Safety system for a closed compartment of a vehicle

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6485081
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09648560

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A release system adapted for use in opening a deck lid of a vehicle includes a gas operable assist device and at least one of a manual input device and an occupant detector. The release system is positionable within a compartment at least partially closed by the deck lid. The compartment has a release mechanism for opening the deck lid and the release system is adapted for operation from the interior of the compartment. The gas operable assist device is connectable to the release mechanism and is operable to actuate the release mechanism to open the deck lid in response to a user input to the manual input device or a detection of an occupant within the compartment by the occupant detector. The gas operable assist device includes at least one of a compressed gas container and a pyrotechnic element.

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DONNELLY CORPORATIONHOLLAND, MI407

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bingle, Robert L Holland, MI 43 3350
Bos, Brent J Tucson, AZ 36 5014
Hoekstra, Eric J Holland, MI 25 1129
Koops, Roger L Hamilton, MI 29 2748
Lynam, Niall R Holland, MI 520 51096
McCarthy, Kevin C Tucson, AZ 39 2855
Schofield, Kenneth Holland, MI 269 32187
Taylor, David W Fenton, MI 55 2305
Teowee, Gimtong Tucson, AZ 33 1203
Uhlmann, Eugenie V Tucson, AZ 27 1793

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