Patents by Inventor Victor Herodes

Victor Herodes 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: 4984752
    Abstract: A seat belt retractor that is sensitive to vehicle movements is provided, having a frame for mounting a reel about which the safety belt is wound. A frame also mounts a pawl which selectively blocks rotation of the reel to prevent payout of a seat belt when a predetermined condition of the vehicle is sensed. The frame includes a support plate integrally formed therewith and including a bearing seat for mounting an inertia member for actuating the pawl, thus locking the reel against rotation. A method of constructing the retractor frame with an integral support for the inertia member is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Assignee: Occupant Safety Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Marrs, Victor Herodes, David Ransom