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20100052381Body sensing switch and warning system - Body sensing switch and warning system with a resilient cushion and right and left vertical supports rising above the top of the cushion on either side of the cushion. An inwardly facing light beam transmitter is located on the top portion of one vertical support and an inwardly facing light beam sensor is located on the top portion of the other vertical support. When a person sits on the cushion, the light beam is broken, telling a microprocessor that a person is sitting on the cushion. When the person gets up from the cushion, the light beam is unbroken, thereby triggering a pre-recorded message telling the person to sit down. Also an alert is transmitted to a remote receiver carried by a care giver, telling the care giver that the person has gotten up from the chair.03-04-2010
20080258522METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ANALYSING THE EFFECTS OF THE VIBRATIONS OF A VEHICLE TRANSMITTED TO A PERSON - Device and method for recording vibrations transmitted from a vehicle to a person. The person is using a cushioned and preferably sprung vehicle seat of a vehicle by way of at least one detector unit for detecting vibration values, whereby the detector unit is arranged on the vehicle seat frame or an associated component and an analysis unit for analysing the vibration values detected calculates vibration results for the vibration acting on the person using a preset transmission function.10-23-2008
20100117414Intelligent Vehicle Seat Support System - An intelligent vehicle seat support system may include an air storage tank for storing air and supplying the air when needed, a plurality of air cushions disposed in a vehicle seat in contact with a human body, and configured to selectively expand and shrink depending on the air flow, a pressure sensor for measuring air pressure of each air cushion, an air control valve disposed between the air storage tank and the air cushions, and configured to control the air that flows into each of the air cushions, and a control unit for, when a passenger takes the vehicle seat, automatically controlling the air control valve so that it starts injecting air into each of the air cushions, and, when the air pressure of each air cushion is higher than a preset reference value, controlling the air control valve so that it stops injecting air into each air cushion.05-13-2010
20130076089Seating Arrangement Apparatus, Seating Arrangement Method, and Seating Arrangement Program - A seating arrangement apparatus includes: a storage unit that stores seating arrangement conditions for each of a plurality of users; a seating arrangement processing unit that arranges the plurality of seats for the plurality of users, based on the seating arrangement conditions for each of the plurality of users; a change accepting unit that accepts a change input for changing seating arrangement of a first seat group among the plurality of seats; a detection unit that detects seating arrangement conditions that are changed, in a case in which the seating arrangement is planned to be changed by the change input, resulting in change of conformability to each of the seating arrangement conditions; and a reporting unit that reports at least a seating arrangement condition that is changed from being conformable to being unconformable, among the seating arrangement conditions thus detected.03-28-2013
20130038101LOCKING HARNESS - A harness apparatus including a first adjustable harness strap, a second adjustable harness strap, and a retainer apparatus. The retainer apparatus includes a first retainer portion slidably attached to the first harness strap, a second retainer portion slidably attached to the second harness strap, and a braking mechanism configured to prevent the first retainer portion and the second retainer portion from moving along the first harness strap and the second harness strap. The first retainer portion is removably attached to the second retainer portion. The braking mechanism includes a braking device configured to apply resistance to the first harness strap and/or the second harness strap and to hold the retainer apparatus in a stationary position along the first harness strap and the second harness strap.02-14-2013
20100109398Infant Support Structure - An infant support structure with which an electronic device can be used is disclosed. In one embodiment, the infant support structure is configured to be used with an electronic device that can enhance the experience of an infant or child on the infant support structure. In addition, softgoods for an infant support structure is disclosed.05-06-2010
20100007184Seat assembly for sensing an occupant - A seat assembly is provided that can be sat upon by an occupant that detects the weight of the occupant. The seat assembly includes a seat cushion, a rotary sensor, and a linkage having a tip. The seat cushion deforms in response to the weight. The rotary sensor has a shaft that rotates about an axis and has an electrical output that is proportional to the angle of rotation of the shaft. The linkage underlies the seat surface and connects the seat surface to the shaft of the rotary sensor. As weight is placed on the seat the seat cushion deforms in response to the weight moving the tip and the linkage. The movement of the linkage rotates the shaft, which in turn, provides an electrical output that is proportional to the weight.01-14-2010
20130082497VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat includes a pump for operating a seat cushion adjuster or a seat massage system and a seat frame structure. The pump is coupled to an electrical supply line and a pressure line. The pump is designed without a soundproofing enclosure. At least one noise-reducing or vibration-damping coupling device is provided. The coupling device and pump being attached via a first section to the seat frame structure. The coupling device is attached directly to the pressure line of the pump or to the electrical supply line of the pump via a second section.04-04-2013
20100078974VEHICLE SEAT LUMBAR SYSTEM - A seat assembly includes a seat defining an outer seating surface. An adjustment mechanism is mounted on the seat and includes a member movable relative to the seating surface for altering the contoured shape of the seating surface. A sensor is mounted on the seat. The sensor detects the location of an applied force acting on the seating surface by an occupant seated on the seat back and detects an applied pressure distribution of the force exerted on the seating surface. The sensor supplies a signal indicative of the location of the applied force and the applied pressure distribution of the force. A controller receives the signal and is operable by a seat occupant for storing information corresponding to the location of the applied force and the applied pressure distribution of the force. The controller is operable to move the member by the adjustment mechanism from an initial position to a subsequent position dependent on a subsequent detection of a location of a second applied force and an applied pressure distribution of the force detected by the sensor.04-01-2010
20120181827HIGH-VOLTAGE APPARATUS AND VEHICLE - A high-voltage apparatus includes a battery device, a high-voltage control device, a housing, and a cooling structure. The cooling structure includes a first cooling channel to cool the battery device, a second cooling channel to cool the high-voltage control device, a connection channel connecting the first cooling channel to the second cooling channel, and a ventilator. The connection channel has a first opening portion connected to the first cooling channel, a second opening portion connected to the second cooling channel, and an inner flow path to communicate the first opening portion to the second opening portion. A sectional area of the first opening portion and a sectional area of the second opening portion are each set to be smaller than a sectional area of the inner flow path.07-19-2012
20110012403Seating furniture with media storage - An article of furniture for storing and powering electronic equipment including a seating area, at least one slidable drawer located under the seating area, and a power source located within the drawer.01-20-2011
20090236884RECLINER RELEASE ACTUATION THROUGH ACTIVE MATERIALS - A recliner adjustment system and method utilizing active material based actuation is adapted for use with a recliner defining an engaging surface and operable to adjust the angle of inclination of the surface, and includes a locking mechanism configured to selectively prevent the surface from pivoting, an unlocking actuator including at least one active material element configured to release the mechanism when activated or deactivated, a signal source operable to generate and deliver to the element an activation signal, and more preferably, a second adjusting actuator including a second active material element configured to rotationally displace the surface, so as to adjust the angle, when activated or deactivated and the mechanism has been released.09-24-2009
20110031788ERGONOMIC COMPUTER CHAIR - The present ergonomic computer chair relates to chairs for special purposes, and more particularly, to computer operator's chair which is ergonomically designed to prevention of orthopedic and cardiovascular diseases and creation of psychophysical comfort, especially as regards reduction of fatigability during long-lasting work with computer. The ergonomic computer chair includes a seat with a backrest and a pedestal with a support frame made in the circular arc form, a support ring installed on the support frame wherein said support ring can rotate around its axis. The backrest is made of a rigid part and an elastic part separated from one other by at least three elastic bladders connected to a compressor by air tubes having electric valves. The rigid part of the backrest is hinged to the seat, and the seat is hinged to a seat inclination drive and to a footrest. A mounting of the computer monitor and keyboard is made by means of a movable sector which is made as a arched pipe with centering bearings. The chair has electric drives to move the support ring along the support frame of the pedestal, to move the movable sector along the support ring, to move the monitor longitudinally and to control monitor's inclination. This makes it possible to change the user's body position within the space against the Earth's gravitational field vector during the entire time of the work with computer. The use of the proposed device reduces the probability of orthopedic diseases occurrence, creates comfort and increases efficiency of the computer user.02-10-2011
20090015045HAPTIC SEATING SYSTEM - A haptic seating system for use in imparting a haptic sensation to a seat. The seating system being suitable for use in a vehicle or other environment having multiple network nodes with capabilities sufficient to issue instructions suitable to instructing a haptic element used to impart the haptic sensation. The system may include the network nodes issuing the instructions through signals carried over the network.01-15-2009
20090091163Vehicle multimedia system for vehicle - A vehicle multimedia system includes a head pillow, a display screen supported at the rear side of the head pillow, a central control, which is adapted for being installed at a predetermined location of the vehicle, electrically linked to the display screen via a connection cable running through one of the supporting arms such that the connection cable is extended between the display screen and the central control in a hidden manner, wherein the central control selectively generates a signal and transmits the signal to the display screen through the connection cable, so as to display on the display screen. Thus, the central control provides both the synchronizing mode and the discrete mode such that more than one function is selectively operated by the central control through the different display screen to meet the needs of passengers.04-09-2009
20120187730CHILD SEAT STATUS CHECKER AND POWER SUPPLY - An exemplary device can be provided for monitoring a child seat in a vehicle. The exemplary device can include seat electronics attachable to the child seat, and a transmitter configured to transfer first signals from the seat electronics to vehicle electronics and configured to transfer energy and second signals from the vehicle to the seat electronics. Additionally, the transmitter can be attachable to an anchor point configured to fasten the child seat to the vehicle.07-26-2012
20110298254Monitoring/Entertainment System for a Child's Seat - The invention relates to a monitoring and/or entertainment system (12-08-2011
20100090507MOTION-ENABLED MOVIE THEATER SEAT - The present document describes an actuated chair for providing seating and inducing motion to a single user with respect to the ground as a function of motion signals synchronized with a video output of a feature length movie. The chair comprises a seat base for providing seating to the single user. The seat base has a rear edge. The chair further comprises an actuating base for receiving the motion signals. The actuating base is located substantially between the seat base and the ground and comprises a frame for interfacing with the ground. The actuating base also comprises three link members, namely a first link member, a second link member and a third link member. Each link member has one translational degree of freedom and two rotational degrees of freedom. The first link member and the second link member are attached to the seat base closer to the rear edge than the third link member. The actuating base further comprises three linear actuators for inducing motion to the seat base. The actuators are fixed to the frame and each actuator is respectively connected to the seat base using a respective one of the three link members.04-15-2010
20100090508Vehicle mounted printer station - A vehicle mounted printer station is made up of a printer secured to a support surface tray that includes an adaptor capable of attaching the tray and printer to the top of a vehicle seat. The support surface is preferably a rectangular shaped plate with front, back and side edges along with top and bottom surfaces. The bottom surface is attached to the adaptor, the adaptor includes at least one attachment rod for securing the support surface to the vehicle seat. The attachment rods are sized to be received into receptacles provided in the top of a vehicle seat designed for the vehicle headrest.04-15-2010
20090152916SEAT SUBPORTION ADJUSTABLE IN RELATIVE HEIGHT AND/OR ANGLE AND BACKREST ADJUSTABLE IN SHAPE - A seat of an apparatus, in one example, comprises a front subportion and a rear subportion that is adjustable in height and/or angle relative to the front subportion. A backrest of the apparatus, in one example, is adjustable in shape. Based on a manipulation of adjustments, a subportion of the seat and the backrest are adjustable between: a first height and/or angle of the rear subportion of the seat and a first shape of the backrest; and a second height and/or angle of the rear subportion of the seat and a second shape of the backrest.06-18-2009
20100032998PORTABLE COLLAPSIBLE CAMP CHAIR WITH HEATED SEAT AND BACK - A heated portable collapsible chair includes a collapsible frame. The collapsible frame supports a fabric human contact sheet having a chair seat portion and a chair back portion. A flexible heating element is located adjacent to a back surface of the human contact sheet so that heat generated by the heating element passes through the human contact sheet to warm a user. A battery is provided for selectively heating the heating element. The flexible heating element is preferably affixed to a backing sheet wherein the backing sheet is affixed to the back surface of the human contact sheet. The flexible heating element accommodates the flexing of the human contact sheet when the human contact sheet is distorted when collapsing the chair for storage or transport.02-11-2010
20090189423Glider with massage devices - A glider with massage devices includes a chair guiding mechanism, a chair frame, a back cushion, a seat cushion and a plurality of vibration generators. The chair guiding mechanism has a fixing portion and a gliding portion glidably mounted on the fixing portion. The chair frame is fixed on the gliding portion. The back cushion and the seat cushion are detachably mounted on the chair frame and the vibration generators are embedded in the back cushion and the seat cushion. When users sit in the glider with massage devices, they can rock themselves back and forth to relax via the chair gliding mechanism, and further, the vibration generators mounted in the back cushion and the seat cushion of the glider can provide a massage effect so that the users can have massages while sitting in the glider.07-30-2009
20090026816VEHICLE SEAT WITH BASE FRAME AND ADJUSTABLE SEAT FRAME - The invention relates to a vehicle seat comprising a base frame and comprising a seat frame which can be adjusted relative to the base frame, and comprising a gas spring which acts between this base frame and this seat frame and which is supported against the seat frame, wherein at least one pressure source and at least one valve device which is in fluid connection with this pressure source are provided, and in that furthermore a manually operated actuation element is provided for adjusting the vehicle seat, wherein this at least one valve device is arranged on or in the actuation element.01-29-2009
20090152915TREATMENT CHAIR AND METHODS - A chair having a seat cushion with a seating surface. The chair has a frame to support the seat cushion. The chair also has a backrest. The backrest has a backrest with a lower end adjacent to the seat cushion. The lower end of the backrest can also be supported by the frame. The backrest and the seat cushion configured to support the weight of a user. An armrest located adjacent to the seat cushion, the armrest coupled to the frame for pivotal motion relative to the frame, the armrest configured to pivot in a substantially horizontal plane.06-18-2009
20090146474System and Device for Monitoring and Assisting Human Gross Motor Skills - A system includes a lift chair having sensors embedded therein to determine various factors such as the amount of pressure exerted in various portions of the chair, the activity level of the chair user, whether the chair is occupied and which user is currently occupying the chair, and how much assistance the chair provides the user. The information detected by the sensors can be transmitted via the Internet, for example, to a third party device, such as a doctor's personal computer, which is also hooked up to the internet and is capable of receiving periodic updates to monitor use of the chair or modify the rules that govern the use of the chair. The user can override the pre-set rules for use of the chair by using an override button on a user control device.06-11-2009
20080265639Seat Frame System and Method of Manufacturing - A seat frame for a vehicle includes a first seat frame member (10-30-2008
20090206641Personal space media center with throne (chair) - An encircled thin panel personal space media center trifecta combination with throne combination and method for filling therapeutic, educational and entertainment voids in personal space of the 5 feet radius of a user with arm extended forward, and motivating and stimulating positive thinking and self-image development any time a user buttocks sits in the seat are disclosed. The encircled combination and method includes an embedded encircling remote control electronic actuator attachment arm, throne, thin panel personal space media center trifecta combination with an automatic unfolding center panel with remote control electronic actuator slanting, and interchanging, detaching left and right side thin panels 08-20-2009
20120193955GENERATING ELECTRICAL ENERGY USING A SEATBELT - Seatbelt systems for generating electrical energy. The seatbelt systems may include a first and second engagement units and an electrical energy generation unit. The first engagement unit may be configured to rotate upon movement of a portion of a seatbelt in contact therewith. The second engagement unit may include at least one portion configured to rotatably engage the first engagement unit and to rotate relative to movement of the first engagement unit in an engaged position. The electrical energy generation unit may be operably coupled to the second engagement unit and configured to generate electrical energy upon rotation of the second engagement unit. Vehicles including the seatbelt systems and methods for fabricating the seatbelt systems are also disclosed.08-02-2012
20090091164Car seat head rest with built-in screen - A car seat head rest, which is adapted for mounting on a car seat having two spaced apart retention slots, includes a head pillow, a display screen supported at the rear side of the head pillow, and an adjustable mounting arrangement including a length-adjustable sliding guider longitudinally supported within the interior cavity of the head pillow, a supporting frame having two overlapped sliding panels and two supporting arms downwardly and parallelly extended from the sliding panels respectively through the bottom side of the head pillow to define an engaging distance between the two supporting arms, and an adjuster provided at the sliding guider to control a length of the sliding guider so as to selectively adjust the engaging distance of the supporting arms for slidably engaging with the two retention slots respectively so as to securely support the head pillow on the car seat.04-09-2009
20090273213SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING A SEAT USING BIOMETRIC INFORMATION - A method for adjusting a seat that includes one or more adjustable physical features includes for each person within a plurality of persons, calibrating the seat by determining a preferred setting for each of the one or more adjustable physical features of the seat, utilizing the determined preferred settings to determine a cluster from among a plurality of clusters within which each of the plurality of persons is placed, identifying one of the persons; and for the identified person, adjusting each of the one or more physical features of the seat to the preferred setting depending on the one of the plurality of clusters that the identified person is placed in.11-05-2009
20090278389MONITORING/ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM FOR A CHILD'S SEAT - The invention relates to a monitoring and/or entertainment system (11-12-2009
20110169308CHILD'S CAR SEAT ASSEMBLY ENABLING ACCESS TO GAMING AND COMMUNICATIONS - A child's car seat assembly includes built-in components enabling wireless gaming applications. A child's car seat assembly includes built-in components enabling two-way, person-to-person communications. A child's car seat assembly includes built-in components enabling both wireless gaming applications and two-way, person-to-person communications. The child's car seat assembly of the invention is intended for use with an infant or toddler.07-14-2011
20090261639Seat with seat sensor - A seat with a seat sensor includes a soft pad having a cavity extending upwardly from a bottom surface thereof, a pressure sensitive sheet sensor for sensing a person sitting on the pad, and a soft material disposed in the cavity such that the soft material is prevented from coming off from the cavity. The sheet sensor is disposed on an upper portion of the soft material.10-22-2009
20090261638VEHICLE SEAT WITH MONITOR - According to one embodiment of the invention, there is provided a vehicle seat with a monitor, including: a seat back; a headrest including: a head receiving portion receiving a back of a head of a vehicle occupant; a hollow recess being formed on a reverse side of the head receiving portion, the headrest being disposed such that the monitor unit at least partly enters the hollow recess; a stay mounting to the seatback, the stay being detachably attached to the headrest; and an actuating mechanism capable of moving back and forth the head receiving portion relatively with respect to the seatback, the actuating mechanism being provided at a connecting portion between the stay of the headrest and the head receiving portion; and a monitor unit including the monitor, the monitor unit being installed above the seatback and in a rear of a headrest.10-22-2009
20100140992HEAD RESTRAINT POSITION ADJUSTING DEVICE AND HEAD RESTRAINT POSITION ADJUSTING METHOD - A head rest position adjusting device 06-10-2010
20080238162VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat, includes: a seat cushion which can be fixed to a seat main body and in which an occupant can be seated; a releasing member, operable to release the fixing of the seat cushion to the seat main body; a detector, operable to detect the release of the fixing; and a disabling member, operable to disable an air bag for protecting the occupant when the detector detects the release of the fixing.10-02-2008
20080284218Delayed Gas Spring Chair - The invention provides a gas spring adapted for automatically re-adjusting to a predetermined position, the gas spring incorporating a delay mechanism so that the automatic re-adjustment is delayed by a predetermined amount of time. In one embodiment, the delay mechanism comprises a delay valve that. The invention further provides articles incorporating such a delay gas spring, such as a height adjustable chair.11-20-2008
20080272633Apparatus for measuring child seat anchor tension - A child seat anchor apparatus includes at least one sensor for measuring tension exerted on a system including a pair of anchor brackets disposed between the bottom and back cushions of a vehicle seat. In a first mechanization, the anchor brackets are directly coupled to individual sensors mounted on an anchor frame that is bolted to the seat frame. In a second mechanization, the anchor brackets are fastened to an anchor frame that is pivotably mounted on the seat frame, and the anchor frame is additionally coupled to the seat frame through a single sensor responsive to the tension exerted on the anchor frame by the anchor brackets.11-06-2008
20080246320HEADREST-MOUNTED ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS - In certain embodiments, a mobile entertainment system includes a housing configured to be coupled with a mounting plate of a headrest. The housing can define a first hinge portion. In some embodiments, the system further includes a screen assembly. The screen assembly can define a second hinge portion that cooperates with the first hinge portion to pivotally couple the screen assembly with the housing such that the screen assembly can rotate relative to the housing. In some embodiments, the system further includes a retaining harness fixedly attached to the mounting plate at a first end and fixedly attached to the screen assembly at a second end. The retaining harness can be configured to limit rotation of the screen assembly relative to the housing. Optionally, in some embodiments, the system includes a headrest configured to be installed in a vehicle. The headrest can include a mounting plate.10-09-2008
20080246318Device for Adjusting Seat Components - A device for adjusting seat components as a function of a signal from a video sensor system. Furthermore, a safety belt is adjusted as well as a function of the signal. This adjustment is carried out as a function of the occupant class, the occupant volume, the occupant pose, and the head position.10-09-2008
20080203788MONITOR UNIT FOR A VEHICLE SEAT - The present invention can include a monitor unit for a vehicle seat including a base portion positioned at a top of a seat back; and a monitor portion including a monitor with a display surface for displaying images. The monitor portion is pivotally connected to the base portion via a hinge and rotatable in a front and rear direction between a use position at which the monitor portion is erect on the base portion and the display surface is positioned in a rear direction, and a retracted position at which the monitor portion is positioned in a front direction around the hinge. The hinge is positioned between the base portion and the monitor portion and at a front end of the base portion, and the monitor portion can be rotated by at least 90 degrees from the use position.08-28-2008
20080211276Speaker System for a Gaming Machine - A system includes a chair having an electrical connection to electrically connect the chair to a gaming device and a speaker package incorporated into the chair and coupled to the electrical connection. The speaker package includes a speaker mounted to a central member between a first shell defining a front cavity and a second shell defining a back cavity.09-04-2008
20080309132Method for Improving Blood Circulation - A method for improving blood circulation of seated or lying persons, wherein vibrations are released locally into the areas of the body of the seated or lying person, which are susceptable to blood stasis, by at least one vibration device (12-18-2008
20080309133Side airbag for reclining seats - The present invention relates to a side airbag module intended for holding back, in the event of an impact, the occupant (12-18-2008
20110006568Chair for Actively Supporting Human Spine Curve - A chair for actively supporting human spine curve comprises a main body and a cushion; the main body comprises a base and a back, with a plurality of slots disposed on both top surfaces of the base and the back; a height sensor is disposed under the mobilizing device; the main body is further disposed with a control device and an inflating device therein, the inflating device and the height sensor are connected to the control device; the cushion comprises a seat cushion and a back cushion, wherein the cushion has an air cushion layer disposed near its top surface, the air cushion layer comprises a plurality of push rods to correspond with the mobilizing device, and to inflate or deflate the air cushion layer through the inflating device; wherein the control device is used for memorizing the spine curve of a person sitting on the cushion.01-13-2011
20130119726WIRE HARNESS FOR A VEHICLE SEATING ASSEMBLY - A wire harness for a vehicle seating assembly includes a body portion having a plurality of engagement hooks adapted for engagement with a vehicle seat cushion pan. A latticework of interconnected lateral support members are bound by a peripheral frame.05-16-2013
20130119728Sensor Element, in Particular Seat Occupancy Detection Sensor Element - Seat-occupancy-detection-sensor-element featuring double-body/compression/spring (DBCS) in a recess of a base-member (BM); and slidable-member (SM) having a force-application-side (FAS) and inside facing the BM; measuring-coil (MC) arranged in the recess and surrounded by the DBCS and having wound-coil-wire (WCW); and current-generating/measuring/evaluating-unit (CGMEU) connected to the WCW; the DBCW abutting the BM on one side and being fixed to the SM on the side of the SM compressed by a force on the FAS, from a spring length either uncompressed or compressed by a predetermined extent; spring wire ends connected and electrically forming a spring-coil (SC); MC and SC coils constituting an inductively-coupled coil assembly (ICCA); and the CGMEU applying AC to the MC inducing AC in the DBCS, measuring voltage on the MC proportional to the ICCA's impedance, and ascertaining force on the SM's FAS.05-16-2013
20130119729VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat has a backrest and a back massage device provided at the backrest. The massage device exhibits electrically and/or mechanically operated pressure elements for exerting pressure onto the back of an occupant. The pressure elements are arranged along the longitudinal direction of the backrest between the seat area and the head area at different heights with pressure elements located nearer the seat (lower pressure elements) provided essentially in the area of the lumbar vertebrae of the backrest and pressure elements located above them (upper pressure elements). In the area of at least one of the upper pressure elements, the backrest is designed such that when at least operating the at least one upper pressure element, a force is exerted onto an occupant perpendicular to the surface of the back rest, said force being increased in this area compared to the area of the lower pressure element.05-16-2013
20090160229VEHICLE SEAT APPARATUS - A vehicle seat apparatus includes a vehicle seat; a swiveling drive unit that swivels the vehicle seat between a frontward-oriented position in which the vehicle seat faces the front of a vehicle and at least one of an outward-oriented position in which the vehicle seat is oriented in the outward direction of the vehicle and an inward-oriented position in which the vehicle seat is oriented in the inward direction of the vehicle; an occupant condition detection unit that detects the condition of an occupant in the vehicle; and a control unit that controls the swiveling drive unit based on the detection result obtained by the occupant condition detection unit. With this configuration, it is possible to further increase the comfort of a passenger compartment based on the condition of the occupants in the vehicle.06-25-2009
20090127899Moveable Headrest for Viewing Images from Different Directions - A moveable headrest is mounted on or with respect to a support for supporting a user in viewing images in a standing, seated, or reclining posture. The headrest is for supporting the head of the user in executing head movements with a changing direction-of-view. A display mounted with respect to the user's head provides the images. An actuator can be provided for moving the moveable headrest for a passive user. A sensor can be provided for sensing movements of the moveable headrest, i.e., for sensing the movements from a changing direction. The moveable headrest apparatus may include either or both the actuator and the sensor.05-21-2009
20090322128Retrofit height adjustable seat - A retrofit height adjustable seat for a chair having a support frame having a base for connection to the support frame and a top seat frame include a displacement mechanism movably interconnecting the base, a rack operably connected to one of the base and top seat frame and pinion operably connected to the rack. The displacement mechanism includes a pair of interconnected scissor arms which in a retracted mode are in a generally parallel position relative to one another rendering the top seat frame seat adjacent the base and when in an extended mode are in a generally nonparallel position relative to one another rendering the top seat frame seat displaced away from the base.12-31-2009
20090085383Vehicle seat having an electronic display mounted thereon - A vehicle seat assembly includes a seat back defining a rear side and a display assembly mounted on the seat back. The display assembly includes a display and a housing mounted on the rear side of the seat back. The housing defines a pocket. The seat assembly further includes a lifting mechanism connected between the housing and the display, wherein the lifting mechanism moves the display between a storage position within the pocket, and an extended position such that display is disposed out from the pocket.04-02-2009
20090212611Adjustable Thigh Support For A Motor Vehicle Seat - The present invention generally relates to an adjustable seat for a motor vehicle and related methods. Some embodiments relate to a seat having a thigh support insert that can be adjusted relative to a laterally-disposed bolster cushion of the seat to accommodate a variety of occupants having different heights. Some embodiments relate to methods for making a vehicle seat having an adjustable thigh support.08-27-2009
20080315639Foam Seat with Sensor - The invention relates to a foam part for a vehicle, in particular for a seat cushion, wherein the foam part comprises a first partial area and a second partial area, which are connected together in one piece along a connecting area. The first partial area comprises a first surface and the second partial area comprises a second surface which are oriented towards each other. The first partial area is formed as a flap of the second partial area, with the connecting area forming a so-called living hinge. A sensor device can be inserted between the first and second partial areas for sensing the presence of a seated vehicle occupant.12-25-2008
20100171350SEAT PROVIDED WITH A PIVOTING DISPLAY SCREEN - The invention relates to seats with a pivoting tray. More particularly, said seat (07-08-2010
20100148549Detection Device and Seat Comprising One Such Device - A detection device comprises a case formed by at least a first and second part able to move with respect to one another between a first and second operating position. Said device comprises an electric contact comprising at least two electric states, closed or open, each electric state being associated with one of the operating positions of the first and second parts, and securing means designed to fix said case onto an external support. Said securing means comprise locking means designed to perform holding of the two parts of the case in one of the two operating positions, fixing of the case onto the support by the securing means rendering the locking means inoperative.06-17-2010
20100259078DISPLAY DEVICE OF VEHICLE SEAT - A display device includes: a display; and a slide mechanism including: a motor that is configured to move the display between a stored position and a use position, the display being stored in a case member of the display device in the stored position, the display being ejected outside of the case in the use position; and a grappling member, which is configured to engage with a member to be grappled, in the use position, wherein the display is tilted when the grappling member is engaged with the member to be grappled in the use position.10-14-2010
20100176632TOUCH SCREEN CONTROL INTERFACE FOR PASSENGER SEAT - An aircraft passenger seat position control apparatus is provided. The control apparatus includes a plurality of seat actuators operable to adjust the passenger seat to a selected one of a plurality of discrete seat positions and a touch-sensitive control interface having a plurality of touch-responsive sites thereon corresponding to the plurality of discrete seat positions. The control interface communicates with the plurality of seat actuators and is positioned in proximity to the aircraft passenger seat for use by a passenger seated in the passenger seat. The control interface is also adapted to output a signal to the plurality of seat actuators in response to a touch-selected position by the passenger to thereby adjust the position of the aircraft passenger seat to selected one of the plurality of discrete seat positions.07-15-2010
20100176631Baby Seat Rocker System - A rocker mechanism for a baby seat, having: a housing; a rotatable member in the housing; a drive mechanism for rotating the rotatable member; a power source for the drive mechanism; a projection on the rotatable member; a first line anchor on the housing; a second line anchor on the housing; and a line wrapped around the projection, the line having a fixed end connected to the first line anchor, a mid-portion connected to the second line anchor, and a free end, wherein the free end of the line repeatedly moves towards and away from the housing as the rotatable member rotates in the housing.07-15-2010
20100127542WIRING STRUCTURE FOR HEAD REST - A stay is provided with an insulating member, so that only a lower stay body disposed on a lower side of the insulating member can be energized. Further, the lower stay body is set at a position in which the lower stay body is not exposed to an interior of the seat back when the head rest is vertically adjustably connected to the seat back.05-27-2010
20090206642Rocking Device - A rocking device with a seat unit such as a chair, crib or cot, or attachment means for same with a motion generator comprising a profiled track defining a closed undulating path and a track follower, to interact with the track whilst one or other is rotated, thereby creating relative displacement between the seat unit and a base unit to simulate the motion of a vehicle. The device has means to decouple the relative displacement between the seat and base from any rotational movement of the chair. The device is particularly effective at inducing sleep and restfulness in children. The invention also includes profiled tracks, and methods for producing them from recording motion experienced by passengers in moving vehicles.08-20-2009
20090008974VEHICLE SEATS - A vehicle seat may include a monitor device that is movably disposed in a back board of a seat back, and a drive mechanism coupled to the base portion of the monitor device. The monitor device includes a base portion and a monitor portion. The drive mechanism is arranged and constructed to move the monitor portion through a slot formed in the back board between a retracted position in which the monitor portion is positioned in an interior of the back board and a use position in which the monitor portion is positioned in an exterior of the back board while a display surface of the monitor portion is maintained in substantially parallel to the back board. The monitor portion is connected to the base portion so as to be rotatable about an axis that is perpendicular to a moving direction of the monitor portion.01-08-2009
20090115233HEADREST HAVING AN INTEGRATED VIDEO SCREEN - A seat back video display assembly adapted to be positioned in the back of a vehicle seat having an outer skin cover. In one aspect, the assembly may comprise a receptacle member having sidewalls and a back wall so as to define an opening wherein the receptacle member is adapted to be positioned in the back of the vehicle seat. In addition, the assembly may further comprise a carrier member having sidewalls and a back wall so as to define an opening, wherein the carrier member includes at least one fastener that extends from the back wall of the carrier member and engages with the back wall of the receptacle member to secure the carrier member into the receptacle member. Moreover, the assembly may still further comprise a video display unit that is sized so as to be positioned secured within the opening in the carrier member, wherein the video display unit provides video signals.05-07-2009
20110031789Car seat head rest with built-in screen - A car seat head rest, which is adapted for mounting on a car seat having two spaced apart retention slots, includes a head pillow, a display screen supported at the rear side of the head pillow, and an adjustable mounting arrangement including a length-adjustable sliding guider longitudinally supported within the interior cavity of the head pillow, a supporting frame having two overlapped sliding panels and two supporting arms downwardly and parallelly extended from the sliding panels respectively through the bottom side of the head pillow to define an engaging distance between the two supporting arms, and an adjuster provided at the sliding guider to control a length of the sliding guider so as to selectively adjust the engaging distance of the supporting arms for slidably engaging with the two retention slots respectively so as to securely support the head pillow on the car seat.02-10-2011
20110109133SEATING DURABILITY LAYER ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL AND CONNECTING SYSTEM INTEGRATION - A vehicle seat assembly has a seat bottom that is adapted for attachment to a vehicle. The seat bottom has a foam layer and an expanded polymer layer that defines a first cavity. The first cavity is configured to receive an electrical component.05-12-2011
20110043010SENSOR ASSEMBLY FOR A MOVABLE SEAT - A slide assembly includes a first member and a second member support for movement relative to the first member. The slide assembly also includes a sensor supported on one of the first member and the second member and a target supported on the other of the first member and the second member. The sensor generates a signal when the target is within a detection bounds. The slide assembly is characterized in that cooperating guides are supported relative to the sensor and the target and are engageable with one another to maintain a predetermined alignment between the sensor and the target.02-24-2011
20120200129SEATING FURNITURE WITH BUILT-IN MEDIA DOCK - An article of furniture for storing and powering electronic equipment including a seating area, at least one concealable compartment located within the seating area, and a power source located within the compartment. The power source having a power cable that is attached to the interior frame of the article of furniture and concealed until it is needed. The power source includes power cables that protrude from the article of furniture for connection with a building's power supply. The compartment holds and conceals power supply components for electrical devices within the interior frame of the article of furniture to allow access and ease of use without having to mange a number of power cords.08-09-2012
20100066137POWER SEAT SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE - A power seat system for a vehicle, includes an operational switch configured to be operated by an occupant for changing positions and attitudes of a vehicle seat whose positions and attitudes are electrically adjusted, a sensor portion positioned in the vicinity of the operational switch and detecting a hand of the occupant approaching the operational switch without contacting the hand of the occupant, and a control portion changing the positions and attitudes of the vehicle seat by actuating an actuator on the basis of an output from the operational switch, the control portion configured to display an operational display indicating adjusting portions and directions of the vehicle seat, which is adjustable by means of the operational switch on the basis of the output from the sensor portion, at an display device provided in a vehicle.03-18-2010
20110025109Mesh Seat for Ride-On Power Equipment - Embodiments of the invention provide a mesh seat for use with a piece of ride-on power equipment. The mesh seat includes a lower frame and a bottom mesh coupled to the lower frame forming a bottom hammock surface for the rider. The mesh seat includes an upper frame and a back mesh coupled to the upper frame forming a back hammock surface for the rider. The mesh seat includes a safety interlock coupled to the lower frame and positioned under the bottom mesh in order to be engaged by the lower torso of the rider. The mesh seat includes a base adapted to be coupled to the piece of ride-on power equipment, and the lower frame is coupled to the base.02-03-2011
20080252117Seat Foam with Sensor Mat - In an assembly of a seat foam and a sensor mat, the seat foam has at least one incision and the sensor mat has at least one anchor tab adapted to be inserted into the at least one incision, thereby securely holding the sensor mat on a surface of the seat foam, where the seat foam includes at least one retaining element at the incision for retaining the anchor tab in the incision.10-16-2008
20080203789Vehicle seat, particulary a motor vehicle seat - Disclosed is a vehicle seat (08-28-2008
20100320818Seating Support - A fluid filled seat support comprising a bladder, a seat and a rigid or semi-rigid partition therebetween. The seat support allows free proprioceptive motion of user's body on the bladder but prevents the bladder from conforming to user's body, which, in many cases, will significantly improve user's comfort.12-23-2010
20110133530HEADREST-MOUNTED ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS - In certain embodiments, a mobile entertainment system includes a housing configured to be coupled with a mounting plate of a headrest. The housing can define a first hinge portion. In some embodiments, the system further includes a screen assembly. The screen assembly can define a second hinge portion that cooperates with the first hinge portion to pivotally couple the screen assembly with the housing such that the screen assembly can rotate relative to the housing. In some embodiments, the system further includes a retaining harness fixedly attached to the mounting plate at a first end and fixedly attached to the screen assembly at a second end. The retaining harness can be configured to limit rotation of the screen assembly relative to the housing. Optionally, in some embodiments, the system includes a headrest configured to be installed in a vehicle. The headrest can include a mounting plate.06-09-2011
20090174238VEHICLE SEAT HAVING MONITOR - The present invention includes vehicle seat having monitor movable from a storage state to a use state, in the storage state the monitor is positioned in a backboard of a seatback and the monitor faces the backboard, in the use state a display surface of the monitor is exposed outside of the backboard facing a rear of the vehicle, wherein the backboard is semitransparent.07-09-2009
20120038192Car seat head rest with built-in screen - A car seat head rest, which is adapted for mounting on a car seat having two spaced apart retention slots, includes a head pillow, a display screen supported at a rear side of the head pillow, two sliding panels supported in the head pillow in a slidably movable manner, two supporting arms downwardly and parallelly extended from the sliding panels respectively to define an engaging distance, a driving gear defining a teething circumferential edge engaging with teething edges of the sliding panels, and an adjuster rotatably provided at the head pillow. When the adjuster is rotatably actuated, the driving gear is driven to rotate, such that the sliding panels are correspondingly slid with each other in a synchronized manner to selectively adjust the engaging distance between the supporting arms.02-16-2012
20120062004CONTROL DEVICE FOR A CHILDREN'S BOUNCER AND INFANT SUPPORT - Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a piezoelectric motion sensing apparatus and a bouncer control device configured to control the oscillation of a children's bouncer based on feedback from the piezoelectric motion sensing apparatus. In various embodiments, the piezoelectric motion sensing apparatus is configured to sense the motion of a body to which it is attached, such as a children's bouncer, and provide a feedback signal indicative of the motion. In addition, various embodiments of the present invention are directed to an infant support control device configured to impart soothing sensation to a child positioned in the infant support. In particular, the infant support control device is configured to impart gentle, repetitive pulses to an infant support that mimic the heartbeat of a parent or caregiver.03-15-2012
20090218860Multi-axis gaming chair assembly - An assembly structured to movably support a video game or video simulation participant comprising a chair movably connected to and supported by a frame. A driver assembly includes a plurality of driver members collectively structured to concurrently or independently move the chair about any one or all of a plurality of substantially transversely oriented axes. A control assembly includes a manually operable control member operatively connected to the driver assembly to accomplish substantially corresponding movement of the chair with that of the control member. A display assembly including a monitor disposed to be viewable from the chair and a processing assembly is operatively associated with the monitor to determine the video content displayed thereon. The control assembly and the driver assembly are operatively interconnected to determine movement of the chair independently of the content of the video.09-03-2009
20120205951Electric Outdoor Lounge Chair - A lounger includes at least a weatherproof base frame, a weatherproof lounger frame with at least two movably mounted lounger frame elements, and at least one weatherproof drive unit for supplying at least one drive device with electric energy. The drive unit preferably includes a combination of an accumulator, a solar cell, and a grid connection, and contributes in connection with a weatherproof design of the frames to portable and grid-power-independent lounger with an automatic adjusting functionality.08-16-2012
20120161481HEADREST WIRE HARNESS ROUTING GUIDE ASSEMBLY - A wire harness guide for routing a wire harness through a seat back of a vehicle seat includes a guide tube and an attachment member. The guide tube has a first end that defines a first opening, and a second end that is spaced apart from the first end and defines a second opening. A guide passage extends through the guide tube from the first opening to the second opening, and the wire harness enters the guide passage at the first opening and exits the guide passage at the second opening. The attachment member is connected to the guide tube and is connectable to the seat back.06-28-2012
20090115232MOTION SIMULATION CHAIR - A motion simulation chair incorporates a base providing elevated attachment points for a number of support cables. A seat support is carried within the base and engages a seat for an occupant at a top end. The seat support has companion attachment points for the support cables at a bottom end. A control system incorporates a forward vertical control element constrained for three axis motion about a control point. A horizontal control element displaced upward from the control point and extending rearward from the forward vertical control element, engages the seat support. A control stick operated by the user imparts motion to the forward vertical control element about the control point. Moving the horizontal control element alters the suspension angles of the cables providing a corresponding tilt of the seat support and seat for realistic simulation of motion resulting from inputs to a computer game by the control stick.05-07-2009
20090079240REMOTE RELEASE WITH POWERED ACTUATOR - A powered actuator includes a rotating output member that may be operatively connected to one or more cables or mechanical links for release/actuation of a lock, latch, or the like, of a vehicle seat or other component. The powered actuator may be configured to provide a required force on the release cable and/or a required distance of travel. The actuator may also be configured to provide for proper timing of the movement of the release cables if required for a particular application.03-26-2009
20100181813PNEUMATIC SEAT DEVICE - A pneumatic seat device, in particular a pneumatic seat device for aircraft, includes at least one pneumatic unit and first and second computer units, whereby an advantageous division of tasks and/or functions within the pneumatic seat device among the individual computing units can be achieved. Primarily, it is thereby possible to obtain effective and fast data processing with use of the two computing units and, consequently, fast control and/or regulation of the pneumatic seat device.07-22-2010
20080296943Vehicle Seat - A head rest rear portion is supported to a seat back. A head rest front portion is movable forward and backward between a full-close position that is brought into contact with or close to the head rest rear portion and a full-open position that is a predetermined distance away from the head rest rear portion. A drive mechanism moves the head rest front portion. A detection sensor provided in the head rest front portion includes an electrode having a head portion detecting antenna electrode for detecting a head portion of an occupant at a time when the head rest front portion moves in the full-open position direction, and a finger detecting antenna electrode for detecting a finger of the occupant in a rear seat or the like at a time when the head rest front portion moves in the full-close position direction.12-04-2008
20080296942Seat Comprising Wiring Fixed to a Support, Method for Assembling a Seat, and Use of a Flat Conductor for the Wiring of a Seat - The invention relates to a seat, especially for a vehicle, said seat being provided with flat wiring that is easy to mount in and/or on a support.12-04-2008
20120139307MODULAR DISPLAY ASSEMBLY - Described are display assemblies having a display coupled to a passenger seat back, a video shroud coupled to the passenger seat back and with an inner opening positioned adjacent the display, wherein a gap is positioned between an outer edge of the display and an edge of the inner opening, and an adaptor having a lip and coupled to the video shroud, wherein the lip is positioned adjacent the gap. A portion of the lip may surround at least the outer edge of the display and/or may overlap a portion of the video shroud.06-07-2012
20130015687SEAT COMPRISING A SEAT SCREEN UNITAANM Kramer; MarcoAACI WolpertshausenAACO DEAAGP Kramer; Marco Wolpertshausen DE - The invention relates to a seat including a backrest unit which has at least one seat screen unit, which in a ready-for-operation state displays output signals from an image converter unit, wherein the output signals are transmitted by a signal transmission unit between the image converter unit and the seat screen unit. According to the invention, the seat screen unit has at least one output interface which is provided to transmit signals between the image converter unit and the seat screen unit, and the image converter unit is disposed outside the seat screen unit.01-17-2013
20130020845PASSENGER SEAT FOR A SYSTEM OF PASSENGER SEATS OF AN AIRCRAFT CABIN AND SYSTEM OF PASSENGER SEATS ATTACHABLE TO A CONSTRUCTION NEAR THE FLOOR OF AN AIRCRAFT CABIN - Passenger seat for a system of passenger seats of an aircraft cabin, comprising: 01-24-2013
20130020846AIRCRAFT SEAT DEVICE - An aircraft seat, including at least one electronics unit and at least one seat frame unit. The electronics unit is at least partially arranged in a hollow space spanned by the seat frame.01-24-2013
20080252118HEADREST-MOUNTED ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS - In certain embodiments, a mobile entertainment system includes a housing configured to be attached to the mounting plate of a headrest. The housing can include a base wall and a plurality of sidewalls configured to define a cavity within the headrest when the housing is coupled to the headrest. The housing can further include a first hinge element. In some embodiments, the system includes a screen structure that includes a metal frame. The screen structure can further include a second hinge element secured to the metal frame and coupled with the first hinge element so as to be able to pivotally attach the screen structure to the headrest. The screen structure can be configured to rotate relative to the housing independent of movement of the headrest. In some embodiments, the system further includes a headrest, which can include a mounting plate. The mounting plate can be coupled with at least one post. In some embodiments, the at least one post is configured to be slideably received within a seatback of a vehicle.10-16-2008
20080246319HEADREST-MOUNTED ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS - In certain embodiments, an entertainment system includes a housing configured to be mounted to a headrest. The housing can define a first hinge portion, a base wall, and one or more sidewalls. The housing can include a lock portion. In some embodiments, the system includes a screen assembly including a viewing screen. The screen assembly can define a second hinge portion that cooperates with the first hinge portion to pivotally couple the screen assembly with the housing. The screen assembly can further define an arm movable relative to the viewing screen. The arm can be configured to interact with the lock portion to retain the screen assembly in a stowed configuration in which the screen assembly is substantially prevented from moving away from the base wall of the housing. The arm further can be configured to be actuated to permit rotation of the screen assembly away from the base wall of the housing. In some embodiments, the system includes a headrest configured to be installed in a vehicle.10-09-2008
20080231094Occupant-detecting apparatus - An occupant-detecting apparatus includes a plurality of load sensors (09-25-2008
20080224507Compactible Juvenile Vehicle Seat With Forward-Folding Backrest and U-Shaped Backrest Frame - A juvenile vehicle seat includes a seat base adapted to set on a vehicle seat and a foldable backrest associated with the seat base. The juvenile vehicle seat also includes a backrest lock coupled to the foldable backrest.09-18-2008
20130154319SYSTEM FOR ASSISTING THE PILOT OF AN AIRCRAFT BY HAPTIC MEANS - The invention relates to a system for assisting the pilot of an aircraft, which comprises aboard the aircraft: 06-20-2013
20130113250ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATION SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT PASSENGER SUITES AND METHOD - An electromechanical actuation system for an aircraft passenger suite for allowing passenger-initiated adjustment of a passenger seat and related passenger accoutrements including a suite control unit configured to receive command signals from a user interface, and a first line replacement unit comprising a first integral electronic control unit and a second line replacement unit coupled to the first line replacement, wherein the first electronic control unit controls operation of the first line replacement unit and the second line replacement unit in response to command signals received from the suite control unit.05-09-2013
20130127215ACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINT WITH WIRING PASS-THROUGH - Disclosed herein are embodiments of a wire harness assembly for routing a wire harness through a vehicle seat back having an active head restraint system. The assembly can comprise a movable member configured to move relative to a seat frame in a vehicle fore-aft direction and can have a sleeve with a first end configured to receive a headrest. A harness guide is included with a guide tube and an attachment member that is connected to the guide tube and to the movable member, the guide tube having a first open end and a second open, and a guide passage that extends through the guide tube from the first open end to the second open end. A second end of the sleeve opposite the first end is located within the attachment member and configured such that the sleeve and the attachment member move with the movable member.05-23-2013
20080197682Seat for heavy construction equipment - A seat for heavy construction equipment is provided, which requires no change of a shape of outer side surfaces of console boxes for heavy equipment in the case where a retractable type seat belt is mounted on a side surface of a seat part having the console boxes mounted on left and right sides thereof, and which can prevent mutual interference between a main body part of the seat belt and the console box when the seat belt is unfastened. The seat for heavy construction equipment having a console box mounted on at least either of left and right sides thereof includes a seat part 08-21-2008
20110272980Electrical Connection Protection Unit - A vehicle seat having a seat with an upper seatback and a headrest including various electronic components. A connector sleeve is configured to fit within a guide sleeve on the seat to allow an electrical connector extending from the headrest to be easily and efficiently connected to an opposing electrical connector extending from the seat during assembly. The connector may be configured to maintain electrical connection between the connected electrical connectors when a removal force is applied.11-10-2011
20100314920VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY - A vehicle seat assembly includes a side support capable of supporting a side portion of the torso of an occupant seated in the seat. The seat has a seatback capable of being tilted up or down relative to a seat cushion. A support shaft extending from a lateral surface part of the seatback in a widthwise direction toward an outside of a vehicle is rotatably supported by a bracket. A spring for urging the seatback in a forward-tilting direction is disposed between the support shaft and the bracket. The bracket and the spring are positioned proximately to a rear surface part of the side support.12-16-2010
20130119727VEHICLE MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICES - A mounting system includes a cradle disposed in a headrest in a vehicle, and a primary adapter. The cradle is shaped and dimensioned to receive the primary adapter. The primary adapter includes first to fourth lips forming a recess in the primary adapter. The recess is shaped and dimensioned to receive a first computing device or a secondary adapter. The first computing device, or a bezel of the secondary adapter, is substantially flush with an outer surface of the headrest upon mounting the first computing device or the secondary adapter to the primary adapter.05-16-2013
20120019030ELECTRONIC DISPLAY FOR VIBRO-KINETIC PLATFORM - The present document describes a vibro-kinetic seating kit for providing seating to a user at a seating location in a multi-seating environment comprising other seating locations and for rendering a vibro-kinetic effect to the user. The vibro-kinetic seating kit comprises an electronic display and a vibro-kinetic platform which comprises a seat portion associated with the seating location and for providing the seating to the user; and an actuation system mechanically connected to the seat portion for rendering the vibro-kinetic effect to the user. The electronic display associated to the vibro-kinetic platform is for receiving display data and for electronically showing visual information indicative of the display data which comprises an identification tag for the seating location relative to the other seating locations in the multi-seating environment.01-26-2012
20130193727MOTOR-VEHICLE SEAT BELT WITH BUILT-IN ELECTRONICS - This object is attained by the combination of a motor-vehicle safety belt formed as a flexible longitudinally extending band and formed with a longitudinally extending and laterally substantially closed passage with an insert fittable into the passage and comprised of a flexible and elongated support strip and at least one electrical or electronic element usable by a motor-vehicle passenger employing the belt secured to the strip.08-01-2013
20130200670OCCUPANT DETECTION SENSOR ASSEMBLY - A sensor system and seat assembly includes a sensor assembly configured to detect a seating force exerted on a portion of a seat cushion of a seat. The sensor assembly includes a base, a force transducer configured to output a signal indicative of the seating force, and a lever pivotably coupled to the base. The lever defines a sensing end configured to be disposed proximate to the portion of the seat cushion such that the seating force operates on the sensing end. The lever also defines an actuating end configured to apply an actuation force to the force transducer. The sensor assembly may comprise a plurality of levers. Each sensing end of each lever may be disposed in a separate location within the portion of the seat cushion. The sensor assembly may be configured to detect a child exerting a seating force on a portion of the seat cushion.08-08-2013
20120086247Vehicle seat headrest with built-in communication tool - A headrest for mounting on a vehicle seat of a vehicle includes a head pillow and an entertainment system. The entertainment system includes a display screen and a communication tool. The communication tool is electrically connected with the display screen, and is arranged to electrically communicate with an external electronic device in such a manner that the communication tool is arranged to electrically link the display screen with the external electronic appliance for establishing an interaction between the display screen and the external electronic appliance, such that a user is able to operate and control the external electronic appliance on the display screen through the communication tool.04-12-2012

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