US Patent No: 7,007,972

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Method and airbag inflation apparatus employing magnetic fluid

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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, VA14

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kotha, Sanjay Falls Church, VA 8 68
Radhakrishnan, Ramachandran Falls Church, VA 46 918
Sudarshan, Tirumalai S Vienna, VA 16 108

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