US Patent No. 9,463,768


Patent No. 9,463,768
Issue Date October 11, 2016
Title Side Airbag Apparatus
Inventorship Jinichi Tanabe, Tochigi (JP)
Kazuhiro Hayashi, Tochigi (JP)
Yoshihiko Morita, Saitama (JP)
Shuhei Fujiwara, Saitama (JP)
Assignee TS Tech Co., Ltd., Saitama (JP) Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,463,768

1. A side airbag apparatus installed between a vehicle body and a rear seat, the side airbag apparatus comprising:
an expandable airbag;
an inflator adapted to supply gas into the airbag;
a base member mounted between a vehicle body door and the rear seat, the base member having a base storage portion for storing
therein the airbag in a folded state and the inflator, the base storage portion having an opening formed on a front side of
the base storage portion in a seat body front to rear direction; and

a cover member that covers the opening;wherein:
at least a part of an outer periphery of the opening is provided with a gas pressure relief portion for relieving a pressure
of the gas when the airbag expands and deploys toward the front side of the vehicle body, and

the gas pressure relief portion sequentially extends from the outer periphery of the opening toward an outside of the opening.