Patent No. 5,472,230
PORTABLE VEHICULAR AIR BAG DEVICE
Issued: December 5, 1995
Inventor: Robert H. Every, Sr.; Robert M. Strait, both of Sayre, Pennsylvania
An anti-collision device in the form of a portable air bag which may be attached to the dashboard of any car. The air bag may be easily moved from car to car, or left attached in a single car, adding the passenger side protection which was omitted by the manufacturer.
The invention is independently powered, and requires no more effort to install than attaching the base to the vehicle dashboard, adjusting the angle, and turning the device on. If desired, the device can be attached to the dashboard with Velcro ® fastening material or the like, allowing easy movement between multiple vehicles.
The activating mechanism automatically adapts to any angle of dashboard, and automatically triggers the bag on impact without need for manual intervention. The activation mechanism is disarmed when the bag is turned off and/or removed from a dashboard, eliminating the danger of false triggering when it is not installed.
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