Back Moved By Folding Of Bottom Patents (Class 297/324)
  • Patent number: 10843594
    Abstract: A seat mounted on a slide slidable on a track. The track has comfort and entry zones. Pitch linkage mounts on the slide and supports a seat back. The linkage pivotally connects a seat back to the slide between recline and forward positions. A track latch fixes the slide to the track in a plurality of positions in the comfort zone. The entry zone is used to enter the vehicle. A forward stop blocks the slide from moving from the comfort to the entry zone. The forward stop moves between stop and release positions. The stop position blocks the slide from moving from the comfort to the entry zone. The release position does not block the slide from moving. A forward stop mechanism moves the forward stop into the stop position when the pitch linkage is in the recline position and the slide is in said comfort zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Adient Engineering and IP GmbH
    Inventors: Aaron Escobedo, William S. Brewer, Kurt Seibold, Karl Noffz
  • Patent number: 10589642
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle seat comprising: a seating portion having a seat frame; a backrest portion pivotably supported on the seating portion; a seat base for supporting the seating portion; and an easy-entry mechanism for displacing the seating portion and the backrest portion with respect to the seat base at least along a longitudinal axis between a use position and an easy-entry position, the easy-entry mechanism comprising: at least one arm pivotably connected with the seat frame and pivotably connected to the seat base at a first position; and at least one sliding pivot joint for supporting the seat frame on the seat base at a second position, the first position being spaced apart from the second position along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Coburg
    Inventors: Umesh Handigol, Ulf Hartmann
  • Patent number: 8973996
    Abstract: The congregational prayer chair is designed to provide needed support for certain worshipers participating in Muslim prayer services. The chair is constructed with a seat and seat-back supported between two connecting arms. The connecting arms are mounted on chair legs. Grooves and tracks are provided on the arms that permit the seat and the seat-back to be moved in a predetermined manner so that a worshiper can attain the required prayer positions without disturbing the alignment of the prayer rows and the other worshippers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz University
    Inventor: Farouk Fouad Daghistani
  • Patent number: 8845026
    Abstract: In a vehicle seat including a first seat portion movable between a use position in which the first seat portion is ready for use and a retracted position in which the first seat portion not in use is located, and a second seat portion movable between a use position in which the second seat portion is ready for use and a retracted position in which the second seat portion not in use is located, an actuator mechanism is configured to cause the second seat portion to start moving toward its retracted position at a time when the first seat portion passes a predetermined intermediate position that is on a way from the use position toward the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignees: TS Tech Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Kobayashi, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Kazuhisa Nishimura
  • Patent number: 7914061
    Abstract: An apparatus for locking a double-folding seat for vehicles includes a latch plate, a guide unit, a release lever unit and a locking pin. The latch plate has a locking notch therein and is fastened to a seat frame. The guide unit is fitted over a folding shaft of the seat frame at a position spaced apart from the latch plate. The release lever unit is provided on the folding shaft so as to be rotatable. The locking pin is elastically connected to the release lever unit such that the locking pin is locked to the locking notch of the latch plate when the seat frame is folded. Furthermore, when the release lever unit is rotated, the release lever unit pushes the locking pin, so that the locking of the locking pin to the locking notch of the latch plate is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Chan Ho Jeong
  • Patent number: 7815258
    Abstract: A vehicle seat having a seat cushion and a seat back which are movably connected to one another by a vehicle seat support mechanism and which are also movably mounted to a support floor by said vehicle seat support mechanism, said vehicle seat being movable between a normal in-use position and a stowed position, said stowed position being located rearwards from said normal in-use position and said seat back, when said vehicle seat is in its stowed position, being located at a relatively lower height than when said vehicle seat is in said normal in-use position. When the vehicle seat is moved to its stowed position, a seat assembly can be converted from a 3-seater to a 2-seater condition for instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Mark Huxter, Alexander Martin Drake
  • Publication number: 20100052390
    Abstract: A vehicle seating system including a seat back, a seat bottom, a track arrangement, a first carriage, and a second carriage is for use within a vehicle. The seat bottom is coupled to the seat back. The track arrangement is configured to be coupled to the vehicle. The first carriage is coupled to the seat bottom and is moveable within the track arrangement. The second carriage is coupled to the seat back and is moveable within the track arrangement. The second carriage and the first carriage are releasably coupled to one another so the second carriage is moveable relative to the first carriage when the coupling of the first carriage and the second carriage is released. The position of the second carriage relative to the first carriage is substantially fixed when the coupling of the first carriage and the second carriage is locked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: M.O. Dagcioglu, Ioan Ghergheli, Michael B. Clor, Ram Gopal, Kyle Doxey, Paul A. Gilmore, Timothy A. Brademeyer, John Newberry, Stephen P. Telesco
  • Publication number: 20090322134
    Abstract: A vehicular seat device has a first linking member (21) that is linked to a front portion of a seat cushion frame (16) and to a base member (24) so as to be respectively pivotable, and a second linking member (22) that is pivotably linked to a rear portion of the seat cushion frame (16) and is also pivotably linked to a position on a seatback frame (18) which is upward of a reclining mechanism (26) when the seatback is in a standing state. The seat arrangements thereof include a retracted state in which the seatback (14) is superimposed on the upper side of the seat cushion (12), and an entry/exit state in which the seat cushion (12) is placed in the standing state producing a space for an occupant's entry or exit behind the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Masayuki Yamada, Takeshi Tokai, Keisuke Onoda
  • Patent number: 5918937
    Abstract: A folding seat comprises a support frame, a seat back and a seat bottom extending generally horizontally in a first position. The bottom is pivotally connected to the frame to permit the bottom to pivot to a generally vertical second position. The seat bottom is connected to a pivot arm system which typically connects to the seat back at a position at or near the bottom of the seat back and which pushes the bottom of the seat back rearwardly as the seat bottom is raised from the first to the second position. The pivot arm system also moves the bottom of the seat back forwardly as the seat bottom is lowered from the second to the first position. This system can optionally include a three point safety belt system or a plurality of seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: Freedman Seating Co.
    Inventors: Michael D. Moffa, Karim Youssef Mikhail
  • Patent number: 5800015
    Abstract: A long slide rail device for vehicle seat, which includes a temporary lock mechanism for temporarily locking an upper rail member fixed to the seat, at a predetermined temporary lock point, relative to a long lower rail member fixed in a floor of vehicle, so that the seat may be temporarily locked at that point, allowing its seat cushion to be folded upright to its seat back, before being displaced to a storage lock position. The temporary lock mechanism includes a female lock element (or female lock hole) provided in the lower rail member at the temporary lock point, and a male lock element so arranged at the upper rail element as to lie generally within the long lower rail member and movable for engagement with and disengagement from the female lock element. Thus, the structure of long slide rail device is simplified in structure and made small in sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Tachi-S Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Tsuchiya, Tamotsu Shirai, Akira Nemoto
  • Patent number: 5498062
    Abstract: A "fold-out" or integral child restraint seat having a mechanism interconnecting a headrest member and a seat member for causing coordinated movement therebetween. When deployed the headrest member is automatically rotated to a raised position in coordination with movement of the seat member to its lowered position. Conversely, when stowed the headrest member is automatically rotated to a lowered position in coordination with movement of the seat member to its raised position. The integral child seat also provides an improved latching mechanism that is operable for positively retaining the integral child seat in both its stowed and deployed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Assignee: Douglas & Lomason Company
    Inventor: Carl J. Holdampf
  • Patent number: 5498052
    Abstract: A vehicle seat comprises a seat back cushion assembly having a lower end and an upper end, and a seat cushion assembly having one end adjacent the lower end of the seat back assembly and an opposite end. A mounting structure is provided and is constructed and arranged with respect to the upper end of the seat back cushion assembly to mount the same so that the upper end does not move appreciably in a horizontal direction but can have limited vertical movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Assignees: Atoma International, Inc., Chrysler Corporation, Lear Seating Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. Severini, Daniel C. L. Yee, Omar D. Tame, Shelly M. Plaza, Noel P. Gravenstruter, Dragi Jovan, Thomas J. Susko, Steven A. Schulte
  • Patent number: 4779926
    Abstract: A seat cushion is pivotally mounted on a base structure so as to be pivotal between its horizontal in-use position and its upright folded position. A roller is rotatably connected to a rear end of the seat cushion, which is operatively engaged with a curved guide rail secured to the base structure so as to run along the guide rail during the pivotal movement of the seat cushion. A roller catching device is arranged in the guide rail for catching and thus holding the seat cushion in the upright folded position when the seat cushion is pivoted to the upright folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Assignee: Ikeda Bussan Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidekazu Maruyama
  • Patent number: 4681369
    Abstract: A reclinable seat for use in vehicles provides two systems enabling an occupant to adopt reclining postures. The seat comprises a bottom part and a back support part which are rotatable together about an axis in a support frame to be fixed in the vehicle. The axis is transverse to the seat and is adjacent to the bottom part, enabling the seat to be rotated bodily about the axis into reclining positions. The back support part is pivoted to the bottom part so that it can be tilted separately into reclining positions. Separate piston/cylinder control assemblies are provided for respectively locating the seat in positions angularly spaced about the axis and for locating the back support part in angularly spaced positions relative to the bottom part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Assignee: Flight Equipment and Engineering Limited
    Inventor: Leslie J. Simpson
  • Patent number: 4580832
    Abstract: An auxiliary seat assembly is proposed for use in the cab of automobiles or the similar vehicles; for effective utilization of the cab inside space, the seat cushion and seat back can be housed as folded in a pocket formed in the rear or lateral body panel of the cab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1986
    Assignee: Ikeda Bussan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Maruyama, Fujio Takahashi
  • Patent number: 4460215
    Abstract: A lightweight, compact flight attendant's folding seat assembly is mounted by a plurality of separate brackets to a wall in an aircraft cabin such that the well serves as a connective support structure for various subcomponents of the seat assembly. When the seat pan is pulled down into an open position against a seat return spring, cams actuated by a seat pan frame push forward on a swingably mounted seat back frame forcing the seat back into a downwardly and forwardly sloping seating orientation. The seat back frame and cooperating cams are constructed and arranged in such a way that any rearward force exerted by the occupant against the seat back frame is reacted through the cams into the supporting wall, via the mounting brackets, wherein the intervening cams transmit the load in compression and without being subjected to rotative moment so that the seat pan is not forced to close on the seated occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Chamberlain, David R. Myers, Donald R. Furlong
  • Patent number: 4390205
    Abstract: A foldable rear seat for a motor vehicle is disclosed. A connecting bar which is pivoted to the seat portion and to the back portion has a first pivot axis below the plane P containing both the pivot axis connecting a connecting link member of the seat portion to the floor and the pivot axis connecting the connecting bar to the back portion. A guide ramp provides for guiding translatory movement of a point A of the connecting bar, for the purpose of raising the first axis above said plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1983
    Assignee: Regie Nationale des Usines Renault
    Inventor: Llorente Louis
  • Patent number: 4382629
    Abstract: A convertible seat structure for an automobile vehicle includes a seat pivotably connected to the vehicle by a link member and a backrest pivotably connected to the vehicle at a pivot. At least one connecting bar connects the backrest and the seat with a pivotal movement of the backrest moving the seat longitudinally with respect to the vehicle and pivotally about the pivotal connection with the link member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1983
    Assignees: Automobiles Peugeot, Societe Anonyme Automobiles Citroen
    Inventor: Armand Froumajou
  • Patent number: 4058341
    Abstract: A collapsible item of furniture such as a chair is disclosed as having a back-rest portion connected by a serrated means in continual meshed engagement with a serrated means connected to posterior leg portions so that the back-rest and posterior leg portions rotated concurrently with one another and relative to a seat or lying base. The serrated means are part of an articulating means comprising a pair of bowl-shaped housings encompassing the serrated means which rotate about stub shafts in the bowl-shaped housings. Anterior leg portions are connected at central locations to the front of the seat base and at upper ends to an arm rest means which, in turn, is connected to the back rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1977
    Inventor: Johannes Prins