|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 3 인용 특허 : 21|
A gas seal for containing a pressurized fluid in a container. The gas seal includes a rupturable portion and an extension coupled to the rupturable portion such that a predetermined minimum force acting on the extension produces a rupture of the rupturable portion, permitting pressurized fluid flow past the gas seal. An inflator and a vehicle occupant protection system incorporating the gas seal are also disclosed.
1. A gas seal for containing a pressurized fluid in a container, the gas seal comprising: a rupturable portion; andan extension coupled to the rupturable portion such that at least a portion of a force acting on the extension is transferred to the rupturable portion so as to promote rupture of the rupturable portion by generating stresses in the rupturable portion, the extension defining a cavity therein, the cavity having at least one closed end, wherein the rupturable portion closes a closed end of the cavity. 2. The gas seal of claim 1 wherein at leas...