Passive restraint system
Torso restraint system
Baby car seat
Adjustable seat belt anchorage Patent #: 4538832
ApplicationNo. 06/693679 filed on 01/22/1985
US Classes:280/749, Safety net, curtain, or transparent sheet180/282, Responsive to sensing of acceleration, deceleration, or tilt of vehicle280/753Positionable by automatic actuator
ExaminersPrimary: Love, John J.
Assistant: Ferriter, Karin L.
International ClassesB60R 21/02 (20060101)
B60R 21/08 (20060101)
AbstractA safety device for a vehicle that uses inertia to prevent the upper body of an occupant from colliding with the windshield. A pair of bars are slidingly held to the underside of the vehicle's roof. The bars each have a row of gear teeth in engagement with a semi-circular gear. A net is secured to the semi-circular gears so that as inertia causes the sliding bars to move forward the gears turn and introduce the net between the occupants and the windshield. A ratchet wheel assembly prevents the safety device from moving backwards unless the pawls are manually released.