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HEADREST

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
297408000 Angularly movable about horizontal axis 59
297410000 Adjustable rectilinearly vertically 43
297397000 Portable, with seat attacher 30
297404000 Resiliently mounted 8
297396000 Extension of upper back 7
297393000 Occupant attached 5
20130088063Child Neck Support Apparatus for Seats - A neck support apparatus for use with car seats and the like to prevent a child's head from swinging side to side and forward when the child is asleep in the seat. The apparatus comprises a base and a support pillow removably attached to the base. The base has a seat section and a back support riser that is attached to or integral with the seat section. The support pillow has a pillow body with a pair of neck support members extending outwardly from the front side of the pillow body to partially enclose the child's neck and support the child's head in the apparatus. Slots in the back support riser receive straps attached to the pillow body. A head engaging device can help hold the child's head in an upright position. The support pillow can have a character shape, such as a bear or the like.04-11-2013
20100237675Means of keeping a disabled child's head upright - I have invented a means for keeping an occupant's head upright in a child safety seat or wheelchair.09-23-2010
20110101761HEAD RESTRAINT - A device for use with a headrest having lateral portions extending out of a plane which the headrest predominantly occupies, and defining a longitudinal open area at one end of the headrest, has a flexible tubular body with a circumference sized to fit the around the headrest including its lateral portions. The flexible tubular body of the device further has a first open end, the first open end being sized and dimensioned to not obstruct the longitudinal open area at one end of the headrest. A mesh netting web closes the first open end of the flexible tubular body and is operative to preclude the longitudinal migration of the device in at least one direction on the headrest. A friction-enhancing pad is secured to an inward-facing surface of the tubular body. One or more positioning straps extending from the flexible tubular body may be provided.05-05-2011
20110043025Cervical support harness assembly - A cervical support harness for a head of a user seated in a seat in a generally upright position has a flexible elastic headband and a cross strap that is configured to extend across the top of the user's head, from front to back. A crescent or U-shaped neck pillow is secured to a back portion of the headband by an attachment strap that extends downwardly from the headband, when the headband is positioned on the user's head. An elongated flexible securing band attached, at one of its ends, to the front portion of the headband is adapted for wrapping around the back of the seat and for securing at the front of the headband, thus preventing undesirable jolting movement of the user's head. A front visor shields the eyes and upper part of the user's head.02-24-2011
20120068515DEVICE FOR IMPROVED TRAVEL COMFORT - Headrest and method for relieving of neck and throat muscles for a sitting person. The headrest includes a headband arranged to be able to be led around the person's head, a seat band arranged to be able to be fastened to a portion of the back of a chair, and a neckband connecting the forehead portion of the headband with the seat band. The headband is displaceably arranged in the longitudinal direction of the neckband.03-22-2012
297403000 Movable to inoperative position rearwardly of back 5
20090295211Foldable head restraint for motor vehicle - Folding head restraint for motor vehicles, that can rotate around a horizontal pivot axis between an in-use position and a non-use position, and that can be locked in the in-use position by means of a locking mechanism (12-03-2009
20090152923Locking apparatus for folding headrest for vehicles - A locking apparatus includes a support bracket, a latch, a rotating member and a link unit. The support bracket is fastened to a headrest housing and has therein a locking slot, into which a striker of a seat back frame is removably inserted. The latch is coupled to the support bracket by a hinge and locks the striker, which is inserted into the locking slot of the support bracket, using rotation of the latch. The rotating member is coupled at a first end thereof to the support bracket by a hinge and is elastically coupled at a second end thereof to the latch, thus releasably locking the latch thereto. The link unit is coupled to the headrest housing by a hinge and is connected at one end thereof to the rotating member, such that the latch is released from the rotating member by pulling the rotating member.06-18-2009
20110254339HEADREST EXHIBITING A WIDTHWISE BAR ENGAGING SIDE SECTORS IN COMBINATION WITH A STRAP ENGAGING/LIFT FEATURE FOR PERMITTING FORWARD AND/OR REARWARD DUMP - A pivoting headrest including a pair of upwardly projecting supports associated with a vehicle seatback and terminating in a pair of spaced apart sectors. A headrest bun supporting frame is pivotally secured to the sectors and includes a pair of elongated and side extending structural supports and a lower interconnecting housing. A widthwise extending bar is disposed relative to the housing, opposite extending ends of which engage the sectors at a first upright position and seat within channels in the side supports. The bar is biased in a first engaging direction against the sectors and, upon being displaced in a reverse direction, causes its ends to unseat from the sectors and the bun to rotate about the sectors to a dump position.10-20-2011
20120326481ADJUSTABLE HEAD RESTRAINT ASSEMBLY FOR VEHICLE SEATS - A vehicle head restraint assembly includes a head restraint support adapted to be mounted to a seat back frame. A transverse shaft is pivotally mounted to the support. A post is connected to the shaft for supporting a head restraint. A biasing member is connected to the support and the shaft for biasing the post to a collapsed position. An eccentric projection extends from a central region of the shaft. A latching mechanism is provided on the support and oriented within a path of rotation of the projection to engage the projection and maintain the head restraint in an upright position. Retraction of the latching mechanism permits the biasing member to pivot the head restraint to the collapsed position.12-27-2012
20130207438PIVOTABLE HEAD RESTRAINT - The invention relates to a head restraint having a head rest element that is provided with at least one retaining rod, in particular on the seat back of a vehicle seat, wherein the head rest element can be reversibly moved from a working position into a stowage position and in particular can be locked in the working position.08-15-2013
297406000 Adjustable laterally 4
20080296953INFINITELY ADJUSTABLE TWO-WAY HEAD RESTRAINT - A head restraint includes at least one post adapted to engage a vehicle seat. The head restraint assembly also includes a bun which is moveably attached to the at least one post. A locking clasp is fixed relative to the bun and has an open configuration and a closed configuration. The open configuration allows movement of the bun relative to the at least one post to a position between a first and second position. The closed configuration inhibits movement of the bun relative to the at least one post.12-04-2008
20120161489Headrest - Provided is an adjustable headrest installed at an upper portion of a seatback of a chair which a user's head contacts characterized in that an ergonomic head-shaped recess is provided such that the recess is adjusted to be appropriate to different head sizes, head shapes, and neck shapes of users to conveniently seat the neck and the head, allowing the user to rest and sleep on the chair.06-28-2012
20090058162ADJUSTABLE HEAD RESTRAINT FOR VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat is disclosed that provides longitudinal adjustment and height adjustment of a head restraint by actuation of a manual release. One embodiment discloses a vehicle seat with a rod extending from a seat back and a frame mounted to the rod. A head restraint is mounted to the frame by a linkage to extend and retract. A locking mechanism cooperates with the head restraint and the frame for permitting incremental locking positions of the head restraint relative to the frame. A manual release releases the locking mechanism to extend and retract the head restraint relative to the rod. Another embodiment includes an eccentric mechanism pivotally connected to the frame. A wire spring is mounted to the frame for engaging a notch in the rod. An actuator rotates an eccentric mechanism for disengaging the wire spring from the notch in the rod for permitting height adjustment.03-05-2009
20120086255VEHICULAR SEAT - A vehicular seat capable of effectively mitigating lateral direction vibrations is provided. In the present vehicular seat (04-12-2012
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20080296952Automotive Headrest - Disclosed herein is an automotive headrest, which is constructed so that the automotive headrest is not tilted, but is displaced in a straight line in only one direction in a rectilinear motion, and is then returned to its original position. The automotive headrest includes a stay rod having vertical parts secured to a seat, and a horizontal part coupling the vertical parts to each other. A horizontal guide frame is secured to the horizontal part of the stay rod. A ratchet slider is movably mounted to the horizontal guide frame. A ratchet pawl locks or releases the ratchet slider. A tension spring returns the displaced ratchet slider to its original position. A ratchet spring provides tensile force to the ratchet pawl.12-04-2008
20090051204HEADREST FOR AN OFFICE CHAIR - “A headrest for an office chair includes a headrest body, two connecting blocks, a support frame and a hook. The support frame has two L-shaped hooks in an intermediate portion, and the headrest can be assembled with a backrest of an office chair by a hook and L-shaped hooks of the support frame to enable the headrest being assembled with any office chair easily. Moreover, the headrest body can be adjusted in its height and angle to be usable by users of different physical heights.”02-26-2009
20100045089VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat comprises a seat back, a seat bottom, a headrest mounted on an upper portion of the seat back. The headrest includes a reverse U-shaped support section having downwardly extending two pillars and a horizontal section which connects upper portions of the pillars with each other. A lock plate is fixed to the horizontal section. A headrest frame is provided with an engagement disk which is changed over between a lock position where the engagement disk engages with the lock plate to disable the headrest to rotate about the horizontal section, and an unlock position where the engagement disk disengages from the lock plate to enable the headrest to rotate around the horizontal section.02-25-2010
20090160235HEAD REST DEVICE - A head rest device that improves reliability of detecting a head on the basis of a change in capacitance without complicating a wiring structure. A head rest device is provided with a head rest rear portion configured to be supported to a seat back, and a head rest front portion freely moving forward and backward between a fully-closed position coming close to the head rest rear portion and a fully-open position separated from the head rest rear portion. The head rest front portion is moved by an actuator. The head rest front portion has a sensor electrode structured such that its capacitance is changed as a head of an occupant approaches, and an ECU controlling the actuator so as to move the head rest front portion and detecting the approach of the head of the occupant on the basis of a change of the capacitance of the sensor electrode thereon.06-25-2009
20130043709Ergonomic Headrest for Office Chair - An ergonomic headrest for an office chair is provided. The headrest includes a pillowing member. The pillowing member includes a moderately bulging upper pillowing side and a substantially convex cervical pillowing side and has a slightly depressed occipital pillowing side formed therebetween. A resilient element is disposed behind the headrest for abutting against the headrest resiliently. With the sitter's head resting on the headrest, the sitter's neck and occiput rest on the cervical pillowing side and the occipital pillowing side exactly. Hence, the sitter's neck and occiput can rest on the ergonomic headrest which contours thereto. This, coupled with the resilience and ergonomic contour of the headrest, enables the sitter's head to receive ergonomic and comfortable support.02-21-2013
20130038111Automobile neck pillow - An automobile neck pillow relates to an automobile seat articles technology field, which adopts a key technology truly adapted to human mechanical physiological curves and makes a multiple choice about materials of a core body and an elongated housing and a scientific measurement about shapes and sizes thereof to make the core body and the elongated housing match with each other, wherein the core body is soaked in medical liquids of health care to provide health care and healing to the neck, the core body is attached with a bamboo charcoal fiber cushion, an infra-red cloth, or a negative oxygen ion cloth while integrally being sprayed with perfume, and a brace provided in the elongated housing is mounted between a seat and a head cushion by a longitudinal fixation, a transverse fixation, a combination of longitudinal and transverse fixation, a head-sleeving fixation, or an integral fixation with the head cushion.02-14-2013
20090045662Head Rest for Seat - A head rest assembly that extends when the seat back is deployed into an upright position, and retract when moved into a down or stowed position.02-19-2009
20090302659Collapsible tabletop head cradle for seated users - Disclosed is a portable head cradle for use by a seated user on an upwardly-facing top surface of a support that has a peripheral edge around the top surface. The portable head cradle includes a support structure configured to be placed on the top surface of the support and shaped and dimensioned for overlying engagement by a seated person's head. The support structure has a first substantially rigid portion and a second substantially rigid portion, the first substantially rigid portion and the second substantially rigid portion joined along at least one edge by a substantially flexible portion. A cradle portion is substantially inverted-U shaped when viewed by a user and dimensioned for engagement by the user at the forehead and cheeks of the user. At least one hook is extendable from the support structure and configured to engage the peripheral edge of the upwardly-facing top surface.12-10-2009
20120217783HEADREST STAY AND ACTIVE HEADREST - A headrest stay includes a pair of first stay-composing parts extending in top and bottom directions of a seat back while supported by the seat back, the first stay-composing parts being arranged in different positions in a direction of vehicle width; and a second stay-composing part connecting specific parts of the first stay-composing parts in the direction of the vehicle width, the specific parts extending straight in the top and bottom directions of the seat back. The specific parts face a head of an occupant seated on the seat. A portion of the second stay-composing part, which portion is between the one specific part and the other specific part in the direction of the vehicle width, is not located further forward than the specific parts, and at least part of the portion is located further rearward than the specific parts.08-30-2012
20130069411BI-LEVEL HEADREST, BODY SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF SUPPORTING A USER'S CRANIUM - A method of supporting a user's cranium includes directly supporting at least a portion of a first user's T1-T6 vertebrae with a primary support and directly supporting a junction between the first user's occipital bone and C1 vertebrae with a secondary support spaced from the primary support. The positions of the primary and secondary supports may be independently adjusted relative to each other. Various body support structures and headrest structures are also provided.03-21-2013
20120223563SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING A CROSS MEMBER - A seat assembly having a seat back that includes a side frame member and a cross member. The cross member may have first and second support post openings for receiving a headrest support post. First and second sets of arcuate ribs may be disposed between the first and second support post openings. Members of the first set may be concave with respect to the first support post opening. Members of the second set may be concave with respect to the second support post opening.09-06-2012
20090236893Travel head support - A travel head support is made up of a headband partially encircling the head, the headband having free ends and an adjustable strap between the ends for extension around the headrest portion of a seat, and a frontal portion includes a pocket for insertion of hot or cold packs or aromatic oils. In another embodiment, a head support can be releasably attached to headwear, so as to permit the head support to remain on a passenger's head whether or not the head support is attached to a headrest.09-24-2009
20130069412SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING A GUIDE BUSHING - A seat assembly having a guide bushing. The guide bushing has an opening for receiving a support post. First and second engagement features are provided that are configured to engage the support post. The first engagement feature is configured to flex in response to a biasing force exerted by a biasing member.03-21-2013
20110101759VEHICLE SEAT - In a vehicle seat that has a seat back and a headrest attached to an upper portion of the seat back, the seat back has an upper frame member that extends in the width direction at an upper portion. The upper frame member and the headrest are structured such that a second distance is greater than a first distance. The first distance is a horizontal distance, between a front surface first portion of the headrest and a head of a head restraint measuring device (HRMD) that is attached to an H-point device seated in the seat, that has been measured by the head restraint measuring device. The second distance is a horizontal distance between the front surface first portion of the headrest and a front surface of the upper frame member that is positioned to the rear of the front surface first portion.05-05-2011
20110298267SEAT BACK FRAME - A seat back frame for a seat of a vehicle includes: a pair of side frames placed at a left side and a right side in a width direction of a seat; a head rest supporting frame supporting a head rest; a supporting plate, a both ends of the supporting plate being connected to a lower portion of each of the side frames; an upper opening provided above the supporting plate, the upper opening being opened in a front-rear direction; a planar elastic body provided across the upper opening; and a connection member elastically connecting a lower portion of the planar elastic body and an upper portion of the supporting plate.12-08-2011
20120098316VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat including: a seat back; and a headrest that is provided to an upper part of the seat back, the headrest including, a frame that is supported to be vibratable with respect to the seat back, a headrest body that is mounted on the frame, a first cover and a second cover that nip and hold the frame in cooperation with each other in the headrest body, and a mass body that is held between the first cover and the second cover.04-26-2012
20120098315BACKREST OF A MOTOR VEHICLE SEAT - A backrest of a motor vehicle seat (04-26-2012
20090102266HEADRESTS FOR VEHICLE SEATS - A headrest for a vehicle seat has a base member attached to a seatback of the vehicle seat, a body frame attached to the base member so as to be capable of tilting, a locking device for locking the body frame with the base member so as not to be capable of tilting, and an unlocking device for unlocking the locking device. The unlocking device includes a swinging body attached to the base member so as to be capable of swinging and a moving body attached to the body frame so as to be capable of moving with respect thereto. The moving body moves with respect to the body frame by being pushed by the swinging body to unlock the locking device. The swinging body has a connecting portion to which one end of a cable is connected and an arcuate-shaped outer peripheral surface on which the cable is disposed. And the cable is retracted into a tubular portion provided on the base member from an entrance of the tubular portion when the cable is pulled to unlock the locking device. The entrance of the tubular portion is located substantially on a tangent line of the arc of the outer peripheral surface.04-23-2009
20090189430Head rest for a seat, especially an air passenger seat - The invention relates to a head rest for a seat, especially an air passenger seat. Said head rest comprises a carrier structure that can be applied to the back rest part of the seat and comprises a supporting structure for supporting the head of the seat passenger, said supporting structure consisting of individual strand-type or strip-type supporting parts (07-30-2009
20110266856HEADREST FOR MOTOR VEHICLE SEAT - A headrest for a motor vehicle seat, including: 11-03-2011
20090146479SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING AN ADJUSTABLE HEAD RESTRAINT ASSEMBLY - A seat assembly having a headrest for supporting the head of a seat occupant. The seat assembly includes a seat back, a support post disposed on the seat back, a headrest being moveably disposed on the support post, and a latch mechanism moveable between a latched position and an unlatched position. The headrest is simultaneously moveable in multiple directions when the latch mechanism is disposed in the unlatched position.06-11-2009
20080265645HEADREST - A headrest of a head protective type including a trim cover assembly having: a head receiving area against which a head of rear-seat occupant is to be struck in a collision case; and an impact absorbing frame disposed within the trim cover assembly. A reinforcing element is provided to an inner surface of the trim cover assembly at a point corresponding to such head receiving area, thereby preventing breakage of the trim cover assembly in the case where the head of rear-seat occupant is struck against that head receiving area.10-30-2008
20090309405CHILD SAFETY SEAT WITH ADJUSTABLE HEADREST - A headrest (12-17-2009
20110169316Portable Travel Headrest - A portable travel headrest for supporting the head of a seated individual includes a head cradle with a cushion (07-14-2011
20100123344SELF-RETRACTING HEADREST ASSEMBLY WITH DIVIDED HEADREST - A headrest assembly for a seat having a seat back and a seat bottom is provided that includes a headrest having first and second divided headrest portions. First and second articulated arms are pivotably mounted with respect to the seat back in a scissor arrangement and supporting the first and second headrest portions, respectively. Each of the articulated arms has a respective distal portion operatively connected to the seat bottom, preferably with flexible cables and a forked element. The headrest assembly is configured so that the headrest portions pivot to adjacent, use positions when the seat bottom is subjected to at least a predetermined load and to pivot back to separated, non-use positions when the seat bottom is not subject to at least the predetermined load.05-20-2010
20100301654SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING A MOVEABLE HEAD RESTRAINT ASSEMBLY - A seat assembly having a seat back and a head restraint assembly disposed on the seat back. The head restraint assembly includes a support post and a headrest disposed on the support post. The headrest is inhibited from moving away from a head of a seat occupant until the headrest is actuated toward the head of the seat occupant.12-02-2010
20090267400Head Restraint - A head restraint assembly for use with a vehicle seat, the head restraint assembly having a head restraint armature that is adapted to be attached to a seat back, including two spaced apart support posts, a cushion surrounding the head restraint armature and a strap that is affixed to the head restraint armature, the strap extending between the two spaced apart support posts. The strap is surrounded by the cushion.10-29-2009
20110198908MOTOR-VEHICLE HEADREST - A motor-vehicle headrest has a base fixable to a motor vehicle seat and a cushion support having a forwardly directed front face adapted to engage a head of a person in the seat. An upper link has a front end pivoted at an upper support axis on the support and a rear end pivoted at an upper base axis on the base, and a lower link having a front end pivoted at a lower support axis on the support offset downward from the upper support axis and a rear end pivoted at a lower base axis on the base offset downward from the upper base axis. The cushion is shiftable relative to the base between a rear position and a front position on pivoting of the links about the respective axes. A rigid brace is pivoted on the upper link between the upper axes and on the lower link between the lower axes.08-18-2011
20130099544BACKREST FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - A backrest for a motor vehicle seat has a head restraint that is height adjustable with the aid of a guide. A transverse strut connected fixedly at an upper region of the backrest. The guide has a guiding device that is attached fixedly to the transverse strut and guides a guiding element that is attached to and integrated in the head restraint. The guide (04-25-2013
20120292973ADJUSTABLE HEAD REST - Described are passenger seats having a seat back support and a head rest assembly coupled to the seat back support. The head rest assembly includes a head support and a lower head support with a rest bar and a pair of extensions, wherein a first end of each extension is slidingly coupled to the rest bar and a second end of each extension is pivotally coupled to the head support. The rest bar is positioned adjacent the head support when the lower head support is in a stowed position and is positioned a distance forward of the head support when the lower head support is in a deployed position.11-22-2012
20100127548HEADREST FOR A VEHICLE - A headrest (05-27-2010
20080303333Appartus For A Portable Head Rest and Seat Cover - An apparatus for covering for a head rest on a seat with a stretchable portion to secure the apparatus to the head rest. Additionally, the apparatus may comprise an extension of material extending downward from the head rest to cordon the remainder of the seat from the user.12-11-2008
20080238173ARTICULATING/FOLDING HEAD RESTRAINT - Articulating/folding head restraint assemblies that include modular brackets that function as modules and allow for platformability and customization by varying auxiliary components. The modular brackets can be molded or cast using conventional manufacturing processes, and are designed to receive and/or house various components of the assembly such as pivotal head restraint supports, pivotal shafts, locking assemblies, etc. The modular brackets are designed to integrate a number of components that are typically separate in prior art devices and have to be individually assembled together.10-02-2008
20110204693Vehicle Seat - A vehicle seat has a seatback frame forming a seatback of a vehicle seat that comprises a pair of side frame sections composed of pipe shaped members at least in part, separated from each other in a lateral direction, and extended in a vertical direction, and comprises an upper frame for interconnecting upper sides of the pair of side frame sections. Flat sections each deformed outward in the lateral direction to reduce the lateral thickness thereof are formed in portions of the pair of side frame sections where their respective pipe shaped members are opposed to each other. Thus, the distance between the pair of side frame sections can be increased without changing lateral dimensions of the seatback frame, allowing an occupant to more smoothly sink into the seatback from the backrest front surface.08-25-2011
20120104821SUPPORT MEMBER FOR VEHICLE SEAT HEAD RESTRAINT - A head restraint assembly for a vehicle seat has a head restraint post adapted to be mounted to the vehicle seat. A support member is coupled to the head restraint post. The support member having a plurality of attachment receptacles to mount the head restraint post to one of the plurality of attachment receptacles. A compressible pad member is mounted to the support member. A convex outer surface provides support for a head of an occupant. The support member is mounted to head restraint post at one of the plurality of attachment receptacles positions the compressible pad at a distance from the convex outer surface.05-03-2012
20090167069INCLINABLE HEADREST - A headrest inclinable relative to headrest stay(s), which is formed by a foaming process. The headiest has elongated hole(s) formed in the bottom thereof, with the headrest stay(s) extending outwardly through the elongated hole(s). Defined within the elongated hole(s) is an injected point where a liquid foaming agent has been injected into a headrest trim cover assembly during foaming process. Thus, in a resulting headrest formed thereby, such injected point is not viewed from a bottom of the headrest, when the headrest is inclined relative to the headrest stay(s), thereby maintaining an aesthetic appearance of the headrest.07-02-2009
20090001798Head Rest Having Rotary Wing - The present invention relates to a headrest having a rotary wing. The headrest includes a rotary shaft installed in a seat; a wing unit having a outer casing for receiving the rotary shaft therein; a locking unit for locking the wing unit to the seat; and a return spring for returning the wing unit to an original position of the wing unit. The headrest has a simple construction for rotating the wing unit, which thus reduces the production cost of the headrest.01-01-2009
20080315657Seat headrest - A headrest support assembly capable of moving a headrest simultaneously in an up/down and fore/aft position. The headrest support assembly is located in a seat back and includes a headrest frame mounted on a support bracket, the support bracket includes a first and second guide track spaced apart from one another. Each guide track defines a substantially vertical first channel and a curved second channel therein. A first and second support pillar is mounted to the headrest frame. These first and second support pillars are located adjacent to the first and second guide track, respectively. A first and second guide roller is located on each of the first and second support pillars. The first guide roller is positioned within the first channel and the second guide roller is positioned within the second channel of the respective guide tracks.12-25-2008
20100148559HEAD RESTRAINT FOR A SEAT, IN PARTICULAR A VEHICLE SEAT - A headrest (06-17-2010
20130214582Vehicle Seat with Cushion Plate - A vehicle seat is provided comprising: a seat back frame having a side frame; a headrest for supporting a head of a seat occupant; a load receiving member disposed behind the seat occupant and movable rearward in response to a load from the seat occupant; and a link member mounted to the seat back frame and rearwardly movable; wherein: a rearward movement of the load receiving member moves the link member rearward and reduces a distance between the head of the seat occupant and the headrest; the load receiving member is provided with a first through-hole and a second through-hole; and the first through-hole and the second through-hole are disposed in a same horizontal plane.08-22-2013
20120032488HEADREST POSITION ADJUSTING DEVICE AND HEADREST POSITION ADJUSTING METHOD - To automatically adjust the position of a headrest accurately with a simple configuration while preventing an unnecessary movement of the headrest, a headrest position adjusting device 02-09-2012
20100253124ACTIVE MATERIAL HEAD RESTRAINT ASSEMBLY - A head restraint assembly is provided that is movable between a retracted position and a deployed position. The head restraint assembly includes a support member and a deployable member. A link is rotatably mounted with respect to the support member and the deployable member. A shaft is mounted to the link for rotation therewith. The active material is actuatable to rotate the shaft and thereby cause the deployable member to move from its retracted position to its deployed position.10-07-2010
20100127549PATIENT CHAIR - A chair back has a shell and a cushion overlying the shell for a patient chair configured to move from a generally upright sitting position to a generally supine position. A patient contact surface is bounded in part by a top edge and an opposing bottom edge, and has resiliently deflectable opposed wing sections extending between the top edge and the bottom edge. A stiff support region is centrally positioned relative to and at least partially recessed from the outer wing sections. The support region is configured to support a patient's spine when the patient chair is positioned in a generally supine position. The opposed wing sections extend laterally outwardly of the support region and are configured to support the arms of the patient when the patient chair is positioned in the generally supine position05-27-2010
20090179474Headrest Adjustment and Lock Mechanism and Method - A headrest lock guide assembly for removably securing a headrest assembly to a vehicle seat can include a lock housing configured to house a headrest post extending through the lock housing, a lock slidably located within the lock housing, and a tool passageway extending through the housing. The lock can be slid against a spring force between a locked and unlocked position by inserting a tool through the tool passageway in the lock housing. A lock housing cover can be provided that is non-movably secured to the lock housing and can include a cover abutment surface adjacent to and blocking a lock body opening in the housing. The lock can include a lock abutment surface and a post engagement member configured and dimensioned to selectively engage a portion of the headrest assembly to lock the portion of the headrest assembly within the lock guide. The lock is movable within the lock cavity between a locked position in which the post engagement member extends over a portion of a through bore and the lock abutment surface contacts the cover abutment surface, and an unlocked position in which the post engagement member is located outside the perimeter of the through bore in the hollow post stem and the lock abutment surface is spaced from the cover abutment surface. A spring member can bias the lock into the locked position.07-16-2009
20110031795Headrest Support - The invention relates to a headrest support composed of a tube having means for receiving a headrest and a recess for joining to a seat. In order to guarantee flexible production, it is provided that a body is inserted into the tube in the area of the recess.02-10-2011
20110101758GUIDE SLEEVE FOR A RETAINING ROD OF A NECK REST - A guide sleeve for support bar of a motor vehicle seatback headrest, comprising a hollow, plastic tube fitted with an axial passage and comprising at its upper end an integral flange segment through which runs the tube's axial passage, further a slider guided in sliding manner in a flange segment aperture perpendicularly to the axis of said passage, and fitted with an external grip and an axial continuous passage which can be aligned with the stem's axial passage respectively the flange segment's aperture, the slider moreover comprising a locking segment which may be made to engage with or disengage from a snap-in notch of the support bar as a function of slider position, further with spring elements acting on the slider and biasing it toward the snap-in notches, said spring elements being constituted by a resilient, integral slider segment resting against a wall segment of the aperture.05-05-2011
20110025115SEAT BACK STRUCTURE FOR SEAT FOR VEHICLE - A seat back structure reduces shocks from the rear, is simple and light, and has lower production costs. The center headrest stay inserting portions are on each proximate upper portion of each seat back of a half-half divisional type seat, respectively, and headrest stays extend from a center headrest downward are removably inserted in the headrest stay inserting portions, respectively, and the seat backs are connected and restrained by the headrest stays.02-03-2011
20110025116HEAD-REST GUIDING SLEEVE WITH SECURITY UNLOCKING - A sleeve for a vehicle seat head-rest, including a hollow body which has a first cavity to receive said head-rest, and of which the upper end is surmounted by a top part, in which is formed a second cavity; a locking device adapted to move between a locking position in which it projects into the first cavity and an unlocking position, said device being biased towards its unlocking position by an elastic return means; an unlocking thruster adapted to move in order to push said device, wherein the second cavity issues to the exterior of the top part by an opening of which the size does not enable the insertion of a human finger and in that, over at least a portion of the travel necessary for moving said device from its locking position to its unlocking position, the thruster is positioned entirely within said opening.02-03-2011
20110248540FIXING DEVICE FOR HEADREST - A fixing device is provided for a headrest that fixes the headrest at a predetermined position in an unadjustable manner, even after a guide lock is attached or even after a seatback is formed. At least one groove portion is formed by cutting out in a headrest pillar, without inclination in the radial direction. The fixing device has a knob portion, a resin spring portion formed continuously to the knob portion, and an engagement plate arranged in the knob portion, the resin spring portion is formed to extend on one side of the knob portion therefrom, and is provided with a space portion for expanding to surround the headrest pillar. The engagement plate is installed in the knob portion, and is formed in such a manner that part of the engagement plate is exposed in the space portion.10-13-2011
20110101760VEHICLE SEAT - A seat back of a vehicle seat includes a side frame member, an upper frame member, and a lower frame member. A headrest has a headrest main body and a frame. The frame has a stay portion and an inner portion. A line of intersection between a first plane and a second plane is positioned farther forward than the upper frame member, and a first angle is less than a second angle. The first plane is an extended plane of a front surface of an upper portion of the inner portion, and the second plane is a plane that contacts front surfaces of the upper frame member and the lower frame member. The first angle is an angle between the first and the second planes, and the second angle is an angle between a center line of a neck and a torso line of a dummy seated in the seat.05-05-2011
20100117430SEAT, PARTICULARLY FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION - The invention relates to a seat (05-13-2010
20100060066VEHICULAR SEAT SYSTEM AND VEHICULAR HEADREST - The invention relates to a vehicular seat system including a seat bottom and a seat back. The headrest is connected to the seat back. The headrest consists of a number of components. These components include: a non-foam frame element, a non-foam insert secured with respect to a portion of the frame element, and a resilient element in which at least a portion of the frame element and the entire insert are embedded. The resilient element consists essentially of a homogeneous foam material. The frame element comprises a pair of post elements for coupling to the vehicular seat back. The post elements are interconnected by a cross-piece element. The headrest is connected to the seat back such that the minimum distance between the outer surface of the headrest for contacting a head of an occupant and the insert is in the range of from about 10 mm to about 30 mm. The vehicular headrest useful in the present seat system is compliant with the FMVSS 202a backset retention requirement03-11-2010
20110181089PORTABLE DEVICE FOR UNLOADING LOWER BACK WHILE SITTING - A portable harness that wraps around the rib cage and thoracic spine is disclosed. Unlike other harnesses, the present invention has an extension allowing it to be suspended above the user's ribcage to apply an upward pull. This suspension strap provides a distracting/unloading force on the lower back by holding the upper torso in place while the weight of a patient's lower body creates traction on the lumbar spine. The harness can be used with any chair back, including office chairs, or vehicle seats. This allows people with lower back pain to sit more comfortably while sitting in a regular chair, driving a car, or flying in a plane. This will decrease low back pain since sitting for long periods will no longer compress the lumbar spine, it will actually be therapeutic by allowing a person to sit in an unloaded position.07-28-2011
20110187172ADJUSTABLE VEHICLE HEAD RESTRAINT ASSEMBLY - A vehicle head restraint assembly includes a support frame, a stay, and a rack and pinion assembly. The support frame supports a head restraint cushion. The stay connects with a vehicle seat back. The rack and pinion assembly connects with the support frame and the stay. The rack and pinion assembly is configured to allow for selective movement of the support frame with respect to the stay along a translational axis. The rack and pinion assembly includes a pinion, a rack, and a locking cage. The pinion includes a plurality of pinion teeth. The rack includes a plurality of rack teeth. The rack teeth engage the pinion teeth when the support frame moves in the translational axis with respect to the stay. The locking cage selectively engages the rack and is spaced from the rack teeth. The locking cage includes locking cage teeth.08-04-2011
20110187173CUSHION ELEMENT WITH DIFFERENT HARDNESS ZONES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES - A cushion element for a vehicle seat or headrest comprises a non-woven layer and a fiber composite material. An insert material is arranged between the non-woven layer and the fiber composite material, and has different compression properties than the fiber composite material. The fiber composite material forms together with the insert material and the non-woven layer a one-piece material composite.08-04-2011
20120007404SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING A BUTTON ASSEMBLY - A seat assembly having a button assembly. The button assembly includes a bezel having a ramp feature and a button having a feedback arm that engages the ramp feature. Movement of at least a portion of a seat component is permitted when sufficient force is applied to the button.01-12-2012
20120007403SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING A GUIDE BUSHING - A seat assembly having a guide bushing. The guide bushing has a body and a biasing member. The body has an opening for receiving a support post and first and second engagement features that are configured to flex. The biasing member exerts a biasing force on the first and second engagement features to bias the first and second engagement features.01-12-2012
20120025582SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING AN ADJUSTABLE HEAD RESTRAINT ASSEMBLY - A seat assembly having a seat back and a head restraint assembly. The head restraint assembly includes a headrest, a support post, and a drive assembly that may have a rotatable element. The drive assembly engages the support post and actuates the headrest away from the seat back when the rotatable element is rotated in a first direction and actuates the headrest toward the seat back when the rotatable element is rotated in a second direction.02-02-2012
20120025583SUPPORTING STRUCTURE OF HEADREST BRACKET - A supporting structure of a headrest bracket is disclosed comprising attaching portions (flat areas in the frontal view) provided on an upper frame of a vehicle seat, with attaching wall portions formed on both ends of each flat attaching portion, whereby one side of the headrest bracket is put onto the attaching portion, so that welding points made between the free ends of the attaching wall and on the sides of the headrest bracket are provided, and the free ends are welded, and the welding point made between the upper and/or lower ends of the attaching portion and on the sides of the headrest bracket is horizontally welded.02-02-2012
20090134683HEADRESTS FOR VEHICLE SEATS - A headrest for a vehicle seat has a tubular stay to be attached to a seatback and a connector to be connected to an end of the stay. The stay includes a shaft hole, an attachment hole, and a notched surface. The attachment hole penetrates from an outer surface of the stay to the shaft hole in the radial direction. The notched surface is circumferentially adjacent to the attachment hole and is substantially orthogonal to the attachment hole. The connector includes a cantilevered locking strip to be inserted into the shaft hole while being resiliently deformed. The locking strip includes a projection. The projection fits in the attachment hole by being resiliently restored. And the projection includes an extending portion being wider than the circumferential width of the attaching hole and extending over the notched surface by being resiliently restored.05-28-2009
20110089737SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING AN ADJUSTABLE HEAD RESTRAINT ASSEMBLY - A seat assembly that includes a seat back, a support post disposed on the seat back, and a headrest moveably disposed on the support post. The headrest includes first and second transverse members disposed on the support post and a spindle assembly rotatably associated with the first and second transverse members. The spindle assembly rotates to permit movement of the headrest.04-21-2011
20120313417TRAVEL HEADREST - A travel headrest comprises a right side and a left side. The right side of the headrest includes a right side occipital support portion and a right side mandible portion which extends outwardly from the right side occipital support portion. When a person leans against the right side occipital portion the right side mandible support portion exerts a force against the person's mandible and thereby provides support to the mandible. The left side of the headrest includes a left side occipital support portion and a left side mandible portion which extends outwardly from the left side occipital support portion. When a person leans against the left side occipital portion the left side mandible support portion exerts a force against the person's mandible and thereby provides support to the mandible.12-13-2012
20120126604VEHICLE SEAT DEVICE HAVING FIXATING LEG PARTS - The invention relates to a dimensionally-stable leg part that can be allocated to a seat device, which leg part is respectively allocated to a left or right upper leg of a person from the knee to the hip and is in close contact with the upper leg form, wherein the leg part contacts flat to the outside of the hip, on the underside of the thigh at least on the distal end, and at least inside and outside on the knee. The invention is further directed to seat devices, particularly vehicle seat devices and vehicle seat extraction systems having said leg parts.05-24-2012
20120212025RETRACTABLE HEADREST - A vehicle seat assembly includes a support structure and a headrest supported by the support structure. The headrest includes a headrest body that is movable with respect to the support structure between a stowed position and a use position, and a locking mechanism for locking the headrest body in the use position. When the headrest body is in the use position, the locking mechanism is releasable to allow the headrest body to rotate rearwardly and slide downwardly to the stowed position.08-23-2012
20120235459Automatic Head Restraint Adjustment System for a Vehicle Seat - A seat assembly having an automatically adjustable head restraint is provided. A seat back is mounted within a vehicle and a head restraint assembly is adjustably mounted to the vehicle and disposed adjacent the seat back. The seat back includes a sensor mounted adjacent an upper portion of the seat back for detecting the presence and position of a passenger relative to the head restraint. A controller is in communication with the sensor and receives the output signal of the sensor. The controller then generates a control signal in order to position the head restraint based on the output signals of the sensor. An actuator is connected to the head restraint for positioning the head restraint based on a control signal received from the control module.09-20-2012
20100270841SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING A MOVABLE HEAD RESTRAINT - A vehicle head restraint assembly is provided with a first guide member mounted proximate to a vehicle seat back and a second guide member mounted to the first guide member for movement in fore and aft direction. One of the guide members has a series of notches. A head restraint is mounted to the second guide member. A locking mechanism is mounted to the other guide member for extending into one of the notches. A biasing member biases the locking mechanism in engagement with the notches. An actuator is mounted to one of the guide members for actuation from one lateral side of the head restraint and cooperates with the locking mechanism such that linear actuation of the actuator from one lateral side results in symmetrical compression of the biasing member for disengaging the locking mechanism from the notches for permitting fore and aft adjustment of the head restraint.10-28-2010
20120261968REAR VEHICLE SEAT AUTOMATIC HEAD REST SYSTEM - An extendible and retractable head rest system for a motor vehicle seat has a head rest coupled to a linkage and an actuator coupled to the linkage. The linkage includes an offset drive link that upon the actuator being actuated to extend the head rest system to an operative position, the linkage moves the head rest up and forward and upon the actuator being actuated to retract the head rest system to an inoperative position, the linkage moves the head rest back and down. In an aspect, the linkage kneels when the head rest reaches an upper position to move the head rest to a forward position.10-18-2012
20120261965GHR GERRY'S HEAD REST - The invention provides hair salon customers with a comfortable support for their head and neck while having their hair coifed. The invention is a fully adjustable head rest configured to be easily installed on any existing salon chair. Comprised of a heavy duty plastic or metal skeleton, the invention contains an elongated and fully adjustable support arm with an attached ergonomic head rest. Tubular in shape, the support arm is divided into an upper and lower section. The lower section measures approximately eighteen inches in length and the upper section measures approximately nine inches in length. These sections are comprised of telescoping components that can be lengthened or shortened to accommodate users of different statures.10-18-2012
20120261967MOTOR-VEHICLE HEADREST - A motor-vehicle headrest has a support-rod assembly adapted to be mounted on a motor-vehicle seat back, a base body carried on the rod assembly and having first fastening formations, and a hollow shell having generally complementary second fastening formations secured to the first fastening formations. A cushion is carried on the shell and base body.10-18-2012
20120261966PADDING OVERLAP - The invention relates to a vehicle seat (10-18-2012
20120326480TILTABLE HEADREST DEVICE - A tiltable headrest device is provided to suppress the occurrence of abnormal noise during rotation, to reduce the number of components and to improve appearance quality. Guide portions (12-27-2012
20120080925HEADREST FOR VEHICLE SEATS - The invention relates to a headrest for motor vehicle seats, comprising an upholstery support (04-05-2012
20120080924Longitudinally Displaceable Headrest - The headrest has a carrier element, which has joining means for fixing to a backrest of a motor vehicle seat and an upper base, and having a cushion part which has a supporting member and is displaceable with respect to the carrier element in a direction of displacement. The carrier element features a latching strip having several latching elements, and the supporting member has a locking means which in a locking position engages with one of the latching elements and in a release position is disengaged from the latching elements. The supporting member further forms at least one oblong hole surrounding the upper base. The supporting member also has a spring-loaded strip which extends along a lower edge of the oblong hole and abuts against the upper base and pushes the same into contact with the upper edge of the oblong hole.04-05-2012
20120080922MOVABLE HEAD RESTRAINTS FOR VEHICLE SEATS - A vehicle head restraint assembly has a guide member mounted to a vehicle seat back. A head restraint is mounted to another guide member that has notches and is mounted to the first guide member for movement in a fore and aft direction. A biasing member biases a locking mechanism that is mounted to the first guide member into engagement with the notches. A first actuator is mounted to the first guide member for actuation in a lateral direction from one lateral side such that linear actuation of a first actuator compresses the biasing member to disengage the locking mechanism from the notches to permit adjustment of the fore and aft position of the head restraint. A second actuator is mounted to the first guide member for actuation in a direction perpendicular to the lateral direction and cooperates with the first actuator for actuating the first actuator.04-05-2012
20120080921MEDICAL SUPPORT SYSTEM - A medical support system for medical professionals performing procedures on patients. That medical support system includes adjustable support arms adjacent a patient headrest. The support arms are padded, have concave support surfaces, can freely rotate and pivot, but can also be locked in position via a ball-joint mechanism inside a housing. The ball joint has a compression cap with a conically shaped opening that aligns with a ball that receives a rod that connects to a support arm. Turning the compression cap induces a state of snugness achieved by friction between the ball, the compression cap and the housing. Loosening the compression cap allows rotational and angular positioning of the support arms. The compression cap has a knurled outer surface to assist a medical professional using the medical support system.04-05-2012
20120139321Headrest for A Chair - A headrest for a chair in the present invention has a supporting strip and an abutting surface immovably mounted on an upper end of the supporting strip. The supporting strip has a fastening element secured on a lower end. An adjustable connection between the supporting strip and the fastening element is performed. The fastening element is adapted to attach to a top of the backrest of the chair. The supporting strip is made of MC Nylon so that the headrest enables to move flexibility to any angle posture and to provide comforting efficiency.06-07-2012
20130175843HEADREST AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A HEADREST - A headrest and a method for manufacturing a headrest are proposed, wherein the headrest is provided, in particular, as a motor vehicle headrest, wherein the headrest has a cover and a foamed material, wherein the foamed material fills the cover at least in certain areas, wherein the headrest is manufactured in such a way that the foamed material is at least partially liquid at the time when the foamed material is introduced into the cover, wherein the cover has at least one closure element, wherein an opening in the cover which is present before the foamed material is introduced can be closed off by means of the closure element.07-11-2013
20130134760DUAL FIRMNESS HEAD RESTRAINT - A method of making a vehicle headrest restraint and connecting first and second molds to form a mold cavity. A first material is injected with a first density into the mold cavity. A second material is injected with a second density into the mold cavity. The first and second materials are cooled to develop an integrally formed headrest.05-30-2013
20110210594HEADREST ATTACHMENT - A headrest attachment is provided for attaching a headrest brace to a vehicle seat structure, with a sheath for accommodating the headrest brace, a flexible, axial latching device and a radial support for fixation to the vehicle seat structure. The radial support is functionally decoupled from the flexible axial latching device.09-01-2011
20110272989BEANBAG SOFA WITH RETRACTABLE HEADREST - The present invention relates to a beanbag sofa with a retractable headrest, and more particularly, to a beanbag sofa with a retractable headrest, which is configured to interpose an auxiliary outer cover having a predetermined size and communicating with an outer cover in a predetermined position of the outer cover, so that a filling material filled in the outer cover can be introduced toward an interior of the auxiliary outer cover upon opening the auxiliary outer cover, thereby selectively forming a headrest and armrests as required for a user's convenience.11-10-2011
20130187427HEAD RESTRAINT FOR A VEHICLE SEAT - A head restraint for a vehicle seat is provided. The head restraint includes a basic body and a foam body surrounding the basic body. The foam body at a front has a contact surface for a head of a person using the vehicle seat, and a front surface of the basic body facing the contact surface has a vertically running concave curvature. The basic body in a region of an upper end of the contact surface comprises a ramp, which, with respect to a portion of the front surface of the basic body arranged below this upper end, is directed towards the front.07-25-2013
20130193736HEADREST FORE-AFT POSITION ADJUSTER - Disclosed is a headrest fore-aft position adjuster including a displaceable body which receives load of an occupant's head and which displaces in a fore-aft direction with respect to a headrest pillar and a lock mechanism which locks and unlocks the displaceable body at a plurality of positions along the fore-aft direction, and the lock mechanism includes an engaging part which displaces in the fore-aft direction integrally with the displaceable body, a plurality of engaged part which is provided along a trajectory of the engaging part and which the engaging part is engaged with in a locked state and the engaging part is configured to engage with the engaged parts from a lateral position.08-01-2013
20130200679METHOD FOR PRODUCING HEAD RESTRAINTS FOR VEHICLE SEATS AND ONE SUCH HEAD RESTRAINT - The invention relates to a head restraint for a vehicle seat having a head restraint body and at least one support element, wherein a covering is provided at least in sections on the outside of the head restraint body, which forms a surface of the head restraint. According to the invention, the cover is formed from at least one front section and one rear section which can be coupled to each other in a balloon or bag-like manner by means of at least one connecting seam, wherein a profile element is incorporated in the at least one connecting seam at least in sections in a force-fit and/or form-fit manner, forming a recess, protrusion and/or edge on the surface of the head restraint. The invention further relates to a method for producing a head restraint.08-08-2013
20120299355HEADREST FOR MOTOR VEHICLE SEATS - A headrest. In one implementation the headrest includes a moving part that is rotationally coupled to a fixed part between a rest position and an active position. A connection assembly connects the moving part to the fixed part. An articulation assembly is operably coupled to and between the fixed part and the moving and has a first configuration when the moving part is in the rest position and a second configuration when the moving part is in the active position. The headrest includes a drive device that is moveable between first and second positions. In the first position the drive device is decoupled from the articulation assembly so that the articulation assembly assumes the first configuration, when in the second position the drive device acts upon articulation assembly to cause the articulation assembly to assume the second configuration.11-29-2012
20120080923SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING AN ADJUSTABLE HEAD RESTRAINT ASSEMBLY - A seat assembly having a headrest disposed on a support post. The headrest has a front shell and a rear shell. The front shell and rear shell may be configured to move in unison such that the front shell moves a greater distance than the rear shell.04-05-2012
20130207435METHOD FOR PRODUCING A HEAD RESTRAINT AND HEAD RESTRAINT - The invention relates to a method for producing a head restraint, in particular a motor vehicle head restraint, wherein the head restraint has a cover and a foam material, wherein the foam material fills out the cover at least in some areas, wherein the method comprises the following steps: producing a prototype mold, wherein the prototype mold comprises at least two parts, wherein when the parts of the prototype mold are assembled, the prototype mold has an inner surface that faces the interior of the prototype mold and an outer surface, producing the cover, assembling the parts of the prototype mold in such a way that the cover is arranged in the interior of the prototype mold, and introducing the foam material into the interior of the cover, wherein the foam material is at least partially liquid when said foam material is introduced into the interior of the cover.08-15-2013
20130207436HEADREST - A head rest has a head rest cushion which is provided on at least one holding rod. The holding rod is supported in a holding member that is fixed to the frame of a vehicle seat backrest by a connecting member.08-15-2013
20130207437LATCHING DEVICE FOR A HEAD RESTRAINT - In a latching device for a head restraint, a locking element is movably mounted in a carrier device. The locking element can be moved from a locked position into an unlocked position by actuation of an actuating device. The latching device is movably mounted with respect to a retaining rod. In the unlocked position, the locking element allows the latching device to be moved with respect to the retaining rod, while in the locked position the locking element engages in at least one cut-out of the retaining rod for latching the latching device with respect to the retaining rod. According to the invention, in the locked position the carrier device, together with the locking element arranged therein, is mirror-symmetrical to an xz plane extending substantially perpendicularly to the carrier device08-15-2013

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