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Title: Air bag restraint device

A rear-seat air bag restraint device is disclosed that prevents an individual, or individuals, from continuing violent actions while being transported in a patrol vehicle's rear seat without requiring immediate physical contact by the law enforcement officer. The air bag is activated by a control switch in the front seat and inflates to independently restrict the amount of physical activity occurring in the rear seat of the vehicle while allowing the officer to safely stop the vehicle. The air bag can also provide the officer additional time to get backup personnel to aid him if the situation warrants it. The bag is inflated and maintains a constant pressure by an air pump.
Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
870116
Assignee:
Lockheed Idaho Technologies Company (Idaho Falls, ID) INEEL
Patent Number(s):
US 5458367
Contract Number:
AC07-76ID01570
Research Org:
EG & G IDAHO INC
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
air; bag; restraint; device; rear-seat; disclosed; prevents; individual; individuals; continuing; violent; actions; transported; patrol; vehicle; rear; seat; requiring; immediate; physical; contact; law; enforcement; officer; activated; control; switch; front; inflates; independently; restrict; amount; activity; occurring; allowing; safely; stop; provide; additional; time; backup; personnel; situation; warrants; inflated; maintains; constant; pressure; pump; air pump; air bag; constant pressure; physical contact; restraint device; bag restraint; /280/