Global Patent Index - EP 0993396 A1

EP 0993396 A1 2000-04-19 - REDUCED STRESS INFLATABLE BAND FOR VEHICLE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM

Title (en)

REDUCED STRESS INFLATABLE BAND FOR VEHICLE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM

Title (de)

AUFBLASBARER AIRBAG FÜR EIN FAHRZEUGINSASSEN - RÜCKHALTESYSTEM MIT REDUZIERTER SPANNUNG

Title (fr)

BANDE GONFLABLE A CONTRAINTE REDUITE DESTINEE A UN SYSTEME DE RETENUE POUR PASSAGERS D'UN VEHICULE

Publication

EP 0993396 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98933152 A

Priority

  • US 9813893 W
  • US 5199597 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9902375A1] An inflatable band occupant restraint system includes an inflatable band that is configured to lower the stresses encountered by the band fabric during inflation and secondary impact. This reduction is accomplished by including a pleat pattern that better approximates the ideal cylindrical curvature of the band when inflated, attaching the band to a seat belt using a smaller radius attachment portion, and stitching the pleated portion of the band to the belt while maintaining the center of the band stitching-free.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B60R 21/18

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B60R 22/14 (2006.01); B60R 21/18 (2006.01); B60R 21/16 (2006.01); B60R 21/237 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B60R 21/18 (2013.01); B60R 21/237 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9902375A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9902375 A1 19990121; AU 8288198 A 19990208; CA 2294790 A1 19990121; EP 0993396 A1 20000419; JP 2001509450 A 20010724

INPADOC legal status


2002-04-10 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20010922

2001-06-27 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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- Effective date: 20010511

2000-05-24 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

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- Inventor name: GWINN, KENNETH, W.

2000-04-19 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20000111

2000-04-19 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE