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1. (WO2001038143) APPARATUS FOR ASSEMBLING SEAT BELT WEBBING WITH A SILL-END BRACKET

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/038143    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/014895
Publication Date: Fri Jun 01 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Thu Jun 01 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: B60R 22/24
Applicants: BREED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Inventors: BAINBRIDGE, Douglas
HODGSON, John
SLACK, Paul
HENDERSON, Paul
WISE, Simon
WEEDALL, Anthony
Title: APPARATUS FOR ASSEMBLING SEAT BELT WEBBING WITH A SILL-END BRACKET
Abstract:
An apparatus for assembling seat belt webbing (1) with a sill-end bracket (4) has a form-feeding member (3) with a tapered channel for receiving one end of a length of seat belt webbing. A webbing pull-through member engages one end of the webbing. A bracket sensor senses the presence of a bracket at a correct position in the bracket support. Means responsive to a signal from a sensor may be provided for indicating the correct positioning of the sill-end bracket for feeding the pull-through member (5) through the sill-end bracket. Means for driving the webbing into the tapered channel are provided so that said one end is located at a predetermined position relative to the form-feeding member.