Patents Assigned to Adient Luxembourg Holding S.à.r.l.
  • Patent number: 10843611
    Abstract: A vehicle seat that includes a lateral occupant support structure that is movable based on a position of a backrest. The vehicle seat includes a lateral occupant support structure setting system that adapts a position of one or more lateral occupant support structures based on one or more of a position of the backrest and movement of the backrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.á r.l.
    Inventors: Nathan Caruss, Eric Michalak, Brent Burton
  • Patent number: 10843596
    Abstract: A damper is arranged between the seat backrest and the seat base. This damper applies a resistance to seat backrest movement, especially movement from the vertical position to the folded position. The damper includes a pin and profile mounted on the seat backrest and seat base respectively, or vice versa. The pin and profile slide against each other during movement of the seat backrest relative to the seat base. The shape, size, material, and/or the surface characteristics of the pin and profile determine the resistance to movement of the seat backrest. These parameters of the pin and profile can be varied, especially along different portions of the profile to apply the desired resistance at different angular positions of the seat backrest with respect to the seat base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.á r.l.
    Inventors: Kannan Stanz, Keith Ziegler, Ornela Zekavica, Vasile Bozintan
  • Patent number: 10829018
    Abstract: A vehicle seat (10, 100, 200, 300, 400) includes a seat base (14,114, 214, 314, 414) a backrest (12, 112, 212, 312, 412) with a seat base and backrest pivot connection between the seat base and the backrest. An armrest (16, 216, 216, 316, 416) is connected to the vehicle seat at an armrest to vehicle seat support connection (20,120, 220, 320, 420). An armrest linkage system changes an inclination of the armrest relative to the backrest upon changes in inclination of the backrest relative to the seat base, over a pivot range of motion of the backrest relative to the seat base. This may maintain the inclination of the armrest relative to the seat base and the seat floor or may change the inclination of the armrest relative to the seat base and the seat floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.á r.l.
    Inventors: Brent Burton, Eric Michalak, Nathan Caruss, Mark Shafer, Michael J. Kapusky
  • Patent number: 10780799
    Abstract: A vehicle seat and a vehicle, with the vehicle seat are provided. The vehicle seat includes a seat cushion, a backrest, and at least one of a cavity located under the seat cushion and a cavity located under the backrest. The at least one cavity includes at least one air intake, at least one air outlet, and at least one drain port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.à r.l.
    Inventor: Eric Michalak
  • Patent number: 10759309
    Abstract: A longitudinal adjuster (10), for a vehicle seat (1), includes at least one pair of rails (12), formed from a lower seat rail (14a) and an upper seat rail (14b). The seat rails mutually engage around each other and are movable relative to each other in a longitudinal direction (x) and are lockable to each other by a locking device (16). The locking device has at least one latching plate (18), which is movable in the vertical direction (z). The latching plate has a guide pin (20) protruding in the vertical direction. The upper seat rail has an opening (22) aligned with the guide pin. A guide sleeve (24) extends into a cavity between the seat rails and is accommodated in the opening. The guide pin is guided by the guide sleeve. The upper seat rail and the guide sleeve are connectable by a bayonet catch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.á r.l.
    Inventors: Joachim Flick, Erik Sprenger
  • Patent number: 10759318
    Abstract: A head restraint for a seat being adjustable in a vertical direction, and angularly adjustable with regard to lateral portions of the head restraint. A mechanism providing this adjustability is a linear and rotational locking mechanism with a shaft and a slide. The slide is selectively slidably and rotatably mounted on the shaft. The slide has a locked state which linearly and rotationally fixes the slide on, and with respect to, the shaft. The slide has a release state where the slide is linearly and rotatably movable on the shaft. The slide is fixable in a plurality of linear and rotational positions on the shaft in the locked state. The number of linear and rotational positions on the shaft is considered infinite since for all practical purposes, the slide is not restricted to individual discrete positions, but is continuously adjustable to practically any linear and rotational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.á r.l.
    Inventors: Michael Kapusky, Eric Michalak, Nathan Caruss, Jennifer Carlson, Brent Burton, Matthew McClelland
  • Patent number: 10734863
    Abstract: A fastening arrangement (B?), for fastening of an electric motor (2) to a seat (S), includes a motor retaining element (F1, F2) and a motor locking element (A). The motor retaining element (F1, F2) is configured such that the electric motor (2) is adjustable into a rotational position (D). The motor locking element (A) is configured such that the electric motor (2) can be locked in a set rotational position (D). The motor locking element (A) is configured such that the electric motor (2) is retained so as to be non-displaceable in an axial direction and is secured against rotation by a torque lock. The motor locking element (A) has a polygonal profile (P). The outer profile of the motor locking element (A) has multiple surfaces distributed uniformly over the circumference, which surfaces form the shape of a polygon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.á r.l.
    Inventors: Andreas Hoffmann, Stefanie Kretschmann, Tamas Poczik, Thorsten Schürmann
  • Patent number: 10710484
    Abstract: A headrest body (1) for a headrest (3) is formed as at least one frame (1.1) having one or more supporting elements (1.4). The one or more supporting elements (1.4) are located on an inside and form a supporting surface (1.3). The one or more supporting elements (1.4) are formed by primary forming from a plastics material, in particular a material free of foam materials, or a composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.á r.l.
    Inventor: Thomas Dillinger
  • Patent number: 10703226
    Abstract: A longitudinal adjuster (10) for a vehicle seat (1), has pairs of rails (12a, 12b) including a lower rail (14a) and an upper rail (14b) that are movable in a longitudinal direction (x) relative to one another and can be locked together by a locking device (16). An actuating device (18) has a transmission rod (22) arranged between the two locking devices. A hand grip (20), connected to the transmission rod, is provided for joint actuation of the two locking devices. The transmission rod is operatively connected to the two locking devices. A spring element (30), which applies a spring force to the actuating device toward a rest position or passive position, does not project beyond the locking device in the vertical direction (z). The spring element applies a torque to the transmission rod along the longitudinal extent thereof relative to the longitudinal direction (x).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.á r.l.
    Inventors: Erik Sprenger, Martin Kuzma, Pavol Farkas
  • Patent number: 10676001
    Abstract: A seat back (2) has a pad (4) with a side surface covered by a trim cover (5) and a rear surface covered by a back board (6). A back board attachment structure has a folding portion (5a1) with a trim back surface edge portion (5a) folded back to a pad side. A fastener (7a) includes an element (7a2) attached to the folding portion (5a1) to face the pad side. An edge portion (6a) of a folding portion (6a1) of the back board (6), to be the backrest surface side, is folded back to the pad side. A fastener (7b) includes an element (7b2) attached to the folding portion (6a1) to face the pad side. The fasteners (7a and 7b) are engageable in a state with the trim cover provided from the backrest surface side and the back board provided from the back surface side, with respect to the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.á r.l.
    Inventors: Kaoru Baba, Yoshihisa Hamano
  • Patent number: 10668846
    Abstract: An adjustment device includes a housing in which a rotary element is rotatably mounted about a rotational axis, a locking device having a first locking element, connected in a rotationally fixed manner to the rotary element, and a second locking element arranged on the housing and which can be reversibly moved between a primary position in a locked situation, in which the locking elements have a form- and/or force-locking connection, and a secondary position without the connection. An adapter plate is rotates relative to the rotary element and the housing. An unlocking element cooperates with the adapter plate in an actuator region when the second locking element is transferred into the secondary position. The second locking element is shifted by an unlocking height in the unlocking region, and by a lifting height in the actuator region. The actuator region is arranged with the lifting height smaller than the unlocking height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Jürgen Stemmer, Tatjana Samojlova, Dmitrij Gerdt
  • Patent number: 10611272
    Abstract: A bearing cage (6), for a seat rail pair (2) of a vehicle seat (1), has two interconnected cage elements (6.1, 6.2) which are axially symmetrical and accommodate a number of rolling bodies (5). A connecting element (6.3) is arranged between the cage elements (6.1, 6.2) at longitudinal sides of said cage elements, which face toward one another. The connecting element runs parallel to an axis of symmetry (S) and is of mechanically flexible. The connecting element (6.3) is in the form of a spring. The cage elements (6.1, 6.2) form spring limbs which are pivotable about the axis of symmetry (S). A seat rail pair (2) for a vehicle seat (1), in particular a motor vehicle seat, is also provided and includes at least one such bearing cage (6). A vehicle seat (1) is also provided that includes at least one such seat rail pair (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.à r.l.
    Inventors: Ingo Quast, Erik Sprenger
  • Patent number: 10604049
    Abstract: A vehicle headrest includes a carriage with support rods, an outer headrest connected to the carriage, a vertical locking arrangement with a locking element having a locked state and a released state relative to a support rod locking interface. Release levers, accessible from respective sides, move essentially along a vehicle direction of travel. Release carriers, moveably mounted to the carriage, moves essentially along a vehicle inboard/outboard direction and moves the locking element into the released state. Each release linkage activates the movement of the release carrier. The headrest also includes a forward and rearward locking arrangement for movement of the outer headrest relative to the carriage with support rods with at least some forward and/or rearward movement component. The movement arrangement, for movement of the outer headrest relative to the carriage, does not interrupt the release linkage connection for activating the movement of the release carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.à r.l.
    Inventors: John Gomez, James Biebel, Tyler Rusnak, David Hayes, Patrick Donnelly, Srinivasa N Sanku
  • Patent number: 10604039
    Abstract: A cushion cover (100), in particular for a vehicle seat (1), includes a surface layer (102) and at least one embossing (120) in the surface layer (102). A cavity (122) on the rear face of the at least one embossing (120) is at least partly filled with an insert (106). A method for producing a cushion cover (100), in particular for a vehicle seat (1), is also provided, including producing a surface layer (102) and at least one embossing (120). The surface layer (102) is provided with the at least one embossing (120) in a tool (10), and a rear face of the at least one embossing (120) is at least partly filled with an insert (106) in an additional method step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.à r.l.
    Inventors: Tomás Drbohlav, Tereza Kunclova
  • Patent number: 10596933
    Abstract: A method is provided for mounting a backrest structure (1) of a vehicle rear seat. The method includes the following steps: arranging a bearing bush (15) on a cylindrical bearing pin (11) provided in a lower lateral corner segment of a backrest structure (1), inserting the bearing bush (15) into a cut-out (17) of a body-side backrest bearing (2a, 2b), pivoting the backrest structure (1) inserted into the backrest bearing (2a, 2b) forward about a bearing axis (12) of the bearing pin (11) until a blocking segment (22b, 122b) of the bearing bush (15) locks in and/or engages behind a blocking element (22a, 122a) of the backrest bearing (2a, 2b). A pivot support of a fold-over backrest structure (1) of a vehicle rear seat is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.à r.l.
    Inventors: Adolf Vogt, Lars Kramm, Ulrich Becker
  • Patent number: 10596924
    Abstract: A rail system (1), for a vehicle seat, includes a lower rail (3), an upper rail (5), a sliding block (7) and at least one rolling body cage (9) having rolling bodies (11). The sliding block (7) is rigidly connected to the lower rail (3). The rolling body cage (9) is movable relative to the sliding block (7), parallel to a longitudinal axis (13) of the lower rail (3), between two end positions defined by end stops (71) of the sliding block (7). The rolling body cage (9) is coupled to the lower rail (3) via the rolling bodies (11). The upper rail (5) is mounted movably on the sliding block (7) along the longitudinal axis (13) of the lower rail (3) and is coupled to the rolling body cage (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.à r.l.
    Inventor: Erik Sprenger
  • Patent number: 10584730
    Abstract: A connection element (1) connects profile parts (2, 3). The connection element includes at least one first connection area (11) for connecting to a first profile part (2), at least one second connection area (12) for connecting to a second profile part (3) and an embossing (4) for removing liquid varnish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Roman Ecker, Christian Motsch
  • Patent number: 10576847
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat base, a backrest and a track arrangement with a fixed track part and a moveable track part and with a lockable range to lock the seat and the moveable track part relative to the a fixed track part. A lockout mechanism locks the backrest in a forward position with the seat base in a non-lockable track range. The lockout mechanism includes a lockout catch member connected to the backrest and a lockout hook connected to the seat base, which is pivotable between a locked position, with the lockout hook engaging the lockout catch member, and an unlocked position. A blocker member is connected to the seat base and is pivotable between a blocking position, with the blocker engaging the lockout hook to maintain the lockout hook in the locked position and an open position, with the blocker not engaging the lockout hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.à r.l.
    Inventors: Bruce Hiemstra, Yue Lang
  • Patent number: 10576857
    Abstract: A back frame (28) for a seat back (18). The back frame (28) has side members (30) and cross members (32). The side members (30) have a dimension (40) which is larger than a corresponding dimension (42) of the crossmembers (32). The dimensions (40) and (42) being taken along the same direction. The crossmember (32) is inserted into a partial opening (34) in the side member (30). Since the dimension (42) is less than the dimension (40), the partial opening (34) does not extend across the entire dimension (42). Instead the opening (34) only partially extends across the dimension (40) to a length substantially equal to dimension (42). The partial opening (34) is arranged against one side of the side member (30), so that the cross member (32) is positioned closer to that side. Sleeve nuts (36) are arranged in the side members (30), and are used to attach a recliner (54) which then attaches to the seat base (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.á r.l.
    Inventors: Yannis Poulos, Raghuraj S. Tathe, Ana A. Munte, Roger L. Meyerink, Edward J. Lamont
  • Patent number: 10569684
    Abstract: A method is provided for manufacturing a headrest. The headrest includes an integrated functional module. The method includes mounting the functional module on a supporting rod and enclosing the functional module mounted on the supporting rod with a housing (102), which is fitted on a front part (104), and a rear part (302) and introducing a cable tube (208) into a hole (502) in the front part (104) or in the rear part (302). The cable tube (208) serves for receiving a cable fastening the front part (104), the rear part (302) and the supporting rod (204) using a fastening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ADIENT LUXEMBOURG HOLDING S.À.R.L.
    Inventors: Christophe Fritsch, Felix Manduzio, Christophe Morinière