Patent Number: 7,708,308

Title: Side airbag cushion and method of manufacture

Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to an inflatable cushion for deployment along an interior side of a vehicle. In one exemplary embodiment the inflatable cushion has: an inflatable portion, the inflatable portion partially surrounding an area; a non-inflatable member secured to the inflatable portion and positioned in the area; and a retentive pocket formed by the non-inflatable member and the inflatable cushion, the retentive pocket having a periphery bounded on at least one side by the non-inflatable member and the non-inflatable member being configured such that a recessed area is formed in the retentive pocket, the recessed area being disposed within the periphery of the retentive pocket.

Inventors: Abney, III; William (Richmond, IN), Hassett; Dayne B. (Centerville, OH), Pinsenschaum; Ryan T. (Dayton, OH), Weston; Douglas S. (Tipp City, OH), Winters; Mark T. (Troy, OH), Fink; Mike F. (Mesa, AZ)

Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: B60R 21/231 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018