Patents Examined by Mark R Wendell
  • Patent number: 10640048
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback. The seatback includes a rear portion and a substantially horizontal strap including first and second ends fixed to the rear portion. The substantially horizontal strap further includes an intermediate attachment area fixed to the rear portion between the first and second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Vanderpool, Dustin Shedlarski, Victoria Leigh Schein, Timothy Owen Hamlin
  • Patent number: 10632886
    Abstract: A vehicle seat is thinned in a seat front to back direction. In the vehicle seat, a center seat has a seat back frame, a headrest which is provided above the seat back frame, a pillar which supports the headrest, and brackets which mount the pillar to the seat back frame. The pillar is arranged between the brackets and the seat back frame, the brackets have a weld bead which holds the pillar and a portion where a welding trace to be mounted to the seat back frame is formed, and the weld bead and the portion where the welding trace is formed are arranged at different positions in a direction which intersects a front to back direction of the center seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kei Okuma, Naoya Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 10631641
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a swivel chair tray, and more particularly relates to a spiral adjusting swivel chair tray for changing the angle of a torsion spring. The present invention mainly solves the technical problems existing in the prior art, for example, the swivel chair tray cannot adjust the angle of the torsion spring, so the adjustment degree of the seat cannot be changed and the operation is relatively inconvenient. The present invention includes a base plate, wherein the base plate is connected to a middle seat through a shaft. The middle seat is fixedly provided with a tapered tube through a tapered tube pad. A torsion spring is sleeved over the shaft, and the torsion spring is connected to an adjusting mechanism for adjusting the angle of the torsion spring through a torsion spring fixing block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hangzhou Zhongtai Industrial Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yongxing Ni
  • Patent number: 10632868
    Abstract: An occupant support includes a vehicle seat. The vehicle seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back coupled to the seat bottom. The occupant support further includes a lift system coupled to the seat bottom and seat back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventor: Robert C. Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: 10631642
    Abstract: An electric glider, rocking chair and swing based on a friction pair structure, the glider comprising: a base configured for standing directly on the ground for load-bearing; a chair for bearing a user; and a friction pair installed between the base and chair and configured for providing relative movement of the base and chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Xuan Zhu
  • Patent number: 10631650
    Abstract: Provided is a core material of a seat cushion for a vehicle. The core material includes: a thermoplastic resin expanded beads molded article 2 that has a substantially rectangular shape in a top view, the rectangular shape having a long side and a short side; and an annular reinforcing member 3 that is insert-molded in the peripheral edge part of the expanded beads molded article. A missing part 4 is formed in the expanded beads molded article, the missing part passing through in the thickness direction. A slit 7 is formed in at least one corner of the lightening part, the slit being oriented outward from the expanded beads molded article from the vicinity of the corner part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: JSP Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichi Hashimoto, Katsunori Hisamatsu
  • Patent number: 10625863
    Abstract: A seating device comprises a seat bottom unit, in particular an aircraft seat bottom unit, having an accommodating region for receiving a module, in particular a lifejacket module, with at least one upper wall element which forms at least a support surface for a comfort element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Zoltan Jussli, Jens Jakubowski, Michael Horlacher
  • Patent number: 10618657
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aircraft seat arrangement that is reconfigurable between a plurality of usable configurations. The aircraft seat arrangement comprises a seat having a forward seat portion (10) and a rearward seat portion (12). The forward seat portion (10) is reconfigurable between a first configuration whereby the forward seat portion (10) is in a side by side configuration with the rearward seat portion (12), and a second configuration wherein the forward seat portion (10) is displaced to be at least partially above the rearward seat portion (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: United Aerospace Limited
    Inventor: Gareth Burks
  • Patent number: 10618437
    Abstract: A vehicle seat installed with a vehicle occupant restraining device, the vehicle seat includes: a seat cushion frame including a seat cushion side frame; a seatback frame supported swingably about a reclining rod and including a seatback side frame; an engaging portion disposed at a seat rear end side of the seat cushion side frame and at a seat lower side relative to the reclining rod, and protruding toward a seat transverse direction inner side; a first movable member disposed along the seatback side frame, a lower end portion of the first movable member being extended to position at a seat front side of the engaging portion; and a first driving member configured to extend the first movable member in a case in which a vehicle collision at a seat front side occurs or a vehicle collision at the seat front side is predicted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu Fukawatase, Mitsuyoshi Ohno, Shun Ito
  • Patent number: 10612250
    Abstract: A set of mutually lockable panels comprises a first panel having an edge including a male part and a second panel having an edge including a female part for receiving the male part of the first panel in unlocked condition of the panels. The male part has an outer side which, in locked condition of the panels, is directed to the second panel in a direction substantially parallel to the front face of the first panel, and an opposite inner side which is provided with a locking surface. The female part comprises a locking member, which is pivotable about a pivot axis that extends substantially parallel to the edge of the second panel and an actuator for rotating the locking member from its unlocked condition to a locked condition of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, SARL
    Inventors: Jan Eddy De Rick, Bruno Paul Louis Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 10610024
    Abstract: Seating and/or lounging furniture with a footrest coupled to a frame via a linkage mechanism designed as a scissor mechanism. A drive mechanism extends and retracts the footrest, and includes: at least one first linkage articulatedly fastened at one end to a first hinge point on the frame, and having a second end with a second hinge point, at least one second linkage articulatedly coupled at a first end to the first linkage at the second hinge point, and having a second end coupled to a third hinge point provided on the linkage mechanism, and the first and second hinge points defining a first straight line, and the second and third hinge points defining a second straight line, in an extended position of the footrest, the first and second straight lines enclosing an angle of 180°+/?5° relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CIAR S.P.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Carrera
  • Patent number: 10604035
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable car seat comprising: a seat part on which a child sits; a backrest part rotatably coupled to the seat part; a rotation connection part for rotating the seat part and the backrest part; and a rotation prevention part for restricting rotation, performed by the rotation connection part, through a stopper for preventing rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: DONG-IN ENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: In Soo Jung, Moo Kyung Kim, Gwon Je Sung, Kyeong Dong Lee
  • Patent number: 10605288
    Abstract: A hidden fastener and associated method for attaching decking members with side grooves to a support member includes a cross member and an elongate anchoring member. The cross member has a body with a front and rear end and defines a hole. The front end has at least one prong and the rear end includes a bent wing. At least one leg extends downward from the body intermediate the front and rear ends. Each of the front and rear ends are configured to engage with the groove of adjacent decking members. The front end is inserted into the groove of a leading decking member and the anchoring member is driven through the hole into the support member. A trailing decking member is placed with the rear end in the groove adjacent the leading decking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: OMG, Inc.
    Inventors: David Martel, Peter J. Shadwell
  • Patent number: 10602845
    Abstract: Systems herein provide a customizable camp chair cover that may provide additional functional features and/or aesthetic elements to portable seating. In some examples, portions of the camp chair cover are inflatable and/or receive inserted inflation devices for customized support at various areas of seating when attached to the chair. Portions of the camp chair cover may be configured to provide access to portions of the chair and/or accessories. The camp chair cover may also be customized to provide team logos, designs, colors, and other aesthetic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Mason, Mary Billingsley McDaniel
  • Patent number: 10604038
    Abstract: A seat for at least one occupant of a vehicle includes a seat cushion, a back, and a first side component. The seat cushion has a front end, a back end, and a longitudinal axis extending through the front and back ends. The seat cushion includes a rear portion and a front portion. The rear portion is disposed at the back end and includes a first top surface that is configured to engage the occupant. The front portion is disposed at the front end. At least one of the front and rear portions is configured to move along the longitudinal axis with respect to the other of the front and rear portions. The back is disposed at the back end of the seat cushion. The first side component is coupled to the back. The first side component is configured to move between a stowed configuration and a use configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Shifang Li, Yiran Hu, Carl W. Wellborn, Joseph Neighbors
  • Patent number: 10604047
    Abstract: An arm rest arrangement for a motor vehicle seat with a fixed carrier structure and an arm rest body mounted for pivoting about an axis in relation thereto, and with which an incline adjustment device is associated, allowing a modification of an incline of the arm rest body in relation to the carrier structure. The incline adjustment device includes an actuating member and a blocking device for securing an incline adjustment carried out by the actuating member. The arm rest body include a supporting member adjustable in a linearly movable manner on the arm rest body and supported on the carrier structure. The actuating member and the blocking device are connected to the supporting member such that same can be released by the actuating member for a linear adjustment and can be stopped by the blocking device in an adjusted supporting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BOS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Bogdan Tutelea, Wolfgang Sitzler, Tanja Pink, Andreas Göbbels, Hartmut Bohlke, Jan Boddenberg
  • Patent number: 10595640
    Abstract: An activating platform is disclosed. The platform includes a base that has a lower surface that is curved in a direction transverse to a longitudinal axis. The curved shape of the base provokes a user rock around in a small angle around a middle position, thereby promoting active sitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Hans Christian Mengshoel
  • Patent number: 10596972
    Abstract: A backrest of a vehicle seat, which includes a pocket. It is provided that the rotation axis, which is formed in the area of the lower edge of the cover and around which the cover is pivoted when an object is stored in the pocket, is variable with respect to its distance from the vehicle seat or the backrest. This takes place, for example, in that the cover is connected to a double joint in the area of its lower edge, and the double joint, in turn, is connected to the vehicle seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Volker Lindhorst
  • Patent number: 10596053
    Abstract: The inflatable assist chair comprises a chair and a compressor. The chair may be inflated and deflated using the compressor to more air into and out of the chair. The deflated chair may be placed next to a supine person and the supine person may be moved onto the deflated chair. The compressor may then be activated to inflate the chair, lifting the supine person off the ground and eventually into a seated position. Once the occupant of the chair has been moved to a wheelchair or o a standing position, the direction of airflow through the compress may be reversed an the compressor may be used to deflate the chair. In some embodiments, support ridges on the side of the chair may prevent the supine person form rolling off of the chair as it inflates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Jan Street
  • Patent number: 10595635
    Abstract: A seat back angle and depth adjustment assembly includes an angle adjustment member that includes a first aperture and a second aperture, a first fastener is received by the first aperture and is configured to engage an angle adjustment locking member, and a second fastener is received by the second aperture and is configured to engage a depth adjustment locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: THE COMFORT COMPANIES, LLC
    Inventor: Steven DuFresne