Patents by Inventor Omar D. Tame

Omar D. Tame 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: 10675998
    Abstract: A seat is provided in which a seat cushion is pivotally coupled to a seat back by a recliner assembly. The recliner assembly is selectively operable between a locked condition preventing pivotal movement of the seat back and an unlocked condition allowing pivotal movement of the seat back. A riser assembly supports the seat assembly above a floor, such as the floor of a vehicle, and is configured for actuation and movement of the seat assembly between a generally upright seating position, a pitched easy entry position tilted forwardly and downwardly towards the floor to allow easier ingress and egress behind the seat, and a stowed position recessed within a compartment below the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Magna Seating Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan A. Jensen, Prasad D. Jagtap, Alan Proulx, Timothy Jon Brush, Senthil Kumar Chinnadurai, Abhishek Kedia, Umesh Prakash Handigol, Jeffrey P. Carroll, Lyle Dadd, Omar D. Tame, Robert Thomas Coffey, Avery Folk, Ravindra Thamake
  • Publication number: 20200108737
    Abstract: A long rail assembly attached to a vehicle floor for repositioning vehicle seats in a vehicle between a plurality of seating positions. The long rail assembly includes a fixed long rail having a C-shaped cross-section in profile and an elongated opening in a side wall of the long rail, a power rail drive module configured to travel along an interior of the long rail and having at least one striker extending laterally away from the rail drive module through the elongated opening in the side wall of the long rail, and a vehicle seat having at least one leg releasably coupled to the at least one striker by a seat latch assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: David M. Runde, Omar D. Tame
  • Publication number: 20190337426
    Abstract: A seat is provided in which a seat cushion is pivotally coupled to a seat back by a recliner assembly. The recliner assembly is selectively operable between a locked condition preventing pivotal movement of the seat back and an unlocked condition allowing pivotal movement of the seat back. A riser assembly supports the seat assembly above a floor, such as the floor of a vehicle, and is configured for actuation and movement of the seat assembly between a generally upright seating position, a pitched easy entry position tilted forwardly and downwardly towards the floor to allow easier ingress and egress behind the seat, and a stowed position recessed within a compartment below the floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Nathan A. Jensen, Prasad D. Jagtap, Alan Proulx, Timothy Jon Brush, Senthil Kumar Chinnadural, Abhishek Kedia, Umesh Prakash Handigol, Jeffrey P. Carroll, Lyle Dadd, Omar D. Tame, Robert Thomas Coffey, Avery Folk, Ravindra Thamake
  • Patent number: 10406956
    Abstract: A seat assembly is provided for supporting in an automotive vehicle. The seat assembly comprises a seat cushion and a seat back pivotally coupled to the seat cushion for movement between a reclined seating position and a fold flat position. A recliner assembly is coupled between the seat back and the seat cushion to provide pivotal movement of the seat back. A riser assembly is pivotally coupled to the seat cushion and pivotally latched to the floor to allow pivotal movement of the seat cushion between a horizontal seating position and a forwardly upright tumbled position. A release mechanism is coupled between the seat back and the riser assembly for automatically synchronizing actuation of the recliner assembly and the riser assembly to provide movement of the seat assembly to the tumbled position in response to the pivotal movement of the seat back to the fold flat position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Magna Seating Inc
    Inventors: David A White, Prasad D Jagtap, Alan Proulx, Timothy J Brush, Jeffrey P Carroll, Omar D Tame, Robert T Coffey, Rabindranath Persad, Douglas A Dingel, Nelson E Hurst, Jerzy Dziedzic, Lei Cao, Brian Adwell
  • Patent number: 10336222
    Abstract: A seat is provided in which a seat cushion is pivotally coupled to a seat back by a recliner assembly. The recliner assembly is selectively operable between a locked condition preventing pivotal movement of the seat back and an unlocked condition allowing pivotal movement of the seat back. A riser assembly supports the seat assembly above a floor, such as the floor of a vehicle, and is configured for actuation and movement of the seat assembly between a generally upright seating position, a pitched easy entry position tilted forwardly and downwardly towards the floor to allow easier ingress and egress behind the seat, and a stowed position recessed within a compartment below the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Magna Seating Inc
    Inventors: Nathan A. Jensen, Prasad D. Jagtap, Alan Proulx, Timothy Jon Brush, Senthil Kumar Chinnadurai, Abhishek Kedia, Umesh Prakash Handigol, Jeffrey P. Carroll, Lyle Dadd, Omar D. Tame, Robert Thomas Coffey, Avery Folk, Ravindra Thamake
  • Patent number: 10286814
    Abstract: A seat assembly for an automotive vehicle comprising a seat cushion and a seat back for pivotal movement between an upright seating position and a forwardly dumped position. A recliner mechanism is operatively coupled between the seat cushion and the seat back for selective actuation between a locked and unlocked condition allowing the pivotal movement of the seat back. A seat track assembly is coupled to the seat cushion for selective actuation between a locked and unlocked condition allowing fore and aft sliding movement of the seat assembly between a passenger comfort position and a full forward position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Magna Seating Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Ploch, Omar D Tame
  • Patent number: 9919622
    Abstract: A seat track assembly includes a latch mechanism operable to allow movement of a movable track relative to a fixed track between a plurality of positions. A memory mechanism is operable between a home position, coupled with the movable track, and a memory position, coupled with the fixed track, to define a selected position. Actuation of the memory mechanism to the memory position unlocks the latch mechanism to allow movement of the movable track in a first direction away from the selected position to an easy-entry position. In response to movement of the movable track in a second direction from the easy-entry position, the memory mechanism blocks the movable track at the selected position, allowing the latch mechanism to lock and the memory mechanism to return to the home position. The latch mechanism operates independently to unlock the latch mechanism when the memory mechanism is in the home position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Magna Seating Inc.
    Inventors: Omar D Tame, Ameya Gupte, Macit Aktas, Jeffrey P Carroll
  • Publication number: 20170368966
    Abstract: A seat is provided in which a seat cushion is pivotally coupled to a seat back by a recliner assembly. The recliner assembly is selectively operable between a locked condition preventing pivotal movement of the seat back and an unlocked condition allowing pivotal movement of the seat back. A riser assembly supports the seat assembly above a floor, such as the floor of a vehicle, and is configured for actuation and movement of the seat assembly between a generally upright seating position, a pitched easy entry position tilted forwardly and downwardly towards the floor to allow easier ingress and egress behind the seat, and a stowed position recessed within a compartment below the floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Nathan A. Jensen, Prasad D. Jagtap, Alan Proulx, Timothy Jon Brush, Senthil Kumar Chinnadurai, Abhishek Kedia, Umesh Prakash Handigol, Jeffrey P. Carroll, Lyle Dadd, Omar D. Tame, Robert Thomas Coffey, Avery Folk, Ravindra Thamake
  • Patent number: 9701223
    Abstract: A disc recliner comprises a fixed guide plate coupled to a rotatable tooth plate. Pawls are movable between a first position interlocking the guide plate and tooth plate in a locked condition and a second position disengaged from the tooth plate in an unlocked condition to allow pivotal movement therebetween. A shaft extends through the guide plate and the tooth plate and a cam is fixedly mounted on the shaft for engagement with the pawls. A drive nut is fixedly mounted to the guide plate for rotation therewith. A drive screw is fixedly mounted to the shaft and matingly engaged with the drive nut wherein rotation of the shaft rotates the drive screw and the drive nut causes lateral movement of the shaft and cam along an axis to drive the pawls between the first and second positions thereby actuating the disc recliner between a locked and unlocked conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Magna Seating Inc
    Inventors: Omar D Tame, Macit Aktas
  • Publication number: 20170166092
    Abstract: A seat assembly for an automotive vehicle comprising a seat cushion and a seat back for pivotal movement between an upright seating position and a forwardly dumped position. A recliner mechanism is operatively coupled between the seat cushion and the seat back for selective actuation between a locked and unlocked condition allowing the pivotal movement of the seat back. A seat track assembly is coupled to the seat cushion for selective actuation between a locked and unlocked condition allowing fore and aft sliding movement of the seat assembly between a passenger comfort position and a full forward position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Steven Ploch, Omar D. Tame
  • Patent number: 9428085
    Abstract: A disc recliner for a seat assembly includes a fixed plate secured to a seat cushion and a rotatable plate secured to a seat back. Each of the fixed and rotatable plates has a plurality of teeth, the number of teeth not being equal. A flex spline has a plurality of teeth, the number of teeth being equal to the number of teeth on the fixed plate. A wave generator causes a portion of the teeth on the flex spline to meshingly engage with the teeth on the fixed and rotatable plates. Rotation of the wave generator causes the teeth on the flex spline which meshingly engage with the teeth on the fixed and rotatable plates to change, thereby causing the rotatable plate to rotate relative to the fixed plate, which in turn causes the seat back to pivot relative to the seat cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Magna Seating Inc
    Inventors: Randolph P Villarroel, Xiao J Wei, Omar D Tame
  • Publication number: 20160207426
    Abstract: A disc recliner for a seat assembly includes a fixed plate secured to a seat cushion and a rotatable plate secured to a seat back. Each of the fixed and rotatable plates has a plurality of teeth, the number of teeth not being equal. A flex spline has a plurality of teeth, the number of teeth being equal to the number of teeth on the fixed plate. A wave generator causes a portion of the teeth on the flex spline to meshingly engage with the teeth on the fixed and rotatable plates. Rotation of the wave generator causes the teeth on the flex spline which meshingly engage with the teeth on the fixed and rotatable plates to change, thereby causing the rotatable plate to rotate relative to the fixed plate, which in turn causes the seat back to pivot relative to the seat cushion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Randolph P. Villarroel, Xiao J. Wei, Omar D. Tame
  • Patent number: 9376036
    Abstract: A disc recliner for a seat assembly includes a guide plate and a tooth plate rotatably coupled to the guide plate. A rotatable shaft moves a pawl between a first position engaging the tooth plate to prevent pivotal movement of the seat back and a second position disengaged with the tooth plate to allow pivotal movement of the seat back. A leaf spring extends between a first end secured to the guide plate and a second end having a convex curve portion engaging a lobe on the shaft. The spring biases the shaft in a first direction to maintain the pawl in the first position. Rotation of the shaft in a second direction moves the pawl from the first position to the second position as the lobe pushes against and rides along the convex curve portion of the spring, thereby controlling an actuation effort of the disc recliner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Magna Seating Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao J Wei, Omar D Tame
  • Publication number: 20160176314
    Abstract: A seat track assembly includes a latch mechanism operable to allow movement of a movable track relative to a fixed track between a plurality of positions. A memory mechanism is operable between a home position, coupled with the movable track, and a memory position, coupled with the fixed track, to define a selected position. Actuation of the memory mechanism to the memory position unlocks the latch mechanism to allow movement of the movable track in a first direction away from the selected position to an easy-entry position. In response to movement of the movable track in a second direction from the easy-entry position, the memory mechanism blocks the movable track at the selected position, allowing the latch mechanism to lock and the memory mechanism to return to the home position. The latch mechanism operates independently to unlock the latch mechanism when the memory mechanism is in the home position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: OMAR D. TAME, AMEYA GUPTE, MACIT AKTAS, JEFFREY P. CARROLL
  • Patent number: 9327618
    Abstract: A disc recliner for a seat assembly includes a fixed plate secured to a seat cushion and a rotatable plate secured to a seat back. Each of the fixed and rotatable plates has a plurality of teeth, the number of teeth not being equal. A flex spline has a plurality of teeth, the number of teeth being equal to the number of teeth on the fixed plate. A wave generator causes a portion of the teeth on the flex spline to meshingly engage with the teeth on the fixed and rotatable plates. Rotation of the wave generator causes the teeth on the flex spline which meshingly engage with the teeth on the fixed and rotatable plates to change, thereby causing the rotatable plate to rotate relative to the fixed plate, which in turn causes the seat back to pivot relative to the seat cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Magna Seating Inc
    Inventors: Randolph P Villarroel, Xiao J Wei, Omar D Tame
  • Patent number: 9308834
    Abstract: A seat track assembly includes a latch mechanism operable to allow movement of a movable track relative to a fixed track between a plurality of positions. A memory mechanism is operable between a home position, coupled with the movable track, and a memory position, coupled with the fixed track, to define a selected position. Actuation of the memory mechanism to the memory position unlocks the latch mechanism to allow movement of the movable track in a first direction away from the selected position to an easy-entry position. In response to movement of the movable track in a second direction from the easy-entry position, the memory mechanism blocks the movable track at the selected position, allowing the latch mechanism to lock and the memory mechanism to return to the home position. The latch mechanism operates independently to unlock the latch mechanism when the memory mechanism is in the home position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Magna Seating Inc.
    Inventors: Omar D. Tame, Ameya Gupte, Macit Aktas, Jeffrey P. Carroll
  • Publication number: 20160023578
    Abstract: A disc recliner comprises a fixed guide plate coupled to a rotatable tooth plate. Pawls are movable between a first position interlocking the guide plate and tooth plate in a locked condition and a second position disengaged from the tooth plate in an unlocked condition to allow pivotal movement therebetween. A shaft extends through the guide plate and the tooth plate and a cam is fixedly mounted on the shaft for engagement with the pawls. A drive nut is fixedly mounted to the guide plate for rotation therewith. A drive screw is fixedly mounted to the shaft and matingly engaged with the drive nut wherein rotation of the shaft rotates the drive screw and the drive nut causes lateral movement of the shaft and cam along an axis to drive the pawls between the first and second positions thereby actuating the disc recliner between a locked and unlocked conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Omar D Tame, Macit Aktas
  • Publication number: 20150165936
    Abstract: A disc recliner for a seat assembly includes a guide plate and a tooth plate rotatably coupled to the guide plate. A rotatable shaft moves a pawl between a first position engaging the tooth plate to prevent pivotal movement of the seat back and a second position disengaged with the tooth plate to allow pivotal movement of the seat back. A leaf spring extends between a first end secured to the guide plate and a second end having a convex curve portion engaging a lobe on the shaft. The spring biases the shaft in a first direction to maintain the pawl in the first position. Rotation of the shaft in a second direction moves the pawl from the first position to the second position as the lobe pushes against and rides along the convex curve portion of the spring, thereby controlling an actuation effort of the disc recliner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Xiao J. Wei, Omar D. Tame
  • Publication number: 20150069808
    Abstract: A seat assembly is provided for supporting in an automotive vehicle. The seat assembly comprises a seat cushion and a seat back pivotally coupled to the seat cushion for movement between a reclined seating position and a fold flat position. A recliner assembly is coupled between the seat back and the seat cushion to provide pivotal movement of the seat back. A riser assembly is pivotally coupled to the seat cushion and pivotally latched to the floor to allow pivotal movement of the seat cushion between a horizontal seating position and a forwardly upright tumbled position. A release mechanism is coupled between the seat back and the riser assembly for automatically synchronizing actuation of the recliner assembly and the riser assembly to provide movement of the seat assembly to the tumbled position in response to the pivotal movement of the seat back to the fold flat position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: David A White, Prasad D. Jagtap, Alan Proulx, Timothy J. Brush, Jeffrey P. Carroll, Omar D. Tame, Robert T. Coffey, Rabindranath Persad, Douglas A. Dingel, Nelson E. Hurst, Jerzy Dzledzic, Lei Cao, Brian Adwell
  • Patent number: 8876213
    Abstract: An armrest is pivotally coupled to a seat back for movement between a stowed position and a use position. The armrest comprises a support frame and a cam. A memory mechanism is coupled to the support frame for actuation between an unlocked condition providing selective adjustment of the armrest in the use position and a locked condition for retaining memory of the use position upon pivotal movement of the armrest between the stowed position and use position. The memory mechanism includes an elongated memory bar fixedly secured to the support frame, a guide member slidably coupled to the memory bar, and a wedge plate slidably and pivotally coupled to the memory bar for movement between a slide position to allow sliding movement of the wedge plate along the memory bar and a wedge position for lockingly wedging the memory bar between the wedge plate and the guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Magna Seating, Inc.
    Inventors: Omar D. Tame, Xiao Jun Wei