|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||280/741 ; 280/731 ; 280/784|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 14 인용 특허 : 16|
A collision- or rapid deceleration-initiated stiffening system for a structural member of a motor vehicle frame. The system includes a structural member that defines a hollow, substantially gas-tight interior. The system also includes an inflator for pressurizing the interior of the structural member to increase the stiffness and the axial or buckle strength of the structural member upon collision or rapid deceleration of the motor vehicle. The inflator may produce inflation gas for pressurizing the structural member from different sources including the ...
[ I claim:] [1.] A collision- or rapid deceleration-initiated system for increasing rigidity and axial buckle strength of an elongated structural frame member of a motor vehicle frame, the system comprising:at least one elongated structural frame member of a motor vehicle, the structural member containing a hollow, substantially gas-tight interior;at least one airbag module having an inflatable airbag cushion;pressurizing means for introducing pressurized fluid into the gas-tight interior of the at least one structural frame member to pressurize the gas-...