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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
297311000 MOVABLE BOTTOM 490
297353000 MOVABLE BACK 458
297216100 CRASH SEAT 379
297452100 BOTTOM OR BACK 357
297217100 COMBINED 252
297391000 HEADREST 249
297250100 SUPPLEMENTAL SEAT (E.G., CHILD SEAT, ETC.) 247
297464000 BODY OR OCCUPANT RESTRAINT OR CONFINEMENT 194
297284100 BOTTOM OR BACK WITH MEANS TO ALTER CONTOUR 161
297188010 WITH HOLDER OR RECEPTACLE FOR DISPARATE ARTICLE 156
297135000 WITH TABLE, DESK, OR EASEL 155
297195100 STRADDLE SEAT (E.G., SADDLE TYPE, ETC.) 146
297160100 COLLAPSIBLE CHAIR; I.E., RELATIVELY FOLDING BOTTOM, BACK, AND LEGS 142
297411200 ARMREST 129
297219100 DETACHABLE SUPPLEMENTAL FLEXIBLE PAD OR COVER 129
297180100 WITH HEAT EXCHANGER OR MEANS TO PROVIDE FLUID OR VAPOR TREATMENT 126
297232000 PLURAL RELATED SEATS 119
297463100 CHAIR HARDWARE OR ATTACHMENT (E.G., BRACKET, OPERATING LEVER, LEG EXTENSION, ETC.) 91
297285000 BACK MOVEMENT RESILIENTLY OPPOSED IN OPERATING POSITION 89
297423100 REST FOR KNEE, LEG, OR FOOT 73
297118000 CONVERTIBLE 68
297068000 LEGREST OR FOOTREST INTERCONNECTED TO MOVE RELATIVE TO BOTTOM AND CONCURRENT WITH BOTTOM OR BACK 65
297183100 WITH HANDLE 64
297440100 HAVING DETACHABLY INTERFITTING PARTS OR COMPONENTS; I.E., KNOCKDOWN 56
297258100 ROCKER-MOUNTED 45
297184100 WITH WEATHER SHIELD OR INSECT PROTECTOR (E.G., CANOPY, SCREEN, ETC.) 38
297230100 SUPPLEMENTAL BACK 35
297445100 BOTTOM, BACK AND LEG (I.E., CHAIR) 26
297218100 UPHOLSTERY COVER DETACHABLY CONNECTED TO FRAME 23
297061000 HEADREST INTERCONNECTED WITH BACK FOR RELATIVE CONCURRENT MOVEMENT 21
297273000 OSCILLATING SUSPENDER CONNECTED TO OR THROUGH ADJUNCTIVE REST 13
297463200 MISCELLANEOUS 9
297182000 WITH DEBRIS CATCHER 7
297112000 BACK CARRIES STORED SUPPLEMENTAL BODY SUPPORT 6
297014000 BOTTOM AND BACK CONNECTED TO AND FOLDABLE IN WALL OR PARTITION 5
20090108639SEAT BACK MOUNTED LOAD FLOOR SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A load floor system for use with a vehicle seat having a seat bottom and a seat back connected to the seat bottom includes a load floor member adapted for pivotal connection to the seat back and configured to move between a stowed position and a deployed position when the load floor member is pivotally connected to the seat back. The load floor member may be substantially horizontal and disposed above and spaced apart from a floor surface of the vehicle when in the deployed position. A support member supports the load floor member when the load floor member is in the deployed position.04-30-2009
20080231087Extended Travel Rotating Mechanism - A power retracting assembly includes an actuator, an output shaft operatively coupled to the actuator, and an outer plate rotatably coupled to the output shaft about an upper axis. A rigid link fixed to the output shaft pivots about a primary lower axis. Rotation of the outer plate by the output shaft in a first direction causes pivotal movement of the link about the primary lower axis in a second direction, thereby rotating the outer plate and the output shaft about the primary lower axis in the second direction. A bracket pivots about a secondary lower axis. A fastener extends from the outer plate through the bracket. As the outer plate rotates about the primary lower axis, the fastener also rotates, pulling the bracket about the secondary lower axis. A stop extending from the bracket travels along an anchor between a seating end and a stowed end for defining movement of the link and the seat assembly between the seating and stowed positions.09-25-2008
20080203772Mono Leg Transformer Seat - A vehicle seat assembly for supporting an occupant above a floor having a recess includes a seat cushion and seat back pivotally coupled thereto. A riser mechanism includes at least one front and rear leg, each leg extending between a lower end pivotally coupled to the floor and an upper end pivotally coupled to the seat cushion. A seat adjustment mechanism disposed between the seat cushion and upper end of the rear leg is operable between locked and unlocked states allowing the legs to pivot about the lower ends thereby moving the seat assembly between a seating position and a stowed position disposed in the recess. An arcuate channel is operatively coupled to the rear leg selectively receiving a laterally extending guide pin mounted to the front leg for operatively coupling the front and rear legs to rotate together as the seat assembly moves between the seating and stowed positions.08-28-2008
20100052370SEAT APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE - A seat apparatus for a vehicle includes a seat for the vehicle, a seat moving mechanism moving the seat between a seating position and a stowed position, a plurality of engagement members provided at a vehicle floor, a plurality of locking members provided at the seat to face the plurality of engagement members respectively and engaging with the plurality of engagement members to lock the seat at the seating position, and an engagement position adjusting mechanism adjusting a position of at least one of the engagement member and the locking member that face each other in an engaging movement locus direction where the locking member moves to engage with the engagement member.03-04-2010
20080284214Over and Under Swing Seat - A seat storage assembly is provided for an automotive vehicle having a floor, a roof, and a rear liftgate extending between the floor and the roof. A pair of spaced apart and parallel tracks is disposed along the floor and extends between fore and aft ends. A recess is formed in the floor rearward of the aft ends of the tracks. A second row seat is slidably engaged and pivotally coupled to the tracks for moving between forward and rearward seating positions, and a stowed position within the recess. A third row swing seat is pivotally coupled to the roof for moving between a seating position and a raised stowed position. Moving the third row swing seat into the raised stowed position enables the second row seat to move between the forward and rearward seating positions, and the stowed position within the recess.11-20-2008
297105000 DISPLACEABLE BOTTOM EXPOSES SUPPLEMENTAL BODY SUPPORT 4
20120146366Vehicle Seat - A vehicle seat can be configured to include a variety of types of cushions. The seat may include primary and secondary cushions that are joined together such that the secondary cushion has a stored position under the seating surface of the primary seat cushion and a deployed position where the secondary seat cushion is positioned adjacent the primary seat cushion. The effective width of the seat may be greater when it is in one position than when it is in the other position. The back cushion may include first and second portions and a third portion intermediate the first and second positions. A vehicle may include left, right, and middle seats, the middle seat being configured to have two positions, the effective width of the middle seat in one position being greater than in the other position.06-14-2012
20090261629Automatically Adjustable Seat - Automatically adjustable seating apparatus are described. The automatically adjustable seating apparatus include first and second seat bottom portions that at least one of which is moveable. The first and/or second seat bottom portions are moveable by automatic adjusters that alter the position of a seat bottom portion between a retracted position and an extended position. When the moveable seat bottom portion or portions are in their retracted position, the automatically adjustable seating apparatus is configured as two seats back-to-back, and when the seat bottom portion or portions are in their extended positions, the automatically adjustable seating apparatus forms a substantially flat surface.10-22-2009
20120139301Vehicle Seat - A vehicle seat can be configured to include a variety of types of cushions. The seat may include primary and secondary cushions that are joined together such that the secondary cushion has a stored position under the seating surface of the primary seat cushion and a deployed position where the secondary seat cushion is positioned adjacent the primary seat cushion. The effective width of the seat may be greater when it is in one position than when it is in the other position. The back cushion may include first and second portions and a third portion intermediate the first and second positions. A vehicle may include left, right, and middle seats, the middle seat being configured to have two positions, the effective width of the middle seat in one position being greater than in the other position.06-07-2012
20120146365Vehicle Seat - A vehicle seat can be configured to include a variety of types of cushions. The seat may include primary and secondary cushions that are joined together such that the secondary cushion has a stored position under the seating surface of the primary seat cushion and a deployed position where the secondary seat cushion is positioned adjacent the primary seat cushion. The effective width of the seat may be greater when it is in one position than when it is in the other position. The back cushion may include first and second portions and a third portion intermediate the first and second positions. A vehicle may include left, right, and middle seats, the middle seat being configured to have two positions, the effective width of the middle seat in one position being greater than in the other position.06-14-2012
297001000 SEATING DEVICE REORIENTS AS UNIT 3
20080277976Seat back assist - A seat back assist system is disclosed which provides an assist when opening a vehicle split seat back from an upright position and a lift assist when returning the seat back to the upright position from a load floor (horizontal) position. The assist system allows the seat to pop off a latch when released and to fold down to the load floor position. It also provides a lift assist to the upright position.11-13-2008
20090152907Apparatus for exchanging driver's seat with passenger's seat - An apparatus for exchanging a driver's seat with a passenger's seat of a vehicle comprises seat bases on which a driver's seat and a passenger's seat are provided, a main body assembly provided between the seats, and a link mechanism for linking the main body assembly to the respective seat bases. Seat motor(s) and a main motor of the main body assembly are controlled so as to directly exchange the seats.06-18-2009
20120043788Chair - Disclosed is a chair comprising a seat, a base, a pair of parallel spaced apart uprights extending from the base positioned to opposed sides of the spine of a user seated on the chair, the uprights supporting the seat and a body support member extending from each upright in opposed directions, said body support members being substantially parallel to the back of said user. Each body support members may integrally formed with an upright with have an arcuate portion therebetween. The chair may further comprise first and second pairs of body support members and be rotatable between first and second orientations in which either the first or second body support members may form the seat or back support for the user.02-23-2012
297115000 ARMREST MOVABLE TO DIVERSE USE POSITION 3
20080246313NECK CHAIR WITH ARM RESTS - A system is provided for anatomically accommodating a user during the use of a reclinable chair. Structurally, the system includes a static frame, and a back frame pivotably mounted to the static frame. The back frame has a periphery formed by two side portions interconnected by a head portion. Further, the periphery of the back frame includes a cutout in the head portion. A head support slidingly engages the cutout to comfortably hold the user's head. Importantly, the system includes arm rests that may be oriented and positioned relative to the chair to anatomically accommodate the user. Specifically, the arm rests are mounted to the legs of the static frame through adjustable cantilevers and extension arms. As a result of this construction, the arm rests are positioned by selectively pivoting the cantilevers about the legs, and the extension arms about the cantilevers.10-09-2008
20090250979Health care chair - A health care chair includes a base and a seating portion attached to the base. A lift assist mechanism connects the base and seating portion and assists in moving the seating portion from a first reclined position to a second inclined position without electrical power. The chair also includes moveable arms attached to the seating portion that rotate between a first substantially horizontal position and a second substantially vertical position.10-08-2009
20100259074ARMREST ASSEMBLY FOR A SEAT - An armrest assembly for a vehicle seat 10-14-2010
297310000 WITH MEANS TO CONTROL REARWARD CHAIR TIPPING 2
20090267395PIVOT ASSEMBLY - A pivot assembly has a pivot support member with a keyway. The keyway has two oppositely directed longer keyway wings extending from a middle section and the middle section has two oppositely directed shorter keyway wings extending in a direction transverse to that of the longer keyway wings. The shorter keyway wings have convexly radiused ends. The pivot assembly also has a pivot with an attachment portion and a key projecting rearwardly from the attachment portion. The key has a rearward section with oppositely directed longer key wings which are longer than the shorter keyway wings but sufficiently short to allow the longer key wings to pass through the keyway. The key also has a middle section between the rearward section and the attachment portion. The middle section has oppositely directed shorter key wings with convexly radiused ends. The shorter key wings extend in a direction aligned with that of the longer key wings. The shorter key wings have a length substantially matching that of a length of the shorter keyway wings. The radiused end of each shorter key wing has a radius substantially matching a radius of a radiused end of each of the shorter keyway wings such that the shorter key wings fit with a close tolerance between ends of the keyway shorter wings.10-29-2009
20100207439STOWABLE VEHICLE SEAT - There is provided a stowable vehicle seat having an erroneous operation preventive mechanism operating at the time of stowage/restoring operation. A stowable vehicle seat having an operating element using a strap for stowage/restoring operation includes brackets formed on a seat back frame, a rocking member rockably supported on the brackets, and a braking member fixed to the strap. The brackets each have an elongated hole extending in the up/down direction. The rocking member includes right and left plate bodies, each having a braking hole that is long in the up/down direction, and an upper plate connecting the plate bodies to each other. The upper plate comes into sliding contact with the strap on its lower side. The braking holes each have an expanded-width part on their front side. The braking member has the erroneous operation preventive mechanism formed being inserted through both of the elongated holes and the braking holes.08-19-2010
297283100 CHANGEABLE OR REVERSIBLE SUPPORTING SURFACE 2
20090278391Work Chair - An ergonomic work chair for activities requiring a bent-forward posture has the following features: a supporting cylinder which protrudes from a star base, a supporting column, which is mounted in the supporting cylinder such that it can be displaced in a vertical cylinder axis, for a base plate with a seat which is fixed on the base plate, a base arm which is fitted to the supporting column or to the base plate, and a pivoting arm, which is mounted on the base arm such that it can be rotated out of the seat region about a vertical axis, having a chest rest and side arm rests, and a support which has a star rest and is hinge-connected to the base plate via a lever mechanism which has fulcrums such that pressing down on the seat causes the star rest to move in the direction of the chest rest.11-12-2009
20130020848Reversible Surface Furniture Assembly - A furniture assembly is disclosed. A surface is reversibly attached to a support via a removable connector. The connector attaches through the surface into the support structure and preferably lays flush with the surface. The connector may even blend aesthetically with the surface. The surface may be flipped to the opposite side by removing the connector and turning the surface over. A recess on the opposing side also allows the connector to pass there-through and connect to the support structure. In alternate embodiments, the two opposing surfaces may be identical or they may be different to reflect two distinct styles, colors, patterns, textures or the like. The flipping of the surface may be done to extend the life of the surface, change the aesthetic of the surface or both.01-24-2013
297352000 PORTABLE BACK WITH BOTTOM ATTACHER 2
20090033136Vehicle Seat - The invention relates to a vehicle seat wherein the vehicle seat includes a back rest frame and a seat frame, which can be fastened to each other via a fitting. During assembly, mutually corresponding fastening points on the fitting and on at least one of the frame parts are brought to overlap in order to connect the two frame parts to each other with the aid of fastening elements. For the assembly, assembly aids are provided on the frame part and fitting. The assembly aids engage one inside the other in a form-fitting manner and are configured so that the two frame parts are held in an assembly aid position in which the mutually corresponding fastening points are aligned with respect to each other.02-05-2009
20080277987Composite seat back frame - A seat back is provided having a composite body having a first end, a center section, and a second end that is thicker than the center section. The first end, the center section, and the second end comprise a plurality of layers of highly aligned fibers in a thermoplastic matrix. The seat back also is provided with a member extending outwardly from the second end and a leg secured along at least a portion of the second end. The leg is positioned along the member to form a cavity defined by the second end, the member, and the leg, the cavity capable of receiving a connecting rod for connecting the seat back assembly to a seat.11-13-2008
297350000 LATERALLY FOLDING OR COLLAPSING BACK 1
20090218869Collapsible Seat and System - Collapsible seats may be installed on a track or rail system to allow the collapsible seats to move laterally within a vehicle's interior. The track system also may permit removal of the collapsible seats from the vehicle. The collapsible seats may include a seat back with multiple sections joined by flexible hinges that permit folding of the seat pan and seat back in a lateral direction. In certain embodiments, the seat pan or the headrest also may include multiple sections joined by flexible hinges. The flexible hinges may allow the seats to collapse laterally to reduce the width of the seats. The available space for seating or cargo storage may be adjusted by selectively collapsing, expanding, and removing the collapsible seats.09-03-2009
297181000 SIMULATION; E.G., ANIMAL OR VEHICLE 1
20090230737Pedicure Chair and Mini Spa - A pedicure chair for user including a child or young adult may include a tub member for the feet of the user, a seat member for the user to sit on, a back rest member connected to the seat member to rest the back of the user, a head rest member connected to the back rest member to rest the head of the user, and an arm member connected to the back rest member to rest the arms of the user. The back rest member may correspond to a first decoration, the head rest member may correspond corresponds to the first decoration and the arm member may be decorated to simulate an animal or cartoon character. The arm member may rotate with respect to the back rest member, and the head rest member may detach from the back rest member. The tub member may be connected to a stand member for supporting a entertainment device, and the entertainment device may be a DVD device. The entertainment device may be a music player, and the first decoration of the back rest member may be interchanged with a second decoration of the back rest member. The first decoration of the head rest member may be interchanged with a second decoration of the head rest member, and the stand may be positioned on the right side of the pedicure chair. The stand may be positioned on the left side of the pedicure chair, and the stand can be positioned at a varying height. The stand can be positioned at a varying view angle, and the entertainment device may be a game.09-17-2009
297063000 COMPONENT OF ADJACENT SEATS REORIENTABLE TO SINGLE BED 1
20090039686CHAIR SEAT WITH MUTUALLY MOVEABLE PARTS - The present invention concerns a chair seat (02-12-2009
297013000 FOLDING BOTTOM PERMITS SEAT ROTATION ABOUT VERTICAL AXIS 1
20090273211Vehicle seating system - A vehicle seat assembly includes a seat frame having a seat back and stadium-type seat base for movement between a seating position and a storage position to improve ease of entry to the vehicle area behind the vehicle seat. The vehicle seat assembly includes a swing assembly coupled to the seat back and configured to rotate the folded seat assembly around a substantially vertical axis. A single handle operation is included for unlatching the seat latches—the seat base automatically flips up—and pivoting the entire vehicle seat toward the interior of the vehicle to allow easy entry behind the vehicle seat.11-05-2009
297094000 BACK REVERSIBLE AS TO BOTTOM; E.G., WALKOVER TYPE 1
20080290700Reversible Seat Assembly - A reversible seat assembly includes a pair of spaced apart risers. A seat cushion is operatively coupled to the risers for movement between a first inclined position wherein a front end is farther from the floor than a rear end and a second inclined position wherein the rear end is farther from the floor than the front end. A seat back is operatively coupled to the risers for movement between first and second upright positions adjacent the rear and front ends of the seat cushion, respectively. A seat cushion control mechanism includes a pair of forward and rearward linkages operatively coupled between the front and rear ends of the seat cushion and the risers for automatically controlling the seat cushion between the first and second inclined positions in response to movement of the seat back between the first and second upright positions thereby defining forward and rearward-facing seating positions.11-27-2008
297185000 WITH MIRROR 1
20130147239HEADREST FOR AN AIRCRAFT PILOT'S SEAT AND SEAT COMPRISING A SUCH HEADREST - A headrest includes a first part referred to as the lower part, equipped with a connecting unit enabling an adjustable connection of the headrest to the seat back of a pilot seat, and a second part referred to as the upper part, located opposite the lower part, as well as a front face intended to serve as a support surface for the head of a user. A receptacle, connected to the mask, stores an oxygen mask and/or a supply line. The upper part of the headrest forms a hinged cover on the lower part of the headrest and it closes the receptacle. A seat, a cockpit, and an aircraft include such headrest.06-13-2013

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