US Patent No: 6,533,316

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Automotive electronic safety network

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An occupant protection device deployment system and safety network including at least one module housing, at least one deployable component such as an airbag associated with each housing, a deployment initiator associated with each housing for initiating deployment of the component, a determination unit for determining that deployment of one or more of the components is desired, and respective electronic control units arranged within, adjacent or proximate each housing and coupled to a respective deployment initiator and the determination unit via an electrical bus for causing the deployment initiator to deploy the component in the respective housing upon receiving a signal from the determination unit. The control units include a power supply for enabling operation of the initiator.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AMERICAN VEHICULAR SCIENCES LLCFRISCO, TX261

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Breed, David S Miami Beach, FL 636 11179
DuVall, Wilbur E Reeds Spring, MO 267 6248
Johnson, Wendell C Kaneohe, HI 253 5525
Sanders, William Thomas Rockaway Township, Morris County, NJ 51 367

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