed position provides for an air bag member positioned between the first and second fastener members. The first and second fastener members have an aperture receiving a vehicle connected stud to support both the airbag installation fastener and the air bag member from the stud. An arm extending from the second fastener member rotates with respect to the second fastener member. The arm extends from the second fastener member in the fastener closed condition and both engages the second fastener member and abuts the stud to visually indicate a fastener completed installation condition.10-02-2008
20090315304Device For Snap-Fastening An Airbag Unit In A Subassembly Of A Motor Vehicle, Especially In A Steering Wheel - A device is provided for snap-fastening an airbag unit in a subassembly of a motor vehicle, especially in a steering wheel of a motor vehicle, snap-in elements that are associated with each other being provided on the airbag unit and on the subassembly of the motor vehicle. In order to be able to snap-secure an airbag unit both to a plate-shaped subassembly and to a subassembly having a lateral wall, at least one snap-in hook is provided on the airbag unit or on the subassembly of the motor vehicle, at least one pivotable plastic snap-in clip being associated therewith on the other subassembly. The snap-in hook engages with said clip in at least one section thereof when in the snap-in position.12-24-2009
20080238045Ejection mitigation device - An airbag system for protecting a passenger in a motor vehicle including one or more ejection mitigation devices configured to substantially cover the inside of the front and/or rear window of the motor vehicle. Moreover, the one or more ejection mitigation devices may be attached to a driver's side inflatable airbag and a passenger's side inflatable airbag, wherein the ejection mitigation device is configured to be deployed by the inflation of the driver's and passenger's side inflatable airbags.10-02-2008
20080290635Continuous side airbag seam - A continuous side airbag seam for use in a seat of a motor vehicle is disclosed. The seam includes a first material and a second material or a combination of materials joined to one another. The seam further may include any known thread member used to join the first material to the second material. The seam will extend from a portion near the top of the side panel of the seat cover to a portion near the back of the side panel of the seat cover. The seam will be continuous from the top portion to the back portion of the side panel cover of the seat. The continuous seam will have a predetermined shaped curve therein. The predetermined shaped curve will allow for quicker deployment of both the thorax section and pelvis section of an advanced two part side airbag to deploy both downward and forward in a controlled manner.11-27-2008
20080238048Knee-protecting airbag apparatus - The knee-protecting airbag apparatus includes an airbag module and a mounting bracket for fixing the airbag module on a vehicle body. The mounting bracket is provided with a mounting hole that is adapted to be fastened to a mounting seat of the vehicle body. The airbag module includes a retaining lug for fixing the airbag module tentatively on the vehicle body. When the retaining lug is engaged with a periphery of a retaining hole of the vehicle body, a rearward rotation moment is generated to rotate the airbag module about the engaging point of the retaining lug and periphery of the retaining hole, so that a pressing plane of the airbag module formed above the retaining lug abuts on and gets supported by a receiving plane formed on the vehicle body such that the mounting hole of the mounting bracket is positioned on a fastening location of the mounting seat of the vehicle body.10-02-2008
20080211207MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR AIRBAG APPARATUS - In a mounting structure for an airbag apparatus (09-04-2008
20090096194Airbag Apparatus - [Problems] To provide an effective technology to intend an improvement of a deploying capability of an airbag apparatus04-16-2009
20110204602AIRBAG FRAME APPARATUS - An apparatus includes a frame configured for supporting a vehicle airbag device. Support assemblies are movably connected to the frame. Each support assembly includes an airbag connecting member engaging a spring member. Pressing the airbag connecting member towards the frame compresses the spring member. An electrical switch assembly is connected to the frame. The electrical switch assembly includes at least one push button electrical switch for connecting to an electrical circuit. Pressing at least one support assembly a predetermined distance lowers a portion of the at least one support assembly towards the frame for urging a vehicle airbag device capable of being connected to a connecting end of each airbag connecting member, against at least one switch in the electrical switch assembly.08-25-2011
20090184495LOW RISK DEPLOYMENT PASSENGER AIRBAG SYSTEM USING SLIM TYPE PASSENGER AIRBAG MODULE - Disclosed herein is a low risk deployment passenger airbag system using a slim type passenger airbag module which is minimized in height and/or length, such that a top airbag and a mid airbag can be installed in a limited space defined by an instrument panel. In the slim type passenger airbag module used in the low risk deployment passenger airbag system, a disk type inflator is used, unlike the conventional art using a cylindrical inflator, an upper end of the disk inflator is disposed in an airbag housing, and a retainer for supporting the cushion is brought into close contact with the bottom (or the rear surface) of the airbag housing in which the disk type inflator is provided, thus minimizing the height and/or length of the passenger airbag module. Thereby, the slim type passenger airbag module is suitable for the low risk deployment passenger airbag system. Furthermore, in the low risk deployment passenger airbag system, to deploy the cushions of the top and mid airbags substantially horizontally towards a passenger seat when a vehicle accident occurs, the distance between the top airbag and the mid airbag is within a range from 100 mm to 250 mm, the top airbag is inclined at an angle ranging from 60° to 75° with respect to the horizontal surface, and the mid airbag is inclined at 15° or less with respect to the horizontal surface.07-23-2009
20090127831PASSENGER AIRBAG DEVICE WITHOUT HOUSING - An airbag device. An airbag door is openably attached to an instrument panel. A cushion pad is attached inside the airbag door, and has a stepped separable pad. A cushion bracket is attached to the cushion pad. A cushion is mounted inside the cushion bracket. The cushion separates the separable pad and opens the airbag door upon inflation. A reinforcement member is attached to the cushion near a gas inflow hole in the cushion. An inflator assembly for inflating the cushion is connected to the cushion by a mounting bracket.05-21-2009
20090127833AIR BAG MODULE, AIR BAG MODULE ARRANGEMENT, AND METHOD OF FASTENING - An air bag module arrangement is provided for a motor vehicle, which includes, but is not limited to an air bag module a one driver-side dashboard panel that is fastened to an internal transverse support. In order to allow a simply constructed and simple fastening, the air bag module is fastened to an external transverse support of the external vehicle structure. An air bag and a method for fastening an air bag module, in particular for producing an air bag module arrangement, are also provided for a motor vehicle.05-21-2009
20090127834Integrated side curtain airbag assembly - An integrated airbag assembly is disclosed. The assembly includes a support structure that provides a single, unitary component that is securable to the airbag and other components, such as grab handles and coat hooks. The airbag, the grab handles and the coat hooks secure to the support structure, such s by snap-fitting to the support structure. The assembly including the airbag, the grab handle and/or the coat hook is mountable to the vehicle, such as by snap-fitting the assembly to a roof rail of the vehicle. Accordingly, the assembly improves installation of the airbag and other components to the vehicle.05-21-2009
20090134607Air bag apparatus - According to the air bag apparatus, for example, a side air bag apparatus 05-28-2009
20090026739Impact Absorbing Airbag Inflator - An impact absorbing airbag module is disclosed. The module includes a chassis that holds an inflator, and is connected to a mounting system. The chassis includes a forward side wall, a first lateral side wall, a second lateral side wall, and a rear side wall. One of the side walls includes a deforming zone that includes a first angled portion and a second angled portion. In some cases, the deforming zone extends around the periphery of the chassis.01-29-2009
20090184494Curtain airbag mounting device - An apparatus for mounting an airbag inflator to a vehicle includes a mounting adapter. The mounting adapter includes a base and at least one slot, wherein the base captures the inflator. A p-bracket that engages the slot is also added, wherein the p-bracket captures the inflator. A mounting tether looped is also around the p-bracket. A tether retainer or a wire harness retainer may also be added to the adapter.07-23-2009
20120068440RETAINING MEANS FOR AN AIRBAG ARRANGEMENT AND AIRBAG ARRANGEMENT - A retention device for an airbag arrangement can include a first retaining element, which can be connected via a first end section to an airbag flap and via a second end section to a firing channel or via a first end section to at least one airbag flap and via a second end section to a carrier which encloses the airbag flap and has at least one section disposed between the first and the second end sections. The first end section and/or the second end section have at least two overlapping end subsections, which are connected to one another and which are connected opposite to one another and spaced apart from one another to the first plate and second plate, respectively.03-22-2012
20110221171AIRBAG ASSEMBLY - An airbag assembly for use within a vehicle. The airbag assembly includes an airbag, an inflator configured to provide a gas to inflate the airbag and a housing with an inflator receiving portion and an upper mounting portion. The inflator receiving portion includes a cavity in which the inflator and the airbag are stored. The upper mounting portion is configured to mount a first side of the airbag housing to a cover. The inflator receiving portion and the upper mounting portion are integrated together in a single, unitary piece.09-15-2011
20090051147AIRBAG DEVICE - In an airbag device, a decorative member is prevented from being scattered with a simple structure at the time of expansion of an airbag. That is, a concave part of the airbag cover (02-26-2009
20090085329SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAG UNIT - A side curtain air bag unit includes a cover; an air bag housed in the cover; at least one mounting flap extending from the air bag and fastened to a vehicle body; a ramp holding the air bag and cover therein, mounted adjacent to an upper end of a B-pillar trim to guide deployment of the air bag such that the B-pillar trim does not interfere with the deployment; and a fastening member having a first end secured to the cover, and a second end which passes through the ramp and is secured to the body of the vehicle.04-02-2009
20090102166Airbag module - The disclosed airbag module may be used in a vehicle. The airbag may include an airbag for protecting a vehicle occupant and at least one tearable sleeve. The airbag is configured to be in a folded or rolled up state and to deploy along an interior side portion of the vehicle. The at least one tearable sleeve is coaxially or circumferentially surrounding a portion of the airbag in the folded or rolled up state.04-23-2009
20090102165RAMP BRACKET ASSEMBLY OF AIR BAG FOR VEHICLES - A ramp bracket assembly for a vehicle air bag is configured to be mounted to an inner panel of the vehicle. The assembly includes a first ramp bracket with a first engagement portion, and a second ramp bracket with a second engagement portion removably engaged with the first engagement portion. The second engagement portion is disengaged from the first engagement portion in a vehicle impact, such that the assembly absorbs shock and guides deployment of the air bag. Alternatively, a ramp bracket for a vehicle air bag is configured to be mounted to an inner panel of the vehicle. The inner panel has an engagement groove, and the ramp bracket has an engagement portion, removably engaged into the engagement groove, and disengaged therefrom in a vehicle impact such that the bracket absorbs shock and guides deployment of the air bag.04-23-2009
20090051145INFLATABLE CURTAIN AIRBAGS - An inflatable airbag system for a motor vehicle includes a restraining strap for delaying inflation of a central portion of an airbag and deflecting gas into adjacent elongate portions in the initial stages of deployment.02-26-2009
20090152838AIRBAG INFLATOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION - A vehicle having and airbag inflator device and method of installation is disclosed. The airbag inflator device is positioned in a recess in a body structure roof rail or enclosed in an interior cavity defined by the roof rail member. The airbag inflator is mounted to the roof rail directly or to a cover plate that when installed forms a part of the roof rail substantially covering an aperture in the roof rail.06-18-2009
20130214515BRACKET FOR FASTENING OF A CURTAIN AIRBAG TO A VEHICLE PART - A bracket for fastening a tightening strap of a curtain airbag to a vehicle part includes a base plate and a support surface for fastening the bracket to the vehicle part. A retaining web, fastenable to the tightening strap, is located on the bracket in such a way that the retaining web can be moved to a fastening position by performing a swivel motion with the bracket being supported on the vehicle part via the support surface.08-22-2013
20130214516ANTI-TWIST DEVICE FOR CURTAIN AIRBAG OF VEHICLE - Disclosed is an anti-twist device for a curtain airbag of a vehicle. The anti-twist device allows a worker to immediately recognize the twist of the curtain airbag or automatically releases the twist of the curtain airbag when the curtain airbag is installed in the vehicle, thereby improving stability of the curtain airbag. The anti-twist device is mounted on the curtain airbag including a bracket having an inflator mounted thereon and coupled to a vehicle body, the airbag cushion received in a winding state while communicating with the inflator, and a band surrounding the airbag cushion, and includes a body having a predetermined length and provided in parallel to the airbag cushion, a first fixing part formed at one end of the body and coupled with the bracket or the vehicle body, and a second fixing part formed at an opposite end of the body and coupled with the band.08-22-2013
20080315565Side airbag apparatus - A side airbag apparatus is provided with an airbag which is stored within a vehicle seat. A rear portion of the airbag is fixed to the vehicle seat. Further, the side airbag apparatus is provided with an inflator which is arranged within a rear portion of the airbag and is fixed to the vehicle seat. The side airbag apparatus jets out gas from the inflator in correspondence to an impact applied to a vehicle from a side direction, and inflates and deploys the airbag between a body side portion and the vehicle seat. Further, a vent hole for discharging the gas within the airbag is provided between a gas outlet of the inflator and at least one of an upper end and a lower end of a rear portion of the airbag. Further, the airbag is folded in such a manner as to start and finish an inflation of the airbag finally in the vicinity of the vent hole between the vent hole and the gas outlet.12-25-2008
20090243262AIRBELT SYSTEM - There is provided an airbelt system in which an inflator and an anchor are mounted to the seat base without using a flexible pipe and with a relatively simple structure. An anchor 10-01-2009
20110140396VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat is provided. A seat back of the vehicle seat includes: a cover member having a cleavage part; an airbag provided in the seat back; a bracket; and a reinforced cloth that is fixed to the frame member via the bracket, and that reinforces a part of the cover member different from the cleavage part. The airbag is caused to inflate from the cleavage part to protect an occupant's body in a range from an occupant's chest to waist. The reinforced cloth includes a first regulating part that covers a part of the airbag to be inflated toward the occupant's chest and a second regulating part that covers a part of the airbag to be inflated toward the occupant's waist. An attachment portion of the first regulating part and an attachment portion of the second regulating part are attached to the frame member at separate positions.06-16-2011
20090250910AIRBAG DEVICE AND MOTORCYCLE WITH AIRBAG DEVICE - A technique is provided that is effective to facilitate improving sealing ability against a gas and a remaining residue in a built-in portion between an airbag and an inflator in an airbag device mounted on a vehicle, on which an occupant carries out a vehicle operation in a state of being exposed outside thereof as a normal practice. The airbag device according to one form is an airbag device mounted on a vehicle, on which an occupant carries out a vehicle operation in a state of being exposed outside thereof as a normal practice, and in a built-in state in which an inflators and an airbag are built in to a retainer, an inflator insertion opening edge portion of each of inflator insertion openings, an flange edge portion of an inflator flange, and a retainer opening edge portion of each of retainer openings are disposed so as to overlap in this order in the area of each of the retainer openings, while the inflator insertion opening edge portion, the flange edge portion and the retainer opening edge portion are tightened to be fixed with each other by means of tightening fixture elements, which are each provided into a through hole passing there-through in common.10-08-2009
20090250908Cover to wheel attachment method for improved gap control - A steering wheel assembly that receives an airbag may include a steering wheel framework. This framework may include a back cover and a first attachment feature. The steering wheel assembly may include an airbag cover having a second attachment feature for engaging the first attachment feature to directly attach the airbag cover to the steering wheel framework. This attachment may be accomplished without the use of an airbag housing. In some situations, the framework further includes an armature. The first attachment feature is positioned either on the armature or on the back cover.10-08-2009
20090256335MOTOR VEHICLE INTERIOR TRIM PART WITH AN AIRBAG DEVICE - An interior trim part with an airbag device has an airbag module (10-15-2009
20090127832Occupant Restraining Device - In an occupant restraining device having a bag whose opposite ends are fixed to a seat pan, an inflated state of a gas chamber of the bag is specified. Both ends of a bag 05-21-2009
20090079167AIRBAG DEVICE - There is provided an airbag device for allowing a holding member to firmly hold an outer circumference part and a peripheral edge part of an airbag during the airbag assembling work and to reduce the assembling work time. The airbag device comprising a holding member (03-26-2009
20130214514AIRBAG APPARATUS OF VEHICLE - An airbag apparatus includes a fixing bracket fixed to an upper portion of the side wall of a vehicle. The fixing bracket has an inflator support portion that supports an inflator, a fastening portion fastened and fixed to the upper portion of the side wall of the vehicle at a position below the inflator, and a restraining wall that extends along the axis direction of the fastening portion under the inflator. An airbag body is disposed between the inflator and an upper wall portion of the restraining wall, and the airbag body is compressed by the inflator and the upper wall portion and held between the inflator and the upper wall portion. The restraining wall restrains displacement of the airbag body so that the airbag body does not overlap a fastening operation area into which the fixing bracket is fastened.08-22-2013
20100259032DASHBOARD SUPPORT PART HAVING A PASSENGER AIRBAG MODULE - A dashboard support part is provided having an airbag exit opening and a module fastening frame, on which a passenger airbag module is directly and removably fastened, the module fastening frame being implemented integrally with the dashboard support part. The passenger airbag module is fastened on the module fastening frame using screws and/or using projections of the passenger airbag module inserted into pockets of the module fastening frame transversely to a firing direction of the passenger airbag module.10-14-2010
20100013198SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG - A curtain airbag to be installed in the roof frame area of a motor vehicle. The curtain airbag has an airbag skin including two side walls connected by an edge region, wherein the airbag skin surrounds a gas chamber. The gas chamber includes at least one protective area and at least one guide chamber fluidly connected to the protective area wherein the guide chamber is inflatable between the protective area and an internal structure of the motor vehicle when the curtain airbag is in an installed state. Furthermore, a plurality of fixing devices are provided for connecting the curtain airbag to the internal structure of the motor vehicle, wherein at least one guide chamber fixing device is located in the area of guide chamber in order to achieve a high level of operational safety and easy installation.01-21-2010
20100230936METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FASTENING AN AIRBAG IN A MOTOR VEHICLE - The invention relates to a method for securing an airbag (09-16-2010
20100253048AIRBAG MODULE - To achieve reductions in required resources and weight in an air bag module, an air bag 10-07-2010
20100230935VEHICLE AIRBAG MODULE - An airbag module protects a rider in a vehicle from impacting the interior of the occupant enclosure of the vehicle. A rigid support collar is attached to the occupant enclosure proximate an airbag deployment window. An inflatable cushion has a neck portion that accommodates pressurized gas for driving the cushion through the deployment window into an inflated condition in the occupant enclosure. The cushion is attached by the neck portion directly to the support collar, while that substantial balance of the cushion is housed in a compact condition within the support collar. An attachment tab is secured to the exterior of the neck portion of the cushion with a restraining aperture formed therethrough. A cushion hook on the exterior of the support collar extends through the restraining aperture and prevents displacement of the neck portion of the cushion out of the support collar, when pressurized gas inflates the cushion. The cushion includes a flexible packaging cover having opposed first and second edges. The first edge is secured to the neck portion of the cushion, and the second edge is attached directly to support collar, while the packaging cover therebetween extends across the support collar retaining therein the cushion in the compact condition thereof.09-16-2010
20120139211PASSENGER RESTRAINT SYSTEM - A vehicle occupant restraint system includes an inflatable airbag arranged in a vehicle seat. When the airbag is triggered it at least partially unfolds in the direction of travel on a side of the vehicle seat facing the vehicle interior. The vehicle seat includes a backrest frame extending in a substantially vertical direction in the vehicle seat and substantially aligned in the direction of travel. The airbag is connected to a front end of the backrest frame pointing in the direction of travel.06-07-2012
20120193895PASSENGER AIRBAG DEVICE - In one form, a passenger airbag device is provided including an airbag; a retainer having an opening on a passenger side; a bag ring provided to an inside of the retainer; and the gas generating device; wherein: the retainer further includes a base wall that forms a substantially rectangular outer edge shape; two first peripheral wall portions; and two second peripheral wall portions; and the bag ring comprises: a bottom wall portion configured to hold a peripheral edge portion of the opening of the airbag; a first upright wall having a predetermined first height dimension, that is arranged so as to face the first peripheral wall portion of the retainer; and a second upright wall having a predetermined second height dimension larger than the first height dimension, that is arranged so as to face the second peripheral wall portion of the retainer.08-02-2012
20100244411AIRBAG SATELLITE - An airbag satellite is latched and/or suspended in a wall opening. The airbag satellite has a blockage element, which blocks a plug and which is implemented such that it allows the correct installation of the airbag satellite to be checked. The blockage of the plug by the blockage element is cancelled if the check shows that the airbag satellite is installed correctly.09-30-2010
20100140903External Airbag System for Vehicles - An external airbag system for a vehicle is proved to be commercialized and which can absorb impact induced by a frontal collision of the vehicle and thus substantially protect passengers in the vehicle. The external airbag system may include a bumper cover, a cushion provided behind the bumper cover, and an inflator for generating a gas pressure to deploy the cushion, wherein the bumper cover moves in a forward direction by the deploying cushion.06-10-2010
20110018238Airbag housing - An airbag assembly for use within a vehicle includes an airbag, an inflator configured to provide gas to the airbag, and a housing configured to retain the inflator and the airbag in position. The housing includes first and second portions configured to be separably coupled together. The second housing portion includes a second snap mechanism for engaging with a first snap mechanism located on the first housing portion. The engaged housing portions surround and retain the inflator and the airbag in position.01-27-2011
20100194078Inflatable vehicle occupant protection device with inflation fluid deflector - An apparatus (08-05-2010
20090072522Airbag module - An airbag module with an airbag packed in foil under vacuum, including a gas generator and a covering cap. The foil includes at least one predetermined tearing point. The foil is connected or can be at least partially connected to the covering cap in sections that lie next to the tear-open edges of the covering cap. The connection can be configured to take place only upon deployment of the airbag.03-19-2009
20090072521Bracket for securing side airbag for automotive vehicle - There is provided a bracket for securing a side airbag for an automotive vehicle. The bracket includes a bracket which connects a connection strap, connected to the side airbag, to a pillar of the vehicle, and wherein the bracket includes: an installation aperture to be secured to the pillar; and a fixing bracket aperture through which the connection strap connected to the side airbag passes, and wherein the fixing bracket aperture includes: a fixing bracket central aperture through which the connection strap passes; and extension apertures formed at both ends of the fixing bracket central aperture and each having a greater width than that of the fixing bracket central aperture.03-19-2009
20090115170Safety Device for the Protection of Vehicle Occupants - A safety device for protection of vehicle occupants is described. The safety device exhibits a curtain airbag (05-07-2009
20090115169Combination Grab Handle and Airbag Bracket - A dual function mounting bracket is affixed to a hydroformed roof side rail to allow the connecting brackets to be located at the same position as previously known despite the use of a hydroformed roof side rail frame member that has a substantially different shape and configuration. The dual function mounting bracket has a first mounting surface projecting upwardly from a second mounting surface to provide support for a grab handle connecting bracket. The second mounting surface provides support for the connecting bracket of a side curtain air bag. The second mounting surface is also configured with a pair of side tabs and a front tab for welding the mounting bracket to a hydroformed roof side rail. The grab handle spans between the mounting bracket and a spaced apart sole function mounting bracket. A bead between the first and second mounting surfaces on the dual function mounting bracket provides stiffness.05-07-2009
20100295274Airbag module with an airbag and a tubular gas generator that can be fastened to a module housing - An airbag module comprising an airbag and a tubular gas generator that can be fastened to a module housing is provided. Said gas generator having gas outlet openings along the periphery thereof. The tubular gas generator can be fastened to the module housing using two clamp rings which can move along the tubular gas generator and along sections of the module housing. The module housing comprises an opening at the base thereof for introducing the tubular gas generator. A support for the tubular gas generator is disposed at the module housing below said opening, wherein the support has a smaller length than the tubular gas generator.11-25-2010
20110127754RAMP BRACKET FOR CURTAIN AIRBAG OF VEHICLE - A ramp bracket for a curtain airbag cushion of a vehicle may include a cushion storage portion storing the curtain airbag cushion therein, the cushion storage portion having an opening on a first sidewall thereof such that the curtain airbag cushion is deployed through the opening, wherein the first sidewall includes upper and lower surfaces to define the opening, and a shock absorption portion formed under a lower surface of the cushion storage portion and absorbing a shock generated when a passenger collides to the shock absorption portion.06-02-2011
20100133791Asymmetrically Expanding Airbag Cushion for Vehicle - Disclosed herein is an asymmetrically expanding airbag cushion for a vehicle, which is inflated when airbag gas flows from an inflator through a gas hole to an interior of a cushion bag as a result of a vehicle collision. The airbag cushion includes a central expansion portion, a lower expansion portion and an upper expansion portion. The central expansion portion is provided on the central portion of the cushion bag to communicate with the gas hole. The lower expansion portion is surrounded by a lower sewing line which is open at a lower portion, and positioned under the central expansion portion. The upper expansion portion is surrounded by an upper sewing line which is open at an upper portion, and positioned above the central expansion portion. The central, lower and upper expansion portions are sequentially inflated when the airbag gas flows into the cushion bag.06-03-2010
20110018237AIRBAG APPARATUS WITH MULTI-PLY AIRBAG CUSHION - An airbag apparatus may include a fastening unit mounted to a portion of a vehicle, a multi-ply airbag cushion fastened to the fastening unit, the multi-ply airbag cushion being formed by overlapping airbag cushion sheets on each other to form a multi-ply structure, and an inflator to provide gas to the airbag cushion sheets of the multi-ply airbag cushion.01-27-2011
20110109064INFLATABLE BOLSTER - An inflatable bolster for use in a passenger compartment of a vehicle is provided having a hollow body, an inflator and an attachment mechanism for attaching the hollow body to the vehicle's mating surface. The attachment mechanism includes a base retained within a molded cavity within the hollow body, and a fastener projection extending outward from both the base and the hollow body. Another attachment mechanism is provided including a dovetail portion which extends outward from the hollow body and engages a slot in the mating surface.05-12-2011
20110109065AIRBAG MODULE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - The invention relates to an airbag module for a motor vehicle, comprising a gas sack package comprising a gas sack, an additional moveable element configured and provided to influence a state variable of the airbag, and a gas-tight protective covering that defines an inner space of the gas sack package, wherein the gas sack and the moveable element are arranged in said inner space, and a separate movement generating device configured and provided to move the moveable element. According to the invention, the movement generating device is arranged outside the inner space of the airbag package.05-12-2011
20120242064VEHICLE STEERING WHEEL - A vehicle steering is provided having a steering wheel skeleton, which is at least partially coated with steering wheel foam and which includes a steering wheel rim and multiple steering wheel spokes, an air bag module, including a module casing and a module cover, the module cover faces a driver of a vehicle when the steering wheel is installed in the vehicle, electrical contact means to trigger a vehicle horn, fastening means designed on the module casing for the floating bearing of the module casing on the steering wheel, and pivoting means, which are designed on the module casing and are arranged spaced apart from the fastening means. The module casing can be pivoted relative to the steering wheel skeleton, and the electrical contact means are closed upon pivoting the module casing. The pivoting means, designed on the module casing, are mounted in the steering wheel foam of the steering wheel.09-27-2012
20110115201INFLATABLE BOLSTER - An inflatable bolster for use in a passenger compartment of a vehicle comprises a hollow body having a first wall having a central area and a circumferential area surrounding the central area, a second wall opposite the first wall, and an air chamber formed between the first and second walls. The inflatable bolster also comprises an inflator for injecting a pressurized fluid into the air chamber which is mounted to the hollow body. The inflatable bolster also comprises a plurality of concentric extension pleats formed in the first wall. The extension pleats extend around a major part of the circumferential area. The extension pleats contact the second wall at a plurality of contact points which are distributed across the second wall. The plurality of contact points is sufficient in number to at least partially suppress audible vibration of the second wall.05-19-2011
20110115200AIRBAG MOUNTING ASSEMBLY FOR VEHICLES - An airbag mounting assembly for vehicles to mount a passenger airbag housing to a cowl cross bar may include a mounting bracket, a first end thereof being mounted to the passenger airbag housing and a fastening unit mounting a second end of the mounting bracket to the cowl cross bar.05-19-2011
20110115199MEMBER FOR RESTRICTING EXPANSION OF CURTAIN AIRBAG AND STRUCTURE OF PORTION WHERE CURTAIN AIRBAG IS MOUNTED - A development restricting member is configured to include a fixing section attachable to a body of a vehicle above the pillar garnish, a holding section opposing to the fixing section, and a middle connecting section connecting a lower end part of the fixing section and a lower end part of the holding section, wherein an upstanding section is provided in a middle part of a base end part and a top end part of the holding section to extend toward the fixing section, so that a folded curtain airbag is housed so as to be surrounded by the fixing section, the holding section, and the upstanding section.05-19-2011
20110210533AIRBAG APPARATUS - An airbag apparatus including an airbag is disclosed. The airbag includes a temporary joint that joins parts of the outer circumferential wall together in an disjointable fashion. The temporary joint includes a leading end that is so figured as to trigger disjointing. The airbag further includes a connecting element that extends from a vicinity of the leading end of the temporary joint and is disconnectably connected to an airbag housing or its vicinity by a distal end thereof. The connecting element is configured to be disconnected from the housing or its vicinity when an inner pressure of the airbag is increased. In an initial stage of airbag inflation, the connection of the connecting element to the housing or its vicinity helps suppress a tensile force acting on the leading end of the temporary joint such that the temporary joint is kept jointed and the airbag inflates in a small volume. The airbag is increased in volume upon disjointing of the temporary joint due to disconnection of the connecting element.09-01-2011
20090033072Airbag assembly - An airbag module includes a retainer, diffuser, inflatable airbag, and an inflator to inflate the airbag. The diffuser is configured to disperse inflation gas from the inflator into the inflatable airbag. The retainer and/or diffuser comprise a glass-filled polymer material. The retainer includes a projection extending from a base wall. The projection couples to a hole in the diffuser flange and prevents the diffuser from rotating relative to the retainer. The inflator is coupled to the retainer by trapping an inflator flange under an overhang in a retainer cavity.02-05-2009
20100164203Air bag device for pedestrian - An air bag device for pedestrian includes an inflator which discharges an inflating gas, in operation, and an air bag which is inflated with the inflating gas supplied from the inflator thereby to cover a front face of the front pillar. The air bag is contained in a folded state, in an area covered with the front fender panel which is positioned in front of a front pillar and outside of a vehicle along a lateral direction of a hood panel. The front fender panel includes a cover part which is positioned at its back edge close to the front pillar, and arranged so as to cover an upper part of the air bag in the folded state. The cover part is deformed and opened, when it is pressed with the air bag which is being inflated, thereby to protrude the air bag so that the air bag can cover the front face side of the front pillar.07-01-2010
20110062684AIRBAG ARRANGEMENT AND TOOLS - A fixing element fixes a part to a support wall. When the fixing element is inserted into an opening in the support wall and reaches a predetermined end position, the fixing element locks to the support wall. The fixing element includes a stop element, a snap-on element, and an unlocking element. The stop element bears against a side of the support wall when the fixing element is locked to the support wall. The snap-on element is positioned on an inner side of the support wall when the fixing element is locked to the support wall. The unlocking element is connected to the snap-on element. The unlocking element is configured to permit the snap-on element to be unlocked and the fixing element to be removed from the opening. An installation tool and a testing tool may be used in conjunction with the fixing element.03-17-2011
20090085330Airbag apparatus - An airbag apparatus includes an airbag that has a first portion and a second portion. The airbag is folded such that the first portion approaches the second portion. The folded airbag has an elongated shape extending along a first direction. An inlet 04-02-2009
20100194079INFLATABLE CURTAIN AIRBAG - An Inflatable curtain airbag for a vehicle comprising an airbag body (08-05-2010
20090218791Airbag device and airbag for saddle-ride type vehicle - An airbag device and an airbag for a saddle-ride type vehicle is provided to efficiently utilize space in the vehicle body when installed therein, by using customized ways of shaping a housing case of the airbag and of folding the airbag so as to correspond to the shape of the housing case. The airbag device includes a housing case. The housing case includes a concave shape surface. The concave shape surface faces a steering stem. The housing case is disposed behind the steering stem so as to cover a rear of the steering stem with the concave shape surface. The airbag device includes an airbag housed in the housing case. The housed airbag corresponds to a shape of an inner peripheral surface of the housing case having the concave shape surface.09-03-2009
20090243263VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY WITH TWO-PART, CLIPPED AIR BAG GUIDE RETAINER - In at least certain embodiments, the vehicle seat assembly comprises an air bag guide including a first inner panel, a second inner panel, and an outer panel, with each of the panels being made of flexible material and having forward and rearward extremities, and a rigid plastic connector assembly for releasably securing the first and second inner panels to each other adjacent the air bag assembly, with the rigid connector comprising at least two releasably connected members, and with at least one of the connected members having at least one stop for inhibiting relative lateral movement of the connected members.10-01-2009
20090039622AIRBAG MODULE FOR AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLES WITH A FOLDABLE CONTAINER - The invention relates to an airbag module for automotive vehicles, comprising a gas generator (02-12-2009
20100038888Airbag fastening in an airbag module - An airbag fastening in an airbag module is provided. The airbag fastening comprising a generator support an airbag with an inflation opening, wherein the airbag module has at least one side wall, and at least one deformable mechanical element for connecting the generator support to the side wall. The airbag module has at its side wall clamp jaws for fastening the airbag in the region of its inflation opening and the deformable mechanical elements are provided on the generator support and act upon at least one of the clamp jaws.02-18-2010
20120187664SIDE AIR BAG ASSEMBLY FOR VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat air bag assembly (07-26-2012
20100059972Exterior Air-Bag for Vehicles - An exterior airbag for vehicles includes an airbag cushion deployed forwards from the front surface of a vehicle. The exterior airbag may include a plurality of airbag housings mounted to a bumper of a vehicle, a plurality of airbag cushions received in respective airbag housings so as to be deployed forwards from a front surface of the bumper, a plurality of partitioned chambers defined in each of the airbag cushions along a longitudinal direction of the airbag cushion, with a plurality of gas supply holes formed in respective partitioned chambers so as to evenly supply airbag gas to the chambers, and at least an inflator providing a airbag gas to each of the airbag cushions through the gas supply holes.03-11-2010
20100066062Steering wheel with airbag device - A horn switch mechanism 03-18-2010
20100066063Impact Absorbing Airbag Inflator - An impact absorbing airbag module is disclosed. The module includes a chassis that holds an inflator, and is connected to a mounting system. The chassis includes a forward side wall, a first lateral side wall, a second lateral side wall, and a rear side wall. One of the side walls includes a deforming zone that includes a first angled portion and a second angled portion. In some cases, the deforming zone extends around the periphery of the chassis.03-18-2010
20100066061Air Bag Fastener Assembly - A fastener assembly includes a metal first component having two flange portions defining a receiving slot therebetween, and a polymeric component received in the receiving slot in an assembled position. When rotated 90 degrees the second component outwardly displaces first and second deflectable wings of the first component to extended positions.03-18-2010
20100066060Curtain Air Bag Module and Mounting Clip - An air bag module (03-18-2010
20110068563AIRBAG MODULE - An airbag module with a gas generator, airbag, diffuser and with an airbag module housing, in particular for carrying the gas generator and the airbag is provided. The diffuser is designed as a component partially fitting tightly at the ends thereof against the gas generator, whereby the diffuser extends in the region of the gas outlet openings of the gas generator at a distance from the gas generator. The airbag module housing has in the region of the ends of the gas generator contact surfaces for the gas generator, whereby dented sections of the airbag module housing are provided as contact surfaces. The gas generator is clamped between the diffuser and the airbag module housing for arranging the gas generator on the airbag module housing, whereby the contact surfaces form first clamping points fitting against the gas generator for clamping the gas generator on the airbag module housing.03-24-2011
20120119473ROOF AIRBAG APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE - A roof airbag apparatus for a vehicle, may include an inflator providing gas pressure, an air tube deploying towards sides of a passenger sitting on a seat when gas may be supplied from the inflator into the air tube, and a front support panel provided on a front end of the air tube to enclose a front portion of the passenger when the air tube may be deployed.05-17-2012
20100308564Set Structure Systems - A vehicle includes an instrument panel module including a receiving bracket. An airbag assembly includes an attachment bracket. The receiving bracket and attachment bracket have contact surfaces that provide a datum that guides the airbag assembly from an unsecured position toward a final installation position.12-09-2010
20100295272CLIP FOR AIRBAG - To provide a clip for an airbag, the pin member of which can be easily removed from a grommet by a simple operation even in a state in which a garnish is furnished. A clip 11-25-2010
20100295273AIRBAG FASTENING DEVICE WITH SLIDE - A fastening device for the airbag, in particular a window airbag, is provided, having a retainer to which the airbag can be fastened and that has an opening through which a mounting stud can be passed. Fastened to the retainer is a slide element that can be slid from an open position into a fastened position and the stud is captured in the opening by the slide in the fastened position.11-25-2010
20100295270ENERGY-DISSIPATION SYSTEM - A child restraint includes a juvenile vehicle seat and an energy-absorption apparatus coupled to the juvenile vehicle seat. The energy-absorption apparatus is configured to absorb external energy associated with an external impact force applied to the energy-absorption apparatus.11-25-2010
20100072734Safety Device for a Motor Vehicle - The invention relates to a mounting for an airbag module for a vehicle door, with said mounting developed by at least two components arranged at a distance relative to each other, with said components provided to accommodate an airbag module, with at least one of said components designed to develop a locking connection with said airbag module.03-25-2010
20110248481DRIVER-AIRBAG-APPARATUS-ATTACHING STRUCTURE AND STEERING WHEEL - A driver-airbag-apparatus-attaching structure is provided having a simple configuration and with which space can be saved. A snap-lock mechanism includes brackets projecting from the front surface of a steering hub portion, attachment pieces projecting from the bottom surface of a retainer of a driver airbag apparatus in such a manner as to overlap the brackets, openings provided in the brackets, and projecting portions projecting from surfaces of the respective attachment pieces that are to face the respective brackets. The projecting portions are continuous with the attachment pieces with respective elastically deformable portions interposed therebetween. When the driver airbag apparatus is bought near to the steering hub portion, the attachment pieces move along the brackets, and the projecting portions receive reactive forces from the brackets, whereby the elastically deformable portions elastically deform. When the projecting portions reach the openings, the elastically deformable portions elastically restore the original forms, and the projecting portions engage with the openings.10-13-2011
20120032424Airbag arrangement for a vehicle occupant restraint system and method for producing an airbag arrangement - An air bag arrangement for a vehicle occupant restraint system is provided. The air bag arrangement comprising an air bag package, having an air bag, which can be inflated to protect a vehicle occupant, and an envelope, in which the air bag is vacuum-packed, a gas generator for inflating the air bag, a gas generator support, on which the gas generator is fixed and a mounting element, fastened to the gas generator support, to house the air bag package. The mounting element has fastening means via which it is connected to the air bag package in a positive-locking manner and has multiple partial elements.02-09-2012
20120032423AIRBAG MODULE COVERED WITH A PROTECTIVE COVERING - An airbag module has a case-like housing and an open side covered by a protective covering. The protective covering (02-09-2012
20100283229Vehicle seats for a motor vehicle - A vehicle seat of a motor vehicle is provided. The vehicle seat comprising a backrest which includes a middle part and at least one side bolster, a gas bag module with a folded gas bag, which is at least partly arranged in the side bolster, an adjusting element for adjusting a width of the backrest, which is at least partly arranged in the side bolster and is movable relative to the middle part, by means of which the position of the side bolster relative to the middle part can be varied, and a seat frame extending in the side bolster, which in the vehicle seat mounted in the motor vehicle is aligned along the longitudinal axis of the vehicle. At least part of the folded gas bag is arranged before the seat frame with respect to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle.11-11-2010
20080252047SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAG DEFLECTOR BRACKET - A side curtain air bag deflector bracket is provided. A powerful inflator is used that quickly fills a large side curtain air bag. Where an inflator pipe meets the air bag, there is a tendency for the air bag to deflect upwards due to the high volume of air being introduced into the bag in a short period of time. The bracket deflects the side curtain air bag so that, during this type of expansion the air bag can not migrate up into the roof lining structure of the vehicle. The bracket includes a first portion with an arched deflector that deflects the air bag, during expansion, along a path that is close to the surface of the vehicle door. The bracket also includes a second portion that includes a mounting flange and transverse deflector oriented transversely to the arched deflector.10-16-2008
20080252048Occupant Leg Restraining Device and Retatiner - To provide an occupant leg restraining device and a retainer capable of improving flexibility in the layout of a gas generator.10-16-2008
20080203707Inflator with vent - An apparatus (08-28-2008
20110163522AIRBAG MODULE WITH AN AIRBAG AND A TUBULAR GAS GENERATOR THAT CAN BE FASTENED TO A MODULE HOUSING - An airbag module with an airbag and a tubular gas generator fastened to a module housing is provided. Said tubular gas generator having gas outlet openings along the periphery thereof and can be fastened to the module housing by means of only a clamping ring that is movable over the tubular gas generator and over a section of the module housing. The clamping ring has in axial direction elongated sections being separated from each other and continuing axial in the opposite direction. The module housing has in its bottom an opening for inserting the tubular gas generator, wherein on the module housing below this opening a support for the tubular gas generator is provided. The clamping ring is designed such that said clamping ring reaches below the support after positioning the tubular gas generator with the elongated section by axial moving in direction of the centre of the tubular gas generator.07-07-2011
20110163521INFLATABLE AIRBAG ASSEMBLY WITH AN INFLATOR BRACKET - Inflatable curtain airbags can be attached to an inflator at a throat portion of the airbag. The attachment of the inflator to the throat portion may be mediated by an inflator mounting bracket. An extended portion of the inflator mounting bracket can protrude through an aperture in the throat portion to provide an anti-rotation function as well as a retention function.07-07-2011
20110133434FASTENER CLIP - A fastener clip includes a body having an opening extending therethrough, a pair of detents formed in an exterior surface of the body, and a rigid retaining pin inserted through the opening, the rigid retaining pin having a pair of flexible fingers configured to engage the pair of detents, the flexible fingers configured to disengage from the pair of detents when an airbag is deployed. The fastener clip also includes a plurality of molding gates formed at an intersection between the body and the rigid retaining pin, the rigid retaining pin being subsequently movable with respect to the body after the molding gates are broken. The fastener clip further includes a pair of flexible retention legs adapted to secure the fastener clip to a vehicle chassis. An airbag retention system including the fastener clip is also described herein.06-09-2011
20100244410Knee airbag module - An airbag module for protecting the knees of an occupant located in an occupant compartment of a vehicle, the airbag module configured to be mounted behind an instrument panel of the vehicle and including a housing; and an airbag configured to be filled with an inflation gas. The housing may surround the airbag. The housing may include two connected portions. The housing may also be configured so that when the airbag is inflated and deploys the two portions of the housing disconnect and the first housing portion bends downward into a position where the first portion forms a ramp to guide the airbag from a stored position into the occupant compartment. The airbag module may also include a mounting mechanism configured to mount the housing to the instrument panel.09-30-2010
20100237592KNEE AIR BAG DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - An air bag door is developed quickly even if the clearance between the grab door outer and the knee of a crew or passenger is narrow when a tier type air bag door is employed in a knee air bag device for vehicle. A fracture portion (09-23-2010
20110018239Safety Arrangement and Method for the Production of Such a Safety Arrangement - The invention relates to a safety arrangement comprising a module support (01-27-2011
20100117338AIRBAG APPARATUS FOR A FRONT PASSENGER'S SEAT - An airbag apparatus which has an airbag provided at least either on the left side or right side of the circumferential wall with an exhaust opening is disclosed. The exhaust opening is comprised of part of a lap portion of the airbag where a terminal of a front section of the circumferential wall and a terminal of a rear section of the circumferential wall overlap in such a manner that the front section is located inside of the rear section. The front section includes a band portion that extends toward the projecting point of the airbag at full inflation and is coupled to the rear section. The band portion is folded away from the terminal of the front section in a folded-up configuration of the airbag.05-13-2010
20100117337Front passenger seat airbag apparatus - A front passenger seat airbag apparatus 05-13-2010
20110079989AIRBAG ARRANGEMENT FOR A VEHICLE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM - An airbag arrangement for a vehicle occupant restraint system is provided. The airbag arrangement comprising an inflatable airbag for protecting a vehicle occupant, a fastening element for fastening the airbag to a support structure, and means for counteracting a torquing of the fastening element pre-mounted at the airbag, wherein the means comprise an opening through which the pre-mounted fastening element reaches, said opening being designed to counteract a torquing of the pre-mounted fastening element. The opening comprises two sections that cross one another.04-07-2011
20110272926INJECTION MOLDED INFLATABLE ACTIVE BOLSTER - An inflatable active bolster for a vehicle occupant, the bolster having a first body section and a second body section interconnected by a living hinge. The first and second body sections are folded about the living hinge to form a hollow chamber. The first body section provides an outer surface for facing the vehicle occupant, while the second body section provides a support surface for coupling the inflatable active bolster to a vehicle. At least one of the first and second body sections provides at least one expansible element such that upon pressurization of the hollow chamber, at least a portion of the at least one expansible element undergoes deformation to permit inflation of the hollow chamber, thereby displacing the outer surface of the first body section outwardly to an extended position.11-10-2011
20110148077INFLATABLE AIRBAG ASSEMBLY WITH AN INTEGRAL COVER - Inflatable airbag cushions can be rolled and/or folded into a housing assembly. The housing assembly aids in coupling an inflator to the airbag and a vehicle structure. The housing also couples the airbag to a vehicle structure. The housing can be mounted behind an knee bolster or steering wheel of a vehicle and has a cover that can be flush with the cabin side of the mounted position. The housing cover can be a cosmetically finished piece or a cosmetically unfinished piece. The housing cover can be an integral part of the housing, and may be used in combination with a one-piece inflator mounting bracket and heat shield.06-23-2011
20110187085AIRBAG ARRANGEMENT - The invention relates to an airbag arrangement, comprising a carrier of an airbag covering, an airbag module which is arranged on a rear side of the carrier and which is fastened on the carrier at least one location, by way of a screw connection, as well as a reinforcement part which is formed from a sheet-metal piece in a single-piece manner, is involved in the screw connection and comprises at least one rim-hole provided with an inner thread, for screwing a screw of the screw connection and with which a holding force provided by the screw may be introduced into the carrier, wherein the reinforcement part is supported on a front side of the carrier and wherein the airbag module is screwed to the reinforcement part through a hole in the carrier which is aligned with the at least one rim-hole.08-04-2011
20110304126INFLATABLE AIRBAG ASSEMBLY HAVING A COSMETIC COVER WITH A FLEXIBLE MOUNTING BRACKET - Inflatable airbag assemblies can be mounted on a driver's side of a vehicle within a steering wheel. A gap is formed between the airbag assembly cover and the steering wheel. Maintaining a consistent width of the gap can be accomplished with an airbag assembly that is bolted to the steering wheel by minimizing the number of components used to attach the airbag assembly to the steering wheel. A flexible airbag housing mounting bracket can be used to allow the housing and cover to be positioned and oriented within the steering wheel so that the gap between the airbag cover and the steering wheel is maintained.12-15-2011
20100059971SAFETY ARRANGEMENT AND A METHOD OF ASSEMBLING A SAFETY ARRANGEMENT - A safety arrangement includes an airbag housing, a cover and pair of horn contacts for actuating a vehicle horn. The airbag housing mounts to a steering wheel frame. The cover is resiliently mounted on the housing and spaced therefrom such that the cover may be depressed towards the housing to close the horn contacts. The housing and cover are hooked to one another for preventing subsequent disconnection of the cover from the housing upon release of the cover to open the horn contacts. A stop is mounted to one of the cover and the housing for movement between a operable position, in which the stop arrests relative movement of the cover and housing towards one another so as to prevent un-hooking of the cover from the housing, and an assembly position, in which the cover may be depressed sufficiently far towards the housing to allow un-hooking of the cover from the housing and consequent disconnection of the housing and cover upon release of the cover.03-11-2010
20120038132AIRBAG SYSTEM WITH A SEPARATE FIRING CHANNEL - An airbag system is provided with an airbag housing, a separate firing channel, and at least one latching connection for securing the airbag housing and firing channel to each other, which includes, but is not limited to a shaft with two opposing walls on the airbag housing or the firing channel, and a strap for introduction into the shaft, which is joined with the other airbag housing or firing channel, wherein the shaft and/or strap exhibits a first latching projection for engaging in back of a shoulder of the strap or shaft.02-16-2012
20120038131AIRBAG MODULE AND SEAT RELATED THERETO, AND ALSO MANUFACTURING APPARATUS AND ASSEMBLY METHOD THEREFOR - The invention relates to an airbag module (02-16-2012
20120043740Curtain Airbag Cushion and Curtain Airbag Module Using the Same - Disclosed herein is a curtain airbag cushion. The cushion has a length appropriate for being deployed to the chest of a passenger. A blocking part which partitions the interior of the cushion into portions is oriented in the vertical direction. The lower end of the blocking part is spaced apart from the bottom of the cushion by a predetermined distance. Thus, when an inflator explodes, gas discharged from the inflator is guided towards the lower portion of the cushion and then guided towards the front or upper portion of the cushion through the space between the lower end of the blocking part and the bottom of the cushion.02-23-2012
20110316260ATTACHMENT BRACKET AND FASTENING DEVICE FOR FASTENING AN AIRBAG TO A VEHICLE STRUCTURE - An attachment bracket for fastening an airbag to a vehicle structure includes an opening into which a strap connected to the airbag can be inserted, and a clamping surface provided for resting against the vehicle structure. The attachment bracket is formed from at least a first layer forming the clamping surface and a second layer spaced from the first layer in a spring elastic manner. The first and the second layers can be located on the same side of the vehicle structure. The attachment bracket can be fastened to the vehicle structure by a fastening means. The distance between the first and the second layer can be reduced by fastening the attachment bracket with the fastening means. A clamping force acting between the first layer and the vehicle structure can be generated by reducing the distance.12-29-2011
20110101651GAS GENERATOR, METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF AND MODULE HAVING A GAS GENERATOR - An inflator as well as a method of manufacturing an inflator, a module including an inflator and an airbag module. In an inflator, especially for a protective device in a vehicle, comprising plural components a sealant is applied in the area of abutting components, especially a sealant which adheres to both abutting components.05-05-2011
20090033071Pedestrian Airbag Apparatus - A pedestrian airbag apparatus in which smooth inflation and deployment of an airbag are achieved without using an inflator having a high output is provided. An opening 02-05-2009
20110057423CLIP STRUCTURE AND HOLDING STRUCTURE FOR INTERIOR MEMBER OF VEHICLE - Provided is a clip structure which can prevent components from falling off an attaching body or an attached body with a simple structure. Further provided is a holding structure for an internal member of a vehicle which can prevent the components from falling off an exterior member or an interior member with a simple structure. A clip assembly (03-10-2011
20110057422MOUNTING ASSEMBLIES WITH WRAPPERS FOR INFLATABLE CURTAIN AIRBAGS - Mounting assemblies can be used to retain an inflatable airbag cushion in a packaged configuration and attach the cushion to a vehicle structure. The mounting assemblies can have a mounting bracket and a wrapping member. The assemblies can also have a connecting member that connects the mounting bracket to the wrapper. The mounting bracket is attached to a vehicle structure and the wrapping member wraps and retains the cushion after it has been rolled and/or folded. During airbag deployment, the wrapping member releases the cushion so that it can be fully inflated and the mounting structure continues to anchor the cushion to the vehicle structure.03-10-2011
20120007346FASTENING ARRANGEMENT FOR AN AIRBAG MODULE HOUSING - A fastening arrangement has an airbag module housing for receiving an airbag and a gas generator, and a firing channel (01-12-2012
20110156377TWO STAGE HIGH RETENTION FASTENER - A fastener system for use with an air bag includes a fastener having a rounded base having a flat portion, and first and second arms oriented transverse to the flat portion. A first set of engagement devices is connected proximate the rounded base. A second set of engagement devices is connected spatially separated from both the first set and the rounded base. A vehicle component has a dog-house. The rounded base is received and engaged in a dog-house cavity connecting the fastener and vehicle component. The vehicle component displaces upon air bag deployment from a first engagement position having the first engagement device set engaged with a vehicle body panel, to a second engagement position having the second engagement device set engaged with the vehicle body panel. A second fastener sliding part allows telescopic extension of the vehicle component.06-30-2011
20110156376PAD COVER FASTENING STRUCTURE - A bag holder has a plurality of engagement holes about parts to which an airbag device is attached. Each engagement hole has a first long inner wall surface and a second long inner wall surface that extend along a substantially tangential direction of a circle the center of which coincides with the central axis of the bag holder, or of an opening. Engagement claws of a pad cover each include an insertion portion inserted into one of the engagement holes and a claw portion protruding from the lower end of the insertion portion toward the first long inner wall surface. The bag holder has integrally formed fastening pieces, each of which includes a support portion and a pair of coupling portions. The support portion is located in the vicinity of one of the engagement holes, and the coupling portions connect the support portion to the corresponding second long inner wall surface at several positions. Each fastening piece is bent at the coupling portions so as to contact a side surface of the insertion portion on which no claw portion is provided.06-30-2011
20110049845ROOF AIR BAG MOUNTING STRUCTURE - A roof air bag mounting structure includes a frame having a plurality of vertically open spaces therein and bolt holes at opposite ends thereof and air bag cushions provided respectively inside the spaces of the frame. A door allowing the air bag cushion to deploy is provided at the bottom of the frame, and the top surface of the frame is closed to support a deploying force of the air bag cushion. The roof air bag mounting structure can be easily assembled and reduced in weight.03-03-2011
20120007345KNEE AIRBAG APPARATUS - Provided is a knee airbag apparatus including an airbag cushion that develops upward without sagging downward to protect the passenger's knee.01-12-2012
20120205897AIRBAG PROTECTION DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN AIRBAG PROTECTION DEVICE - The invention relates to an airbag protection device (08-16-2012
20120025496KNEE AIRBAG ASSEMBLIES AND RELATED METHODS - An airbag assembly can include a stabilizer strap attached to an airbag, and the stabilizer strap can cooperate with a housing to prevent undesired rotation or skewing of the airbag during deployment. In some arrangements, a portion of the airbag is secured to the housing via an inflator.02-02-2012
20120061947AIRBAG ARRANGEMENT FOR A VEHICLE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN AIRBAG ARRANGEMENT - An airbag arrangement for a vehicle occupant restraint system is provided. The airbag arrangement comprising an airbag package which includes an airbag which can be inflated to protect a vehicle occupant as well as a sleeve in which the airbag is vacuum-packaged. The sleeve comprises a first and a second sleeve part. The first sleeve part and the second sleeve part each include at least one flange portion. The two flange portions are connected with each other and initially protrude from the remaining airbag package, after they have been connected with each other. The two flange portions are at least partly folded such that they extend along an outer surface of the remaining airbag package.03-15-2012
20100096840SRS SERVICEABLE MODULE AND METHODS OF INSTALLING AND REMOVING - A supplementary restraint system for a vehicle occupant is provided which includes a supplemental restraint system module assembly connected to an airbag deployment chute incorporated into a vehicle instrument panel. A module assembly support bracket is provided that attaches the module assembly onto a frame portion on the vehicle. The support bracket includes a hook for insertion into an aperture on the frame portion. The support bracket also includes one or more bracket holes for alignment with respective frame portion holes upon proper positioning of the hook. Methods of factory installation of an SRS and removal of a deployed SRS are also disclosed herewith.04-22-2010
20120153600AIRBAG MODULE HAVING SURFACE STRUCTURE - An airbag module is provided having an airbag, or gas generator for filling the airbag, and a housing for receiving the airbag in the unfilled state, which has a front side, in which an airbag exit opening is implemented, the front side having a surface structure which prevents a flat contact of the airbag exit opening on a plane.06-21-2012
20110089672Steering Wheel Unit - A steering wheel unit for a motor vehicle. The steering wheel unit has a steering wheel and an airbag module (04-21-2011
20120313355FASTENING ASSEMBLY FOR FASTENING A COMPONENT TO A SUPPORT WALL AND FASTENING ELEMENT THEREFOR - The invention relates to a fastening assembly for fastening a component, for example an airbag (12-13-2012
20120211971TEMPORARY HOLDING METHOD FOR AIRBAG AND AIRBAG MODULE - In a first step, a heat shrinkable film having openings on respective ends is arranged such that its axis extends along a deploying direction of a foldable portion of an airbag. The heat shrinkable film surrounds the foldable portion in a state where the first opening on the leading side in the deploying direction is arranged forward of the foldable portion in the deploying direction. In a second step, a surface perpendicular to the deploying direction of the airbag is defined as a projection plane. The heat shrinkable film shrinks by heat such that, on the projection plane, a first opening projected area, on which the first opening of the heat shrinkable film in the deploying direction is projected, becomes smaller than and included in a foldable portion projected area on which a deployment leading side portion of the foldable portion is projected.08-23-2012
20090152839SUPPLEMENTAL INFLATABLE RESTRAINT SYSTEM WITH HUSH PANEL HOUSING - A supplemental inflatable restraint system is provided for use with a vehicle having an instrument panel at a forward end therein. A hush panel, which defines a cavity configured to nest the SIR therein, is attached to a lower portion of the instrument panel. The cavity has an opening facing in a generally downward direction. A cushion is operable to transition through the opening from a non-expanded state, in which the cushion is inside the cavity, to an expanded state, in which the cushion is outside the cavity. A fluid dispensing apparatus regulates transition of the cushion from the non-expanded to the expanded state. A closeout door is attached to the hush panel to cover the cushion, and transition from a closed to an open position. The hush panel acts as a structural reaction surface for the cushion, and is generally not visible to a vehicle occupant seated upright and adjacent thereto.06-18-2009
20120313354SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG - A side curtain airbag includes an airbag body and a plurality of airbag fixation portions. The airbag body is divided into a plurality of cells that are inflated by gas flowing into them. The plurality of airbag fixation portions are provided along the upper periphery of the airbag body and attached to a plurality of vehicle body side fixation portions. In a state before attachment, of the plurality of airbag fixation portions, an upper front airbag fixation portion is located above the vehicle body side fixation portion corresponding to the airbag fixation portion, and at substantially the same level as the other airbag fixation portions. Of the plurality of cells, an upper front cell is formed so as to bulge close to the upper front airbag fixation portion.12-13-2012
20120248743HEAD-PROTECTING AIRBAG APPARATUS - A head-protecting airbag apparatus includes an inflated airbag with a rear inflatable portion covering the vicinity of a rear window of a vehicle, and a gas supply passage that inflates the rear portion. The rear inflatable portion includes a main body portion and an inlet inflatable portion, with a belt-shaped closing portion that partitions the two. The upper communication port and the lower communication port of the belt-shaped closing portion allow the inflation gas to flow from the inlet inflatable portion to the inflatable main body. In both communication ports, the opening area of the lower communication port is larger than the opening area of the upper communication port so that the airbag inflates via the lower communication port upon normal inflation of the airbag, and then inflates via the upper communication port upon abnormal inflation when the lower communication port is obstructed.10-04-2012
20100207364VEHICLE AIR BAG DEVICE - A vehicle air bag device may include an air bag having an integrally formed inflator insertion portion 08-19-2010
20120133114INTERNAL AIRBAG DEVICE - An internal airbag device may include an inflator, an airbag housing mounted in a roof in a region between a front seat and a rear seat, and an airbag received in the airbag housing to deploy downwards by gas supplied from the inflator, wherein the airbag includes a horizontal airbag section supported by the roof during the gas may be supplied therein in a deployment thereof, and a vertical airbag section fluid-connected to the horizontal airbag section and extending downwards from an end of the horizontal airbag section opposite the rear seat in a deployment thereof.05-31-2012
20120313353COVER APPARATUSES AND AIRBAG MODULES WITH COVER APPARATUSES FOR FACILITATING ROUTING OF WIRE HARNESSES AND METHODS OF MAKING SUCH AIRBAG MODULES - Cover apparatuses for use with airbag modules for facilitating routing of a wire harness away from an attachment point of the airbag module include a body member adapted to at least partially surround a portion of an inflator and an inflatable cushion. At least one stud aperture is positioned in an attachment side of the cover apparatus, and adapted to receive one or more mounting studs therethrough. A plurality of wire apertures are disposed in the cover apparatus away from the attachment side. Each wire aperture of the plurality of wire apertures is adapted to receive a wire harness therethrough. Methods of making inflatable airbag modules includes coupling an inflator with an inflatable cushion, disposing a cover apparatus around at least a portion of the inflatable cushion and inflator, and disposing a wire harness through the plurality of wire apertures in the cover apparatus.12-13-2012
20090058049Airbag - An occupant side-impact protection apparatus for a motor vehicle, including an inflatable cushion stored in a folded configuration and an inflator configured to provide gas to inflate the cushion. The cushion is configured to inflate to form a curtain to protect the head and upper torso of the occupant of a vehicle. The apparatus includes a tension tether, having a first end coupled at a first portion of the cushion and a second end coupled to a second portion of the cushion, to provide tension to the cushion during its unfolding. The cushion is further configured to deploy along the internal side of the vehicle, wherein the first portion of the cushion is located proximate to the rear of the cushion along an edge of the cushion that trails the remainder of the cushion as the cushion unfolds, and wherein the second portion of the cushion is located proximate to the rear of the cushion along an edge of the cushion that leads the remainder of the cushion as the cushion unfolds.03-05-2009
20090058048Wrapping sheet - A wrapping sheet is to be torn by the inflation of an air bag. Since attachment shafts, used to hold the folded air bag in position, are projected from the air bag, an engagement portion of the wrapping sheet is fitted on the attachment shafts, and the shape of a folding completed body of the air bag is maintained. The wrapping sheet includes not only the engagement portion, but also a coupled portion to be connected to the air bag, and a folding form control portion, which has an auxiliary engagement portion to be fitted on the attachment shafts. When the auxiliary engagement portion is fitted on the attachment shafts, the shape of the air bag that is being folded is adjusted.03-05-2009
20100270777SADDLE-TYPE VEHICLE - A saddle-type vehicle equipped with an airbag apparatus in which an increase in the number of component parts can be restrained. A motorcycle is a vehicle in which seat rails are included in a rear portion of a body frame with a rider seat having a front end portion upwardly inclined towards the front side of the vehicle that is mounted on the seat rails. An airbag module accommodating an airbag therein and fixed by an airbag mounting stay extending upwardly from the body frame and is disposed on the front side of the rider seat. A seat hook for holding the front end portion of the rider seat extends from the airbag module or from the airbag mounting stay.10-28-2010
20100270776AIRBAG BRACKET - An airbag bracket has at least one airbag fastening section (10-28-2010
20100270775KNEE AIRBAG ASSEMBLIES CONFIGURED FOR INFLATOR INSERTION AND INFLATOR-MEDIATED COUPLING TO AN AIRBAG HOUSING - An airbag assembly with a reduced-cost knee airbag cushion and internal tethers can be formed from a single rectangular panel of material so that there is very little material waste. A pleat can be formed in a rear face so that the combination of tethers and pleat help the cushion deploy with favorable characteristics and adopt an arced shape when inflated. The cushion can have apertures for inserting an inflator with mounting stems partially within the cushion so that the mounting stems can be used to couple the cushion to an airbag housing. The assembly can also have a bag strap formed from a single piece of fabric that can wrap around a rolled and/or folded cushion. The assembly can also have a stabilizer strap that can be coupled to the cushion and to the airbag housing so that during deployment, the cushion does not skew or twist.10-28-2010
20120074672AIRBAG APPARATUS - The invention provides an airbag apparatus including an airbag that is folded toward an inflator attaching part and that is accommodated within a pad functioning as a case such that the airbag is provided with first and second folded parts arranged on a cabin side from an inflator. A tear line is formed on the pad at a position deviated from a center of the inflator toward the first folded part and divides the case into a first door and a second door. In the airbag apparatus, the second folded part that is covered by the first door is folded in a bellows shape.03-29-2012
20120256398VEHICLE AIR BAG DEVICE - A vehicle air bag device having an air bag that is formed integrally with an inflator insertion portion into which an inflator is inserted. The air bag device also includes a bracket that is formed to attach the inflator to a vehicle body side, and that includes an inflator side mounting portion mounted onto an outer side of the inflator insertion portion so as to partially cover the inflator insertion portion; a strip-form body that surrounds and integrates the inflator side mounting portion and the inflator disposed in the inflator insertion portion; and a seal portion that is formed on the inflator side mounting portion in alignment with the strip-form body.10-11-2012
20120187665VEHICLE AIRBAG SUPPORT STRUCTURE - A vehicle airbag support structure comprises a base member, a first support leg and a mounting arrangement. The base member defines an inflator aperture for receiving a portion of a vehicle airbag module supported on a top surface of the base member. The first support leg includes first and second ends with first and second segments disposed between the first and second ends. The first end is attached to a peripheral portion of the base member with the first and second segments disposed on a bottom side of the base member that faces in an opposite direction from the top surface. The first and second segments extend perpendicularly and non-orthogonally, respectively, with respect to the base member. The mounting arrangement is attached to the second end and defines a fastening aperture with a center fastener axis arranged in a direction parallel to a plane including the top surface.07-26-2012
20090020986Airbag arrangement and tools - A fixing element fixes a part to a support wall. When the fixing element is inserted into an opening in the support wall and reaches a predetermined end position, the fixing element locks to the support wall. The fixing element includes a stop element, a snap-on element, and an unlocking element. The stop element bears against a side of the support wall when the fixing element is locked to the support wall. The snap-on element is positioned on an inner side of the support wall when the fixing element is locked to the support wall. The unlocking element is connected to the snap-on element. The unlocking element is configured to permit the snap-on element to be unlocked and the fixing element to be removed from the opening. An installation tool and a testing tool may be used in conjunction with the fixing element.01-22-2009
20090020985Airbag fastening system - An airbag fastening system in an airbag module has a clamping connection and includes a retaining ring for an injection orifice of the airbag in an airbag receptacle surrounding both the airbag module and the retaining ring. The retaining ring has a reducing width on an outer face in a main pulling direction when the airbag unfolds. At least a portion of the airbag receptacle or a component associated with the airbag receptacle has a smaller width above the retaining ring than a greatest width of the retaining ring. A lower end of the airbag forms the injection orifice, is folded over the retaining ring, and extends between the retaining ring and the airbag receptacle or the component. The retaining ring includes at least one portion having a conically tapered cross-section on the outer face in the main pulling direction when the airbag unfolds.01-22-2009
20100327566AIR BAG APPARATUS FOR A VEHICLE12-30-2010
20100327565AIRBAG DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - An airbag device is provided for a motor vehicle. The airbag device includes, but is not limited to a carrying part on the motor vehicle side and an airbag module of an inflatable, folded gas bag fastened to the carrying part and a gas generator for inflating the gas bag. The carrying part includes, but is not limited to a fastening section to which the airbag module is detachably mounted. The airbag module is fastened to the fastening section of the carrying part via a link guide.12-30-2010
20100327564AIRBAG MOUNTING ASSEMBLIES WITH DOUBLE-LOCKING WRAPPERS - Mounting assemblies can be used to retain an inflatable curtain airbag in a packaged configuration and attach the inflatable curtain airbag to a vehicle structure. The mounting assemblies can have a mounting structure and a wrapper that are both coupled to inflatable curtain airbag. The mounting structure is attached to a vehicle structure and the wrapper wraps and retains the inflatable curtain airbag in a packaged configuration. During airbag deployment, the wrapper releases the airbag so that the airbag can adopt a deployed configuration, wherein the mounting structure continues to anchor the inflatable curtain airbag to the vehicle structure.12-30-2010
20100327563CO-EXTRUDED INFLATABLE CURTAIN DEPLOYMENT RAMP - An apparatus (12-30-2010
20120319384AIRBAG ARRANGEMENT FOR VEHICLE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM - An airbag arrangement for a vehicle occupant restraint system is provided. The airbag arrangement comprising airbag inflatable for protecting a vehicle occupant, a gas generator for inflating the airbag, a gas generator carrier at which the gas generator is arranged, a housing part which—with regard to the state of the airbag arrangement installed in the vehicle—covers the airbag towards the vehicle interior. The housing part comprises at least one latching element and the gas generator carrier comprises at least one latching opening assigned to the latching element. The housing part can be connected to the gas generator carrier by inserting the latching element into the latching opening along an insertion direction up to a latching position. The latching element reaches behind a blocking element adjacent the latching opening and connected to the gas generator carrier such that pulling the latching element out of the latching opening is counteracted.12-20-2012
20120319383CURTAIN AIRBAG DEVICE PLACEMENT STRUCTURE - A curtain airbag device placement structure has an airbag module that is structured to include a curtain airbag folded-up in an elongated shape and an inflator supplying gas to the curtain airbag at a time of a side collision or the like, and that is assembled in advance to a top surface of a side terminal portion of a roof head lining. The inflator is disposed directly above a center pillar, and a pair of front and rear mounting leg portions of an inflator mounting bracket for fixing the inflator to a vehicle body are extended further toward a vehicle lower side than the side terminal portion of the roof head lining, and further, the inflator mounting bracket is fixed to the center pillar at the mounting leg portions.12-20-2012
20120267878Active Bolster with Hermetic Seal - An active bolster for an automotive vehicle has base wall for mounting against a rigid structure of the vehicle. A front wall overlies the base wall and forms an interior trim piece of the vehicle. The base wall has a first surface facing the front wall, and the front wall has a second surface facing the base wall. The base wall and front wall are joined around a closed perimeter to form an inflatable bladder with an initial open space between the first and second surfaces. The base wall includes a wide rib projecting from the first surface continuously along the closed perimeter, the wide rib having a minimum radial width along the closed perimeter equal to a first predetermined radial width. The front wall includes a plurality of narrow ribs projecting concentrically from the second surface continuously along the closed perimeter. Each narrow rib is welded to the wide rib, and each narrow rib has a respective radial width at each respective location along the closed perimeter less than half the radial width of the wide rib at the respective location.10-25-2012
20110042921Airbag With a Flexible Fastening Tab - The invention relates to an airbag comprising a flexible fastening tab (02-24-2011
20080272579Airbags with Internal Valves - Airbag for a vehicle includes at least one section of material defining a plurality of cells, chambers or compartments, and one-way valves arranged in connection with the material section(s) between the cells to control flow of inflating fluid between the cells. Each valve can lead from a respective first cell to a respective second cell and are preferably designed to close once a predetermined pressure prevails in the second cell to prevent fluid outflow from the respective second cell. The cells may be interconnected such that at least one cell is interposed between and connected to two other cells. A plurality of valves may be arranged between adjacent pairs of the cells, or only a single valve may be arranged between an adjacent pair of cells.11-06-2008
20110215554Gas Generating System - A housing assembly for a gas generating system includes a housing and a shim welded to the housing to provide a substantially gas-tight seal between the shim and the housing. A method for attaching a shim to a housing is also described.09-08-2011
20110227318AIRBAG HOUSING - An example airbag housing assembly includes a base and an end cap. The end cap is positioned at a lateral end of the base. The end cap is configured to be fastened directly to a vehicle.09-22-2011
20100187796Occupant protection apparatus - First and second panels of air bag material are secured to one another with at least one seam defining a portion of a perimeter of a cavity bounded by the first and second panels, which is open along at least one unseamed portion extending along the first and second panels between endpoints of at least one seam. An opening in the second panel receives an end portion of an air bag inflator. Inflation gas generated by the air bag inflator is discharged into the air bag through the at least one unseamed portion, at least one of which is oriented downwards when installed in a vehicle. An air bag module cover incorporates first and second laterally opening door portions and a lower downward opening door portion that provide for a downward and outward initial deployment of the air bag.07-29-2010
20120080868STEERING WHEEL HAVING AIRBAG APPARATUS ATTACHED THERETO - An elastic wire which is linearly moved in an assembling direction parallel with an orthogonal surface perpendicular to an axial line of a steering shaft and thus assembled to a core member includes an attaching part that is attached to a core member and an engaging part that is engaged into a pin in a through-hole. The core member is provided with a surface restraint part that permits the attaching part to linearly move in the assembling direction and restrains the engaged attaching part from moving in a direction parallel with the orthogonal surface. The surface restraint part includes a restraining protrusion that permits the bent part 04-05-2012
20120280475SADDLE-TYPE VEHICLE - A saddle-type vehicle equipped with an airbag apparatus in which an increase in the number of component parts can be restrained. A motorcycle is a vehicle in which seat rails are included in a rear portion of a body frame with a rider seat having a front end portion upwardly inclined towards the front side of the vehicle that is mounted on the seat rails. An airbag module accommodating an airbag therein and fixed by an airbag mounting stay extending upwardly from the body frame and is disposed on the front side of the rider seat. A seat hook for holding the front end portion of the rider seat extends from the airbag module or from the airbag mounting stay.11-08-2012
20120326419KNEE AIRBAG DEVICE AND CONNECTING METHOD THEREOF - A knee airbag device includes a column cover that covers a rear end portion of a steering column from below; and an airbag module. The airbag module is disposed in a column lower cover and includes a gas generation portion that generates gas and a knee airbag that is housed in the airbag module in a folded state, and is inflated and deployed by the gas supplied by the gas generation portion. The airbag module is connected to the steering column by a snap-fit action.12-27-2012
20100207363MOTOR VEHICLE SEAT - The invention relates to a motor vehicle seat (08-19-2010
20090167001LOW-FLOOR TYPE VEHICLE - A low-floor vehicle includes a head pipe turnably supporting a steering handlebar steerable by an occupant; a main frame extending downwardly rearward from the head pipe; an occupant seat provided rearward of the head pipe and adapted to allow the occupant to sit thereon; a straddle space defined between the occupant seat and the steering handlebar and straddlable by the occupant; an airbag module provided forward of the occupant seat and storing an airbag therein, wherein the airbag module is disposed rearward of the head pipe; and a pair of left and right bag-mooring members provided for retaining the airbag at a position facing the occupant upon expansion and deployment of the airbag, wherein the bag-mooring members are arranged along the main frame and have one ends connected to the airbag and the other ends connected to the main frame at a position below the occupant seat.07-02-2009
20120139212ASSEMBLY AND AIRBAG MODULE - An airbag module, especially for a vehicle occupant restraint system, includes an assembly of an inflator (06-07-2012
20130015640Side Airbag Module AssemblyAANM Lusk; BobbyAACI Lake OrionAAST MIAACO USAAGP Lusk; Bobby Lake Orion MI USAANM Wang; BinAACI WindsorAACO CAAAGP Wang; Bin Windsor CAAANM Czach; BrianAACI Shelby TownshipAAST MIAACO USAAGP Czach; Brian Shelby Township MI USAANM Smith; Bradley W.AACI Plain CityAAST UTAACO USAAGP Smith; Bradley W. Plain City UT USAANM Richards; CharlesAACI FarmingtonAAST UTAACO USAAGP Richards; Charles Farmington UT USAANM Mueller; LouisAACI RoyAAST UTAACO USAAGP Mueller; Louis Roy UT USAANM Hatfield; Mark S.AACI ProvidenceAAST UTAACO USAAGP Hatfield; Mark S. Providence UT USAANM Garner; Brett RichardAACI South WeberAAST UTAACO USAAGP Garner; Brett Richard South Weber UT US - A side airbag module assembly for a vehicle seat back rest features a molded plastic cover (01-17-2013
20130015641AIRBAG WITH PASSIVE-ACTIVE VENTINGAANM Mendez; GerardoAACI West BloomfieldAAST MIAACO USAAGP Mendez; Gerardo West Bloomfield MI US - According to an exemplary embodiment, an airbag system includes an airbag cushion, a housing, an inflator, a latch mechanism, and a valve panel. The airbag cushion defines an inlet and a chamber. The house is coupled to the airbag cushion generally proximate the inlet. The inflator is coupled to the housing and is in fluidic communication with the inlet. The latch mechanism is coupled to the housing. The valve panel has a first end coupled to the airbag cushion generally opposite the inlet and includes a second end releasably coupled to the latch mechanism. The airbag cushion includes one or more vent apertures through a surface thereof. The valve panel includes one or more valve apertures and is disposed in the chamber generally adjacent the surface of the airbag cushion. The valve panel is configured to slide relative to the airbag cushion from a first position to a second position before being released by the latch mechanism to move to a third.01-17-2013
20080252046Air-Bag - An air-bag is disclosed which is formed from fabric (10-16-2008
20080224452Head-protecting airbag apparatus - The head-protecting airbag apparatus includes an airbag folded up in an elongative contour for covering a window of vehicle upon deployment, and a plurality of cases arranged along the length direction of the folded-up airbag for housing the airbag. The airbag apparatus is mounted on the vehicle by attaching mounting portions of the airbag along an upper periphery of the window together with the cases. The cases are connected by a bendable connecting member and thereby permitting the airbag stored in the cases to be transported in a bent state at the connecting member. The connecting member announces the occurrence of twisting of the airbag between the cases by shortening the distance between the cases for preventing the airbag from being mounted on the vehicle in a twisted state when the airbag apparatus is unfolded for mounting on the vehicle.09-18-2008
20130168949WRAP-AROUND AIRBAG DEVICE - An airbag device for a vehicle including at least one airbag housing interface chamber that attaches to an airbag housing; at least one airbag cushion chamber downstream of the at least one interface chamber; an elbow that fluidly connects the housing interface chamber with the cushion chamber and configured so that it controllably regulates gas flow into the at least one airbag cushion chamber; the elbow having an internal configuration, which includes at least one opening that permits back and forth gas flow between the elbow and the least one airbag cushion chamber, and which controls the directional deployment of the airbag cushion chamber so that upon deployment the downstream end of the cushion chamber exits an airbag housing outwardly in a first direction and then in at least one second direction, so that the direction of deployment of the cushion chamber changes in direction to thereby wrap at least partially around a structure of a vehicle of the vehicle and at least temporarily interpose the cushion chamber between any occupant and the vehicle structure.07-04-2013
20130168950CURTAIN AIRBAG - A curtain airbag for mitigating vehicle occupant ejection. The curtain airbag is stored in the upper portion of a side face section in the interior of a vehicle and is inflated and deployed along the side face section. The curtain airbag includes a front chamber partitioned at the frontmost side of an inflation region. The front chamber is inflated and deployed overlapping a divider-bar that separates a side window from a front pillar window.07-04-2013
20080217887Airbag protection flap - An airbag assembly comprising an airbag cushion, a deployment flap and an extension flap attached to the deployment flap, is disclosed. The deployment flap is configured to protect the airbag cushion as it deploys from the module housing. The extension flap is configured to position the airbag cushion during deployment. In some embodiments, the airbag assembly may also include a cinch tube arrangement.09-11-2008
20120248744VEHICLE AIR BAG DEVICE - A vehicle air bag device in which gas leakage prevention is achieved via mounting of a bracket on an inflator. The vehicle air bag device includes an air bag that is formed integrally with an inflator insertion portion into which an inflator is inserted. The air bag device also includes a bracket that is formed to attach the inflator to a vehicle body side, and that includes an inflator side mounting portion mounted onto an outer side of the inflator insertion portion so as to partially cover the inflator insertion portion. A strip-form body surrounds and integrates the inflator side mounting portion and the inflator disposed in the inflator insertion portion.10-04-2012
20120248742Active Bolster with Active Venting - An active bolster for an automotive vehicle includes a bladder that inflates an interior trim area of the vehicle to provide a cushion to an occupant during a crash. The bladder has a front panel and a back panel joined to the front panel defining an inflatable cavity. The back panel has a variable vent for venting inflation gas supplied into the cavity during a crash event. The vent has a first predetermined flow coefficient when a pressure difference across the vent is substantially zero and a greater flow coefficient when there is a predetermined pressure difference across the vent. Little gas is lost during an inflation phase while sufficient venting is obtained during an impact phase.10-04-2012
20120248741Active Bolster with Internal Tear Joints - An active bolster for passenger crash protection in a vehicle comprises a base wall and a front wall, the walls having first and second facing surfaces to form an inflatable bladder with an initial open space between the surfaces. The bladder includes a plurality of tear joints. Each tear joint is comprised of first and second upstanding ribs wherein the first upstanding rib extends from the first surface part way into the open space and extends end-to-end along a first direction. The second upstanding rib extends from the second surface part way into the open space to contact in the first upstanding rib and extends end-to-end substantially along a second direction that is substantially transverse to the first direction so that the first and second upstanding ribs contact at an intersection. At each intersection the first and second upstanding ribs comprise a welded joint that is substantially rigid against compression forces and that allows the tear joints to separate under tension during inflation of the bladder.10-04-2012
20130113190INFLATABLE KNEE AIRBAG ASSEMBLIES WITH CUSHION FOLD PATTERN - An airbag assembly can include a housing and an airbag cushion within the housing in a packaged state. The airbag cushion can include a rolled region and an accordion fold. The rolled region and the accordion fold can be positioned within the housing so as to provide a desired trajectory when the airbag cushion is inflated.05-09-2013
20130140798AGEING-RESISTANT MOUNTING FOR INFLATABLE AIRBAG MODULE - The invention relates to a mounting (06-06-2013
20100276913AIRBAG MODULE ARRANGEMENT - In an airbag module arrangement, an airbag module is arranged on a vehicle component, in particular a seatback, the airbag module including an airbag carrier, an airbag and a gas generator, which are jointly attached to a support structure in an installation space of the vehicle component, from which the airbag exits in the event of a triggering and subsequently opens at least one material layer situated over the airbag module and inflates in a passenger compartment, etc.11-04-2010
20110210534AIR BAG MODULE FOR A VEHICLE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM - An airbag module for a vehicle occupant restraint system is provided. The airbag module comprising an airbag, a gas generator and an gas generator support and comprises a visible surface facing the vehicle interior in the installed state formed by different segments of the airbag module. At least two of the segments comprise optically and/or haptically different surfaces and are mechanically connected to each other by means of mechanical interfaces such that the mechanical connection between the segments is at least partially released when triggered by opening the interfaces so that an opening is formed in the visible surface through which the airbag can exit the airbag module. All segments contributing to the formation of an opening for the airbag by opening an interface when triggered are thereby directly fastened to the gas generator support.09-01-2011
20110248480ATTACHMENT DEVICE - An attachment device is provided for securing a cladding element covering an airbag to a motor vehicle body. The airbag is designed to deploy during and/or after activation of the airbag, predominantly in a main direction of force exertion, encompassing a mount that is attachable or attached to the motor vehicle body in an assembly direction, and an insert that is attachable or attached to the cladding element. The insert is connectable or connected with the mount by means of a first connection device and the attachment device is designed to open in an opening direction during and/or after activation of the airbag by releasing the first connection device. The opening direction coincides with and/or mirrors the main direction of force exertion.10-13-2011
20130147165INTEGRATED SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG ASSEMBLY - An integrated airbag assembly is disclosed. The assembly includes a support structure that provides a single, unitary component that is securable to the airbag and other components, such as grab handles and coat hooks. The airbag, the grab handles and the coat hooks secure to the support structure, such s by snap-fitting to the support structure. The assembly including the airbag, the grab handle and/or the coat hook is mountable to the vehicle, such as by snap-fitting the assembly to a roof rail of the vehicle. Accordingly, the assembly improves installation of the airbag and other components to the vehicle.06-13-2013
20100295271AIRBAG DEVICE - The operation efficiency is improved by enabling a gas rectifying member of an airbag device to be easily disposed in a folded airbag. An airbag in a folded state is accommodated around an inflator of an airbag device, and a gas rectifying member (11-25-2010
20100301588Airbag assembly - An airbag assembly for use within a vehicle, which includes an airbag; an inflator; and an airbag housing. The airbag housing includes a cavity for storing the airbag and is configured to be mounted in the vehicle. The cavity includes a plurality of fins, which are configured to direct inflation gas and to conduct heat from the inflation gas to the fins. The housing further includes a plurality of walls and a base that form a frame structure surrounding the cavity and an opening through which the airbag deploys into the vehicle. The airbag is configured to be deployed by inflation gas provided by the housing inflator, and configured to provide protection to an occupant. The inflator is mounted in and coupled to the housing.12-02-2010
20130175792VEHICLE REAR SIDE AIRBAG DEVICE FIXING STRUCTURE - A fixing structure of a rear side airbag device for a vehicle may assure a margin of time for the side airbag to be deployed. In a vehicle rear side airbag device fixing structure, an airbag module is fixed by fastening to a child seat fixing member conforming to ISOFix standards, via a metal plate. The child seat fixing member is fixed to the rear floor of a vehicle body at the downward side of a rear seatback. Therefore, in comparison with a structure in which an airbag module is fixed to a rear wheel housing via a bracket, the airbag module may be disposed to the vehicle width direction inner side. Moreover, the child seat fixing member exhibits a high rigidness with respect to a side collision of the vehicle. Therefore, fixing portions of the airbag module are resistant to being deformed during a side collision of the vehicle.07-11-2013
20120274053VEHICLE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE SEALING ELEMENT - The invention relates to a vehicle occupant restraint system (11-01-2012
20100314858BEARING MEMBER INCLUDING AN AIRBAG HOUSING - A housing (12-16-2010
20100314857AIRBAG ARRANGEMENT - An airbag arrangement for a motor vehicle includes, but is not limited to an airbag module which includes, but is not limited to an airbag and a gas generator for inflating the airbag. The airbag module is located inside a firing channel housing which allows target-oriented unfolding of the airbag. The firing channel housing is closed on the passenger side by a cover which is connected to the firing channel housing by means of a predetermined rupture line. The airbag and/or a flexible protective sleeve at least partially surrounding the airbag is connected to the firing channel housing in such a manner that the airbag or the protective sleeve contacts the firing channel housing. A fixed housing surrounding the airbag and the gas generator is thus saved, with the result that the weight of the airbag arrangement is reduced.12-16-2010
20130154242ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE FOR DRIVER SEAT AIRBAG DEVICE - An attachment structure for driver seat airbag devices that enables smoother operation of a horn switch. The attachment structure includes: an armature connected to a steering mechanism of the vehicle; and a housing that accommodates the airbag module and that is positioned with respect to the armature. The housing includes positioning pins for implementing relative positioning in XY directions with respect to the armature at a plurality of locations and first openings for implementing positioning in a Z direction at a plurality of locations. The armature is provided with a plurality of second openings through which the positioning pins of the housing are inserted and with a plurality of protrusions that are inserted through the first openings of the housing. The position of Z-direction lower edge sections of the first openings of the housing lies within a range of the depth of the second openings of the armature.06-20-2013
20110304127ROOF STRUCTURE FOR AUTOMOBILE - A roof structure for an automobile includes an airbag 12-15-2011
20130119645AIRBAG MODULE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - An airbag module for a motor vehicle is provided. The airbag module comprising a gas bag, which is inflatable by means of a gas generator for the protection of a person, and a vent opening through which gas originating from the airbag module can escape, and a device for controlling the outlet cross-section of the vent opening, which comprises at least one covering member with which the vent opening can be covered, in order to at least partly close the same, and which furthermore comprises an actuating mechanism which cooperates with the covering member, in order to vary the outlet cross-section of the vent opening. The actuating mechanism includes a gas source and an element inflatable by means of the gas source, which during inflation cooperates with the covering member such that it effects a change in the outlet cross-section of the vent opening.05-16-2013
20130119644MOTOR VEHICLE BODY WITH EXPANDABLE ELEMENT - A body for a motor vehicle that encompasses a windshield and has an A-column flanking the windshield is provided. The body includes at least one expandable element mounted on the A-column along the edge of the windshield. The body also includes and a cover that covers an installation space of the at least one expandable element and tightly adjoins the windshield.05-16-2013
20120007347AIR BAG MODULE - An airbag module including an inflator, an air bag, and an air bag case. The air bag case houses the air bag and is attached to the inflator. The inflator supplies a gas to the air bag housed in the air bag case. The air bag case further includes an engagement member having an opening in a rectangular shape and hooks disposed on two opposing sides of thereof, and a lower surface plate member that is attached to the engagement member by a bridge member. The hooks are shaped to engage an instrument panel, thereby attaching the air bag case to the instrument panel. The air bag module may also include a fabric housing disposed around the air bag. The fabric housing has a box-like shape with a bottom portion, an open ceiling portion, and a connecting hole disposed in the bottom portion to receive the inflator.01-12-2012
20130200596AIRBAG APPARATUS - An airbag includes an airbag body and an inner tube. The inner tube includes a gas upstream section located in an upstream region of an inflation gas stream fed from a gas generator and a gas outlet section that opens toward an inflatable region of the airbag body and feeds an inflation gas to the inflatable region. The gas outlet section includes a check valve section. The check valve section has a flexible and a generally tubular shape extending and opening toward the inflatable region due to pressure of an inflation gas so as to stream the inflation gas into the inflatable region.08-08-2013
20120074673FIXING CLAMP AND AIRBAG UNIT - A fixing clamp for fixing an airbag on a gas generator includes a first support portion adapted to the outer shape of the gas generator and a second wrapping portion extending from the support portion. The wrapping portion with its free end can be connected to the support portion. The wrapping portion is designed to be extensible.03-29-2012

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