Patent Number: 6,168,189

Title: Airbag cover

Abstract: An airbag cover includes a tear seam formed by a groove in the front side of the airbag cover as well as the groove in the back side of the airbag cover. These grooves are separated by a transverse layer. The transverse layer has a length, thickness and angle or orientation with respect to the airbag cover. This length, thickness, and angle vary at different locations along the tear seam. These variations permit control over the speed at which the deployment door opens as well as the order in which different portions of the tear seam tear.

Inventors: Dennis; Michael Keith (Lakeland, FL)

Assignee: Breed Automotive Technology, Inc.

International Classification: B60R 21/20 (20060101); B60R 021/20 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018