Patent Number: 6,254,124

Title: Method for operating a vehicle occupant restraint system and a device for carrying out the method

Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a vehicle occupant restraint system in which, after igniting of the first stage of the gas generator, the second stage not necessary to achieve the desired restraining effect is ignited when through its igniting no further restraining effect can be produced on the occupant in the case of an accident. Thereby, it is ruled out that the non-ignited stage can ignite itself in an uncontrolled manner. Further the invention relates to a device for carrying out the invention.

Inventors: Angermaier; Lorenz (Bockhorn, DE)

Assignee: TRW Airbag Systems GmbH & Co. KG

International Classification: B60R 21/26 (20060101); B60R 21/01 (20060101); B60R 021/32 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018