US Patent No. 9,403,479

VEHICLE AND VEHICLE SEAT BELT SYSTEM


Patent No. 9,403,479
Issue Date August 02, 2016
Title Vehicle And Vehicle Seat Belt System
Inventorship Mahmoud Yousef Ghannam, Canton, MI (US)
Bill Pappas, Oxford, MI (US)
Abraham G. Philip, Rochester Hills, MI (US)
Helinda Ho, Ann Arbor, MI (US)
Assignee FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,403,479

1. A seat belt system for a vehicle seat comprising:
a D-ring assembly including a visible-light source;
a tongue;
an anchor;
a retractable belt strap passing through the D-ring and tongue, and terminating at the anchor;
a buckle configured to receive the tongue; and
a controller programmed to, in response to a detected trigger condition requiring a vehicle occupant to locate the position
of the D-ring, illuminate the visible-light source.