Patent Number: 7,823,908

Title: Airbag module assembly to control gap adjacent airbag cover

Abstract: An airbag module assembly is provided which may be used with a steering wheel unit that controls the gap between a driver airbag cover and adjacent steering wheel features. The airbag module assembly includes an airbag housing for enclosing an airbag in communication with an inflator. The airbag module assembly also includes an airbag cover that is coupled to a cover suspension module, which in turn is coupled to the steering wheel unit. The cover suspension module includes a biasing element disposed within a housing and a locating feature extending from the housing.

Inventors: Matsu; Richard (Plymouth, MI), Palm; David (Davisburg, MI), Phillips; Vern (Shelby Township, MI)

Assignee: Autoliv ASP, Inc.

International Classification: B60R 21/203 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00