|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||280/741 ; 280/740 ; 149/036 ; 149/062 ; 149/076|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 18 인용 특허 : 19|
A new filtration system for gas generators, especially side impact airbag inflators for use in automobiles, has a sheet of expanded metal formed into a tube, cylinder or other geometric form and a bed of expanded metal chips. The interior of the geometric form is filled with chips of expanded metal and this configuration has been found extremely effective in cooling and filtering the gases produced during the combustion of a gas generant. The filtration system disposed between the gas generant bed and the gas exit apertures of the inflator housing. The w...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] An inflator for use in inflating an occupant restraint system in response to a vehicle collision signal comprising:a) housing means defining at least one discharge port for directing a gaseous flow from said housing means;b) gas generating means disposed within said housing means;c) an ignition unit; andd) a filter means wherein said filter means is disposed between said discharge port and said gas generating means, said filter means comprising:i) a sheet of expanded metal; andii) chips of expanded metal positioned between the...