Patents by Inventor Norman Windham

Norman Windham 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).

  • Publication number: 20210094453
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a first seatback and a second seatback. The first seatback may include a first seatback upper portion and a first seatback lower portion. The second seatback may include a second seatback upper portion and a second seatback lower portion. The seat assembly may further include an intermediate back section including an intermediate upper portion and an intermediate lower portion. The first seatback lower portion and the second seatback lower portion may be arranged on opposite sides of the intermediate lower portion. The seat assembly may also include a carrier frame to which the first seatback upper portion, the second seatback upper portion, and the intermediate upper portion may be connected. At least one of the first seatback upper portion, the second seatback lower portion, and the intermediate upper portion may be adjustably connected to the carrier frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Carsten Schroeder, Bernd Rager, Norman Windham, Ingo Riede
  • Patent number: 10661691
    Abstract: A seat assembly is provided with a seat back support member with a primary substrate received upon an upper cross member and a pair of side members of a seat back frame to support a back of an occupant. A pair of receptacles is formed through the primary substrate to receive a pair of posts that extend from the upper cross member of the seat back frame. A secondary substrate extends from the primary substrate to support a head of the occupant. A method of assembling a seat assembly determines whether the seat assembly comprises one of an adjustable head restraint assembly and an integrated head restraint. The adjustable head restraint assembly is assembled upon the pair of posts in response or a seat back support member with a pair of apertures formed therethrough is assembled upon the upper cross member with the pair of posts received in the pair of apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventor: Norman Windham
  • Publication number: 20180043808
    Abstract: A seat assembly is provided with a seat back support member with a primary substrate received upon an upper cross member and a pair of side members of a seat back frame to support a back of an occupant. A pair of receptacles is formed through the primary substrate to receive a pair of posts that extend from the upper cross member of the seat back frame. A secondary substrate extends from the primary substrate to support a head of the occupant. A method of assembling a seat assembly determines whether the seat assembly comprises one of an adjustable head restraint assembly and an integrated head restraint. The adjustable head restraint assembly is assembled upon the pair of posts in response or a seat back support member with a pair of apertures formed therethrough is assembled upon the upper cross member with the pair of posts received in the pair of apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Lear Corporation
    Inventor: Norman WINDHAM
  • 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