US Patent No: 8,157,045

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Occupant protection device and control method thereof

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An occupant protection device includes a seat belt that restrains an occupant, an adjusting device that relatively adjusts a positional relationship between the seat belt and the occupant, a collision predicting portion that predicts a collision, and a control portion that controls the adjusting device when the collision is predicted by the collision predicting portion. The control portion first operates the adjusting device at a first speed to restrain the occupant by the seat belt, and then operates the adjusting device to increase the distance between the seat belt and the occupant at a second speed that is slower than the first speed.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHAKARIYA-SHI AICHI-KEN, JP3938
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHAAICHI-KEN15489

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hashimoto, Syuzo Mishima, JP 15 50
Sakai, Morio Toyota, JP 85 277

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
DAIMLER AG (2)
2006/0249,946 Seatbelt Lock 4 2003
2008/0262,679 Safety Device for a Motor Vehicle 3 2005
 
NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. (2)
4,807,715 Control system for vehicle equipment 13 1988
6,666,292 Seat occupant restraint system for vehicle 15 2001
 
AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
2005/0071,053 Seat device for vehicle 3 2004
 
AUTOLIV ASP, INC. (1)
2007/0194,565 Device for and a method of controlling tension of a vehicle seatbelt 8 2006
 
FELLOWSHIP TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
7,195,092 Occupant restraint system incorporating rotatable seat back 7 2004
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
2007/0185,635 Occupant-protection system for vehicles and method for activating an occupant-protection system for vehicles 7 2004
 
TAKATA (EUROPE) VEHICLE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (1)
6,527,298 Safety belt arrangement 14 2001
 
TAKATA CORPORATION (1)
6,463,372 Vehicle collision damage reduction system 24 2000
 
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
2010/0280,718 OCCUPANT PROTECTION DEVICE 4 2010
 
TRW Vehicle Safety Systems Inc. (1)
2007/0169,979 Seatbelt position adjuster and inflatable vehicle occupant protection device slider 1 2006

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
8,364,351 Occupant protection device 0 2009
8,392,071 Occupant protection device 0 2010
 
LSIS CO., LTD. (1)
8,881,860 Motor control apparatus and method of controlling driving of motor by motor control apparatus 0 2013

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