Patent Number: 6,332,399

Title: Igniting element

Abstract: An igniting element, such as is used in a vehicle air bag igniter reducesthe power dissipated by the air bag ignition circuit, as well as its spacerequirement and its costs, by using the ignition switch/switches as theignition element (7) itself of the ignition circuit. The ignition circuitis integrated in a silicon chip, and has at least one ignition switchconstructed as a transistor.

Inventors: Laucht; Horst (Bruckmuehl, DE), Mueller; Gerhard (Grafing, DE), Welser; Wolfgang (Kirchheim, DE)


International Classification: B60R 21/01 (20060101); F42B 3/12 (20060101); F42B 3/00 (20060101); B60R 21/26 (20060101); F42B 003/10 (); F42B 003/12 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2014