Patents Examined by Syed A. Islam
  • Patent number: 11317719
    Abstract: A base configured to attach to a floor to support the chair system. A rigid trunk member is configured to vertically stabilize by the base, the trunk member adjustable up and down to change a height of the customer chair. The customer chair rotatably connects to and supported by the trunk member. A rigid branch member is configured to rotatably connect to the trunk member for support. The stylist chair is rotatably connected to and supported by the branch member providing a circular range of motion for the stylist chair around and independent of the customer chair. A foot control connects directly or indirectly to the rigid trunk member and positions the customer chair relative to the stylist chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Ester N. Currie
  • Patent number: 11312266
    Abstract: An electric seat and an angle adjustment device thereof are provided. The angle adjustment device includes an inner toothed plate and an outer toothed plate engaging with each other, and an eccentric cavity formed therebetween. An eccentric ring completely occupying a positive eccentric region of the eccentric cavity is provided in the eccentric cavity. The eccentric ring has a first accommodating region and a second accommodating region along a circumferential direction. The angle adjustment device further comprises a driving component for driving rotation of the eccentric ring. A damping component is provided in the first accommodating region and/or the second accommodating region, and the damping component is in a compressed state during operation of the driving component. The damping component eliminates a useless stroke in the above operation, thereby eliminating an adjustment lag experienced by a passenger during reverse adjustment of a seat and backrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: HUBEI AVIATION PRECISION MACHINERY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Zhang, Bin Li, Chong Jiang, Zhengkun Huang
  • Patent number: 11292370
    Abstract: A rear seat for a vehicle is provided, in which when the seat back is reclined. The angle of the seat cushion is adjusted by following the operation of the seat back to provide an optimal posture for fatigue reduction of a passenger. When the seat back is folded, the seat cushion is not operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Daechang Seat Co., LTD-Dongtan
    Inventors: Chan Ho Jung, Hyun Kyu Moon, Tae Hee Won, Jung Sang You, Hun Woong Song, Seon Chae Na, Myung Soo Lee, In Chang Hwang, Jeong Soo Kim, Jun Kyu Park
  • Patent number: 11292376
    Abstract: A vehicle comprises: a plurality of seating assemblies, each seating assembly including an exterior surface, an interior beneath the exterior surface, a pressured supply of liquid sanitizer disposed within the interior, and at least one valve in fluid communication with the pressurized supply of liquid sanitizer that opens to allow liquid sanitizer to be dispensed onto the exterior surface. Each of the at least one valve are selectively positionable to and from an open position where the liquid sanitizer flows through the valve to allow liquid sanitizer to be dispensed onto the exterior surface and a closed position where the liquid sanitizer cannot flow through the valve. A controller, configured to receive instructions from a user interface, communicates with each of the at least one valve to cause any particular valve to move to and from the open position and the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Michael Kolich, Daniel Ferretti, Scott Holmes Dunham
  • Patent number: 11279264
    Abstract: Vehicle seat having a backrest part and a backrest base part, a seat part and a seat base part, wherein the seat part is displaceable with respect to the seat base part and wherein the backrest part is rotatably connected to the backrest base part, the backrest base part and the seat base part being connected to one another by means of a lever assembly, wherein the lever assembly has a first lever element which is rotatably connected to the backrest and the seat base part, and a second lever element, which comprises a first lever element part and a second lever element part, wherein the first lever element part is rotatably connected to the backrest base part and the second lever element part, and the second lever element part is rotatably connected to the first lever element part and an adjustment device, wherein the adjustment device is rotatably connected to the seat base part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Erwin Haller
  • Patent number: 11272788
    Abstract: A method is provided for enhancing comfort of a seat with a hip/thigh support and a back support. The method includes providing a seating pad assembly with a foam cushion made at least partly of a viscoelastic foam and having a cover formed from a dimensionally stable non-stretch material. An upper area of the seating pad assembly is attached to an upper area of the seat back. Pelvic and upper back areas of a person sitting on the seat deform the viscoelastic foam sufficiently to provide a comfortable support and to define anchors for the seating pad assembly. The non-stretch cover extends between those anchors for effectively supporting and cradling the lumbar back area of the person in the seat above and forward of the corner between the seat back and the hip/thigh support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Comfort Concepts LLC
    Inventor: Richard M. Leeds
  • Patent number: 11247589
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a chamber in which at least a seat-front-surface side is covered with a pad and which circulates the air blown from a front surface of a seat through the pad; a fan configured to send air into the chamber; and a support body which supports the chamber so as to be able to sink in an acting direction of a load applied to the surface of the seat. The chamber includes a first region and a second region, and the first region and the second region are configured to allow subduction of the chamber independently of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Arata, Takumi Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 11247588
    Abstract: A newborn insert for a child safety seat may include an accommodation region for a child, and an energy-transferring element. The energy-transferring element may include an inherently stable component, and may be arranged laterally at the accommodation region such that the energy-transferring element is positioned at the child's shoulder height when the child is placed in the accommodation region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: BRITAX RÖMER KINDERSICHERHEIT GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Kaiser
  • Patent number: 11241985
    Abstract: A vehicle seat according to the present invention includes: a seat back frame constituting a framework of a seat back; a blower disposed in the seat back; a bracket to which the blower is fixed; and a cover member provided on the rear side of the seat back frame. Herein, the bracket is fixed to the cover member with the seat back frame being held between the bracket and the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Okimura, Tatsumi Konno, Wataru Nishii, Yuji Nakano, Hiroshi Izawa, Hiromi Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 11241983
    Abstract: A child restraint system for securely carrying an infant in a vehicle, said child restraint system comprising a rigid shell that is concave of an inner side and which may be attached to a seat of a vehicle, to provide a unitary element that serves as both seat and back for supporting the infant, and a harness for holding the infant within the concave side of the shell; the unitary element comprising two parts that are hinged together so that the shell folds along a center line running through the rigid shell, each part comprising at least two panels, such that each panel is attachable to adjacent panels to form the rigid shell, or disconnectable from the adjacent panels so that the child restraint system is compactable into a substantially flattened configuration for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: CARFOLDIO LTD.
    Inventor: Jon Sumroy
  • Patent number: 11241978
    Abstract: Seat assemblies are provided which include a seat base structure, a seat cushion supported by the seat base structure and at least a lateral outboard seat lip positioned relative to the seat cushion so as to assist a passenger during seat entry and exit. The lateral outboard seat lip is preferably attached relative to the seat cushion for manual movements between an extended position wherein the outboard seat lip extends outwardly thereby increasing effective surface area of the seat cushion and a deflected position wherein the outboard seat lip extends upwardly or downwardly relative to the seat cushion so as to thereby decrease the effective surface area of the seat cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: EMBRAER S.A.
    Inventors: Valdair Nadiel Da Silva, Paula Azevedo Macedo, Flavia Renata Dantas Alves Silva Ciaccia, Rodrigo Takashi Lourenco Kawasaki, Leonardo Marindo De Souza, Julio Cesar Graves
  • Patent number: 11225176
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat that can switch the state of a seat main body which includes a seat back and a seat cushion between a seatable state in which the seat back is erected to a car body floor to allow a seated occupant on the seat cushion and a storage state in which the seat back tilts down to the car body floor and the seat cushion is disposed between the seat back and the car body floor, the vehicle seat is provided with a guide part that contacts the lower portion of the seat cushion and supports the seat cushion when the seat state is in the seatable state, that slidably contacts a part of the seat main body in the transition of the state to the storage state, and that thus guides the movement of the seat back and the seat cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masao Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11208014
    Abstract: A support base for a child safety seat includes a shell, a belt clamp, a latching mechanism and a belt retaining structure. The shell is adapted to receive a child seat thereon, and has a panel at an end thereof. The belt clamp is pivotally connected with the shell and is disposed adjacent to the panel, the panel rising above the belt clamp, the belt clamp being operable to clamp a lap belt portion of a vehicle safety belt adjacent to a surface of the shell. The latching mechanism is operable to lock the belt clamp in a clamping state. The belt retaining structure is provided on the panel, and is configured to hold a shoulder belt portion of a vehicle safety belt adjacent to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Robert Scott Anderson, Curtis M. Hartenstine, Patrick J. G. Bowers
  • Patent number: 11197550
    Abstract: A connector comprises a body, a first connection part, and a second connection part. The first connection part and the second connection part are respectively disposed at two adjacent side surfaces of the body of the connector. The first connection part and a horizontal rod are engaged, the second connection part and a vertical rod are engaged, to form a detachable connection between the horizontal rod and the vertical rod with the connector. Without dealing with an over edging operation of a boundary and a corner of the frame, the rattan pieces are directly connected to the horizontal rod or the vertical rod, to perform the weaving of the chair back, which greatly reduces the difficulty of weaving. The first side surface is a step shaped surface, which reduces the difficulty of the engaged connection between the first connection part and the horizontal rod. The connector is a one-piece structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Zhejiang Yotrio Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tao Zheng, Jianqiang Xie
  • Patent number: 11192473
    Abstract: A vehicle-seat-recliner assembly may include first and second recliner hearts, a release handle, a cross-member, a handle pin, a handle-travel-limiter, and a reinforcement member. The release handle is connected with the first recliner heart and is rotatable relative to the brackets to move the first recliner heart between locked and unlocked states. The cross-member is connected to the recliner hearts and transmits torque from the release handle to the second recliner heart to move the recliner hearts between the locked and unlocked states. The handle pin engages the release handle. The handle-travel-limiter may include a flange portion and a shaft portion. The shaft portion may include an aperture configured to receive the cross-member. The flange portion extends radially outward from the shaft portion. The handle pin engages the handle-travel-limiter. The reinforcement member may be fixed to the handle-travel-limiter and the handle pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: FISHER & COMPANY, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ralph L. Schmitz, Sapan M. Poptani, Christopher J. Ryan
  • Patent number: 11186205
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle seat for motor vehicles comprising an adjustment device for a backrest head adjustment, the motor vehicle seat having a backrest, which has a backrest frame as the first component of the backrest head adjustment and a backrest head as the second component of the backrest head adjustment, and an actuator. The backrest head is pivotably connected to the backrest frame and the actuator has a driving element and a movable element, the actuator being connected to the backrest frame and the backrest head and it being possible to carry out a linear movement by means of the actuator. The driving element of the actuator is rigidly connected to the backrest frame or backrest head and the movable element of the actuator has a guide element which engages in a guide arranged on the backrest frame or backrest head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Faurecia Autositze GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Römer
  • Patent number: 11186210
    Abstract: A seat cushion S1 of a vehicle seat S includes: a pad member 10 including a base pad 11 and an intermediate pad 12 overlapped on the base pad 11; a fan 31 provided so that air passes through the pad member 10; air passage holes 11h and 12h respectively formed in the base pad 11 and the intermediate pad 12; and a pull-in hole provided at a position different from the air passage hole 12h in the intermediate pad 12 and a position of the intermediate pad 12 with respect to the base pad 11 is held in such a manner that a skin pull-in trim cord enters the pull-in hole while the intermediate pad 12 is overlapped on the base pad 11 so that the air passage holes 11h and 12h communicate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryuzaburo Abe
  • Patent number: 11173812
    Abstract: An insert for repositioning at least one of the harness straps of a child safety seat in order to accommodate an occupant smaller than the harness is configured to accommodate, wherein the insert is adapted to locate between the child safety seat and the occupant and includes a pair of waist strap guides, each waist strap guide configured to allow a waist strap of the harness to extend through and exit the waist strap guide at a position narrower than where the waist strap exits the child safety seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: BRITAX CHILDCARE PTY LTD
    Inventor: Wieslaw Maciejczyk
  • Patent number: 11174893
    Abstract: A release handle operable to modify a configurable furniture system of a boat is provided. The release handle includes a grip portion configured to be grasped by a user to rotate the release handle and a pivot portion coupled to the grip portion and including a first pivot point and a second pivot point. Both rotation about the first pivot point in a first direction and rotation about the second pivot point in a second direction operate to disengage a locking device and permit a modification of the configurable furniture system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel S. Freer, John E. Barbier, Charles D. Foss
  • Patent number: 11173813
    Abstract: A vehicle seat is provided with a wire that, in the event of a vehicle frontal collision, enables a pulling load applied by a vehicle occupant to a webbing to be transmitted between a cushion frame of a seat cushion and a movable rail of a sliding device. One end portion of the wire is anchored to a first anchoring member of the movable rail, while another end portion of the wire is anchored to a second anchoring member of the cushion frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Makoto Sekizuka