Resources Contact Us Home
Exploding foil initiator for air bag inflator

Image Number 6 for United States Patent #5678856.

An apparatus for protecting a vehicle occupant comprises an Air bag having a stored deflated condition and an inflated condition for protecting a vehicle occupant. The apparatus also comprises an actuatable inflator (20, 320) for, when actuated, directing inflation fluid into the air bag. An energizable initiator (28, 228, 328) actuates the inflator (20, 320) upon energization. The initiator (28, 228, 328) comprises a foil, bridge section (126) and a flyer section (142). The foil bridge section (126) heats and explodes, in response to energization of the initiator (28, 228, 328), to propel the flyer section (142) to actuate the inflator (20, 320).

  Recently Added Patents
Synchronization of sound generated in binaural hearing system
Preamplifier-to-channel communication in a storage device
Simplified algorithm for abnormal situation prevention in load following applications including plugged line diagnostics in a dynamic process
Intelligent sensor network
Inductive antenna coupling
System and method to obtain signal acquisition assistance data
Elastic wave device having a capacitive electrode on the piezoelectric substrate
  Randomly Featured Patents
Electromagnetic fuel injector
Planar microwave tranceiver employing shared-ground-plane antenna
Chemical dispenser valve for a boat engine flusher
Piezoelectric actuator with a gimballed valve
Four wire dual mode spiral antenna
Device to correct the malfunction in film feed of a perforated film through a light beam
Cartridge type stationery product
Self-clocking NRZ recording and reproduction system
Beater rod assembly and method for a mobile harvesting machine
Polarizing screen and projector using the same