|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||280/736 ; 23/281 ; 137/341 ; 280/742|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 8 인용 특허 : 0|
A device is disclosed for maintaining the pressurized gas source at a desired temperature in an inflatable, vehicle passenger, safety cushion system. The gas source is heated by a heating source such as the engine cooling water, air heated by the exhaust, or electrical energy, for example. A control system enables heating when the temperature of the gas source is below the desired temperature and disables heating when the gas source temperature is above the desired temperature.
A safety device for the protection of a vehicle occupant, comprising: an inflatable cushion means, a compressed gas source means, means for automatically communicating said gas source means with said cushion means for inflation thereof in response to a vehicle exceeding a predetermined deceleration, means for maintaining said gas source means at a predetermined temperature, said maintaining means including heating means operative for heating said gas source means, and control means for controlling the heating means in dependence upon the temperature of s...