Patent Number: 6,254,191

Title: Seatbelt retractor

Abstract: A seatbelt retractor to be mounted in a backrest is provided with a sensor member for actuating a locking mechanism. Depending on an angle of reclining of the backrest, the sensing member is pivotal such that the spatial orientation of the sensing member is adjusted into a suitable orientation. The seatbelt retractor is also provided with one or both of a buffer mechanism and a locking adjusting mechanism to properly actuate the locking mechanism irrespective of the position of the sensing member.

Inventors: Yamamoto; Kazuo (Fujisawa, JP), Hashimoto; Yoshito (Fujisawa, JP)

Assignee: NSK Ltd.

International Classification: B60R 22/34 (20060101); B60R 22/405 (20060101); B60R 22/40 (20060101); A47C 031/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018