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Attachment device for an inflatable protective cushion

United States Patent

5,687,986
November 18, 1997
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An inflatable cushion assembly for use with an inflator comprises an inflatable cushion having an inner surface, outer surface, and at least one protrusion extending from one of the inner or outer surfaces. The inflatable cushion defines an opening between the inner surface and the outer surface for receiving the inflator. An attachment member contacts the one of the inner or outer surfaces adjacent the opening and includes a groove for receiving the protrusion, the attachment member securing the inflator within the opening.
Nelsen; James M. (Albuquerque, NM), Luna; Daniel A. (Los Lunas, NM), Gwinn; Kenneth W. (Cedar Crest, NM)
Precision Fabric Group (Greensboro, NC)
08/ 579,827
December 28, 1995
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION This invention was made with the support of the United States Government under Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000, awarded by the Department of Energy. The United States Government has certain rights in the invention.