Patent Number: 7,784,819

Title: Airbag system

Abstract: An embodiment of an airbag system includes a cavity configured to store an airbag, wherein the cavity has an aperture that provides an outlet for the airbag during deployment. The embodiment also includes a cover releasably attached over the aperture via an attachment mechanism having an initial attachment strength. The initial attachment strength is configured to reduce to a release attachment strength in response to receipt of a release signal at the attachment mechanism.

Inventors: Lawall; Jennifer P. (Waterford, MI), McQueen; Diane K. (Leonard, MI), Morris; Steven E. (Fair Haven, MI), Browne; Alan L. (Grosse Pointe, MI), Johnson; Nancy L. (Northville, MI), Thomas; Scott D. (Novi, MI), Strom; Kenneth A. (Washington, MI)

Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.

International Classification: B60R 21/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018