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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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Davin Saderholm, Blake Heiner, Travis Hess: Shrink wrap for inflatable curtain package. Autoliv ASP, Sally J Brown, October 26, 2004: US06808199 (14 worldwide citation)

An inflatable curtain package that is made of an inflatable curtain wrapped around by a thin film is disclosed. The inflatable curtain has a number of mounting tabs that allows the inflatable curtain to be attached to a vehicle. The orientation of the thin film allows mounting tabs to extend out of ...


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Travis Hess, Davin Saderholm: Inflatable curtain cushion vent. Autoliv ASP, Sally J Brown, James D Erickson, September 10, 2002: US06447006 (12 worldwide citation)

A venting arrangement for an inflatable curtain cushion is disclosed. The inflatable curtain cushion includes a pair of fabric layers that are themselves gas permeable. The fabric layers have an impermeable coating on the interior surface of fabric layers. One or more vents are provided by bonding a ...


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Travis Hess, Kurt Kottke, Corey Farnsworth, Thomas C Burton, Jesse Crookston: Energy absorption bracket. Autoliv ASP, Sally J Brown, December 27, 2005: US06979052 (3 worldwide citation)

An energy-absorbing bracket is disclosed for use in a vehicle to absorb the impact of a vehicle occupant with an interior surface of the vehicle such as a vehicular pillar, an interior trim panel, and other potential areas of contact. The brackets of the invention generally include an anchor plate c ...


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Michael Daines, Kurt Kottke, Travis Hess, Atsushi Murakami, Kurt Gammil: Compact tethering system and method for an inflatable curtain. Sally J Brown, February 28, 2006: US07004498 (3 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system and method for tethering that may be used to keep a cushion properly positioned for side impact protection, particularly in vehicles with limited space rearward of the cushion. A tethering assembly provides tension to keep the cushion in place. The tethering a ...


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Jason Williams, Travis Hess: Apparatus, system, and method for tubing caps. Cap It, Brown IP Law LC, Kerry Brown, August 14, 2018: US10047894

A cap for tubing. The cap includes a post and a socket. The post includes an exterior tube mating surface and a substantially flat top surface disposed at a first end of the post. The socket is disposed at a second end of the post. The socket includes an interior tube mating surface and a tool matin ...


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Michael Daines, Kurt Kottke, Travis Hess, Atsushi Murakami, Kurt Gammil: Compact tethering system and method for an inflatabe curtain. Sally J Brown, Autoliv Asp, October 28, 2004: US20040212185-A1

The present invention provides a system and method for tethering that may be used to keep a cushion properly positioned for side impact protection, particularly in vehicles with limited space rearward of the cushion. A tethering assembly provides tension to keep the cushion in place. The tethering a ...


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Thomas C Burton, Brian Fulmer, Travis Hess: Anti-twisting inflatable curtain assembly. Sally J Brown, Autoliv Asp, March 17, 2005: US20050057023-A1

An airbag assembly that includes an inflatable curtain and a stiffening member is disclosed. The stiffening member is attached at or near the top end of the curtain. Such attachment may be accomplished via a variety of methods including fasteners, mounting brackets, sewing, inserting the stiffening ...


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Travis Hess, Kurt Kottke, Corey Farnsworth, Thomas C Burton, Jesse Crookston: Energy absorption bracket. Madson & Metcalf, Gateway Tower West, March 10, 2005: US20050052054-A1

An energy-absorbing bracket is disclosed for use in a vehicle to absorb the impact of a vehicle occupant with an interior surface of the vehicle such as a vehicular pillar, an interior trim panel, and other potential areas of contact. The brackets of the invention generally include an anchor plate c ...


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Davin Saderholm, Blake Heiner, Travis Hess: Shrink wrap for inflatable curtain package. Sally J Brown, Autoliv ASP, October 9, 2003: US20030188979-A1

An inflatable curtain package that is made of an inflatable curtain wrapped around by a thin film is disclosed. The inflatable curtain has a number of mounting tabs that allows the inflatable curtain to be attached to a vehicle. The orientation of the thin film allows mounting tabs to extend out of ...