Patents Examined by Milton Nelson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10638845
    Abstract: A stretchable hygienic cover, for utilization with an existing variable geometry vehicle headrest, having an ability to conform itself to dimensions of the existing variable geometry vehicle headrest underlying the stretchable hygienic cover when engaged includes a stretchable, breathable, moisture-absorbent fabric. Further provided in the stretchable hygienic cover is a closable opening allowing the fabric to stretchably fit over an existing variable geometry vehicle headrest, wherein the closable opening may stretch and retract in size to grip on to an existing variable geometry vehicle headrest. The fabric includes at least two vertical internal bands of resilient material having a greater modulus of elasticity than that of said fabric to allow for a secure engagement to the surface of the headrest. These bands are secured within said fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Pierce
  • Patent number: 10640016
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat bottom is coupled to a floor of a vehicle to move relative to the floor. The seat bottom and seat back extend upwardly away from the vehicle floor and move relative to the vehicle floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Faurencia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery T. Bonk, Donald A. Sharnowski
  • Patent number: 10632873
    Abstract: A seating assembly comprises an arcuate bracket mounted to a seatback assembly and having a first pivot point proximate a first end of the arcuate bracket, a forward mount operably coupled within a curved slot formed in the arcuate bracket, a rearward mount, and a control link operably coupled with each of the first pivot point and the rearward mount. The seatback assembly pivots forwardly and translates rearwardly when rotated to a forward folded stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Kimberly Bagian, Jeffrey M. Attala
  • Patent number: 10632885
    Abstract: To improve the seated feeling of an occupant in a seat having partially different hardness, a vehicle seat includes a seat frame, an S spring which is installed on the seat frame and receives a load of an occupant, and a seat back pad which has a plurality of regions respectively formed of different materials and is disposed between a skin material of the seat and the S spring. The S spring is disposed at a position facing a boundary portion which is provided in the seat back pad and is the plurality of regions respectively formed of different materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazunori Hojo
  • Patent number: 10631649
    Abstract: The present invention is a seat pad (10) that includes a main component (1) having a seating surface and side components (2) disposed on both sides of the main component. The main component includes a main first pressure receiving portion (1a) and a main second pressure receiving portion (1b). The main first pressure receiving portion has a higher foam density than the side components disposed on both sides. The main component and each of the side components are a flexible polyurethane foam obtained by foam molding a foaming stock solution containing a polyol, a polyisocyanate, a blowing agent, and a catalyst. The main first pressure receiving portion contains diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI). Each of the side components contain tolylene diisocyanate (TDI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosuke Yoshitomi
  • Patent number: 10617226
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus of a chair includes a frame, two fabrics, two liners and a cushion. The frame is formed with two grooves extending along the frame. The depth of each of the internal and external grooves is larger than the width of the same. Each of the fabrics includes a wrapper extending around a contact portion and wrapping one of the liners. The wrapper of each of the fabrics and the corresponding liner are fitted in one of the grooves so that the contact portion of the fabric is stressed. The cushion is sandwiched between the contact portions of the fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Wen Hsien Liao
  • Patent number: 10618435
    Abstract: A child restraint includes an infant carrier and a handle coupled to the infant carrier. The handle is mounted for movement relative to the infant carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenille Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Anderson, David A. Lehman, Mei-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 10610436
    Abstract: A system in which technology is associated with adjustable furniture includes at least one use position (in which the technology is available for use) and a storage position (in which the technology is not available for use). The technology is movable between the use position and the storage position. At least one use position is preferably located near the head of the furniture. In the storage position, the technology may be in a container, which may be a sterilizing container. The movement of the technology between the use position and the storage position may be coordinated with the transition between the upright position of the furniture and the recline position of the furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Fadi Ibsies
  • Patent number: 10609970
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to a portable, reusable, and rapidly deployable protective cover configured to be worn over a person's clothing and to protect portions of the person's torso and lap from liquid and solid spills, particularly while in a seated position, such as when sitting in a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: David Alexander
  • Patent number: 10602848
    Abstract: A comfort divider for use in a seating system for improved user comfort and convenience while maximizing auditorium floor space utilization. The comfort divider is comprised of foot rest assemblies and recliner backstop assemblies arranged in an alternating fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Enrique Ramirez Magaña
  • Patent number: 10604032
    Abstract: A seating assembly includes an anchor that has a post that is surrounded by a main body. The post extends above and below the main body and terminates in an upper head and a lower head. The post surrounds a locking pin that can be actuated within the post. An electrical connector extends outward from the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan George Dry, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Kevin Wayne Preuss, Johnathan Andrew Line
  • Patent number: 10604044
    Abstract: A bracket for attaching an actuator is easily bonded to a side frame while avoiding interference with a shaft for driving a reclining mechanism. In a seat side frame which is provided at each of both ends of a seat back frame in the width direction, a reclining mechanism, and an actuator, the reclining mechanism is attached to a side wall of the side frame, and the actuator is fixed to an attachment bracket bonded to an inner surface of a portion to which the reclining mechanism is attached in the side wall in the width direction. An upper portion which is disposed above the attachment portion of the reclining mechanism and a lower portion which is disposed below the attachment portion thereof are connected to each other at the rear ends thereof and are separated from each other at the front ends thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masayuki Hoshi
  • Patent number: 10596931
    Abstract: A car safety seat is disclosed in the invention, including a main body and a flexible layer. Multiple air vents are formed on the main body and penetrate through the main body along a front-to-rear direction. The flexible layer is formed on a surface of the main body and in the air vents. The multiple air vents enable vapor to pass through the main body without being blocked by the main body during a foaming process, which thereby allows foaming particles to fully contact with the vapor to ensure an enhanced foaming effect. Also, the flexible layer is not only formed on the surface of the main body but also formed in the air vents to fill the air vents, and thereby the flexible layer is more tightly combined with the main body to reduce a risk of detachment from the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Fengxiang Yan, Yen-Lin Lee
  • Patent number: 10597159
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a portable electronic device holder (400, 500, 600, 700, 900, 1100, 1400) for a passenger seat (202), including a longitudinal clamping structure (420, 520) having a generally L-shaped cross-section. The clamping structure includes a supporting flap (422, 522) forming an L-base of the generally L-shaped clamping structure and configured to support a portable electronic device, and a clamping flap (424, 524) forming an L-leg of the generally L-shaped clamping structure and configured to clamp the portable electronic device against a surface (650) abutting the portable electronic device. The portable electronic device holder further includes a mounting element (410, 510) for slidably or titlably mounting the clamping structure to the passenger seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ST ENGINEERING AEROSPACE LTD.
    Inventors: Guo Ying Zheng, Ivan Tan, Yong Qi Chong
  • Patent number: 10589646
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a power tilt mechanism; a seat front panel that forms a part of a front portion of a seat cushion, bridges a right and left pair of side frames of the seat cushion, and is configured to be rotatable by the power tilt mechanism about a tilt central axis that is provided in linking portions, at which the seat front panel is linked to the side frames, an axial direction of the tilt central axis coinciding with a seat width direction; and a control device that is connected to the power tilt mechanism, the control device being configured to activate the power tilt mechanism to cause the seat front panel to rotate in a seat upward direction, in a case in which a vehicle impact in which an occupant sitting on the seat cushion will move in a seat forward direction has been predicted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takamichi Komura, Osamu Fukawatase
  • Patent number: 10589688
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback having a frame. A storage member is disposed on an outer surface of the seatback. A retainer is attached to the frame and the storage member. The retainer transfers a load exerted on the storage member to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gerardo Diaz Paredes, John Carl Faust, João Marcos de Oliveira Ramos, Nicole Rush, Keith Rogman, Patrick Vanderpool
  • Patent number: 10575646
    Abstract: A specially designed seat assembly allows a user to sit in lotus style meditation position while meditating. The seat assembly positions and elevates the user in order to provide comfort while holding the user in the correct position. The seat assembly can provide dual level support through an upper platform and lower platform. The seat assembly is specially shaped in order to conform to the contours of the user. The knees are elevated by the upper platform, and the feet and ankles are drawn inward and supported from the ground by the lower platform. The user is held in a traditional lotus style seating position. The seat assembly allows for the user to remain in a relaxed state, free from discomfort. The seat assembly is supported by a metal skeleton, which prevents the seat assembly from becoming deformed upon repeated use. The seat assembly has a cushion formed around the metal skeleton, which is stable, yet comfortable for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Osvaldo A. Roizner
  • Patent number: 10576862
    Abstract: A head restraint for a vehicle passenger seat for a vehicle. The head restraint includes an outer surface of the head restraint defining a shape of the head restraint, a core support extending into the outer surface, a foam surrounding the core support, and a substantially air impermeable material defining an internal volume and an opening controllably limiting the flow of air into and out of the internal volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Adil M. Sheriff, Henry J. Van Der Laar, Matthew Lewis, Douglas S. Bertoia, Jaclyn N. Press
  • Patent number: 10576855
    Abstract: A mechanism for adjusting a contour of a seat, and a seat with a contour-adjusting mechanism, may include a selectively fillable air cushion and a support arrangement including a support element on which the air cushion is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Alfmeier Präzision SE
    Inventors: Erich Dörfler, Ronny Gehlmann
  • Patent number: 10569878
    Abstract: A mounting arm assembly movable between stowed and deployed configurations, includes a pivot arm pivotally engaging an armrest of a seat; a tilt arm engaging the pivot arm; and a mount engaging the tilt arm for supporting a personal electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Johnny A. Satterfield