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Larry D Rose, Travis Hess: Interlocking airbag attachment and module assembly. Autoliv ASP, Sally J Brown, December 19, 2000: US06161865 (132 worldwide citation)

Featured for use in an inflatable restraint system installation is an airbag module assembly wherein the airbag cushion is joined or attached via interlocking reaction housing component parts. The invention is well suited for the use of such interlocking reaction housing component parts formed of re ...


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G Dean Mossi, Kim V Dahl: Adaptive output inflator. Autoliv ASP, Sally J Brown, March 7, 2000: US06032979 (85 worldwide citation)

An airbag inflator which can supply airbag inflation gas in an adaptive output is provided. The subject inflator includes two discrete isolated chambers of gas generant materials and permits several distinct inflation performance scenarios while desirably employing a single set of inflation gas trea ...


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Bradley W Smith, Michael P Jordan: Airbag cushion with tether deactivated venting for reduced out-of-position effects. Autoliv ASP, Sally J Brown, Stoel Rives, February 12, 2008: US07328915 (66 worldwide citation)

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


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Jeffrey D Williams, Larry D Rose, Bradley W Smith, Michael P Jordan, Patrick D Jamison: Airbag cushion with cinch tube for reduced out-of-position effects. Autoliv ASP, Sally J Brown, Stoel Rives, March 25, 2008: US07347450 (55 worldwide citation)

An airbag cushion is disclosed for use in automotive protective systems. The airbag cushion includes a tube that may be restricted to prevent gas venting. A cord is coupled to the tube and to a surface of the cushion. Upon airbag deployment, the cord extends until taut or extends until the cushion e ...


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Donald J Paxton, Henry Vernon Phillips, Richard L Matsu: Method for illuminating colors in a backlit driver airbag emblem. Autoliv ASP, Sally J Brown, Madson IP, November 22, 2011: US08061861 (53 worldwide citation)

An airbag emblem may be backlit or illuminated to provide the emblem with greater visual appeal. In order to accomplish this illumination, an illumination source is used. This illumination source may be electroluminescent foil. The emblem includes colors that are added or inserted onto the emblem. T ...


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Terry A Wheelwright: Inflatable airbag with overlapping chamber. Autoliv ASP, Sally J Brown, Madson & Austin, March 25, 2008: US07347444 (49 worldwide citation)

An inflatable side airbag apparatus having a thorax cushion and an independently inflatable overlapping high pressure pelvic cushion is disclosed. The airbag system provides for rapid deployment of the pelvic cushion. The thorax cushion inflates adjacent to and provides impact protection for an occu ...


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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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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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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 ...