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George W Goetz: Inflatable restraint system. TRW Automotive Products, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, April 4, 1989: US04817828 (100 worldwide citation)

An inflatable restraint system includes an airbag which is expanded by an inflator assembly to restrain movement of an occupant of a vehicle in the event of a collision. The inflator assembly includes a plurality of grains or bodies of gas generating material which are disposed in a longitudinally e ...


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Stephen R Bloom: Wide angle mirror attachment for vehicle side view mirrors. Perfection Automotive Products Corporation, Cullen Sloman Cantor Grauer Scott & Rutherford, September 23, 1980: US04223983 (83 worldwide citation)

A small, wide angle mirror, for application upon a conventional vehicle side view mirror surface, formed of a molded plastic, generally wedge-shaped, box having integral walls and a curved base which is mirrored. The box is closed with a separate, flat plate which is frictionally secured within the ...


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Ronald Zander, Dennis J Wells, Leon Merkley, Dean Esterberg: Deflector ring for use with inflators with passive restraint devices. Talley Automotive Products, Pennie & Edmonds, February 20, 1990: US04902036 (77 worldwide citation)

A vehicle passive restraint device comprising an air bag positioned between an occupant of the vehicle and an interior portion thereof for protecting the occupant from an impact with the interior portion in the event of a collision involving the vehicle; a generator for producing a sufficient quanti ...


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James Burr Anderson Jr: Touch control switches for vehicles. Cooper Automotive Products, Fish & Richardson P C, January 11, 2000: US06013956 (69 worldwide citation)

A touch panel for controlling a vehicle function includes a panel installed in a vehicle and a thin film switch disposed on the surface of the panel. The thin film switch is configured to control a vehicle function. The touch panel also may have a thin film range switch disposed on the surface of th ...


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Jess Cuevas: Aspirating/venting air bag module assembly. Talley Automotive Products, Pennie & Edmonds, October 31, 1989: US04877264 (62 worldwide citation)

A motor vehicle modularized airbag assembly adapted for facilitating an aspirating flow of ambient atmosphere through the module and into the air bag to facilitate the inflation thereof and thereafter so as to vent the contents into the surrounding atmosphere. The assembly comprises a pyrotechnic in ...


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George W Goetz, Brian K Hamilton: Gas generating material. TRW Automotive Products, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, October 6, 1987: US04698107 (61 worldwide citation)

Structure for generating nitrogen gas for inflating an air bag vehicle occupant restraint comprises a grain made of an azide based material which generates gas upon combustion. The grain has an ignition enhancing coating thereon consisting essentially of 20 to 50% by weight of an alkali metal azide, ...


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Brian K Hamilton: Gas generating material. TRW Automotive Products, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, September 29, 1987: US04696705 (59 worldwide citation)

Structure for generating nitrogen gas for inflating an air bag vehicle occupant restraint comprises a grain made of an azide based material which generates gas upon combustion. The grain is made of a gas generating material which includes 61-68% by weight of sodium azide, 0-5% by weight of sodium ni ...


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Patrick L Ohm, Robert A Horn, Hong Chung Chang: Digital display compass for mounting on vehicle rear view mirror. Bell Automotive Products, Baker Botts L, December 6, 2005: US06971181 (57 worldwide citation)

A digital display compass for mounting on vehicle rear view mirrors, including a direction sensor module generating signals corresponding to a direction that it is facing attached to the inside of the vehicle windshield, an electronic housing attached to the back side of the rear view mirror, and a ...


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David Parsons: Liquid pressure apparatus. Automotive Products, Kemon & Estabrook, October 4, 1983: US04407125 (55 worldwide citation)

Friction clutch release apparatus for a motor vehicle comprises a driver-operable master cylinder, a slave cylinder and a conduit which connects the master outlet to the slave cylinder inlet. A liquid reservoir communicates with the bore of the master cylinder between the piston and the outlet when ...


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David C Peterson, Keith V Leigh Monstevens: Clutch actuator system. Automotive Products, Krass & Young, December 7, 1993: US05267635 (54 worldwide citation)

A clutch actuation system for use in engaging and disengaging the clutch of a manual transmission motor vehicle. The system includes a sensor sensing the rotary movement of the clutch pedal, an electric motor having a screw output shaft driving a ball nut mechanism engaging a clutch release member, ...