Air bag module with occupant engaging flap

  • US 20030122356A1
  • Filed: 01/03/2002
  • Published: 07/03/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/03/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for helping to protect a vehicle occupant, said apparatus comprising:

  • an inflatable vehicle occupant protection device having a stored, deflated condition and an inflated condition for helping to protect a vehicle occupant;

    an inflator for providing inflation fluid to inflate said protection device; and

    a flap made of fabric material, said flap being stored with said protection device;

    said flap being deployed by inflation of said protection device into a position engaging and covering a head of a vehicle occupant for guiding deployment of said protection device over the head of said vehicle occupant.

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