US Patent Application No: 2009/0108,574

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AIRBAG CUSHION FOLDING METHODS

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 7845682

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Methods are provided for folding an airbag cushion into a housing. In one implementation of the inventive method, an airbag cushion defined by an upper panel and a lower panel is provided. A first portion of the airbag cushion is tucked into a second portion of the airbag cushion such that the upper and lower panels of the first portion are positioned in between the upper and lower panels of the second portion. The tucked portion is folded in towards the housing. First and second halves of the tucked airbag cushion are folded in towards the housing. Finally, the folded first and second halves of the airbag cushion are folded into the housing.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AUTOLIV ASP, INC.OGDEN, UT1111

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bator, Joseph - 2 13
Benny, Jesse Rochester Hills, MI 8 79
Lachat, Michael Shelby Township, MI 8 69
Libby, Anna - 8 68
Lusk, Howard - 4 19
Rose, Larry Chelmsford, MA 23 148
Russell, Marc - 1 7
Tree, Ralph - 8 77
Williams, JD - 1 7

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
AUTOLIV ASP, INC. (6)
7,926,844 Airbag assembly and method of packing 9 2008
7,942,442 Airbag cushion folding methods 5 2008
7,845,682 Airbag cushion folding methods 6 2009
8,226,118 Safety venting with passively closeable vents 8 2009
8,407,968 Method of packaging an inflatable airbag cushion including a wrapper and deployment flap 2 2009
8,540,276 Inflatable knee airbag assemblies with cushion fold pattern 2 2011
 
TAKATA CORPORATION (1)
8,540,277 Passenger-side airbag folded body and passenger-side airbag apparatus 0 2011