Comfort feature

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5286057
SERIAL NO

07940757

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Comfort feature method and apparatus providing fictional resistance to retraction of the static loop of an automotive vehicle emergency inertia responsive shoulder belt retractor system. A light comfortable back tension imposed by shoulder belt engagement contact with the occupant is sufficient to initiate self-energized frictional resistance to arrest relatively heavy tension retraction without preventing belt retraction to an occupant contact or completely retracted condition upon any slack arising from occupant movement belt disengagement.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Forster, Lloyd M 1827 Golf Ridge Dr., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48013 4 107

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 4422593 Belt clamps for vehicle occupant restraint belt systems 13 1982
* 4484766 Universal extension bracket for a safety belt attachment for automobiles 9 1983
* 4826250 Seat belt slack adjusting device 20 1988
 
TAKATA, INC. (1)
* 5054815 Shoulder belt comfort mechanism 27 1990
 
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION (1)
* 4549769 Belt clamping guide loop 25 1984
 
Britax-Kolb GmbH & Co. (1)
* 4682791 Deflection device for a safety belt arrangement having progressive belt clamping 31 1985
 
Richard A. Koske Fluke Corporation (1)
* 4310175 Belt clamping apparatus with self-aligning feature 13 1980
 
BRITAX WINGARD LIMITED (1)
* 4547018 Clamping means for a strap 9 1984
 
Occupant Safety Systems Inc. (1)
* 4452470 Tension relieving mechanism 5 1982
* Cited By Examiner

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9814282 Harsh environment buckle assemblies and associated systems and methods 0 2016
 
AMSAFE, INC. (7)
8627554 Buckle assemblies with swivel and dual release features and associated methods of use and manufacture 7 2011
8777323 Restraint harnesses and associated methods of use and manufacture 3 2011
8567022 Buckle assembly having single release for multiple belt connectors 6 2012
8632131 Tensioning apparatuses for occupant restraint systems and associated systems and methods 0 2012
8820789 Seat harness pretensioner 2 2013
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9119445 Buckle assemblies with lift latches and associated methods and systems 0 2014
 
SHIELD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, INC. (5)
* 8393645 Devices for adjusting tension in seat belts and other restraint system webs, and associated methods 2 2010
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8683666 Restraint system buckle components having tactile surfaces, and associated methods of use and manufacture 2 2010
9022483 Seatbelt buckle tongue assembly 2 2012
9775410 Web adjusters for use with restraint systems and associated methods of use and manufacture 0 2015
 
Enshu Co., Ltd. (1)
* 5918903 Seat belt hanging and holding member 14 1997
 
INDIANA MILLS & MANUFACTURING, INC. (3)
* 6065777 Clamp for retractor belt 21 1997
6312015 Clamp for retractor belt 24 2000
6631926 Clamp for retractor belt with actuator 22 2001
 
AUTOLIV ASP, INC. (2)
* 7497474 Cross-car adjustable strap buckle 4 2004
* 2006/0017,275 Cross-car adjustable strap buckle 3 2004
 
FCA US LLC (1)
* 6290259 Anti-roping turning loop 10 1998
 
HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD. (1)
* 7458610 Roller D-ring for seat belt of vehicle and method for assembling the same 0 2004
 
U.S. FARATHANE, LLC (1)
* 6837519 Seat belt latch plate and method of making same 14 2002
 
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 5730499 Adjustable guide assembly for a vehicle seat belt system 17 1995
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