US Patent No. 10,143,043


Patent No. 10,143,043
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title Heated Seat Belt
Inventorship John Craig Elson, Bloomfield Township, MI (US)
Kerrie Gath, Pittsfield, MI (US)
Clay Wesley Maranville, Ypsilanti, MI (US)
Victoria Schein, Dearborn, MI (US)
Assignee Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,143,043

1. A vehicle seat belt system comprising:a seat belt comprising a webbing;
a connector tongue connected to the webbing;
a buckle configured to releasably connect with the tongue;
an electric powered heater connected to the webbing; and
electrical circuitry provided on the connector tongue and the buckle to conduct a voltage supply and ground voltage return between a power source and the heater via contacts on the tongue and the buckle when the tongue is connected to the buckle.