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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
297216120 Force-absorbing means incorporated into headrest area 130
297216130 Force-absorbing means incorporated into back 81
297216110 Force-absorbing means incorporated into child seat 46
297216160 Bottom and back movable as unit in response to force 20
297216150 Bottom and back interconnected for relative concurrent movement 5
20090045659PROTECTION SYSTEM - The protection system is used especially for the protection against a fatal effect of vertical accelerations triggered by a landmine on the passengers of an armoured vehicle. For this, the sitting unit consisting of a seat body (02-19-2009
20080258521VEHICLE SEAT - The invention relates to a vehicle (10-23-2008
20110227378Vehicle safety seat - A vehicle safety seat (104, 202, 302, 502, 802) includes a seat bottom (120, 210, 310, 504, 810) that is movable substantially instantly from a substantially horizontal normal orientation for normal traveling to a deployed angled orientation contemporaneously with a vehicle crash. The deployed safety seat shifts a seat occupant (102) into a protective posture to reduce accelerations, loads and moments of force on various parts of the occupant's body. In preferred embodiments, the seat bottom is deployed into its angled orientation by lowering the rear (124, 312, 507, 812) of the seat bottom, causing the seat bottom to pivot about a front pivot (172, 220, 320, 518, 820) at the front of the seat bottom. Typically, a vehicle safety seat includes a backrest (130, 240, 360, 550, 840). In some embodiments, a backrest (130, 240, 360, 550) is movable downwards and/or rearwards simultaneously with movement of the seat bottom.09-22-2011
20110227377Mechatronic vehicle safety seat - The mechatronic vehicle safety seat described transforms the geometry of the bottom frame and backrest frame associated with a head restraint when a collision is imminent. On a signal from a pre-crash detection device, or a manual or verbal indication, an energized solenoid instantly releases the forces of torsion springs and triggers the seat bottom and backrest for concurrent movement in sufficient time to mitigate excessive accelerations, loads and moments of forces acting upon seated occupants in response to impact modes. The distorted geometry of the bottom frame and backrest with head restraint enhances the safety performance of the seat belt and reduces the aggressiveness of airbags.09-22-2011
20080252114Seat for heavy equipment having buffer means in forward and backward directions - A seat for heavy equipment having a buffer means in forward and backward directions is provided, which can protect an operator by attenuating impact and vibration generated in a cab in forward and backward directions of an excavator in accordance with the driving of the buffer means in a main working mode of the excavator. The seat for heavy equipment is mounted on a suspension plate and is located between left and right console boxes. The seat for heavy equipment includes a lower member mounted on the suspension plate; an upper member slidably mounted on the lower member in forward and backward directions of the equipment; a buffer means for attenuating impact and vibration generated in the forward and backward directions of the equipment; a tilting means including a frame, a hinge shaft, a driving shaft, and a control handle; and a locking means for locking and unlocking forward and backward movement of the upper member against the lower member when a pusher installed on one side of the frame is manipulated. In a main working mode of the equipment, a buffer function is performed through forward and backward movement of the upper member against the lower member, and when the main working mode is released, the buffer function is released.10-16-2008
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20130026802METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROTECTING AND RESTRAINING A PASSENGER AND AN EVALUATION AND CONTROL UNIT FOR A PROTECTION AND RESTRAINT DEVICE - A method for protecting and restraining a passenger on a passenger seat of a vehicle in case of an accident, with the aid of at least one restraint element of a protection and restraint device, an evaluation and control unit for a protection and restraint device for carrying out the method, a protection and restraint device for protecting a passenger having such an evaluation and control unit, as well as a corresponding computer program and computer program product for carrying out the method are described. A positioning applied force is generated as a function of an ascertained current driving situation, the applied force accelerating the passenger away from a vehicle side structure in the direction of the middle of the vehicle if a predefined precrash situation is detected.01-31-2013
20100117408Safety Seat Secured to a Support Frame Comprised of Spring Elements - A safety seat for land vehicles, aircraft and watercraft. A support frame is fixed to the vehicle and is provided with at least two generally vertical support elements, each comprised of a spring element loosely positioned between a roof region and a floor of the vehicle and bendable transverse to its longitudinal direction under load. Opposite sides of a sitting portion are secured to one of the spring elements via respective support straps and suspension straps. One end of each support strap is attached to the sitting portion near the front edge and extends at an angle to the longitudinal axis of the spring element toward the roof portion. The other end of the support strap is attached to a securement device fixedly connected to the spring element. One end of each suspension strap is attached near the rear edge of the sitting portion. The suspension strap extends from the sitting portion in a path generally parallel to the spring element to the securement device, to which another end of the suspension strap is secured. Near where the securement device is diposed on the spring element, a spacer is disposed between the suspension strap and the spring element.05-13-2010
20130076085LONGITUDINAL RAIL GUIDE - A longitudinal rail guide of a motor vehicle seat having a bottom rail, with a top rail which is movable in longitudinal direction relative to the bottom rail and with a locking device. The locking device has a guide part which is disposed on the top rail and has at least one guide opening, and for each guide opening there is a blocking part which is disposed so as to be movable in the guide opening. The guide part has a free edge which lies directly opposite an adjacent inner surface of the bottom rail, and before an accident the free edge is located at a small distance from the adjacent inner surface of the bottom rail and after an accident the free edge bears against the adjacent inner surface.03-28-2013
20130082495VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY WITH RIGID AIR BAG PROTECTION MEMBER - A vehicle seat assembly according to the present disclosure includes an air bag module having a front and a side, and the air bag module includes an inflatable air bag and a rigid cover at least partially covering the air bag. The rigid cover may include a protection portion that extends at least partially along the side of the air bag module. The protection portion has an end spaced away from the front of the air bag module. The seat assembly further includes a seat pad disposed outside of the air bag module, and a trim cover positioned over the seat pad. In at least one embodiment, upon inflation of the air bag, the end of the protection portion is configured to move forwardly such that the protection portion extends between the seat pad and the air bag.04-04-2013
20130088055SAFETY SEAT - The safety seat according to the invention contains a lower fastening 04-11-2013
20130038099Blast Mitigating, Fully Adjustable, Turret Seating System - A fully adjustable seat assembly adapted for a motor vehicle with safety features including a blast mitigating device, such as an energy attenuation device, to absorb energy in a controlled manner. Another safety features is a one-hand lap belt release system. The seat assembly preferably has a back cushion support with a seat base that automatically flips-up when not in use. When used in a vehicle turret, the seat assembly can provide for 360 degrees of rotational movement with a bracket and a single bearing.02-14-2013
20130038098ADAPTER APPARATUS, VEHICLE SEAT, MOTOR VEHICLE, AND METHOD FOR THE ABSORPTION OF KINETIC ENERGY OF A VEHICLE SEAT - A seat adapter apparatus for fixing a seat frame to a moving part of a seat rail of a vehicle seat of a motor vehicle is provided. The seat adapter apparatus has a seat frame side with a seat mount and an energy absorption device coupled to the seat frame side. The energy absorption device is configured to absorb at least a portion of the kinetic energy of the vehicle seat and/or redirect it to the seat rail in the event of a crash of the motor vehicle.02-14-2013
20100109393Safety Seat Having a Vertically Acting, Impact-Dampening Suspension - The invention relates to a safety seat for land, air, and sea vehicles having a seat part fixed on two vertical retaining belts, each extending in the region of the rear seat part edge and attached to the vehicle, characterized in that each retaining belt (05-06-2010
20130082494VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY WITH AIR BAG MODULE HAVING INTEGRAL PROTECTION MEMBER - A vehicle seat assembly may include an air bag module having an inflatable air bag and a housing that receives the air bag. The housing has a main body that substantially encloses the air bag prior to inflation of the air bag, and an extension formed integrally with the main body. The extension is substantially enclosed by the main body prior to inflation of the air bag, and the extension has an end. Upon inflation of the air bag, the end of the extension is configured to extend outside the main body such that the end extends between the air bag and a component of the seat assembly.04-04-2013
20120217774OCCUPANT PROTECTION APPARATUS - An occupant protection apparatus includes: aside airbag device including an airbag that deploys in a space between a side surface on an outer side in a vehicle width direction of a seat and a passenger compartment inner wall facing the side surface; and a seat belt device including a seat belt that restrains an occupant. The side airbag device is provided at a side portion on an outer side in the vehicle width direction of the seat and on an inner side in the vehicle width direction of the seat belt. The airbag is ejected outward in the vehicle width direction at a vehicle side impact, secures a space between the passenger compartment inner wall and the occupant, and presses the seat belt outward in the vehicle width direction to apply a tension to the seat belt.08-30-2012
20120112503VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat is configured such that a seating surface of a seat bottom moves in response to a frontal collision as defined with respect to an occupant seated on the vehicle seat. The vehicle seat includes: a base frame of the seat bottom configured to be supported on a vehicle body; a movable frame 05-10-2012
20120223551Mobile Energy Attenuating Seat and Safety Harness for Aircraft - An energy attenuating seat system for an aircraft includes energy attenuating features and is also configured to provide mobility for the occupant. The system is configured to suspend the operator, or gunner, with a support from the roof of the aircraft. The system includes an armored seat or body harness for the occupant. The system provides energy attenuation in multiple directions. The system also optionally includes a floor tether in order to control the movements of the occupant. The system may also include an impact detection system to selectively change the tension of the support and/or floor harness. The system may also include one or more airbags either within in the fuselage of the aircraft, or included in the seat system in order to provide energy attenuation.09-06-2012
20120223550SAFETY ARRANGEMENT - A vehicle seat includes a seat frame, a first air-bag unit and a second air-bag unit. The seat frame is at least partially covered by a padding material and substantially covered by a cover. The first air-bag unit includes a first air-bag mounted within an outboard side of the seat, and substantially covered by the cover. The second air-bag unit includes a second air-bag mounted within the outboard side of the seat and substantially covered by the cover. The first air-bag is configured to inflate and burst through the cover, when activated, and to bear against an occupant of the seat sitting in a normal position in the seat, thereby exerting a pushing force against the occupant in an inboard direction. The second air-bag is configured to inflate and burst through the cover when activated, and to occupy a position between an occupant of the seat and an exterior side wall of the vehicle.09-06-2012
20090236882SEAT APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE - A seat apparatus for a vehicle includes a first seat, a second seat, and a seatbelt mechanism provided at the second seat. A first frame member for supporting the second seat and a first seat slide mechanism for slidably moving the second seat are arranged to be vertically coplanar with the shoulder belt guide member and the belt anchor of the seatbelt mechanism. A first lock member is provided at a second frame member disposed adjacently to the first seat for supporting the second seat. A second lock member is provided at a supporting member for supporting the first seat. The first and second lock members allow a movement of the second frame member in a forward and backward direction of the vehicle and engage with each other for locking the second frame member relative to the vehicle floor when an excess load is received from the seatbelt mechanism.09-24-2009
20090026814SEAT HAVING SIDE AIRBAG - A first exemplary seat with a side airbag disposed therein includes a front seat cover and a side seat cover. The seat covers are releasably attached together at a junction configured for the airbag to be deployed therethrough. The front seat cover is less stretchable than the side seat cover. A second exemplary seat with a side airbag disposed therein includes a front seat cover and a side seat cover. The seat covers are releasably attached together at a junction configured for the airbag to be deployed therethrough. The junction includes a first thread of the front seat cover, and a second thread of the second seat cover. The first thread is stronger than the second thread.01-29-2009
20110018316VEHICLE SAFETY SEAT - A vehicle safety seat may comprise, among other things, a vehicle seat having a seat base configured to be mounted to a support surface of a motor vehicle, and a roll sensor mounted to the seat base. The vehicle seat may be a suspension seat. The vehicle seat may have other sensors, event detection systems or the like mounted thereto. The vehicle seat may include a number of vehicle/occupant safety mechanisms integral therewith.01-27-2011
20110121620VEHICLE SEAT - The present vehicle seat includes a seat bottom 05-26-2011
20100171348OCCUPANT SUPPORT SYSTEM - Human support systems for one or more of the safety, convenience, comfort of the user.07-08-2010
20120187729VEHICLE SIDE AIRBAG APPARATUS - A vehicle side airbag apparatus includes a resin seat frame that includes a recess that is elongated in a vehicle top-bottom direction, and that opens to a vehicle front side; a module casing that is disposed inside the recess and includes an outer side wall and an inner side wall that are arranged in parallel with each other, and extend in the vehicle front-rear direction, the outer side wall being disposed outside the inner side wall in a vehicle width direction, in a horizontal sectional view; and a side airbag stored in a folded manner within the module casing. In at least one of the outer side wall and the inner side wall, a low rigidity portion is provided in an area including an entirety of, or a portion of a region that overlaps with an iliac crest of a seated occupant in a side view.07-26-2012
20110285184Soldier Platform System - A soldier platform system and method includes a soldier platform system in a vehicle. In an embodiment, the soldier platform system includes a seat assembly. The seat assembly includes a seat and straps. The soldier platform system also includes a restraint harness belt. The restraint harness belt is secured to the seat assembly. In addition, the soldier platform system includes mounting assemblies. The straps attach the seat to the mounting assemblies. The soldier platform system further includes a ratchet platform that has a platform upper assembly and a platform lower assembly.11-24-2011
20110006567ENERGY ABSORPTION APPARATUS - An energy absorption apparatus for protecting occupants of different body weights from the effects of excessive G-force by absorbing energy imparted on a vehicle during an explosion occurring below the vehicle. The apparatus has a first mounting member attached to the vehicle, a second mounting member attached to the occupant's seat, and an absorption mechanism attached between the first and second mounting members. The absorption mechanism utilises an attenuation strip provided on one of the mounting members, and anvils provided on the other of the mounting members such that when the vehicle is subjected to excessive G-force, the attenuation strip is bent and pulled through the anvils thereby producing a frictional attenuation force which controls movement of the seat relative to the vehicle. An absorption adjustment mechanism is provided. Methods of protecting a vehicle occupant from the effects of excessive G-force are also provided.01-13-2011
20090289479Occupant Restraining Apparatus and Seat - An occupant restraining apparatus 11-26-2009
20100102602Safety Seat Without Side Fittings - A safety seat for vehicles, including a seat portion having a rear end supported against vertical support straps of a strap framework secured to a vehicle. Each of two supports laterally disposed on the seat portion as a first end secured to the set. From the first end, each support extends in an inclined path, below the seat portion, to the vertical support straps. Each support has a free end remote from the first end and suspended in a loop formed on the vertical support straps. To tensioning straps are disposed beneath the seat portion and extend along side edges thereof from a front securement and the seat portion to a connection with the vertical support straps. Each tensioning strap has a length less than the distance between the front securement and the rear end of the seat portion.04-29-2010
20090146472LAYERED SEATING WITH DIRECTED DEFLECTION FOR CHILD SEAT AND OCCUPANT SAFETY - A seat cushion for a vehicle seat having attachment members for selectively attaching a child seat thereto includes a first layer having a first hardness and a second layer having a second hardness. The second layer is less hard than the first layer and defines a support surface upon which the child seat sets.06-11-2009
20090309397Vehicle Seat Having An Anti-submarining Device And Method - The invention relates to vehicle seat comprising a seat part and to a restraint device and a corresponding method of manufacture. The vehicle seat comprises an anti-submarining restraint device for preventing an occupant from slipping through on the vehicle seat when decelerated due to a crash, said restraint device being sellable to an extended inactive position and said restraint device being settable to an extended active position. The seat part, in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle, has a padding defining a seat area, and a padding support below said padding. The restraint device is arranged between the padding support and the padding and spaced apart from the lateral parts by means of a locking element (e.g. detent recesses (12-17-2009
20110266845SEATING APPARATUS FOR USE ON A VEHICLE HAVING A FLAT CARRYING AREA - Seating apparatus (11-03-2011
20110204684TETHER FOR A VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat and the construction of the vehicle seat provide a robust structure which will assure the safety of an occupant in the seat in case of an accident. In particular, a seat having a seat belt of the ‘belt in seat“-kind is provided. The vehicle seat includes a backrest frame and a seat frame connected to each other to form a seat structure. The seat includes further a seat base adapted to be rigidly connected to the frame structure of a vehicle, and the seat base is connected to the seat frame via a seat suspension. The seat further includes a tether which at one of its ends is attached to the back of the seat at a first, upper attachment point and at its other end attached at a second, lower attachment point in order to improve the strength of the seat in case of an accident. The seat is provided with at least one lever arm on the back side of the seat which shall be used as an attachment point for the tether or as a guide or support for the tether located in between the upper attachment point and the lower attachment point. Hence, by prolonging the total lever arm and redirect the direction of the counteractive force working to withstand the forces on the vehicle seat in the case of an accident, an improved performance of the tethering arrangement and thus an improve the safety for a belted person occupying the seat may be achieved.08-25-2011
20110204685ANTI-CRASH SEAT FOR A VEHICLE - An anti-crash seat (08-25-2011
20090184545VEHICLE SEAT SYSTEM - A vehicle seating system in which a seat belt restraint assembly may be secured directly to the seat. The vehicle seating system includes generally a seat and a base assembly that supports the seat. The base assembly may be a suspension base assembly or a pedestal base assembly. The construction of the base assembly provides the vehicle seating system with sufficient strength so that the system satisfies load testing requirements and provides comfort to the occupant. The base assembly includes a stop operating at the forward portions of the base assembly to limit forward pivoting movement of the seat upon sudden deceleration. The suspension base assembly may also include dual thickness arms, internal tethers, and vertical supports at the rear of the assembly to strengthen the assembly. The pedestal base assembly may also include telescoped tubes to strengthen the assembly.07-23-2009
20110221246VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat having means (09-15-2011
20110140485VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat including at least two components connected, directly or indirectly, by an adjustment mechanism. A locking means is provided, arranged to lock the two components relative to each other when predetermined conditions are experienced, to restrict relative movement of the two components. The locking means may be arranged to engage when a vehicle in which the seat is mounted is involved in an impact. The locking means reduces the amount of relative movement of seat components owing to compliance in seat adjustment mechanism in the event of a vehicle impact.06-16-2011
20090001784Side airbag connector assembly - A connector assembly for use with a side airbag having a tearable seam in a vehicle seat is disclosed. The connector assembly includes a clip member having a slot near one end thereof and an inner chute connected to the clip member via the slot. The connector assembly also includes a rod releaseably secured to the clip member. An outer chute is connected to the rod and the seam on the opposite end thereof. The chute will allow for proper guidance of the airbag during deployment from the seat in a crash situation.01-01-2009
20090001783VEHICLE SEAT HAVING A SIDE AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT STRAP - A seat assembly for supporting an occupant in a passenger compartment of an automotive vehicle. The seat assembly includes a seat back for supporting the back of the occupant. The seat back includes an airbag module, a frame, a trim cover and a plurality of straps connecting the trim cover to the frame. The airbag module has an inflatable airbag. The trim cover covers The airbag module, foam pad and frame. The trim cover has a first seam through which the airbag can deploy during operation of the airbag module. The trim cover has a second seam spaced apart from the first seam. The plurality of straps prevent stretching of the trim cover during deployment of the airbag and direct the energy associated with the deployment of the airbag toward the first seam. First and second straps of the plurality of straps each have a first end fixedly secured to the trim cover along the first seam and a second end fixedly secured to the frame. The airbag module is disposed the first and second straps. A third strap of the plurality of straps has a first end fixedly secured to the trim cover along the second seam and a second end fixedly secured to the frame.01-01-2009
20090243353SEAT APPARATUS - A seat apparatus includes a seat adapted to be arranged on a floor of a vehicle, a motor driving the seat to move, and a control unit supplying electric power to the motor by controlling a duty ratio with duty cycle control. The control unit determines an initial start-up time in which the duty ratio is defined as a first duty ratio over a period between the time the motor is started up after being powered by the control unit and the time before the seat driven by the motor starts moving. The control unit reduces the duty ratio when the initial start-up time elapses and sets the duty ratio to a second duty ratio smaller than the first duty ratio when the seat starts moving.10-01-2009
20090140559REAR-SEAT OCCUPANT PROTECTION APPARATUS - Disclosed is a rear-seat occupant protection apparatus, which is designed to protect, during a frontal collision of a vehicle, a rear-seat occupant (B) seated in a rear seat (06-04-2009
20100156153SEAT ASSEMBLY WITH BLAST MITIGATION DEVICE AND FRONT END COLLISION RESISTANCE - A seat assembly having a front and a back and adapted to be attached to a floor comprises a seat base and a seat back attached to the seat base, a seat belt mechanism attached to the seat base and free of the floor, a blast mitigation device attached to the seat base and adapted to be secured to the floor, wherein the blast mitigation device has a crumple zone which absorbs energy in the event of a blast, and a front impact dislocation resistance device mounted on the blast mitigation device with a pair of brackets. The front impact dislocation resistance device acts to resist separation of the seat base from the blast mitigation device.06-24-2010
20100259076Reinforced Energy Absorption Device and Assembly - A device for absorbing energy by deformation, in particular for a motor vehicle seat, in the event of an impact, the energy absorption device comprising: a plate of substantially constant thickness comprising at least a first cutout and a second cutout which are separated by a bridge; and a rod extending through the first cutout wherein the bridge comprises a collar having, at least locally, a thickness greater than the thickness of the plate.10-14-2010
20130214570BLAST ATTENUATION SEAT - This invention relates to a system and method of armed forces vehicle seating which reduces the potential for injury to occupants when the vehicle is subjected to a mine or similar explosive device. The seats are ceiling or wall mounted and include a trailing arm which allows for deflection while providing stability. The seat isolates the occupants from the chassis of the vehicle via a pneumatic or other shock absorber and/or a crushable element to provide protection from vertical and horizontal oriented blasts. These seats can also be combined with shock absorbing/isolating foot rests, appendage (leg) restrain systems and an occupant four-point harness to offer a completely integrated system. This integrated system reduces acceleration/deceleration related injuries, shock injuries to the lower legs, flailing injuries to the lower legs and internal collision injuries. Other options and alternatives are also described.08-22-2013
20100176629SEAT APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE - A seat apparatus for vehicle includes a slide mechanism including a lower rail adapted to be fixed to a vehicle floor and an upper rail movably supported relative to the lower rail and adapted to be fixed to a first end portion of a seat frame, a belt anchor connected to a seat belt fixed to the seat frame, a wire member arranged below a second end portion of the seat frame and having ends adapted to be fixed to the vehicle floor, and a separating load transmission mechanism including a wire member retaining device connected to the belt anchor, the wire member retaining device being relatively movable along the wire member in a normal operation and retaining the wire member to lock the relative movement in a case where a separating load equal to or greater than a predetermined level is applied to the belt anchor.07-15-2010
20100001559VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat comprises a seat bottom, a seat back pivotably attached to the seat bottom, a seat belt. The seat bottom has a support frame to be attached to a vehicle body, and a bottom cushion supported by the support frame. A pretensioner is disposed between the bottom cushion and the support frame to move the bottom cushion rearward with respect to the support frame when the unpreferable external force is generated. When the pretensioner is actuated, the bottom cushion moves rearward, and a moving distance S of a tip anchor and a tongue anchor is set larger than a moving distance T of the bottom cushion.01-07-2010
20100237669VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat has a pad carrier with a wire frame and a seat cushion that rests on the pad carrier. The seat cushion structure is connected to the pad carrier and absorbs energy by deformation in the event of high forces.09-23-2010
20100253119SEAT STRUCTURE, METHOD OF CHANGING SEAT HARDNESS, AND VEHICLE - In a seat cushion of a seat, a first actuator supplies air via inside of a communication tube to inside of a air bag in a state where an air valve has been opened by control of a second actuator, whereby air pressure inside the air bag is adjusted, hardness of a pad and in turn the seat cushion is adjusted. Further, after the hardness of the seat cushion has been adjusted, the air valve is closed by control of the second actuator. For this reason, the hardness of the seat cushion can be adjusted at an appropriate hardness with respect to a vehicle occupant.10-07-2010
20100140986VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat includes a seat cushion frame which comprises a pair of side frames and a front cross member located on a front side of the vehicle seat, the front cross member extending between the side frames and at least one leg support member is connected to the front cross member, and is arranged vehicle forward of the front cross member, wherein the at least one leg support member comprises at least a portion having a strength lower than a strength of the front cross member.06-10-2010
20120139306APPARATUS FOR PREVENTING ROTATION OF SEAT FRAME FOR VEHICLE - An apparatus for preventing rotation of a seat frame for a vehicle having the seat frame that includes an inner link portion and an outer link portion that may be provided with a height adjustment device to adjust a height of a seat and a rack gear link may include a height link, wherein one end portion of the height link may be pivotally connected to a set bracket and the other end portion thereof may be pivotally connected to a cushion side member, and a rotation prevention link provided on the inner link portion wherein one end portion of the rotation prevention link may be pivotally hinged to the height link and the other end portion thereof may be movably installed on the set bracket.06-07-2012
20090284053HEIGHT LOCK DEVICE FOR VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat is configured to be adjustable in height having a height adjusting mechanism composed of a link mechanism disposed between a lower rail provided at a vehicle body side and the vehicle seat. The vehicle seat comprises a guide plate provided on the vehicle seat, a gear plate attached to the lower rail and movably provided on the guide plate in a straight direction, a pair of lock arms provided on the guide plate and engageable with a pair of gear portions of the gear plate when an emergency load is applied to a seat belt of a vehicle seat occupant. The pair of gear portions is formed by mutually deviating by half pitch P each between an engagement plane of one gear portion and an engagement plane of the other gear portion.11-19-2009
20120193953SEAT CUSHION AIRBAG APPARATUS - A seat cushion airbag apparatus is applied to a vehicle seat having a seat portion. The seat portion has a seat cushion that is supported from below by a support portion of a seat frame. The apparatus raises a seat face of the vehicle seat, thereby restraining an object on the seat face to prevent the object from moving forward. The apparatus includes an airbag, an inflation fluid generator, and a contact preventing member. The airbag is arranged between the support portion and the cushion. The inflation fluid generator supplies inflation fluid for inflating the airbag, thereby raising the seat face. The contact preventing member is arranged between the support portion and the airbag. A part of the contact preventing member that is in the vicinity of the support portion is flexible. The contact preventing member prevents the airbag from contacting the support portion when the airbag is inflated.08-02-2012
20100301647Blast mitigating seat - A blast mitigating seat features a base and a seat frame. The seat frame includes a pan and a backrest including an open area for gear worn by a user. A first damping subsystem between the base and the seat frame has a first force/stroke relationship and a second damping subsystem between the base and the seat frame has a second force/stroke relationship.12-02-2010
20110121621SEAT BOTTOM PRETENSIONER FOR VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat comprises a reclinable seatback (05-26-2011
20110241391BLAST ATTENUATION SEAT - A seat for supporting an occupant of a vehicle and absorbing a force between the occupant and the vehicle created by relative movement between the occupant and the vehicle including a seat bottom and a seat back extending from the seat bottom. At least one of the seat bottom and the seat back includes a first energy absorbing device for absorbing at least a portion of the force when the force reaches a first magnitude. The one of the seat bottom and the seat back also includes a second energy absorbing device for absorbing at least a portion of the force when the force reaches a second magnitude greater than the first magnitude. The second energy absorbing device supports the first energy absorbing device so that the first energy absorbing device transmits a portion of the force to the second energy absorbing device when the force reaches the second magnitude.10-06-2011
20110025106LIFTER DEVICE FOR VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat lifter includes front and rear links with upper ends pivoted to a side frame of the seat and lower ends pivoted to front and rear floor brackets. A front hitting segment is in a front portion of the side frame spaced from a front catch in the front bracket, and a rear hitting segment is in a rear portion of the side frame spaced from a rear catch in the rear bracket. The front hitting segment is stopped by the front catch when the side frame is displaced frontward along with a deformation of the front and rear links due to forces during a frontal collision. The rear hitting segment is stopped by the rear catch when the side frame is displaced rearward along with a deformation of the front and rear links due to forces during a rear collision.02-03-2011
20110127814LOCKING DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR A VEHICLE SEAT - A locking device, in particular for a vehicle seat, includes a latch (06-02-2011
20090218859ADJUSTABLE SEAT RAMP UTILIZING ACTIVE MATERIAL ACTUATION - An adjustable seat ramp adapted for use with a seat base and defining a first angle of inclination, includes a structure translatably disposed within or integrally formed with the base and presenting a first position, and further includes an actuator employing a shape memory material element and configured to cause the structure to translate to a second position, wherein a second angle of inclination is defined.09-03-2009
20090218858MANIPULABLE SEAT BOLSTER UTILIZING ACTIVE MATERIAL ACTUATION - A manipulable seat bolster including an active material actuator configured to selectively cause or enable a condition, such as the geometric configuration, or position of the bolster to be modified, when the active material is activated.09-03-2009
20100176628VEHICLE SEAT STABILIZATION SYSTEM AND A STABILIZATION DEVICE - A vehicle seat stabilization system configured for minimizing downward displacement of a seat cushion upon vehicle impact includes a vehicle seat and a stabilization device. The seat has a first and second vertical position and includes the cushion, a torque tube, mounting arrangement, slide assembly, and lift linkage. The device is configured for minimizing downward displacement of the cushion upon vehicle impact and includes a piston, rod, first cylinder, and a second cylinder disposed entirely within and cooperating with the first cylinder to define a conduit. The piston divides the second cylinder and defines a first and second chamber in fluid communication via the conduit. The device includes fluid and a member disposed within the second cylinder moveable upon vehicle impact to seal off fluid communication between the conduit and the second chamber to minimize downward displacement of the cushion upon impact when the seat is in the second position.07-15-2010
20100060045VEHICLE SEAT HAVING AN ANTI-SUBMARINING DEVICE AND METHOD - The invention relates to vehicle seat comprising a seat part and to a restraint device and a corresponding method of manufacture. The vehicle seat comprises an anti-submarining restraint device for preventing an occupant from slipping through on the vehicle seat when decelerated due to a crash, said restraint device being settable to a retracted inactive position and said restraint device being settable to an extended active position. The seat part, in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle, has lateral seat parts on both sides of the seat, a padding defining a seat area and a padding support (03-11-2010
20110101744VEHICULAR SEATING SYSTEM - The improved seating assembly for an automotive vehicle, includes a molded plastic seat (05-05-2011
20110074190OCCUPANT PROTECTION DEVICE - An occupant protection device includes: a collision prediction part; a seatback actuator that adjusts a reclining angle; a seatbelt retracting part; a reclining angle sensor; and a controller that sets the reclining angle to a target angle and that controls the seatbelt retracting part so that the seatbelt is retracted when the collision prediction part determines that a collision will occur. Accordingly, the controller executes a control so that the driving force of seatbelt retracting part when the reclining angle is decreased is smaller than at least one of the driving force of seatbelt retracting part when the reclining angle is not changed or when the driving force of seatbelt retracting part when the reclining angle is increased.03-31-2011
20110254330VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat includes displaceable seat components which produce a lateral bracing as a function of accelerations in the direction of a transverse vehicle axis. The seat components are integrated into the vehicle seat and are at least partly extendable in a necessitating situation.10-20-2011
20080315635REAR END COLLISION SHOCK ABSORBING UNIT, RECLINING DEVICE, AND FRAMED STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE SEAT - A rear end collision shock absorbing unit wherein there are provided one-side member rotating in synchronization with either one side of the seat back side and the seat cushion side between members that turn mutually to enable tilting, and the other-side member rotating in synchronization with the other side, and a convex part is provided on the one-side member, a concave part or a through hole in which the convex part fits is provided in the other-side member, and when a rear end collision shock is applied, the convex part and the concave part or through hole are turned relatively and deformed in a fitted state, whereby rear end collision shock energy is absorbed.12-25-2008
20120242123SECURED FORCE CONCENTRATOR IN A VEHICULAR BOLSTER FOR AIRBAG RETENTION AND DEPLOYMENT - A vehicle seat assembly includes a frame for mounting the seat to a vehicle. The seat assembly also includes a seat pad located proximate the frame. A trim cover is disposed over the seat pad, and includes a seam adjacent a side of the seat pad. An airbag assembly, which includes an airbag and an inflator configured to supply gas to the airbag, is also part of the seat assembly. A force concentrator covers at least a portion of the seat pad for protecting the pad during deployment of the airbag. The force concentrator includes an inner panel attached to the airbag assembly and an outer panel attached to the frame. The panels form a deployment channel for the airbag, and thereby inhibit contact of the airbag with the seat pad as the airbag deploys.09-27-2012
20080203784Fitting for a vehicle seat - The present invention relates to a fitting (08-28-2008
20110074189FOLDING TYPE SEAT - A folding type seat of the present invention includes a body section supporting bracket, supporting a body section of a reclining mechanism, and a passive section supporting bracket, supporting a passive section of the reclining mechanism, which are located inward of external surfaces of a seat cushion or a seat back at positions spaced therefrom by predetermined distances. At least one of the brackets is provided with an impact absorbing section, which is caused to deform for absorbing impact energy imparted to a vehicle.03-31-2011
20110095578VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY - A vehicle seat assembly having a seat pad, a trim cover, an air bag module, and a pad shield. The air bag module has an air bag, an inflator, and a housing that receives the air bag when the air bag is in a stored condition. The pad shield extends at least partially around the housing. Inflation of the air bag forces the pad shield against the seat pad to inhibit the air bag from contacting at least a portion of the seat pad.04-28-2011
20080217970VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat includes: a seat body; a plurality of seat supports which extend along a longitudinal direction of a vehicle, are disposed with interval along a width direction of the vehicle, and support the seat body; and a load absorption member which connects the adjacent seat supports each other, wherein the load absorption member having: a plurality of beams which extend between the adjacent seat supports along the width direction of the vehicle; and a plate-shaped portion on which the beams are provided along the width direction of the vehicle and which has a plurality of areas which are partitioned with the beams so as to be arranged along the longitudinal direction of vehicle.09-11-2008
20100194157VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat comprises a seat frame comprising a lower frame connected to side frames, and a seating frame connected to the lower frame. A connecting structure is formed at a position remote from a rotate center as a connecting portion of an end side of the side frame to the lower frame; the connecting structure comprises an elongated hole formed in the applicable side frame and extending in an up-and-down direction, a convex portion formed on the lower frame, an energy absorbing plate, and a guide member for guiding the energy absorbing plate; and the convex portion and the elongated hole are configured to be relatively movable, while plastically deforming the energy absorbing plate which is supported in an abutting manner by a seating frame side of the convex portion and which is disposed in a clamped manner between the convex portion and the guide member.08-05-2010
20100001560VEHICLE SEAT HAVING AN ANTI-SUBMARINING DEVICE AND METHOD - The invention relates to vehicle seat comprising a seat part and to a restraint device and a corresponding method of manufacture. The vehicle seat comprises an anti-submarining restraint device for preventing an occupant from slipping through on the vehicle seat when decelerated due to a crash, said restraint device being settable to a retracted inactive position and said restraint device being settable to an extended active position. The seat part, in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle, has lateral seat parts on both sides of the seat, a padding defining a seat area and a padding support below said padding. The restraint device is arranged between the padding support and the padding and spaced apart from the lateral parts by means of a locking element provided for locking the restraint device in the active position.01-07-2010
20110156457VEHICLE SEAT - A seat frame 06-30-2011
20120025570Safety Seat for Motor Vehicles - A safety seat for a motor vehicle includes a seat unit and a back unit having an upper part and a lower part. The safety seat can be connected by way of the upper part to the structure of a motor vehicle, and the lower part can be dropped with respect to the upper part. The lower part is guided on the upper part and is connected to the upper part by at least one energy-absorbing support strap. The seat unit has a forward part connected in articulated fashion to the upper part of the back unit, and a rear part which is connected in articulated fashion to the lower part of the back unit. The rear part of the seat unit drops farther than the forward part of the seat unit when a force resulting from an accident or an explosion acts on the vehicle.02-02-2012
20110089727PRETENSIONER FOR VEHICLE SEAT - The present pretensioner includes a cylinder (04-21-2011
20120313409SEAT CUSHION STRUCTURE - A seat cushion structure for use in a vehicle seat including a first outer wall and a second outer wall joined to form a plurality of chambers. The seat cushion includes an energy absorption substance disposed within the chambers to absorb occupant load. The seat cushion also includes a plurality of springs disposed within the chambers to further facilitate occupant support and comfort.12-13-2012
20120126592Base For A Person's Seat - A seat base having a first pair of U-shaped tubular elements capable of being deformed, the upper end portion is arranged in a torsionally rigid manner in the vertical direction on a lower surface of the seat part and the lower end portion is arranged in a torsionally rigid manner in the vertical direction on an upper surface of a region of the vehicle floor, and a second pair of S-shaped tubular elements capable of being deformed, the upper end portion is arranged in a torsionally rigid manner in the vertical direction on the lower surface of the seat part and the lower end portion is arranged in a torsionally rigid manner in the vertical direction on the upper surface of the region of the vehicle floor, wherein the first pair of elements is arranged substantially in front of the second pair of elements in the direction of the seat.05-24-2012
20120126591ENERGY MANAGEMENT LOAD LIMITING VEHICLE SEAT MEMBER - An energy management load limiting vehicle seat member or construction is shown with collision energy absorbing and anti-submarining features.05-24-2012
20120313408SIDE SHIELD STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLE SEAT - A first opening through which an end anchor of a seat belt is inserted from above is formed in a side shield member that covers a side portion of a seat cushion. A plug member that plugs up the first opening and has a belt guide hole through which a belt portion of the seat belt is inserted is fit into the first opening. A reinforcing member having a second opening in a portion corresponding to the first opening is arranged on an inside surface of the side shield member.12-13-2012
20120212015VEHICLE SEAT - In a vehicle seat, two front and two rear links are pivotally connected between a seat cushion frame and a floor of vehicle. Each of the two front links has an arcuate gear region meshed with a corresponding pinion provided to the seat cushion at a point backwardly of that arcuate gear region. Two connecting links are pivotally connected between the respective two front and rear links, such that forward pivot points respective of the two connecting links in the respective two front links are always maintained forwardly of the respective pinions, irrespective of vertical rotation of the two front links. In the case of rear-end collision, such link arrangement allows an excessive backward and downward load to be transmitted through the two connecting links and front links to the two lateral sides of seat cushion frame and dispersed therein, thereby absorbing a corresponding excessive impact.08-23-2012
20120212014VEHICLE SEAT - In a vehicle seat, first and second front links as well as first and second rear links are pivotally connected between a seat cushion frame and a floor of vehicle. The first front link has one pivot point pivotally connected with a drive pinion rotatably supported in one side of the seat cushion frame and another pivot point disposed forwardly of that one pivot point. Likewise, the second front link has one pivot point pivotally connected with the other side of the seat cushion frame and another pivot point disposed forwardly of that one pivot point. A first connecting link element is pivotally connected between the afore-said another pivot point of the first front link and the first rear link. A second connecting link element is pivotally connected between the afore-said another pivot point of the second front link and the second rear link.08-23-2012
20100052378SEAT ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE - A seat assembly for a bus includes a seat bottom and a seat back pivotally coupled to the seat bottom. An energy absorbing link extends from the seat bottom to the seat back for controlling pivoting of the seat back relative to the seat bottom. The energy absorbing link has a first portion connected to the seat bottom, a second portion connected to the seat back, and a deformable portion disposed therebetween. The deformable portion is deformed as the seat back pivots relative to the seat bottom to absorb energy. First and second members are fixed relative to the energy absorbing link. The first and second members are spaced from each other when the seat back is in an upright position and abut each other when the seat back rotates to a rearward position to limit the deformation of the deformable portion and prevent pivoting beyond the rearward position.03-04-2010
20120175925SIDE AIRBAG - The present invention provides a side airbag capable of fully absorbing impact directed to a chest region while keeping an arm from being pressed against the chest region due to inflation.07-12-2012
20120175924VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY WITH AIR BAG PROTECTION MEMBER - A vehicle seat assembly according to the present disclosure includes an air bag module having a front and a side, and the air bag module includes an inflatable air bag and a flexible cover at least partially covering the air bag. The flexible cover may include a protection portion that extends at least partially along the side of the air bag module. The protection portion has an end spaced away from the front of the air bag module, and the end is releasably connected to another portion of the air bag module. The seat assembly further includes a seat pad disposed outside of the air bag module, and a trim cover positioned over the seat pad. Upon inflation of the air bag, the end of the protection portion is configured to disconnect from the another portion of the air bag module and extend forwardly such that the protection portion extends between the seat pad and the air bag, or between the trim cover and the air bag.07-12-2012
20120074743VEHICLE SEAT - In a vehicle seat, two front links and two rear links are pivotally connected between a seat cushion frame and a floor of vehicle. One of the two front links is of a sector shape having an arcuate gear region meshed with a drive pinion. Or alternatively, both of the two front links may be of such sector gear configuration, such that one front link is engaged with the drive pinion and the other front link engaged with a free-to-rotate pinion. Hence, both two front links are robust enough to withstand an excessive great load in the case of rear-end collision. By contrast, the two rear links are simply prone to deformation by the excessive great load. Accordingly, the excessive great load is to be intensively exerted upon those two rear links which will in turn be deformed quickly to absorb a corresponding excessive great impact.03-29-2012
20080296941AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM - An air bag deployment system for use in a vehicle is disclosed have a frame, an air bag, a first deployment chute portion, and a second deployment chute portion. The frame is securable within the vehicle for use therein defining a support structure and a channel therethrough. The air bag is disposed within the support structure of the frame. The air bag deployment mechanism is operatively connected to the air bag. The first deployment chute portion is provided at least partially disposed in and securable adjacent the channel by at least one retainer. The second deployment chute portion at least partially disposed in and securable adjacent the channel by at least one retainer. The first and second deployment chute portions partially support the air bag and assist the air bag to move from a stored position to at least one deployed position when activated by the deployment mechanism.12-04-2008
20120299342VEHICLE SEAT WITH AIR BAG - A vehicle seat includes a seat frame, a pad that is attached to the seat frame, an air bag that is attached to the seat frame, a board that is attached to the seat frame and covers the air bag, and a cap that is made of material harder than the pad and is attached to the seat frame, and extends forward of a tip end edge of the board through a gap between the pad and the board.11-29-2012
20120319441STRUCTURE FOR AIRCRAFT SEAT SECTION - An object of the invention is to provide a structure for an aircraft seat section is configured to be able to have an appropriate impact absorbing stroke in an aircraft having a small interior space. The structure is provided with a survival tub (12-20-2012
20110210586VEHICLE SEAT - A seat bottom of a vehicle seat includes a base portion, a movable frame configured to be movable in a front-rear direction relative to the base portion, a tension generator and a tension transmission member. The tension transmission member connected at one end of its first portion with the tension generator is bifurcated at another end of a first portion into a second portion connected with a seat belt anchor or a seat belt buckle and a third portion connected with the movable frame. Upon activation of the tension generator, the third portion pulls the movable frame rearward and at the same time the second portion pulls the seat belt anchor or the seat belt buckle.09-01-2011
20120091766VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat of the present invention includes: a seatback frame which has side frame sections on both sides thereof in a seat width direction; a load transmission member which projects toward an outside in the seat width direction from one of the side frame sections and transmits an impact load input from a side of a vehicle body to the seatback frame; and a side airbag device which is provided with an inflator which generates a gas when the impact load is input and a folded bag body to be deployed when the pressure of the gas is received. The inflator is attached to the load transmission member or the side frame section, and the bag body is disposed at a position which is further outside than a gas discharge port of the inflator in the seat width direction and is opposed to a surface facing the vehicle front side of the load transmission member.04-19-2012
20130009430ENERGY ABSORBER - Described are energy absorbers for a structure within a vehicle cabin having at least one airbag, an inflator, a control module, and an outer surface positioned adjacent the airbag. The outer surface may include a plurality of mechanical energy absorbers positioned adjacent the airbag and coupled to the outer surface, wherein the outer surface comprises a surface area that is greater than an inflated surface area of the airbag. The outer surface may also include a breakable area positioned adjacent the airbag, wherein the breakable area has a weaker coupling to the outer surface on at least a first side and a stronger coupling to the outer surface on at least a second side.01-10-2013
20130113245VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat comprises: a base frame (side frames 05-09-2013
20130113244VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat comprises: left and right base frames (side portions 05-09-2013
20080203783Restraint system - An arrangement for automatically supporting a vehicle occupant in a vehicle seat when lateral dynamic forces are acting includes a restraint system for securing an upper body of the vehicle occupant in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle as a function of the lateral dynamics.08-28-2008
20130147241SAFETY APPARATUS OF SEAT FOR VEHICLE WITH HEIGHT ADJUST DEVICE - A safety apparatus of a seat for a vehicle with a height adjustment device may include a height link that has one end rotatably connected to a seat rail bracket and the other end fixed to a rear hinge pipe, a restriction link that may be disposed at a side of the height link and has one end pivotally coupled to the seat rail bracket, wherein the restriction link may be elastically biased away from the height link, a first anti-rotation mechanism that may be disposed at the height link and the restriction link to restrict rotation of the height link when a front of the height link rotates upward in a front collision, and a second anti-rotation mechanism that may be disposed at the height link and the restriction link to restrict rotation of the height link when a rear of the height link rotates upward in a rear collision.06-13-2013
20130154317MOTOR VEHICLE SEAT - A motor vehicle seat has a seat frame and a backrest frame that is connected pivotably to the seat frame at the sides via fittings. The fittings are screwed to the backrest frame. A screwing direction of at least one screw runs in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle. A significantly improved force flux in the event of a rear or front impact of the motor vehicle can thereby be achieved.06-20-2013
20130119720VEHICLE SEAT BRACKET ASSEMBLY - A recliner bracket for a vehicle includes a web defining a recliner heart receiving aperture. The recliner heart receiving apertures is operably connected with side supports of a seating assembly and include forward and rearward seat support connection tabs. A deformation notch is disposed on a rear portion of the web and is adapted to collapse under a predetermined loading from a rear collision event.05-16-2013
20130119721VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat including a rod installed between left and right side frames of a seat cushion, wherein the rod is provided with a weakened part which is configured to promote the buckling distortion of the rod in a predetermined direction, wherein the weakened part includes first and second weakened portions which respectively weakens a portion of a surface of the rod facing a first direction and a portion of a surface of the rod facing a second direction opposite to the first direction at an end portion of a side of the rod to which an impact load is inputted, so that the rod is configured to be bent in the first direction and the second direction, and wherein the first weakened portion is formed closer to the side to which the impact load is inputted than the second weakened portion.05-16-2013
20130193725VEHICLE SEAT CUSHION FRAME - A vehicle seat cushion frame includes longitudinal frame members, lateral frame members and a panel. A framework of a seat cushion is formed by connecting front and rear sides of the longitudinal frame members, arranged at both right and left sides, with the lateral frame members. The panel is fixed to the both longitudinal frame members so as to cover a space between front end portions of the both longitudinal frame members, including the front-side lateral frame member, from above. The front-side lateral frame member has connecting portions, at which the front-side lateral frame member is connected to the longitudinal frame members. A portion of the front-side lateral frame member, which is between the connecting portions, is thinner than the connecting portions.08-01-2013
20130200664VEHICLE SEAT SIDE AIR BAG ASSEMLBY HAVING STRAP SECURED AIR BAG CHUTE - A vehicle seat air bag assembly (08-08-2013
20130200666VEHICLE SEAT - The present invention relates to a vehicle seat having a seat part and a backrest, wherein the seat part and the backrest can be adjusted relative to one another by means of an adjustment mechanism, wherein a base plate which holds the adjustment mechanism is provided, wherein the base plate has at least two passage openings through which the base plate is connected to the seat part by means of in each case one fastening means, wherein one of the passage openings is in the form of an elongate hole.08-08-2013
20130200665ADJUSTING DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR HEIGHT OR LONGITUDINAL ADJUSTING DEVICE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE SEATS - An adjusting device, in particular a height or longitudinal adjusting device for motor vehicle seats, including a threaded spindle that is rotatably mounted in a gearbox housing at one end and in a receiving unit at the other end, the receiving unit having an inner thread that is adapted to the spindle thread. The adjusting device also includes a motor unit that is operatively connected to the threaded spindle. An adjusting device and a seat base frame for motor vehicle seats with an adjusting device that transmits forces that occur in the event of a crash to the required degree are provided. A reinforcing element is provided in the gearbox housing such that said element is suitable for receiving forces that act in the longitudinal axial direction of the threaded spindle in the event of a crash.08-08-2013
20120068506VEHICLE SEAT - The present invention provides a vehicle seat including: a seatback frame that includes a pair of an outer side frame portion and an inner side frame portion and a lower frame portion; a tilting shaft that supports the seatback frame at a position below the lower frame portion; and a first load transfer block that transfers an impact load input from a side portion of the vehicle body to the seatback frame, wherein the vehicle seat further includes a plate-shaped rigid member of which an upper end is connected to the lower frame portion and an inner end in the vehicle width direction is connected to the inner side frame portion in the vehicle width direction, and wherein a lower edge of the plate-shaped rigid member extends to at least a height position of the tilting shaft.03-22-2012

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