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SHOULDER BELT GUIDE DEVICE FREELY COUPLED TO A SEATING SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021415D
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-18

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Abstract

A shoulder belt guide device is provided for selectively controlling the placement of a shoulder belt strap across the shoulder and torso of a vehicle occupant. The shoulder belt guide device has a clip member and an elastic tether. The clip member is configured to accept and moveably retain the shoulder belt strap. The elastic tether provides coupling between the clip member and a seating system of the vehicle. The clip member and the tether cooperate to enable the occupant to selectively position the shoulder belt so that optimal comfort and protection may be achieved. When not being utilized, the clip member is supported by the elastic tether and is not further coupled to the seating system.