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Deployment door

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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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20080258440Airbag system, vehicle seat comprising an airbag system and deployment method for an airbag system - The invention relates to an airbag system in which an integrated opening mechanism is automatically fastened at the same time as the airbag module, a vehicle seat comprising such an airbag system, and a method for deploying such an airbag system10-23-2008
20090194980AIRBAG DEVICE - To provide an airbag device for improving integrity between the airbag and exterior parts of a vehicle body and which excels in applicability. An airbag device is provided with a case which accommodates an airbag and an inflator. A lid is provided for releasing a side of the case when the airbag deploys together with a lid cover for covering the lid.08-06-2009
20090194979Restraint System Comprising an Adjustable Outlet Cross Section - The invention relates to restraint system for a passenger of a vehicle who sits on a vehicle seat that can be placed in different positions. Said restraint system comprises an interior that is defined by a housing (08-06-2009
20100078920Air bag door - A resin made air bag door includes a main portion having a welding face to be attached to an inner surface of a dashboard having a thickness of 2.0 mm or less at a welding area, by vibration welding, a plurality of welding ribs formed on the welding face in a vibrating direction of the vibration welding, and at least one bridging rib formed on the welding face of the main portion and extending in a direction crossing across the welding ribs. The plurality of welding ribs includes a welding portion to be melted at the time of vibration welding and a bonding portion to be bonded to the inner surface of the dashboard, remaining at the time of vibration welding. A width of a tip end of the bonding portion is equal to or less than 3 mm.04-01-2010
20100117339AIR-BAG COVER HINGE WITH PRESSURE-SENSING SYSTEM - The invention relates to an airbag cover hinge comprising a textile hinge, which can be connected to the airbag cover as well as to a supporting part surrounding the airbag cover, wherein the airbag cover hinge has a textile base structure, in which stop threads are integrated, the tensile strength of which is higher than of the textile base structure and the length of which is greater than the textile base structure.05-13-2010
20090121461Airbag and airbag apparatus - An airbag is constructed such that a gas-discharging amount from a venthole becomes largest when an occupant contacts a center portion, in the left and right direction, of an occupant-facing surface of the expanded airbag. In the airbag, a hanging strap couples a center portion of a front panel and a rear panel. A lid body covers an open-and-close venthole from outside the airbag, and the hanging strap is coupled by a tether. In a case that the airbag is expanded, the hanging strap and the tether are tensed, and the lid body is brought to a state to close the open-and-close venthole. A loosening amount of the hanging strap and the tether becomes largest when an occupant contacts the center portion of the front panel to retreat, and an opening amount of the open-and-close venthole also becomes largest.05-14-2009
20090121460Airbag and Airbag Apparatus - An airbag and airbag apparatus in which a venthole is closed or opened by a small amount until an occupant hits the airbag, and the venthole is opened or opened by a large amount when the occupant hits the airbag. Inner panels 05-14-2009
20100102539KNEE AIRBAG DEVICE - A knee airbag device includes an airbag module and an airbag door. The airbag module, which is provided inside a column cover that covers the rear end portion of a steering column, includes gas generation device that generates gas when a collision occurs, and a knee airbag that is inflated and deployed from a folded state when the knee airbag receives the gas from the gas generation device. The airbag door, which is provided in the lower portion of the column cover, is opened when the inflation pressure of the knee airbag is equal to or higher than a predetermined value. When the knee airbag is deployed, at least a portion of the airbag door is positioned between an interfering object that is positioned in an area on the side of the column cover, and at leaser a portion of the knee airbag.04-29-2010
20100109300Garnish - A garnish includes a garnish body which covers a folded air bag and a locking portion which is inserted to be locked in a mounting hole in a mounting base on a vehicle body. The locking portion holds the garnish body which is pressed by the air bag when the air bag is inflated to move so as to form a projecting space for the air bag.05-06-2010
20100109299AIR BAG COVER AND AIR BAG DEVICE - An air bag cover or air bag device that secures the escape path of an air bag in an upper part of a steering wheel. Developing lines are formed in an air bag cover. When the air bag is inflated and developed, the air bag cover is divided into an upper open portion, left open portion, right open portion, and lower open portion so as to be opened. A decorative part is formed on the left open portion, and the upper open portion is difficult to be caught on a wheel part of the steering wheel.05-06-2010
20100109298INTERIOR TRIM FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE INTEGRATING A LID FOR AN AIRBAG - An embodiment of an interior trim for a motor vehicle integrating a lid for an airbag; the trim having: an inner layer, made of rigid plastic material having a behavior of a thermosetting type, which constitutes the skeleton; an intermediate layer, made of spongy plastic material that bestows softness to the touch; an outer coating layer having aesthetic purposes; and a reinforcement element, which is fixed with respect to the inner layer and involves the entire area of the lid.05-06-2010
20090236831AIRBAG COVER AND AIRBAG DEVICE - An airbag cover and an airbag device capable of improving an outer appearance of the airbag cover and simplifying a structure of a hinge portion are provided. In one form, an airbag cover is formed by integrally resin molding a plate portion which forms a vehicle interior surface with an inner case to be disposed on the back surface of the plate portion to form an inflation/development path of an airbag. The airbag cover includes a door member formed in the plate portion so as to be split upon inflation/development of the airbag, and a hinge portion which turnably retains the door member. The hinge portion includes a first thin portion formed at a connection portion between the inner case and the plate portion, and plural first ribs disposed on the outer surface of the first thin portion so as to be bent or buckled upon the inflation/development of the airbag.09-24-2009
20090045610Airbag lid structure - An airbag lid structure includes: an airbag lid member which forms an opening for swelling an expanded airbag body; a cleavage groove formed on a back surface of the airbag lid member, and which defines the airbag lid member into a general surface located outside of the opening and a lid located inside of the opening, the lid including a front end edge and a back end edge; a first cleavage line structuring the cleavage groove and extending in a first direction; a second cleavage line structuring the cleavage groove and extending in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction; a tear line included in the second cleavage line and corresponding to the front end edge of the lid; and a hinge line included in the second cleavage line and corresponding to the back end edge of the lid, and having a delayed rupture generating part which generates lag in rupturing of the hinge line relative to the tear line.02-19-2009
20090045608Panel For An Airbag Restraint System - Panel for covering a recess that accommodates an airbag, which panel comprises an outer foil having at least one foil layer and having an outermost foil layer and a rupture layer having a greater stiffness than the outermost foil layer of the outer foil. The rupture layer is attached to one surface of a foil layer, whereby said rupture layer is provided with at least one break line that is confined to said rupture layer and is arranged to rupture along said at least one break line on inflation of an airbag and to form an opening through the panel for deployment of the inflated airbag.02-19-2009
20130049335MULTI-LAYER VEHICLE AIRBAG COVERINGS - A panel for use over a vehicle airbag includes a multi-layer covering disposed over a substrate outer surface. The covering includes a decorative skin layer and a foam layer between the substrate and the skin layer. The covering also includes a tear seam provided at a pre-determined location for an airbag deployment opening. The foam layer has one or more material properties that vary between the substrate and the skin layer. The density of an outside layer of the foam layer may be greater than the density of an inside layer of the foam layer to improve tear seam function. The covering layers may be bonded to each other without the use of additional adhesive material. The tear seam may be formed by laser scoring and may have at least a portion that extends into the foam layer and may further extend into the skin layer.02-28-2013
20120217729AUTOMOBILE AIRBAG DOOR - An automobile airbag door is formed by a door base member, a door cover member, and a tear line. The door base member and the door cover member form a part of a base member and a part of a cover member of an instrument panel, respectively. When pressed by an airbag being deployed and inflated, the door base member is torn from the tear line. The first zone is defined as the bonded part between the outer surface of the door base member and the door cover member which extends along the tear line and includes a part on which the tear line is projected. The second zones are on both sides of the first zone and extend along the tear line. The automobile airbag door has a mechanism that makes the bond strength in the first zone weaker than the bond strength in each second zone.08-30-2012
20090008912Retention cover for an inflatable object - A retention cover manufacture in accordance with at least one embodiment of the present invention is disclosed. The cover manufacture can include a substrate textile such as a non-woven substrate textile. Fastening elements can be attached to the first face of the substrate textile at or near the longitudinal edges. Moreover, a fastening element can be attached to the second face of the substrate textile substantially along the central longitudinal axis. Also, in accordance with at least one embodiment, a retention cover for enclosing, at least in part, an inflatable object is disclosed. The retention cover can include a textile where, at or near the first longitudinal edge, a loop element can be attached to the textile. In addition, at or near the second longitudinal edge, a hook element can be attached to the textile. Alternatively, at or near a longitudinal edge, an adhesive strip element can be attached to the textile.01-08-2009
20120112440ENGAGEMENT STRUCTURE - An engagement structure includes a garnish main body, a garnish lid, an engagement stop, and an engaged part. The engagement stop has an engagement protrusion and is disposed on one of the garnish main body and the garnish lid. The engagement protrusion protrudes in a direction opposite to an airbag accommodated between the pillar and the garnish main body. The engaged part is engaged to the engagement protrusion and is disposed on another of the garnish main body and the garnish lid. The engaged part has a guiding surface configured to guide the airbag during inflation.05-10-2012
20120112439Active Bolster - Provided is an active bolster for a vehicle occupant, the active bolster comprising a rear panel, an internal structure, and a front panel. The internal structure is disposed between the rear panel and the front panel, and the internal structure and rear panel together forming a hollow chamber in communication with an inflation device. The hollow chamber is expandable on activation of the inflation device. The internal structure has at least one expandable element such that upon pressurization of the hollow chamber by the inflation device, at least a portion of the at least one expandable element undergoes deformation to permit inflation of the hollow chamber, thereby displacing the rear panel rearwardly to an extended position.05-10-2012
20090267330MOTOR VEHICLE WITH AN A-COLUMN AND AIRBAG INCORPORATED THEREIN - A motor vehicle with a passenger compartment is provided with an A-column, which is arranged to the side of a windshield of the motor vehicle, as well as a cross strut joined with the A-column. The A-column and cross strut are spaced apart from each other and joined with a lateral wall section of the passenger compartment. A cladding section is further arranged on the side facing the vehicle interior, which is joined with the A-column. The A-column accommodates an airbag that is arranged between the A-column and the first cladding section, and extends toward the front until over the area where the cross strut engages the A-column.10-29-2009
20090267329Invisible Pre-Weakened Seam for an Air Bag Deployment Cover - A cover panel for the air bag in an automotive vehicle with a pre-weakened tear seam being formed by a series of voids formed in a predetermined repeat pattern of varying depths. The voids are formed by ablating the cover panel base substrate from its under side at varying depths to weaken both the base substrate and an outer finish layer.10-29-2009
20120223512ANGLED TEAR SEAMS FOR AIRBAG COVERS - A panel for use over a vehicle airbag includes a non-visible tear seam for forming an airbag deployment opening. The tear seam may be formed by laser cutting through a panel substrate and into a panel covering using multiple laser power levels and may be formed at an angle of 85 degrees or less with respect to the substrate. Using multiple laser power levels can increase the accuracy and consistency of the residual wall thickness of the covering, and forming the tear seam at an angle of 85 degrees or less can improve tear seam function during deployment.09-06-2012
20110018242AIRBAG MODULE COVER - A cover for an airbag module includes at least a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer. The first layer includes a predefined tear line and the third layer is configured to face into a passenger compartment of a vehicle.01-27-2011
20110109066OCCUPANT PROTECTION DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE - An occupant protection device is provided for a vehicle, with at least one airbag module, which is entirely or partially covered by a fiber material, wherein the airbag module includes, but is not limited to at least one opening line. The at least one opening line is suitable for and/or designed for providing an opening function. The at least one opening line is covered with a tear-open region of the fiber material. The tear-open region in transverse extension over the opening line is designed homogenously.05-12-2011
20110109067DEVICE FOR SECURING AN AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT PANEL - This device comprises a flexible net (05-12-2011
20110278825Side Airbag Installation in a Backrest of a Motor Vehicle Seat - A side airbag installation in a backrest of a motor vehicle, the backrest having a stuffing covered by a covering material. An airbag module is disposed in a recessed area of the backrest and is encased by an interior bag. A rigid component is disposed on the backrest and extends about the recessed area thereof. A first trimming profile can be inserted into a U-shaped trimming channel (11-17-2011
20090091105AIR BAG SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE - An air bag system for a vehicle including a cover for housing an air bag in a folded state along a side of a roof of the vehicle is provided. The cover includes a pair of opposed walls approximately parallel to each other, a connection wall that connects the pair of the opposed walls, an opening that is defined by the pair of the opposed walls and opens downward, a bent section that is formed to be bent three-dimensionally upward and inward so as to go along a face shape of the vehicle body where the cover is installed, at least one load transmission part that is provided on the connection wall so as to transmit a load from a vehicle interior side to a vehicle exterior side, and a locking portion that is provided on the load transmission part on the vehicle exterior side.04-09-2009
20110298199AIRBAG MODULE FOR A VEHICLE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM - An airbag module for a vehicle occupant restraint system is provided. The airbag module comprising an airbag and having a visible surface, facing the vehicle interior when installed, which is formed by different segments of the airbag module, wherein at least two of the segments have optically and/or haptically different surfaces. At least two of the segments each have at least one mechanical interface by means of which they can be mechanically connected to at least one of the other segments, forming a connecting area, and at least one of the segments forms at least one tear line, wherein upon tearing open the tear line in the event of deployment an opening is produced in the visible surface through which the airbag can exit the airbag module. Here the mechanical interfaces are designed in such a way that upon tearing open the tear line they endure and do not open.12-08-2011
20100102540Automotive Airbag Cover And Method Of Manufacturing Automotive Airbag Cover - A skin material (04-29-2010
20100032928INTERIOR STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH CURTAIN AIRBAG - A second tether member is made of a long cloth member. Its rear end is fixed to a specified lower-side position of a fifth pillar which is located below the middle portion of this pillar in the vertical direction (i.e., at the position which is away from the top end of the fifth pillar by a distance of about 100 mm or greater) via a fixing pin. Its front end is fixed to a body portion of a curtain member via a seam portion. Accordingly, there can be provided the interior structure of a vehicle equipped with a curtain airbag which can properly form the tension line at the curtain member.02-11-2010
20090091103TRIM PANEL BREAKAWAY FEATURE - A vehicle body structure includes a pillar, a trim panel, a handle and an airbag. The trim panel is configured to overlay a portion of the pillar and conceal the airbag. The trim panel includes a first trim portion and a second trim portion that is separable from the first trim portion along a predetermined separation line. The handle is rigidly attached to the pillar by at least one fastener that extends through the second trim portion of the trim panel. The airbag is disposed between the trim panel and the pillar such that in response to deployment of the airbag at least a portion of the first trim portion separates from the second trim portion along the predetermined separation line.04-09-2009
20090121458KNEE AIRBAG HOUSING ASSEMBLY - A knee airbag housing assembly including a cover panel, a box case, and a lower panel. The cover panel has an upper support portion and a lower support portion extending transversely from a cantilevered support portion. A tear seam formed between the upper cover and lower cover portion. A lower support portion extends transversely from a cantilevered support on the lower cover portion of said cover panel. The box case supports an airbag module and has a lower wall with a distal end lower wall extending towards the cover panel. The box case is fitted in the space between the upper support and lower support portions such that the distal end lower wall of the box spring is disposed closer to the cantilevered support than the terminal edge of the lower panel.05-14-2009
20080238049Rear Pillar to Center Pillar Trim Joint Connection for Rear Seat Passenger Airbag Side Curtain Deployment - An interior trim structure covers a stowed side curtain airbag and allows deployment of the side curtain airbag through an interface joint to a position along a sidewall of a passenger compartment adjacent a rear seat location of a two-door coupe style vehicle. A center pillar trim piece and a rear pillar trim piece can be assembled to one another with at least one projection releasably interlocking with a corresponding aperture formed along adjacent edges of the trim pieces. Each projection is located in a complementary position with respect to a corresponding aperture formed along the adjacent edge to temporarily secure an interface joint defined between first and second edges when in an abutting relationship with respect to one another in a closed position. The interface joint defines an openable passage along the first and second abutting edges allowing deployment of a side curtain airbag through the interface joint.10-02-2008
20090146402PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG DOOR FOR INSTRUMENT PANEL AND ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD - The present invention relates to an airbag door for instrument panel and its manufacturing method. A passengerside airbag door for instrument panel includes a substrate with airbag opening, skin layer and foam layer, a PAB door reinforcement board which covers the airbag opening is connected to the instrument panel substrate. This PAB door reinforcement board is a cellulosic composite material board which is soaked by thermoplastic plastic or thermoplastic elastomer, formed through thermoforming. In present invention, the turnover and movable portion of the airbag door is lighten greatly. The airbag door with the light composite material can prevent the windshields from being broken effectively when the airbag deploys sufficiently and impacts against the windshields.06-11-2009
20090152843DEVICE FOR DECREASING PEAK PRESSURE OF AIRBAG - The present invention relates to an airbag deployment device for decreasing peak pressure of an airbag in which an inflation tube is provided to a tear seam of a cover and an inflation tube is connected to an inflator through a gas supply tube. When the inflator is operated, the tear seam is torn due to the inflation of inflation tube before the airbag is deployed toward the outside of the cover. Accordingly, when the airbag is deployed, the peak pressure is significantly decreased. As a result, even though a passenger collides with the airbag to be deployed, it is possible to obtain an advantage of decreasing the degree of injury.06-18-2009
20090146401Airbag device for a motor vehicle - An airbag device for a vehicle, including an airbag package, a receptacle, and a flexible protective covering for the airbag. The flexible protective covering includes at least two flexible, sheet-like protective elements secured to the receptacle. The flexible, sheet-like protective elements are connected to one another via at least one separable tearing line. The flexible, sheet-like protective elements flank the airbag during initial inflation and expansion of the airbag. A flexible guide layer is arranged between the protective covering and the airbag package. The flexible guide layer is permanently connected to a first of the sheet-like protective elements, such that the first sheet-like protective element, together with the guide layer, forms a composite layer flanking the airbag during inflation.06-11-2009
20090001692Three-chamber adaptive side airbag - The invention relates to a side airbag module for an automotive vehicle which includes an inflatable bag (01-01-2009
20100045005THREE DOOR AIR BAG CHUTE - A combination positionable in an interior of a motor vehicle is disclosed herein. The combination includes an instrument panel having a body extending along a lateral axis between an outboard side and an inboard side. The body has an outwardly-facing surface for display in a passenger compartment of a motor vehicle and an inwardly-facing surface opposite the outwardly-facing surface. The combination also includes a score pattern formed in the inwardly-facing surface and defining three regions. Each region is less than fully surrounded by score lines. The combination also includes an inflatable restraint disposed adjacent the inwardly-facing surface at the score pattern. The inflatable restraint is operable to burst through the body upon engagement and thereby convert the three regions into first and second and third doors in the body. The first door is operable to pivot open along a first axis substantially parallel to the lateral axis and the second and third doors are operable to pivot open along respective second and third axes each being substantially transverse to the lateral axis. The combination also includes a vehicle seat operable for adjustable movement relative to the instrument panel. The vehicle seat and the score pattern are positionable relative to one another such that none of the first and second and third doors contact a head of an out-of-position six-year-old anthropomorphic dummy during testing.02-25-2010
20090250911REAR PILLAR GARNISH ASSEMBLY - A rear pillar garnish assembly to cover an air bag in a rear pillar for an automotive vehicle is provided and includes a base attached to the rear pillar, a flexible cover attached to a front portion of the base, a stiffener attached to the flexible lid and to the rear pillar, a speaker assembly, and a rear cover. When the air bag deploys the force of the air bag dislodges the flexible cover from the front portion of the base to allow the air bag to expand into a passenger compartment of the automotive vehicle. The flexible lid, however, remains attached to the stiffener thereby preventing the flexible lid from becoming airborne into the passenger compartment of the automotive vehicle.10-08-2009
20090289442APPARATUS FOR LEADING TO NORMAL TEARING OF INSTRUMENT PANEL HAVING BUILT-IN PASSENGER AIR BAG - An apparatus for leading to normal tearing of an instrument panel having a built-in passenger air bag (PAB). The apparatus includes an instrument panel having an air bag module located thereinside, a tear line formed on the instrument panel in a predetermined shape such that the air bag easily comes out of the instrument panel when deployed, and a heating means installed inside the instrument panel so as to heat a surrounding area of the tear line and at least one predetermined area of the instrument panel which acts as a hinge section when the air bag is deployed.11-26-2009
20090309338Vehicle Instrument Panel with Nonvisible Airbag Tear Seam and Deployment Door and Method of Making the Same - An interior trim panel is provided that is adapted to house a supplemental inflatable restraint (SIR) system when installed in a motorized vehicle. The trim panel includes a rigid substrate configured to attach to the vehicle. The rigid substrate includes opposing inner and outer surfaces, and defines a cavity therein with an opening formed through the inner and outer surfaces. The cavity is configured to nest the SIR system therein. A standing rib protrudes from the rigid substrate outer surface, elongated about at least a portion of the opening. An outer skin is injection molded over the rigid substrate, covering the outer surface and opening. The outer skin includes a reduced thickness portion, formed between an external surface thereof and the standing rib, which is configured to weaken the outer skin such that the inflatable cushion can break therethrough when transitioning from a non-expanded state to an expanded state.12-17-2009
20110062688AIRBAG COVER AND AIRBAG DEVICE - A decorative member can be readily attached to an airbag cover of an airbag device and attaching workability is enhanced. A decorative member 03-17-2011
20110062687AUTOMOBILE AIRBAG DOOR AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - An airbag door is formed integrally with an instrument panel where an outer skin member 03-17-2011
20110062686INTERNAL PANELING PART - An internal paneling part conceals a passage area of an airbag. The internal paneling part includes a planar carrier and a textile fabric covering at least part of the passage area. The textile fabric includes at least one initial weakening for tearing along a defined tear line to release the airbag. The defined tear line runs along an X direction, with the textile fabric having a further tearing force in the X direction that is less than in any other direction.03-17-2011
20110062685SEALING ASSEMBLY FOR AIR BAG DOOR - A sealing assembly for an air bag door is disclosed. The sealing assembly may include a crash pad formed with an opening portion, through which an air bag is deployed, wherein the opening portion is provided with a locking portion recessed with a predetermined length from an upper surface of the crash pad along the opening portion thereof, and an air bag door displaced on the locking portion and engaged thereto to cover the opening portion of the crash pad.03-17-2011
20090206581Airbag System - An embodiment of an airbag system includes a cavity configured to store an airbag, wherein the cavity has an aperture that provides an outlet for the airbag during deployment. The embodiment also includes a cover releasably attached over the aperture via an attachment mechanism having an initial attachment strength. The initial attachment strength is configured to reduce to a release attachment strength in response to receipt of a release signal at the attachment mechanism.08-20-2009
20090243264Cover for an airbag and method for the production thereof - The invention relates to a cover for covering an airbag in the interior of a motor vehicle, said cover consisting of a material comprising interspaced perforations which fully penetrate the material in the region of the edge of the airbag flap, said perforations having an essentially linear form and a maximum length of 0.8 mm. The invention also relates to a method for producing a cover for covering an airbag in the interior of a motor vehicle.10-01-2009
20100123300VEHICLE INTERIOR DECOR ELEMENT - A vehicle interior decor element, in particular an air bag cover, comprising a front side (05-20-2010
20090273164Interior Panelling Part for Covering an Airbag and Method for Production Thereof - An interior panelling part for covering an airbag has a sheet-like support, a decorative layer and an intermediate layer arranged between the support and the decorative layer. A passage opening for the airbag is left open in the support. The intermediate layer comprises a mat which spans the passage opening and overlaps with the support outside the passage opening. The intermediate layer and/or the decorative layer is/are weakened longitudinally or offset parallel to an edge of the passage opening on just one side of the passage opening.11-05-2009
20090278338Air Bag Door, Method of Controlling Breakage of Fracture Lines, and Method of Deploying Air Bag - An air bag door in which the remaining thickness of a substrate at a centerline of a fracture groove formed into the shape of an air bag door on a back surface of the substrate is set to be smaller than other portions, and dotted fracture perforations for braking the superficial material are selectively provided at the centerline portion and near meeting points between sidelines and the centerline.11-12-2009
20090091104AIRBAG MODULE MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR PASSENGER SEAT OF CAR - A first airbag module mounting structure includes an airbag housing, and at least one band to support the housing and be attached to an instrument panel. The band may include a bracket at each end, for attachment to the instrument panel. The housing may have a groove for the band to be seated therein. A second structure includes an airbag housing, a door member attached to an instrument panel, and at least one band to support the housing and be attached to the door member. The door member may have a locking hole, and the band may include a connecting pin at each end configured to be attached in the locking hole. The door member may have a slit for the band to be disposed therethrough. The band may be two bands connected by a buckle. The band may include a hook to be attached to the housing.04-09-2009
20110025026VEHICULAR INTERIOR PARTS - To provide an automotive interior part surely deploying an airbag as a result of a smooth opening and fracture of an interior-part main body onto which an outer cover is attached at the time of the deployment of the airbag.02-03-2011
20110025025INFLATOR AND VEHICLE AIRBAG DEVICE USING THE SAME - A disc inflator having gas cooling and mist removal functions, and reduced in weight and in size in a radial direction. An inflator case (02-03-2011
20080211209AUTO PSIR FOUR DOOR ELEMENT TRAPEZOIDAL COVER SYSTEM - A trapezoidal automotive PSIR door system including one or more lateral doors including two or more tear lines disposed at first and second oblique angles relative to a longitudinal direction of an automobile. The PSIR door system further includes a forward door including one or more tear lines in common with one of the lateral door tear lines, and a rearward door including one or more tear lines in common with another one of the lateral door tear lines.09-04-2008
20090115171VEHICULAR INSTRUMENT PANEL - Disclosed is a vehicular instrument panel, and more particularly, is a vehicular instrument panel in which a door portion can be easily cut away from an instrument panel for the inflation of an air bag upon a car collision. The vehicular instrument panel includes a door portion provided on the instrument panel at a position corresponding to an air bag, and a tear line provided on the instrument panel to define a boundary between the door portion and the instrument panel, the tear line being torn upon a car collision. The tear line includes several sections having different shapes from one another.05-07-2009
20090273165AIRBAG MODULE COVER - A cover for a driver's side airbag module is provided, the cover having a central body portion with an opening disposed therein, the central body portion having a predetermined tear seam for defining a pair of deployable doors, the predetermined tear seam extending through the opening. The cover also includes a horn switch assembly inserted into the opening; and a tether secured to the horn switch assembly, the tether retaining the horn switch assembly with the cover after deployment of the pair of deployable doors along the predetermined tear seam, wherein the horn switch assembly is dislodged from the opening when the pair of deployable doors deploy along the predetermined tear seam.11-05-2009
20090278337AIR BAG COVER - A molded air bag cover (11-12-2009
20120292892PATTERNED WEAKENING OF AIRBAG COVERINGS - A panel for use over a vehicle airbag includes a skin layer with a plurality of stress concentrators formed in an inner surface in a uniform two-dimensional pattern. A deployment opening may be formed through the skin layer with no pre-determined tear seam location. Multiple possible tear seam locations may be defined along stress concentrators arranged in such patterns. One method of forming stress concentrators in the desired pattern or arrangement includes a calendering operation that may be the same or similar operation used to form decorative grain patterns on the outer surface of the skin layer.11-22-2012
20100102541AUTOMOTIVE AIRBAG APPARATUS - An automotive airbag apparatus is able to reduce the shock caused by early deployment of airbag against a passenger not in a position for safe airbag restraint, and further able to deploy quickly and effectively when a passenger is in a position for safe restraint. The airbag apparatus includes an airbag housing in which a folded airbag resides until deployed by the gas from an inflator, an airbag door that opens on a hinge from the pressure applied by the deploying airbag, and a restrictor member extending over the folded airbag beneath the airbag door with a direction from front to rear of the vehicle. The restrictor member has a fixed end at forward part thereof attached to the airbag housing, and a releasable fixed or free end at rearward part thereof, the free end coming into frictional contact with the airbag door in the vicinity of the hinge as the airbag door is pushed out by the early phase of the airbag deployment.04-29-2010
20100102538Method for illuminating colors in a backlit driver airbag emblem - An airbag emblem may be backlit or illuminated to provide the emblem with greater visual appeal. In order to accomplish this illumination, an illumination source is used. This illumination source may be electroluminescent foil. The emblem includes colors that are added or inserted onto the emblem. These colors are translucent so that they may be illuminated by the illumination source. This emblem may be placed as part of an airbag cover on a steering wheel.04-29-2010
20080238051Airbag-Releasing Portion Structure, Inner Case, and Airbag Apparatus - An airbag-releasing portion structure, an inner case, and an airbag apparatus are provided that are unsusceptible to a surrounding temperature, and capable of small-sizing for a hinge portion and smoothly releasing an airbag to a vehicle interior. In this form, an inner case is composed of an inner panel connected to an inside of the outer panel, and a side wall that forms a space for housing the retainer. The inner panel is composed of a supporting portion connected to the fixing portion of the outer panel, a flap portion welded to the door portion, and a hinge portion formed between the supporting portion and the flap portion. The hinge portion includes a top portion, a supporting portion side connecting portion for connecting the supporting portion and the top portion, and a flap side connecting portion for connecting the flap portion and the top portion. A thin-walled portion formed to have a smaller wall thickness than the other portion of the hinge portion is provided in the supporting portion side connecting portion.10-02-2008
20100201105Airbag cover and airbag apparatus - An airbag apparatus includes an airbag that is normally in a folded state and inflates and deploys in the event of an emergency, an inflator that supplies gas to the airbag, a retainer that houses the airbag, and an airbag cover that normally conceals the airbag and, in the event of an emergency, causes the door portions to thereof to split open for releasing the airbag into the passenger compartment, wherein the airbag has a vent hole that can release gas supplied to the inside thereof, and the vent hole is disposed along a side surface portion of the airbag cover, and the door portion is configured so as not to rotate to the side of the side surface portion.08-12-2010
20100038889Airbag arrangement for a vehicle occupant restraint system and a method for the production of an airbag module - An airbag arrangement includes an airbag with at least one inflatable chamber and a first opening; and a cover that at least partially covers the first opening of the airbag and that comprises a second opening. The first and second openings are designed such that the chamber of the airbag is accessible through the first and second openings. The first opening is designed in a first layer of an airbag material and the second opening is designed in a second layer of an airbag material. At least one part projects into the airbag through the first and the second opening, whereby the first and the second layer are restrained by the part projecting into the airbag in the area of the openings such that a section of the rim of the first and a section of the rim of the second opening rest closely against the part.02-18-2010
20080309054Vehicle Body - A vehicle body of a motor vehicle includes side members. Each side member exhibits pillars, to which a pillar covering is assigned. A roof side member extends above the pillars of each side member. In the region of the roof side member, ahead airbag, which, when triggered in the region of the C pillar, impinges on the C pillar covering assigned to the C pillar, opens the C pillar covering along a desired opening line formed by a material recess. The head airbag is assigned a catch strap, where one end of the catch strap engages with the head airbag, and the opposite end of the catch strap engages with the C pillar. The C pillar, or a component, adjacent to the C pillar, is assigned a guide element, which is intended for the head airbag as well as the catch strap, and which, on triggering the head airbag, guides this head airbag as well as the catch strap.12-18-2008
20090033074Vehicle upholstery member having air bag door, and method and device for producing the same - A vehicle upholstery member having an invisible type air bag door formed with a break-scheduled line that is designed for easy measurement of depth or the like and that cannot be recognized from the front surface side; a method of producing the same; and a device for producing the same. In a vehicle upholstery member having a skin-equipped air bag door and in a method of producing the same, a portion of the back surface of the skin corresponding to the portion where the vehicle air bag is installed is formed with a break-scheduled line that is not so deep as to reach the surface of the skin and adapted to assume a substantially V-shaped groove shape when the skin is bent with its back surface convexed, and the depth of the break-scheduled line or the thickness of the remaining portion is measured, with the incision of the break-scheduled line opened. Further, a device for producing a vehicle upholstery member having such air bag door comprises a support base for substantially flatly mounting the skin thereon, a cutting blade for forming the break-scheduled line in the skin, and measuring means for measuring the depth of the break-scheduled line or the thickness of the remaining portion.02-05-2009
20090033073Airbag-Releasing Structure, Inner Case, And Airbag Device - An airbag-releasing structure capable of smoothly releasing an airbag in the vehicle, an inner case, and an airbag device are provided. In one form, the inner case of the present invention includes the inner panels connected to the inside of the outer panel, and the side walls defining the space for housing the retainer. Each inner panel includes the supporting portion connected to the fixing portion of the outer panel, the flap portion welded to the door portion, and the hinge portion formed between the supporting portion and the flap portion. The hinge portion has the apex section, the connecting section adjacent to the supporting portion, which connects the supporting portion and the apex section, and the connecting section adjacent to the flap portion, which connects the flap portion and the apex section. The connecting section adjacent to the supporting portion and the connecting section adjacent to the flap portion each have a straight section extending in the direction in which the airbag is released.02-05-2009
20080211208PRESTRESSING FIXTURE TO ELIMINATE AUTOMOTIVE P.S.I.R. DOOR-CHUTE VIBRATION WELD VISIBILITY - An automotive interior component including an airbag chute having at least one weld bar, and a pre-stressed instrument panel having a substrate layer for bonding to the weld bar. The pre-stressing provides tensile stress at weld bar bonding areas to reduce any deformation visible on an exposed surface of the instrument panel.09-04-2008
20100140904Crash Pad for Mounting Airbag for Vehicles - A crash pad for mounting an airbag for a vehicle includes a base layer made of a hard material and an outer cover layer made of a soft material. An opening is formed in the base layer, and a mounting housing is formed integrally with the base layer. An airbag door is coupled at one end thereof to the base layer. In the crash pad, the airbag mounting housing is integrated into the crash pad, thus reducing manufacturing costs. Further, the airbag door is separately installed, and a cutting operation is not required, so that the opening force of an airbag cushion is not reduced, and the opening direction of the cushion does not deviate from a predetermined direction.06-10-2010
20090051148Side Airbag Seat Reinforcement Pocket - A side airbag seat reinforcement pocket is defined by at least one sheet of material having a peripheral edge and being divided into at least three major surface portions along first, second and third fold lines. The first major surface portion includes at least one first aperture adjacent a first edge and an edge to be sewn into a seat trim cover seam along a second edge opposite from the first edge. The second major surface portion has at least one second aperture formed adjacent peripheral edge. The third major surface portion has at least one third aperture formed adjacent the peripheral edge. The first, second and third apertures are located in coaxial alignment with respect to one another when the second and third major surface portions are folded to define an enclosed pocket in five directions with an opening in a sixth direction.02-26-2009
20080258439Vibration Welding Method, Vibration Welded Structure, and Airbag Apparatus - A vibration welding method, a vibration-welded structure, and an airbag apparatus capable of reducing the positional deviation of junction between workpieces different in the die releasing direction are provided. An airbag apparatus according to one form of the present invention includes an airbag that is normally folded and is inflated and developed at an emergency; an inflator for supplying gas to the airbag; a retainer for accommodating the airbag and the inflator therein; an outer panel mounted on an instrument panel; and an inner case vibration-welded to the inside of the outer panel for retaining the retainer, in which when a die releasing direction of the outer panel differs from a die releasing direction of the inner case, a positioning plane of the inner case is molded to agree with the die releasing direction of the outer panel while the outer panel is provided with a positioning rib formed thereon.10-23-2008
20090026741Passenger Air Bag Chute Assembly - The present invention is directed to a seamless airbag door assembly for a motor vehicle. A panel having an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface of the panel has predetermined breaking lines that are not visible when the panel is viewed from the outside surface. A scrim is connected to the inner surface of the panel and has a cut-line operable aligned with the predetermined breaking lines of the inner surface of the panel. An airbag chute is connected to the scrim and inner surface of the panel in order to connected the airbag chute to the panel.01-29-2009
20090184497SIDE CURTAIN AIR-BAG - In at least one embodiment of the present invention, an inflatable curtain for a motor vehicle is provided. The inflatable curtain is formed of layers of fabric and is deployable from a rolled state forming a roll to an inflated state. The air-bag comprises part of the air-bag that forms the upper-most edge of the air-bag when the air-bag is in the inflated state extending downwardly from the roll to lie proximate a side part of the motor vehicle on which the air-bag is to be mounted. At least a portion of the roll is positioned above the upper-most edge in the rolled state and is driven downward below the upper-most edge during deployment to the inflated state. The air-bag further provides a gas flow duct. When the air-bag is in the rolled state, the gas flow duct is provided at the top part of the roll.07-23-2009
20110140397ADVANCED TAB LOCK ATTACHMENT FOR EMBLEM - A vehicle assembly including a cover, for example, an airbag cover, having an attached plate of the type adapted to support a manufacturer's emblem, wherein the plate penetrates with tongues distributed over its circumference into perforations arranged at the vehicle assembly cover. The tongues are bent into matching slots molded on the back of the vehicle assembly cover about a bending edge arranged between the perforations and the slots. At least one of the tongues is provided at its free end with a narrower neck region and a cross-sectional enlargement extending through the perforations in the vehicle assembly cover, and the slots having a shape matching the contour of one or more of the tongue.06-16-2011
20090102168DOOR OF PASSENGER AIR BAG FOR VEHICLE - A door of a passenger air bag for a vehicle has a tear line along which the passenger air bag is deployed. A protruding portion is formed along the tear line, and a heating member is installed on the protruding portion along the tear line.04-23-2009
20090230660Vehicle airbag device and method for manufacturing the same - An airbag device in which a lid part over an opening formed in a base member opens in a suitable opening direction when the airbag is deployed. A tear seam is formed so as to extend along the axis line of a hinge shaft of the lid part in a region further to the outside than the opening. Detaching parts where a skin member on the base member detaches from the base member are provided to the outside region.09-17-2009
20090230659Airbag device - The disclosed airbag device may protect a vehicle occupant in a vehicle seat of a motor vehicle. The airbag device may comprise an airbag cushion that functions as a side airbag and as a curtain airbag so as to cover an area of a portion of an interior side wall of the vehicle, a portion of a window glass, or a combination thereof upon deployment. The airbag cushion may have a width in fore and aft directions and a height which result in the portion of window glass, the portion of the interior side wall, or the combination thereof being covered in a vicinity of the vehicle occupant such that a thorax, a pelvis, a shoulder and a head of the vehicle occupant are protected from directly contacting adjacent interior side surfaces of the motor vehicle during a crash event.09-17-2009
20090001693Protection cover of the bag ventilation orifice of an airbag module - Airbag module to protect a vehicle occupant in the event of a collision comprising an expandable bag (01-01-2009
20080315566INSTRUMENT PANEL WITH INTEGRAL HIDDEN DOOR COVER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF - A cover for an airbag module, comprising: an outer layer having a show surface and an inner surface; a molded tear seam in the inner surface, the molded tear seam defining a deployment door opening in the cover, the molded tear seam extending into the cover from the inner surface, wherein the molded tear seam does not extend through to the outer layer and is not visible through the show surface; and a score provided in the molded tear seam, the score extending from the molded tear seam towards the show surface, a portion of the score being closer to the show surface than the molded tear seam, wherein the score is formed in the molded tear seam after the molded tear seam has been formed.12-25-2008
20090243265APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ATTACHING PASSENGER SIDE INFLATABLE RESTRAINT CHUTE - The invention provides for an apparatus and method for attaching a Passenger Side Inflatable Restraint (PSIR) chute. In one embodiment an automotive interior component comprises an automotive instrument panel having an outer surface and an inner surface. The automotive interior component further comprises an automotive PSIR hidden chute assembly contained behind the automotive instrument panel, wherein the PSIR hidden chute assembly has a chute and at least one PSIR door. The chute is connected to the inner surface of the automotive instrument panel. The automotive interior component further comprises a tuning clip connected to the chute and configured to engage the PSIR door. Engagement of the tuning clip to the PSIR door reduces deflection of the automotive instrument panel visible on the outer surface by biasing the PSIR door upward.10-01-2009
20090121459Lighted airbag module - An airbag module includes an airbag cushion, a cover configured to break open to allow the airbag cushion to deploy into a vehicle occupant compartment, an emblem attached to the cover, and a light source connected to the cover and/or the emblem. The light source can provide a safe aesthetic airbag lighting option.05-14-2009
20110227319COVERING OF AN INTERIOR ELEMENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH AN AIRBAG AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH A COVERING - A covering is provided for an interior element of a motor vehicle equipped with an airbag and method is provided for producing such a covering. The covering includes, but is not limited to two covering parts arranged in an overlapping manner. The outer covering part in the region of an end facing a piping is formed as a two-layer hem. A piping tab receiving the piping is sewn together with the one covering part with a holding seam. A tearing seam is sewn together with the inner covering part, the piping tab and the inner hem portion. In addition, a double seam is sewn together with the inner and outer hem portion. With the method, the holding seam is sewn in a first step, in another step the tearing seam and in yet another step the double seam.09-22-2011
20090079169Side airbag cover and side airbag apparatus - A side airbag cover for holding a folded shape of a side airbag to be stored includes a first cover portion for covering a front inflation portion of the side airbag, the front inflation portion inflating and deploying substantially forward in a longitudinal direction of a vehicle; and a second cover portion for covering a lower inflation portion of the side airbag, the lower inflation portion inflating and deploying substantially downward.03-26-2009
20100194080METHODS FOR ILLUMINATION OF DRIVER AIRBAG EMBLEMS - Methods for illuminating (backlighting) an emblem on a steering wheel cover include the use of a light guide, organic LEDs, or a fiber optic rope structure. The fiber optic rope may include many fiber optic filaments bunched together with a light source at one end. When this light source is activated, the filaments glow. For the organic LEDs, several layers of organic paint positioned on a substrate and the organic paint will emit light when a DC current is applied. For the light diffuser, LEDs are placed behind and opaque substrate that diffuses and disperse the light. All of these methods will provide sufficient illumination to backlight an emblem.08-05-2010
20100001494AIRBAG COVER AND AIRBAG APPARATUS - An airbag cover and an airbag apparatus are provided which achieve cost reduction by integrally molding an instrument panel and an inner case as well as ensure the rigidity of the instrument panel without degrading the aesthetically pleasing of the instrument panel. An airbag cover according to one form of the present invention is an airbag cover that is formed by integrally molding a plate-like portion constituting a vehicle interior surface and an inner case that is disposed on the back face of the plate-like portion and constitutes an airbag inflation and deployment path, wherein the plate-like portion constitutes part of the instrument panel disposed in front of an occupant, and the inner case is formed in a position in front of an occupant in a passenger seat, and the side close to a driver's seat of the plate-like portion is formed so as to be disposed in the back of a convex portion formed in the middle of the instrument panel, into which onboard equipment is set.01-07-2010
20100213690Airbag Covering - In the case of an airbag covering which comprises an opening flap (08-26-2010
20120139213TEAR SEAMS FOR AIRBAG COVERS - A covering for use with and instrument panel includes a non-visible tear seam for forming an airbag deployment opening. The tear seam may be formed by cold-knife scoring a stress-riser into the inner surface of the covering at an angle of 85 degrees or less with respect to the inner surface. The angled tear seam may reduce read-through on the show surface of the instrument panel by providing supporting material directly beneath the stress-riser after the scoring.06-07-2012
20100219618DASHBOARD SUPPORT PART HAVING FLAP CONFIGURATION - A dashboard support part is provided for fastening on a dashboard of a motor vehicle, having an airbag exit opening for unfolding a passenger airbag, and a flap configuration, which is hinged on the dashboard support part and closes the airbag exit opening. The dashboard support part has a depression, in which the flap configuration is received. The flap configuration comprises a separate flap, which closes the entire airbag exit opening, is only connected to the dashboard support part along a hinge line, and rests in the depression along its remaining circumference.09-02-2010
20130127139ARRANGEMENT OF AN INFLATABLE AIRBAG IN AN INSTRUMENT PANEL COMPRISING A FLAP CONNECTED TO THE INSTRUMENT PANEL BY A LINEAR TETHER - The invention relates to an inflatable airbag arrangement (05-23-2013
20090152842AIRBAG LATERAL FLAP - The airbag assembly features an airbag cushion, a deployment flap, an extension flap attached to the deployment flap, and a lateral flap. 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. The lateral flap is configured to allow for proper airbag deployment.06-18-2009
20090146400Knee Airbag Apparatus for a Motorized Vehicle - A supplemental inflatable restraint system (SIR) is provided for use with a vehicle having a passenger compartment with an instrument panel at a forward end therein. The SIR includes a cavity having an opening formed in a lower portion of the instrument panel. An inflatable 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 substantially outside the cavity. A fluid dispensing apparatus is operable to regulate transition of the cushion from the non-expanded state to the expanded state. A hush panel is attached to the lower portion of the instrument panel such that the panel is not visible to a vehicle occupant seated upright and adjacent thereto. The hush panel is configured to cover the opening, and is characterized by the absence of an outer surface with an appearance finish.06-11-2009
20110233904PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG DOOR FOR INSTRUMENT PANEL AND ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD - The present invention relates to an airbag door for instrument panel and its manufacturing method. A passenger side airbag (PAB) door for instrument panel includes a substrate with airbag opening, skin layer and foam layer, a PAB door reinforcement board which covers the airbag opening is connected to the instrument panel substrate. This PAB door reinforcement board is a cellulosic composite material board which is soaked by thermoplastic plastic or thermoplastic elastomer, formed through thermoforming. In present invention, the turnover and movable portion of the airbag door is lighten greatly. The airbag door with the light composite material can prevent the windshields from being broken effectively when the airbag deploys sufficiently and impacts against the windshields.09-29-2011
20110101652AIRBAG AND AIRBAG APPARATUS - An airbag that can inflate without using a high-power inflator, and an airbag apparatus provided with such an airbag are disclosed. In one form, the airbag, when inflating, has a normally open vent hole disposed in a rear panel in a region extending toward the center of a steering wheel from the rim of the steering wheel and an openable vent hole disposed in a region extending toward the outside of the steering wheel from the rim. The openable vent hole is covered by a cover. The cover and a strap inside the airbag are connected to each other with a tether. From the commencement of inflation of the airbag, the cover is placed over the openable vent hole to close the openable vent hole.05-05-2011
20100295275Airbag Door Connecting Structure of Passenger Seat in Vehicle - An airbag door connecting structure of a passenger seat of a vehicle may include a crash pad formed with interior finishing material of a dash board extending over a front surface of a passenger seat; a housing disposed to a lower portion of the crash pad, wherein a space is defined between the housing and the crash pad in which a passenger airbag (PAB) is installed; a chute coupled to the crash pad by vibration welding outside the housing and couples the housing to the crash pad; and an airbag door disposed in the chute and covering the space of the housing, the airbag door having a hinge portion which is bent inwards so as to elastically rotate about a coupling portion of the hinge portion outwards by the passenger airbag in a crash accident of the vehicle, wherein the coupling portion is coupled to the housing and to the chute.11-25-2010
20100301589PROTECTIVE LAYER FOR AN AIRBAG ASSEMBLY - An instrument panel assembly for a passenger vehicle is provided with a protective film. The protective film has only one unfolded layer. The film layer is sized to cover an opening in an instrument panel. The opening is sized for an airbag to deploy through. The film layer is provided with a slit for separating into portions. The portions extend through the instrument panel as the airbag deploys. The protective film prevents the airbag from being damaged. The film layer also prevents the airbag from damaging the instrument panel. The instrument panel may be provided with a door for selectively covering the opening. The instrument panel assembly may include a hinge for pivotally connecting the door to the instrument panel.12-02-2010
20100301590FITTING MEMBER FOR THE INSIDE OF AN AUTOMOBILE - The covering element has a visible face and an invisible face opposite the visible face. It includes a weakening line which is formed on the invisible face and defines a gate zone which is to open under the pressure of the deployment of the airbag when the motor vehicle is subjected to an impact. The weakening line includes a groove which has a given total length and is delimited by a bottom and at least one transverse rib which projects relative to the bottom and closes the groove at least partially. The covering element has a thickness of material between the visible face and the bottom which is between predetermined minimum and maximum limits over most of the total length of the groove. The groove includes at least one zone of lesser strength in which the thickness of material between the visible face and the bottom is less than the minimum limit.12-02-2010
20100308565AIRBAG COVER WITH A FRAME WITH A METALLIC APPEARANCE - An airbag cover (12-09-2010
20110121547INTERIOR PANEL COMPONENT WITH INTEGRATED AIRBAG COVER - The object of the present invention is an internal panel component for motor vehicles comprising an integrated air bag cover (05-26-2011
20090066062INTERIOR COMPONENT FOR A VEHICLE AND METHOD OF MOUNTING THE SAME - An interior component for a vehicle formed by superimposing a bottom edge portion of a second interior component on a top edge portion of a first interior component or by placing these portions so as to face against each other, and by joining these interior components together by a joining component, wherein the joining component includes: a top supporting portion joined to a back surface of the second interior component, which supports a top edge side of the second interior component; and a bottom engaging portion provided underneath of and separated from the top supporting portion, which engages the bottom edge of the second interior component with the first interior component.03-12-2009
20120242065AIRBAG COVER - An airbag cover including a front door located in a front area of the airbag cover so as to be openable forward and an ornament located on a top face of the front door. The front door includes a mounting section for mounting the ornament thereon, and the mounting section partially protrudes rearward from the rear edge of the front door. The front door further includes an auxiliary breakable portion that is located at the front edge of the mounting section so as to be breakable when an obstacle contacts with the ornament, and a pair of second hinges located at left and right ends of the auxiliary breakable portion. The mounting section bends about the second hinges relative to the front door in an opposite direction to an opening direction of the front door at breakage of the auxiliary breakable portion.09-27-2012
20100156070HOOD AIRBAG DEVICE FOR USE IN A VEHICLE - A vehicle hood airbag device in which a door (06-24-2010
20090085332AIRBAG COVER BODY AND AIRBAG APPARATUS - An airbag is expanded upward on the side of a passenger from a door part. A cover body which covers the airbag is formed by overlaying an outer part made of a hard resin to an inner part made of a soft resin. A supporting piece part is protruded from the cabin external side of the inner part. A to-be-ripped part is formed on the supporting piece part. On expansion of the airbag, the to-be-ripped part is ripped, thereby allowing the door part to move rotationally on the cabin internal side. Therefore, the airbag equipped at the door part can be smoothly expanded along the side face part of the cabin. Thus, an airbag apparatus is improved in appearance.04-02-2009
20110074136Airbag apparatus - An airbag apparatus is mounted on a vehicle as housed in a housing and includes an airbag inflatable with inflation gas for catching an object of protection. The airbag includes a sheet-shaped circumferential wall made from synthetic resin. The circumferential wall is plastically deformable in such a manner as to be elongated due to increase of internal pressure caused by being pressed by the object of protection when arresting the object of protection at full inflation.03-31-2011
20090218793Airbag cover - A cover for an inflatable airbag that is configured to restrain a vehicle occupant in a motor vehicle. The airbag cover is arranged to cover the airbag on a side facing a vehicle interior. The airbag has an opening region configured to form an orifice during deployment of the airbag so that the airbag is deployed through the orifice of the airbag cover and into the vehicle interior. The airbag cover includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion includes a more dimensionally stable material than the second portion. The second portion includes the opening region, which is configured to tear open and form the orifice for the airbag during deployment. The first portion includes the orifice, which is delimited by a sidewall and is covered by the opening region of the second portion. The sidewall is configured to guide the deploying airbag to the opening region.09-03-2009
20090218792AIRBAG GUIDE WITH A COVERING - The present invention provides an airbag guide with a covering which comprises a lid (09-03-2009
20110084469FIXTURE HAVING AIRBAG OUTLET FLAP - A fixture for a motor vehicle includes an airbag outlet flap in an airbag outlet region. In the region of the airbag outlet flap, at least one breaking point region is provided, along with at least one joint region. An airbag module is included that itself includes an airbag. A guide element is included such that, when the airbag is deployed, force is applied by the airbag on the guide element, force is applied to the airbag outlet flap.04-14-2011
20110241316Airbag cover and method of producing same - The invention relates to an airbag cover having a carrier and a visible-side surface made of leather or an imitation leather arranged on the carrier, wherein the surface has a uniform thickness and the carrier has a carrier thinning introduced along a tear line, and a reinforcing layer having a local weakening is arranged between the carrier and the surface, wherein the surface is attached directly to the reinforcing layer. The local weakening is formed by a minimal thickness of the reinforcing layer in the area of the tear line. The uniform thickness of the surface is less than or equal to 1 mm.10-06-2011
20090039623Side airbag device - A device includes an airbag and an outer cover. The airbag is accommodated between a body and a rear seat of a vehicle. The outer cover covers a space defined between the body and the rear seat from the passenger compartment and is exposed to the passenger compartment. When an impact greater than a predetermined level is applied to the vehicle body, a thin portion of the outer cover is ruptured by the pressure from inflation of the airbag. This forms an opening in the outer cover. The airbag is then inflated into the passenger compartment from the opening of the outer cover. The end at the part of the outer cover corresponding to the opening and facing toward the rear seat is entirely formed by the end of the outer cover.02-12-2009
20100066064Airbag module - An airbag module for a vehicle includes a first storage compartment for use by an occupant of the vehicle and a second storage compartment for storing a first folded airbag prior to deployment. A single integrated cover overlies the storage compartments. The cover is configured to be integrated and installed into an instrument panel of the vehicle when the airbag module is installed in the vehicle. The cover includes a manually operable first door covering a first opening to the first storage compartment, and wherein, in an open position, the first door permits access to the first storage compartment. The cover includes a second door configured to open when the first airbag thereby creating a second opening in the cover to permit the first airbag to deploy into the vehicle.03-18-2010
20100066065ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE OF CURTAIN-SHAPED COVER MEMBER OF VEHICLE - An attachment structure comprises a top ceiling, a cover member to cover a window glass from the inside of a vehicle compartment, an airbag which is stored along an upper edge portion of the window glass in its non-operation state and inflates downward through a gap which is formed between the window glass and the side end portion of the top ceiling which is pressed down by the airbag receiving a gas pressure from an inflator; and support members to support the cover member longitudinally at a position which is on an outside of the inflating airbag. Accordingly, the proper inflation of the airbag can be provided despite of the cover member at the window.03-18-2010
20110101654STEERING WHEEL SYSTEM WITH AUDIO INPUT - A steering wheel system for a vehicle. The steering wheel system includes a steering wheel and an airbag module located within the hub portion of the steering wheel. The airbag module includes an airbag and a cover for the airbag. The steering wheel system also includes a microphone configured to receive audio input from a vehicle driver, the at least one microphone being located on the cover of the airbag module.05-05-2011
20090026740KNITTED FABRIC COMPRISING INLAID YARNS FOR AIRBAG FLAP - A hinge for an airbag flap in a motor vehicle. The hinge is formed of a knitted fabric which is connected in a form-fitting manner both to the airbag flap and to regions surrounding the airbag flap. The knitted fabric has a plurality of inlaid or standing yarns arranged at an angle of at least 15° in relation to the longitudinal extension of the hinge-side edge of the airbag flap. Furthermore, a method for manufacturing the hinge is provided where the knitted fabric is arranged in relation to the airbag flap and also the regions surrounding the airbag flap in such a manner that the inlaid or standing yarns are arranged at an angle of at least 15° in relation to the longitudinal extension of the hinge-side edge of the airbag flap. The knitted fabric and at least parts of both the airbag flap and the regions surrounding the airbag flap are sheathed with plastic material so as to form a form-fitting connection.01-29-2009
20110248482PASSENGER AIR BAG APPARATUS FOR AUTOMOBILE - A passenger air bag apparatus may include an air bag door, a chute positioned on both ends of the air bag door, wherein the chute has a first fitting hole in one end thereof and a second fitting hole in the other end thereof, and an air bag housing having a first hook received in the first fitting hole and a second hook received in the second fitting hole, wherein an air bag may be contained in the air bag housing, and wherein the first hook may be in contact with an edge of the first fitting hole, and the second hook may be not in contact with an edge of the second fitting hole.10-13-2011
20090014987Airbag module - An airbag module including a gas generator with at least one laterally projecting fastening portion; a generator support; an airbag with an inflation opening; a cover cap; and latching elements for connecting the generator support to the cover cap. The airbag has a plate proximate to the inflation opening, the plate including an opening for the gas generator. Latching elements are provided to hold the plate and the airbag connected thereto, and to hold the fastening portion of the gas generator situated between the generator support and the plate. The plate, at least in the region of these latching elements, is larger than the external dimensioning of the folded airbag in the region of the inflation opening.01-15-2009
20100244413Air bag system - An air bag system M includes an air bag 09-30-2010
20100244412Side airbag apparatus - A side airbag apparatus is provided in a side portion of a vehicle seat back located on the vehicle outer side. The side airbag apparatus includes an airbag unit elongated in the up-down direction and a plate fixed to the airbag unit. The airbag unit has an airbag and an inflator. The plate has a fixing portion and a rear wall portion. The inner side surface of the airbag unit is fixed to the fixing portion. The rear wall portion covers an upper half portion of the airbag unit. The rear wall portion also partly covers the rear surface of the lower half portion of the airbag unit. The plate is made of resin and has flexibility and elasticity.09-30-2010
20090184496AIRBAG COVER, INSTRUMENT PANEL, AIRBAG DEVICE, AND AIRBAG STORAGE - An airbag cover to be mounted to correspond to a passenger seat of a vehicle is disclosed that provides an effective technique to ensure the strength, during opening, of an opened end in the part opening toward an occupant pushed by an inflating and developing airbag. In an airbag cover according to one form of the present invention, a part opening toward an occupant pushed by an inflating and developing airbag is configured such that in regard to a spaced distance between an opened end of a flap part and a plurality of bonding ribs, each of the spaced distances in the regions of corners of the opened end is smaller than the spaced distance in the region of the hinge part.07-23-2009
20080252050Airbag cover with an emblem - The present invention relates to an airbag cover (10-16-2008
20080203709Directional device for deployment of an airbag - A directional device for the deployment of an airbag comprises a deflection element that directs airbag deployment, said element on actuation of the airbag exerting a pressure on said airbag which is directed away from the windscreen during the entire airbag deployment phase such that the airbag is directed away from the windscreen on its deployment. The directional device prevents damage/destruction of the windscreen on actuation of the airbag and thus improves protection of the vehicle occupants. The directional device is also capable of being variably fixed and replaceable in an airbag configuration/covering and may also optionally be integrated therein such that simplification of the development or series production of the airbag configuration is achieved.08-28-2008
20110018240AIRBAG ASSEMBLY - An airbag assembly for a motor vehicle is disclosed having an airbag 01-27-2011
20110018241CLADDING SECTION WITH AIRBAG FLAP ARRANGEMENT IN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - A cladding section is provided for a passenger compartment of a motor vehicle. An airbag flap arrangement is located in the cladding section, and pivots along at least one hinge line during the actuation of an airbag. This type of cladding section provides that it have one stepped height difference on the surface relative to the passenger compartment, and that the airbag flap arrangement is located in the area of the height difference.01-27-2011
20110074135AIRBAG IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM - A vehicle includes at least one power source and at least fuel source connected to the at least one power source for powering the vehicle. A safety system for the vehicle includes an airbag having an outer material visible when the airbag is in a deployed position. The outer material for the airbag is marked to correspond to the at least one fuel source.03-31-2011
20100230937Extendable Stabilizer for Airbag - Apparatus for stabilizing the deployment of an airbag includes an airbag housing in which a folded up airbag is housed. The housing has an open side through which the airbag is deployed and a door is pivoted to the housing and is pivoted open by the deploying airbag. An extension panel is mounted on the door by a track mechanism so that the extension panel is movable between a normal retracted position along side the door and an extended position in which the extension panel extends beyond the door. An extension mechanism for causes the extension panel to be moved to the extended position when the airbag is deploying so that the door and the extension panel direct and stabilize the deploying airbag.09-16-2010
20120280476AIRBAG FLAP ARRANGEMENT HINGED ON A DASHBOARD - The invention relates to an airbag flap arrangement hinged to a dashboard provided with an opening closed by a flap (11-08-2012
20100213691DASHBOARD - Dashboard (08-26-2010
20110148079AUTOMOTIVE PSIR WITH UNSCORED COVER - A multi-door automotive Passenger Side Inflatable Restraint system includes an instrument panel including a substrate, a plurality of doors, and a cover attached to the instrument panel. The plurality of doors includes a forward door that is substantially trapezoidal in shape, a rearward door that is substantially trapezoidal in shape, a left lateral door that is substantially triangular in shape, and a right lateral door that is substantially triangular in shape. The cover has no stress risers, such as scoring, reduced material thickness, or other types of stress risers know to reduce tensile strength in a localized area06-23-2011
20110148078AIRBAG AND AIRBAG DEVICE - An airbag and an airbag device can support itself without using the reaction force from a front glass and cost reduction and commonality of components are achieved. An airbag of the present invention is normally accommodated in an instrument panel in a folded state and is inflated and deployed between a front glass and an occupant by gas being supplied thereto in an emergency. The airbag has rectification means disposed therein that controls the flow of the gas. The rectification means has a first opening through which gas is supplied such that part of the airbag on the occupant side is pressed against the instrument panel, a second opening through which gas is supplied such that the airbag is lifted upward, and a third opening through which the gas is supplied to a base end portion of the airbag on the front glass side.06-23-2011
20100025970AUTOMOTIVE SEAT TRIM COVER - A trim cover for an automotive seat including an air bag includes a bolster and a side facing attached with the bolster to form a seam. At least a portion of the side facing includes a panel folded onto itself and joined along at least one edge, and is configured to direct the air bag, upon deployment, through the seam.02-04-2010
20120038133Invisible Tear Seam for an Air Bag Deployment Door - A cover panel for the air bag in an automotive vehicle with an invisible deployment door section defined by pre-weakened tear seam formed on the underside of the instrument panel base substrate during the base substrate molding process. Tear seams are formed into the underside of the base substrate by a continuous partial protrusion element and elongated and spaced apart full protrusion elements extending from a lower surface mold preform to define a continuous void path that extends into a portion of the substrate and a series of spaced apart and elongated voids that extend fully through only the base substrate of the laminated cover panel structure to form pre-weakened bridges of substrate material that is pre-weakened in both thickness and length dimensions along the defined tear path.02-16-2012
20110316262Air Bag Deployment Door with Force Transmitting Hinge - An air bag deployment apparatus is provided for use in an air bag deployment system of an automotive vehicle. The apparatus has a support base for attachment to a rear surface of an occupant facing substrate. A door support panel has upper and lower surfaces and four side edges for attachment to the rear surface of the substrate within the area of an air bag deployment door. An air bag chute extends downward from the support base and contains a plurality of skirt walls for defining a path for deployment of an air bag from beneath the substrate. A hinge element extends from one of the skirt walls to one edge of the door support panel wherein the hinge element has upper and lower surfaces joined by a left side surface and a right side surface. At least one of the side surfaces protruding from the skirt wall includes an undercut so that a lower corner of the hinge element forms an obtuse angle, resulting in better transfer of deployment forces through the hinge element.12-29-2011
20110316261Airbag cover for an airbag in a motor vehicle - Disclosed is an airbag cover (12-29-2011
20110101653PASSENGER PROTECTION DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE - A passenger protection device is provided for a vehicle, with an airbag module. The airbag module encompasses an airbag module cover, which has a weakened area. The weakened area is suitable and/or designed for providing an opening function of the airbag module given an activation of the airbag module. The airbag module has a covering, with one edge area of the covering being aligned to following the progression of the weakened area.05-05-2011
20120001406NON-ELECTRICAL METHODS FOR ILLUMINATION OF AIRBAG EMBLEMS - Methods for illuminating (backlighting) an emblem on a steering wheel cover or other indicia within a vehicle include the use of a material that is self-illuminated without electricity. This can involve using self-luminous microspheres or phosphorescent additive materials. Such materials will not be illuminated during the daylight, but when night falls (or other periods of relative darkness), they will illuminate the emblem or other indicia. These materials may be added directly to the plastic that is used to make the emblem.01-05-2012
20120104732DOOR HINGE STRUCTURE FOR PASSENGER AIRBAGS - A door hinge structure for passenger airbags, may include an airbag module installed inside a crash pad at a location spaced apart from the crash pad, and an airbag door having a hinge unit provided on an inner surface of the crash pad at a location facing the airbag module, wherein the airbag door may be provided with a reinforcing bracket, the reinforcing bracket being embedded in the airbag door at an area around the hinge unit, on which a stress may be concentrated when an airbag cushion deploys from the airbag module, thus increasing a strength of the airbag door.05-03-2012
20100123299FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG DEVICE - A front passenger airbag device includes an airbag that deploys toward a front seat passenger, and an airbag door provided in a dashboard. The airbag door includes a central door that opens in a vehicle longitudinal direction, and lateral end doors that are provided on the lateral sides of the central door to open in the vehicle width direction due to the inflation pressure of the airbag. The inflation pressure of the airbag acts on the respective lateral end doors almost exclusively during the initial stage of the airbag deployment.05-20-2010
20110006506MOUNTING STRUCTURE OF KNEE AIRBAG DEVICE AND ELECTRIC POWER STEERING DRIVE MOTOR - A knee airbag device and a drive motor for an electric power steering device are mounted to a steering column so as to achieve improved mass balance about an instrument panel reinforcement member. A drive motor for an electric power steering device is mounted at a position at the vehicle front direction side with respect to an instrument panel reinforcement member, the opposite side to the side of a knee airbag device. Namely, the knee airbag device is mounted at the vehicle rear direction side with respect to the instrument panel reinforcement member, and the electric power steering device is mounted at the vehicle front direction side of the instrument panel reinforcement member.01-13-2011
20090134610VEHICLE AIRBAG DEVICE - An airbag device provided in a side of a vehicle seat, which device comprises a case for accommodating a folded airbag. The case has a lid and a wall. The lid has tear lines formed so as to rupture when the airbag deploys and separate the lid into a plurality of parts. A hinge is formed on a boundary between the lid and the wall.05-28-2009
20090134609Airbag cover and airbag apparatus - An airbag cover for maintaining a folded shape of an airbag when the airbag is folded and accommodated within a casing, is designed to bulge from an opening formed on a panel constituting a vehicle inner wall for deploying between the panel and an occupant. The airbag cover includes a flat structure for covering at least a side of the airbag facing the opening before a deployment, and a tear line located on the flat structure and facing the opening so as to allow the airbag to bulge from the opening when deployed by cleaving the flat structure. The tear line is located on a side closer to the occupant relative to a center of the airbag cover in a direction of a vehicle length.05-28-2009
20090134608VEHICULAR AIR BAG DOOR - A vehicular air bag door is disclosed. More particularly, a vehicular air bag door for achieving a reduction in the number of constituent elements and a simplified manufacturing process thereof is disclosed. The vehicular air bag door includes a chute provided at an instrument panel to mount an air bag module thereon, a door plate provided in an opening of the chute and connected with a door section defined in the instrument panel, and a hinge provided between the chute and the door plate. The chute, the door plate, and the hinge are integrally formed with one another.05-28-2009
20120119474Headliner Mounted Tunable Directional Guide for Curtain Airbag Deployment - An airbag assembly in a vehicle including at least one structural support is provided that includes an airbag configured to inflate and an airbag deployment guide. The airbag deployment guide includes a deformable headliner operably associated with the airbag, wherein the deformable headliner is configured to deform based upon an applied force from the inflating airbag and at least one tunable connector operably connecting the deformable headliner to the at least one structural support of the vehicle, wherein the at least one tunable connector is configured to reduce a deformation of the deformable headliner when the inflating airbag contacts the deformable headliner until a threshold force applied to the deformable headliner and the tunable connector by the at least one inflating airbag is exceeded.05-17-2012
20100289253VEHICLE AIRBAG DEVICE - A vehicle airbag device has: a pad cover provided at the center of a steering wheel constituted of a spoke, a rim, and a hub and secured to the hub or to the spoke; an airbag that is provided, in a folded state, at the pad cover and deploys upon collision of the vehicle by tearing the pad cover to restrain a vehicle occupant; and an inflator secured to the hub or to the spoke to supply inflation gas into the airbag upon collision of the vehicle. The pad cover has an extension portion extending from the center of the steering wheel to the rim such that the extension portion overlaps the spoke. The extension portion has a tear portion that tears upon collision of the vehicle. A portion of the airbag is disposed, in a folded state, at the extension portion.11-18-2010
20100289252Airbag and Airbag Device - Provided are an airbag and an airbag device whose size of a package when the airbag is folded can be reduced while demonstrating effects of an inner chamber. An airbag device in the present invention includes a gas generator configured to generate gas under predetermined conditions, an airbag connected to the gas generator to be inflated and deployed, and a retainer configured to accommodate the airbag. The airbag includes an inner panel arranged in the interior thereof and a connection panel having a surface area smaller than the inner panel, and the inner panel includes a center seamed portion connected to an inner surface of the airbag with respect to the direction of thickness and a plurality of outer peripheral seamed portions connected to the connection panel which is arranged on the inner surface of the airbag apart from the portion where the center seamed portion is connected. The outline of the inner panel 11-18-2010
20120126514PASSENGER AIR-BAG DOOR - The present disclosure provides a passenger air-bag door. The passenger air-bag door includes a chute frame located in an instrument panel, a door plate located in an opening of the chute frame, and a hinge part rotatably connecting the door plate to the chute frame and comprising a scrim.05-24-2012
20100207366TWO SHOT AUTOMOTIVE PSIR CHUTE - An automotive PSIR hidden chute assembly contained behind an automotive instrument panel. The PSIR may include chute forward and rearward doors, first and second chute flanges, and an instrument panel, each constructed of a first hard material, and first and second chute hinges, first and second chute sidewalls and a chute end wall, each constructed of a second tough ductile material, such that the first material and the second material have different thermal expansion properties and different elastic modulus properties.08-19-2010
20110181028INTERIOR TRIM ASSEMBLY FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE AND MOTOR VEHICLE - The interior trim assembly for a motor vehicle is of the type comprising a framework and a panel for concealing an airbag comprising a flap a peripheral region surrounding the flap and attached to the framework, a hinge-forming strip having a flap portion attached to the flap, a framework portion attached to the framework, and a hinge portion extending between the flap portion and the framework portion. The region of the hinge portion adjacent to the framework portion may be covered by a protecting element and the region of the hinge portion adjacent to the flap region is exposed.07-28-2011
20120161424AIRBAG DEVICE - An airbag device installed into an instrument panel including a lid portion configured to be torn and a lid-side peripheral wall portion provided to stand on an outer periphery of the lid portion. The airbag device includes: an inflator; an airbag so as to be inflated and deployed in a bag shape by the gas introduced from the inflator; and an outer bag formed of a sheet-like member to be sewn into a three-dimensional shape having an outer-bag-side bottom and an outer-bag-side peripheral wall portion provided on an outer periphery of the outer-bag-side bottom, the outer-bag-side bottom being secured to the inflator, the outer-bag-side peripheral wall portion surrounding the folded airbag and being disposed so as to be sandwiched between the airbag being inflated and deployed and the lid-side peripheral wall portion.06-28-2012
20090058050Airbag for a front passenger's seat - An airbag for a front passenger's seat includes a left outer panel, right outer panel, left inner panel and right inner panel. The left and right outer panels are prepared as laterally symmetrical separate entities. Each of the left and right inner panels includes at the upper front end at full inflation a crossing edge that extends in a transverse direction on the airbag at full inflation. Each of the left and right outer panels includes at the upper periphery a central extended region that includes a joint edge for joint with the crossing edge of each of the inner panels. The central extended regions of the left and right outer panels are coupled together at their circumferences except the joint edges.03-05-2009
20080203708Interior Material and Laser Beam Processing Method for the Same - A front face distance is obtained by measuring the position of a front face of an instrument panel held by an end effecter of a robot. An error on an optical axis, at the position of the front face is obtained based on the front face distance. Based on the error, the position of the instrument panel is adjusted so that a focal point of a laser meets the position at a predetermined depth defined with the front face as the standard. A back face of the instrument panel is irradiated with a laser to form a fine hole of a fragile section.08-28-2008
20120074675COVER FOR AIRBAG APPARATUS - A cover for an airbag apparatus with a lateral line portion of a tear line partitioning regions on a cover main body located near a decorative part. The cover main body part having the tear line is resin-molded using a soft film having a shape corresponding to the decorative part as an insert. The cover main body part is fractured along the tear line when inflation pressure of the airbag is applied thereto, so that a plurality of lid parts corresponding to the regions is formed. Each lid part opens about a connection portion to a remaining part of the cover main body part, which portion serves as a hinge portion. On a backside of the cover main body part, at least a portion of the part corresponding to the decorative part is provided with a bore portion.03-29-2012
20120074674DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE - A display apparatus for a vehicle provided in an interior member of the vehicle that covers an airbag device and has specified movable areas that, when a bag portion is expanded and inflated, swing and open so as to form an area through which the bag portion passes. The display apparatus for a vehicle includes displays that have a flexible sheet-like shape and that are mounted on surfaces of the respective movable areas, display control devices that are disposed at positions away from the movable areas and drive the displays in order to cause the displays to display images, and flexible wiring portions that connect the displays to the display control devices and that has flexibility so as to be able to bend when the movable areas swing.03-29-2012
20100237593AUTOMOTIVE MILLED PSIR SCORING WITH INTERLACED INTERFACES - An automotive Passenger Side Inflatable Restraint (PSIR) hidden door system contained in an automotive instrument panel and a method of scoring the PSIR door system. The system includes forward and rearward doors hingedly connected at first and second hinges, respectively, to a PSIR airbag chute. The system further includes a common tear line of reduced material thickness integrally joining the forward and rearward doors. The common tear line has a substantially non-linear shape with first and second linear ends.09-23-2010
20100320733TRIM PANEL BREAKAWAY FEATURE - A trim panel overlaying a pillar includes a first trim portion and a second trim portion separable from one another. A handle attaches to the pillar at first and second points by fasteners extending through the second trim portion, the first and second points being vertically spaced apart from one another. An airbag disposed between the trim panel and the pillar deploys such that the first trim portion completely separates from the pillar and the second trim portion along a predetermined separation line. The airbag extends along the pillar alongside at least one of the first and second points and alongside an area between the first point and the second point. The first trim portion and the handle are configured such that the first trim portion is restrained to a limited distance of movement away from the pillar by the handle in response to deployment of the airbag.12-23-2010
20080296874Interior Panel Assembly and Airbag Device - An interior panel assembly and an airbag device are provided that are equipped with structure for preventing an interior panel and a backing plate from becoming detached from each other. In one form, when an inflator discharges gas, movable door-frame members are moved (lifted) upward by being pushed upward by an inflating airbag. An instrument panel ruptures along a peripheral tear line, causing a door portion to be cut and separated from the surrounding instrument panel. Grooves serving as rupturable sections extend along joint sections between backing plates and leg plates of the movable door-frame members. When the backing plates of the movable door-frame members open outward together with the door portion, the grooves rupture to cause the backing plates to become partially separated from the leg plates. At the sections of the backing plates partially separated from the leg plates, the backing plates become substantially flat as a result of the partial separation from the leg plates.12-04-2008
20120299274PASSENGER AIRBAG DEVICE - An airbag cover main body portion is provided including a plate-shaped opening portion, a flat portion provided to at least a region further on an inner peripheral side than the opening portion, and a plurality of welding auxiliary ribs that is provided to protrude from a region further on an outer peripheral side than the opening portion and maintain a flatness of a surface of the opening portion, wherein: a frame-shaped body includes a flap portion that tears and deploys by pressure imparted by an inflation load, ribs to be welded that are provided at least to the flap portion, facing the flat portion, and a plurality of auxiliary ribs to be welded; and the ribs to be welded and the flat portion as well as the auxiliary ribs to be welded and the welding auxiliary ribs are respectively joined by vibration welding while respectively in contact with each other.11-29-2012
20120299273Airbag Cover, In Particular For An Airbag In A Motor Vehicle And A Method For The Manufacture Thereof - An airbag cover with a support component and a top-cover component, wherein the support component and the top-cover component are covered up with a covering material. A predetermined breakage line is formed between the support component and the top-cover component, which defines at least one serration or one undulation at the edge of the top-cover component, and the covering material exhibits a structural weakening, wherein the contour of the structural weakening is congruent with the contour of the breakage line at least in the area of the serration or the undulation. The breakage line between the support component and the top-cover component and the structural weakening of the covering material are formed at least in the area of the serration or the undulation by means of one or a plurality of cuts, which fully penetrate the support component and partially penetrate the covering material.11-29-2012
20120319385CURTAIN AIRBAG DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - A curtain airbag device for a vehicle has a curtain airbag main body 12-20-2012
20100253049VEHICLE INTERIOR CLADDING WITH AIRBAG COVER - A vehicle interior cladding is provided for one or more vehicle components situated in or adjacent to the vehicle passenger compartment, in particular for the dashboard of a vehicle, with an airbag cover, under which an airbag is arranged in an airbag module for a restraint function. The vehicle interior cladding exhibits at least two separate cladding components that are provided for cladding different areas of one or more arranged vehicle components, in particular for a passenger side dashboard. A first cladding component at least partially envelops the airbag cover and a second cladding component forms a visible boundary line with the airbag cover. An airbag through opening is formed in the vehicle interior cladding at least partially in the area of the boundary line during the deployment of the airbag.10-07-2010
20110309602AIRBAG DEVICE FOR STRADDLE TYPE VEHICLES - An airbag device for straddle type vehicles is provided with: an airbag module in which a holding box that stores an airbag functions as a case; and an airbag control unit that controls said airbag module. The airbag module is provided with the holding box that is disposed immediately in front of a rider's seat, a lid that closes the opening of the holding box, and a hinge that functions as a rotary fulcrum for the lid when the airbag inflates, and that is positioned on the rear side, with respect to the vehicle, of the lid. A linking mechanism for restricting the opening angle of the lid is provided between the lid and the holding box.12-22-2011
20120139214METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CRASH PAD FOR VEHICLE AND CRASH PAD MANUFACTURED THEREBY - A method for manufacturing a crash pad for a vehicle, may include (a) preparing a die including an upper die and a lower die for forming a first cavity for a Passenger Air Bag (PAB) door and a second cavity for a crash pad body, between the upper die and the lower die, (b) fixing a skin foam on an upper surface of the lower die, (c) moving the upper die in an upward direction in a predetermined distance and filling the first cavity for the PAB door with a first material and the second cavity for the crash pad body with a second material, (d) moving the upper die in a downward direction to compress the first and second materials against the lower die, while the first and second cavities may be filled with the first material and the second material, and (e) extracting a core of the PAB door and the crash pad body integrally formed with the skin foam from the die.06-07-2012
20080252049Resin Composition for Seamless Air Bag Covers, and Seamless Air Bag Covers or Seamless Instrument Panels with Air Bag Covers, Made by Using the Composition - A resin composition for a seamless air bag cover or a resin composition for a seamless instrument panel having an air bag cover which comprises (A) 50 to 90% by mass of polypropylene, (B) 0 to 20% by mass of a thermoplastic elastomer and (C) 10 to 30% by mass of talc having an average particle diameter of 15 to 25 μm and a distribution of a particle diameter such that the content of particles having a diameter of 5 μm or smaller is 10% by mass or smaller and the content of particles having a diameter exceeding 40 μm is 10% by mass or smaller. The resin composition exhibits sufficient properties when an instrument panel is molded. A seamless instrument panel having an air bag cover can be obtained as an integrally molded product, which can be treated as a single article in recycling.10-16-2008
20080238050Airbag tether cutter and vent closer - Disclosed are embodiments of apparatus, methods, and systems for cutting one or more tethers connected with an airbag cushion and simultaneously, or sequentially, closing one or more vent openings. In one embodiment, an airbag module is provided that includes a tether opening and at least one vent opening. The tether may extend through the tether opening adjacent to a cutter. The cutter may be configured to cut the tether upon deployment of an actuator. A vent door configured to block the vent opening(s) upon deployment of the actuator may also be provided. This embodiment may therefore provided for simultaneous, or sequential, cutting of the tether and closing of the vent opening(s) with a single actuator.10-02-2008
20080224455Method of Manufacturing of an at Least Two-Part Interior Lining Component of an Automotive Vehicle, with Integrated Airbag Cover, and Interior Lining Component of an Automotive Vehicle - An interior lining component of an automotive vehicle and method of making same having a support layer and a decorative layer. The decorative layer is joined, either indirectly via an intermediate layer or directly, to the support layer. A series of alternating slits and bridging elements are formed in the support layer along a desired predefined tear seam line. Blind holes of a predefined residual wall thickness and/or microperforation holes extend into the decorative layer along the predefined tear seam line in the region of the bridging elements and in the region of the slits so that the spacing between the holes in the slit regions is narrower than the spacing in the bridging element regions.09-18-2008
20080224454VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY WITH AIR BAG SEAM RUPTURING FORCE CONCENTRATOR - A vehicle seat assembly 09-18-2008
20080224453Front Pillar Trim Panel with Tether - A vehicular interior trim piece with a tether for use with a side curtain airbag. The tether is attached to an integral first panel portion and a second panel portion which rotates about a hinge out of the path of the airbag. The tether prevents complete detachment of the second panel from the first panel.09-18-2008
20130134693INTERIOR PANEL PART WITH AIRBAG COVER - An interior panel for the interior of a vehicle and a method for the production thereof. The interior panel has first and second layers and with the first layer having an air bag cover region extending over an air bag opening in the second layer. The interior panel has a connecting part which is formed from: a first fastening section which is fastened to the airbag cover region of the first layer, a second fastening section which is fastened to the lower side of the second layer, and a coupling section situated between the first fastening section and the second fastening section. The coupling section is made of flexible material such that the airbag cover region may be partially separated from the first layer during airbag deployment while being held by the coupling section.05-30-2013
20130113191AIRBAG COVERS, AIRBAG MODULES INCLUDING SUCH COVERS, AND METHODS OF MAKING AIRBAG COVERS FOR USE WITH AIRBAG MODULES - Airbag covers include a covering portion adapted to at least substantially cover a portion of an airbag housing, and a plurality of tabs positioned to extend at least substantially transverse from the covering portion. The plurality of tabs are adapted to be coupled with a portion of an airbag housing. Each tab comprises an opening therein, and at least one tab of the plurality of tabs comprises at least one tear seam. Airbag modules including such covers further comprise a housing including an inflatable cushion and an inflator disposed at least partially therein. The housing comprises a plurality of cover retention components, each including a portion thereof disposed within an opening of a respective tab of the airbag cover. In forming an airbag cover, a covering portion with a plurality of tabs transversely extending therefrom are formed, and at least one tear seam is formed in at least one tab.05-09-2013
20100276914GLOVE DOOR-INSTALLED KNEE AIR BAG APPARATUS - In a glove door-installed knee air bag apparatus, a stud bolt of an inflator is fixed to an inflator supporting member in a state that the stud bolt is inclined in a vertical direction relative to a general plane of a glove door inner member. Due to the structure, a thickness W11-04-2010
20130147166Vehicle Interior Assembly - A vehicle interior assembly that includes airbags and a method of forming thereof.06-13-2013
20100295276Airbag cover for receiving an airbag package for an airbag module of a motor vehicle and process for its production - An airbag cover for receiving an airbag compressed into an airbag package for an airbag module of a motor vehicle is provided. The airbag cover comprising one or more precut sections of a flexible material connecting sites, by way of which regions of the at least one precut material section are connected to each other such that the at least one precut section forms a flexible cover that at least partially receives the airbag package. The airbag cover forms an outer cover of the airbag module which is at least in sections visible for a vehicle occupant when installed into a vehicle as intended, wherein the flexible airbag cover forms a most outer casing of the airbag package. At least some of the connecting sites are configured in a disconnectable such that the corresponding connecting sites are disconnected upon the inflation and deployment of the airbag as intended in the event of a crash.11-25-2010
20100308566HINGE FOR AN AIR-BAG COVER - The invention relates to an airbag cover hinge having a textile hinge that can be connected both to the airbag cover and to a carrier part surrounding the airbag cover, wherein the hinge comprises two different systems absorbing forces, which is to say one textile surface structure as a system that is combined to a second system with further warp threads, wherein the warp threads tear under a tensile load on the airbag cover hinge as a first force absorbing system.12-09-2010
20130154243SIDE PANELING SYSTEM - A side paneling system for a pillar of a motor vehicle is provided. The system includes a side paneling part for covering the pillar and an airbag arranged between the side paneling part and the pillar, at least one connecting element for releasably connecting the side paneling part to the pillar so that with an airbag (06-20-2013
20130187365AIRBAG DEVICE FOR PASSENGER'S SEAT - The decorative panel provided at the instrument panel includes the protruding portion that is engaged with the engagement hole of the airbag door, in a state in which the distal end portion protrudes from the rear surface of the airbag door, and the door decorative portion that is formed integrally with the protruding portion and attached to the front surface of the airbag door by engaging the protruding portion with the engagement hole. The protective plate that includes the protective portion covering the distal end portion of the protruding portion from the airbag side is provided at the rear surface of the airbag door. When the airbag is inflated and deployed, the airbag is prevented from interfering with the distal end portion of the protruding portion.07-25-2013
20100084840AIRBAG CONFIGURATION FOR A VEHICLE SEAT AND VEHICLE SEAT HAVING THE AIRBAG CONFIGURATION - An airbag configuration is provided for a vehicle seat having an airbag that can be expanded by a gas upon the activation. The airbag configuration is covered by a cover that covers the airbag relative to the surroundings in the inactivated state, the cover having a target weakened area that is implemented to open the cover upon the activation and permit the airbag to expand into the surroundings, and having a connector, the connector connected to the cover in the target weakened area, the connector being fastened in a fastening area to the airbag.04-08-2010
20120018986AIRBAG ARRANGEMENT FOR A VEHICLE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF AN AIRBAG MODULE - An airbag arrangement includes an airbag with at least one inflatable chamber and a first opening; and a cover that at least partially covers the first opening of the airbag and that comprises a second opening. The first and second openings are designed such that the chamber of the airbag is accessible through the first and second openings. The first opening is designed in a first layer of an airbag material and the second opening is designed in a second layer of an airbag material. At least one part projects into the airbag through the first and the second opening, whereby the first and the second layer are restrained by the part projecting into the airbag in the area of the openings such that a section of the rim of the first and a section of the rim of the second opening rest closely against the part.01-26-2012
20120018985AIRBAG MODULE - An embodiment of an airbag cover having: a first flap hinged to rotate about a first axis of rotation and located over a first inflation charge of the airbag having a lower inflation capacity than a second inflation charge of the airbag; and a second flap hinged to rotate about a second axis of rotation, and having a central edge located under a central edge of the first flap so that the first flap rests centrally on the second flap.01-26-2012
20130193674INFLATABLE AIRBAG FLAP ARTICULATED TO AN INSTRUMENT PANEL BY A TETHER DESIGNED TO RELEASE AN ADDITIONAL LENGTH OF TETHER WHEN THIS FLAP OPENS - The invention relates to a vehicle instrument panel inflatable airbag arrangement (08-01-2013
20120068441Air Bag Deployment System with Deflector Rib - An improved air bag deployment system that protects welds or other bonds that are made between the underside of an instrument panel substrate and the outer flange of an air bag deployment chute. A deflector element is located in the gap between the chute flange and the substrate to prevent the deploying air bag from expanding into the gap and potentially damaging the bond.03-22-2012
20090045609AUTOMOTIVE INTERIOR TRIM - An automotive interior trim for improving deployment safety of seamless passenger airbags for instrument panel is disclosed. The interior trim, mounted on an deployment opening of an airbag module of a framework for a instrument panel, includes a framework with an airbag deployment opening for a instrument panel, an airbag cover covering the airbag deployment opening, a foaming interlayer, a surface layer, and a netlike additional layer which is integrally combined with the foaming interlayer after penetrated by a foam material. When the airbag bursts, the airbag cover is opened outwards and the surface layer of the instrument panel is torn, and the foaming interlayer is torn thereupon too. Under the effect of the netlike additional layer, the foam in the foaming interlayer is fixed by the additional layer, thereby avoiding crumb and hard particle production and improving the deployment safety of the airbag greatly.02-19-2009

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