Method and apparatus for controlling an actuatable occupant protection device

  • US 6,341,252 B1
  • Filed: 12/21/1999
  • Issued: 01/22/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/21/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for controlling actuation of at least one actuatable occupant protection device associated with a vehicle seat, said method comprising the steps of:

  • receiving a first sensor signal having a first value indicative of a first sensed condition of an object of the vehicle seat;

    receiving a second sensor signal having a second value indicative of a second sensed condition of the object of the vehicle seat, the second sensed condition being different from the first sensed condition;

    determining a default value for the first sensed sensor signal upon determining the first value is outside an acceptable range of values; and

    providing a control signal to control actuation of the at least one actuatable occupant protection device associated with the vehicle seat having a value that varies as a function of the second value and one of the first value and the determined default value.

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