Patents Assigned to Autoliv Development AB
  • Patent number: 11912332
    Abstract: A composite cover for a vehicle steering wheel, comprising at least two adjacent parts connected to one another by at least one stitched seam connection, wherein the seam between the two parts comprises at least two seam finishing stitches, and the connection being free of stitching between the two finishing stitches, so as to allow the cover to be incised between the two finishing stitches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Agnes Quintard, Emmanuelle Baloge, Rose Gauchot, Thomas Letierce
  • Patent number: 11912368
    Abstract: A scooter, for example an electric scooter, having two wheels, an elongated platform mounted on the two wheels and arranged to receive at least one foot of a user, a steering handlebar articulated relative to the platform and connected to one of the wheels, wherein the scooter comprises a safety device with an inflatable cushion arranged to be deployed in case of sudden deceleration of the scooter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventors: Elin Villeius, Emma Lindholm, Hassan Jan, Louise Melin
  • Patent number: 11904799
    Abstract: A seat-belt retractor having a seat-belt spool and a drive device, both the seat-belt spool and the drive device being modular sub-assemblies and designed as a seat-belt spool module and a drive device module, and said seat-belt spool module and drive device module being interconnectable in different orientations relative to one another via a structural interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventor: GĂĽnter Clute
  • Patent number: 11904970
    Abstract: The configuration of an airbag module according to the present invention includes an airbag cushion, an inflator equipped in this airbag cushion, and housing for stowing this airbag cushion, wherein the housing has a convex polygonal shape in cross-section and has an opening on the upper side, and when the airbag cushion expands and deploys, a first pair of mutually opposed side surfaces expand separating from each other, the airbag module further comprises a cover covering the opening and side surfaces of the housing, and of the cover, the upper surface portion that covers the opening of the housing is formed with a first weak portion that extends in the longitudinal direction of the upper surface portion, is weaker than the area surrounding thereof, and is cleaved by the separation of the first pair of side surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventors: Masaru Habu, Sho Murakami
  • Patent number: 11904788
    Abstract: A vehicle seat and an airbag system, the seat having a backrest and a squab, extending from the backrest in a longitudinal direction, the backrest extending in height from the squab at a first lower position to a second upper position arranged proximal to shoulders of an occupant in a seated position, the airbag system having an airbag to receive inflating gas from an inflator to inflate the airbag, in which the airbag includes an upper region that extends over a head of the occupant in the seated position and a lower region that extends between a first and second side of the backrest and around a mid-section of the seated occupant, the airbag system having a tether system interconnecting the seat at the second upper position of the backrest and airbag to restrain the lower region of the airbag in the inflated configuration in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Per Axblom, Anders Einarsson, Mats Berntsson, Stephane Pretot, Par Sandinge, Fredrik Kjell, Alexander Riess, Jules Houessou, Charlotte Lundqvist, Carl-Johan Svenson, Hanna Karlsson, Ola Henriksson
  • Publication number: 20240025372
    Abstract: The invention relates to a seatbelt device (1) for motor vehicles comprising a belt buckle (2) with an insertion slot (3), a belt tongue (4) which can be plugged into the insertion slot (3) of the belt buckle (2), can be locked therein, and has a belt tongue main body (5) and a belt tongue trim panel (6), and a seatbelt (7), wherein the seatbelt (7) runs through a hoop (8) of the belt tongue (4). The belt buckle (2) and the belt tongue (4) are configured to transmit electrical power and/or signals from the belt buckle (2) to the belt tongue (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventors: Ashwin BALARAM, Abhijit SWAIN, Abhijeet ATWADKAR, Iulian ROTARIU, Timo NEHRENHEIM, Ole SCHARNBERG
  • Patent number: 11878645
    Abstract: A knee airbag device according to the present invention includes: an airbag that restrains a lower extremity of an occupant by expanding and deploying below an instrument panel of a vehicle; and an inflator that supplies expansion gas to the airbag. The airbag includes, when the inside of the vehicle is a first side and the outside of the vehicle is a second side, a first portion positioned on the first side and a second portion positioned on the second side. Furthermore, the first portion of the airbag protrudes more toward the occupant side than the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Yutaka Nakajima, Takanari Muroya, Ryota Ishigaki
  • Patent number: 11872950
    Abstract: An airbag having an outer skin having an inner side and an outer side is described. The outer skin has an inflator attachment region in which an opening structure for an inflator is provided. The airbag is a part of an airbag assembly further having a flange and an inflator extending through the opening structure and being attached to the flange. In order to provide the possibility of an easy and automatable mounting process, the opening structure having at least two basically radially extending cut-outs, so that the attachment region has at least two flap sections being separated by the cut-outs. These flap sections can be pulled apart during the mounting process, such that the inflator can be attached to the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Naga Borusu, Michal Lawniczak, Andreas Kalous, Steven Pavlovich, Jakub Kwiecien
  • Patent number: 11866000
    Abstract: A seat-belt retractor comprising a seat-belt spindle which is rotatably mounted in a housing, an electric motor for driving the seat-belt spindle, and a gear mechanism that transmits the rotational motion from the electric motor to the seat-belt spindle, where the gear mechanism, when deactivated, can be driven as an assembly for driving the seat-belt spindle with a first torque; the seat-belt retractor has a first part, which, when a tensile force exerted by the seat-belt is exceeded, is driven in a rotational motion opposite to the rotational direction of the electric motor; and a braking device, which brakes the rotational motion of the first part, thereby actuating a blocking device blocking a second part of the gear mechanism, the blocking device activating the gear mechanism to transmit the rotational motion of the electric motor in a reduction ratio to the seat-belt spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventor: Ronald Jabusch
  • Patent number: 11865988
    Abstract: PROBLEM: To provide a side airbag device that can be stored compactly. RESOLUTION MEANS The present invention is an airbag device to be stowed in a vehicle seat, comprising: an airbag cushion that restrains an occupant by expanding and deploying; an inflator arranged on the inner side of the seat frame which supplies expansion gas to the airbag cushion; and a cover member made of a ductile material that melts and shrinks under heat and pressure to retain the airbag cushion. The airbag cushion includes a rear chamber section where the inflator is stowed, and a front chamber section that extends forward from the rear chamber section that is arranged outside of the seat frame when stowed. The cover member is then configured to heat and pressurize the region corresponding to the front chamber section of the airbag cushion, thereby pressurizing and retaining the relevant section of the airbag cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Yuto Kobayashi, Tsutomu Sakurai, Tomofumi Tochigi
  • Patent number: 11865994
    Abstract: A driver seat airbag device restrains an occupant seated in a driver seat of a vehicle, and includes, a chest protecting cushion that expands and deploys behind a yoke steering wheel; and a head protecting cushion that expands and deploys adjacent to and above the chest protecting cushion. The head protecting cushion extends from an upper portion of the chest protecting cushion to an upper surface of an instrument panel when expanded and deployed, and contacts and restrains the head of the occupant from the front.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Kazuki Morita, Kazuhiro Abe, Hiroyoshi Shimono
  • Patent number: 11865993
    Abstract: A driver side airbag device with an airbag module including a steering wheel, an inflator, and a cushion. The steering wheel includes a housing portion that stores the airbag module and a cover member that seals the housing portion. The cover member has a design region on an occupant side, and a thin-walled portion formed from an upper portion region to a lower portion region of the design region that is cleaved open by an expansion pressure of the cushion to open cover doors. The thin-walled portion has a first plate thickness portion and a second plate thickness portion that is thinner than the first plate thickness portion. The second plate thickness portion is formed in the lower portion region of the design region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Kazuki Morita, Kazuhiro Abe, Hiroyoshi Shimono
  • Patent number: 11865987
    Abstract: An occupant protecting device provided inside or below a seat cushion of a vehicle seat, including an airbag cushion, an inflator, and a cover that covers at least a portion of the airbag cushion and is capable of being cleaved opened by the expansion and deployment of the airbag cushion. The airbag cushion has front and rear attaching points attached to the vehicle seat side as well as an expanding and deploying part that at least expands and deploys between the front and rear attaching points. The cover has a weak portion that serves as a starting point when cleaved open by expansion and deployment of the airbag cushion and is arranged on a rearward side. The cover covers the front attaching points side of the expanding and deploying part and is attached to the vehicle seat on the front attaching points side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventor: Ryota Ishigaki
  • Patent number: 11858448
    Abstract: An airbag device equipped in a vehicle seat. The vehicle seat has a structure in which a seat frame is arranged with left and right sides inside the seat back. The airbag device according to the present invention includes: an inflator that is secured to the side of the seat frame of the vehicle seat and an airbag that is stowed inside the seat back in an elongated and compressed state and is expanded and deployed by the expansion gas discharged from the inflator. The airbag in the stowed state is arranged along the seat frame, and includes a lower portion area lower than the inflator and an upper portion area above the inflator. The lower portion area is arranged inside the seat frame, and the upper portion area is arranged outside the seat frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Takayuki Shimizu, Atsushi Nakashima
  • Patent number: 11851017
    Abstract: A safety airbag having an air bag, the air bag configured with an inflated state and a stowed state, and including a main body portion and a first side flap and a second side flap connected to two sides of the main body portion. The first side flap and the second side flap extend from the main body portion towards an occupant when the air bag is in the inflated state such that the head of the occupant is accommodated in a recessed portion between the first side flap and the second side flap. The first side flap includes a first inner side surface and a first outer side surface. The second side flap includes a second inner side surface and a second outer side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Qiang Meng, Ting Wang
  • Patent number: 11840187
    Abstract: A retaining cover that encapsulates a cushion which is stowed in a bulk stowed form in front of the regular seating position of the vehicle having a side surface retaining part wound around a side surface of the cushion in stowed form, a cloth-like part provided in a manner traversing vertically across the upper surface of the cushion in stowed form, and a weak part provided at a prescribed location on the cloth-like part that divides the cloth-like part to an upper piece and lower piece due to the expansion pressure of the cushion. If the cushion expands and deploys with the occupant in close proximity, the upper piece of the cloth-like part is sandwiched in between the cushion and the occupant, such that the upper piece restrains the upward deployment of the cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Kazuki Morita, Keitoku Miyagi
  • Patent number: 11833990
    Abstract: This invention relates to a side airbag device stored inside a vehicle seat and fixed to a side frame. The device includes an airbag that expands and deploys to restrict an occupant; an inflator that supplies expansion gas to the airbag; and a bracket connected to the side frame that holds the airbag and the inflator. The airbag includes a prepush chamber having an inflator stored therein and mainly deploys inside of the side frame; and a main chamber connected to the prepush chamber and mainly deploys forward of the side frame. The bracket includes a first surface oriented in the forward direction of the vehicle; and a second surface oriented to the inside of the seat in the width direction of the vehicle. When the airbag is stored by being folded and/or rolled, at least the main chamber is disposed on the first surface of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Yuto Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Shima, Tsutomu Sakurai
  • Patent number: 11833962
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle horn operating device comprising: a steering wheel skeleton structure, a support for a portion of an electric horn circuit comprising a first electrical contact point, an operating component comprising a second contact point, the operating component being able to move between a rest position and a depressed position; in the rest position, the second contact point is kept in contact with the first contact point by a spring element, the first contact point forming a first end stop for the operating component, wherein the device comprises—operating-component retaining elements arranged in such a way as to form a second end stop in the event of loading that causes the operating component to move beyond the first end stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Olivier Bertrand, Hugues Doursoux, Thomas Letierce
  • Patent number: 11820319
    Abstract: The airbag device includes a first airbag cushion part and a second airbag cushion part installed on each side of a seat of a vehicle, a first active vent provided in the first airbag cushion part and a second active vent provided in the second airbag cushion part, and a controller that controls the first active vent or the second active vent to open and the other to close when the first airbag cushion part and the second airbag cushion part are expanded and deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Yuto Kobayashi, Mitsuo Nogami
  • Patent number: 11820312
    Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly with a vehicles seat and a side airbag assembly is described. The vehicle seat has a seat-ing and a backrest comprising a frame. The side airbag assembly is attached to a side portion of the frame and comprises a side airbag being at least partially rolled to an airbag package in the not deployed state and extending from a rear end to front end in the deployed state. The airbag assembly further comprises at least one wrapper extending at least partially around at least a section of the airbag package. The airbag package has a length and a maximum thickness. The at least one wrapper ex-tends from a first end being attached to the side airbag at the rear end of the side airbag to a second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Par Sandinge, Jonas Bjorkqvist, Charlotte Lundqvist, Thomas Dillinger