Abstract: Many seats are of complicated construction and are therefore heavy and expensive. To obviate these disadvantages, a self-springable seat member on which a cushion is placed, is mounted in its front region on a bridge which is mounted on the outside on the upper parts of the running or sliding rails. Connections for a backrest are secured to the rear regions of the upper parts.
Abstract: A tilt-away system for front seats of vehicles for permitting the entire front seat to be moved as far as possible out of the entry and exit region of the vehicle includes a seat frame front support assembly including a support stand which supports the front portion of the seat frame, a seat frame rear support assembly including link arms on each side of the seat frame, the link arms having forward ends pivotally secured to travellers which are displaceably mounted in rails and rearward ends connected to the rearward portion of the seat frame and being locked in a use position for the seat by a link arm locking mechanism, the link arms being adapted to be pivoted forwardly and upwardly to tilt the seat forwardly after it has been moved forwardly on the rails to a position intermediate the use and access positions, and a release mechanism for releasing the front portion of the seat frame from the support stand and the link arm locking mechanism in one operation so that the front seat can be moved forward to th
April 9, 1993
Date of Patent:
February 28, 1995
Naue/Johnson Controls Engineering GmbH & Co., KG
Thomas Reuss, Gerhard Schmale, Norbert Sommer, Martin Lynda
Abstract: Running rails for securing a motor vehicle seat to a motor vehicle and permitting fore and aft movement of the seat in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the vehicle, including cooperating upper and lower rails each consisting only one profiled member, the lower rail having a generally U-shaped cross section with upwardly extending limbs having upper ends which are bent over forming inwardly extending arcuate parts which define first portions of first and second ball bearing raceways, the upper rail having a wedge shaped portion defining second portions of the first and second ball bearing raceways, and bottom web portions of the upper and lower rails being spaced apart defining a track for roller bearings.