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Key Safety Systems | Date: 2016-08-13

An assembly of a driver airbag module (102) and a steering wheel (104) having an airbag module including a housing (106) and a plurality of loop members (108) extending from the housing (106) and a steering wheel (104) having an armature (120) with a center or hub portion (122) onto which the airbag module (102) is attached. The armature (120) has hook members (110a, 110b, 110c), each hook member having a hook void (190). The hook void (190) is defined by a space above one or two base members (160a, 160b) and below a retaining member (180). The base member (160a, 160b) has a shallow ramped surface extending upwardly to an end wall and the retaining member (180) has a hook surface above the ramped surface and extending to the end wall. The loop member (108) is retained in the hook void (190) between the hook surface (186) and the ramped surface (168).


Patent
Key Safety Systems | Date: 2014-06-27

A curtain airbag (10A-10F) for a vehicle (2) has an inflatable cushion. The cushion (10A-10F) has one or more side inflatable portions extending along one side of the interior of the vehicle (2) adjacent the interior door or doors on the one side and an inflatable frontal portion (12) projecting inwardly directionally toward the interior of the vehicle positioned in front of a seated occupant (1) and between the occupant (1) and an instrument panel or dash of the vehicle. Preferably, the inflatable frontal portion (12) is positioned between the occupant (1) and the steering wheel (4) wherein the frontal portion (12) laterally juts into the passenger compartment forming an inflatable barrier between a front pillar (60) of the vehicle (2) and the occupant (1).


Patent
Key Safety Systems | Date: 2014-10-31

An airbag for a vehicle has an attachment pocket with a through-opening, which extends through the layers of the attachment pocket, a first flat attachment means with a through-hole, wherein the first attachment means is arranged in the attachment pocket so that the through-hole is exposed on both sides of the attachment pocket through the opening, a second attachment means with a threaded area, a coupling area, and a head area, a spacing means, which is formed on the first attachment means and/or on the second attachment means, wherein the threaded area is designed to be connected to a corresponding vehicle-side threaded means.


Patent
Key Safety Systems | Date: 2016-06-22

A buckle 1 for a safety belt, comprising a latching mechanism which is disposed in a buckle housing 2 and provided for a tongue 3 which is connected to the safety belt, a slot-shaped aperture 5 for inserting the tongue 3 into the latching mechanism, and a pushbutton 4 provided in the buckle housing 2 and having a pushbutton surface on which pressure is exerted in order to release the tongue 3 from the latching mechanism, the slot-shaped aperture 5 being formed by a peripheral recess in the pushbutton 4 and an adjacent housing surface of the buckle housing 2, or by a recess on the inner side of the housing and the edge of the pushbutton 4, wherein the slot-shaped aperture 5 is spaced apart further at its one aperture end 8 from a housing side 6 defining the width of the buckle housing 2 than the other aperture end 9 from an opposite housing side 7 defining the width of the buckle housing 2, and the tongue 3 having an eyelet 10 with which the safety belt is connected to the tongue where the eyelet is disposed at an angle of twist relative to the side surfaces of the tongue.


Patent
Key Safety Systems | Date: 2014-05-07

The present invention relates to an airbag for a motor vehicle. The airbag comprises a gas cushion (1) which is formed from at least two layers of fabric and which is brought on inflation from a folded or rolled state into an unfolded state. The at least two layers of fabric are connected to each other at connection points to form inflated cushion portions (3) and non-inflated cushion portions (4), and the connection points have linear connection points (5) and rounded connection points (6). The linearly extending connection points (5) are arranged at an angle of 45 relative to the threads (7, 8) forming the layers of fabric, or at an angle deviating slightly there from that does not impair the tear strength of the connection points when the gas cushion (1) is in the inflated state.


Patent
Key Safety Systems | Date: 2015-02-10

An airbag cushion assembly (10, 100) has an airbag cushion (12) and an inflator (20, 120). The airbag cushion has a plurality of inflatable chambers including a primary chamber (11, 111) configured to receive inflation gas and one or more additional chambers (14, 16, 114, 115, 116) for receiving inflation gas from the primary chamber (11, 111). The inflator (20, 120) is in communication with, or open to, the gas inlet of the primary chamber (11, 111). One or more of the additional chambers has one or more one-way gas flow check valves (30, 130) for receiving inflation gases into the chamber and preventing the received gases from back flowing to maintain the one or more additional chambers at full inflation when the airbag cushion is inflated and loaded.


Patent
Key Safety Systems | Date: 2016-05-16

A multi-point safety belt system is provided with a tension sensor that opens and closes a switch to send a signal indicating the force securing a seat occupant secured by the safety belt system.


Patent
Key Safety Systems | Date: 2014-09-30

An airbag (10) has a first tier of material (11) and a second tier of material (12). The second tier (12) at least partially overlaps the first tier (11). The first and second tiers (11, 12) are joined together by one or more rows of a sealed stitch seam (20). The sealed stitch seam (20) has a plurality of thread stitches (30) extending from one exterior side (14) through to the opposite exterior side (16) of the at least partially overlapped first and second tiers (11, 12). The thread stitches (30) are coated in each exterior side (14, 16) with a seam coating material (40). The seam coating material (40) is either applied over the stitches (30) on one exterior side (14 or 16) and flows through to the opposite side (14 or 16) through thread holes (52) formed upon the creation of the seam (20) or is applied to both exterior sides (14, 16) and flows into the thread holes (52) to encapsulate and seal the seam (20).


Patent
Key Safety Systems | Date: 2014-09-04

A belt retractor comprising a safety belt reel (1) rotatably mounted on a frame (7) and a load limiter (2) which acts on a rotational movement of the belt reel (1) and has a switchable energy consumption, said load limiter having a granulate (3), which is enclosed in a closed load limiter chamber (8) and consists of dry, granular solid, and at least one rotating member (4) which can be rotated relative to the granulate (3), the energy consumption resulting from shear forces acts between the grains of granulate.


Patent
Tribus B.V. and Key Safety Systems | Date: 2014-04-16

A vehicle has an adjustable seat belt system S for a vehicle seat comprising a seat base 1 and a seat back 2, the system comprising a first 3 and a second 4 lower anchor point located at either side of the seat base 1, a third anchor point 5 located vertically above the first anchor point 3, a seat belt webbing 6 extending from the first 3 to the second 4 anchor point and from the second 4 to the third 5 anchor point and releasable from the first and/or second anchor point, a seat belt guide 7 fastened to be movable between the first and third anchor points, with a guiding means that guides the seat belt webbing 6 that runs from the second to the third anchor point, wherein the vehicle is provided with retaining means engaging the seat belt guide, for preventing the latter from falling down below a predefined height, which height is higher than the first anchor point, and the retaining means allows such falling down when the seat belt guide is released from the retaining means.

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