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Movable seat or backrest

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296 - Land vehicles: bodies and tops

296100010 - BODIES

296063000 - Seats with body modifications

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
296650050 Hinged seat 58
296650130 Having rail 27
296066000 Seat-forming body parts 16
296650030 Seat securing device permitting seat removal and replacement 14
296680100 With safety feature 8
296650180 Having actuator 7
296650160 Hinged backrest 6
296650020 Resilient support 4
20100019524TRACTOR VEHICLE - A tractor is disclosed as a four-wheel drive vehicle with a movable seat back, with a seat height adjustment and with a varying load capability. The tractor also has a speed control device.01-28-2010
20110181069Active Suspension Seat Floor Plate - An active suspension seat is mounted to a floor of a vehicle with a floor plate having a lower portion through which is formed a first plurality of apertures positioned about the lower portion to correspond to the manner in which mounting features are positioned about the floor of the vehicle, and having an upper portion through which is formed a second plurality of apertures positioned about the upper portion to correspond to the manner in which apertures are positioned about a lower frame of the active suspension seat, and to enable the active suspension seat to be coupled to the floor plate by inserting fasteners through the second plurality of apertures from locations external to the lower frame.07-28-2011
20100052356Suspension system for a seat assembly including an array of fluid chambers and machine using same - A suspension system for a seat assembly of a machine includes an upper support member and a lower support member. An array of fluid chambers is operatively connected to the upper and lower support members. Each of the fluid chambers includes an electronically controlled valve for controlling an amount of fluid within the fluid chambers. An elastomer is coupled between the upper support member and the lower support member. An electronic controller is in communication with each of the electronically controlled valves and is configured to actuate the valves in response to a movement of the machine.03-04-2010
20090189407Scissorless suspension system for a seat assembly and machine using same - A suspension system for a seat assembly of a machine includes an upper support member and a lower support member. A plurality of vertically aligned guide pins interconnect the upper and lower support members, and are telescopically movable to adjust a distance between the upper and lower support members. A plurality of suspension devices are operatively connected to the upper and lower support members for biasing the upper support member away from the lower support member.07-30-2009
296650110 Lateral movement 4
20120032466TRANSVERSE SLIDING/ACCOMMODATION EASY ENTRY SEAT - A vehicle having a door opening defining a threshold. A slide system includes a track operably connected to the vehicle. A slide is linearly moveable relative to the track. A seat is operably connected to the slide. The slide is laterally movable between a retracted position that corresponds with the seat being positioned inside the vehicle and an extended position that corresponds with the seat being disposed in the threshold.02-09-2012
20130057014SEAT ARRANGEMENT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A RAIL GUIDE FOR A VEHICLE SEAT - A seat arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a vehicle seat that can be shifted in the longitudinal and transverse direction. A rail guide has a guide component fixedly anchored to the seat or vehicle and a guide rail fixedly anchored to the vehicle or seat along which the guide component is rail-guide. An installation section has a locking device that is moved from a release position in which the guide component is guided along the installation section or introduced into the installation section, into a locked position, in which the installation section is locked relative to the guide component by the locking device.03-07-2013
20110187146VEHICLE SEATING ARRANGEMENT INCLUDING A COLLAPSIBLE SEAT - A seating arrangement for a row of seats in a vehicle includes a right seat connected with a vehicle body of the vehicle, a left seat connected with the vehicle body, and a middle seat positioned between the right seat and the left seat. At least one of the right seat and the left seat is moveable in a lateral direction with respect to the other seat and the vehicle body. Movement of the at least one seat toward the other seat can collapse the middle seat.08-04-2011
20110068599SEATING SYSTEMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES - Embodiments of seating systems for motor vehicles facilitate two-dimensional movement of a seat in a horizontal plane. The seating systems can also facilitate vertical movement of the seat. The seating systems are motorized, and can be automatically controlled so that minimal movement and effort are required on the part of the user to enter and exit the vehicle.03-24-2011
296068000 Door or end-gate operated 1
20100230987VEHICLE SEAT WITH A VARIABLE-CONTOUR SUPPORTING SURFACE - A vehicle seat is provided with a protective surface to support the vehicle passenger and a variable-shape aircushion. The contour of the supporting surface can be varied by changing the shape of the aircushion. A drivable device is also provided with which the aircushion can be compressed at least partially from outside in such a way as to vary the shape of the aircushion, and hence vary the contour of the supporting surface. A motor vehicle is also provided with such a vehicle seat.09-16-2010
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20090160207CONVERTIBLE TOP HAVING MOVABLE OUTBOARD PANELS - A convertible top assembly for a motor vehicle includes a rear panel, a front panel and a pair of outer side panels. The front panel is movably coupled to the rear panel and movable relative to the rear panel between an extended position extending between the rear panel and a windshield header of the vehicle and a retracted position stacked with the rear panel. The outer side panels are movably coupled to the rear panel for movement between a use position extending outwardly from opposite sides of the rear panel and a stowed position disposed inwardly from the use position. The convertible top assembly further includes a linkage operatively connecting the front panel and outer side panels so as to cause movement of the outer side panels between the use position and the stowed position in response to movement of the front panel between the extended position and the retracted position, respectively.06-25-2009
20100066116DECELERATION RESPONSIVE VEHICLE SEAT - A deceleration responsive vehicle seat (03-18-2010
20110169293VEHICLE FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND METHOD FOR ENTERTAINING - A vehicle includes a cabin defined by a front, a back, a roof, a floor, a first side, and a second side opposite the first side. The vehicle also includes a window having a surface area that covers at least 50% of the first side, and seating in the cabin arranged to face the first side. The seating may be arranged in at least two rows, with a first row of seats having a first elevation relative to the floor, and a second row of seats having a second elevation relative to the floor, where the second elevation being greater than the first elevation. The vehicle also includes a video system comprising a plurality of video monitors located at the first side. Other variations and a related method of providing entertainment using vehicles of the claimed type are also described herein.07-14-2011
20090167045Motor vehicle seat assembly equipped with a load floor for a trunk - A motor vehicle seat assembly has a longitudinally movable rear seat and a load floor, which is height-adjustable, can be placed in a boot and has a front portion coupled to a lever member in a rotational manner about a horizontal axis; the lever member can swing about a further horizontal axis, which is fixed with respect to the rear seat during the longitudinal movement of the rear seat; the load floor has a substantially flat rear panel, which is coupled in a sliding manner to the front portion so as to vary the length of the load floor depending on the longitudinal position of the rear seat.07-02-2009
20080284195Vehicle Seat Assembly - A vehicle includes a seat assembly and a floor. The seat assembly includes a lower seat member operatively connected to the floor, a seatback member operatively connected to the lower seat member, and a head restraint operatively connected to the seatback member. The seat assembly is characterized by an occupiable configuration and a stowed configuration. The seat assembly is configured such that movement of the seat assembly from its occupiable configuration to its stowed configuration causes the head restraint to rotate in a first direction and then a second direction.11-20-2008
20110204669VEHICLE - A vehicle according to the present invention includes a front seat and a rear seat. The rear seat is changeable between an installed state in which the passenger can be seated and a retracted state in which the passenger is not seated and the rear seat is retracted. The vehicle includes an output control unit controlling the output of an engine, and detection means for detecting the installed state of the rear seat. When the detection means detects the installed state of the rear seat, the output control unit regulates the output of the engine as compared with the output when the detection means does not detect the installed state of the rear seat.08-25-2011
20090256378VEHICLE SEATS - A vehicle seat may include a longitudinal sliding mechanism having a longitudinal slide base that is arranged and constructed to move back and forth relative to a vehicle floor, and a covering device having a covering member and a wind-up roller that is capable of winding and unwinding the covering member. The covering member is arranged and constructed to cover a substantial portion of the longitudinal sliding mechanism when the longitudinal slide base is moved forwardly. The wind-up roller of the covering device is arranged so as to be positioned forward of a rear end periphery of the longitudinal slide base when the longitudinal slide base is in a farthest rearward position.10-15-2009
20080265606Automobile - In an automobile having a seat cushion 10-30-2008
20090051188STOWABLE CHILD SEAT FOR AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLES - A child seat mount assembly, a seat for mounting a child seat, and a passenger vehicle having a stowable child seat are provided. A seat back is connected to the body for closing an access opening to a storage compartment and seating an occupant in an upright position, and for opening the access opening in a collapsed position. A child seat mounting plate is connected to the seat back such that the mounting plate and child seat extend into the storage compartment in the upright position of the seat back, and such that the child seat is in a seating position in the collapsed position of the seat back. A method is provided for converting a vehicle seat for receiving and storing a child seat in the storage compartment, and for deploying a child seat in the collapsed position of the seat back.02-26-2009
20110260489COLLAPSIBLE SEAT CONSTRUCTION FOR A VEHICLE - A stowable seat 10-27-2011
20120043780METHOD OF DESIGNING A DRIVER'S COMPARTMENT - A method of designing a driver's compartment for accommodating a predetermined range of driver's sizes including a smallest size and a largest size, the compartment having a floor and a top end. The method includes: (a) designing a driver's seat having a seat reference point (SRP) used to define a position of a corresponding part of the seat in the compartment and a seat pan height reference point (SPHRP) used to define a position of the front portion of the seat in the compartment; (b) providing a seat moving mechanism configured to move at least the SRP vertically in the compartment between a first position and a second position. In the first position the SRP is disposed at a first vertical distance H02-23-2012
20120205936STOWABLE CHILD SEAT FOR AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLES - A child seat mount assembly, a seat for mounting a child seat, and a passenger vehicle having a stowable child seat are provided. A seat back is connected to the body for closing an access opening to a storage compartment and seating an occupant in an upright position, and for opening the access opening in a collapsed position. A child seat mounting plate is connected to the seat back such that the mounting plate and child seat extend into the storage compartment in the upright position of the seat back, and such that the child seat is in a seating position in the collapsed position of the seat back. A method is provided for converting a vehicle seat for receiving and storing a child seat in the storage compartment, and for deploying a child seat in the collapsed position of the seat back.08-16-2012
20110057470Folding Vehicle Seat - A folding vehicle seat is adapted to be stored on a first portion of a vehicle body floor and retained on the first portion by a retaining belt arrangement which includes a belt attached at its lower end to a vertical wall extending upward from the floor and a hook attached to an upper end of the belt. The upper end is inserted through a ring attached to the wall. The seat includes a seat cushion pivotally supported on a second portion of the floor and a seat back pivotally supported by the cushion, the cushion and back being adapted to be put together as a single body which is adapted to be pivoted from the second portion toward the first portion and has an engagement mechanism with which the hook is adapted to be engaged at the time when the body is stored on the first portion.03-10-2011
20120161461VEHICLE SEAT ACCOMMODATING DEVICE - A vehicle seat accommodating device of the invention includes: a seat configured to include a seat cushion and a seat back supported so as to be tiltable with respect to the seat cushion; an accommodation recess portion formed on a floor located behind the seat; and a support unit movably supporting the seat so as to accommodate the seat in the accommodation recess portion in a state where the seat back is folded so as to be overlapped on the seat cushion, wherein when the seat is adjusted to a seating posture, both ends of the seat cushion in a vehicle width direction are mounted on wheel housings that are bloated from side walls of a vehicle body toward the inside in the vehicle width direction.06-28-2012
20110042993SEAT APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE - A seat apparatus for a vehicle includes a seat for a vehicle, a seat driving portion driving the seat to change a seat position, a controlling portion controlling an operation of the seat driving portion to change the seat position to a predetermined position, and an input portion receiving a control command relative to the controlling portion. The controlling portion includes an assembly control mode in which an operation of the seat driving portion is controlled on a basis of the control command input to the input portion by an assembly input operation performed when the vehicle is assembled and includes a normal control mode in which the operation of the seat driving portion is controlled on a basis of the control command input to the input portion by a normal input operation performed when the vehicle is used by a user.02-24-2011
20080238124SEAT TRACK LOCKING MECHANISM - An apparatus for adjusting the position of a seat comprises a rack and a clock nut that grips the rack. The rack comprises a threaded rod, while the clock nut comprises a short cylindrical body that is drilled and threaded along its diameter with internal threads corresponding to the thread diameter and pitch of the rack. Circumferential reliefs are then formed in the threaded bore to enable the clock nut to be “clocked” from a position in which the threads of the clock nut engage the threads of the rack to a second position in which the threads of the clock nut disengage the threads of the rack. A pair of linkages are provided to rotate the clock nut between the engaged and disengaged positions and to transmit loads from the clock nut. Because the clock nut engages multiple teeth of the rack simultaneously, the seat track locking mechanism of the present invention is capable of extremely fine position adjustment without sacrificing ruggedness and because of the design of the linkages, the seat track locking mechanism locks bi-directionally and with little or no backlash.10-02-2008
20110309650COLLAPSIBLE SEAT - A collapsible seat assembly providing a compact size in the stowed position. The seat assembly has a reduced overall height in the stowed position, and an articulated bolster and lumbar supports which provides a reduced compact size of the seat in the stowed position. A cover may extend over the seat in the stowed position.12-22-2011

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