Vehicle occupant restraint having an adjustable web tether

  • US 6,003,899 A
  • Filed: 07/03/1997
  • Issued: 12/21/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/03/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An occupant restraint for a vehicle, the restraint comprising:

  • a first web strap fixedly mounted between a first location and a second location;

    a retractor fixedly mounted at a third location;

    a turning point fixedly mounted at a fourth location;

    a tongue;

    a second web strap extending from the retractor, through the turning point and engaging the tongue, wherein the second web forms a shoulder belt of the occupant restraint; and

    a web tether coupling the first and second webs together, wherein the web tether creates a pivot point for the shoulder belt and thereby establishes a trajectory of the shoulder belt across the occupant.

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