US 9,809,190 B2
Method of packaging an air-bag
Jan Mazanek, Billdal (SE); and Tetsuya Matsushita, Yokohama (JP)
Assigned to AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB, Vargarda (SE)
Appl. No. 14/912,470
Filed by Autoliv Development AB, Vargarda (SE)
PCT Filed Aug. 18, 2014, PCT No. PCT/GB2014/052525
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Feb. 17, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/028780, PCT Pub. Date Mar. 5, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 1315297.0 (GB), filed on Aug. 28, 2013; and application No. 2013-177418 (JP), filed on Aug. 28, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0200287 A1, Jul. 14, 2016
Int. Cl. B60R 21/237 (2006.01); B60R 21/36 (2011.01)
CPC B60R 21/237 (2013.01) [B60R 21/36 (2013.01)] 25 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of packaging an air-bag, the method comprising:
providing an air-bag having a base, the base having a base axis extending along a longitudinal length thereof;
folding a first part of the air-bag at least partly towards the base of the air-bag and additionally folding the first part of the air-bag such that the first part of the air-bag defines at least one Z-fold; and
rolling the folded first part of the air-bag and a second part of the air-bag at least partly towards the base of the air-bag to package the air-bag, wherein the Z-fold extends along a line oblique to the base axis,
wherein the base of the air-bag includes an inlet extending along an inlet access for connecting to a source of gas; the inlet access being oblique to the line along which the Z-fold extends.