Patents Examined by Anthony D. Barfield
  • Patent number: 10842273
    Abstract: A mechanical linkage structure for linking a chair and a seat, comprises a first link, a second link, and a third link respectively used as a driven link, a fourth link used as a driving link, a fifth link, a sixth link, and a seventh link respectively used as a driven link. The first link is pivotally connected to the second link and the third link, respectively; the second link is pivotally connected to the fourth link and the fifth link, respectively; the third link is pivotally connected to the fourth link, the fifth link, and the seventh link, respectively; the fifth link is pivotally connected to the sixth link; the sixth link is pivotally connected to the seventh link; the fourth link is driven to rotate the first link, the second link, the third link, the fifth link, the sixth link and the seventh link, to realize the unfolding or collapse of the mechanical linkage structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: HAINING MY HOME MECHANISM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhongqiang Fei, Xiqi Sun, Shaoqiang Fei
  • Patent number: 10843604
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle seat that facilitates setting of a starting load of a movable member. The vehicle seat includes a movable mechanism including: first and second springs coupled to a frame; a movable member displaceable relative to the frame; a first passive member and a second passive member coupled with the respective first and second springs; and a restriction member configured to restrict displacement of the first and second passive members. The movable member displaces the first passive member in a first direction when the movable member is displaced in the first direction, and displaces the second passive member in a second direction when the movable member is displaced in the second direction. The restriction member restricts displacement of the first passive member from a first-passive-member initial position in the second direction and displacement of the second passive member from a second-passive-member initial position in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yusuke Kajino
  • Patent number: 10836282
    Abstract: Disclosed is a reclining device for a vehicle seat, the reclining device includes: a flange having inner teeth; a gear plate having an outer tooth part and a coupling part, the outer tooth part provided with outer teeth and engaged with a part of the inner teeth of the flange in an eccentric state with the flange, and the coupling part having a locking step; an input device provided inside a through hole of the gear plate and coupled to a shaft to allow the flange and the gear plate to be eccentric with each other and to perform relative rotation when the shaft is rotated; and a bracket having an insertion hole, and a locking protrusion that is locked by the locking step of the coupling part formed at an inner circumferential surface of the insertion hole to prevent the relative rotation with the gear plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: HYUNDAI TRANSYS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Seung Hun Chang
  • Patent number: 10836285
    Abstract: A seat cover for a seat includes a seat portion formed from a flexible material; a back portion formed from the flexible material and joined to the seat portion, a bottom end of the back portion joined to a rear end of the seat portion, a seat cover open angle between the seat portion and the back portion being adjustable; and a removable strap configured to secure the back portion of the seat cover to a headrest of the seat, the removable strap formed from the flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Run's Done, LLC
    Inventor: Jerry K. Anchors, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10821803
    Abstract: A seating assembly includes a seating surface extending over at least one of a seat and a seatback. The seating assembly also includes a fluid mover and a fluid transfer member including a fluid inlet portion and a fluid outlet portion. The fluid inlet portion is coupled to the fluid mover, and the fluid outlet portion is proximate the seating surface. The fluid mover is selectively operable to release a pressurized fluid through the tube so that the release of the pressurized fluid at the outlet cools a seating assembly occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss
  • Patent number: 10814762
    Abstract: The invention concerns an apparatus with inclination-adjustable pivoting element, a pivoting element, hinged on a support structure around a first axis of rotation to move between a first limit stop position and a second limit stop position. The apparatus comprises at least one abutment body, rotationally connected to the pivoting body and to the structure around the first axis and constrainable in rotation to the pivoting element. The abutment body stops the pivoting element in the first limit stop position by abutting against a first stop. The apparatus comprises: at least one body of constraint between the abutment body and the pivoting element, which may assume alternatively a constraint and a release configuration; and a control device, kinematically connected to the constraint body to move it between the two aforesaid positions. The inclination in the first limit stop position is adjusted by activating the control device and varying the inclination of the pivoting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: CLERPREM S.P.A.
    Inventor: Francesco Faccin
  • Patent number: 10814760
    Abstract: A riding lawn equipment seat having an outer plastic shell, a foam base cushion and a foam back cushion. A plastic webbing is embedded inside each of the cushions. A plurality of clips extends from each plastic webbing and through each cushion into engagement with a plurality of slots in the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Mark C. Jonak, David W. Geiger
  • Patent number: 10814754
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a seat back including a bolster for a vehicle. The seat back may include a seat back frame including a side member formed on each of opposite sides thereof so that a left-and-right support of the seat back may be automatically adjusted. The seat back further includes a rotating plate having a structure integrally including an external plate extending into the bolster, and an internal plate extending inwardly into the seat back. A boundary portion between the external plate and the internal plate of the rotating plate may be rotatably mounted to the side member of the seat back frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suk Won Hong, Gil Ju Kim, Seon Chae Na, Chan Ho Jung, Jong Seok Han
  • Patent number: 10807507
    Abstract: A seat core material of the present invention is a seat core material for vehicle including: a thermoplastic resin expanded bead article; and a frame member embedded in a peripheral edge portion of the expanded bead article. The expanded bead article has two or more lightening parts in an area from a center portion as seen in a front-back direction to a rear side. A through or non-through slit is provided in a continuous part between the lightening parts or an area in front of the continuous part over a distance of 100 mm or less along a vehicle-width direction of the expanded bead article. The slit is closed at both longitudinal ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: JSP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi Hashimoto, Katsunori Hisamatsu, Atsuo Takayama
  • Patent number: 10800296
    Abstract: A seat recliner assembly for a vehicle may include first and second recliner hearts, a hand lever, and a cross member. The first recliner heart may be mounted to a bracket. The second recliner heart may be mounted to another bracket. The hand lever may be mounted to the first recliner heart and may be rotatable relative to the brackets to move the first recliner heart between a locked state and an unlocked state. The cross member may be connected to the first and second recliner hearts and may transmit torque from the hand lever to the second recliner mechanism to move the second recliner heart with the first recliner heart between the locked and unlocked states. The cross member may include an aperture extending through an entire longitudinal length of the cross member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER & COMPANY, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ralph L. Schmitz, Jacob P. Hellrung, Henry Alexander Braddock, III
  • Patent number: 10793030
    Abstract: A reclining device cylindrical first member including an internal tooth and an opening surface on one side; a main pawl including an external tooth engageable with the internal tooth; a sub-pawl including an external tooth engageable with the internal tooth; a second member stacked on an opening surface side of the first member and rotatable relative to the first member. The second member includes a pawl guide to guide the main pawl/sub-pawl between a lock position and an unlock position. A cam between the first and second members is configured to push the main pawl and sub-pawl in a lock direction; and a second cam between the cam and the main pawl is pushed by the cam at the lock position to contact the main pawl and the pawl guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SHIROKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriaki Maeda, Hidehiko Fujioka
  • Patent number: 10786935
    Abstract: A headrest assembly for a vehicle seat, that is height-adjustable along an adjustment direction. The headrest assembly includes a pin adapted to be fixed to a seat backrest and extending along the adjustment direction, an adjustment plate integrally secured to the one pin, and a supporting structure adapted to support a user's head, mounted so as to be adjustable in translation on the adjustment plate along the adjustment direction. The pin is covered by a covering portion. The covering portion and the adjustment plate are made of plastic material overmolded on the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: FAURECIA SIÉGES D'AUTOMOBILE
    Inventors: François Lelievre, Jérôme Planson, Stéphane Soltner
  • Patent number: 10779657
    Abstract: The adjustable foot stool comprises a platform, a pad, a plurality of lighting elements, and a pair of adjustable legs. The platform may be adapted to elevate and tilt a foot of a user. An inclination angle of the platform may be changed using the pair of adjustable legs. The pad may cushion the foot 910. The plurality of lighting elements may be adapted to provide illumination of the foot. As a non-limiting example, illumination may be provided for grooming the foot. The plurality of lighting elements may be powered by one or more batteries housed within the platform and may be turned on or off using an on/off switch located on the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Teresa Martin
  • Patent number: 10780805
    Abstract: An objective is to provide a vehicle seat that ensures a reduced effect on an appearance even when a sewn portion made by sewing the trim cover is bonded in a groove. A vehicle seat formed by bonding a trim cover to a foam pad is configured such that the trim cover includes a sewn portion made by sewing a plurality of skin materials, the foam pad has a groove, the vehicle seat is formed by the sewn portion of the trim cover and the sewn portion is bonded in the groove of the foam pad, and the groove includes a guiding portion that guides a seam allowance of the sewn portion to the groove, and a restricting portion that restricts the seam allowance of the sewn portion to support the seam allowance of the sewn portion in a state where the seam allowance of the sewn portion does not open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Kamata
  • Patent number: 10780809
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a headrest moving device, more particularly, relates to a headrest moving device provided with a contact assisting member for closely contacting two members engaged with each other for moving the headrest so that power can be smoothly transmitted, the noise can be reduced during the movement on the headrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Woobo Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hae Il Jeong
  • Patent number: 10773624
    Abstract: An occupant-support base includes a seat pan and a seat pad. The seat pan and the seat pad cooperate to support an occupant thereon. The seat pad includes a fixed portion and a movable portion that is configured to move relative to the fixed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Morrow
  • Patent number: 10772426
    Abstract: A seat with a base, an actuator, at least one front boom, at least one rear boom, a seat platform, and a back platform. The actuator is circularly rotatably connected to each of the at least one front boom, the at least one rear boom, the seat platform, and the back platform. The base is circularly rotatably connected to each of the at least one front boom and the at least one rear boom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Exciting Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Erb, Mark M. Erb
  • Patent number: 10765220
    Abstract: A seat cushion assembly that includes a first foam pad defining a plurality of water drainage columns disposed therethrough. A second foam pad is disposed below the first foam pad where the second foam pad and the first foam pad define at least one flow channel in fluid communication with the at least one water drainage column. A topper pad is disposed over the first foam pad and the at least one water drainage column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Spencer Hoernke, Marcos Silva Kondrad
  • Patent number: 10765215
    Abstract: The invention relates to a piece of seating furniture formed from two seat shells connected to one another, which form a seating surface and a backrest of the piece of seating furniture as a connected component, wherein the upper and lower seat shells connected to form the piece of seating furniture are designed approximately identically in construction and same are connected to one another only in the edge region thereof such that a free, narrow and flat gap space remains between the seat shells which holds a decal sheet via a slot-shaped access opening on the top side of the backrest and/or on the front edge of the seating surface and/or in the rear surface of the piece of seating furniture, which decal sheet is approximately the size of the surface of the piece of seating furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PARTY RENT SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventor: Sven Hummel
  • Patent number: 10759314
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat pad; a backboard disposed on a back side of the seat pad; and a seat cover covering the seat pad and the backboard. The seat cover includes a pair of covering pieces adjacent to each other on the backboard-side, and a slide fastener that connects the covering pieces. When the slide fastener is closed with use of a slider, an end portion of the slide fastener is projected from an edge end of the seat cover in a state where the slider is disposed in the end portion of the slide fastener. The backboard is provided with an insertion portion. When the end portion of the closed slide fastener is disposed on a reverse side of the seat cover, the end portion of the slide fastener and the slider are inserted in and locked to the insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mayu Takahashi, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Atsushi Koizumi, Keisuke Tagami