Method and apparatus for sensing a rearward facing child seat

  • US 5,605,348 A
  • Filed: 11/03/1993
  • Issued: 02/25/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/03/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for preventing actuation of an actuatable occupant restraining device of a vehicle, said apparatus comprising:

  • sensing means for sensing the presence and orientation of a child restraining seat on an occupant seat of the vehicle; and

    control means operatively connected to said sensing means and to said actuatable occupant restraining device for preventing actuation of said actuatable occupant restraining device when said sensing means senses said child restraining seat on said occupant seat in a predetermined orientation.

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