Patent Number: 6,945,559

Title: Method and apparatus for air bag venting

Abstract: An apparatus and method for customizing the pressure within an inflatable cushion of an air bag module is provided. The method comprises determining whether additional venting of an air bag is required. A sensing and diagnostic module will receive its relative inputs from a plurality of sensors and will determine whether vents in an inflatable cushion should be opened to allow diffusion of an inflation gas. The apparatus allowing vents to open at specified times to allow for diffusion of the inflation gas.

Inventors: Kassman; Mark E. (Miamisburg, OH), Vendely; Michael J. (Kettering, OH), Shah; Suresh D. (Troy, MI), Ashtiani; Mansour (Beverly Hills, CA), Abu-Isa; Ismat A. (Rochester Hills, MI)

Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: B60R 21/16 (20060101); B60R 021/28 (); B60R 021/32 ()

Expiration Date: 09/20/2022