Adjustable Rectilinearly Vertically Patents (Class 297/410)
  • Patent number: 11999272
    Abstract: A child safety seat includes a seat portion, a backrest assembly connected with the seat portion, and a backrest adjusting system carried with the backrest assembly and including a lock. The backrest assembly including a first portion, a second portion slidably connected with the first portion, and a third portion slidably connected with the second portion. The lock includes a first latching part operable to lock and unlock the third portion with respect to the second portion, and a second latching part operable to lock and unlock the first portion with respect to the second portion, the second latching part being coupled to the first latching part so that the first and second latching parts are movable in unison relative to the backrest assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Wonderland Switzerland AG
    Inventor: Xiao Song Duan
  • Patent number: 11945353
    Abstract: There is shown and described, inter alia, a holder for supporting a headrest, which holder can be fixed in a retaining structure of a vehicle by insertion in a first mounting direction, wherein the holder is formed with a guide passage for receiving a retaining rod of the headrest, and wherein the holder has fixing means for fixing to a retaining structure of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: GRAMMAR AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Schmitt, Stefan Bergler
  • Patent number: 11938853
    Abstract: A multi-actuator capable vehicle headrest includes a headrest support and a multi-cam release mechanism mounted to the headrest support. The multi-cam release mechanism includes a first cam and a second cam. A headrest shell member is pivotally mounted to the headrest support through the multi-cam release mechanism. An actuator is mounted to the headrest shell member. The actuator includes a first actuator portion operable to disengage the multi-cam release mechanism based on a first input and a second actuator portion operable to disengage the multi-cam release mechanism based on a second input that is distinct from the first input allowing the multi-actuator capable vehicle headrest to transition between a deployed configuration and a folded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: John J. Berndtson, David Wayne Milodrowski, Obert Burch, Joshua Miguel Rivera Torres, Edeena Alicia Reader
  • Patent number: 11926249
    Abstract: A system may include an adjustable headrest assembly. The adjustable headrest assembly may include a headrest center bracket, a left vertical side plate track, a left headrest side plate assembly including a left headrest side plate, a right vertical side plate track, and a right headrest side plate assembly including a right headrest side plate. The left headrest side plate may be configured to move up and down relative to the left vertical side plate track based on the engagement of the left headrest side plate assembly with the left vertical side plate track. The right headrest side plate may be configured to move up and down relative to the right vertical side plate track based on the engagement of the right headrest side plate assembly with the right vertical side plate track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold J. Wickham, Richard Dishman, Brett A. Hall
  • Patent number: 11840165
    Abstract: A vehicle head restraint includes a head restraint support, a first head restraint member fixedly coupled to the head restraint support, and a second head restraint member attached to the first head restraint member. The second head restraint member is selectively moveable relative to the first head restraint member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Arico
  • Patent number: 11760237
    Abstract: A height adjustment mechanism for a headrest includes: a locking member configured to be locked with a height adjustment gear, the locking member having a first locking position and a first unlocking position, and the locking member being capable of switching between the first locking position and the first unlocking position; an operating member having an initial position, a first operating position and a second operating position; a safety lock structure configured to lock the locking member in the first locking position, the safety lock structure being movably connected on the operating member; and a driving member, one side of the driving member being slidably connected to the operating member, the other side of the driving member abutting against the locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: BAMBINO PREZIOSO SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventor: Xiaolong Mo
  • Patent number: 11753170
    Abstract: An aircraft seat may include a seat pan cushion coupled to a seat base. The aircraft seat may include a seat back cushion. The aircraft seat may include an auxiliary rear section. The auxiliary rear section may be configured to transition between an extended position and a retracted position. The seat pan cushion and the seat back cushion may be configured to transition between a first position and a second position. The auxiliary rear section may be configured to be in the extended position when the seat pan cushion and the seat back cushion are in the first position. The auxiliary rear section may be configured to be in the retracted position when the seat pan cushion and the seat back cushion are in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy Pence, Aaron D. LaPrade, Twinkle V. Jacob, Catalin Bunea, Horng Lin
  • Patent number: 11700947
    Abstract: A support assembly for an individual convertible into a plurality of different supportive orientations, including a base having opposed front and rear segments and a leg structure connected thereto. The base is selectively disposable in a chair configuration along the front segment or a bench configuration along the rear segment. The support assembly includes structural and operative features which facilitate support thereof in the chair configuration or the bench configuration by at least the base, the arm structure and outer ends of the leg structure being movably and/or relatively positioned to engage a support surface in supporting relation to the support assembly, dependent on its orientation in either the chair or bench configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Inventor: Martin J Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11660992
    Abstract: A headrest assembly for use in a vehicle includes a housing having a front portion and a rear portion. The headrest assembly also includes an armature operatively coupling the rear portion to a seatback of an automobile seat. The front portion includes a central panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel, wherein the first side panel pivots relative to the central panel about a first vertical axis, and the second side panel pivots relative to the central panel about a second vertical axis. The headrest assembly also includes a first spring clip assembly connecting the first side panel to a side of the central panel and a second spring clip assembly connecting the second side panel to an opposite side of the central panel, the first and second spring clip assemblies maintaining an angular position of the first and second side panels absent manual adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: WINDSOR MACHINE AND STAMPING (2009) LTD.
    Inventor: Collins Angelo
  • Patent number: 11577840
    Abstract: An aircraft is disclosed with an aircraft divan that comprises a back rest, an upright side rest extending from the back rest and forming a side of the aircraft divan, and a seat rest having a first seat section connected to the back rest and a second seat section displaceable translationally relative to the first seat section between a first position and a second position, a gap defined between the first seat section and the second seat section in the first position to receive therein legs of a seated occupant between the first and second seat sections, and the first and second seat sections being adjacent one another to close the gap and form an elongated sitting surface in the second position. A method of adjusting such aircraft divan is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventors: Philippe Erhel, Adrian Goring
  • Patent number: 11547620
    Abstract: Provided is a robot. The robot includes a main body which is provided with a traveling wheel and in which an opening portion is defined in a top surface thereof, a seat configured to cover the opening portion at an upper side of the opening portion, an elevation mechanism disposed within the main body, the elevation mechanism being configured to elevate the seat with respect to the main body, and a gap cover configured to be elevated together with the seat, the gap cover being configured to cover a gap between the seat and the main body. The seat includes a seat base to which the gap cover is connected and which is inserted into the opening portion and a seat pad configured to cover the seat base at an upper side of the seat base, the seat pad being disposed above the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jungkyu Son, Jinsu Kim, Boyeon Kim, Hyesun Lee, Bina Kim, Mina Suh, Jinwon Kang
  • Patent number: 11548421
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a headrest locking device, and more particularly, to a headrest locking device including a case and a lock plate slidably accommodated in the case and inserted in an engaging groove of a stay rod. Here, a horizontal tension rib is located between the lock plate and the case. The horizontal tension rib applies an elastic force to the lock plate in a direction different from a sliding direction of the lock plate, and the lock plate has a panel shape formed by integrating a body inserted into the engaging groove with the horizontal tension rib. A gap between the lock plate and the case is eliminated and a restoring function is embodied at the same time, and manufacturing costs of the lock plate are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Woobo Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hae Il Jeong
  • Patent number: 11529898
    Abstract: A seating device includes a headrest movably connected to a seat body. An adjustment mechanism is provided to adjust the position of the headrest relative to the seat body. An operating unit has a driving member to actuate the adjustment mechanism, and a handle portion bending from the driving member. The driving member is movable between non-operative and operative positions. In the non-operative position, the handle portion abuts against the headrest, and the driving member is inoperative to actuate the adjustment mechanism. In the operative position, the handle portion protrudes outward from the headrest, and the driving member is able to actuate the adjustment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: BAMBINO PREZIOSO SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventor: Xiao-Long Mo
  • Patent number: 11524617
    Abstract: A device for adjusting the height of a mono-post type headrest for a vehicle includes a headrest on a mono-post mounted on a seatback frame to be adjustable in height and includes a lever on one side of the headrest, thereby easily adjusting the headrest to the desired height by only a flipping operation for unlocking the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION, WOOBO TECH CO., LTD., HYUNDAI TRANSYS INC.
    Inventors: Seung Hyun Kim, Min Ju Lee, Byung Yong Choi, Sang Hyun Lee, Seon Chae Na, Hae Il Jeong, Jae Hyun Seo, Ji Yun Seo, Jae Sung Lee, Hyun Sung Kim
  • Patent number: 11517240
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for monitoring electrical activity within the brain of a person (“brainwaves”) employing electrodes or other sensors placed proximate to portions of the body below the head to develop raw signals without physically touching the body and penetrating hair and clothing. Additionally, apparatus and methods for monitoring electrical activity within the brain of a person (“brainwaves”) employing non-contacting sensors placed proximate to portions of the head to develop raw signals. The raw signals are filtered to produce analysis signals including frequency components relevant to brain electrical activity while attenuating unrelated frequency components. The apparatus and methods can be used for biofeedback-based attention training, human performance training, gaming, biometrics, cognitive state detection, and relaxation training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Freer Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Anthony Freer, Gwen Kathryn Freer
  • Patent number: 11510494
    Abstract: An adjustable head support includes an articulating arm that has a plurality of members, at least one of the members is attached to a consecutive member and configured to rotate about a first axis. At least another of the members is attached to a consecutive member and configured to rotate about a second axis, the first axis and the second axis being perpendicular. A head support assembly is pivotally coupled to the articulating arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: THE COMFORT COMPANIES, LLC
    Inventors: Steven DuFresne, Anthony J. Minotte
  • Patent number: 11491902
    Abstract: A device for adjusting a position of a headrest for a vehicle includes: a stay mounted on a seatback frame; a main frame including a rotation guide hole, inserted into and mounted on the stay, and configured to ascend or descend along the stay; an elevation device mounted on the main frame and the stay, and configured to allow the main frame to ascend or descend along the stay; a rotating frame including a first end portion inserted into the stay and configured to ascend or descend along the stay, and a second end portion extending toward the rotation guide hole of the main frame; a rotating device mounted on the rotating frame and the rotation guide hole of the main frame, and configured to rotate the rotating frame along the rotation guide hole; and a headrest frame assembled to the rotating frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seong Hyeon Shin, Sang Hyun Lee, Seong Mun Yun, Seon Chae Na, Byung Yong Choi, Sang Ho Kim, Hyeong Jong Kim
  • Patent number: 11485259
    Abstract: The invention relates to a child seat for attaching to a motor vehicle seat, comprising a seat region, a backrest, a headrest having at least one belt guide, and a headrest inclination adjustment device for adjusting an inclination of the headrest relative to the backrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: CYBEX GmbH
    Inventor: Kent Newbright
  • Patent number: 11488425
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for representing vibrations for a vehicle, comprising a vehicle seat with an upper part and a lower part, which are mounted movably relative to each other by means of a vibration device, wherein at least a first sensor, which is adapted to detect at least one first characteristic of a first acceleration of the upper part relative to the lower part, is arranged on the upper part, and wherein at least one second sensor, which is adapted to detect at least one second characteristic of a second acceleration of the lower part relative to a subsurface of the vehicle, is arranged on the lower part, wherein a display device is arranged with a first section and a second section, in each case exhibiting a complete division into at least two, preferably three segments, wherein the size ratios of the at least two segments to one another can be updated depending on a current value of the at least one first characteristic or the at least one second characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: GRAMMER AG
    Inventor: Roland Übelacker
  • Patent number: 11453322
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to headrests for seats. More particularly, the invention concerns a fully adjustable headrest with novel neck support members for use in connection with furniture and with passenger vehicles such as aircraft, trains and buses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: Robert Clough
  • Patent number: 11364830
    Abstract: An apparatus of adjusting height of a headrest for a motor vehicle is provided. By forming the headrest with two divided parts, a rear portion fastened to a seatback by a stay and a front portion assembled to the rear portion movably in an up and down direction, the apparatus allows an occupant to adjust the height of the front portion according to his or her body size or preference, and thus is configured for comfortably supporting the head or neck portion of the occupant with the front portion regardless of the body size of the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Woobo Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae Hee Won, Sang Ho Kim, Byeong Kwang Kim, Seok Hwan Kim, Hae II Jeong
  • Patent number: 11345266
    Abstract: A headrest suitable for being fastened to a vehicle seat having: an upper support portion, a reinforcing frame connected to the upper support portion for fastening the upper support portion to the vehicle seat, and an array of microphones comprising microphones disposed inside seats obtained in the headrest, in such a way that the microphones can be used to capture the sounds from the user sitting on the seat where the headrest is connected, as well as environmental microphones to capture the environmental noise perceived around the headrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Maurizio Servadio, Tiziano Nili
  • Patent number: 11318873
    Abstract: A headrest support structure has an upper panel, a collar and a sleeve. The upper panel extends in a width direction of a seatback frame at the upper part. The upper panel has a sleeve support part including upper and lower wall parts facing in a direction perpendicular to the width direction. The sleeve support part is in a U-shape open to a side opposite to a seating side in a longitudinal sectional shape. The upper and lower wall parts have upper and lower holes. The collar is in a tubular shape with a through hole. The collar is arranged between the upper wall part and the lower wall part to have the through hole communicate with the upper and lower holes. The sleeve is inserted through the upper hole, the through hole, and the lower hole. A rod-like leg portion of a headrest is insertable in the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Adient US LLC
    Inventors: Motohiko Ozawa, Thomas D Novitsky
  • Patent number: 11225179
    Abstract: A sliding sleeve (6, 60) for fixing in a securing support (5, 50). The sliding sleeve (6, 60) includes a sleeve body (6.2, 60.2) with a coupling section (6.3, 60.3) with at least one flexible coupling face (6.4, 60.4) for bearing against the securing body (5, 50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.a.r.l.
    Inventor: Karsten Wehling
  • Patent number: 11192482
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to a headrest assembly for a seat in a vehicle. In particular, the headrest assembly includes a locking arrangement that reduces, if not completely eliminates, buzz, squeak, and rattle (BSR). An exemplary headrest assembly includes, among other things, a rod including a recess and which is configured to connect the headrest assembly to a seat back. The headrest assembly also includes a head restraint having a locking portion configured to selectively engage the recess to set a vertical position of the head restraint relative to the rod. Further, at least one of the recess and the locking portion is tapered. Tapering the recess and/or the locking portion ensures that there will be two opposed points of contact between the recess and the locking portion, thereby reducing, if not eliminating, BSR between the two elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Daimay North America Automotive, Inc.
    Inventors: Yintai Jiang, Jianhua Wang, Guojun Tang
  • Patent number: 11166681
    Abstract: Systems and methods for securely positioning a patient's head during medical imaging are presented. A fixation device includes a headrest which may be provided with inflatable chambers to adjust the headrest to the patient's head, a neck section which may be adjustable, and a base designed to couple to a patient bed or gurney forming part of a medical imaging system. The fixation device allows adjustment of the patient's head to an orientation which may variously minimize scanning time, improve imaging results, and/or protect sensitive tissues from unnecessary irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Phoenix Children's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Dianna Bardo, Molly Golek, Charles Bolton, Keawepono Wong
  • Patent number: 11166560
    Abstract: A headrest device includes a headrest support and an adjusting seat. The headrest support is a flat rod and has a ditch and a bias rack beside the ditch. The adjusting seat is being inserted by the headrest support and has a pressing member and a buffer assembly. The pressing member is elastically pivotedly connected into a side of the adjusting seat. Part of the pressing member protrudes from the adjusting seat. The pressing member has hooking teeth corresponding to the bias rack in biasing direction and an elastic arm pressed by the adjusting seat so as to make the pressing member normally elastically outward pushed and swayable. The hooking teeth engages with the bias rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Yi-Ru Chen
  • Patent number: 11161442
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly is disclosed herein. The seating assembly includes a head restraint having a post. A seatback is configured to receive a portion of the post. The stop feature is coupled to the seatback and is movable between a disengaged position and an engaged position. In the engaged position, the stop feature is configured to generally prevent inward movement and allow outward movement of the post relative to the seatback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Ranjit Nagi
  • Patent number: 11142108
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to a bushing arrangement for a headrest assembly of a seat in a vehicle. In one example of the present disclosure, the headrest assembly includes a rod configured to connect the headrest assembly to a seat back, and a head restraint. The head restraint includes a bushing configured to contact the rod and a spring configured to impart a force on an outer surface of the bushing. This arrangement allows a user to smoothly raise and lower the head restraint, and increases the stability of the head restraint relative to the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Daimay North America Automotive, Inc.
    Inventors: Yintai Jiang, Jianhua Wang, Guojun Tang
  • Patent number: 11135957
    Abstract: A headrest adjustment mechanism is provided and includes a housing receptive of a rod and gripping jaws disposable in the housing to grip the rod such that the rod is securable and primarily adjustable in a height-wise dimension defined along a longitudinal axis of the rod and such that the rod is movable and pivotable in lateral dimensions defined transversely relative to the longitudinal axis of the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: AMI INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Mahesh Virupaxi Hosmani, Jeevanandham Masilamani, Akhil Rajagopal Kozhipuram
  • Patent number: 11084406
    Abstract: A headrest device comprises: a headrest support that is pivotable relative to a backrest frame of a vehicle seat, about a first transverse axis; a headrest frame that is pivotable relative to the headrest support about a second transverse axis; and a tilt compensation device for the headrest frame. The compensation device comprises a connecting element in two parts that are pivotable relative to one another, and first and second pivotable guide pins respectively received in a first guide path in the headrest support and in a second guide path formed by the headrest frame. The second part of the connecting element is guided in translation relative to the headrest support in a direction perpendicular to the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: FAURECIA Sièges d'Automobile
    Inventors: Hervé Bulle, Emeric De Bosschere
  • Patent number: 11059406
    Abstract: A seat assembly for an automobile includes a seat back, a sleeve mounted within the seat back, a head restraint, the head restraint including a support post extending therefrom, the sleeve adapted to receive the support post to support the head restraint on the seat back, and a guide cap mounted onto the sleeve adjacent an external surface of the seat back, the guide cap including an electrical port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Gerard Kapolnek, Chad C. Cairns
  • Patent number: 10981480
    Abstract: To reduce the damage to the inner portion of a seat back caused by the mounting part of a headrest on the seat back. A vehicle seat (S) includes a headrest guide (6) having an insertion hole (6A) into which a headrest stay (12) of a headrest (S3) is inserted, a holder (8) mounted on a seat back frame (2) and configured to hold the headrest guide (6), and a cover member (10) configured to cover at least a part of the outer surfaces of the headrest guide (6) and the holder (8) and detachable from the seat back frame (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: TS TECH CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromi Taniguchi, Daisuke Okawa, Shoji Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10974632
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a headrest moving device. Particularly, an elastic rib is disposed between a lock plate and a case, the elastic rib applies an elastic force to the lock plate in a direction different from a sliding direction of the lock plate, a curved part is formed between both ends of the elastic rib, the curved part is in contact with the case or the lock plate, and both ends of the elastic rib are spaced apart from a surface in contact with the curved part, and thus, there is no gap between the lock plate and the case, and the lock plate can be smoothly slid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: WOOBO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hae Il Jeong
  • Patent number: 10960801
    Abstract: Adjustable headrest including a guide configured to be coupled to a seat; a head support coupled to the guide and configured to be movable along an adjustment path relative to the seat; and a slider having a surface defining a recess receiving the guide. A retainer is positioned to urge a surface of the slider against a surface of the guide, thereby maintaining friction between the surface of the slider and the surface of the guide. Additionally, the adjustable headrest includes a bracket that is fixable relative to the head support or fixed relative to the seat. The bracket has a mounting section positioned for fixation relative to the head support or for fixation to the seat and a guide receiving portion receiving the guide. The slider and the bracket are separate components and are formed from the same material or different materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SOUTHCO INC.
    Inventors: Eugene Novin, Andrew S. Matejka
  • Patent number: 10939769
    Abstract: A headrest angle adjuster includes a first fixing member, a second fixing member, a gear, a flexible member, a floating positioning member, and an engaging member. The gear is configured on the first fixing member which is hinged to the second fixing member; one end of the floating positioning member is movably sleeved on the gear, a driving hole is provided on the floating positioning member, a locking hole is provided on the first fixing member, the engaging member is located in the driving hole and the locking hole, and the floating positioning member swings and pushes the engaging member to move toward a narrower end of the locking hole, thereby guiding the engaging member to engage with the gear. The headrest can be positioned at any angle, and the adjustment is silent to improve user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: DONGGUAN WEIHONG SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Lu
  • Patent number: 10899260
    Abstract: A headrest (1) of a vehicle seat includes a first head support device (1?) and a second head support device (1?). The headrest includes a tilting device (7) for tilting the first head support device (1?) relative to the second head support device (1?). The headrest (1) includes a height adjusting device (9) for adjusting the height of the first head support device (1?) relative to the second head support device (1?). A vehicle seat is also provided including an arm rest and a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Adient Luxembourg Holding S.á r.l.
    Inventor: Thomas Dillinger
  • Patent number: 10870380
    Abstract: Provided is an integral single-frame two-way headrest with a U-shaped single rod, comprising a U-shaped rod, an integral frame and a cover, the integral frame being externally covered with the cove, and the integral frame is hollow inside. An opening is arranged at a lower end of the integral frame, and an upper portion of the U-shaped rod is inserted into the inner frame from the opening, a plurality of positioning grooves is arranged on the right side of two downwardly extending ends of the U-shaped rod. A rod guide sleeve sleeved on both ends of the U-shaped rod is mounted at both ends of the opening, and the outer side of the integral frame is mounted with an unlocking steel wire corresponding to the positioning groove at both ends of the U-shaped rod, an unlocking lever connected with the unlocking steel wire and laterally movable is mounted in a hollow portion of the integral frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Ningbo Jifeng Auto Parts Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pu Wei Mu, Li Ying Cheng
  • Patent number: 10843803
    Abstract: The invention mainly concerns a headrest, in particular for an aircraft seat, including a central portion and at least one wing positioned at at least one end of the central portion, wherein the headrest includes at least one hinge interposed between the wing and the central portion, the hinge being configured to allow at least two relative movements of the wing relative to the central portion about at least one axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Safran Seats
    Inventors: Mohamed Khechine, Hamdi Chebbi, Nadia Hermassi, Wassim Fakhfakh
  • Patent number: 10829019
    Abstract: An occupant support includes a seat bottom and a seat back. The seat bottom is coupled to a floor of a vehicle. The seat back is coupled to the seat bottom to move relative to the seat bottom. The seat back includes a back rest and a headrest coupled to the backrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Brian R. Dexter, Rod Goodrich, Jeffery T. Bonk, Ying (Carolyn) Zhao
  • Patent number: 10821869
    Abstract: A headrest assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a rod configured to connect the headrest assembly to a seat back. The rod includes a first vertical portion and a second vertical portion, which each have a plurality of recesses. The headrest assembly further includes a head restraint including a pushing plate having a first locking portion and a second locking portion. The first and second locking portions selectively engage the recesses of the first and second vertical portions, respectively, to adjust a vertical position of the head restraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: DAIMAY NORTH AMERICA AUTOMOTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Yingtai Jiang, Jianhua Wang, Guojun Tang
  • Patent number: 10786935
    Abstract: A headrest assembly for a vehicle seat, that is height-adjustable along an adjustment direction. The headrest assembly includes a pin adapted to be fixed to a seat backrest and extending along the adjustment direction, an adjustment plate integrally secured to the one pin, and a supporting structure adapted to support a user's head, mounted so as to be adjustable in translation on the adjustment plate along the adjustment direction. The pin is covered by a covering portion. The covering portion and the adjustment plate are made of plastic material overmolded on the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: FAURECIA SIÉGES D'AUTOMOBILE
    Inventors: François Lelievre, Jérôme Planson, Stéphane Soltner
  • Patent number: 10787149
    Abstract: A vehicle seat has a seat back with a top edge. A cover mount is attached to the seat back adjacent to the top edge. An outlet trim is attached to the cover mount. The cover mount includes a belt guide that is configured to accommodate a shoulder belt. The outlet trim includes a trim belt outlet that is aligned with the belt guide and is configured to allow the shoulder belt to pass through the outlet trim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Uwe Kaltschmidt, Ian Gamiao, Harald Fischer
  • Patent number: 10703241
    Abstract: A head restraint assembly includes a base portion including a first post portion extending in a vertical direction. Also included is a head restraint operatively coupled to the base portion. Further included is a housing comprising a front shell and a rear shell. Yet further included is a lock slide manually moveable between a locked condition and an unlocked condition. Also included is at least one armature biasing member surrounding a portion of the base portion and biasing the base portion to be in constant contact with the front shell. Further included is at least one journal friction spring disposed within at least one of the front shell and the rear shell to control a manual adjustment effort, the at least one armature biasing member and the at least one journal friction spring biasing the housing in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: WINDSOR MACHINE AND STAMPING (2009) LTD.
    Inventor: William Switalski
  • Patent number: 10641011
    Abstract: A bag (10) includes a body having a first portion (26) and a second portion (30) defining a storage compartment therebetween. The bag also includes a zipper (18) with a slider (60) movable along the body and a pull (64). The bag further includes a bracket assembly (22) having a base (82) defining a recess for receiving a portion of the pull, and a cover (86) movable between an open position and a closed position, in which the cover substantially covers the recess to inhibit removal of the portion of the pull from the recess. The bracket assembly (22) also includes a first lock attachment point (90) configured to receive a first type of lock to secure the cover to the base, and a second lock attachment point (94) apart from the first lock attachment point (90). The second lock attachment point (94) is configured to receive a second type of lock to secure the cover to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Alex Klinkman, Brian B. Bautista, Endrit Hajno, Jason Li, John McGillin, Leslie Dotson
  • Patent number: 10611281
    Abstract: A restraint system includes a seatback frame, a webbing guide attached to the seatback frame, webbing extending from below the seatback frame through the webbing guide, and a tether attached to the webbing and retractable to the seatback frame above the webbing guide. The restraint system may include a roller coupled to the seatback frame above the webbing guide, and the tether is at least partially wound around the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammad Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq, Zhenyan Gao
  • Patent number: 10611284
    Abstract: A head restraint assembly is arranged to removably couple a head restraint to a vehicle seat. The head restraint assembly includes an engagement component having a retention feature configured to engage a complimentary engagement component of the vehicle seat during a deceleration event to maintain attachment of the head restraint to the vehicle seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventors: Ryan Spackman, Goncalo Moedas
  • Patent number: 10595642
    Abstract: A lifting device for headrest includes a fixing frame, a driving rod, two headrest supports, a driving device fixed on the fixing frame, and two lifting mechanisms configured on the fixing frame and located at two sides of the driving device. Each lifting device includes a reversing driving assembly, a guide rod and a slider moveably connected on the guide rod, the two headrest supports are mounted on the sliders, respectively, the driving rod passes through and is driven by the driving device, two ends of the driving rod are connected with the reversing driving assemblies, respectively, and the slider is driven by the reversing driving assembly. Both sliders on the two lifting mechanisms have driving forces so as to improve balance at both sides and make the support force stronger. The headrest is kept in a stable status, thereby preventing damage of the lifting device and the sofa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: DONGGUAN WEIHONG HARDWARE AND PLASTIC PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianhua Liu
  • Patent number: 10576860
    Abstract: A head restraint assembly includes a base portion including a first post portion extending in a vertical direction. The assembly also includes a head restraint operatively coupled to the base portion. The assembly further includes a lock slide manually moveable between a locked condition and an unlocked condition, the locked condition disposing a portion of the lock slide within one of a plurality of recesses of the first post portion, the unlocked condition defined by removal of the lock slide from the plurality of recesses to allow adjustment of the head restraint in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: WINDSOR MACHINE AND STAMPING (2009) LTD.
    Inventor: William Switalski
  • Patent number: 10569683
    Abstract: A headrest support assembly is provided that comprises a support member flexible between neutral and loaded states and having first and second ends with a channel extending therebetween. A cable is slidably received in the channel between first and second positions. The cable has first and second ends, and the cable moves from the first position to the second position when the support member moves from the neutral state to the loaded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Fredriksson, Michael Steven Medoro, Derren Woods