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 new patent  Switching device having a haptic feedback

A switching device, in particular in a motor vehicle, includes a control element (12) having an operating interface (14) which may include a plurality of control panels (16). A haptics actuator which is seated in the interior of the switching device provides a haptic response by displacing the control element (12) in a lateral direction as soon as a switching signal is generated. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

Inflatable airbag for protecting a person, airbag module, vehicle occupant restraining system comprising such an airbag, and method for producing an inflatable airbag

The invention relates to an inflatable airbag (1) for protecting a person (5), comprising a flexible cover (10) which includes at least two finger-type extensions (11), wherein the flexible cover (10) delimits a dosed gas expansion compartment (12) by the finger-type extensions (11). The invention excels by the fact that the finger-type extensions (11) are arranged relative to each other such that in an inflated state the airbag (1) takes a three-dimensional shape and in the inflated state the finger-type extensions (11) at least in portions delimit a clearance (13), wherein the cover (10) is deferrable for absorbing impact energy while deforming, especially reducing, the clearance (13).. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

Antenna with parasitic element

An antenna system for a vehicle includes a housing defining an interior space having a center. A component is provided for at least one of transmitting and receiving signals indicative of a vehicle condition. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

Airbag module and assembly

The invention describes an airbag module (10) for attaching to an instrument panel, comprising an inflator (12), a fastening portion (36) which is arranged so that the airbag module (10) can be attached to the instrument panel via the fastening portion (36), a receiving portion (46) for an airbag as well as a holding portion (57) which serves for holding the inflator (12). The airbag module (10) has a support structure (16) including the fastening portion (36) and a housing (14) made from fabric material. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

Seat belt retractor

In a bait retractor (10) comprising a frame (12), a sensor (16) for vehicle-sensitive blocking including a sensor lever (22), a belt reel (14) and a rocker arm (30) coupled to the belt reel (14) via a coupling (32) which is adjustable between a home position in which the sensor lever (22) is blocked and an extended position in which the sensor lever (22) is released, the coupling (32) is a wrap spring coupling comprising a drive element (34) coupled to the belt reel (14) as well as a driven element (40) connected to the rocker arm (30), wherein the drive element (34) and the driven element (40) include a respective annular outer friction surface (38, 44) and are arranged concentrically to each other and a coil spring (46) is provided which contacts the friction surfaces (38, 44) and couples the driven element (40) to the drive element (34).. . ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

Frontal airbag for vehicle occupants and airbag module

A frontal airbag for vehicle occupants, especially a passenger airbag, includes a contact panel (26) facing the vehicle occupant (12). Inside the airbag plural tensile means (38) are arranged which in portions withhold the contact panel (26) in the inflated state of the airbag (10) and form at least one lateral bead (34) and plural central beads (36) which in cross-section are smaller than the lateral beads (34). ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

Front-head/chest airbag

A front head/torso airbag (10) of a vehicle occupant restraint system includes a cover surface (12) and a baffle surface (14) forming a contact face for the vehicle occupant (22) which merges into the cover surface (12). In the inflated state of the airbag (10) being in the mounted position, the baffle surface (14) includes a central surface portion and laterally adjacent thereto at feast one bulge (20) projecting from the central surface portion for laterally protecting the head (24).. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

Brake pad wear sensor

A brake pad wear measuring system for measuring brake pad wear for a vehicle disc brake system includes a first coil excitable to create a first magnetic field, and a first target associated with the first coil. The first coil and the first target are configured for movement relative to each other in response to application of the disc brake system. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

Low gloss housing assembly for a driver assist system camera

A low gloss housing arrangement for use with a driver assistance system is provided to reduce glare into a camera of the system. In accordance with the present invention, a low gloss panel is secured to the area near the camera lens. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

Hybrid method and apparatus for detecting a vehicle/pedestrian impact

An apparatus detects a vehicle/pedestrian impact event by sensing impact events near a forward location of a vehicle using both acceleration sensors and pressure sensors and providing associated signals indicative thereof, determining metric values for each of the sensor signals, and determining if a vehicle/pedestrian impact has occurred in response to the determined metric values. . ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

Mounting arrangement for a driver assist system housing

A mounting arrangement for securing a housing to a windshield of the vehicle includes a mounting bracket having a plurality of keyhole slots, each having a receiving opening at one end of the keyhole slot, a locking recess at another end of the keyhole slot, and a ramp connecting the receiving opening with the locking recess. A plurality of mounting posts each including a base portion, a head portion, and a collar portion are mounted to the windshield and positioned to align with associated keyhole slots in the mounting bracket. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

Power steering for a vehicle

The invention relates to a power steering for a motor vehicle, having an input shaft which is rotatable about a steering axis, a steering column tube arranged around the input shaft, a sensor housing which is axially adjacent to the steering column tube and has a housing opening for the input shaft, and a shaft expansion element which is connected with the input shaft and has an outside diameter, the input shaft extending through the steering column tube and the housing opening into the interior of the sensor housing, wherein an opening diameter of the housing opening is smaller than the outside diameter of the shaft expansion element.. . ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

Control system and control method for guiding a motor vehicle along a path

A control system which for use in a host motor vehicle is configured and intended for recognizing motor vehicles traveling ahead, to the side, and/or behind and preferably stationary objects situated ahead, based on surroundings data obtained from at least one surroundings sensor associated with the host motor vehicle. The at least one surroundings sensor is configured for providing an electronic controller of the control system with surroundings data that represent an area in front of the host motor vehicle. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

Control system and control method for determining a trajectory and for generating associated signals or control commands

A control system for use in a host motor vehicle (10) is configured and intended for ascertaining an instantaneous driving situation of the host motor vehicle (10) and determining a trajectory (42) for the host motor vehicle (10) that the host motor vehicle (10) is to follow for carrying out a driving maneuver, in accordance with the ascertained instantaneous driving situation of the host motor vehicle (10), a desired driving situation of the host motor vehicle (10), the driving dynamics of the host motor vehicle (10), and the surroundings data (64). The control system is further configured and intended for generating at least one associated signal (61) that assists a driver of the host motor vehicle in controlling the host motor vehicle (10) in order to follow the trajectory (42), or generating at least one associated control command (61) that causes the host motor vehicle (10) to autonomously follow the trajectory (42), essentially simultaneously with determining the trajectory (42).. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

02/15/18 / #20180043890

Control system and control method for determining a likelihood of a lane change by a preceding vehicle

A control system that is suitable for use in a host motor vehicle (10) is configured and intended for detecting (s100) another motor vehicle (20), using the road, located in front of the host motor vehicle (10) by means of the at least one surroundings sensor, determining (s106) a lateral movement of the other motor vehicle (20) relative to a lane (12, 16) in which the other motor vehicle (20) or the host motor vehicle (10) is present, and computing (s108) a movement-based likelihood of a lane change by the other motor vehicle (20), based on the determined lateral movement of the other motor vehicle (20). In addition, the control system is configured and intended for determining (s110, s112, s114) an instantaneous traffic situation in accordance with the surroundings data obtained by means of the surroundings sensor, computing (s116) a traffic situation-based likelihood of a lane change by the other motor vehicle (20), based on the determined instantaneous traffic situation, and computing (s118) an overall likelihood of a lane change by the other motor vehicle (20), based on the movement-based likelihood and the traffic situation-based likelihood.. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

02/15/18 / #20180043886

Control system and control method for guiding a motor vehicle along a path and for avoiding a collision with another motor vehicle

A control system which for use in a host motor vehicle is configured and intended for recognizing motor vehicles traveling ahead, to the side, and/or behind and preferably stationary objects situated ahead, based on surroundings data obtained from at least one surroundings sensor associated with the host motor vehicle. The at least one surroundings sensor is configured for providing an electronic controller of the control system with surroundings data that represent an area in front of, next to, or behind the host motor vehicle. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

02/01/18 / #20180031066

Brake pad wear sensor

A brake pad wear sensing system for measuring brake pad wear for a vehicle disc brake system includes an rf communication circuit for transmitting an rf signal including brake pad wear data. The system also includes a vehicle-based receiver including an rf communication circuit for receiving the brake pad wear data in the rf signal transmitted by the wear sensor. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

01/25/18 / #20180025639

Keyless entry system linked to vehicle-to-vehicle communication system

Apparatus for use in a vehicle equipped with a vehicle-to-vehicle communication system. A remote keyless entry fob is provided for remote control of vehicle access. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

01/04/18 / #20180001890

Vehicle driver assist system

A vehicle driver assist system includes an expert evaluation system to fuse information acquired from various data sources. The data sources can correspond to conditions associated with the vehicle as a unit as well as external elements. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

01/04/18 / #20180001867

Seat belt retractor

In a seat belt retractor (12) for a vehicle, comprising a frame (14) in which a belt reel (10) is supported which includes a reel body (26) as wed as a first flange (32) and a second flange (34), said flanges being provided at the axial ends (28, 30) of the reel body (26) and each being arranged in a seat (22) of the frame (14), wherein the first flange (32) is rotatable relative to the reel body (26) and wherein between the first flange (32) and the reel body (26) a force limiter is provided, and at the seat (22) locking teeth (24) are provided and at the first flange (32) a toothing corresponding to the locking teeth is provided, the second flange (34) is rotatable relative to the reel body (26) and at the second flange (34) and/or at the reel body (26) interacting stops (50, 54, 58) are provided for limiting rotation of the second flange (34) relative to the reel body (26). Furthermore, the second flange (34) includes a peripheral wall (44) which encloses the axial end (30) of the reel body (26) facing the second flange (34) in the peripheral direction.. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

12/28/17 / #20170369031

Method for detecting misuse of a safety belt and safety belt system

In a method for identifying misuse of a seat belt in a vehicle, vehicle data are detected and, based on said data, a plausibility check is performed for determining whether the seat belt is fastened as intended. Signals of at least one belt buckle sensor and of at least one webbing extension sensor are detected and a plausibility check for misuse is performed by taking the time course of the signals and/or the point in time of input of the signals into account so as to make a comparison with stored reference data. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

12/28/17 / #20170369023

Front airbag

A front airbag comprises a front wall (20) facing an associated occupant in the inflated state which front wall serves for cushioning the vehicle occupant and is secured to a peripheral wall of the front airbag (12). The front wall (20) is composed of at least two cut parts (28a, 28b) so that it is curved toward the vehicle occupant and is not adapted to be flatly spread.. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

12/28/17 / #20170369021

Airbag module, diffuser for an air bag module and safety system for vehicle passengers

The invention relates to an airbag module for a safety system for vehicle passengers, comprising an airbag, a gas generator (23) and a diffuser (10) with a dome section (11) and at least one retaining section which maintains the airbag in a compressed manner. Said retaining section comprises at least one securing opening in which at least one securing device, in particular a securing bolt, is received. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

12/21/17 / #20170361866

Rack ball nut assembly for a vehicle steering gear and related components thereof

A rack ball nut assembly for a vehicle steering gear has a ball nut, a ball return tube, and a tube retention clip. The ball nut has first and second recesses and the ball return tube has first and second tube portions. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

12/21/17 / #20170361865

Multiple piece pinion housing for vehicle power steering

A vehicle power steering assembly has a pinion housing comprised of first, second, and third housings. The first housing is a drawn tube formed from a first material. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

12/14/17 / #20170355349

Insertion tongue

In a locking tongue (10) for a seat belt comprising an inserting portion (12) adapted to be inserted in a belt buckle and a deflecting portion (14) for webbing, wherein the deflecting portion (14) includes a webbing passage (20) as well as a damping element (22) for the webbing and the clamping element (22) is movable between a home position in which the webbing is freely movable and a blocking position in which the clamping element is moved against a wall of the webbing passage so that the webbing is clamped between the clamping element (22) and the wall of the webbing passage (20), and wherein at least one spring element (34) is provided for forcing the clamping element (22) into the home position, it is provided that the spring element (34) is formed integrally on the deflecting portion (14).. . ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

11/23/17 / #20170334477

Method and device for detecting steering wheel contact

A device for detecting steering wheel contact comprises at least a first electrode (12) which is provided in a steering wheel (10) and which forms, together with a human body acting as a second electrode and a dielectric situated therebetween, at least one sensor capacitor (26). The device also comprises an evaluation circuit (24) having a reference capacitor (30) of known capacitance which can be connected parallel to the sensor capacitor (26), a direct current voltage source (34) which can be connected to the reference capacitor (30), and a measuring device for measuring the voltage at the reference capacitor (30). ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

11/09/17 / #20170320516

Steering device and method of controlling a steering device

A steering device for a motor vehicle is described, the steering device comprising a steering element for steering the motor vehicle, and an actuating element by means of which wheels of the motor vehicle are adjusted as a function of an actuation of the steering element. The steering element has a steering assist unit associated with it, in particular an electronic steering assist unit for active return of the steering element, the steering assist unit comprising a motor and an open- and closed-loop control unit which drives the motor for generating an assist torque. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

11/09/17 / #20170320465

Anti-theft remote keyless entry system using frequency hopping with amplitude level control

A method for defeating a two-thief attack on a passive rke system by using frequency hopping. Radio frequency signals are transmitted between a fob and a vehicle. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

10/26/17 / #20170307469

Compact modular transfer function evaluation system

A system for evaluating the modulation transfer function (mtf) of a device under test is provided. The system includes an image projector configured to provide light in a pattern representing a desired image. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

10/05/17 / #20170282425

Switch housing for capacitive switches

The switch housing for capacitive switches has an outer contact surface and flat electrode structures which are arranged on the inside and in a position opposite the contact surface and which are placed by two-component injection molding in recessed regions of the housing body injected from a first, electrically non-conductive plastic component by means of a second, electrically conductive plastic component. Preferably, both plastic components are a polycarbonate, the second plastic component containing carbon fibers.. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

09/21/17 / #a method for detecting a malfunction or defect of a sensor of a vehicle safety device uses a control unit of the vehicle safety device and at least one self-testing sensor which is separate from the control unit and transmits measuring values to the control unit. the following steps are performed:

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09/14/17 / #20170259815

Rear accident protection

A backward accident protection (bap) system includes a video camera attached to the rear windshield of a vehicle. A microcomputer analyzes the camera image to assess the risk of a rear impacts. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

09/14/17 / #20170259780

Frame component for a belt winder and method for producing same

The invention describes a method of manufacturing a substantially plate-shaped frame member (10) of a belt retractor including locking teeth (18). A plate-shaped element (24) is provided, wherein said element is plastically reshaped in portions so that a portion (28) thickened into a main portion (12) of the plate-shaped element (24) is formed. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

09/07/17 / #20170255241

Optimized power supply architecture

A power supply architecture provides for the efficient distribution and failsafe monitoring of power in a microcontroller system. The power supply architecture incorporates various components with high integrity and diverse monitoring schemes that allow the associated control processors to operate with high safety standards. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

09/07/17 / #20170253267

Monitoring of an electric motor in an electric power steering assembly

A magnet is fixed to an output shaft of a motor. The output shaft is rotated such that a magnetic field emitted by the magnet also rotates. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

09/07/17 / #20170253214

Seat belt buckle presenter

A belt buckle feeder comprises a base (12) adapted to be fixedly attached to the vehicle and a carriage (14) being movably supported on the base (12) to which carriage a belt buckle (20) can be coupled and which can be moved by a drive arranged on the base (12). The drive includes an electric motor (26) and a worm gear comprising a worm shaft (34) which has a worm (36) as well as drive spur wheel teeth (40), with the shaft (28) of the electric motor (26) including a pinion (30) which is engaged in the drive spur wheel teeth (40) and drives the worm shaft (34).. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

08/31/17 / #20170249518

Augmented lane detection using kinematic data

Systems and methods are provided for detecting the departure of a vehicle from a set of land boundaries. A boundary determination component is configured to determine an associated set of lane boundaries for a vehicle. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

08/24/17 / #20170240136

Reinforcement part for a belt shaft, belt shaft, and end-fitting tensioner

A reinforcing member (36) for a belt shaft (10) comprises an elongate central portion (46) and two hooking portions (48) provided at the ends of the central portion (46) adapted to be hung into a hooking slit of a belt shaft body (28) of a belt shaft (10), wherein the central portion (46) includes a retaining portion (50) adapted to be encompassed by the webbing (26) and a supporting portion (58) extending in the longitudinal direction (l) substantially over the entire central portion (46) and being offset relative to a plane (m) which is defined by the retaining portion (50), and wherein retaining lands (60) defining a passage window (62) for the webbing (26) extend between the supporting portion (58) and the retaining portion (50). The invention further provides a belt shaft (10) comprising a belt shaft body (28) as well as an end fitting tensioner (12).. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

08/17/17 / #20170236014

Augmented object detection using structured light

Systems and methods are provided for imaging a region of interest. A structured light source is configured to provide a substantially two-dimensional light curtain within a field of view of the camera formed by at least one projected laser beam at a wavelength detectable by the camera. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

08/17/17 / #20170232970

Control system and method for determining a lane occupancy by vehicles

Control system, which is adapted for application in a vehicle and intended to detect following vehicles on the basis of environmental data which are obtained from one or several environmental sensors disposed on the vehicle. The environmental sensors are adapted to provide an electronic controller of the control system with the environmental data which reflect the area in front of, laterally next to and/or behind the vehicle. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

08/10/17 / #20170225646

Seat belt buckle presenter

A belt buckle feeder comprises a stationary base (12) adapted to be fixedly mounted to the vehicle and a carriage (14) movable to a retracted position and to an extended position vis-à-vis the base (12), which carriage is connected to a belt buckle (20) via an intermediate plate (22) provided between the belt buckle (20) and the carriage (14). The intermediate plate (22) is tightly connected to the belt buckle (20) and there is provided a positive guidance by which the intermediate plate (22) is pivoted during traversing to the extended position by a predetermined degree vis-à-vis the carriage (14) so that in addition to the traversing movement of the carriage (14) along a tilting direction (n) the belt buckle (20) reversibly tilts from a home position to an inclined position.. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

08/03/17 / #20170217431

Control system and control method for determining a probability of an imminent collision of a vehicle

A control system and corresponding control method which is adapted and intended for use in an own vehicle for detecting one or more objects based on environmental data obtained from one or more environmental sensors disposed at the vehicle. The environmental sensors are adapted to provide an electronic control unit of the control system with the environmental data which reflect the areas in front of, laterally next to and/or behind the vehicle. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

07/20/17 / #20170203785

Assist compensation for actively controlled power steering systems

An electric power steering system includes a control for providing a calculated torque assist demand in the event of failure of a steering wheel torque sensor. The control is responsive to one or more of a vehicle speed, a steering column position, a steering column velocity, a gear lever position, a vehicle yaw rate and a vehicle lateral acceleration for generating the calculated torque assist demand. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

07/13/17 / #a method of controlling the motor speed of an electric retractor motor (18) of a belt retractor (10) for reducing a belt slack in the comfort mode comprises the following steps of:

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07/13/17 / #20170200371

Control system and method for determining a safe lane change by vehicles

Control system, which is adapted for application in a vehicle and intended to detect following vehicles on the basis of environmental data which are obtained from one or several environmental sensors disposed on the vehicle. The environmental sensors are adapted to provide an electronic controller of the control system with the environmental data which reflect the area in front of, laterally next to and/or behind the vehicle. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

07/13/17 / #20170197630

Control system and method for determining an irregularity of a road surface

Control system, which is adapted for application in a vehicle and intended to recognise vehicles driving in front on the basis of environmental data which are obtained from at least one environmental sensor (110) disposed on the vehicle. The at least one environmental sensor (110) is adapted to provide an electronic controller (200) of the control system with the environmental data which reflect the area (115) in front of the vehicle. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

07/13/17 / #20170197627

Control system and method for determining a lane of a following vehicle

Control system, which is adapted for application in a vehicle and intended to detect following vehicles on the basis of environmental data which are obtained from one or several environmental sensors disposed on the vehicle. The environmental sensors are adapted to provide an electronic controller of the control system with the environmental data which reflect the area in front of, laterally next to and/or behind the vehicle. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

07/13/17 / #20170197577

Method for folding an airbag, and airbag module

A method for folding an airbag (10) provides that the airbag (10) is first folded in a zigzag manner, that a gas generator (14) and/or an airbag-retaining metal sheet is/are placed in the airbag (10), whereupon end portions of the airbag extend around the outer circumference of the gas generator (14) and/or of the airbag-retaining metal sheet toward each other in opposite directions up to a folding zone (26) from where the end portions are folded over outwards and are laid down in the opposite direction. Also disclosed is a corresponding airbag module.. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

06/29/17 / #20170184945

Moderation of a driver assist camera environment by cooling fan

A system for moderating the environment surrounding a driver assist camera of a vehicle having a camera mounted within a housing, the housing adapted to be attached to a window of the vehicle. A fan is connected to the housing to force airflow through the housing to moderate the environment surrounding the camera.. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

06/29/17 / #20170182978

Lens plate

In a lens plate (18) for an optical sensor device in a vehicle, in particular for a rain sensor, with a transmitter-side lens structure (28) and a receiver-side lens structure (32), the transmitter-side lens structure (26) partially is provided with anti-transmission features which in individual regions of the lens plate (18) partially or completely prevent the passage of the light emitted by a light transmitter (14).. . ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

06/29/17 / #20170182974

Belt tensioner and method for installing a belt tensioner

In a belt tensioner (10) for a seat belt comprising an elongate pressure reservoir (12), a piston (18) movably supported in the pressure reservoir (12) in the longitudinal direction to which piston pressurized fluid can be applied and which in this way can be moved in a tensioning direction (s), a mechanical thrust means (20) interacting with the piston, the thrust means interacting with a gearwheel (22) and driving the same in the case of restraint, and comprising a stop (24) on which the piston (18) abuts in the tensioning direction in a final position, it is provided that between the piston (18) and the thrust means (20) a spacer (30) in the form of a separate member is provided which is dimensioned such that in the final position of the piston (18) the thrust means (20) is urged past the stop (24) by said spacer. Furthermore there is provided a method of mounting a belt tensioner of this type.. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

06/29/17 / #20170182952

Moderation of a driver assist camera environment by headliner air duct

A system for moderating the environment of a driver assist camera of a vehicle having a camera mounted within a housing adapted to be attached to a window and a headliner of the vehicle. A duct connection port is connectable to a headliner air duct to permit forced airflow through the housing to moderate the environment.. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

06/22/17 / #20170174173

Method for folding an airbag, airbag folded according to such method, airbag, airbag module, and vehicle safety system

The invention relates to a method of folding an airbag (10), especially an airbag (10) to be arranged beneath a vehicle roof (50), comprising an injection orifice (11), a guiding portion (13) arranged adjacent thereto in the longitudinal direction and an inflating portion (12) arranged adjacent to the guiding portion (13) in the longitudinal direction, the method including flatly spreading the airbag (10); laterally folding, especially zigzag folding, at least in portions at least one side part (30; 30′) of the airbag (10) in the direction of the longitudinal axis (l) of the airbag (10); furling the inflating portion (12) at least in portions starting from a trailing edge (26) of the airbag (10) that is maximally spaced from the injection orifice (11) in a first furling direction (ar) in the direction to the injection orifice (11); and forming the guiding portion (13) by laying at least one folding including a first folding bend (14) against the first furling direction (ar) so that the deployment behavior of the airbag (10) is influenced.. . ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

06/22/17 / #20170174170

Inflatable airbag for protecting a person, and airbag module, vehicle parts and vehicle occupant restraint system having such an airbag

The invention relates to an inflatable airbag (1) for the protection of a person comprising a flexible sheath (10) which comprises at least two fingerlike extensions (11), wherein the flexible sheath (10) delimits a closed gas expansion chamber by the fingerlike extensions (11). The invention excels by the fact that the fingerlike extensions (11) are connected, especially stitched, glued or welded, to each other so that in an inflated state the airbag (1) takes a three-dimensional shape. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

06/08/17 / #20170163203

Method for controlling an electric motor

A method of controlling an electric motor of a drive device of a power steering system, in which a temperature sensor senses the temperature of the drive device and transmits information about the temperature of the drive device to an evaluation unit, the evaluation unit estimates the temperature of a gearbox based on the temperature of the drive device, and, based on the estimated temperature of the gearbox, the evaluation unit adjusts a requested torque of the electric motor.. . ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

06/08/17 / #20170158228

System and method for robust active disturbance rejection in electric power steering

An electric motor of an electric power steering assembly is activated in response to a response signal. The response signal includes a baseline control torque signal generated by a baseline controller and an auxiliary control torque signal generated by a disturbance rejection controller. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

05/18/17 / #20170136987

Coupling for a belt tightener

In a coupling (18) for a belt tensioner (10) in a vehicle comprising an input element (26), an output element (34), a coupling element (28) which is movably supported between an initial position and an activated position and in the activated position couples the input element (26) to the output element (34), and a control element (36) which upon movement of the input element (26) relative to the control element (36) moves the coupling element (28) between the initial position and the activated position, the control element (36) is coupled to an inertia mass (36).. . ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

05/11/17 / #20170129443

Air bag module

The invention relates to an airbag module comprising a housing (14) for an airbag (16) and a cover (12), the housing including a fabric part (14) which at least partly encloses the airbag (16), characterized in that means (20; 30; 60) for fastening the housing (14) which are formed integrally with the cover (12) are provided and in that the fabric part (14) is arranged directly on the fastening means (20; 30; 60).. . ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

05/11/17 / #20170127765

Seat belt buckle

A belt buckle comprises a casing (12) and an illumination system (24) present in the area of a locking tongue insertion opening (14). The illumination system (24) comprises a lamp (32) and a light conductor (26; 26′) including a light emission area, and the light conductor (26; 26′) includes an annular portion (42; 42′) which surrounds at least a major part of the locking tongue insertion opening (14).. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

05/04/17 / #20170124440

Optically readable code and method of marking printed circuit boards by means of an optically readable code

A printed circuit board comprises an optically readable code with product information. The information is encoded in code locations which are distributed over the printed circuit board at different positions.. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

05/04/17 / #20170120862

Pressure unit and end fitting having a pressure unit of this type

The invention relates to a pressure unit (64) for pressurizing a belt shaft (12) in a seat belt system comprising a screw (66) for fastening the pressure unit (64) to a frame (18) of the seat belt system, the screw (66) including a screw head (68) and a screw shank (70), wherein the pressure unit (64) comprises a fastening portion (72) having a screw hole (74) for inserting the screw shank (70), wherein radial play is provided between the screw hole (74) and the screw shank (70) and the fastening portion (72) on the screw head side includes mounting arms (76) for axially fixing the screw (66) in a pre-assembly position. Moreover, the invention also comprises an end fitting (11) of a seat belt system comprising such pressure unit (64).. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

04/20/17 / #20170106829

Airbag and method for operating a vehicle occupant protection system

In an airbag comprising at least one aperture (14) which is provided in an airbag shell (12) and to which a closure element (16) is attached a tether (34) via which the closure element (16) can be maintained in a closed position acts on the closure element (16). The invention moreover relates to a method of operating a vehicle occupant protection system.. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

03/09/17 / #20170066398

Locking pin for mounting an airbag module on a motor vehicle

In the case of a locking pin (22) for vertically movable mounting of an airbag module (30) on a frame (12) of a motor vehicle steering wheel (10) and at least in part within a foam structure (20) molded onto the frame (12), the locking pin (22) includes at least one stop for the airbag module (30) which is integrally bonded to the locking pin (22).. . ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

03/02/17 / #20170064877

Cooling arrangement for a driver assist system

In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, a driver assist system for a vehicle includes a housing and a camera extending from the housing. A data processing circuit is mounted within the housing for processing and analyzing image data provided by the camera. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

03/02/17 / #20170057460

Belt-tensioner cable-guiding part, and belt tensioner

On a belt tensioner cable guide member (10) comprising a guide duct (42) for a cable of a belt tensioner and comprising a pressure duct (40) for fluid communication between an inflator and a pressure chamber to which a displacement body to be driven and being coupled to the cable is assigned, a first sealing element (44) sealing the guide duct (42) against the cable and especially enclosing the cable in the peripheral direction is provided within the guide duct (42).. . ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

03/02/17 / #20170057449

Vehicle occupant protection device and vehicle seat

In a vehicle occupant protection device (20) comprising an airbag (22), especially for a passenger, including a fastening portion (24) as well as an inflatable restraining portion (26) being especially adjacent to the fastening portion (24), it is provided that the fastening portion (24) is arranged beside the sitting position of the vehicle occupant (12) and the restraining portion (26) is configured so that in the fully inflated unloaded state the airbag (22) extends in front of the vehicle occupant (12). There is further provided a vehicle seat (10) comprising a vehicle occupant protection device (20) of this type, wherein the fastening portion (24) and/or the inflator (28) are arranged on the side of or within the vehicle seat (10), especially on or within the seat cushion (14).. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

03/02/17 / #20170055643

Latch plate and method for producing a latch plate

In a locking tongue (10) for a seat belt comprising an inserting portion (12) adapted to be inserted into a best buckle and a deflecting portion (14) for webbing (16), wherein the deflecting portion (14) includes a webbing passage (20) and a clamping element (22) for the webbing (16) and wherein the clamping element (22) is displaceable between a home position in which the webbing (16) is freely movable and a blocking position in which the clamping element (22) is displaced against a wall (36) of the webbing passage (20) so that the webbing (16) is clamped between the clamping element (22) and the wall (36) of the webbing passage (20), the clamping element (22) including a clamping surface (24) which in the blocking position clamps the webbing (16) against the wall (36) of the webbing passage (20), it is provided that the clamping element (22) is guided along a curved guide path (40) extending in the area of the blocking position substantially perpendicularly to the wall (36) so that in the blocking position the clamping element (22) is moved against the wall (36) substantially perpendicularly with the clamping surface (24). In accordance with the invention, furthermore a method of manufacturing said locking tongue (10) is provided comprising the following features of: providing a deflecting portion (14), positioning the clamping element (22) on the deflecting portion (4), and partly surrounding the deflecting portion (14) and the clamping element (22) by injection-molding, wherein the clamping element (22) is fixed to the deflecting portion (14).. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

02/16/17 / #20170047178

Spring ring for an indexed rotary switch and indexed rotary switch

A spring washer (26) for an indexed rotary switch (10) with a detent cam (20), in particular for a rotary push switch in a vehicle, has at least one indexing section (30) which includes a resiliency yielding projection (32) which is adapted to engage in a detent cam (20), and at least one contact section (40) which includes a contact surface (42) that can rest at the detent cam (20), the radius of curvature of the contact surface (42) being considerably larger than the radius of curvature of the projection (32). According to the invention, further provision is made for a rotary switch (10) having such a spring washer (26).. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

02/02/17 / #20170030448

Recirculating ball nut, assembly for a ballscrew drive and method for producing a recirculating ball nut

In a recirculating ball nut for a ball screw drive, having a base body which includes at least one recirculating ball track, the base body is a forged component and the recirculating ball track is manufactured by a cutting manufacturing method. A further subject matter of the invention is an assembly for a ball screw drive of a power steering, having a belt pulley and a recirculating ball nut according to the invention, the belt pulley being connected to the recirculating ball nut so as to be non-rotatable relative thereto. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

01/12/17 / #20170008485

Frame for a vehicle safety belt retractor, vehicle structure for mounting a belt retractor, and sheet metal blank for a frame for a vehicle safety belt retractor

A frame (10) for a vehicle seat belt retractor comprises a back part (12), two side legs (16) extending in parallel to each other starting from the back part (12), with a retaining aperture (18) for a belt reel being provided in each side leg (16), and a mounting structure for mounting the frame (10) fixed to the vehicle, wherein the mounting structure includes a retaining bracket (22) having a mounting hole (36) for a retaining means (50) and at least one deformable deformation element (46). Furthermore, in accordance with the invention a vehicle structure for mounting a belt retractor in a vehicle is provided comprising a body part (52) and a frame (10) according to the invention. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

01/12/17 / #20170008479

Airbag and method for operating a vehicle occupant protection system

In an airbag comprising at least one aperture (14) which is provided in an airbag shell (12) and to which a closure element (16) is attached a tether (34) via which the closure element (16) can be maintained in a closed position acts on the closure element (16). The invention moreover relates to a method of operating a vehicle occupant protection system.. ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

01/12/17 / #20170008477

Front airbag

A front airbag (10) comprising a cut including two substantially triangular side portions (30, 32) facing toward each other by a respective side which form at least the side walls (18, 20) and at least portions of the upper and lower walls (22, 24) as well as a central portion (44) located between the side portions (30, 32) which is adjacent to the sides of the triangular side portions (30, 32) facing each other and forms at least the front wall (18), wherein in the area of the side walls (18, 20) a respective transitional portion (34, 36) is present between a side portion (30, 32) and the central portion (44), wherein at least one connecting portion (46, 48, 50, 52) projecting from the central portion (44) or the side portions (30, 32) in an outspread state of the cut is provided for the transitional areas (34, 36) associated with the lower and/or upper wall (22, 24) and wherein the connecting portion (46, 48, 50, 52) of the finished front airbag (10) is connected both to the central portion (44) and to at least one side portion (30, 32).. . ... Trw Automotive Gmbh

01/05/17 / #20170001596

Method for mounting a gas generator, and subassembly comprising a gas generator

In the method for mounting an inflator (12) within a tube (14), especially of a belt tensioner, wherein an end portion (28) of the tube (14) is formed radially inwardly so that a first contact surface (30) directed to the interior of the tube (14) occurs, prior to forming an annular stabilizing disk (34) is arranged between the first contact surface (30) and a second contact surface (32) configured at the inflator (12).. . ... Trw Automotive Gmbh








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