US 9,809,193 B2
Shock absorbing height adjusters for restraint systems and associated systems and methods
Brandon Scott Marriott, Goshen, IN (US); and Alexander John Szewczyk, Elkhart, IN (US)
Assigned to Shield Restraint Systems, Inc., Elkhart, IN (US)
Filed by Shield Restraint Systems, Inc., Elkhart, IN (US)
Filed on Aug. 2, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/226,466.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/309,358, filed on Mar. 16, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0267208 A1, Sep. 21, 2017
Int. Cl. B60R 22/20 (2006.01); B60R 22/18 (2006.01)
CPC B60R 22/203 (2013.01) [B60R 22/202 (2013.01); B60R 2022/1818 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
9. A shock absorbing seatbelt height adjuster for a vehicle occupant restraint system, the shock absorbing seatbelt height adjuster comprising:
a rail;
a D-loop slidably coupled to the rail;
an adjustable stop slidably coupled to the rail and lockable at a plurality of positions along the rail; and
a biasing member positioned to urge the D-loop against the stop, wherein the biasing member is compressible to allow the D-loop to move away from the stop in response to tension in a seatbelt extending through the D-loop.