Patents by Inventor Thanh H. Quach

Thanh H. Quach 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).

  • Patent number: 8002310
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) helps to protect an occupant (28) of a vehicle (12) that has a side structure (16) and a roof (18). The apparatus (10) includes an inflatable vehicle occupant protection device (14) that has a stored condition for being positioned along the vehicle roof (18). The protection device (14) is inflatable away from the vehicle roof (18) to a deployed condition positioned between the side structure (16) and a vehicle occupant (28). The protection device (14) further comprises a portion (38) for receiving an elongated member (94) for helping to place the protection device in the stored condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: TRW Vehicle Safety System Inc.
    Inventors: Thanh H. Quach, Mike P. Pionk, Ali Emam Bakhsh, Serena M. Lynch
  • Patent number: 7562901
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) helps to protect an occupant (28) of a vehicle (12) that has a side structure (16) and a roof (18). The apparatus (10) includes an inflatable vehicle occupant protection device (14). The protection device (14) is inflatable away from the vehicle roof (18) to a deployed condition positioned between the side structure (16) and a vehicle occupant (28). The apparatus (10) further includes a cover (44) for at least partially enclosing the protection device (14) in the stored condition. At least one push-in fastener (182) secures the cover (44) to the vehicle (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: TRW Vehicle Safety Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Thanh H. Quach, Mike P. Pionk, Ali Emam Bakhsh
  • Patent number: 7516978
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for helping to protect an occupant (28) of a vehicle (12) that has a side structure (16) and a roof (18). The apparatus (10) includes an inflatable vehicle occupant protection device (14) having a stored condition in which the protection device is deflated, rolled up, and positioned extending along the vehicle roof (18). The protection device (16) is inflatable away from the vehicle roof (18) to a deployed condition positioned between the side structure (16) and the vehicle occupant (28). The apparatus (10) also includes a housing (40) for the protection device (16) when in the stored condition. At least one of the housing (40) and the protection device (16) include a portion (200) for blocking telescoping movement of the protection device (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: TRW Vehicle Safety Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Thanh H. Quach, Michael J. White, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20080258442
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) helps to protect an occupant (28) of a vehicle (12) that has a side structure (16) and a roof (18). The apparatus (10) includes an inflatable vehicle occupant protection device (14) that has a stored condition for being positioned along the vehicle roof (18). The protection device (14) is inflatable away from the vehicle roof (18) to a deployed condition positioned between the side structure (16) and a vehicle occupant (28). The protection device (14) further comprises a portion (38) for receiving an elongated member (94) for helping to place the protection device in the stored condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Thanh H. Quach, Mike P. Pionk, Ali Emam Bakhsh, Serena M. Lynch
  • Publication number: 20080258445
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) helps to protect an occupant (28) of a vehicle (12) that has a side structure (16) and a roof (18). The apparatus (10) includes an inflatable vehicle occupant protection device (14). The protection device (14) is inflatable away from the vehicle roof (18) to a deployed condition positioned between the side structure (16) and a vehicle occupant (28). The apparatus (10) further includes a cover (44) for at least partially enclosing the protection device (14) in the stored condition. At least one push-in fastener (182) secures the cover (44) to the vehicle (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Thanh H. Quach, Mike P. Pionk, Ali Emam Bakhsh