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
Stacked thin-film superlattice thermoelectric devices
Health monitoring of applications in a guest partition
Subpixel-based image down-sampling
Wavelength and power scalable waveguiding-based infrared laser system
Stabilization of dicarbonate diesters with protonic acids
Magnetic detection of small entities
Phase lock loop with injection pulse control
  Randomly Featured Patents
Photosensitive diazo lithographic printing plate with oxalic acid as stabilizer
Print job management method and apparatus
Endoscope system
Toner processes
Precast insulated concrete panel for prefabricated building structure
Conductive materials
Disk wheel cover
Truck driver's recording system and apparatus
Compounds, hardening accelerator, resin composition, and electronic part device
Adaptive hybrid reasoning decision support system