Patent Number: 7,784,874

Title: Energy absorbing seat anchor restraint system for child safety seats

Abstract: A child safety seat tether anchor for securing a child safety seat to a mounting portion of a vehicle is provided. The child safety seat tether anchor may comprise a metal strip cooperating with a plurality of vertically offset pins extending from a surface of an engagement structure and positioned along a length of the metal strip. The metal strip is bent by the plurality of pins along a length of the metal strip so that when pulled in tension, the metal strip slides while bending around the pins to absorb energy.

Inventors: Murphy; Mark (Livonia, MI), Malapati; Reddy (Ypsilanti, MI)

Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

International Classification: A62B 35/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018