Wier Franz: Method of manufacturing a cable portion with a fastening member for a vehicle occupant restraint system and cable portion manufactured by using the method. Trw Repa, November 25, 1998: EP0879742-A1 (406 worldwide citation)

This new method connects a cable section (10) to a fastening termination (12) for a vehicle passenger restraint system. The cable section of desired characteristics, is given a plastic casing (14). This is then heated and the fastener is pressed onto the heated part. Preferably the plastic casing is ...

Shi Ping Hsu, James M Ling, Arthur F Messenger, Bruce W Evans: Personal identification fob. TRW, Michael S Yatsko, March 21, 2000: US06041410 (301 worldwide citation)

Apparatus, and a method for its use, for automatically verifying the identity of a person seeking access to a protected property, such as a car, room, building or automatic teller machine. The apparatus, which is disclosed in the form of a handheld fob (14), includes a sensor (16) for reading biomet ...

Anthony T Materna, Roger A Vossler, Frank M Stepczyk: Computer integration system. TRW, Noel F Heal, Sol L Goldstein, December 22, 1987: US04714995 (296 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for integrating independent computer systems with associated heterogeneous data bases having some common or shared data entities. The apparatus includes an update capturing module installed at each of the computer systems, for capturing update transactions involving shared data entities, a ...

Charles E Steffens Jr, Thomas H Vos, Scott B Gentry, Joseph F Mazur, Brian K Blackburn: Method and apparatus for controlling an actuatable restraining device in response to discrete control zones. TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, May 9, 1995: US05413378 (294 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for controlling an occupant restraint system, such as an air bag (102), includes position sensors (80, 84, 86) for sensing position of an occupant and a weight sensor (70) for sensing weight of the occupant. Both the position sensors (80, 84, 86) and the weight sensor (70) are connected ...

Engelbert Lu, Kevin McLaughlin: Recovery of calibrated center steering position after loss of battery power. TRW Automotive U S, MacMillan Sobanski & Todd, November 13, 2007: US07295907 (280 worldwide citation)

The steering angle of a vehicle is monitored using position sensors of an electric motor of an electric power assisted steering (EPAS) system. A position of the electric motor corresponding to the straight-ahead, center position of the steering system is stored in non-volatile memory during a steeri ...

Scott B Gentry, Joseph F Mazur, Brian K Blackburn: Method and apparatus for detecting an out of position occupant. TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, July 19, 1994: US05330226 (238 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for controlling actuation of a vehicle occupant restraint system includes a displacement sensor mounted to the vehicle dashboard for sensing the distance between the air bag storage location and the occupant in a seat. An infrared sensor is mounted in the headliner above the occupant. T ...

Brian K Blackburn, Joseph F Mazur, Scott B Gentry: Occupant sensing apparatus. TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, August 3, 1993: US05232243 (225 worldwide citation)

An occupant sensing apparatus for use in an occupant restraint system comprises a film having an electrical characteristic with changeable states and a contact member. When an occupant sits in a vehicle seat, the contact member pushes on the film and changes the state of the electrical characteristi ...

Robert J Abel, Michael C MacDonald, Peter S Wang: Mapping and analysis system for precision farming applications. TRW, November 14, 1995: US05467271 (202 worldwide citation)

A mapping and analysis system generates agricultural maps and analyzes the agricultural maps to match farm inputs of a farming field to current soil and vegetation characteristics to optimize the productivity of the farming field. The mapping and analysis system includes an air-based device for gene ...

Hiroshi H Agravante, Bruce I Hauss, Philip J Moffa: Compact vehicle based rear and side obstacle detection system including multiple antennae. TRW, Michael S Yatsko, June 16, 1998: US05767793 (199 worldwide citation)

A rear and side object detection system for a vehicle based on monolithic millimeter wave integrated circuit technology. A multiple antenna configuration is employed that defines six sensing regions to the right, left and the rear of the vehicle. A sixth sensing region is defined at the right side o ...

Jaime L Prieto Jr, Jason R Kincaid: Onboard control of demand assigned multiple access protocol for satellite ATM networks. TRW, Harness Dickey & Pierce, April 30, 2002: US06381228 (197 worldwide citation)

An onboard DAMA protocol for use in connection with a processing satellite communications network, where multiple users are assigned to a common transmission resource as part of a sharing set. A media access controller (