Patent Number: 6,966,787

Title: Clockspring with flat cable

Abstract: A clockspring for electrically connecting an airbag of a vehicle to crash sensors. The clockspring including a housing that has an inner chamber, and a flat electrical cable with an upper insulator layer, a lower insulator layer connected to the upper layer along substantially continuous parallel spaced-apart seam, and an intermediate layer comprised of individual strands of conductors which lie adjacent and substantially parallel to the seams and the conductors do not have an adhesive residue thereon. The flat electrical cable is mounted in the chamber of the clockspring. Seams positioned between adjacent conductors have a textured surface pattern, and seams positioned along edges of the flat electrical cable have a substantially smooth surface pattern.

Inventors: Schilson; Tom (Hamilton, IL), Kamps; Steve (Warsaw, IL)

Assignee: Methode Electronics, Inc.

International Classification: B29C 65/08 (20060101); B29C 65/00 (20060101); H01B 7/08 (20060101); H01B 7/00 (20060101); H05K 3/28 (20060101); B29C 65/02 (20060101); H05K 1/00 (20060101); H01R 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018