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1. (WO2018108335) COUPLING DEVICE FOR THE ATTACHMENT OF AN AIRBAG MODULE TO A VEHICLE STEERING WHEEL IN AN OSCILLATORY MANNER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/108335    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/070144
Publication Date: Fri Jun 22 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 10 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B60R 21/203
B60Q 5/00
F16F 15/02
Applicants: TRW AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY SYSTEMS GMBH
Inventors: SCHÜTZ, Dominik
Title: COUPLING DEVICE FOR THE ATTACHMENT OF AN AIRBAG MODULE TO A VEHICLE STEERING WHEEL IN AN OSCILLATORY MANNER
Abstract:
The invention relates to a coupling device (16) for the attachment of an airbag module (14) to a steering wheel main body (12) of a vehicle steering wheel (10) in an oscillatory manner, comprising an attachment body (18), which has an axial underside (20) in relation to a steering wheel axis (A), which underside faces the steering wheel main body (12) when the vehicle steering wheel (10) is in the assembled state, and has an opposite axial upper side (22), which faces the airbag module (14) when the vehicle steering wheel (10) is in the assembled state. The coupling device also has a support surface (24) provided on the axial underside (20) for a damping element (26) for coupling, in an oscillatory manner, the attachment body (18) to the steering wheel main body (12), and has a latching element (28) arranged on the upper side (22) of the attachment body (18) for latching with the prefabricated airbag module (14). The latching element (28) is designed such that the airbag module (14) can be coupled to the attachment body (18) by means of a latching connection so as to be substantially axially immobile or axially mobile to a limited extent.