Patents by Inventor Masanori Karita

Masanori Karita 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: 5456518
    Abstract: A seating system capable of being put into a variety of configurations which include wheelchair locations. The seating arrangement is made up of two-chair and three-chair units in which at least one fixed chair is included within each unit. Stowable chairs are attached by hinges to the fixed chairs and can be moved from stowed positions behind the fixed chairs to use positions between the fixed chairs. Latches are used to hold the stowable and fixed chairs in a row while in their use positions. Hinges allow planar horizontal rotation of the stowable chairs to their stowed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1995
    Assignee: Interkal, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Kemppainen, Kristen M. Sigourney, Melvin J. Guiles, Masanori Karita