Patent Number: 6,296,292

Title: Vehicle crash-safety seat

Abstract: A vehicle crash-safety seat, for an occupant (driver or passenger), including a seat bottom having a deploying air bag mounted in said seat bottom and shooting upward out of said seat bottom when the deploying air bag is inflated during a vehicle collision of a predetermined severity. The inflated air bag forms an enlarged effective contact surface with a lower occupant's body and forces the occupant's body to move into a folded restraining position, thereby transmitting an upward motion of the inflated air bag to a backward motion of the occupant's body. The backward motion of the occupant's body restrains a vehicle occupant from a forward inertial movement and protects the occupant from receiving serious or fatal injuries during a vehicle collision. After inflating, the deploying air bag of the seat bottom immediately deflates. The entire process of inflating, protecting, and deflating takes place in a fraction of a second.

Inventors: Feldman; Yakov (Los Angeles, CA)


International Classification: B60N 2/427 (20060101); B60N 2/42 (20060101); B60R 21/20 (20060101); B60R 21/00 (20060101); B60N 002/42 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018