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Inflation fluid source

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280029000 - WHEELED

280727000 - Attachment

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

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20130026743INFLATOR CONNECTORS FOR INFLATABLE PERSONAL RESTRAINTS AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Inflator connectors for inflatable personal restraints and associated systems and methods are described herein. An inflator connector configured in accordance with an embodiment of the present technology, for example, can include a body having an attachment portion and a sleeve portion and a coupling rotatably received in the sleeve portion. The attachment portion of the body can include a first bore having a first engagement feature positioned toward a first opening for operably engaging at least one of an inflator and a gas tube. The sleeve portion can include a second bore in fluid communication with the first bore. The coupling can include a second engagement feature positioned toward a second opening for operably engaging the other of the inflator and the gas tube.01-31-2013
20100013201Liquid cooled hybrid - An inflator that includes a quantity of gas generant housed within a chamber. A liquid and a piston are also housed within another chamber. This chamber is sealed by a burst disk. The piston includes an opening. During deployment of the inflator, the burst disk is ruptured and the piston moves towards the distal end of the inflator. The movement of the piston hydraulically expels the liquid through the opening in the piston such that the liquid cools and contacts the gas formed by combustion of the gas generant.01-21-2010
20100164210Airbag And Airbag Device07-01-2010
20110193330GAS GENERATOR FOR RESTRAINING DEVICE OF VEHICLE - The present invention provides a gas generator including, 08-11-2011
20100117345INITIATOR HOUSING ASSEMBLY - An initiator housing assembly includes a preformed initiator receiving portion defining a first cavity and a body portion affixed to the receiving portion and defining a second cavity. An opening leading into the first cavity is positioned within the second cavity. An initiator assembly, as gas generating system, and a vehicle occupant protection system incorporating the initiator housing assembly are also provided.05-13-2010
20090121465Gas generator and assembly with a gas generator - A gas generator has an elongated outer housing, the wall of the outer housing surrounding at least one gas carrying inner chamber. An axially extending end section of the wall of the outer housing, which is separated from the inner chamber of the gas generator with regard to flow, is constructed as a fastening section and has at least one fastening structure for connecting the gas generator with a carrier part.05-14-2009
20100045009Gas generating system - A housing unit for a gas generating system is provided. The housing unit includes a housing and a thermal barrier covering a portion of the housing exterior. A gas generating system and a vehicle occupant protection system incorporating the housing unit are also provided.02-25-2010
20100096843Filter for gas generator - A method of manufacturing a filter for a gas generator, by which a filter having a good shape retaining property can be obtained, is provided.04-22-2010
20090200780RETAINER AND INFLATOR - An inflator includes a plate-like retainer that is placed in a pressure container of the inflator for producing gas to be supplied to an airbag. At the center of inflator is formed a fitting section fitted to a tube placed in the pressure container. The tube separates an ignition source and a gas generation agent. At least one pressure release hole is provided on the outer side of the outer periphery of the fitting section. The retainer has a step formed at a portion where the outer periphery of the retainer is in contact with the filter. The retainer and inflator may have simple structures not affecting productivity and reliably preventing gas leakage between the retainer and a filter.08-13-2009
20100109304FIRING AGENT FOR GAS GENERATING DEVICE - A firing agent which is used in a gas generating device of a vehicle occupant protection device together with a non-azide gas generating agent, for firing the non-azide gas generating agent, wherein the firing agent contains a fuel and an oxidizing agent and is configured to burn at a combustion speed higher than that of the non-azide gas generating agent; a method for using the firing agent; and a gas generating device of a vehicle occupant protection device using the firing agent.05-06-2010
20130049336FRONT PASSENGER SEAT AIR BAG APPARATUS - In a front passenger seat air bag apparatus, an inflator for supplying gas to an air bag is formed in a cylindrical shape and arranged with a vehicle width direction being an axial direction. Also, the inflator is attached to a bottom wall portion formed on a case, with an axial portion of the inflator being offset farther toward a vehicle front side than a center portion, in the vehicle longitudinal direction, of the bottom wall portion. Meanwhile, an actuator for opening and closing a vent hole provided in the air bag is attached to the bottom wall portion farther toward a vehicle rear side than the inflator.02-28-2013
20090115175GAS GENERATOR - A gas generator includes a shortened cylindrical housing constituted by a lower lid that is an initiator shell including an ignitor device, and an upper lid which is a closure shell for closing the lower lid. Additionally, in the housing, an ignitor device, gas generants, and a filter material are arranged in this order from the center. The ignitor device includes an igniting agent filled container including an igniter and igniting agents therein, and a cylinder body provided in a state adhered to an outside surface of the igniting agent filled container. The gas generator is capable of stabilizing an ignition performance by a simple constitution.05-07-2009
20090115174Slotted/tapered filter - An inflator may be constructed having a generant chamber. The chamber houses a quantity of gas generant. A wrapped filter is also added to the inflator. The wrapped filter is positioned proximate the generant chamber. The filter includes an outer edge and an inner edge. The filter is also tapered from the outer edge to the inner edge. A second filter that also has a tapered profile may also be added opposite the first filter.05-07-2009
20090302586GENERATOR ASSEMBLY FOR AN AIRBAG MODULE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - A generator assembly for an airbag module of a motor vehicle is provided. The generator assembly comprising a gas generator for inflating an airbag of an airbag module with gas, wherein the gas generator defines with its generator housing a lateral surface that extends between a first and a second frontal cover surface of the gas generator, and means for electrically insulating the gas generator with respect to adjacent parts. For electrical insulation of the gas generator a flexible material layer is provided that completely covers the lateral surface of the gas generator. A systematic, defined grounding of the gas generator via a grounding conductor is carried out which is connected to an electrical connection of the gas generator that is integrated into a connector area of the gas generator.12-10-2009
20130069351PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR PASSENGERS OF HEAVY OR MEDIUM HEAVY TRANSPORT MEANS - Protecting system for occupants of heavy or medium—heavy transport means composed of a frame able to constrain an airbag to a heavy transport means.03-21-2013
20120112442INFLATOR HAVING A MECHANICALLY COUPLED TWO-PIECE HOUSING - An inflator including an initiator and a bulkhead molded around the initiator. The inflator includes a housing formed of two overlapping housing portions mechanically coupled together around a portion of the bulkhead. One of the housing portions includes cut tabs that are crimped into cut receivers of the other housing portion.05-10-2012
20090267334Airbag inflator with adaptive valve - An adaptive valve for an airbag inflator having a manifold with an exhaust opening for fluid communication with an airbag. The adaptive valve is constructed for connection to a manifold so that it is in fluid communication therewith. The adaptive valve has an exhaust orifice and is constructed to selectively open the exhaust orifice to divert inflation gas away from an inflator manifold when it is connected thereto to lower the rate of inflation of an airbag in fluid communication with the exhaust opening of the manifold. The adaptive valve may have a valve member movably mounted therein for movement between a first position wherein it closes the exhaust orifice and a second position wherein it opens the exhaust orifice. An initiator is provided in the adaptive valve to generate sufficient gas pressure to move the valve member to the first or second position.10-29-2009
20090184504EXPANDED METAL FILTERS - Expanded metal sheets are used to produce tubular filters. The expanded metal sheet has a multiplicity of rows of openings arranged to reduce nesting when the sheet is rolled on itself. In particular, the pitch between the rows of openings, the sizes of the openings, or both the pitch between the rows of openings and the sizes of the openings are varied to reduce nesting when the expanded metal sheet is rolled on itself. The filters can include external circumferential grooves, rounded corners produced by a point loading process, textured surfaces between openings, and/or torturous internal paths produced by non-perforated areas of an expanded metal sheet. The expanded metal sheet can be composed of carbon steel coated with a material having a higher heat conductivity, e.g., tin. Among other things, the filters can be used in automobile airbag inflators to capture slag and absorb heat produced by the inflator's explosive charge.07-23-2009
20120235392PYROTECHNIC INFLATOR WITH COMPOSITE OVERWRAP - A pyrotechnic inflator assembly including a shell member and an end cap joinable with the shell member to form a subassembly. The subassembly containing a quantity of pyrotechnic material and at least in part defining a combustion chamber wherein at least a portion of the quantity of pyrotechnic material is reactable to form product gas for inflation of an associated airbag cushion and to generate pressure within the combustion chamber. The inflator assembly further including an overwrap about at least a portion of the subassembly to form a pyrotechnic inflator assembly that withstands the pressure generated within the combustion chamber upon reaction of the pyrotechnic material.09-20-2012
20090152851GAS GENERATION DEVICE WITH CONSUMABLE IGNITOR TUBE - A gas generation device includes an elongated housing and an ignitor tube. The elongated housing defines a generant bed. The ignitor tube is disposed within the housing and extends at least substantially along the entire length of the generant bed. The ignitor tube defines an unobstructed path for ignitor gases to travel into the generant bed. The ignitor tube is constructed of a consumable material.06-18-2009
20110140400AIRBAG AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME - An airbag, wherein gas is appropriately discharged from a vent hole by preventing a vent hole cover from being positionally displaced relative to the vent hole. An airbag (06-16-2011
20090315307GAS GENERATOR INCLUDING A MULTIFUNCTIONAL FILTER - The invention relates to a gas generator (12-24-2009
20120098241STEERING WHEEL UNIT - A steering wheel unit with an airbag module and a steering wheel body is connectable to a steering column defining the axial direction. The steering wheel body includes an accommodation for the airbag module in the hub area. The airbag module can be pressed down against the steering wheel body against the force of at least one spring and at least two positioning units act between the airbag module and the steering wheel body. The positioning units are arranged in a center of gravity plane being perpendicular to the axial direction. In order to provide an easy mountability and a high degree of flexibility in respect of the installation space, the positioning units act at least in non-axial direction and the at least one spring is spaced from the positioning units.04-26-2012
20090189375SLIDE-ON INFLATOR HOUSING - An inflator assembly is disclosed for use in an automobile. The inflator assembly features a slide-on housing around an inflator.07-30-2009
20090121464Gas generator - The present invention relates to a gas generator including: 05-14-2009
20090152852CURTAIN AIRBAG - A curtain airbag may include a tube assembly coupled to an inflator and supplying inflation gas generated by the inflator into a cushion, wherein the tube assembly is inserted into a fabric wrap receiving the cushion and the fabric wrap is fixed to the tube assembly.06-18-2009
20090091110Gas generator for restraining device - The present invention provides a gas generator for a restraining device, including a housing formed by joining and integrating a diffuser shell having a gas discharge port and a closure shell, a gas generating agent, an igniter and a cylindrical filter, accommodated inside the housing, 04-09-2009
20100007123Gas Generator for a Safety System - A gas generator for a safety system includes an explosible charge formed at least by a primary pyrotechnic compound, in a first chamber initiated by at least one initiator provided with a reinforcing charge and a secondary compound, in a second chamber, the decomposition of which is entailed by products of combustion of the primary compound, an interaction of the products of combustion of the primary compound and those of the secondary compound through an oxidation-reduction reaction occurring in a slightly confined volume, the first chamber communicating with said second chamber through a central nozzle and said second chamber being provided, at a first zone close to said first chamber, with orifices that discharge the gases and contain, in a second zone, said secondary compound; and means forming an obstacle to the passage of the gases installed in said second chamber between said first and second zones, said obstacle-forming means allowing the gases to pass into a central part and forming an obstacle to their passage into a peripheral part with sufficient transparency for the gas interaction volume to be slightly confined.01-14-2010
20110025030COMBUSTION INHIBITOR COATING FOR GAS GENERANTS - Methods of making and resultant compositions thereof, which include a gas generant having a coating including an inorganic combustion inhibitor. Such coated gas generants are useful in pyrotechnic compositions and ignition materials, and may be employed, for example, in inflatable restraint systems. The ratio of coated and uncoated gas generant bodies within an airbag inflator may be tailored to provide S-curve inflation performance. Spray application of aqueous mixture including the combustion inhibitor onto the gas generant body provides a rapid way to achieve a thin but robust coating.02-03-2011
20110025029INFLATOR ASSEMBLY - An inflator assembly having an inflator body that forms a chamber wherein a quantity of a gas generating solid reacts to form gas. A quantity of gas treatment material is included to treat the formed gas to form a treated gas. At least one assembly exit opening permits the treated gas to exit the inflator assembly. The required gas generating solid has a flame temperature of no more than 1670 K with the inflator assembly having significant weight and volume reductions as compared to an otherwise identical performing inflator assembly that utilizes gas generating composition having higher flame temperatures.02-03-2011
20110169254ACTIVE-ACTIVE FAILOVER FOR A DIRECT-ATTACHED STORAGE SYSTEM - Airbag inflators employ gas generating compositions formed from a mixture of fuels and a mixture of oxidizers and preferably mica at levels of 1 to 5% by weight. The gas generant composition contains a primary and secondary fuel. The primary fuel is a guanidine compound, preferably guanidine nitrate. The secondary fuel is selected from tetrazoles, triazoles and mixtures thereof at levels of 5% by weight or less of the total gas generant composition. The oxidizer system is a mixture of at least two components selected from the group consisting of transition metal oxides, alkali metal nitrates and alkaline earth metal nitrates. The novel gas generants yield inflating gases having a reduced content of undesirable gases such as nitrous oxides and carbon monoxide.07-14-2011
20110169253AIRBAG MODULE - An airbag module for use in a vehicle to provide restraint to an occupant of the vehicle. The module includes a cushion pack having an inflatable airbag cushion configured to inflate to restrain the occupant of the vehicle. An inflator is provided to supply inflation gas for inflating the airbag cushion. The module also includes an annular retaining member engaged with the cushion pack to thereby retain a portion of the cushion pack in the airbag module during deployment of the airbag cushion. An annular locking member is connected to the retaining member and to the inflator and is configured to prohibit substantial displacement of the inflator relative to the locking member during deployment of the airbag.07-14-2011
20090295133GAS FILL PROCESS AND INFLATOR WELD DESIGN SIMPLIFICATION - A method is provided for filling an enclosure with an ignitable mixture of gases. The enclosure has an outer wall comprising an exterior surface, an interior surface, and a fill aperture extending therethrough. The method comprises delivering a predetermined amount of pressurized combustible gas into the enclosure through the fill aperture, delivering a first predetermined amount of pressurized inert gas into the enclosure through the fill aperture at a first pressurization rate, delivering a second predetermined amount of pressurized inert gas into the enclosure through the fill aperture at a second pressurization rate, welding a sealing member to the outer wall of the enclosure by a welding process to form a weld operable to seal the fill aperture and to permit the enclosure to store pressurized gas therein. The first pressurization rate allows the first predetermined amount of pressurized inert gas to mix with the predetermined amount of pressurized combustible gas to form an ignitable mixture. The second pressurization rate is lower than the first pressurization rate. The second pressurization rate allows stratification to form within the enclosure between a layer of the ignitable mixture and a layer of the second predetermined amount of pressurized inert gas. The layer of the second predetermined amount of pressurized inert gas is disposed between the layer of the ignitable mixture and the fill aperture.12-03-2009
20090261562External filter for cushion damage prevention - An inflator includes a generant chamber that houses a quantity of gas generant. The chamber has a plurality of gas exit holes that are positioned along the length of the generant chamber. A filter is added exterior of the chamber. In fact, the filter may be positioned on the exterior of the generant chamber. Straps may encircle the inflator. The straps are attached to studs that will operate to mount the inflator. The position of the straps may be adjusted and tailored to apportion the amount of inflation gas that is directed into each chamber of a multi-chambered or two-chambered airbag.10-22-2009
20120292897DUAL DEPTH AIRBAG - An airbag module for a vehicle including an inflatable airbag cushion, an inflator configured to inflate the airbag cushion, an inflatable tube having a fixed first end and a second end, and a second inflator configured to inflate the tube. The second end of the tube is configured to be coupled to a portion of the airbag cushion. The tube has a first length when not inflated and a second length when inflated. When in a first mode of operation, the airbag cushion is configured to deploy to a first depth that is restrained by the first length of the tube. When in a second mode of operation, the airbag cushion is configured to deploy to a second depth that is restrained by the second length of the tube.11-22-2012
20080246260GAS CONTAINMENT AND RELEASE DEVICE FOR AN INFLATOR - A containment device for an inflator, the containment device comprising: an outlet plate having an outlet opening; a burst disk disposed over the outlet opening; an initiator having a support member; a movable support disposed between the support member and the burst disk, the support providing support to the burst disk; wherein activation of the initiator causes the movable support to move which allows the burst disk to rupture.10-09-2008
20080238059Airbag Module for Protection of a Vehicle Occupant - An airbag module for protecting a vehicle occupant is provided. The airbag module comprises at least one airbag. A gas generator is in fluid communication with the airbag to inflate the airbag with a gas. A deformable ribbon interfaces with the fluid communication between the gas generator and the airbag. The deformable ribbon has a spiral form with a first radial end covering a second radial end when the gas generator is deactivated.10-02-2008
20080309057Combustion Chamber and Method for Production Thereof - A combustion chamber, particularly for airbags, with a barrel shaped body to which an ignition chamber is attached and which has a transition opening between the ignition chamber and the barrel shaped body and a discharge opening in the barrel shaped body lying substantially opposite the transition opening, the barrel shaped body having a wall thickness in the vicinity of the discharge opening and in the vicinity of the transition opening or of the region where the ignition chamber is attached is greater than the wall thickness of the remainder of the barrel shaped body, and to a method for producing such a combustion chamber.12-18-2008
20080217895Gas Generator - A gas generator including an approximately cylindrical housing including an ignition chamber, first and second combustion chambers, and first and second discharge paths. The ignition chamber, disposed in a base portion of the housing, includes an igniter and an enhancer agent. The first and second combustion chambers, disposed respectively in first and second cylindrical portions of the housing, each contains gas generating agent. The first and second discharge paths are disposed respectively on front end sides of the first and second cylindrical portions of the housing and enable gases generated in the first and second combustion chambers to be discharged from the housing therethrough. The inner diameters of the first and second combustion chambers are regulated to differ from each other. Thereby, outputs in respective gas output portions can be made to differ, while size increase and slower start-up of gas output in each gas output portion are prevented.09-11-2008
20080238060Airbag Device - An airbag device includes an airbag, first and second inflators, a gas-supply mechanism and a release member for connecting between a holding structure and the airbag. Gas generated by the second inflator is supplied into the airbag when the release member is pulled by the airbag while gas generated by the first inflator inflates the airbag. According to the airbag device, a gas amount supplied into an airbag can be switched according to an occupant's seating position without equipping a sensor for measuring a distance between an occupant and the airbag or a control device for computing the gas amount supplied.10-02-2008
20100201111GAS GENERATOR - A cylindrical housing is mounted with an igniter and a diffuser portion having a gas discharge port. A cylindrical member is disposed and fixed in the housing so as to form a cylindrical gap reaching the gas discharge port. An obstacle is provided in the gap, and a first gas passage hole, a second gas passage hole and a third gas passage hole are formed. A gas generating agent is ignited and burnt by activation of the igniter to generate gas, part of the generated gas flows into the gap through the first gas passage hole (f08-12-2010
20090051151CUSHION STRUCTURE OF SIDE AIRBAG - The invention provides a cushion structure of a side airbag that includes: an inflator generating inflation gas in response to an inflation signal that is inputted in a collision; and a cushion inflated by the inflation gas supplied from the inflator. The cushion is divided into an upper cushion and a lower cushion by an intermediate diaphragm. The upper cushion and the lower cushion are fluidly communicated with each other through the intermediate diaphragm having at least a communication hole, and receive the inflation gas from the inflator. The upper cushion inflates in larger width than the lower cushion.02-26-2009
20090026744Occupant restraint device - An occupant restraint device having a high degree of freedom in attachment of an airbag is provided. A retainer 01-29-2009
20090140510Porous igniter coating for use in automotive airbag inflators - An ignition composition effective to form a porous igniter substance capable of adhering to an associated inflator apparatus surface for use in an automotive inflatable restraint system and a method for preparing a porous igniter coating formed from the ignition composition are provided. The ignition composition includes a fuel, an oxidizer, a polymeric binder and a blowing agent effective, upon decomposition, to increase the surface area of the porous igniter substance. The porous igniter substance or coating is formed by heating the ignition composition to a predetermined temperature.06-04-2009
20120068445RESTRAINT SYSTEM - A restraint system for a motor vehicle unfolds from a storage position to a restraint position. The unfolding is carried out by at least one supporting structure that can be inflated by a gas pressure source; and in the restraining position, the occupant is provided with a carrier volume for restraining the occupant in the displacement position, whereby the carrier volume is enclosed by at least one carrier structure. The dimension of the restraint system is adapted to the respective load condition, and the flexible carrier structure is fixed for enclosing the carrier volume by inflating the supporting structure.03-22-2012
20110221174ADDITIVES FOR LIQUID-COOLED INFLATORS - An inflator that includes a quantity of gas generant housed within a chamber. A liquid including at least one of a fuel soluble in the liquid or an oxidizer soluble in the liquid and a piston are housed within another chamber of the inflator. This chamber is sealed. Upon actuation, movement of the piston hydraulically expels the liquid through an opening in the piston such that the liquid contacts the gas formed by combustion of the gas generant and cools the same. The fuel and/or oxidizer in the liquid can react to form additional gas.09-15-2011
20110221175GAS GENERATOR FOR RESTRAINING DEVICE OF VEHICLE - A gas generator including: 09-15-2011
20090200779Ignition Device, Method for Producing the Same, Gas Generator for Air Bag and Gas Generator for Seat Belt Pretensioner - The invention provides an ignition device which is produced without reducing its productivity, while being compact in size and enabling electric current securely to flow through electric circuits built in the ignition device. The ignition device includes a metal cup and a metal header for holding a plurality of electrode pins respectively insulated and closing the opening of the cup, and further includes, in the cup, ignition charge and an ASIC component. The ASIC component includes an ASIC and a capacitor both mounted on a substrate molded with a resin to form a resin mold, and the resin mold has at its top a heating element connected to the ASIC and further has at its bottom communication electrodes for connecting the ASIC to the electrode pins, so that the ASIC component thus constructed abuts against the header. The electrode pins and the communication electrodes are jointed to each other under pressure.08-13-2009
20090102171Gas generator - A gas generator is provided, the gas generator having a propellant cushion that prevents movement of propellant tablets or grains by providing a bias thereagainst. Furthermore, the cushion is formed from a desiccating material thereby removing moisture and inhibiting moisture uptake by the propellant during manufacture of the gas generator. The elastomeric cushion is also able to manage the presence of chlorine-containing species during periods of inactivation of the gas generator. Accordingly, variables such as fractured propellant and/or moisture retained within the propellant are mitigated or eliminated, thereby enhancing repeatability of inflator performance.04-23-2009
20090230664GAS GENERATOR - A gas generator (09-17-2009
20090102170AIR BAG MODULE - Disclosed is an airbag module which can improve working efficiency because it is easy to assemble, reduce weight while maintaining sufficient rigidity, and ensure sufficient safety. The airbag module comprises: a cushion assembly including an airbag cushion; an inflator for supplying gas to the airbag cushion to deploy the airbag cushion; a housing for containing the cushion assembly, and having a through hole for arranging the inflator therethrough; and a cushion support for supporting the cushion assembly, and including through rings for passing the inflator therethrough so as to be supported by the inflator arranged through the through hole.04-23-2009
20090250914Module housing inflator flange - A fastener-less inflator apparatus may be used with an airbag. This apparatus includes an inflator. The inflator has a cap, a body, and a lip. An encompassing filter is also used. The filter may circumscribe the body of the inflator. Neither the inflator nor the encompassing filter has an inflator flange that anchors the inflator. The apparatus also includes a module housing. The module housing includes an opening, wherein the inflator and the encompassing filter are tightly fit into the opening.10-08-2009
20100181748Squib, Gas Generation for Inflating Air Bag and Gas Generator for Seat Belt Pretensioner - A squib comprising a cup body, a cup body cover, and a header for holding a plurality of electrode pins insulated from one another and closing the opening portion of the cup body, wherein the internal of the cup body has an ignition powder, and a heating element connected to the electrode pins for igniting the ignition powder by externally applying electric current arranged in contact with the ignition powder, wherein a metal cylindrical or ring restraining member is provided in the outer periphery of the cup body and covered around with the cup body cover.07-22-2010
20100259034Restraint System for a Motor Vehicle - The invention relates to a restraint system for a motor vehicle that is formed by one or several supporting structures, wherein the longitudinal extension of a supporting structure in the active state substantially exceeds the dimensions of the transverse extension and the supporting structure unfolds mainly in the direction of its longitudinal extension. So as to improve the restraint system such that the variables of the restraint system are adapted to the respective load, it is suggested that, during unfolding, the supporting structure (10-14-2010
20090045612Flameless method to open a cold gas inflator burst disk - An inflator including a chamber that houses a quantity of inflation gas. The chamber is sealed by a burst disk. A punch is also added. The punch is positioned proximate the burst disk. An initiator is also added to the inflator. The initiator includes a cylinder storing a quantity of ignitable material. The cylinder also includes a folded wall with a closed end, wherein upon ignition of the ignitable material, the folded wall unfolds causing the punch to fail the burst disk. The inflator may also be designed such that the folded wall and the closed end retain all of the products formed by ignition of the ignitable material within the cylinder. The inflator may also be designed such that actuation of the initiator does not cause a flash.02-19-2009
20100176580Gas Generating System - A gas generating system includes a housing defining an interior, a housing partition dividing the interior into a first portion and a second portion, and at least one opening to enable fluid communication between the second portion and an exterior of the second portion after activation of the gas generating system. The partition is movable within the interior such that a movement of the partition in a first direction causes a flowable material positioned within the second portion to flow through the at least one opening.07-15-2010
20090295134Textile gas guide for inflatable curtain - A textile gas guide may include a fabric member which may include an obverse side, a reverse side, a leading edge, and a trailing edge. The fabric member may overlap upon itself at least once such that at least a portion of the obverse side adjacent the leading edge may be disposed to align with at least a portion of the reverse side adjacent the trailing edge to define an overlapping region. A first seam may be sewn through the overlapping region, the first seam being in shear stress when the airbag module is inflated. An airbag module may include the above textile gas guide and an airbag cushion including an inflation throat. At least a portion of the textile gas guide may be located within the inflation throat. An inflator may be inserted into the textile gas guide.12-03-2009
20100225099AIR BAG APPARATUS AND GAS GENERATOR FOR THE SAME - An airbag device may include a gas generator comprising: an initiator that is activated by an impact on a vehicle; an ignition agent that is ignited by the initiator; an ignition agent housing chamber that houses the ignition agent; a gas generating agent that is ignited and burned by the ignition agent; and a combustion chamber housing the gas generating agent. An airbag may be inflated by a gas generated by the combustion of the gas generating agent. Further, the ignition agent housing chamber is only partially filled with the ignition agent, thereby forming a space in the ignition agent housing chamber that is not filled with the ignition agent.09-09-2010
20100219622Combustion chamber unit for an airbag module - A combustion chamber assembly for an airbag module of a motor vehicle is provided. The combustion chamber assembly comprising a combustion chamber housing, which encloses a combustion chamber, and a housing receptacle, in which the combustion chamber housing is to be disposed such that the combustion chamber housing with the outer surface thereof is running along an inner surface of the housing receptacle. Discharge regions being respectively provided in the combustion chamber housing and in the housing receptacle, said regions being spatially associated with one another such that gas generated in the combustion chamber may discharge through the discharge regions of the combustion chamber housing and the housing receptacle into the surroundings. At least one indentation is formed on the combustion chamber housing and/or on the housing receptacle.09-02-2010
20110057429Gas generating system and composition - A gas generating system devoid of a booster chamber. The inflator includes a composition having a metal chlorate as a first oxidizer, a primary fuel selected from carboxylic acids, dicarboxylic acids, and mixtures thereof, and a second oxidizer not having perchlorate character. The metal chlorate is provided at about 10-20 wt %, the primary fuel is provided at about 15-45 wt %, and the second oxidizer is provided at about 30-50 wt % stated by weight of the total composition.03-10-2011
20100201110Airbag module - An airbag module for a motor vehicle includes a gas sack that can be inflated with gas to protect an occupant, a gas generator for generating the gas provided for inflating the gas sack, and an additional cooling device comprising an openable reservoir for storing a coolant. The reservoir is opened when the gas sack is inflated, so that the coolant for cooling the gas used to inflate the gas sack can come into contact with the gas. The cooling device comprises a movement generating device that opens the reservoir to release the coolant.08-12-2010
20130134696Gas Generating System - A gas generating system is provided including a first housing formed from a polymeric material, and a pyrotechnic gas generant material contained in the first housing. The first housing forms a combustion chamber for the gas generant. An airbag system and a vehicle occupant protection system, each incorporating a gas generating system as described herein, are also disclosed.05-30-2013
20110121549DYNAMIC AIRBAG VENTING - An example airbag assembly includes an airbag having an airbag opening and a duct adjacent the airbag opening. A tether is configured to move the duct between a first position and a second position. The duct communicates a first flow from the duct through the airbag opening in the first position. The duct communicates a second flow from the duct through the airbag opening in the second position. The first flow is greater than the second flow.05-26-2011
20110025031Airbag module for a motor vehicle - An airbag module for a motor vehicle is provided. The airbag module comprises an airbag, which is inflatable with gas to protect an occupant, a gas generator for generating the gas provided for inflating the airbag, and an additional cooling device, which comprises a reservoir for storing a coolant. The reservoir being designed to be opened, such that the coolant may come into contact with the gas used to inflate the airbag to cool said gas. The coolant comprises at least one propanediol. The inflated airbag defines an interior of the airbag that has a volume, wherein the cooling device is adapted to inject between 0.15 and 1.00 ml coolant per liter of the volume of the airbag into the interior of the airbag.02-03-2011
20110109070WRAP-AROUND AIRBAG DEVICE - An airbag device for a vehicle including at least one airbag housing interface chamber that attaches to an airbag housing; at least one airbag cushion chamber downstream of the at least one interface chamber; an elbow that fluidly connects the housing interface chamber with the cushion chamber and configured so that it controllably regulates gas flow into the at least one airbag cushion chamber; the elbow having an internal configuration, which includes at least one opening that permits back and forth gas flow between the elbow and the at least one airbag cushion chamber, and which controls the directional deployment of the airbag cushion chamber so that upon deployment the downstream end of the cushion chamber exits an airbag housing outwardly in a first direction and then in at least one second direction, so that the direction of deployment of the cushion chamber changes in direction to thereby wrap at least partially around a structure of a vehicle of the vehicle and at least temporarily interpose the cushion chamber between any occupant and the vehicle structure.05-12-2011
20090066068Interior panel assembly and airbag device - There are provided an interior panel assembly in which a base end of a door section is reinforced, and an airbag device including the interior panel assembly. When an inflator 03-12-2009
20110031726INFLATORS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING INFLATORS - A closure assembly for an inflator comprises a housing and an outlet plate disposed within the housing. The outlet plate has an outlet opening configured to receive a burst disk. The outlet plate is joined to the housing by a deformation resistance weld. The deformation resistance weld is formed by contacting the outlet plate with a first electrode, contacting an exterior portion of the housing with a second electrode, and applying a voltage through the first and second electrodes to adhere a portion of the housing to a portion of the outlet plate.02-10-2011
20090096197Hybrid Type Gas Generator Containing a Metal Charge - The present invention relates to a gas generator for a motor vehicle safety device. The generator includes at least a combustion chamber and a gas tank. The combustion chamber contains a pyrotechnic initiator and pyrotechnic charge for generating gas and including at least one oxidizing material. Combustion of the charge is triggered by the initiator. The gas tank is closed towards the combustion chamber by a capsule. The capsule is suitable for giving way during combustion of the charge in order to release the gas from the tank and exhaust it towards the outside. The combustion chamber contains a metal charge of at least one metal. The metal charge is distinct from the pyrotechnic charge.04-16-2009
20100194085GAS GENERATING SYSTEM - A gas generating system includes a housing, a gas generant combustion chamber within the housing, and a liquid coolant chamber within the housing. A mixing chamber is positioned within the housing so as to enable fluid communication with the combustion chamber and the coolant chamber after activation of the gas generating system.08-05-2010
20110210535IGNITION SYSTEM, GAS GENERATING DEVICE FOR AIRBAG, AND GAS GENERATING DEVICE FOR SEATBELT PRETENSIONER - There is provided an ignition system which is capable of surely operating by electric energy stored in a capacitor for ignition while separating an igniter from electric circuits for communication and ignition without producing improper operation through static electricity and noise and is compact and excellent in the productivity.09-01-2011
20100013202Squib, Gas Generator for Air Bag and Gas Generator for Seat Belt Pretensioner - A squib includes an SCB chip connected to electrode pins so as to ignite by externally applied electric current, and a capacitor electrically connected to the electrode pins in parallel with a thin film resistor on the SCB chip. The capacitor is arranged above the header, and the SCB chip is directly mounted on the capacitor so that the thin film resistor on the SCB chip and the capacitor are electrically connected through electrodes provided on a substrate of the SCB chip, while the size of the SCB chip is smaller than that of the capacitor. In this way, the invention provides the squib which effectively eliminates surface unevenness when the capacitor is located, and enables the connection of the SCB chip and the capacitor to the electrode pins only by one reflow process, and further makes it possible to use an even smaller chip than those used in the prior art.01-21-2010
20090039631Occupant restraint device - An occupant restraint device 02-12-2009
20100066067Header Assembly, Squib and Gas Generator for Air Bag and Gas Generator for Seat Belt Pretensioner - A header assembly includes a header holding a plurality of electrode pins to be insulated from one another, an ignition element mounting capacitor having at the center of its outer circumferential surfaces external terminal electrodes for electrically connecting to an ignition element mounted on the capacitor, an IC having first, second, and third electrode pads to be electrically connected to end electrodes of the ignition element mounting capacitor and the external terminal electrodes and further having connection electrodes to be electrically connected to the electrode pins of the header for communication with the external. The IC is located on the header, and the ignition element mounting capacitor is located on the IC and electrically connected to the electrode pins through the connection electrodes provided on the IC. The invention provides a squib enabling a size to be minimal and quality to be improved, while maintaining high productivity, and hence provides the header assembly and the ignition element mounting capacitor as components of the squib, and further a gas generator with the squib installed therein for an air bag, and a gas generator having the squib installed therein for a seat belt pretensioner.03-18-2010
20100059975Gas generator - A method for producing a gas generator for installation in a motor vehicle airbag device includes providing a housing of the gas generator in a pressure chamber. The housing has an opening formed by an absence of a base of the housing and is filled with gas through the opening. The method includes providing a closure formed by the housing base in the pressure chamber. The closure is configured to provide gas-tight closure of the opening. The method includes fixing the housing in the pressure chamber transverse to a first direction, forming an annular gap between the closure and an edge of the housing by spacing the closure from the housing in the first direction using a first electrode, introducing gas into the pressure chamber and housing via the opening, and connecting the closure to the housing such that the closure covers the opening in a gas-tight closed state.03-11-2010
20110248486GAS GENERATOR AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING SAME - The present application provides a gas generator including: a cylindrical housing with a gas discharge port, one end of the tubular housing being closed by a closing member including a disk-shaped main body portion, an annular projection portion and the peripheral surface of the annular projection portion, a transfer charge chamber housing defining a transfer charge chamber charged with a transfer charge and being attached to the closing member, the transfer charge chamber housing having a cup-like shape including a flame-transferring hole at a bottom surface, a flange portion and a annular wall surface extending in the axial direction of the housing from the flange portion, being mounted such that the annular wall surface thereof is fitted into an annular groove, and being fixed by the flange portion pressed in the axial direction by a supporting member and a sealing member disposed in a remaining space of the annular groove and sealing between the tubular housing and the closing member.10-13-2011
20120200072VEHICLE SIDE AIRBAG APPARATUS - A vehicle side airbag apparatus has an inflator that discharges gas when a lateral collision occurs, a side airbag that is formed by sewing a passenger-side base fabric to a vehicle body-side base fabric, that is folded when it is stored and is inflated when gas is supplied from the inflator to be deployed into a space between a passenger seated in a vehicular seat and a vehicle body side portion, and a tether that couples a middle region of the passenger-side base fabric in a longitudinal direction of a vehicle with either a rear region of the passenger-side base fabric or the vehicle body-side base fabric in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle, and partitions the side airbag into a main chamber, which comes into contact with a lateral portion of the passenger, and a rear chamber, which comes into contact with a rear portion of the passenger, during deployment.08-09-2012
20110101662SOLID PROPELLANT/LIQUID TYPE HYBRID GAS GENERATOR - A gas generator comprising a housing having a mixing chamber and a pyrotechnic charge in the housing. A container having a liquid therein is disposed in the housing and has an open end and a closed end, with an end cap closing the open end and having a piston portion removably connected thereto and being movable within the liquid container to pressurize the liquid therein when the piston portion is separated from the end cap. The piston portion is positioned to be exposed to combustion gas from the pyrotechnic charge when it is ignited and is separable from the end cap when the combustion gas exceeds a predetermined pressure. In another embodiment, the liquid container may be a collapsible tube. The closed end of the liquid container has a weakened portion constructed to be opened when the pressure of the liquid in the container exceeds a predetermined pressure. The pyrotechnic charge and the weakened portion of the liquid container are in fluid communication with the mixing chamber so that combustion gases from the ignition of the pyrotechnic charge mix with and vaporize the liquid in the mixing chamber to generate a non-toxic, low temperature, low particulate inflation gas.05-05-2011
20110254254GAS GENERATOR - The present invention provides a gas generator including,10-20-2011
20080303255INFLATOR FOR AN AIR BAG - An air bag inflator has a cylindrical housing defining an internal space therein and having a convex portion protruding towards the internal space, and a cup member provided inside the cylindrical housing and having a cylindrical wall, provided with a vent hole that communicates inside the cup member with a space defined by the cup member and an inner surface of the cylindrical housing, and an end wall closing a first end of the cylindrical wall. The cup member is supported inside the cylindrical housing by making contact with the convex portion. An inflator assembly method includes, forming the convex portion, providing the cup member, and inserting the cup member inside the internal space of the cylindrical housing, such that the cup member abuts the convex portion.12-11-2008
20080203714Method of Making an Air-Bag and an Air-Bag - A method of making an air-bag is disclosed in which a selected plastics material is blow moulded within an appropriate mould to form a blow moulded air-bag. The mould is such that the blow moulded air-bag (08-28-2008
20080203715Inflator for restraining system for vehicle - The present invention provides an inflator for a restraining system for a vehicle including:08-28-2008
20100320735GAS GENERATION FOR A SAFETY DEVICE, THE CHARGE OF WHICH IS INITIATED BY A HEAT-GENERATING MEANS - The present invention relates to a gas generator (12-23-2010
20110018243Gas generator for inflating a gas bag of a vehicle occupant restraint system and method of inflating a gas bag - A gas generator for inflating a gas bag of a vehicle occupant restraint system is provided. The gas generator includes an igniting means for producing gas and/or heat upon activation by a control signal of the vehicle. The gas generator also includes a first chamber comprising a propellant ignitable by gas and/or heat produced by the igniting means, and a second chamber comprising pressurized inflation gas. An outlet opening through which the inflation gas can flow out of the second chamber and into the gas bag is provided. The gas generator also includes a sealing means sealing the outlet opening. The gas generator is configured in such a way that after activation of the igniting means gas and/or heat produced by the igniting means ignites the propellant and a pressure wave is created under the direct or indirect impact of gas produced by the igniting means.01-27-2011
20110079993AIRBAG MODULE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - The invention relates to an airbag module for a motor vehicle, comprising a gas sack, that can be inflated in order to protect a person by feeding gas into the gas sack, an openable reservoir for storing a coolant, wherein the reservoir comprises a first and a second portion, the second portion connected to the first portion, at least one outflow opening of the reservoir formed in the second portion, through which the coolant, for cooling the gas fed into the gas sack, can leave the reservoir, and a closure element for closing the outflow opening. According to the invention it is provided that the closure element divides the reservoir into the two portions, and that the coolant is arranged in the first portion, wherein the closure element seals the first portion of the reservoir with respect to the second portion of the reservoir. Further, the invention relates to a method for producing an airbag module.04-07-2011
20110079992Valve assembly for gas generating system - A gas generating system includes a housing having a passage and a forcing member positioned in the passage. A flowable material is positioned in the passage to resist motion of the forcing member. The housing is configured to enable a flow of flowable material out of the housing responsive only to a motion of the forcing member.04-07-2011
20100213694Airbag module for motor vehicle - An airbag module for a motor vehicle is provided. The airbag module comprising a first subassembly which may be arranged on a motor vehicle, an airbag of the first subassembly which may be inflated for protecting a person, which comprises an interior which may be filled with gas for inflating the airbag, a housing of the first subassembly, for receiving the airbag, a gas generator of the first subassembly for inflating the airbag with gas, an additional second subassembly and a reservoir of the second subassembly (for storing a coolant which is designed and provided for cooling gases located in the interior of the airbag. The additional second subassembly is separate from the first subassembly and is designed and provided to be arranged at a distance from the first subassembly on the motor vehicle.08-26-2010
20080217894Micro-gas generation - A gas generant composition used in pressure activated restraint system devices such as micro-gas generator applications such as seat belt pretensioners is provided. The gas generant composition includes a potassium perchlorate gas generant additive in addition to a non-azide nitrogen-containing gas generating fuel, a metal ammine nitrate oxidizer, and a metal oxide burn rate enhancing and slag formation additive. The gas generant composition desirably has improved ignitability as compared to a similar composition without the potassium perchlorate gas generant additive. The gas generant composition also desirably produces or results in effluents having either or both reduced carbon monoxide and NO09-11-2008
20080217893Firing Agent for Gas Generating Device - A firing agent which is used in a gas generating device of a vehicle occupant protection device together with a non-azide gas generating agent, for firing the non-azide gas generating agent, wherein the firing agent contains a fuel and an oxidizing agent and is configured to burn at a combustion speed higher than that of the non-azide gas generating agent; a method for using the firing agent; and a gas generating device of a vehicle occupant protection device using the firing agent.09-11-2008
20100072736Ignition Element Mounting Capacitor, Header Assembly, Squib and Gas Generator for Air Bag and Gas Generator for Seat Belt Pretensioner - An ignition element mounting capacitor having an ignition element mounted on a capacitor, includes therein a first capacitor section and a second capacitor section, and first external terminal electrodes electrically connected to the first capacitor section and second external terminal electrodes electrically connected to the second capacitor section. The first capacitor section has a capacity for igniting ignition powder, and the second capacitor section has a function for removing noise which affects external circuits. Further, provided on the surface of the capacitor are third external terminal electrodes electrically connected to the ignition element. In this manner, the invention provides a squib enabling its size to be miniaturized and its quality to be improved, while keeping a high productivity, and hence provides a header assembly and a ignition element mounting capacitor as components of the squib and further provides a gas generator having such a squib installed therein for an air bag and a gas generator having the squib for a seat belt pretensioner.03-25-2010
20110215559AIRBAG CONFIGURATION FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - An airbag configuration is provided for a motor vehicle, having an airbag and a filling device for filling the airbag, the airbag configuration being provided for an installed location in the motor vehicle, in which an airbag reserve is situated in an unfilled storage position above a lower edge of the filling device.09-08-2011
20110115202Airbag apparatus - An airbag apparatus includes a gas generator that generates gas, and an airbag inflated and deployed by the gas supplied from the gas generator. The airbag restrains an occupant in a first state in which the occupant's chin is positioned on the airbag apparatus or the occupant in a second state in which the occupant's chin is positioned on a steering wheel. The airbag includes one main exhaust port, a vent cover provided to cover the one main exhaust port, and at least one sub exhaust port without a vent cover. The sub exhaust port exhausts the gas without using the main exhaust port in a state in which the vent cover blocks the main exhaust port due to a folded state of the airbag in an initial stage of an inflating and deploying operation performed to restrain the occupant in the first state or in the second state.05-19-2011
20120043744LIQUID COOLED INFLATOR - An inflator including a housing with a first chamber that contains a quantity of gas generant. An initiator is operatively associated with the first chamber and in reaction initiating communication with at least a portion of the quantity of gas generant. The initiator, upon actuation, acts to ignite at least a portion of the quantity of gas generant to form gas. The housing further has a second chamber adjacently disposed to the first chamber. The second chamber contains a sealed storage reservoir and a piston assembly. The sealed storage reservoir includes a liner and a lid and contains a quantity of liquid. The piston assembly includes a piston. During deployment, the piston moves to unseal the storage reservoir to release at least a portion of the quantity of liquid such that the released liquid contacts and cools gas formed by the ignition of the gas generant. A discharge opening permits gas to exit the housing.02-23-2012
20120001409AIRBAG DEVICE - An inflator that supplies gas in the event of a vehicle emergency and a curtain airbag that is inflated and deployed by gas introduction from the inflator are included. The curtain airbag includes an airbag body obtained by sewing a pair of base cloths together. The airbag body has, in the portion in which the gas is introduced from the inflator, a sewn part obtained by sewing a pair of edges of the base cloths. The airbag body further includes a protective cloth sewn to each of the pair of edges along the sewn part such that the sewn part is covered from the inside of the airbag body.01-05-2012
20110049851GAS GENERATING SYSTEM - A gas generating system includes a first enclosure containing a gas, and a second enclosure having a gas generant material contained therein. The second enclosure is operatively coupled to the first enclosure so as to enable fluid communication between the first enclosure and the second enclosure. After activation of the gas generating system, the gas in the first enclosure passes through the second enclosure prior to exiting the system.03-03-2011
20120025504RETAINER AND INFLATOR - An inflator includes a plate-like retainer that is placed in a pressure container of the inflator for producing gas to be supplied to an airbag. At the center of the inflator is formed a fitting section fitted to a tube placed in the pressure container. The tube separates an ignition source and a gas generation agent. At least one pressure release hole is provided on the outer side of the outer periphery of the fitting section. The retainer has a step formed at a portion where the outer periphery of the retainer is in contact with the filter. The retainer and inflator may have simple structures not affecting productivity and reliably preventing gas leakage between the retainer and a filter.02-02-2012
20100096844AIRBAG WITH IGNITION DISTRIBUTOR - An inflator includes a housing and a gas generant disposed in the housing for creating a source of inflation gas. An initiator is disposed in the housing for producing a source of energy to ignite the gas generant. A distributor is disposed between the initiator and the gas generant. The distributor defines at least two distinct flow paths for distributing the source of energy to the gas generant.04-22-2010
20100207369VEHICLE AIR BAG SYSTEM - A vehicle air bag system, which can facilitate confirmation of a state of an introduction part of an air bag housed in a cover, includes an air bag having an introduction part into which an inflator is inserted, and a general part that inflates and expands vertically downward in a vehicle interior. A cover houses the introduction part and the general part in parallel. An observation window is formed in the cover at a position corresponding to the introduction part.08-19-2010
20110181030FLEXIBLE GAS GENERATOR - A gas generator includes a first flexible housing, a first flexible, porous covering an exterior surface of the first housing, and a second flexible, porous covering wound over the first covering so as to form a plurality of layers covering the first covering. At least one plenum is formed between adjacent layers of the plurality of layers.07-28-2011
20100052299INFLATOR FOR AN AIRBAG - An inflator for an airbag is provided. The inflator can include a housing that has a first end and a second end. The inflator can also include a gas generant disposed in the housing that defines a bore. The inflator can include an igniter coupled to the first end of the housing that can detonate the gas generant upon receipt of a signal. The inflator can further include a temporary closure coupled to the second end of the housing that can be opened to provide an exit out of the housing. The ignition of the igniter can generate a shockwave that passes through the bore to open the temporary closure.03-04-2010
20120256406INITIATOR WITH MOLDED ESD DISSIPATER - An initiator assembly can include an outer body can have a first end, a second end, and an internal passage between the first and second ends. An initiator canister can be joined to the outer body at the first end and can define a charge chamber that includes a pair of pins extending therefrom. An insulative material can be molded within the passage to form an insulative structural member that joins the canister and pins to the outer body and insulates the pins and a portion of the canister from electrical contact with the outer body. An electrostatic discharge dissipater can be formed from an electrically conductive material and can be molded to the canister and the outer body at the first end. The dissipater can electrically connect the canister to the outer body to provide a controlled dissipation path for electrostatic discharge energy carried by the initiator assembly.10-11-2012
20090020992Gas generator - A method of producing a gas generator includes arranging an igniter in an inner chamber surrounded by a housing of the gas generator. The igniter is supported in a first direction on a part of the gas generator and in the first direction opposite a mounting orifice of the housing. The method includes arranging a sealing element in the mounting orifice to seal the mounting orifice. The sealing element presses over a bearing area deformable in the first direction with a force acting in the first direction against a first bearing area of the igniter and forms a gas-tight joint between the sealing element and the igniter. A side of the sealing element facing the part of the gas generator in the first direction abuts against a side of the part of the gas generator to limit deformation of the bearing area of the sealing element in the first direction.01-22-2009
20100230945MONOLITHIC GAS GENERANT GRAINS - A gas generant for an inflatable restraint device (for example, an airbag system for a vehicle) is a monolithic compressed solid that has a linear burn rate of greater than or equal to about 1.6 inches per second at a pressure of about 3,000 pounds per square inch. The gas generant can be in the form of an annular disk having a plurality of apertures. The gas generant may be substantially free of binder and may have a low initial surface area which progressively increases during burning. The gas generant provides a gas generation profile that improves restraint of vehicle occupants, including those occupants that are out-of-position. Additionally, the shaped gas generant decreases occupant exposure to toxic effluent combustion products and solid respirable particulates.09-16-2010
20100230944Hood Airbag Device For Use In A Vehicle - In a hood airbag device for use in a vehicle, left and right bag-expansion openings are formed at the rear end portion of the outer hood panel in a hood width direction, and the deployment positions of corresponding left and right airbags are controlled or restrained by the bag-expansion openings, respectively. Further, the hood-center side ends (09-16-2010
20120326423FILTER FOR PYROTECHNIC AIRBAG INFLATOR - A filter element made up of a plurality of substantially spaced-apart barriers that afford fluid communication between a source of pressurized airbag inflation gas containing entrained particulates and an airbag inflation gas entry port. The inflation gas and entrained debris pass along a tortuous path of back-and-forth oppositely-directed gas flow pathways between successive pairs of adjacent of the barriers. An aperture is formed through each of the barriers, and the barriers are so arranged that the aperture in a selected barrier is remote from the aperture in any barrier adjacent thereto. A debris pocket at an end of one of the gas flow pathways is so configured that particulates entrained in inflation gas collect in the debris pocket sheltered from sustained entrainment in the outflow of inflation gas.12-27-2012
20080238061Airbag arrangement for a motor vehicle - An airbag can include a covering that surrounds an interior space that can be filled with gas, a gas-conducting pipe which is stretched longitudinally along a direction of extent, and a contact region of the covering that surrounds the inflow opening and encloses the gas-conducting pipe in a sealing manner along a circumferential direction of the gas-conducting pipe that encircles the direction of extent. A protective layer of the covering can be arranged, at least in some sections in the interior space of the covering, with respect to the gas-conducting pipe so that damage to the covering during filling of the interior space of the covering with hot gas can be prevented by the protective layer. At least one fastening region of the protective layer, via which the protective layer can be connected to the covering, can be connected to the contact region of the covering.10-02-2008
20090167006Pyrotechnical Actuator Unit, Method of Manufacturing the Same, and Gas Bag Module With Such Actuator Unit - The invention relates to a pyrotechnical actuator unit (07-02-2009
20110260437OCCUPANT PROTECTION AIRBAG FOR A VEHICLE - An occupant protection airbag device for a vehicle includes a housing having an opening and a closed end, a strut secured to the housing adjacent the closed end and extending from the closed end toward the opening, and an inflator supported by the strut adjacent the opening and spaced from the closed end to form a storage chamber between the inflator and the closed end of the housing. The inflator is spaced from an inner wall of the housing to form a gap therebetween. An airbag is stored in a deflated condition between the inflator and the closed end of the housing, and a forward-most layer of the airbag passes through the gap and around a surface of the inflator immediately adjacent the opening.10-27-2011
20130099469SAFETY DEVICE WITH ELASTIC MEMBRANE - A safety device is provided, comprising an elastic membrane, which partially or completely delimits a hollow space, which is provided for the accident-initiated filling subject to elastic expansion of the membrane, and a gas generator with a filling fluid source communicating with the hollow space, wherein between the filling fluid source and a surface of the membrane facing the hollow space and/or in the membrane at least one heat protection means is arranged, which is provided for the protection of the membrane from a thermal impact through filling fluid of the filling fluid source.04-25-2013
20090256340AIRBAG ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF PACKING - Embodiments herein include inflatable cushion airbag assemblies and methods for folding, rolling, and packing an airbag cushion within a housing such that the cushion deploys with predetermined characteristics.10-15-2009
20110221176GAS GENERATOR - A gas generator (09-15-2011
20110233908GAS GENERATING DEVICE - A gas generating device includes a housing and a squib. The housing includes a housing body which accommodates a gas generating agent, a holder which holds a squib, and a connector which connects the housing and the holder to each other. A housing body is connected to the holder so that an annular contact portion is pressed toward the holder. The holder includes a holder body and a resinous molding portion which is interposed between the holder body and the squib. The resinous molding portion includes a flange portion with which the annular contact portion comes into contact. The holder body includes a support portion capable of supporting the flange portion when the housing body and the holder are connected to each other by the connector.09-29-2011
20110254255AIRBAG INFLATOR - To ensure that a wire wound filter can be incorporated into a base of a pressure vessel easily, the present invention provides an airbag inflator in which a pressure vessel 10-20-2011
20110309605AIRBAG AND AIRBAG DEVICE - Provided are an airbag and an airbag device, which can reduce a pressure loss while the airbag is being inflated and expanded and which can exhibit the shock absorbing force of the airbag device efficiently according to the physical features of a passenger. The airbag device comprises a gas generator for generating a gas under a predetermined condition, an airbag connected to the gas generator so that it is inflated and expanded, and a retainer for housing the airbag. This airbag includes bulges for forming externally protruded portions at the portions of the airbag, vent holes formed in the bulges, straps connected at their one-ends to the bulges and at their other ends to the inside of the airbag, and through holes for guiding the other ends of the straps into the inside of the airbag. The vent holes are arranged at such regions in the bulges that the bulges and the airbag do not overlap when the bulges are pulled by the straps.12-22-2011
20120038139GAS GENERATOR FOR MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY AIRBAG - The invention relates to a pyrotechnic gas generator (02-16-2012
20130200601SOLID FUEL BODY, GAS GENERATOR, MODULE HAVING A GAS GENERATOR, AND PYROTECHNIC DRIVE UNIT - A solid propellant compact (08-08-2013
20120086191GAS GENERATOR - Gas generator devices and related assemblies are provided that include adjacently disposed ignition and gas generant chambers. Within the gas generant chamber, a quantity of gas generant material is contained within one or more containers having a perforated side wall and oppositely disposed first and second end walls. The first end wall is perforated and disposed adjacent the ignition chamber to allow communication of at least a portion of the ignition products therethrough and into contact with gas generant material therein contained to ignite the gas generant material to produce a product gas. The second end wall is perforated to allow gas flow communication of the product gas therethrough for discharge from the gas generator.04-12-2012

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