Patents Examined by Mark R Wendell
  • Patent number: 10723251
    Abstract: A vehicle seat that includes a cushion frame, a seatback frame, and a pelvic restraining strap or a restraining member. The cushion frame is connected to the vehicle floor and has a first side member and a second side member that is disposed opposite to the first side member. The seatback frame is connected to the cushion frame. The pelvic restraining strap or the restraining member is connected to the cushion frame and extends towards and may or may not connect to the seatback frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE FOR INJURY RESEARCH
    Inventor: David C. Viano
  • Patent number: 10722410
    Abstract: An assistance chair assembly includes a base and a chair is positioned on the base. Two upright boards are perpendicularly connected to the top of the base, and two extension portions extend from the rear end of the base. The chair includes two front legs and two rear legs. The front legs each have a curve slots which allows the chair to be is pivotable about the bolts extending through the rear legs of the chair. The weight center of the chair is not moved beyond the two extensions portions of the base when the chair is pivoted toward the two extensions portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Tuang-Hock Koh
  • Patent number: 10722032
    Abstract: Chair assemblies (e.g., rocker style chairs, fixed position chairs, chairs with pivoting seats, tables and trays, a sub-combination thereof, or a combination thereof) are provided. More particularly, chair assemblies (e.g., rocker style chairs, fixed position chairs, chairs with pivoting seats, tables and trays, a sub-combination thereof, or a combination thereof), modular components for use within the chairs, parts for use within the modular components and related manufacturing and installation methods are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Frederick Jacobs, Matthew Jacobs, Steven Hayden
  • Patent number: 10723248
    Abstract: A mechanism for suspending a skin material on a seat rear surface with a simple and light structure is described. A vehicle seat including a seat back forming a backrest surface includes a seat back pad which is a cushion material of the seat back, a skin material which covers the seat back pad, a wire of which a part is embedded inside the seat back pad and another part is exposed to a seat rear surface, and a hook which is attached to an end portion of the skin material on the side of the seat rear surface. The wire engages with the hook so that the skin material is suspended and fixed to the seat rear surface of the seat back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Sakoda, Kohei Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10717374
    Abstract: A seat rotating device of an autonomous vehicle is provided. The device includes a floor panel on which a plurality of members configuring load paths during a collision are formed. A rotating unit is rotatably installed on the floor panel while supporting a seat and integrally rotates with the seat, and connects the load paths with the members formed on the floor panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Do Hoi Kim
  • Patent number: 10717376
    Abstract: An adjustment system for adjusting relative position between a car safety seat and an onboard backrest is introduced and has a controlling unit to receive a first monitoring signal or a second monitoring signal in response to pressure change, pull change or displacement. The adjustment system allows a backrest of the car safety seat to closely lean against the onboard backrest so that the child sitting on the car safety seat is well protected when in a sudden brake or a collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Suzhou Yi Quan Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hao Lin
  • Patent number: 10717486
    Abstract: A seat frame for a motorcycle includes a plurality of aluminum parts manufactured with different manufacturing methods. A seat frame includes front members, middle members, and a rear member, the front members, the middle members, and the rear member being formed of aluminum. The rear member is formed by integral molding based on a gravity casting method. The rear member includes a pair of left and right rail portions, a front cross portion, a rear cross portion, and a plurality of attachment bosses for attaching other parts. The left and right rail portions each have an attachment portion to be connected to a rear end portion of corresponding one of the middle members provided on an end portion thereof on the front side in the vehicle longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota Suzuki, Takazumi Hayashi, Yoshiki Higashijima
  • Patent number: 10716403
    Abstract: A collapsible and portable seating apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes two or more seat assemblies. A first seat assembly is mechanically coupled to a second seat assembly. Each seat assembly includes a hinge assembly. The apparatus includes a display assembly mechanically coupled to the two or more seat assemblies. The display assembly includes a display device. The apparatus includes two or more wheeled-supports. The two or more wheeled-supports are mechanically coupled to the seat assemblies. The seat assemblies are collapsible at each of hinged assemblies and the seat assemblies. The two or more seating assemblies and the display assembly are portable via the one or more wheeled supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Robert McCarville, Kristen McCarville
  • Patent number: 10710485
    Abstract: A seating assembly comprises: a head restraint that can be both separated from a seatback to a separated position, and remotely actuated via a user-accessible manipulable device located away from the head restraint to move the head restraint to a folded position when coupled to the seatback in an extending position. A cable of the seatback is not operably coupled with the head restraint when the user-accessible manipulable device is not manipulated but becomes operably coupled with the head restraint, when the user-accessible manipulable device is manipulated and the head restraint is in the extending position, to cause the head restraint to move from an upright position to the folded position. The cable of the seatback extends into a post receiver and operably couples with the head restraint within the post receiver when the head restraint is in the extending position and the user-accessible manipulable device is manipulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Yilma, Syed Haider, Chris Fredriksson, Anton Crainic
  • Patent number: 10703233
    Abstract: A vehicle seat cushion for a vehicle that includes a seat cushion support structure, and a lattice-structured support that is supported by the seat cushion support structure. The lattice-structured support provides a first resistive force in response to a vertically applied force that is less than a second resistive force in response to a force aligned with an H-point travel path of the vehicle occupant during a vehicle impact event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Daniel W. Booth, Brennon L. White, Michael P. Van De Velde, Nilesh D Mankame
  • Patent number: 10703330
    Abstract: A restraint harness for a vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle includes a seat having a structural support that is attached to a main support structure of the vehicle. The restraint harness includes a body constructed of a restraint material. The body is shaped to secure an occupant body. The restraint material is configured to withstand loads exerted upon the restraint harness by the occupant during operation of the vehicle. The restraint harness also includes an attachment portion that is configured to attach to the structural support of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Stephanie C. Radion, Sarah E. Smith, Samuel Derian, Wonhee M. Kim, Daniel W. Booth, Paul W. Alexander
  • Patent number: 10702067
    Abstract: A smart phone holding assembly for mooting an electronic device to a barber chair a haircut includes a barber chair that has an armrest. A first arm is releasably coupled to the armrest and an articulating joint is coupled to the first arm. A second arm is coupled to the articulating joint such that the second arm is positionable at a selected angle with respect to the first arm. A clamp is pivotally coupled to the second arm such that the clamp is positionable at a selected angle with respect to the second arm. The clamp releasably engages an electronic device to retain the electronic device at eye level with a customer is seated in the barber chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Angel Acevedo, Christina Echevarria
  • Patent number: 10702066
    Abstract: An office chair comprises a seat element (3) mounted movably on a fixed support element (1) and a back support element (2). The arrangement simultaneously allows the seat element (3) to move and tilt backwards when the user leans backwards. The seat element (3) carries the chair seating panel (4) in such a way that when the user leans to a side, said chair seating panel (4) tilts to the same side according to the user's movement and independently of the chair's back element (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: PROFIM SP. ZO.O
    Inventor: Mark Jones
  • Patent number: 10696407
    Abstract: Described are assemblies that include elements of a tray table, such as for an aircraft or other passenger craft. A tray table body can be movable between a stowed configuration and a deployed configuration. A set of arms may support the table body relative to a seat back in the stowed configuration and in the deployed configuration. In response to movement of the seat back (such as in a crash scenario), the arms may permit release of a constraint of the tray table body that would otherwise inhibit the tray table body from moving with the seat back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Safran Seats USA LLC
    Inventors: Michael T. Murray, Girish J. Malligere, Michael Willey, Armando Valdes, Melinda A. Izzo, Kevin Creed, Naintzu Chang, Shaka Thornhill
  • Patent number: 10696195
    Abstract: A seat having a seat frame with a seat back designed to prevent injuries to a rear occupant seated behind the seat as the rear occupant moves forward into the seat back during a frontal crash of a vehicle, the seat including a seat back frame part designed to support the back of any occupant but which can rotate during a crash as a rear occupant moves forward into the seat back, the invention including at least one energy absorbing assembly to control the rotary motion of the rotating seat frame part, the rotating frame part maintained in a non-rotating state by an articulating or breakable pin which when moved or broken permits the frame part to rotate as the rear occupant engages the seat frame in response to a frontal vehicular crash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Key Safety Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Young, Tammy M Korona, John J Pollard
  • Patent number: 10696192
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a seat shell adapted to receive a child, a belt tightener and a latching mechanism. The seat shell defines a first and a second belt path, the first belt path being configured to receive an anchoring belt for attaching the child safety seat in a forward facing position on a vehicle seat, and the second belt path being configured to receive an anchoring belt for attaching the child safety seat in a rearward facing position on a vehicle seat. The belt tightener is pivotally connected with the seat shell, and is adjustable between a first position for clamping an anchoring belt disposed along the first belt path, and a second position for clamping an anchoring belt disposed along the second belt path. The latching mechanism is operable to lock the belt tightener in the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Clyde S. Harmes, V, James M. F. Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 10688898
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a position-adjustable cervical vertebrae support apparatus. The cervical vertebrae support apparatus includes: a cervical vertebrae supporting member (50) which supports the cervical vertebrae of a driver; a front-back distance adjusting unit (60) in which a mounting plate (68) is brought into close contact with and fastened to the back of the cervical vertebrae supporting member (50), a left-handed screw rod (61) and a right-handed screw rod (62) are located at a distance from the back of the mounting plate (68), movable nuts (63 and 64) are disposed around the left-handed screw rod (61) and the right-handed screw rod (62), respectively, distance adjustment rods (74) are coupled to the movable nuts (63 and 64), is also coupled to both sides hinges (76) in a crossed manner and is rotatable around a central pin (72); and an up-down distance adjusting unit (80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Iksoo Son
  • Patent number: 10687626
    Abstract: An elastic seesaw-type tilting mechanism is provided, including: a base support, configured to be connected with a chair base through a chair column; a seat support, being pivotably mounted on the base support and configured to be connected with a seat; a backrest support, being pivotably mounted on the base support and configured to be connected with a backrest; a first elastic mechanism, being connected with the seat support and the backrest support to form an elastic seesaw mechanism; a second elastic mechanism, being connected with the base support and the seat support, the second elastic mechanism and the first elastic mechanism being respectively biased against the seat support in opposite directions. A swivel chair is further provided, including: one of the elastic seesaw-type tilting mechanism as described above, a seat, a backrest, a chair column and a chair base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Cheng Yu Yan
  • Patent number: 10688945
    Abstract: A substrate is mounted to a vehicle seat frame, to provide a support surface for an occupant. The seat substrate is formed with a pair of guides to receive a pair of suspension wires of a vehicle seat suspension for translation of the pair of suspension wires within the pair of guides and to distribute an occupant load from the pair of suspension wires to the substrate. An air bladder is fastened to a plurality of retainers on the substrate. A first plurality of terminals is mounted to the substrate for electrical connection to a wire harness. A second plurality of terminals is mounted to the substrate, each in electrical communication with one of the first plurality of terminals, for electrical connection to a plurality of electrical devices in the vehicle seat assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Jones, Kevin Farley, Stefan Gottauf
  • Patent number: 10683094
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a seat (1) for an aircraft passenger comprising a back part (2) and a sitting part (3), said seat (1) being turned in a first direction so that when a passenger is sitting in said seat (1) he is turned in said first direction, said seat (1) being configured so as to perform a recline movement along a respective recline axis (A) between a sitting position and a recline position, and vice versa, said seat (1) being characterized in that it is configured in such a manner that the back part (2) and the sitting part (3) are apt to perform a translation movement along a translation axis (B), wherein said translation axis (B) is not parallel to said recline axis (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: OPTIMARES S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alessandro Braca, Alessio Morsicani, Andrea Giordano