Patents by Inventor Roy Turnbull

Roy Turnbull has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200114860
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for helping to protect an occupant (20) of a vehicle (12) having a seat (16 or 22) for receiving the occupant (20) includes an inflatable protection device (14) inflatable from a stored condition in the vehicle (12) adjacent a reaction surface (19, 23, 36) to a deployed condition between the reaction surface and the vehicle occupant (20). The protection device (14) includes a front portion (62) presented toward the seat (22) and an inflatable volume for receiving a penetrating occupant (20?) when the protection device (14) is in the deployed condition. A rear portion (64) connected to the front portion (62) has an inflatable volume spaced from the front portion (62) by a space (110). The front portion (62) is positioned between the vehicle occupant (20) and the rear portion (64) when the protection device (14) is in the deployed condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kurt F. Fischer, Roy Turnbull, Douglas M. Gould, Michael Stegmeier, Christof Werner, Simon Schmid
  • Patent number: 10525927
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for helping to protect an occupant (20) of a vehicle (12) having a seat (16 or 22) for receiving the occupant (20) includes an inflatable protection device (14) inflatable from a stored condition in the vehicle (12) adjacent a reaction surface (19, 23, 36) to a deployed condition between the reaction surface and the vehicle occupant (20). The protection device (14) includes a front portion (62) presented toward the seat (22) and an inflatable volume for receiving a penetrating occupant (20?) when the protection device (14) is in the deployed condition. A rear portion (64) connected to the front portion (62) has an inflatable volume spaced from the front portion (62) by a space (110). The front portion (62) is positioned between the vehicle occupant (20) and the rear portion (64) when the protection device (14) is in the deployed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: TRW AUTOMOTIVE GMBH, TRW VEHICLE SAFETY SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Kurt F. Fischer, Roy Turnbull, Douglas M. Gould, Michael Stegmeier, Christof Werner, Simon Schmid
  • Patent number: 10336282
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for helping to protect an occupant (20) of vehicle (12) having a seat (16 or 22) for receiving the occupant (20) includes an inflatable protection device (14) inflatable from a stored condition in the vehicle (12) adjacent a reaction surface (19, 23, 36) to a deployed condition between the reaction surface and the vehicle occupant (20). The protection device (14) includes a front portion (62) presented toward the seat (22) and an inflatable volume for receiving a penetrating occupant (20?) when the protection device (14) is in the deployed condition. A rear portion (64) connected to the front portion (62) has an inflatable volume spaced from the front portion (62) by a space (110). The front portion (62) is positioned between the vehicle occupant (20) and the rear portion (64) when the protection device (14) is in the deployed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TRW VEHICLE SAFETY SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Kurt F. Fischer, Roy Turnbull, Douglas M. Gould
  • Publication number: 20180043852
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for helping to protect an occupant (20) of a vehicle (12) having a seat (16 or 22) for receiving the occupant (20) includes an inflatable protection device (14) inflatable from a stored condition in the vehicle (12) adjacent a reaction surface (19, 23, 36) to a deployed condition between the reaction surface and the vehicle occupant (20). The protection device (14) includes a front portion (62) presented toward the seat (22) and an inflatable volume for receiving a penetrating occupant (20?) when the protection device (14) is in the deployed condition. A rear portion (64) connected to the front portion (62) has an inflatable volume spaced from the front portion (62) by a space (110). The front portion (62) is positioned between the vehicle occupant (20) and the rear portion (64) when the protection device (14) is in the deployed condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Kurt F. Fischer, Roy Turnbull, Douglas M. Gould, Michael Stegmeier, Christof Werner, Simon Schmid
  • Publication number: 20170334387
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for helping to protect an occupant (20) of vehicle (12) having a seat (16 or 22) for receiving the occupant (20) includes an inflatable protection device (14) inflatable from a stored condition in the vehicle (12) adjacent a reaction surface (19, 23 36) to a deployed condition between the reaction surface and the vehicle occupant (20). The protection device (14) includes a front portion (62) presented toward the seat (22) and an inflatable volume for receiving a penetrating occupant (20?) when the protection device (14) is in the deployed condition. A rear portion (64) connected to the front portion (62) has an inflatable volume spaced from the front portion (62) by a space (110). The front portion (62) is positioned between the vehicle occupant (20) and the rear portion (64) when the protection device (14) is in the deployed condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Kurt F. Fischer, Roy Turnbull, Douglas M. Gould
  • Patent number: 9707921
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for helping to protect an occupant (20) of a vehicle (12) having a seat (16 or 22) for receiving the occupant (20) includes an inflatable protection device (14) inflatable from a stored condition in the vehicle (12) adjacent a reaction surface (19, 23, 36) to a deployed condition between the reaction surface and the vehicle occupant (20). The protection device (14) includes a front portion (62) presented toward the seat (22) and an inflatable volume for receiving a penetrating occupant (20?) when the protection device (14) is in the deployed condition. A rear portion (64) connected to the front portion (62) has an inflatable volume spaced from the front portion (62) by a space (110). The front portion (62) is positioned between the vehicle occupant (20) and the rear portion (64) when the protection device (14) is in the deployed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: TRW Vehicle Safety Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt F. Fischer, Roy Turnbull, Douglas M. Gould
  • Publication number: 20160107598
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for helping to protect an occupant (20) of a vehicle (12) having a seat (16 or 22) for receiving the occupant (20) includes an inflatable protection device (14) inflatable from a stored condition in the vehicle (12) adjacent a reaction surface (19, 23, 36) to a deployed condition between the reaction surface and the vehicle occupant (20). The protection device (14) includes a front portion (62) presented toward the seat (22) and an inflatable volume for receiving a penetrating occupant (20?) when the protection device (14) is in the deployed condition. A rear portion (64) connected to the front portion (62) has an inflatable volume spaced from the front portion (62) by a space (110). The front portion (62) is positioned between the vehicle occupant (20) and the rear portion (64) when the protection device (14) is in the deployed condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Kurt F. Fischer, Roy Turnbull
  • Patent number: 9283920
    Abstract: An inflatable vehicle occupant protection device (14) is provided for being inflated with inflation fluid towards a seat (22) of the vehicle (12). The protection device includes a front portion (70) presented towards the vehicle seat (22) and helping to define an inflatable volume (54). The front portion (70) includes a pair of extensions (344, 444) overlaid on one another and interconnected to form a pocket (100) defining a collapsed volume (120) outside the inflatable volume (54). The pocket (100) extends horizontally across the front portion (70) and towards the inflatable volume (54). A tether (500) has a first end portion (502) secured to both interconnected extensions (344, 444) and a second end portion (504) secured to a portion of the protection device such that the size of the pocket (100) remains larger than a predetermined amount when the protection device is fully inflated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: TRW Vehicle Safety Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt F. Fischer, Roy Turnbull
  • Patent number: D436605
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: J. C. Bamford Excavators Limited
    Inventors: Simon Jeffrey William Shaw, Kevin Roy Turnbull, Michael Chapman, Patrick Edward Naylor