06326704 is referenced by 30 patents and cites 52 patents.

Electrical system in a vehicle including a plurality of devices used in the operation of the vehicle, a single communication bus to which the devices are connected and a single power bus to which the devices are connected. The devices include at least one accelerometer and/or at least one airbag initiator. The power bus provides power to the devices while the communication bus provides communications to and from the devices to, e.g., a control module. The devices are preferably provided with individual device addresses such that each device will respond only to its device address. Each bus may include a pair of wires and a single pair of wires may constitute both buses.

Title
Vehicle electrical system
Application Number
9/356314
Publication Number
6326704 (B1)
Application Date
July 16, 1999
Publication Date
December 4, 2001
Inventor
Wendell C Johnson
San Diego
CA, US
Wilbur E Duvall
Kimberling City
MO, US
David S Breed
Boonton Township, Morris County
NJ, US
Agent
Brian Roffe
US
Assignee
Automotive Technologies International
NJ, US
IPC
G06F 1/26
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