Patent Number: 6,305,710

Title: Inflatable knee bolster module assembly

Abstract: Inflatable knee bolster module assemblies are provided wherein a knee bolster panel and an associated reaction plate engage to form a bolster housing containing an inflatable knee cushion and a knee cushion inflator assembly. Upon actuation, the knee cushion inflator assembly provides an inflation fluid effective to inflate the knee cushion and to deploy the knee bolster panel to provide lower torso restraint for an oppositely positioned vehicle occupant while the knee bolster panel remains engaged with the reaction plate.

Inventors: Bosgieter; Lance M. (Roy, UT), Saderholm; Davin (Salt Lake City, UT)

Assignee: Autoliv ASP, Inc.

International Classification: B60R 21/02 (20060101); B60R 21/20 (20060101); B60R 21/16 (20060101); B60R 21/00 (20060101); B60R 021/04 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018