Generating electrical energy using a seatbelt

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8286998
APP PUB NO 20120193955A1
SERIAL NO

13439209

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Seatbelt systems for generating electrical energy. The seatbelt systems may include a first and second engagement units and an electrical energy generation unit. The first engagement unit may be configured to rotate upon movement of a portion of a seatbelt in contact therewith. The second engagement unit may include at least one portion configured to rotatably engage the first engagement unit and to rotate relative to movement of the first engagement unit in an engaged position. The electrical energy generation unit may be operably coupled to the second engagement unit and configured to generate electrical energy upon rotation of the second engagement unit. Vehicles including the seatbelt systems and methods for fabricating the seatbelt systems are also disclosed.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLCWILMINGTON, DE1314

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Seike, Aya Tokyo, JP 14 2

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO (1)
* 7506832 Motorized retractor 6 2005
 
TAKATA CORPORATION (3)
* 6726249 Motorized seat belt retractor 23 2001
7611086 Seatbelt retractor and seatbelt device 2 2004
7717215 Seat belt retractor 4 2006
 
TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD. (1)
2006/0219,484 Driving apparatus 3 2006
 
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
2010/0283,593 Wireless Seatbelt Monitoring System 10 2009
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