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Specific confinement structure

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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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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
280743200 With confinement expansion regulating tether or strap 80
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20090167007Thermoplastic Coated, Heat-Sealed Airbag - An airbag comprises a pair of fabric layers and a thermoplastic covering on the fabric layers applied by extruding the covering onto a surface of each of the fabric layers. The covering is configured to seal the airbag when heated such that no stitched seam is used to seal the airbag. A primer may be applied between a fabric layer surface and covering to aid in adhesion of the covering to the fabric layer. The airbag can also include internal seams formed by the heat sealed, thermoplastic covering composition.07-02-2009
20090194983Airbag module for a motor vehicle - An airbag module for a motor vehicle, the modeling including an airbag, that may be inflated with gas to protect a person, and a protective envelope enclosing the airbag in a gas-tight manner. The protective envelope is formed at least partially from a flexible protective film. The protective film comprises a gas-tight weakened region, along which the protective film tears open when the airbag presses against the protective film during inflation. The weakened region is configured to be bag-shaped in cross section by stretching the protective film.08-06-2009
20080258445Inflatable curtain module with push-in fastener - An apparatus (10-23-2008
20130033027POLYESTER FABRIC AND PREPARATION METHOD FOR THE SAME - The present invention relates to an airbag fabric comprising a polyester fiber, and more particularly to a polyester fabric having a thermal resistance constant (X) of 1.0 to 6.5 in the uncoated fabric state, a preparation method for the same, and an airbag for vehicle comprising the same.02-07-2013
20130033026Airbag and Method for Producing Such an Airbag - An airbag with a valve device for a gaseous medium includes at least one textile layer and at least one foil that at least partially covers the textile layer such that due to the valve device at least one area of the airbag permeable by the medium can be at least partially opened when the valve device is in an open position and can be at least substantially sealed when the valve device is in a closed position.02-07-2013
20130033025SAFETY DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - A safety device for a motor vehicle and a method for producing such a safety device are provided. The safety device comprises an expansion body with an elastic diaphragm that delimits a hollow space. A filling fluid source is configured for filling the hollow space subject to elastic expansion of the diaphragm.02-07-2013
20090160170Airbag Device for Vehicle - In a plan view seen from above a vehicle, a cover (06-25-2009
20100109305Airbag and airbag apparatus - An airbag and an airbag apparatus that allows the smooth inflation and deployment of an airbag while preventing the airbag cover from removing off. The 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 for housing the airbag, and an airbag cover that locks the retainer thereto and constitutes a vehicle interior. The airbag is formed by applying a sealing compound to between base cloths, facing each other and sewing the sealing compound applied portions with sewing threads for joining the base cloths. The sealing compound has fracture elongation of more than 2000% and cohesive failure rate of 100%.05-06-2010
20130087999AIR BAG DEVICE - An air bag device includes an inflator configured to supply a gas, and an air bag folded into an elongated shape and configured to inflate and deploy upon supply of the gas from the inflator. An elongated holder such as an adhesive tape is wound around the air bag. A part of the elongated holder extends outwardly from an outer periphery of the air bag and is configured as a mark for twist identification.04-11-2013
20100001499AIR BAG MODULE COMPRISING AN AIR BAG, IN PARTICULAR A SIDE HEAD AIR BAG - An air bag module (01-07-2010
20130056967AIRBAG, AIRBAG APPARATUS AND VEHICLE - An airbag includes: a base chamber; a left-half airbag inflated on a front-left side of the passenger, wherein a first opening is formed at an upper portion, and a second opening is formed at a lower portion; and a right-half airbag inflated on a front-right side of the passenger wherein a first opening is formed at an upper portion, and a second opening is formed at a lower portion. A first seam joining the left-half airbag and the right-half airbag is formed to surround the first openings, and a second seam joining the left-half airbag and the right-half airbag is formed to surround the second openings. The first seam is located above an entrance line along which a top of a head of a small passenger enters the airbag and is substantially parallel with the entrance line.03-07-2013
20130056966AIRBAG, AIRBAG APPARATUS AND VEHICLE - An airbag includes: a base chamber; a left-half airbag inflated on a front-left side of the passenger, wherein a first opening is formed through the left-half airbag at an upper portion thereof; and a right-half airbag inflated on a front-right side of the passenger, wherein a first opening is formed through the right-half airbag at an upper portion thereof. A recess is formed between the left-half airbag and the right-half airbag so as to face the passenger, when the airbag is inflated in front of the passenger. The first openings are communicated with each other. A first seam joining the left-half airbag and the right-half airbag is formed to surround the first openings. The first openings communicated with each other are formed to extend in a vehicle front-rear direction.03-07-2013
20090295136Passenger airbag apparatus - A passenger airbag apparatus for a vehicle includes a retainer, an airbag folded and retained in the retainer, a deployment-limiting sheet, and a shape-retaining sheet. The deployment-limiting sheet has one end coupled to the retainer or the rear portion of the airbag, and extends toward the front portion of the airbag while being superposed on the airbag. The deployment-limiting sheet has a first folded part and extends along the rear portion of the airbag during inflation of the airbag. The first shape-retaining sheet is coupled to the retainer or the deployment-limiting sheet for retaining a shape of the folded airbag and a shape of the deployment-limiting sheet. The first shape-retaining sheet has a shape-retainment release portion for releasing a shape of the folded airbag by inflation of the airbag.12-03-2009
20090295135Passenger airbag apparatus - An airbag apparatus for a vehicle includes an airbag having a left airbag section and a right airbag section inflatable at left and right sides in a front area of an occupant, a retainer for retaining the airbag, and a first deployment-limiting sheet having one end coupled to the airbag or the retainer. The first deployment-limiting sheet at least partly overlaps the airbag and extends along the airbag from a rear portion to a front portion of the airbag. The first deployment-limiting sheet extends along the rear portion of the airbag during inflation thereof.12-03-2009
20130062869PACKAGING METHOD FOR AN AIRBAG, AIRBAG AND A DEVICE FOR FOLDING OR ROLLING AN AIRBAG - A method of rolling or folding an airbag to a thin tight tube, includes stretching the airbag during the rolling or folding in length direction.03-14-2013
20090236838Airbag Arrangement Having Thrust-Neutral Outlet Cross-Sections of the Gas Generator - An airbag system is disclosed comprising a gas generator and an airbag having at least two inflatable airbag regions. The airbag regions are attached to the gas generator by an interconnecting a T-shaped connecting piece having symmetrically opposed outlet stubs with differently sized outlet cross-sections, for inflating the airbag regions. In order to neutralize the thrust of the system in case of accidental fire. several means for controlling the outlet cross-section on at least one of the outlet stubs are disclosed.09-24-2009
20090033080Inflatable Air-Bag - An inflatable air-bag is disclosed which is provided with a controllable vent formed in the fabric of the air-bag. The vent comprises a hole formed in the fabric of the air-bag and a flexible vent tube which extends inwardly of the air-bag from the hole so as to terminate in an open free-end located within the air-bag. The free end of the vent tube is normally tethered within the air-bag so as to maintain the vent in a closed condition but is releasable in response to a signal so as to open the vent. In one arrangement the vent tube is fixed to the inner surface of the air-bag around the hole and is configured so as to have a tapering cross-section which is smaller at the free-end of the tube then at the fixed end of the tube. In another arrangement the vent tube is fixed to the inner surface of the air-bag fabric around the vent hole by stitching which runs around the periphery of the hole and which is located within the vent tube.02-05-2009
20100123303GAS GENERATING SYSTEM WITH THERMAL BARRIER - A housing unit for a gas generating system, the housing unit comprising a housing and a thermally insulative barrier covering at least a portion of an exterior of the housing. Gas generating system and a vehicle occupant protection system incorporating the housing unit are also described.05-20-2010
20110101663INFLATABLE AIRBAG ASSEMBLY WITH AN AIRBAG HOUSING VENT PANEL - Vents in inflatable airbags can be used to soften airbags during deployment by allowing inflation gas to exit from the interior of the airbag. Airbag vents can be used in conjunction with vents in an airbag housing and a vent panel that can align with the airbag vent with the housing vent and cover the aperture of the housing vent.05-05-2011
20090283997AIRBAG FOLDING DEVICE AND AIRBAG FOLDING METHOD - There are provided an airbag folding device, and an airbag folding method, for mechanically folding an airbag to form a doughnut-shaped airbag. The airbag folding device is characterized in comprising a support member (11-19-2009
20120098242AIRBAG - An airbag, especially a passenger airbag, comprises a rear injection orifice, a front wall (04-26-2012
20090096198Occupant Restraining Device - An occupant restraining device that can maintain the internal pressure of a bag at a high level is provided. A bag 04-16-2009
20100264633AIR BAG IN REAR VIEW MIRROR - A rear-view unit with an airbag device is presented, wherein the rear-view unit is set up in such a way that it has expected break points and/or flexible connections in different positions. The rear-view unit is completely clad by an air pocket of the airbag device.10-21-2010
20090001700Airbag housing - An airbag housing for a front seat passenger airbag module includes high side walls having a curved profile when viewed from above.01-01-2009
20080265554Airbag Device - There is provided an airbag device being excellent in performance of protection of an occupant wherein a folded airbag (10-30-2008
20100078923Moving body receiving system - A receiving system is installed on a vehicle and feeds out, when actuated, a receiving holder portion from a waiting position to a receiving position where the receiving holder portion can receive a moving body. The receiving system includes a holder base which is fixed to a waiting position side of the receiving holder portion, a drive mechanism and a plastically deformable member. The drive mechanism is connected to the holder base and the receiving holder portion and receives, when actuated, a drive force transmitted from a drive source, so as to feed out the receiving holder portion from the waiting position to the receiving position. The plastically deformable member is formed as a separate element from the receiving holder portion and is arranged so as to be supported on the holder base and the receiving holder portion, whereby when the receiving holder portion which has been disposed in the receiving position moves towards the waiting position side, the plastically deformable member is plastically deformed so as to absorb the kinetic energy of the moving body.04-01-2010
20090206587Airbag and Airbag Device - An airbag and an airbag device, a vent hole of which remains closed or is made open to a small extent until the internal pressure of the airbag becomes equal or more than predetermined, and becomes opened or is made open to a large extent when the internal pressure of the airbag becomes equal or more than predetermined and also when an occupant comes in contact with the airbag. A vent hole 08-20-2009
20090091111Air bag with deployment flap - An apparatus (04-09-2009
20080290639Airbag packet - An airbag packet includes an airbag that is vacuum packed in a film. The airbag is folded into a deep drawn lower film that is sealed at sealing points to an upper film. The sealing points are sealed at various strengths so that when the airbag is deployed the upper film remains connected to the lower film at one or more sealing points.11-27-2008
20100001500Folded airbag for a motor vehicle - A folded airbag for a motor vehicle, which can be inflated in case of a crash, having a first rolled folding created by rolling up a first airbag section, and a second rolled folding created by rolling up a second airbag section. The spatial directions, along which the two airbag sections are rolled up to form a rolled folding are oriented at an angle to each other.01-07-2010
20110204607PREFORMED FLEXIBLE HOUSING FOR AIRBAG MODULE - A preformed flexibly resilient housing for retaining an airbag cushion and securing the airbag module to a vehicle structure. The preformed flexibly resilient housing has a persistent preformed shape and is flexible when subjected to stress. Features are added to the rim of the preformed flexibly resilient housing for interfacing with either a collar or the vehicle structure. The preformed flexibly resilient housing may be secured directly to the vehicle structure, or it may be secured using an intermediary such as a rigid collar. The preformed flexibly resilient housing may additionally have features for securing the preformed flexibly resilient housing to an inflation source.08-25-2011
20080290638Airbag arrangement - An airbag arrangement for a vehicle occupant restraint system includes an inflatable airbag having at least one outflow opening through which gas can flow out of the airbag. The airbag arrangement also includes a stretchable element including a covering structure for adjustably covering a portion of the outflow opening. The covering structure moves relative to the outflow opening when the stretchable element is stretched. The airbag arrangement also includes a fastener for fastening the stretchable element to the airbag so the stretchable element stretches when the airbag inflates and the covering structure moves relative to the outflow opening changing the size of the covered portion of the outflow opening.11-27-2008
20130119649AIRBAG APPARATUS - An airbag apparatus having an airbag, which is formed into a bag shape by sewing a base fabric, is disclosed. The airbag includes a seam having a first seam section and a second seam section, which is formed after the first seam section is formed. The second seam section has an extremity and an overlapped portion, which is a section between the extremity and an intersected portion. The first seam section has an end part, which includes an overlapping portion. The overlapping portion is located at a position inside of the overlapped portion of the second seam section and extends along the overlapped portion. The overlapping portion includes an intersecting portion, which intersects the intersected portion of the second seam section. The end part of the first seam section further includes an extension, which extends from the intersecting portion to a position that is outside of the second seam section.05-16-2013
20080258446Method for the production of a gas bag packet for an airbag module - A process for producing an airbag packet for an airbag module is provided. The airbag is folded up in a folding apparatus to form an airbag packet. Then, the airbag packet is enclosed in a gastight manner by a flexible envelope, wherein the airbag packet is at least partially enclosed by the envelope while it is still in the folding apparatus.10-23-2008
20090051152Tubular part - The present invention relates to a tubular part for fixing and holding a fixing object part inserted therein, the fixing object part being fixed by inwardly crimping a circumferential wall on a side of one end opening of the tubular part, 02-26-2009
20110140401TEAR STITCHING FOR INFLATABLE VEHICLE OCCUPANT PROTECTION DEVICES - Tear stitching (06-16-2011
20090102173AIRBAG CUSHION FOLDING METHODS - The methods for folding an airbag cushion into a housing provide for a predetermined deployment trajectory. The airbag cushion is defined by an upper panel and a lower panel. A first portion of the airbag cushion is tucked into a second portion of the airbag cushion such that the upper and lower panels of the first portion are positioned in between the upper and lower panels of the second portion. The tucked portion is folded in towards the housing. First and second halves of the tucked airbag cushion are folded in towards the housing. Finally, the folded first and second halves of the airbag cushion are folded into the housing.04-23-2009
20090102172METHOD OF ASSEMBLING AIRBAG DEVICE AND AIRBAG DEVICE - The invention improves efficiency in a work for assembling an airbag device (04-23-2009
20130214517Airbag, in Particular for a Motor Vehicle - An airbag for a motor vehicle includes a support structure moveable from a storage position into a restraint position and a covering by means of which a restraint volume of the airbag formed by the support structure in its restraint position is surrounded. The covering is formed as an element separate from the support structure and having passage regions in which the covering is at least substantially permeable to air in at least one direction of flow, and connecting regions that are reinforced relative thereto, in which the covering is connected to the support structure.08-22-2013
20100156075PASSENGER AIRBAG - An airbag includes end panels sewn onto opposite ends of the airbag. The end panels include side tabs and a center tab. The side tabs hook onto a retainer. The center tab is sewn to the airbag adjacent the opening in the retainer to pull the airbag against the concave inner surface of the retainer, thereby eliminating bunching and folding of airbag material at the interface of the retainer and inflator.06-24-2010
20090079176AIRBAG APPARATUS - An airbag apparatus equipped with an airbag, a garnish, a hinge, a protector and a bracket fixed to a vehicle body. An upper side of the garnish is supported by the bracket via the hinge. An engaging part protruding from the lower part of a garnish main part is engaged with an engagement receiving part disposed at the protector. Normally, the engaging part is engaged with the engagement receiving part, thereby retaining the shape of the garnish. On expansion of the airbag, the airbag presses the engaging part, by which the engaging part is disengaged from the engagement receiving part, and the garnish is opened smoothly. The airbag can be covered with the garnish, thereby allowing the garnish to move smoothly on expansion of the airbag.03-26-2009
20100237596Airbag device - [Object] To provide a technique that is effective for allowing a pressurized fluid to pass through smoothly between a plurality of bag-like bodies when inflated and extend, and for improving their extendibility.09-23-2010
20100127487SEWING STRUCTURE OF FACING SHEET MEMBER FOR COVERING VEHICLE SEAT, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND AIR BAG STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLE SEAT - An aspect of the present invention provides a sewing structure of a facing sheet member for covering a vehicle seat. The facing sheet member is formed by sewing a plurality of facing sheet pieces together at respective end parts thereof. Each of the facing sheet pieces includes a surface member and a pad member laminated on the surface member. In the end part of each of the facing sheet pieces, at least a part of the pad member is removed or the pad member is not laminated on the surface member. The plurality of facing sheet pieces are sewed together using the surface members at the end parts thereof.05-27-2010
20110127756METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FOLDING AN AIRBAG FOR AN AIRBAG MODULE - A method for folding an airbag for an airbag module in which the airbag is disposed on a support is provided. At least one piling element for folding the airbag is provided next to the exterior edge of the airbag disposed on the support. The airbag is folded together using the at least one piling element in that the piling element is moved along the support in the direction toward the interior of the airbag disposed on the support. A retainer protrudes from the at least one piling element and moving together with the piling element during the movement thereof and reaching over or under an edge area of the airbag. The at least one retainer acts on an edge area of the airbag in such a way that an undercut is formed in the airbag through the effect of the retainer.06-02-2011
20100133796Side airbag apparatus - A pressure reducing portion is formed by joining two fabric portions at a position corresponding to an occupant's arm. The pressure reducing portion limits the thickness of the airbag in the widthwise direction of a vehicle and prevents the arm from being pressed inward in the widthwise direction. A support joint portion joins the fabric portions at a position below the lower end of the pressure reducing portion and behind the front end of the pressure reducing portion when the airbag is arranged in such a manner that a linear portion of the airbag extends vertically. The support joint portion projects toward the pressure reducing portion beyond the line including the lower end of the airbag and the lower end of the linear portion. The end of the support joint portion located close to the pressure reducing portion is located below the lower end of the pressure reducing portion.06-03-2010
20110109071VEHICLE AIRBAG AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An airbag for a vehicle, the airbag formed as a bag body by sewing together a base cloth, wherein the bag body is configured so that a direction in which the bag body unfolds expands from a base end side of the bag body to a tip end side, and, the bag body includes a tensional force providing mechanism generating a tensional force pulling an upper rim of the bag body toward an outer side by forming a tension line extending so as to cross with the direction in which the bag body unfolds, along a side surface of the bag body.05-12-2011
20110018244HIGHLY THERMAL RESISTANT MATERIAL FOR A VEHICLE SAFETY DEVICE - An airbag. The airbag includes a heat shield made of a thermal resistant material that prevents a pyrotechnic inflator's clinkers and hot gas from damaging the airbag or injuring the vehicle occupant. The thermal resistant material is a base fabric web with an elastomeric coating that includes a high aspect ratio additive such as vitreous fibers of alumina silicates. The resulting thermal resistant material exhibits exceptionally good thermal resistance times while, at the same time, uses relatively low coating weights.01-27-2011
20090066069HOOD AIRBAG DEVICE FOR USE IN A VEHICLE - In a hood airbag device (03-12-2009
20110042928AIR BAG CONTAINER - The present invention relates to an air bag container consisting of an impact modified polyamide composition, wherein the polyamide composition has a Melt Volume-Flow Rate higher than 25 cm02-24-2011
20110115203AIRBAG AND AIRBAG DEVICE - A sewing thread of a sewn portion provided in an air chamber of an airbag is prevented from being cut during manufacturing, and damage to the airbag starting from an end of the sewn portion is suppressed. An inner connecting portion (05-19-2011
20100140909OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM - An occupant restraint system according to the present invention includes a side airbag device having a first airbag (06-10-2010
20090033079AIRBAG FOLDING DEVICE AND AIRBAG FOLDING METHOD - There are provided an airbag folding device, and an airbag folding method, for mechanically folding an airbag to form a doughnut-shaped airbag. The airbag folding device is characterized in comprising a support member (02-05-2009
20090322065Folding method for door mounted inflatable curtain - A method of folding or compacting a door-mounted inflatable curtain airbag to reduce the overall length of the airbag for positioning onto a vehicle. The airbag may generally be substantially parallellogrammatical in shape. The method involves a two-step process (1) folding the airbag along an axis that is substantially normal to the rear edge (first edge) of the airbag and (2) subsequently folding the airbag radially to compact the airbag down into its final, storable position. The present methods allow folding, compaction of the airbag without having a fold that is parallel to the compacted length of the airbag.12-31-2009
20090108574AIRBAG CUSHION FOLDING METHODS - Methods are provided for folding an airbag cushion into a housing. In one implementation of the inventive method, an airbag cushion defined by an upper panel and a lower panel is provided. A first portion of the airbag cushion is tucked into a second portion of the airbag cushion such that the upper and lower panels of the first portion are positioned in between the upper and lower panels of the second portion. The tucked portion is folded in towards the housing. First and second halves of the tucked airbag cushion are folded in towards the housing. Finally, the folded first and second halves of the airbag cushion are folded into the housing.04-30-2009
20100320736Airbag - The invention relates to an airbag with wall parts (12-23-2010
20100156076AIRBAG, AIRBAG DEVICE, AND VEHICLE - An airbag comprises a right half airbag to be inflated on a front right side of an occupant, a left half airbag to be inflated on a front left side of the occupant, and a base-end chamber that communicates with base-end sides of the right half airbag and the left half airbag. The right half airbag and the left half airbag are stitched together by a seam. The interior of each of the bags and communicate with each other by upper part and lower part openings and. A vertically extended concave portion exists on a surface of the inflated airbag that faces the occupant. The concave portion is deepest in the intermediate part and shallow in the upper part and lower part.06-24-2010
20110042929FILM AIRBAGS - Inflatable airbag for a vehicle which is deployed in the event of an accident involving the vehicle to provide protection for an occupant of the vehicle includes a plurality of ribbons coupled together to define an enclosed, fluid-retaining space and a layer of film laminated on at least one of an outer side of the woven ribbons and an inner side of the ribbons. The ribbons each have a width of less than about 3 mm and preferably about 0.5 to about 1 mm. The ribbons may be made from polypropylene, polyethylene, polyester or polyamide and the layers of film may be made from polyethylene, polyurethane, polyester or polyamide. The ribbons and layers of film may be made of the same or different materials.02-24-2011
20100295283BASE FABRIC FOR AIR BAG - A base fabric for an air bag is provided which is light-weight, flexible, superior in stowability, air shieldability, heat resistance and flame retardancy, further superior in the adhesion to resin and difficult to undergo stitch dislocation and fray. The air bag base fabric comprises a synthetic fiber fabric at least one surface of which is coated with resin. The resin is present also over at least 85% of the total area of an intertwined portion interface as a warp-weft crossing portion of the synthetic fiber fabric.11-25-2010
20100320737AIR BAG DEVICE FOR PASSENGER SEAT - An airbag device that may ensure an increased restraining force and a reduction of damage with respect to an occupant that is out of position or of small stature is provided. The airbag device for a passenger seat of the present invention may be disposed inside an instrument panel of a vehicle and protects an occupant inside the vehicle by inflation and deployment of an airbag when an emergency situation occurs. The airbag device includes: an airbag that is compressed into a plurality of layers in a vertical direction when not used, and inflated and deployed when an emergency situation occurs; and a restriction member that restricts the deployment of the airbag so that a deployment direction of an upper layer portion is directed toward an occupant side, wherein the upper layer portion is deployed first from among the plurality of layers of the airbag.12-23-2010
20120306186AIRBAG FOR A VEHICLE PASSENGER-PROTECTING SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - An airbag device for a vehicle passenger-protecting system. According to one variant, the airbag device comprises a first airbag segment, which has at least two material blanks and a second airbag segment which has at least two material blanks, wherein the material blanks of the first airbag segment and the material blanks of the second airbag segment are connected to one another at the respective circumferential edge in a gas-tight manner. The first airbag segment has a first transitional section and the second airbag segment has a second transitional section, wherein the transitional sections form a transitional region in which the two airbag segments are connected to one another in a gas-tight manner. An opening can be formed in each of the two transitional sections.12-06-2012
20090026745SILICONE COMPOSITION AND PROCESS THAT IS USEFUL FOR IMPROVING THE TEAR STRENGTH AND THE COMBING STRENGTH OF AN INFLATABLE BAG FOR PROTECTING AN OCCUPANT OF A VEHICLE - The general field of the invention is that of airbags. The invention relates to a process for improving the tear strength and the combing strength of coated fabrics intended for uses in the field of inflatable bags using a silicone composition comprising an additive containing a polyorganosiloxane resin (V) and a calcium carbonate. After coating the composition onto the fabric supports and curing, the coated supports not only have optimum adhesion and crease resistance properties, but also have good properties in terms of combing strength and tear strength.01-29-2009
20120153604AIRBAG MODULE FOR A VEHICLE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM - An air bag module for a vehicle occupant restraint system is provided. The air bag module comprising an air bag package, having an air bag which is inflatable for the protection of a vehicle occupant, as well as an envelope in which the air bag is arranged, and a module casing, in which the air bag package is arranged. Here, the envelope of the air bag package comprises a first envelope part and a second envelope part and the first envelope part and the second envelope part have at least one flange section each, which are connected to each other so that at least one envelope flange protruding from the remaining air bag package is formed. It is provided that the envelope flange is spatially fixed on the module casing and/or can be spatially fixed between the module casing and an adjacent structure.06-21-2012
20110181031AIRBAG - An airbag is provided which includes at least one fabric panel and a structural seam. The structural seam includes an adhesive but does not include stitching. Such stitching tends to weaken the fabric of airbags and causes a higher denier fabric with higher strength to be used to offset the loss in strength, but this in turn produces an airbag of greater weight due to the high denier fabric. By providing an airbag with a structural seam provided by an adhesive without stitching, an airbag may be lighter and may be inflated in less time.07-28-2011
20100052300Airbag and airbag device - An airbag for restraining an occupant includes a sheet-shaped web having a predetermined shape and a circumferential edge. The web is folded and arranged such that the circumferential edge is overlapped and gathered substantially in one location of the web and joined together so as to form a substantially sealed inner space inside the airbag.03-04-2010
20100007124BI-LOBULAR AIR BAG - An inflatable vehicle occupant protection device (01-14-2010
20100327568Restraint System with Closeable Air Flow Openings - A restraint system having support elements can be transferred from a storage position to a restraint position. Flexible casing elements are disposed between the support elements and have air flow openings, such that the support elements having the flexible casing elements enclose a restraint volume in the restraint position. A resistance element is disposed at each of the air flow openings in order to impede or prevent the escape of air from the restraint volume compared to the inflow at the respective air flow opening. Such resistance elements may be formed by a second layer, displaced fabric threads, flexible fabric web sections and other elements such that a check valve function is provided.12-30-2010
20120299278AIRBAG FOR FRONT PASSENGER'S SEAT - An object of the present invention is to make it possible to manufacture many types of airbags corresponding to vehicles by merely changing a sewing line, while using panels in common. An airbag for a front passenger's seat is structured by using an inner panel that is sewn together opposingly in a vehicle transverse direction, wherein an outer panel that is provided so as to nip the inner panel from both sides in the vehicle transverse direction, and is provided with a left side bag portion that is positioned at a vehicle transverse direction left side, and a right side bag portion that is positioned at a vehicle transverse direction right side. A shape of a concave portion at a passenger side between the left side bag portion and the right side bag portion is set by a sewing line of sewing together the inner panel.11-29-2012
20100164211Method for producing an airbag package for an airbag module - A method for producing an airbag package for an airbag module, which airbag package at least comprises an airbag and a protection covering surrounding the airbag is provided. The method using a first tool that comprises a recess for receiving the airbag package. The method comprising the steps of: covering the recess with an evenly outspread first protection covering part of the protection covering, folding the airbag, and inserting the folded airbag into the recess under interposition of the first protection covering part.07-01-2010
20120267883AIR BAG WITH IMPROVED TEAR STITCH - An apparatus (10-25-2012
20100187798Airbag Restraint Device for Occupants of a Vehicle - An airbag restraint device for occupants of a vehicle, and including an airbag system having an airbag module with an inflatable airbag. A cover at least partially covers the airbag and has a tear seam via which the airbag, upon inflation, can expand outwardly. A force-concentrating arrangement concentrates the opening force of the expanding airbag onto the tear seam, and comprises a structure extending around the airbag and having two opposite ends. The structure is folded over to form two layers and to bring the ends together at the tear seam, where the ends are connected to the cover. One of the ends is provided with a plurality of spaced-apart, strip-shaped members extending away from that end and sewn directly to the tear seam to form tear strips that upon expansion of the airbag tear defined, spaced-apart holes into the tear seam for a defined further opening thereof. The layers of the structure are disposed next to or parallel to one another.07-29-2010
20120280478SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG AND METHOD AND APPARTUS FOR MANUFACTURING A SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG - An inflatable cushion for a side of a vehicle is provided, the inflatable cushion having a first portion of material; a second portion of material, the first portion of material being secured to the second portion of material to define the inflatable cushion; wherein at least a portion of a peripheral edge of the inflatable cushion is defined by a seam wherein an inner surface of the first portion is secured to an inner surface of the second portion only by a plurality of stitches; and wherein a strip of a third portion of material is applied to the seam of an outer surface of either the first portion or the second portion when the plurality of stitches are applied.11-08-2012
20120280480AIRBAG CUSHION AND AN AIRBAG SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME - The present invention relates to an airbag cushion and an airbag system including the same, and particularly to an airbag cushion, including: at least one fabric; and seam parts connecting the fabric, wherein deviation of upper seam thread length per a unit length of the fabric between the first seam part sewed in forward direction and the second seam part sewed in reverse direction in the seam parts is 15% or less, a method of preparing the same, and an airbag system including the same.11-08-2012
20120280479Coated Fabric Products - This relates to the coating of air bags, which are used for safety purposes to protect occupants of vehicles such as automobiles, and of air bag fabrics intended to be made into air bags. In particular the invention relates to the top coating of air bags and air bag fabrics which have been pre-coated with a cured organic resin coating composition. The top-coat is an anti-blocking coating composition comprising at least one solid lubricant dispersed in an organic polymer binder. A process for applying the top-coat is also described.11-08-2012
20130015646KNEE AIRBAGAANM Okamoto; MasakazuAACI YokohamaAACO JPAAGP Okamoto; Masakazu Yokohama JPAANM Hanawa; AkifumiAACI YokohamaAACO JPAAGP Hanawa; Akifumi Yokohama JPAANM Ohshima; TakashiAACI Kohoku-kuAACO JPAAGP Ohshima; Takashi Kohoku-ku JP - An airbag in which no choking occurs and which can be rapidly deployed. A cushion section of the airbag internally accommodates a cylinder-type inflator that includes an insertion hole for inserting the inflator from an outside to an inside, and a diffuser into which the inflator is inserted, and a diffuser having a tubular portion obtained by folding back a section of cloth to form symmetrical portions with an upper base formed by the folded back part and a lower base formed by adjacent ends of the symmetrical portions. The cushion section is folded back at both lateral sides of the along first folding lines that are substantially orthogonal to a longitudinal direction of the diffuser.01-17-2013
20130020791CURTAIN BAG - Provided is a curtain bag which can be brought into an inflated state as required in a short time without locally applying an excessive load to its outer peripheral joint part (01-24-2013
20130140800Airbag - An airbag having an outer skin enclosing at least one gas chamber is disclosed. The outer skin is made at least in parts of polymer material with the polymers of the polymer material being made by polymerisation of monomers. In order to reduce the total consumption of fossil based raw materials during the life cycle of a vehicle, at least a part of the monomers are sustainable based monomers being produced from a renewable raw material.06-06-2013
20080217896Airbag fold bracket - An airbag system in a motor vehicle including one or more inflatable airbags and at least one airbag fold bracket configured to indicate the location of at least one airbag fold of the inflatable airbag. The airbag fold bracket may also be configured to maintain the position and shape of the airbag fold of the inflatable airbag while in the undeployed state. Furthermore, the airbag fold bracket may be configured to adjust and tune the deployment of the inflatable airbag.09-11-2008
20110266782VEHICLE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM COMPRISING AN INFLATABLE GAS BAG - A vehicle occupant restraint system is provided. The vehicle occupant restraint system comprising a gas bag inflatable with gas, which includes at least one first fabric layer and one second fabric layer, which are connected with each other along their edge by means of a peripheral seam, and at least one outflow opening via which gas can flow out of the gas bag, wherein the outflow opening is formed by an interruption of the peripheral seam, wherein the peripheral seam is interrupted such that it comprises on both sides of the outflow opening a portion extending substantially vertical to the adjoining edge of the gas bag and ending at the edge of the gas bag, and at least one additional seam formed in the region of the outflow opening is provided, which at least partly closes the outflow opening, wherein the additional seam is designed such that it opens during the inflation process.11-03-2011
20130127142AIRBAG DEVICE - An airbag device capable of reducing the volume of an airbag while still securing occupant restraining capability. The occupant seat airbag device is disposed inside a vehicle front-rear direction curved section of an instrument panel facing both towards the vehicle top-bottom direction top side and vehicle front-rear direction rear side. The airbag is configured including a pair of outer deployment sections that receive gas supplied from an inflator and inflate and deploy separately from each other in the vehicle width direction, and an inner deployment section formed by a connecting a cloth around substantially the entire periphery of the outer edges of the pair of outer deployment sections. An occupant side deployment section of the inner deployment section does not receive gas supplied from the inflator and deploys as the pair of outer deployment sections deploy.05-23-2013
20080303257AIRBAG APPARATUS - An airbag apparatus including: an airbag; a vent hole; a plurality of rupture joining parts which join the base fabric pieces in a manner breakable by the high-pressure gas expansion; and a vent hole cover having a connecting part at which the vent hole cover is connected to the airbag by the rupture joining parts, wherein: the airbag has an outer expansion part provided at a position outside the finishing-ends of the rupture joining parts; the plurality of rupture joining parts are rotationally symmetric to each other about the center of the base fabric pieces, and partially overlap each other in the circumferential direction; and the connecting part of the vent hole cover is provided in the vicinity of a middle position of the two finishing-ends of an adjacent pair of the rupture joining parts.12-11-2008
20130140799AIRBAG TRAJECTORY CONTROL ENVELOPE - An example trajectory control envelope includes a trajectory control envelope configured to receive an airbag and to control deployment of the airbag.06-06-2013
20130147170BASE FABRIC FOR AIRBAG - An object of the present invention is to provide a base fabric suitable for the production of a general purpose airbag having a higher airtight performance with reduced air permeability, a high pressure resistance in the boundary portion between the inflating part and the non-inflating part, and a high impact absorption for an occupant, and a base fabric for an airbag of the present invention comprises a woven fabric formed of a multifilament synthetic fiber having a total fineness of 200 to 550 dtex and a single filament fineness of 2.0 to 7.0 dtex, wherein the elongation is, on average of warp and weft, from 5 to 15% and from 15 to 30% under loads of 50 N/cm and 300 N/cm, respectively, and the pullout resistance of the constituent yarn is from 50 to 200 N/cm/cm on average of warp and weft.06-13-2013
20130154246AIRBAG FOLDING METHOD AND AIRBAG APPARATUS - There is provided an airbag folding method for folding an airbag. The method includes in the following order: (a) folding the inner panel and the outer panel into a symmetrical substantially rectangular shape such that a groove of the concave region is located along a center line, wherein the center line passes through a center of the introduction port and symmetrically divides the inner and outer panels; (b) folding the inner and outer panels along fold lines from right and left edges thereof toward the center line, wherein the fold lines are substantially parallel to the center line; and (c) folding and rolling up the inner and outer panels from both ends of the center line toward the introduction port.06-20-2013
20130187366Airbag, in Particular for a Motor Vehicle - An airbag for a motor vehicle includes a support structure moveable from a stowage position into a restraint position and a covering that surrounds a restraint volume of the airbag formed by the support structure in its restraint position. The covering is an element that is separate from the support structure and joined to the support structure.07-25-2013
20130187367POLYESTER YARN AND A PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR - Disclosed is a polyester yarn, wherein a room-temperature strength-elongation index (X07-25-2013
20130187368AIRBAG FOR A VEHICLE - An airbag for a vehicle comprising an inflatable portion and lugs arranged at the periphery of the inflatable portion. The airbag is made of a one-piece-woven technology having a structure made of warp threads and weft threads. The airbag further comprises a marking for enabling a detection of an incorrect attachment of the airbag at the vehicle. The marking is realized by a coded weaving structure in at least one lug.07-25-2013
20130200602Airbag for a Motor Vehicle - An airbag for a motor vehicle, having a housing and at least one restraining element, which has at least one receptacle space for a gaseous medium, in particular air, and which can be moved, in the case of an accident-induced application of force to the motor vehicle, into a restraining position by the flowing of medium into the receptacle space from a storage position within the housing. At least one wall of the housing has at least one inflow opening for the medium.08-08-2013

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