Method and airbag inflation apparatus employing magnetic fluid

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PATENT NO 7007972
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10383779

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An airbag inflation apparatus includes a chamber for generating a gas to inflate an airbag. A valve, including a magnetic fluid and a source of magnetic field, preferably an electromagnet, is associated with the chamber for regulating the flow of the gas into the airbag. A sensor determines and feeds occupant information to the sensor.

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MATERIALS MODIFICATION, INC.FAIRFAX, VA19

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kotha, Sanjay Falls Church, VA 6 146
Radhakrishnan, Ramachandran Falls Church, VA 44 1271
Sudarshan, Tirumalai S Vienna, VA 14 223

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