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Bo Swedenklef: Seat for use in a vehicle. Autoliv Development, George H Spencer, Norman N Kunitz, Veneable, February 8, 2000: US06022074 (49 worldwide citation)

A seat for use in a vehicle has a squab and a seat-back element, the seat-back element is mounted so that when the vehicle is subjected to a rear impact, initially the lower part of the seat-back element moves rearwardly relative to the squab and relative to the upper part or head-rest provided on t ...


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David W Schneider: Inflatable knee bolster with external tethering. Autoliv ASP, Sally J Brown, James D Erickson, August 13, 2002: US06431583 (49 worldwide citation)

A knee airbag system is configured to be disposed in an instrument panel of a vehicle. The knee airbag system has a modular housing which is connected to the instrument panel of the vehicle. An inflatable airbag and an inflator are disposed within the modular housing. In an accident situation, the i ...


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David W Parkinson, Bradley W Smith, Robert E Lewis: Inflator based fire suppression system. Autoliv ASP, George W Rauchfuss Jr, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle L, November 30, 1999: US05992528 (45 worldwide citation)

A fire extinguisher comprises a pressure bottle containing the fire extinguishing material and having mounted therein a diffuser-actuation housing. A source of pressurized gas is in at least one of the pressure bottle or the housing or may be in both. The housing has internal exhaust ports for permi ...


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Timothy A DePottey, David W Schneider: Airbag cushion with adaptive venting for reduced out-of-position effects. Autoliv ASP, Sally J Brown, Stoel Rives, August 28, 2007: US07261319 (43 worldwide citation)

An airbag cushion is disclosed for use in automotive protective systems. The airbag cushion includes a vent flap that, prior to cushion deployment, extends from the cushion exterior through a vent. A strap is coupled to the vent flap and to an interior surface of the cushion. Upon airbag deployment, ...


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Bradley W Smith, Alan R Larsen: Chemical cooling of airbag inflation gases. Autoliv ASP, Sally J Brown, August 1, 2000: US06095559 (41 worldwide citation)

Assemblies and methods are provided for cooling a hot gas utilizing a solid chemical coolant wherein the mass of coolant is maintained to avoid the creation of flow passageways, channels or the like therethrough which may otherwise serve to avoid or reduce either or both the amount and extent of con ...


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Eriksson Dick: Airbag having tubular conduit folded back on itself for delivery of inflation gas.. Autoliv Dev, December 24, 1997: GB2314300-A (38 worldwide citation)

An airbag 1 is defined by a peripheral seam 2 and interconnected panels 3, 4 and comprises a plurality of vertical, cylindrical cells 6 separated by seams 5, the cells communicating with a flow passage 7 via apertures in their upper ends 10. The flow passage is tubular and initially extends away fro ...


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Hubert Rothleitner, Michael Breunig, Colm Peter Boran, David James Tippy, Myron Ihor Senyk, Vincent Colarossi: Backup power supply for restraint control module. Autoliv ASP, Sally J Brown, James D Erickson, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, May 4, 2004: US06731023 (38 worldwide citation)

A backup power supply for a restraint control module is disclosed that includes a main power source that is connected to a backup power source charging circuit. A boost converter control and driver circuit is connected with the main power source and the backup power source such that the boost conver ...


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Mark L Enders: Knee airbag and glove box assembly. Autoliv ASP, Sally J Brown, Madson & Austin, August 28, 2007: US07261318 (37 worldwide citation)

A glove box airbag system is disclosed that may be used to protect the knees and/or legs of a vehicle occupant during a crash. The airbag assembly includes a glove box and a housing that encases a knee airbag. The housing is positioned below the glove box. The entirety of the housing may be position ...


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Kerry C Walker, Scott A Jackson, Brian H Fulmer: Airbag inflator with consumable igniter tube. Autoliv ASP, Sally J Brown, December 8, 1998: US05845933 (37 worldwide citation)

A consumable igniter tube for a solid fuel passenger side airbag inflator is provided. The igniter tube is composed of a thin metallic material, such as aluminum foil, that has it walls being at least partially, and preferably essentially fully devoured, almost instantaneously upon ignition of the p ...