Occupant protection device and control method thereof

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8157045
APP PUB NO 20110221247A1
SERIAL NO

13130434

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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, JP1958
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHAAICHI-KEN15163

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hashimoto, Syuzo Toyota, JP 8 67
Sakai, Morio Toyota, JP 47 416

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 4 2005
 
TAKATA CORPORATION (1)
* 6463372 Vehicle collision damage reduction system 30 2000
 
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 11 2006
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
2007/0185,635 Occupant-protection system for vehicles and method for activating an occupant-protection system for vehicles 8 2004
 
FELLOWSHIP TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 7195092 Occupant restraint system incorporating rotatable seat back 9 2004
 
TAKATA (EUROPE) VEHICLE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (1)
* 6527298 Safety belt arrangement 16 2001
 
NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. (2)
* 4807715 Control system for vehicle equipment 15 1988
* 6666292 Seat occupant restraint system for vehicle 19 2001
 
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
2010/0280,718 OCCUPANT PROTECTION DEVICE 6 2010
 
TRW VEHICLE SAFETY SYSTEMS INC. (1)
* 2007/0169,979 Seatbelt position adjuster and inflatable vehicle occupant protection device slider 1 2006
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA (3)
* 8364351 Occupant protection device 0 2009
* 2011/0074,190 OCCUPANT PROTECTION DEVICE 2 2009
8392071 Occupant protection device 0 2010
 
LSIS CO., LTD. (2)
* 8881860 Motor control apparatus and method of controlling driving of motor by motor control apparatus 0 2013
* 2013/0299,267 MOTOR CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING DRIVING OF MOTOR BY MOTOR CONTROL APPARATUS 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner

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