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1. GB2561053 - Electronic seatbelt

Office
United Kingdom
Application Number 201801069
Application Date 23.01.2018
Publication Number 2561053
Publication Date 03.10.2018
Publication Kind A
IPC
B60R 22/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
22Safety belts or body harnesses in vehicles
02Semi-passive restraint systems, e.g. systems applied or removed automatically but not both
A44B 11/25
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
44HABERDASHERY; JEWELLERY
BBUTTONS, PINS, BUCKLES, SLIDE FASTENERS, OR THE LIKE
11Buckles; Similar fasteners for interconnecting straps or the like, e.g. for safety belts
25with two or more separable parts
B60R 22/32
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
22Safety belts or body harnesses in vehicles
32Devices for releasing in an emergency, e.g. after an accident
CPC
G08C 17/02
GPHYSICS
08SIGNALLING
CTRANSMISSION SYSTEMS FOR MEASURED VALUES, CONTROL OR SIMILAR SIGNALS
17Arrangements for transmitting signals characterised by the use of a wireless electrical link
02using a radio link
B60R 22/48
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
22Safety belts or body harnesses in vehicles
48Control systems, alarms, or interlock systems, for the correct application of the belt or harness
B60R 2022/4816
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
22Safety belts or body harnesses in vehicles
48Control systems, alarms, or interlock systems, for the correct application of the belt or harness
4808Sensing means arrangements therefor
4816for sensing locking of buckle
B60R 22/32
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
22Safety belts or body harnesses in vehicles
32Devices for releasing in an emergency, e.g. after an accident ; ; Remote or automatic unbuckling devices
A44B 11/2503
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
44HABERDASHERY; JEWELLERY
BBUTTONS, PINS, BUCKLES, SLIDE FASTENERS, OR THE LIKE
11Buckles; Similar fasteners for interconnecting straps or the like, e.g. for safety belts
25with two or more separable parts
2503Safety buckles
B60R 22/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
22Safety belts or body harnesses in vehicles
02Semi-passive restraint systems, e.g. systems applied or removed automatically but not both ; ; Manual restraint systems
Applicants FORD GLOBAL TECH LLC
Inventors OSWALDO PEREZ BARRERA
ALVARO JIMENEZ HERNANDEZ
Priority Data 15415475 25.01.2017 US
Title
(EN) Electronic seatbelt
Abstract
(EN) Disclosed is a method comprising receiving data 635 from a sensor located on a vehicle seatbelt buckle, authenticating the data 665, and based upon the authentication actuating the buckle to release a clip therefrom 660. The data may be biometric data such as a fingerprint. Alternatively it may be data of the pressure applied on the sensors surface. Also disclosed is a method comprising receiving a message 645 associated with an electronic seatbelt buckle from one of a vehicle switch, a mobile device, or a remotely-located server. In response to receiving the message the buckle is actuated to release a clip therefrom 660. Also disclosed is a method comprising determining a vehicle is located at a predetermined destination 640 and in response actuating an electronic seatbelt buckle to release a clip therefrom. Further authorization from a mobile device may be require before the buckle is actuated. These inventions are concerned with childproofing autonomous vehicles. If a child is riding the vehicle alone then a parent cannot ensure that they keep their seatbelt on. By requiring some manner of authorization, or only allowing the seatbelt to be released upon arrival at a destination, this issue is addressed.