Patent Number: 6,332,629

Title: Seatbelt device with locking retractor

Abstract: Provided is a seatbelt device capable of realizing a comfortable seatbelt-wearing environment as well as appropriately securing and protecting a passenger. The seatbelt device is further capable of realizing an immediate escape or rescue of a passenger after a vehicle accident, thereby providing extra safety and a swift escape by protracting the webbing in accordance with the state of the vehicle accident. This seatbelt device is provided with a retractor which uses a motor for retracting and protracting the webbing that secures a passenger to his/her seat, and a controller for rotating the motor and at least retracting the webbing. The controller is capable of altering the protraction mode of the webbing in accordance with the state of the webbing fastened by the passenger.

Inventors: Midorikawa; Yukinori (Fujisawa, JP), Ono; Katsuyasu (Fujisawa, JP), Matsuki; Masuo (Fujisawa, JP)

Assignee: NSK, Ltd.

International Classification: B60R 22/44 (20060101); B60R 22/343 (20060101); B60R 22/34 (20060101); B60R 22/46 (20060101); B60R 22/415 (20060101); B60R 21/00 (20060101); B60R 22/405 (20060101); B60R 022/343 (); B60R 022/415 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018