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1. US20100036565 - Method and device for actuating a passenger protection means

Office United States of America
Application Number 11995565
Application Date 12.07.2005
Publication Number 20100036565
Publication Date 11.02.2010
Grant Number 07894959
Grant Date 22.02.2011
Publication Kind B2
IPC
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
R
VEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
22
Safety belts or body harnesses in vehicles
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
19
Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific applications
B60R 22/00
G06F 19/00
Applicants Daimler AG
Inventors Bernzen Werner
Reutter Dominic
Agents Crowell & Moring LLP
Title
(EN) Method and device for actuating a passenger protection means
Abstract
(EN)

In a method for actuating a vehicle occupant protection system, a sensor senses driving state data, and a reversible vehicle occupant protection device can be triggered to move into an effective position, prior to an imminent collision. A setpoint braking deceleration, which triggers the vehicle occupant protection device when a threshold value is exceeded, is determined by a predictive surroundings sensing unit in advance of an imminent collision. A check is made to determine whether the setpoint braking deceleration exceeds a threshold value, by referring to a deceleration characteristic curve that is dependent on the vehicle speed.