Patents Examined by Tania Abraham
  • Patent number: 10435157
    Abstract: Described are headrests with integrated entertainment systems. The headrest includes a shell that is coupled to a seat through a headrest mount that has at least one degree of freedom of movement. The headrest shell also supports a visor with at least one side arm and a display span that may rotate between stowed and deployed positions. A neutral position mechanism supports the headrest in a neutral position and provides resistance to movement between the headrest and the passenger seat. The attachment of the visor to the headrest shell may also include an adjustment slot to allow fore and aft translation of the visor with respect to the headrest shell. The fore and aft translation of the visor allows for positioning the visor at different focal lengths, and provides extra clearance for the visor as it moves between stowed and deployed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Safran Seats USA LLC
    Inventors: Kenzie van der Klooster, Michael Parker
  • Patent number: 10427794
    Abstract: An aircraft divan includes a lateral bracket connecting between front and rear legs with lateral bracket front and rear ends, a first track defined by the lateral bracket between the lateral bracket front and rear ends, an upright, having upright top and bottom ends, a second track defined by the upright between the upright top and bottom ends, a seat pan having seat pan front and rear ends, the seat pan being slidingly connected to the first track adjacent to the seat pan rear end, and a backrest having backrest top and bottom ends, the backrest being slidingly connected to the second track adjacent to the backrest top end. The seat pan rear end is pivotably connected to the backrest adjacent to the backrest bottom end such that movement of the seat pan is transmitted to the backrest so as to move together between upright and berth positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER INC.
    Inventor: Philippe Andre Eugene Erhel
  • Patent number: 10413085
    Abstract: An adjusting mechanism includes a first engaging component, a second engaging component and a third engaging component is applied to a child carrier including a supporting component and a seating component. The first engaging component is detachably disposed on the supporting component. The second engaging component is disposed on the seating component. The third engaging component is movably located between the first engaging component and the second engaging component in a switchable manner. The second engaging component drives the third engaging component to move between a first position and a second position. The third engaging component moves to the first position to engage with the first engaging component so as to constrain relative movement between the seating component and the supporting component. The third engaging component moves to the second position to be separated from the first engaging component and the seating component can rotate relative to the supporting component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventor: Robert E. Haut
  • Patent number: 10413072
    Abstract: A height-adjustable armrest for a chair, in particular an office chair, has an arm support, which is retained by an armrest holder. The armrest holder is pivotable and a pivoting causes the armrest to be adjusted in height. An arresting device fixes the armrest holder in a height position. The arresting device is arranged at the upper, alterable-height end of the armrest holder and has a linearly movable latching element. The latching element is connected via a guide element to the armrest holder such that each pivoting movement of the armrest holder induces a linear movement of the latching element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BOCK 1 GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Hermann Bock
  • Patent number: 10414310
    Abstract: In the case of a seat with an armrest on an automobile, an armrest lock mechanism may be released by, for example, the gravitational acceleration (G) in the event of vehicle collision. Accordingly, it is necessary to provide an anti-G spring for biasing to prevent the lock mechanism from being easily released. The purpose of the present invention is to provide an armrest unlocking device that enables a decrease in size of the anti-G spring. In order to solve the problem, provided is an armrest unlocking device in gear, the device operating such that the locking of the lock gear and the sector gear can be released by operating a lever link bracket so as to raise the lock gear, wherein the lock gear has a center of rotation thereof aligned with the position of the center of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nozaki, Masaaki Honda
  • Patent number: 10406957
    Abstract: A head restraint for a seating assembly of a vehicle comprising: an exterior surface; one or more interior wall surfaces disposed beneath the exterior surface forming an internal receptacle; an opening into the internal receptacle; the internal receptacle comprising a bottom; and the one or more interior wall surfaces are configured to prevent an object resting on the bottom from falling out of the internal receptacle through the opening during normal use of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Dean M Jaradi, Scott Holmes Dunham
  • Patent number: 10406952
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat, a seat back frame includes a support hole disposed at an upper part thereof and a support portion disposed at a lower part thereof, the support hole extending through the seat back frame in such a direction as to connect an upper side and a lower side thereof. A pressure-receiving member comprises a pressure-receiving member main body, an upper restriction portion, and a lower hook portion. The upper restriction portion is inserted in the support hole, thereby restricting a position of an upper part of the pressure-receiving member in front-rear and lateral directions. The lower hook portion includes a first portion extending from the lower part of the pressure-receiving member main body and protruding rearward over an upper side of the support portion, and a second portion extending from a rear end of the first portion and lying along a rear side of the support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigekazu Otake
  • Patent number: 10399625
    Abstract: A bicycle having a saddle installed in a saddle support. The bicycle includes: a tilt adjusting part which can adjust the tilt angle of the saddle with respect to the saddle support by raising or lower the rear part of the saddle in a state in which the bicycle is driven or stopped. The tilt adjusting part includes: a latch which connects the saddle support to a saddle coupling part and has multiple latch grooves at uniform intervals; and a stopper which is formed in the saddle support to control the rotation and fixation of the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Soung Man Hwang
  • Patent number: 10368651
    Abstract: A balance and stability system for use by an individual who is required to maintain a standing position for a prolonged period includes a balance reference and support pad positioned to contact the individual at their shins while standing at a work station, which balance and support pad is mounted on a support structure including an elongate support arm such that the pad is at the proper vertical and horizontal location to provide a balance point of contact with the individual's shins and, yet, a completely open space is provided between the pad and the floor to thereby allow for free movement of the individual's feet forward, backward, and side-to-side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Catherine DeNardo Sitek, Gerald Thomas Sitek
  • Patent number: 10363849
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a vehicle seat including: a seat cushion frame that forms a frame of a seat cushion to support buttocks and thighs of a seated occupant; a center section spring that spans along a seat front-rear direction of the seat cushion frame at a center section in a seat width direction; and two end section springs, disposed at a same position in a seat up-down direction as the center section spring in a seat side view, that span along the seat front-rear direction of the seat cushion frame at two end sections in the seat width direction, and that are set with a higher spring constant than the center section spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Gen Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10365071
    Abstract: An anti-ballistic chair having a chair frame, a seat member secured to the frame, the seat member having an anti-ballistic core portion, and a back support section secured to the frame, the back support member having an anti-ballistic core portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SHIELDPRO, LLC
    Inventors: Fred E. Peters, Jens Wemhoener
  • Patent number: 10328829
    Abstract: A vehicle seat is provided, in at least one embodiment, comprising a seatback comprising a cushion having a first hardness, and a pneumatic thoracic support structure positioned adjacent the cushion. In at least one embodiment, the pneumatic thoracic support structure comprises a first bladder selectively inflatable to provide a first area having a second hardness higher than the first hardness, with the first area being disposed along a thoracic region of a user's spine when a user is seated in the seat to provide support to at least a portion of the thoracic region of the user's spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashford Allen Galbreath, Terry O'Bannon, Jennifer Badgley, Asad S. Ali, Gerald Steven Locke, Thomas S. Hicks, Mark Weaver, Winsen C. Zouzal, Richard L. Harbaugh
  • Patent number: 10327565
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high chair for children convertible into a booster seat comprising an upper part and a base, the upper part having a seating surface adapted for engagement with a corresponding bearing surface of the base, lateral armrest sides, a backrest whose perimeter boundary extends from one lateral side to the other, as well as a backrest extension extending in cantilever fashion from the perimeter boundary of the backrest. The backrest extension consists of a body separate from the backrest and comprises members for removable connection to the perimeter boundary of the backrest. When the backrest extension is removed, the upper part of the high chair is used as a booster seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ARTSANA S.P.A.
    Inventors: David Sozzo, Giuseppe Mascarella
  • Patent number: 10292502
    Abstract: A foldable chair includes a seat panel having a first end portion and a second end portion, a pivotable support having a first end portion and a second end portion, the first end portion of the pivotable support pivotally connected to the first end portion of the seat panel, and a variable resistance support assembly pivotally coupled to the second end portion of the seat panel for selectively raising and lowering the seat panel. The variable resistance support assembly can include a housing, with a first spring and a second spring stored therein. The first spring can have a first pressure load and the second spring can have a second pressure load that is less than the first pressure load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Omar Emad Hamid
  • Patent number: 10278506
    Abstract: A folding chair with armrests includes a chair frame which includes a left crossed tube structure consisting of a first left crossing tube and a second left crossing tube crossed with and hinged to each other, and a right crossed tube structure consisting of a first right crossing tube and a second right crossing tube crossed with and hinged to each other. The chair frame further includes two backrest tubes, two armrest tubes and two armrest support tubes, lower ends of the two backrest tubes are respectively hinged to the first left crossing tube and the first right crossing tube, two backrest sliders are respectively sleeved on middle portions of the two backrest tubes, and the two backrest sliders are respectively hinged to the second left crossing tube and the second right crossing tube, and one end of each armrest tube is hinged to a respective backrest tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TOPSUN CREATIVE DESIGN
    Inventor: Baoqing Yang
  • Patent number: 10279723
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a child restraint includes a juvenile seat and a child-restraint harness coupled to the juvenile seat. The juvenile seat includes a seat bottom and a seat back extending upwardly from the seat bottom. The juvenile seat further includes a cupholder coupled to the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul D Gaudreau, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10279913
    Abstract: Described is a breakover mechanism for a passenger seat that includes a frame member with a rear portion attached to two opposing sides of a seat back of the passenger seat wherein the frame member is at least partially disposed under a seat pan of the passenger seat, at least one moving portion attached to a forward portion of the frame member, a carriage portion fixedly attached to the seat pan; and a single point mechanism attached to the carriage portion. Once a threshold loading condition occurs, the single point mechanism changes states to facilitate movement of the moving portion relative to the carriage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Safran Seats USA LLC
    Inventors: Girish J. Malligere, Nahum Madrid, Michael T. Murray, Michael Willey
  • Patent number: 10272803
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a seat recliner for a vehicle. The seat recliner includes: a lower plate; a rotary flange that has a ring shape, is fitted around the lower plate to relatively rotate to the lower plate, and has inner teeth around the inner side of the rotary flange; locking gears that are disposed on the top of the lower plate, have outer teeth at an end, and engage with inner teeth of the rotary flange when moving forward; locking guides that are disposed between the locking gears and guide the locking gears moving forward and backward; and an upper plate that covers the locking gears and the locking guides, rotates relative to the rotary flange. In particular, a bottom of the locking guides is fixed to the top of the lower plate, and a bottom of the upper plate is fixed to the top of the locking guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: HYUNDAI DYMOS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Soo Young Chae
  • Patent number: 10264881
    Abstract: Furniture pieces are disclosed. A furniture piece includes a body, a non-flat base surface, a seat surface, a back protrusion, a pair of opposed side surfaces, and apertures. The non-flat base surface is positioned on a first side of the body, and the seat surface is positioned on a second side of the body opposite the first side. The back protrusion extends outward from the second side of the body adjacent the seat surface. The pair of opposed side surfaces are positioned on opposite sides of the body extending between the first and second sides. Apertures are defined in each of the side surfaces. Each aperture has an upper surface facing in a direction opposite the seat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Viggi Corp.
    Inventor: Sandra Turner
  • Patent number: 10266073
    Abstract: A seat base for a seating assembly includes a thigh-extension plate and an extension track engaged with the thigh-extension plate. A thigh-extension slider engages with the extension track. A plurality of stabilizer tabs are integrally formed with the thigh-extension slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Carol Casey, Rodney Charles Brinker