|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||280/741 ; 280/735|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 5 인용 특허 : 0|
Inflation fluid (18) for an inflatable vehicle occupant protection device, such as an air bag (12), is contained in a pressure vessel (30) at an elevated storage pressure. The pressure vessel (30) further contains ignitable material (18) which, when ignited, heats the inflation fluid (18). An ohmic heating element (92) is maintained in an ignitable heat transferring relationship with the ignitable material (18) under the influence of the storage pressure. When the vehicle experiences a predetermined collision-indicating condition, an actuating level of e...
[ Having described the invention, the following is claimed:] [1.] A method of storing pressurized inflation fluid for an inflatable vehicle occupant protection device, said method comprising the steps of:containing inflation fluid in a pressure vessel at an elevated storage pressure;containing ignitable material in said pressure vessel with said inflation fluid;maintaining an ohmic heating element in a heat transferring relationship with said ignitable material in said pressure vessel under the influence of said storage pressure, said heat transferring r...