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Inventor:
Wipasuramonton; Pongdet P.
Address:
Rochester, MI
No. of patents:
31
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8025308 Curtain airbag September 27, 2011
A curtain airbag assembly comprises an inflatable curtain airbag configured to prevent egress of an occupant out of a window during a collision or rollover event. When the curtain airbag is inflated, a bottom edge of the curtain airbag extends below a window sill in a vehicle. A dist
7789418 Curtain air bag assembly September 7, 2010
An air bag assembly comprising: an inflator for providing a source of inflation gas, and an air bag having a first end and a second end and a first side and a second side, the air bag configured to have a first inflatable chamber proximate the first end, a second inflatable chamber p
7658400 Side air bag module February 9, 2010
A side air bag module including: an inflator (140), and air bag (102) and a retainer (150), the inflator having inflation ports (145) and a first and a second end (142, 144), the inflator configured to be inserted through a first opening of a first set of openings in an upper portion
7431332 Side air bag module October 7, 2008
A side impact or rollover protection restraint system (20) is presented having an air bag (22) which upon inflation is of sufficient height to extend from proximate a seat (25) of a vehicle to a location generally adjacent the shoulder of a 95th percentile sized seated occupant such
7404572 Curtain air bag July 29, 2008
A new and useful curtain air bag having an inflatable fluid cushion with inflatable fluid sections, and a flexible bladder located within the inflatable cushion. A fluid inlet conduit is configured to direct inflation fluid into the bladder from an inflation fluid source. The bladder
7222877 Occupant-to-occupant air bag system May 29, 2007
An air bag assembly (80) configured to deploy in a generally vertical direction from the roof of a vehicle, comprising: an air bag (100) having at least one inflatable chamber (110, 112) defined by a material so configured, the inflatable chamber including a top (top end) and an oppo
7044500 Side impact or curtain air bag with position enhancing or locating mechanism May 16, 2006
A side impact air bag curtain apparatus comprising: an inflatable air bag adapted to be installed within a vehicle in a stowed condition proximate the roof rail of a vehicle and when inflated expands from the stowed condition to a deployed condition generally in front of an adjacent side
6802530 Rollover air bag with damping mechanism October 12, 2004
A rollover air bag system comprising: at least a first inflatable first chamber, the air bag adapted to be mounted within a passenger compartment of a vehicle in a manner such that when the air bag is inflated the first inflatable chamber is positioned to receive and protect the head of
6749220 Air bag and method of construction June 15, 2004
A safety apparatus including a rollover air bag to protect an occupant of a vehicle during the rolling-over of the vehicle, the rollover air bag comprising: first and second panels of woven material that has been coated on at least one side thereof to reduce the porosity of material to
6450529 Inflatable side air bag curtain module with chamber separators September 17, 2002
A side impact or rollover protection restraint system (20) comprising: an air bag of sufficient length to extend from a first (30) pillar to at least a second pillar (34) of the vehicle, the air bag (22), upon inflation, is of sufficient height to extend from proximate a roof rail (3
6435553 Air bag and method of seam assembly for minimizing gas leakage August 20, 2002
A safety apparatus including an air bag (20). The air bag includes a first (22) and second (24) panel of flexible, impermeable material, each panel having a respective peripheral edge (23,25). The first and second panels are joined together along a structural first joint (110), which ext
6412810 Inflatable side air bag curtain module July 2, 2002
An air bag comprising at least one inflatable portion; a connecting portion located above the inflatable portion; a mounting rod connected to the connecting portion, the mounting rod adapted to be connected to a cooperating part of a vehicle. In another embodiment of the invention, the
6279944 Air bag with diverter and expanded volume chamber August 28, 2001
An air bag for side impact protection system comprising: an air bag (50) having an inflatable first chamber (50a) formed of two joined-together first (52a) and second (52b) panels of material, the first chamber including a forward part (26) and an opposite rear part (60); an inflator
6270113 Side air bag system August 7, 2001
A side impact or rollover air bag for protecting a vehicle occupant during an accident, comprising:an inflatable cushion which upon inflation is positioned between the occupant and an adjacent portion of a vehicle to protect the occupant, the cushion including first and second sides, a t
6256601 Rollover test sled July 3, 2001
An apparatus (20) to simulate the behavior of vehicle occupant and safety systems in a rollover accident, comprising: a frame (30) adapted to receive a portion of a vehicle to be tested or test buck (40), the frame being articulated, about a pivot (36), to enable it to rotate a prede
6237941 Inflatable side airbag curtain module May 29, 2001
A side impact or rollover protection restraint system (20) comprising: an air bag of sufficient length to extend between two pillars of a vehicle, the air bag (22), upon inflation, is of sufficient height to extend from proximate a roof rail (38) of the vehicle to a location generally ad
6220629 Cushion with increased seam strength and method of assembly April 24, 2001
An inflatable cushion (100,100a) includes a first panel (22a) and a second panel (22b) attached together along a peripheral joint. The joint (30) is subjected to a shearing or peeling load upon inflation of the cushion tending to separate the panels. Each of the first and second panels
6073961 Inflatable side airbag curtain module June 13, 2000
A side impact or rollover protection restraint system (20) comprising: an air bag of sufficient length to extend between two pillars of a vehicle, the air bag (22), upon inflation, is of sufficient height to extend from proximate a roof rail (38) of the vehicle to a location generally ad
6059311 Pillar-mounted side impact and rollover air bag May 9, 2000
A side impact crash protection and rollover system comprising: a web guide attachable to a pillar of a vehicle; a seat belt system having a shoulder belt portion supported by and extending from the web guide, the shoulder belt portion adapted to be secured about a seated occupant; an air
5938232 Force directing air bag deployment pocket August 17, 1999
A force-directing air bag deployment system comprising:a seat (20) having at least one forwardly extending wing (27), the seat (20) covered by a covering material (50), the covering material (50) defining at least one seam which runs vertically along a forward edge of the wing (27), the
5899490 Method of folding an air bag May 4, 1999
An air bag (24) and method of folding an air bag (24) to protect an occupant during a side impact collision, the air bag being part of an air bag module (23) fitted within an outboard portion of a vehicle seat, the method including the step of folding the air bag (24) into a compact
5791685 Three-chambered side impact air bag August 11, 1998
An air bag for installation within a seat of a vehicle to protect an occupant during a side impact collision, the air bag being deployed between the occupant and an adjacent side of the vehicle, including: a three-chambered cushion portion (22), separation panels (56a,b) having infla
5673934 Pressure vessel with rupturable closure wall October 7, 1997
A pressure vessel (10) includes a tank (12) and a closure cap (14) for closing the tank (12). The closure cap (14) is a unitary part made entirely of a homogeneous material. The unitary part (14) includes a rupturable closure wall (20) which, when ruptured, permits fluid to flow outw
5632505 Pressure vessel with rupturable closure wall May 27, 1997
A pressure vessel (10) includes a tank (12) containing fluid under pressure, and includes a closure cap (14) for closing the tank (12). The closure cap (14) is a unitary part made entirely of a homogeneous material. The unitary part (14) includes a rupturable closure wall (20) which,
5615909 Vehicle safety apparatus April 1, 1997
An air bag module (80) mounted on a vehicle seatback (22) includes an air bag (90) which has a narrow elongate neck portion (130) and a wide body portion (140). The neck portion (130) and the body portion (140) when inflated lie adjacent to the head and neck of an occupant (52) of the se
5566977 Air bag including restraint October 22, 1996
A side impact head air bag (10) includes a plurality of spaced apart restraints (100, 102) for controlling the thickness of the air bag when inflated. In each restraint (100, 102), a circular stitching section (230, 260) joins an inner panel (70) and an outer panel (80) of the air bag
5540460 Air bag module July 30, 1996
A side impact air bag module (10) includes an air bag (12) having a body portion (330) which is inflatable into a position between a vehicle occupant and a side structure (54) of the vehicle (40). The air bag (12) and an inflator (14) are secured to a base plate (18) which supports the
5529332 Air bag module June 25, 1996
A side impact air bag module (10) includes a diffuser (26) and a washer (28) which are disposed inside a neck portion (300) of an air bag (12). The diffuser (26) includes an array of mounting tabs (210) which extend through slots (238) in the washer (28), through slots (310) in the neck
5492365 Method and apparatus for inflating an inflatable vehicle occupant restraint February 20, 1996
A method and apparatus are provided for igniting a body (60) of ignitable gas generating material which generates gas for inflating an inflatable vehicle occupant restraint (12). The method includes the step of igniting a body (202) of pyrotechnic material which, when ignited, emits comb
5273312 Hybrid inflator having movable piston for releasing pressurized gas and conveying combustion pro December 28, 1993
An inflator assembly inflates a vehicle occupant restraint. The inflator assembly includes a container in which gas is stored under pressure. An ignitable material is disposed within the container. An actuator assembly is provided to release the stored gas from the container and to ignit
4938501 Inflator housing structure July 3, 1990
The present invention provides a new and useful housing structure for an inflator, particularly an inflator for a vehicle air bag system. The inflator housing has a wall with gas dispensing nozzles extending through it. The wall is (i) relatively thick in certain areas (e.g., the nozzle










 
 
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