US Patent Application No: 2012/0193,955

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GENERATING ELECTRICAL ENERGY USING A SEATBELT

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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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EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLCWILMINGTON, DE587

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Seike, Aya - 11 0

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KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO (1)
* 7,506,832 Motorized retractor 5 2005
 
TAKATA CORPORATION (1)
* 6,726,249 Motorized seat belt retractor 21 2001
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AMSAFE COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 2012/0104,826 OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM COMPONENTS HAVING STATUS INDICATORS AND/OR MEDIA INTERFACES, AND ASSOCIATED METHODS OF USE AND MANUFACTURE 0 2011
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