Energy storing safety belt retractor
Locking device for vehicle safety seat belts
Locking device for a seatbelt system
Emergency locking mechanism for the seat belt retractor of vehicles Patent #: 4249708
ApplicationNo. 06/239498 filed on 03/02/1981
US Classes:242/381.4, Tension responsive188/65.1, STRAND242/384.2With pivot pawl
ExaminersPrimary: Jillions, John M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB60R 22/42 (20060101)
B60R 22/34 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1980-03-15 JP
AbstractA locking device for safety seat belts comprises a base member, a drum base member rockably mounted on the base member, a drum rotatably mounted on the drum base member, engagement members integral with the drum, a lock member capable of assuming a locking position in which it engages the engagement members and a non-locking position in which it is not in engagement with the engagement members, an actuating member mounted on the drum base member so as to be capable of assuming a first position in which it has brought the lock member into the locking position and a second position in which it has brought the lock member into the non-locking position, the actuating member being biased toward the second postion, and a member secured to the base member and engageable with the actuating member to bring it from the second position to the first positon when the drum base member rocks during an emergency.