Patents Assigned to Autoliv Development AB
  • Patent number: 11220231
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat cushion, a seat back having a side support, a frame sidewall in the side support, and a side airbag device. The side airbag device has an airbag in the side support, and an inflator for supplying a gas to the airbag. The airbag has a first chamber to be deployed toward a vehicle front side, a second chamber, and an inner vent hole at a partition between the first and second chambers. The second chamber starts to be deployed prior to the deployment of the first chamber. The gas flows from the second chamber to the first chamber via the inner vent hole. When the second chamber is deployed, at least one of an upper region or a lower region of the second chamber protrudes toward the vehicle front side than a middle region of the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventor: Yuto Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11214223
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a side airbag apparatus capable of efficiently improving passenger protection performance and passenger restraining force. [Resolution means] A side airbag apparatus 100 includes: a cushion 108 which is bag shaped, wound, or folded in a storage form; a holding plate 118 with the cushion 108 attached thereto; and an inflator 110 which is embedded in the cushion 108 and attached to a side frame 112 along the side of a seat back 104 of a seat 102 together with the cushion 108 and the holding plate 118. The holding plate 118 includes: a base part 120 formed between the cushion 108 and the side frame 112; and a side wall part 122 which extends in the front-back direction of the vehicle in front of the side frame 112 in the front-back direction of the vehicle and supports the expanded and deployed cushion 108 from the side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventor: Yuto Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11214215
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a side airbag apparatus that improves passenger restraining performance and maintains a form at the time of housing. [Solution] A side airbag apparatus 100 includes a frame-side plate portion 114 of a seat 102, and an airbag module 106 attached to the frame-side plate portion 114. The airbag module 106 includes a bracket 112, an inflator 110, an airbag cushion 108, and a soft cover 116 that is wrapped around the bracket 112 and the airbag cushion 108 in a housing form. The bracket 112 includes a through-hole 128 through which a stud bolt 118 extending from the inflator 110 passes, and a hook 130 provided at predetermined location on the front side of the frame-side plate portion 114. The soft cover 116 includes a bolt anchoring hole 120 to which the stud bolt 118 is hooked, and a hook anchoring hole 122 to which the hook 130 of the bracket 112 is hooked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Yuto Kobayashi, Hideho Fukuda
  • Patent number: 11214224
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a passenger restraint apparatus capable of suppressing the movement of an airbag away from a passenger without requiring a complex structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Saito, Tetsuya Matsushita
  • Patent number: 11214225
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a side airbag apparatus capable of quickly and properly restraining a passenger in the initial stage of deploying an airbag, along with a passenger protection apparatus including this side airbag apparatus. [Resolution means] A side airbag apparatus employed in a passenger protection apparatus according to the present invention includes: an airbag for restraining a passenger when expanded and deployed; and an inflator for supplying expansion gas to the airbag. The airbag includes: a first chamber which houses the inflator and is deployed outside in the vehicle width direction of the frame side wall part; a second chamber which is deployed inside in the vehicle width direction of the frame side wall part with respect to this first chamber; and an internal expanding part which is arranged in the second chamber and expands at least on the rear side of the vehicle in the second chamber via the gas flowing out from the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventor: Yuto Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210394811
    Abstract: A vehicle steering wheel includes a hoop, a plurality of presence sensors and an outer sheath. The presence sensors are each arranged so as to detect a proximity and/or contact between a user's limb and the hoop. The outer sheath covers the plurality of presence sensors and is stitched with at least one seam that extends around at least part of the hoop. The plurality of presence sensors is mounted on the same support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Jonathan BOITTIAUX, Fabrice MOINARD
  • Publication number: 20210387593
    Abstract: A belt retractor (40) having a belt reel (14), a seat belt (12) which can be wound thereon to form a belt reel, and at least one first assembly, the first assembly being arranged coaxially with the axis of rotation of the belt reel (14) and in series with the belt reel (14). The belt retractor is especially adapted for mounting inside the frame member of a motor vehicle seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventors: RONALD JABUSCH, G√úNTER CLUTE
  • Patent number: 11172887
    Abstract: An occupant information sensing device 100 includes a plurality of heater electrodes that are provided at a vehicle steering wheel 104 and insulated and separated from one another and that generate heat by conduction. Power sources provide electrical current for heater electrodes. Electrical circuit elements enable the system to provide occupant biological condition monitoring, gripping detection, and electrical stimulation. The circuits enable common electrical connecting to the heater electrodes to provide multiple functions through the use of filtering and time division multiplexing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventors: Yuki Yamazaki, Tatsuya Harada, Yukinori Midorikawa
  • Patent number: 11167717
    Abstract: An airbag apparatus with a cushion that expands and deploys from in front of a seat is provided. The cushion includes a front restraining part that restrains a head of a passenger from the front of a vehicle. The cushion further includes protrusion parts that are provided beside the front restraining part in the width direction of the vehicle and protrude and expand further towards the rear of the vehicle than the front restraining part. Inner tethers inside the cushion are connected to the front restraining part and to which tension is applied to pull the front restraining part towards the front of the vehicle. Outer tethers are connected to the protrusion parts and to which tension is applied to pull the protrusion parts towards the front of the vehicle. When tension is applied to the inner tethers, force towards the inner tethers is applied to the outer tethers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Yutaka Nakajima, Takanari Muroya, Ryota Ishigaki
  • Patent number: 11162874
    Abstract: A movable test device for dynamic vehicle testing, intended to support a target object for the test vehicle, having a frame with a support plate arranged to receive the target object; a plurality of running gears, each having at least one wheel, arranged to roll on a rolling surface formed by a test track; and propulsion means linked to at least one of the wheels in order to propel the device on the rolling surface. The test device includes a damper arranged to damp a relative movement between at least one of the wheels and the support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventor: Per Gustafsson
  • Patent number: 11155229
    Abstract: A device for removably mounting an airbag module includes at least two hooks connected to one of the airbag module or the steering wheel. The hooks cooperate with insertion elements located on the other of the airbag module or the steering wheel. A resilient ring forms elements for holding the hooks in zones of interaction. The resilient ring includes: first portions that extend in the interaction zones, and a second portion. The mounting device further includes elements for guiding the resilient ring that cause displacement of the first portions out of the zones of interaction, during displacement of the second portion in a direction away from an axis of rotation of the steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Antoine Ducardonnet, Fabrice Moinard, Frederic Tarte, Rene Fliegner
  • Patent number: 11148635
    Abstract: An inclination controlling mechanism of a seatbelt device is provided with: a pulley that converts an advancing/retracting movement of a cable of the cable advancing/retracting mechanism; a drive gear mounted around a pivot shaft of the pulley and synchronized with rotation of the pulley; and a driven gear mounted around a pivot shaft of a sensor housing so as to move in conjunction with a rotation of the sensor housing. The drive gear and driven gear engage with each other in a condition where a rotational track surface of the drive gear and rotational track surface of the driven gear intersect at a predetermined angle. As a result, an inertial body supporting surface serving as a sensor reference plane can be accurately maintained horizontally even at an arbitrary seatback recline angle, and thus the accuracy of the acceleration sensor can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Ito, Masuo Matsuki, Ganta Hibata
  • Patent number: 11148702
    Abstract: A damper structure provided in a steering wheel of a vehicle to be able to achieve an improved effect of reducing vibration in a low frequency region and structurally prevent noise generation. The damper structure includes a plate member which faces the steering wheel and to which an airbag module is to be attached, an insulator attached to the plate member, a connector inserted into the insulator and having one end fixed to the steering wheel to be oscillated by vibration of the steering wheel, an elastic member surrounding the connector in the insulator, a ring provided with the elastic member to transmit the oscillation of the connector to the elastic member, a stopper provided around another end of the connector to face the elastic member, and a coil spring which brings the elastic member of the insulator into pressure contact with the stopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanori Ikeda, Shoma Fushimi, Eisuke Kurata, Yosuke Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 11142160
    Abstract: A belt tongue (1) having a tongue body (3) extending in an insertion direction (2), forming a belt slot (4) for guiding a belt crosswise to an insertion direction (2), and a blocking element (5), movably arranged in the tongue body (3) The belt is movable through the belt slot (4) in an unloaded pass-through position of the blocking element (5) and its mobility is at least inhibited by the blocking element (5) in a loaded position, created by a tensile force introduced into the belt. The belt is deflected by the belt tongue (1) in the fastened state in a loop shape. A cover (6) is provided at least on one side of the tongue body (2) and is arranged having at least one partial section (7) under the belt slot (4), and the partial section (7) directly adjoins the belt slot (4) and covers at least one part of the blocking element (5) in the pass-through position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventors: Michel Hermann, Robert Berg
  • Patent number: 11136057
    Abstract: A vehicle steering wheel includes a hoop, a plurality of presence sensors and an outer sheath. Each of the presence sensors is arranged so as to detect a proximity and/or contact between a user's limb and the hoop. The outer sheath covers the plurality of presence sensors and is stitched with at least one seam that extends around at least part of the hoop. The plurality of presence sensors is mounted on the same support, and at least one of the presence sensors is arranged facing at least part of the seam of the outer sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Jonathan Boittiaux, Fabrice Moinard
  • Patent number: 11135991
    Abstract: [Issue] An objective of providing an airbag device enabling efficiently suppressing injury of the occupant during an emergency. [Resolution Means] A representative structure of the airbag device 100 according to the present invention includes an inflator 112 that is installed on a vehicle and is able to supply gas, an airbag cushion 104 that expands and deploys in front of the seating position of the vehicle occupant based on the gas, and at least one internal tether 116 with a first end 122 connected to the seating position side inside the airbag cushion 104 and a second end 124 connected to the vehicle front side inside the airbag cushion 104. The airbag cushion 104 is characterized by a recessed concave part 114 formed through pulling of the internal tether 116 on the center of the seating position side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventor: Ryota Ishigaki
  • Patent number: 11130468
    Abstract: An active vent mechanism for an airbag apparatus that includes a first vent hole formed in an airbag and a patch capable of releasing and closing the first vent hole. A portion of the patch is coupled to the outer surface of the airbag. The airbag apparatus includes a coupling member having one end coupled to the patch and the other end entering the airbag and coupled to the airbag. A portion of the patch or a portion of the coupling member penetrates through an opening in the vicinity of the first vent hole. The airbag apparatus includes a substantially cylindrical regulating member into which the coupling member is inserted inside the airbag. The regulating member has a first end coupled to the inner surface of the airbag so as to surround the opening inside the airbag and a second end coupled to the coupling member in a sealed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Yutaka Baba, Kazuki Morita
  • Patent number: 11104289
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an airbag device capable of controlling flow of gas discharged from an inflator. [Resolution Means] The airbag device is an airbag device that expands and deploys in a vehicle passenger compartment of a vehicle and restrains a passenger sitting in a first seat from a side, including: a cushion 41 provided with a horizontal portion 41d that deploys in a horizontal direction of the vehicle in an expanded and deployed state and a protruding portion 41e that deploys in an upward direction of the vehicle from a center portion of the horizontal portion 41d; a diffuser that is secured inside the cushion 41, that is open in the horizontal direction of the vehicle, closed in a downward direction of the vehicle, and partially or entirely closed in a direction toward the protruding portion; and an inflator 42 that is secured to the first seat, provided inside the diffuser, and that discharges gas for expansion and deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Yuto Kobayashi, Tsutomu Sakurai
  • Patent number: 11104287
    Abstract: A side airbag device includes a seat frame that is along a side surface of a seatback of a seat and is built in the seatback, an inflator that is attached to an occupant side of the seat frame, and a cushion that receives a gas from the inflator so as to be expanded and deployed. The cushion includes an inner side expansion part that is stored at the occupant side of the seat frame and is connected to the inflator, and an outer side expansion part that is continuously provided with the inner side expansion part, that is stored at an opposite side of the seat frame with respect to the occupant side, and that receives the gas from the inner side expansion part so as to be expanded and deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventor: Yuto Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11104288
    Abstract: Objective: To provide a side airbag apparatus that can protect a head portion and chest portion by an appropriate restraining force, while favorably inflating and expanding even a cushion that protects a head portion and chest portion with a small inflator, and that can ensure high OOP performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventors: Makoto Fuma, Yuto Kobayashi