Automotive electronic safety network

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6533316
APP PUB NO 20010015548A1
SERIAL NO

09767020

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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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AMERICAN VEHICULAR SCIENCES LLCFRISCO, TX124

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Breed, David S Boonton Township Morris County, NJ 443 24452
DuVall, Wilbur E Kimberling City, MO 176 12508
Johnson, Wendell C Signal Hill, CA 159 11587
Sanders, William Thomas Rockaway Township Morris County, NJ 47 620

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