Side-impact airbag assembly

  • US 6,332,628 B1
  • Filed: 09/22/1999
  • Issued: 12/25/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/22/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. Side-impact airbag assembly for a passenger cell of a motor vehicle, comprising:

  • a window bag with, in the active, inflated state, a window portion which at least partially covers a side window and extends from a B pillar at least as far as a C pillar or extends from the B pillar at least as far as an A pillar, and with at least one window bag pillar portion which is assigned to the window portion and in the active, inflated state, at least partially covers the associated A or C pillar in relation to the passenger cell, in the folded-up, uninflated fitted state, the window portion and window bag pillar portion lie stowed under a lateral end portion, bounded at the front and rear by a windscreen and a rear window, of an interior lining, which is mounted on a roof frame, and the lateral end portion is moved when the window bag is triggered to free a deployment path, wherein the window bag pillar portion emerges in a vertical and horizontal movement, obliquely forwards and downwards or rearwards and downwards in the direction of the A or C pillar, respectively, as the window bag pillar portion unfolds.

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