Patents by Inventor Klaus Hassler

Klaus Hassler has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8641141
    Abstract: A vehicle seat (1), in particular commercial vehicle seat, is provided with a framework, in particular scissors-type framework (3), a seat frame (10) which is articulated thereon via a pivot axis (B), and a backrest (20) which is attached to the seat frame (10) and by means of which a torque acts about the pivot axis (B) on the seat frame (10) in the event of a crash or misuse. The framework (3) has a first catch element (31) and the seat frame (10) has a second catch element (32) which normally do not interact. In the event of a crash or misuse, the catch elements approach each other and then interact creating a further path for the force flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: KEIPER GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Hassler, RĂ¼diger Nissen, Thorsten Schweizer, Thomas Gundall, Harald Klein, Thomas Weber
  • Publication number: 20100140991
    Abstract: A vehicle seat (1), in particular commercial vehicle seat, is provided with a framework, in particular scissors-type framework (3), a seat frame (10) which is articulated thereon via a pivot axis (B), and a backrest (20) which is attached to the seat frame (10) and by means of which a torque acts about the pivot axis (B) on the seat frame (10) in the event of a crash or misuse. The framework (3) has a first catch element (31) and the seat frame (10) has a second catch element (32) which normally do not interact. In the event of a crash or misuse, the catch elements approach each other and then interact creating a further path for the force flux.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Klaus Hassler, RĂ¼diger Nissen, Thorsten Schweizer, Thomas Gundall, Harald Klein, Thomas Weber
  • Patent number: 7497517
    Abstract: Vehicle seat, in particular a motor vehicle seat, with a seat part (3) that is linked to a support via a cushion-four-joint (42), a backrest that can be tilted and locked by at least one fitting and which is linked to the cushion-four-joint (42) through a link-four-joint (48), in which a linking member (41) is a common component of both four-joints (42, 48), wherein the vehicle seat at a minimum can be converted from at least one in-use position that is suited for passenger transport, to a folded together, not-in-use position, and between the seat part (3) and the support an additional securing device with leeway (53) is provided in the in-use position, wherein the leeway (53) defines the mobility of the cushion-four-joint (42) in the case of a crash and during a forward tilt adjustment of the backrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Keiper GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Gundall, Andreas Closset, Klaus Hassler
  • Publication number: 20070145807
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat (1), in particular a motor vehicle that is for a rear installation and includes a seat cushion support (3) that is constructed from multiple components (41, 43, 45) that are connected with each other, the seat cushion support (3) contains in the direction (y) transverse to the seat an adjustable width in which at least two of its components (41, 43) can be connected to each other in different relative positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas Gundall, Andreas Closset, Klaus Hassler
  • Publication number: 20070138847
    Abstract: Vehicle seat, in particular a motor vehicle seat, with a seat part (3) that is linked to a support via a cushion-four-joint (42), a backrest that can be tilted and locked by at least one fitting and which is linked to the cushion-four-joint (42) through a link-four-joint (48), in which a linking member (41) is a common component of both four-joints (42, 48), wherein the vehicle seat at a minimum can be converted from at least one in-use position that is suited for passenger transport, to a folded together, not-in-use position, and between the seat part (3) and the support an additional securing device with leeway (53) is provided in the in-use position, wherein the leeway (53) defines the mobility of the cushion-four-joint (42) in the case of a crash and during a forward tilt adjustment of the backrest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas Gundall, Andreas Closset, Klaus Hassler
  • Publication number: 20060214492
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat, in particular a motor vehicle seat having a backrest and at least one headrest rod (10) that is slidingly guided relative to the backrest and is locked in an in-use position and can be unlocked by actuating at least one actuation element (21, 23), and also having at least one headrest (6) mounted on the headrest rod (10), the headrest being adjustable in height and removable by sliding the headrest rod (10), two different actuation elements (21, 23) or two different methods of actuating the actuation element are provided for the adjustment and removal processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Inventors: Klaus Hassler, Rudiger Nissen, Tobias Schonmehl, Thomas Gundall
  • Publication number: 20060186721
    Abstract: A reclinable vehicle seat, which is freely adjustable between an upright sitting position and a reclined resting position, has a backrest with an adjustable inclination, a seat cushion with adjustable sitting depth and a lower leg rest. In order to obtain a support which is as comfortable as possible and a compact design, the inclination of the seat cushion is adjustable by an inclination adjuster, and the seat cushion has a continuous seat upholstered element which upholsters the seat cushion and the lower leg rest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2003
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: Gerhard Flory, Hans Edrich, Gunter Franzman, Klaus Hassler, Heiko Utsch, Andreas Weingart
  • Publication number: 20050173963
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle seat (1) having an automatically displaceable lower leg support (3). The lower leg support can be displaced in an automatically driven fashion between a stowaway position and a position of use. In order to obtain a compact design of the vehicle seat and a high degree of protection against impact operation, the lower leg support (3) has a sensor (6, 61, 62) which is connected to a control device (52) of the drive (5). The sensor (6) is designed to detect an obstacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2003
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Hans Edrich, Gerhard Flory, Thomas Gundall, Klaus Hassler
  • Publication number: 20050173948
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a lower leg support fastened pivotably to a seat cushion. The lower leg support may be moved in an infinitely variable manner between a stowaway position and a position of use and may be fixed in a freely selectable position. To provide reliability against incorrect operation, the lower leg support includes an overload safeguard which releases the fixation of the lower leg support in the event of overload, thereby allowing it to give way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2003
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Boehmer, Gerhard Flory, Hermann Gaus, Thomas Geisel, Thomas Gundall, Klaus Hassler, Christoph Jung, Rainer Leucht, Andreas Pieper, Thomas Weber, Boris Willems
  • Patent number: 6773074
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a lower-leg support, transferable from a stowed position into a utilization position, and a footrest. To achieve comfortable support with easy operation, the footrest has a footplate that may be folded out and that is located in the stowed position approximately parallel, and in the utilization position approximately perpendicular, to the lower-leg support, and coacts with an energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Flory, Guenter Franzmann, Hermann Gaus, Thomas Geisel, Klaus Hassler, Christoph Jung, Rainer Leucht, Heiko Utsch, Erik Weber, Norman Windham
  • Publication number: 20030209933
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a lower-leg support, transferable from a stowed position into a utilization position, and a footrest. To achieve comfortable support with easy operation, the footrest has a footplate that may be folded out and that is located in the stowed position approximately parallel, and in the utilization position approximately perpendicular, to the lower-leg support, and coacts with an energy storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Inventors: Gerhard Flory, Guenter Franzmann, Hermann Gaus, Thomas Geisel, Klaus Hassler, Christoph Jung, Rainer Leucht, Heiko Utsch, Erik Weber, Norman Windham