Patent Number: 7,971,907

Title: Seat belt buckle

Abstract: A vehicle seat belt assembly comprises a vehicle seat configured to contain a seat occupant; a seat belt webbing mountable to the vehicle seat and connected to a latch plate, wherein the latch plate is configured to be releasably connected to a seat belt buckle in order to secure the webbing in a position capable of restraining the occupant; and a buckle strap mountable to a portion of the vehicle seat or vehicle structure and connected to the buckle, wherein the buckle strap includes a plurality of brackets configured to attach to a buckle component. Additionally, a vehicle seat belt assembly could comprise a buckle strap and buckle frame manufactured as a single component.

Inventors: Kranz; Christopher Joe (Troy, MI)

Assignee: TK Holdings Inc.

International Classification: B60R 22/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-07-05 0:00:00