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Donald R Poole, Michael A Wilson: Composition and process for inflating a safety crash bag. Automotive Systems Laboratory, Lyon & Delevie, August 14, 1990: US04948439 (89 worldwide citation)

Composition and process for inflating an automobile or aircraft safety crash bag comprising igniting at elevated pressure a pyrotechnic material comprising at least one tetrazole or triazole compound containing hydrogen in the molecule, at least one oxygen containing oxidizer compound, and at least ...


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Terry Coultas, William McLeod, Paul Wipasuramonton, James R Hocking: Inflator assembly. TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, July 21, 1992: US05131680 (86 worldwide citation)

An inflator assembly inflates a vehicle occupant restraint. The inflator assembly includes a container which stores gas under pressure. A body of an ignitable pyrotechnic material is disposed within the container. An igniter assembly is actuatable in response to being struck to ignite the body of py ...


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Brian K Hamilton, Eugene F Garner, Terry R Harrell: All-pyrotechnic inflator. Allied Chemical Corporation, Roger H Criss, Ernest D Buff, April 29, 1980: US04200615 (65 worldwide citation)

An all-pyrotechnic inflator, for generating an inflating gas, includes: an elongated enclosure means, a linear ignitor, and a pyrotechnic material. The elongated enclosure means has a longitudinal axis and an outlet means for passage of the gas. The linear ignitor is arranged within the enclosure me ...


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John H Cover: Projectile propellant apparatus and method. Shaffer & Culbertson, January 7, 1992: US05078117 (61 worldwide citation)

A projectile propellant device is adapted to supply a compressed gas from a compressed gas container for providing the propulsion force for a projectile or for providing the operating force for a gas powered device. The propellant device includes a gas container containing a volume of gas at suffici ...


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Wayne W Holmes: Electric safety squib. Thiokol Corporation, Gerald K White, December 22, 1981: US04306499 (54 worldwide citation)

An electric safety squib having a grounded outer case and a pair of normally ungrounded terminals includes a closed thermally and electrically conductive container filled with pyrotechnic material. An electrical resistance wire is embedded in the pyrotechnic material for controlled ignition thereof. ...


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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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George W Goetz: Inflator assembly. TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, February 9, 1993: US05184846 (45 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for inflating a vehicle occupant restraint includes a container which stores gas. A body of pyrotechnic material is ignitable to supply combustion products to heat the gas in the container and to add generated gas to supplement the gas in the container. The combustion products from the ...


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James L Webber, Francis J Holmes: Supplemental inflation restraint inflator. General Motors Corporation, Ernest E Helms, October 31, 1995: US05462307 (40 worldwide citation)

A hybrid air bag inflator is provided including an elongated first pressure chamber storing a compressed gas with first and second apertures; a first membrane sealing the first aperture; a second membrane for sealing the second aperture; a tube fluidly connecting with the first aperture and extendin ...


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John P Hertsgaard, W Keith Gallant: Enabling device for a gas generator of a forced dispersion munitions dispenser. Honeywell, Roger W Jensen, December 22, 1987: US04714020 (39 worldwide citation)

An enabling device 24 for a gas generator 42 of a forced dispersion munitions dispenser 10 includes a housing 58 in which and formed a bore 60, an outlet lead 88 and a detonator opening 68 in which is positioned an electrically initiated detonator 70. A piston 62 is located in the bore 60 and has a ...


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John A Arrell Jr, Peter L Atkeson, John W Cooper, Paul P Hebert: Low cost hermetically sealed squib. Thiokol Corporation, Cushman Darby & Cushman, July 27, 1993: US05230287 (36 worldwide citation)

An electrically actuated igniter squib is formed by welding a cup containing a pyrotechnic material to a header inserted in the cup, thus forming a hermetic seal. The diameter of the header exceeds the diameter of the cup and the two are joined by forcing, under pressure, the header into the cup to ...