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297452100 - BOTTOM OR BACK

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297452200 Having elongated hollow member (e.g., tubular, etc.) 14
297452190 Continuous bottom and back frame 5
20130082505SEATING FURNITURE - A piece of seating furniture, particularly a chair with a resilient frame which, from the side view, is substantially configured Z-shaped and which includes an upper part of the frame, two lower parts of the frame and two middle parts of the frame, each connecting the lower part of the frame with the upper part of the frame. The middle parts of the frame each reach from the respective lower part of the frame in the rear area of a seat surface upwards at an angle to the upper part of the frame in the front area of the seat surface. The distance of the middle parts of the frame to one another at the upper part of the frame is up to a maximum of half, preferably up to a maximum of one third of the width of the seat surface in the front area. Thus, the piece of seating furniture which is particularly easy to stack, enables a large legroom for a person sitting on the piece of seating furniture and wherein the seat surface can be rocked towards the left and the right.04-04-2013
20090045667Single frame sling chair - A sling chair includes a back frame member having side rails held in substantially parallel relation by a pair of cross bar members. In one embodiment, the cross bar members are generally curved so as to extend away from the back faces of the side rails, forming a concave back structure which can receive a sling member and, eventually, a seated occupant. The cross bar members are adapted to retain the sling member in secure fashion through upper and lower backrest assemblies, resulting in better support and more efficient assembly. This also facilitates separate provisioning of decorative features to improve the chair's aesthetic qualities.02-19-2009
20090102268Load support structure - A load support member includes spaced apart beam members, a linking member and a stop member. In another aspect, the beam includes a support surface defining first and second landing regions, which are in contact with and support a membrane. In another aspect, a brace member is secured between laterally spaced beams, with the brace member having a greater height than width at the end thereof and a greater width than height at the middle thereof. In another aspect, a pair of armrests are joined to a cross member and a pair of spaced apart beams in a releasable engagement. In yet another aspect, a pair of beam members are fixedly joined with a cross member, which is pivotally connected to a link pivotally connected to the beams. A method of assembling a load support structure is also provided.04-23-2009
20100237680LOOP CHAIR - A chair frame is formed of a continuous and endless loop that includes ground engaging loops (or legs), fabric seat receiving loops, which also act as arm rests, and a back loop which defines the chair back. Fabrics are fixed to the seat loops and back loops to form the seat and back respectively of the chair.09-23-2010
20130187430Vehicle Seat - Provided is a vehicle seat with an improved rigidity of a seat-base side frame, in which a load from a shoulder anchor portion can be dispersed. The vehicle seat includes: a seatback frame which includes side frames, a shoulder anchor portion which is disposed in the upper portion of the side frame, and a pair of seat-base side frames which is disposed below the side frames; in which one seat-base side frame which is connected to the lower portion of the side frame includes a lower seat-base side frame and an upper seat-base side frame connected to the upper portion thereof, the upper seat-base side frame includes an upper frame reinforcement portion formed along a shape of an edge in a connection portion, and the lower seat-base side frame includes lower frame reinforcement portions formed along a shape of an upper edge in the connection portion.07-25-2013
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20110175424VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING A SELF ADJUSTING SEAT CUSHION - A vehicle seat assembly includes a seat bottom having a seat cushion and a seat bottom frame subassembly adjacent the cushion. The seat bottom frame subassembly has a platform portion with an aperture, a first substantially rigid support member suspended from the platform portion across the aperture, and a second substantially rigid support member suspended from the platform portion across the aperture. The first support member and the second support member are configured to move between the retracted position and a deployed position when a load is applied to the cushion. The first support member and the second support member cooperate to support the cushion when the first support member and the second support member are in the deployed position.07-21-2011
20080296958CHAIR BACK ATTACHMENT AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY - A chair includes a lower back frame, a back construction, including a back support attached to the lower back frame, a cushion assembly attached to the back support and a clip wedgingly engaged between the back support and the cushion assembly. The cushion assembly further includes an inner shell which includes two or more apertures and a hook extending downwardly and outwardly from each aperture. The clip further includes at least one angled ramp and at least one stop. The angled ramp is configured to allow the hook of the inner shell to slide through the angled ramp and the stop is configured to suspend sliding of the hook. Methods of assembling a back construction are also provided.12-04-2008
20130033083VEHICLE SEAT FRAME STRUCTURE - A vehicle seat frame structure includes a frame main body formed in a frame-shape, and a wire that extends between two frame peripheral portions that make up the frame main body, end portions of the wire being integrally joined to the two frame peripheral portions. At each of the end portions of the wire, a portion that jut outs beyond the corresponding frame peripheral portion is formed as a curved portion that is curved in a direction wrapping around an outer peripheral surface of the frame peripheral portion. At least one of the curved portions of the wire has a curvature that is more gradual than a curvature of the outer peripheral surface of the frame peripheral portion to which the curved portion is joined.02-07-2013
20130076098CONVERTIBLE SEAT FOR VEHICLE - A convertible seat frame for a vehicle includes a frame component having at least a first end channel. The end channel has a base portion with at least one flange extending away from the base portion. A cross member is fixably attached to the end channel. The frame component may have a second end channel and the cross member may is fixably attached to the second end channel and extends between the first end channel and the second end channel. The frame component may be a seat back frame component or a seat bottom frame component. The cross members may be attached to the end channels by welding. Further, the convertible seat frame may include a second frame component having at least one support leg, and a hinge connected to the second frame component. The first frame component may be connected to the hinge.03-28-2013
20100109415MODULAR SEAT BACK - A vehicle seat back having a vehicle seat back frame and a method of producing the seat back frame can be used in multiple vehicles and includes a stamped first vertical frame member having a varying depth u-shaped and a roll formed second frame member having a constant depth u-shaped cross section and the first frame member is a common part used in multiple vehicles having a substantially constant height vehicle seat backs and the second frame member is cut to length used in multiple vehicles having different width vehicle seat backs.05-06-2010
20130082504MODULAR SEAT ASSEMBLY - A modular seat assembly comprising a plurality of modules easily interchangeable and connected together with mounting interfaces. More particularly, the modular seat assembly comprises a mounting group comprising modules designed for mounting the seat assembly preferably to a vehicle cabin; and a seat group comprising modules designed for assembling an upper seat connectable to the modules of the mounting group. Each module has an independent structural function and is removably connected to the modular seat assembly via its mounting interface, which can include an anti-wobbling fastening mechanism. The independent structural function of module can thus affect the final functionality of the seat assembly.04-04-2013
20130088065FURNITURE CLOTH AND CHAIR - Plural weft fascia portions wider than wefts are arranged in a ground texture formed in a lattice shape by warps and the wefts so as to be spaced from each other from one end of the clothing fabric toward the other end thereof in the vertical direction, and the arrangement intervals between the weft fascia portions adjacent to each other in the vertical direction are gradually decreased from one end of the clothing fabric toward the other end in the vertical direction, and then are gradually increased from the minimum portion.04-11-2013
20130088064SEAT FRAME FOR A VEHICLE SEAT - A seat frame for a vehicle seat comprises an upholstered seat, cushion, a seat frame, an upholstery support structure attached thereto and a fan housing with a radial fan. The fan housing has an axial inlet and a radial outlet for the passage of air. The fan housing is supported in the seat frame by means of a holder- which includes at: least one frame-shaped receptacle adapted to receive the radial, outlet of the fan housing and at least one locking element for connecting itself to the tan housing.04-11-2013
20090302663Chair and Method for Assembling the Chair - A method of assembling a chair includes providing a first chair component composed of a first polymeric material and a second chair component composed of a second polymeric material. An adhesive is positioned on or in the first chair component. The adhesive is composed of a third polymeric material and at least one ferromagnetic susceptor. The second chair component is positioned in engagement with the adhesive and adjacent to the first chair component. A magnetic field or electromagnetic waves are applied to the adhesive to activate the adhesive. A force is also applied to at least one of the first chair component and the second chair component to press the first chair component and the second chair component. A chair is also provided that includes the first and second chair components and the adhesive.12-10-2009
20090302662Suspension seating - A suspension seating structure having a body support assembly which includes a membrane formed from at least one strap spanning across an opening. Each strap is coupled to a frame member through a retaining structure. The retaining structure is coupled with or forms part of each frame member and provides a structurally secure body support assembly. A cushion material encapsulates the membrane, where the cushion material contains relief channels to permit the membrane to respond more freely in response to a load.12-10-2009
20130069415VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat comprising a fastened member and a fastening member. The fastened member comprising a fastened member-side base section formed from metal, and a fastened member-side reinforcement section formed from fiber reinforced plastic (FRP), laminated in a sheet thickness direction over the whole of the fastened member-side base section so as to reinforce the fastened member-side base section. The fastening member comprising a fastening member-side base section formed from metal, and a fastening member-side reinforcement section formed from FRP, laminated in a sheet thickness direction over the whole of the fastening member-side base section so as to reinforce the fastening member-side base section. The fastening member is fastened to the fastened member by bringing the fastening member-side base section into contact with the fastened member-side base section.03-21-2013
20130069414SUPPORT CUSHION FOR USE AS CHAIR BACKREST OR CHAIR SEAT - A support cushion for use as a chair backrest or chair seat of a chair includes an outer frame, an inner strip inserted into an insertion groove of the outer frame and having a plurality of second hook portions engaged with a plurality of first hook portions of the outer frame respectively, and a mesh fabric sewed to the inner strip. By this way, the support cushion can be assembled quickly and have a smooth appearance after assembled.03-21-2013
20120112513SEATBACK FOR VEHICLE SEAT - A seatback for a vehicle seat, the seatback including: a frame to which a pad is mounted, the frame including, a pair of side frames extending along respective side parts of the seatback, and an extension bar extending between the side frames; and a cover that is rotatably attached to the extension bar along an outer surface of the extension bar.05-10-2012
20120112512VEHICLE SEAT - Provided is a vehicle seat, including: a frame; a rod of which ends are held by the frame; and a pad of which back side is supported by the rod. The rod has: a the metal core; and a resin member that is injection molded under a state where the core is set in a forming mold and the core is positioned with respect to the forming mold by projections of the forming mold and covers the ends of the core. The resin member is locked on hooks that are formed on the frame, and recesses of the resin member, which are formed by the projections of the forming mold, are disposed in a position that is spaced from the hooks.05-10-2012
20120223566BACKREST FOR CHAIR - A backrest for a chair, including a bag-like upholstery material, with which a back frame is upholstered by fitting the bag-like upholstery material onto the back frame that has a pair of right and left side frames extending in an up-down direction. A low-friction member is disposed on at least one of an inner surface of both side portions of the upholstery material and an outer surface of the right and left side frames contacting the inner surface of the side portions of the upholstery material, the low-friction member being configured to reduce a sliding resistance in an area of contact between the upholstery material and the side frames.09-06-2012
20120193965ONE-PIECE SEAT BOTTOM CHASSIS - A seat bottom chassis includes a pair of brackets configured to support a seat back chassis, and a cushion pan extending between the pair of brackets. The seat bottom chassis is formed from a single piece of material.08-02-2012
20110018329VEHICLE SEATING FRAME, ASSEMBLY, AND METHOD OF MAKING - The present invention relates to a vehicle seat frame made of structural foam having an attachment flange for attaching to a vehicle, and vehicle seat assembly, and methods of making the same. In at least one embodiment, the vehicle seat assembly comprises a seat frame made of structural foam and having a main body portion and at least one attachment flange depending from the main body portion. The attachment flange is attachable to a vehicle floor pan via an interference fit. The attachment flange has a first density and the main body portion has a second density, less than the first density. The vehicle seat assembly further comprises a cushion supported on the frame. The cushion is softer than the seat frame. The vehicle seat assembly further comprises a trim material disposed over the cushion and the frame.01-27-2011
20100320826Integrated Mounting Flange For School Bus Seats - A modified seat frame incorporates a wall riser having an integrated mounting flange to reduce welding operations and to reduce the number of parts required to build and install a modular school bus seat.12-23-2010
20120286555VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat which comprises a back frame (11-15-2012
20090152930Seating Apparatus With Reclining Movement - The invention provides a seating apparatus having a reclining movement with a corresponding seat lift movement. The apparatus further provides a seating support surface having increased comfort comprising a shaped diaphragm with a series of calculated openings provided throughout.06-18-2009
20110278901IMPACT ABSORBING STRUCTURAL BODY, SHELL TYPE FRAME MEMBER AND SEAT STRUCTURE - To achieve further weight reduction and thinning of a seat structure. A laminated body obtained by sandwiching a planar member 11-17-2011
20100171356STRUCTURAL ELEMENT FOR A VEHICLE SEAT - A motor vehicle seat has a structural element that includes a plurality of components, at least some of which are connected to one another. At least one of the components is available in a plurality of materials, such as steel or a lightweight construction. The shape of the components, however, is configured so that it remains unchanged irrespective of the component material.07-08-2010
20110298269VEHICLE SEAT - A support member has a sheet-shaped body that expands and contracts and that supports a cushion, and a frame-shaped body that fixes the sheet-shaped body in a tensioned state. The sheet-shaped body is attached to a frame member by the frame-shaped body being engaged with the frame member. The frame-shaped body is rigid and maintains a shape that follows an outer shape of the frame member when an occupant is seated, and has a first portion where an end portion of the sheet-shaped body is fixed, and a second portion where the end portion of the sheet-shaped body is not fixed. The second portion is formed at a position that corresponds to a position where a load of the occupant concentrates when the occupant is seated.12-08-2011
20120098322SEAT FRAME DEVICE - A seat frame device for having at least two frame parts which are connected by way of at least one connection. At least one connection is formed at least partially of a pin connection, having at least one pin which is secured in the respective connection position by way of a safety connection.04-26-2012
20120187739VEHICLE SEATING FRAME ATTACHMENT ASSEMBLY, AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - In at least one embodiment, the present invention relates to a vehicle seat assembly comprising a seat frame made of structural foam and having a main body portion having a forward portion and a rearward portion, and a wire attachment bracket having a front attachment tab, a rear attachment tab, and a connecting portion extending between the front and rear attachment tabs. The front attachment tab can be securable to a vehicle floor pan to secure the forward portion of the seat frame to the vehicle floor pan, and the rear attachment tab can be securable to a vehicle floor pan to secure the rearward portion of the seat frame to the vehicle floor pan. In at least one embodiment, the vehicle seat assembly further comprises a cushion supported on the frame, with the cushion being softer than the seat frame, and a trim material disposed over the cushion.07-26-2012
20090189434VEHICLE SEAT FRAME AND METHOD - A vehicle seat frame provides a tilting feature for tilting the seat cushion. The frame includes side brackets (07-30-2009
20090152929Seatback Frame Structure For Vehicles - A seatback frame structure is provided for the manufacture of a seat of a vehicle. The seatback frame structure includes a pair of side brackets and an upper cross member. The side brackets are coupled at lower ends thereof to left and right sides of a seat frame. The upper cross member is transversely mounted between the upper ends of the side brackets, and a headrest is placed on the upper portion of the upper cross member. Each of opposite ends of the upper cross member comprises a downwardly inclined surface, and is coupled to the upper end of a corresponding side bracket.06-18-2009
20090152928Seatback Frame for Vehicles - A seatback frame for vehicles has a lower cross member that prevents a back pad and a recliner hinge shaft from interfering with each other. The seatback frame includes a back frame and a lower cross member. The lower cross member includes a reinforcing part and a hinge-shaft cover. The back frame is hinged to a seat frame via a recliner hinge shaft. The lower cross member couples both sides of the lower end of the back frame to each other. The reinforcing part has the shape of an embossment which extends in a longitudinal direction of the lower cross member. The hinge-shaft cover is provided on the lower portion of the lower cross member, and is bent to surround the recliner hinge shaft.06-18-2009
20090146482BACKREST ASSEMBLY - A backrest assembly includes a rigid frame having an annular body. A connecting plate is interconnected between left and right sides of the annular body above a bottom side of the annular body. A plurality of supporting plates are interconnected between the connecting plate and the bottom side of the annular body. The annular body further includes a ridge extending radially outward from an outer peripheral face thereof and spaced from a front end face of the annular body, forming a ledge between the front end face and the ridge. A flexible board includes a flange formed on a rear side thereof. The flange is mounted around the ledge and abuts against the ridge. The board further includes a plurality of vents extending from a front side thereof through a rear side thereof. Fasteners are extended through engaging holes in the ridge into fixing holes of the board.06-11-2009
20080290715MODULAR PASSENGER SEAT FOR AN AIRCRAFT - An aircraft passenger seat assembly as described herein is formed from two primary and modular components: a structural frame that provides passenger support and dynamic load paths for the seat assembly; and a comfort frame that provides the passenger seating surface and the external upholstery layer for the seat assembly. If the seat assembly is designed for multiple passengers, then a separate comfort frame is used for each passenger seat location. The structural frame can be formed as a molded composite construction, and the comfort frame can also utilize a molded composite support frame. The support frame is used as a mounting shell for a fabric carrier that includes the external upholstery layer. The modular design and use of composite materials results in a significant weight and parts count savings relative to conventional seat designs.11-27-2008
20080284229Chair and the Structure for Stretching a Mesh Over an Element of the Chair - A stretching structure of a stretching material in a chair in which the ratio of the rear frame of a backrest to the outline of the chair is small, design is smart, weight is reduced, the number of parts is reduced, and assemblability is improved and the backrest of the chair. In the chair having the backrest formed by stretching the stretching material on the front surface of the rear frame, the rear frame comprises a front frame to which the peripheral edge part of the stretching material is fixed and an upper reinforcement frame rod. The laterally facing upper reinforcement frame rod is connected at its both ends to both ends of the laterally facing upper frame rod at the top of the front frame with the center part of the upper reinforcement frame rod separated backward from the upper frame rod.11-20-2008
20080309142Vehicular Seat - In a vehicular seat 12-18-2008
20110006580VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat (01-13-2011
20130119739Foldable Chair - A foldable chair includes a chair seat, a foldable frame having at least a stand frame and at least a support frame supporting said stand frame, and a plurality of support stoppers for mounting said stand frame to said support frame, wherein said chair seat is mounted to said stand frame in such a manner that said stand frame unfolds said chair seat to define a sitting surface for a user to sit thereon.05-16-2013
20130119740Foldable chair - A foldable chair includes a chair seat and a foldable frame having two stand frames parallelly and spacedly aligned with each other, wherein said chair seat is extended between said two stand frames for a user to sit on when said foldable chair is unfolded, and two armrests movably connected to said two stand frames respectively for said user to rest his hands.05-16-2013
20090127912VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING A CUSHION WITH A COLORED COATING AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - In at least one embodiment, the present invention provides a frame, a cushion supported on the frame, with the cushion having a surface area comprising a major portion and a minor portion, and a trim material secured over the cushion to cover the major portion of the surface area. The minor portion of the surface area is uncovered by the trim material and a colored coating is disposed on the minor portion of the surface area of the cushion.05-21-2009
20100141009VEHICLE SEAT STRUCTURE - A vehicle seat (06-10-2010
20090127913FRAME SIDE PART OF A VEHICLE SEAT - The side part of a vehicle seat, meaning either a seat side part or a side part of a seat back, comprises a layered structure. It has at least two layers. A first layer is a sheet steel part determining the shape of the side part. A second layer is a reinforcement body that has a material thickness in the y direction that is greater than the material thickness of the sheet steel part.05-21-2009
20090167073VEHICLE SEATS - A vehicle seat can include a base frame, a slide rail assembly having a slide member, and a seatbelt anchor bracket. The base frame has a bottom wall portion that is connected to the slide member via a fastener. The seatbelt anchor bracket is fastened between the base frame bottom wall portion and the slide member via the fastener.07-02-2009
20090230751Back Structure for a Chair - A rack structure for a chair comprises a chair back member comprised of a frame and a mounting support, wherein the frame includes a support cushion disposed on the front side thereof for supporting a user's waist correspondingly, and includes two first connecting tabs fixed on the back sides of the top ends of two sides thereof individually, and includes two second connecting tabs formed on and extending from two sides thereof respectively; the mounting support is fixed onto a base and extends upwardly therefrom, and includes two coupling segments and two connecting projections arranged on the top ends and the intermediate sections of two sides thereof respectively, and between each coupling segment and each connecting projection is couplingly attached a resilient member, such that the first and second connecting tabs of the frame are connected with the coupling segments and the connecting projections of the mounting support individually.09-17-2009
20100270845Injection Mold Seat Riser for Modular School Bus Seats - A modular seat frame for a school bus seat includes riser assemblies for supporting the seat fabricated from a moldable material reinforced locally by attachment and reinforcement members.10-28-2010
20100187894Composite Seat Pan Structure For A Lightweight Aircraft Seat Assembly - An aircraft passenger seat configured in accordance with an embodiment of the invention utilizes composite materials to achieve significant weight savings relative to conventional seat designs. The seat includes one or more lightweight composite support legs, a lightweight composite seat pan, and a lightweight composite seat back structure. The support legs are coupled to the seat pan, which is in turn coupled to the seat back structure. The support legs utilize composite frame elements that are formed as continuous compression molded composite extrusions. The seat pan includes composite fore and aft cross beams that are also formed as continuous compression molded composite extrusions. The aft cross beam includes a rear flange that serves as a flexible “hinge” for the seat back structure. The seat can leverage producible and relatively inexpensive composite manufacturing techniques such that the seat can be economically produced for use as an economy class seat.07-29-2010
20100194170VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY - The invention relates to an assembly method for forming a seating structure for a vehicle seat, having a cross support (08-05-2010
20100187893SEAT BACK FRAME FOR VEHICLE - A seat back frame for a vehicle for supporting a seat back, includes a first back frame, at which a shoulder belt anchor for supporting one end portion of a seat belt is provided, a second back frame arranged substantially in parallel with the first back frame, and a cross member connecting the first back frame and the second back frame, wherein a protruding portion or a recessed portion is formed at the cross member so as to extend in a longitudinal direction thereof, a first recessed surface portion or a first protruding surface portion is formed at the first back frame and a second recessed surface portion or a second protruding surface portion is formed at the second back frame so that the first back frame and the second back frame are fittedly connected to the protruding portion or the recessed portion of the cross member.07-29-2010
20100237679BACKREST OF THE CHAIR AND ADAPTATION DEVICE FOR THE SAME - A backrest of chair in which the lower part of a back frame can be concealed neatly by a stretching material. In the backrest device of a chair where a bag like stretching material (09-23-2010
20120139323Backrest Device For A Chair - A backrest device for a chair includes two lateral pipe units, each including a backrest mounting pipe member and a coupling pipe member, and a backrest unit. The backrest mounting pipe member has a main surrounding wall defining a surrounding space therein, and a convex groove-defining wall disposed in the surrounding space and defining an engaging groove therein. The coupling pipe member has a coupling surrounding wall coupled to a lower end of the main surrounding wall, and an abutting wall for closing a top end of the coupling surrounding wall. The backrest unit includes a backrest member having opposite lateral portions each forming a rod-receiving loop, and two positioning rods sleeved respectively in the rod-receiving loops. Each lateral portion and a respective positioning rod are retained within the engaging groove of a corresponding pipe unit.06-07-2012
20090179477 FRAME STRUCTURE OF THE VEHICLE SEAT - One aspect of the present invention can include a vehicle seat, a seat frame having a cushion frame, the cushion frame with a first and second side frame, a bead extending from an outer side of one of the first and second side frame, the bead including a first and second inclined surface connected at a ridge portion, and a notch portion defined in a lower portion of the at least one of the first and second side frame, wherein the notch portion is positioned proximate the bead.07-16-2009
20100244538FRAME FOR A VEHICLE SEAT - The invention relates to a vehicle seat, in particular a motor vehicle seat, comprising a structural element that consists of several components which are at least partly connected to one another. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a method for producing the motor vehicle seat according to the invention.09-30-2010
20110254342VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat comprising a supporting structure and a first and a second contoured panel fitted to the supporting structure and respectively defining the seat portion and the backrest of the seat. The supporting structure comprises a first and a second lateral supporting member extending along opposite sides of the seat and joined to one another by a cross-member extending along the join between the seat portion and the backrest. The first and the second panel are covered with respective flexible cover sheets that are fixed securely to the supporting structure.10-20-2011
20120267935ONE-PIECE SEAT STRUCTURES AND METHOD OF FORMING - A one-piece seat back frame for use in a vehicle seat assembly including a first side portion, a second side portion, an upper cross portion, a lower cross portion coupled together to form a rectangular unitary frame structure. The seat back frame also includes an inner wall extending from a front surface and an inner edge of the back frame, and an outer wall extending from the front surface and an outer edge of the back frame, thereby forming a channel on the front surface. A plurality of formations are formed in the back frame to enhance the strength and stiffness of the back frame. The seat back frame also includes a plurality of apertures for attaching other seat components, such as a head restraint assembly. The seat back frame is formed from at least one of a monolithic blank, a tailored welded blank, and/or a tailored welded coil.10-25-2012
20080252131AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE SEAT BACK AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME - A seat back for a rear seat of an automotive vehicle includes a plate and a structural member attached with the plate. The structural member includes a trim channel provided thereon. The plate may include a trim channel provided thereon.10-16-2008
20120200136SAFETY SEAT SUSPENDED ON A STRAP FRAMEWORK - Safety seat for land vehicles, aircraft and watercraft, including a strap framework for holding a sitting portion and comprising vertically extending support straps anchored to a vehicle and embodied as loops stretching between vehicle-mounted anchors above and below the sitting portion, which is secured to a support frame provided with two braces oriented in the direction of extension of the support straps. For securement of the support frame to the strap framework, a front strap or rear strap of each support strap loop is divided into two strap sections, one extending between the support frame and an anchor disposed above the sitting portion, and the other extending between the support frame and an anchor disposed below the sitting portion. Ends of the strap sections associated with the support frame are retained at the braces of the support frame and hold the support frame under tension in a vertical orientation.08-09-2012
20110043027VEHICLE SEAT - A slider rail is provided in the back face of the seat back of a vehicle seat. The vehicle seat is formed of a framework having a plurality of frame members. The slide rail forms a guide path along which a slider is moved. The slide rail is attached outside the framework to a side portion (side frame member) of the seat back and extends in a longitudinal direction of the seat back, and overlaps with the side frame member in a front-rear direction of the vehicle seat.02-24-2011
20110133538Vehicle Seat Frame and Method of Making - A vehicle seat frame (06-09-2011
20100156164MULTIPLE PART RESIN SEAT BACK WITH INTEGRATED ADJUSTABLE HEADREST SUPPORT - A seat back support for seat cushioning to be attached thereto and provide a seat component is disclosed. In addition, a process for making the seat back support is also disclosed. The seat back support can have first panel and a second panel. The first panel can have a base portion and a raised portion extending outwardly from the base portion, and the second panel can have a corrugated structure with a channel portion extending from a joining surface. The second panel is fixedly attached to the first panel by having at least part of the raised portion melt and re-solidified while in contact with the joining surface of the second panel.06-24-2010
20110084537Seat Frame For A Folding Chair - A seat frame for a folding chair includes a support rail of an increased size that extends from a bottom edge of the seat frame toward a central area of the seat frame. The support rail is used for placing a seat cushion of the folding chair thereon. A plurality of through-holes is formed on the support rail, and a plurality of threaded holes is formed through a bottom of the seat cushion corresponding to the through-holes. When the seat cushion is placed on the support rail, the threaded holes are in alignment with the through-holes, and a plurality of fasteners are engaged via the through-holes with the threaded holes so as to directly fix the seat cushion on the support rail of the seat frame. The strength of the seat cushion for sustaining a load can be thereby enhanced.04-14-2011
20110148174STRUCTURAL PART AND VEHICLE SEAT COMPRISING A BACK REST - A structural part, such as for a vehicle seat, has at least one panel element, a reinforcement frame, and a reinforcement element. The reinforcement frame has at least one first profile element and one second profile element. The reinforcement frame runs substantially along an edge of the panel element. The reinforcement element is at least partially within a plane of the reinforcement frame, and is connected only to the first profile element and to the panel element.06-23-2011
20110148173SEAT PAN ASSEMBLY - Embodiments of the present invention include a passenger seat with a seat frame having at least one coupling projection and a seat pan assembly having at least one coupling retainer. The coupling retainer is configured to releasably engage the coupling projection via at least one locking device. The seat pan assembly is disengaged from the passenger seat by removing the locking device, disengaging the coupling retainer, and rotating the seat pan assembly to an open position.06-23-2011
20120169107SEAT FRAME AND METHOD OF FORMING USING A LASER WARMED ADJESIVE - A seat frame for use in a vehicle having a first seat frame member and a second seat frame member is provided. At least one of the first seat frame member and the second seat frame member has an adhesive positioned thereon. The adhesive is curable by heat generated by a diffused laser beam from a laser welder. A portion of the first seat frame member and a portion of the second seat frame member are positioned adjacent one another, such that a joint is formed and the adhesive is positioned between the portion of the first seat frame member and the portion of the second seat frame member. The seat frame is configured such that the diffused laser beam can be directed at the joint to heat the adhesive and thereby form a bond between the first seat frame member and the second seat frame member.07-05-2012
20080277993Metal Structure and Vehicle Seat - The invention relates to a metal structure for a vehicle seat, in particular for the backrest of a motor vehicle seat. The structure includes a deep-drawn front shell and a deep-drawn rear shell, in addition to at least one fitting that can be fixed to the metal structure with the aid of a fixing lug, the fixing lug being located between the front shell and the rear shell. The fixing lug is connected to the front shell and rear shell, for example by laser welding, which achieves a particularly favorable input of force from the fitting to the metal structure.11-13-2008
20120038199SEATBACK DEVICE - A seatback device configured in such a manner that a planar elastic body (02-16-2012
20110156466LIGHTWEIGHT CHAIR - A seating apparatus comprises support poles, a seat, a first retaining material, and a second retaining material. The first retaining material may extend from the seat to a first end of the support poles and the second retaining material may extend from the seat to a second end of the support poles to form the seating apparatus.06-30-2011
20110084538Seat Frame For Folding Chair - A seat frame for a folding chair includes a U-shaped front frame, a linear rear frame and a seat cushion. The front frame has a first support surface between an upper surface and a lower surface of the front frame, the first support surface having a contour the same as that of the front frame. The rear frame has a second support surface between an upper surface and a lower surface of the rear frame, the second support surface having a contour the same as that of the rear frame. The seat cushion is clamped between the first and second support surfaces in a horizontal position. The peripheral edges of the seat cushion are thereby in tight contact with the first and second support surfaces. Brackets are then used to connect the front frame and the rear frame that surround the seat cushion therein.04-14-2011
20110057498STRUCTURAL MEMBER AND SEAT STRUCTURE FOR TRANSPORT MACHINE - To achieve further weight reduction and thinning of a seat structure. A configuration in which a side frame cover 03-10-2011
20120119559METHOD FOR OBTAINING A READY-TO-FIT SEAT MODULE AND MODULE OBTAINED - A method is for obtaining a ready-to-fit seat module, and module obtained. The seat module, includes a block of foam (05-17-2012
20120126606PROTECTION MEMBER FOR COUPLING DEVICE - An object is to provide a coupling device protection member that can prevent contact between a cushion material and a coupling device to protect the coupling device. A coupling device protection member is used in a vehicle seat that includes a cushion material that is elastically deformed by loads, a frame member that is stacked to the cushion material to reinforce the cushion material, and a surface cover that covers at least the cushion material, the surface cover being coupled to the frame member via a coupling device, in which the coupling device protection member is attached to the frame material so as to protect the coupling device coupled to the frame member.05-24-2012
20110181092Seat assembly - A seat assembly is revealed. A connection slot is formed around a circumference of a rear side of a support and an assembly block is projectingly arranged at a center of the connection slot. At least one channel penetrating from one side to the other side of the assembly block is formed on the assembly block. A cloth surface is covered from a front side to a rear side of the support and a circumference thereof is mounted into the connection slot. A frame formed by injection molding is to cover the circumference of the rear side of the support and fill into the connection slot and the channel so as to connect and secure the cloth surface with the frame as well as the support by multiple bends of the cloth surface and infiltration of frame material into pores of the cloth surface.07-28-2011
20120313419STRETCHING STRUCTURE OF CHAIR UPHOLSTERY MATERIAL - Disclosed is a stretching structure of a chair upholstery material, in which an upholstery material can be easily installed in a frame body, enough deflection allowance of the upholstery material can be ensured, and further the material cost and production cost can be reduced without decreasing the strength. Hence, the stretching structure of the chair upholstery material, in which an upholstery material (12-13-2012
20120212027BACKREST FOR CHAIR - A backrest for a chair, including a bag-like upholstery material, with which a back frame is upholstered by fitting the bag-like upholstery material onto the back frame that has a pair of right and left side frames extending in an up-down direction. A high-friction member is disposed on at least one of an inner surface of both side portions of the upholstery material on a lower portion side thereof supporting the sitting person around the hip and an outer surface of the right and left side frames contacting the inner surface of the side portions of the upholstery material on a lower portion side thereof, the high-friction member being configured to increase the sliding resistance in an area of contact between the upholstery material and the side frames08-23-2012
20090058166COMPOSITE VEHICLE SEAT FRAME - A vehicle seat and vehicle seat back frame are disclosed with a plastic frame substrate extending across a rear surface of a seat back. A steel frame portion is connected to the plastic frame substrate within the seat back. The steel frame portion has an upper cross member extending across an upper region of the substrate, an intermediate member extending from the upper cross member, and a lower cross member extending across the lower region of the substrate. The substrate structurally reinforces the steel frame portion with a reduced weight.03-05-2009
20090058165VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLIES - The invention provides a design innovation to conventional air passenger seats. The design innovation relates to the positioning of IFE boxes. For a better understanding, the reader may recall the last flight in the airline seat and the way the passenger's leg room was inhibited by a box mounted on the seat leg in front of the passenger. The new design innovation repositions (or “pancakes”) the IFE box underneath the seat pan.03-05-2009
20120313418VEHICLE SEAT - In a vehicle seat structured such that stress is applied to a frame member of an upright seat back on a virtual diagonal line that connects one side of an upper portion of the seat back with another side of a lower portion of the seat back in response to tension received from a band member, the frame member is formed by a first member being connected to a second member, and one member from among the first member and the second member crosses the virtual diagonal line. The one member is more rigid than the other member that is different from the one member, and the other member is lighter than the one member.12-13-2012
20100270846SEATING - Vehicle seat frames of increased strength at constant or lighter weight are provided by including a foam reinforcement within the hollow sections that make up the seat frame. The foam may be provided on a carrier which can be designed to provide additional reinforcement to the seat frame.10-28-2010
20120074755Backrest Frame for a Vehicle Seat - The invention relates to a seat-back frame for a vehicle seat, which seat-back frame has a frame region extending transversely and two frame regions extending vertically and is of a U-shaped form. The object to provide a seat-back frame of the generic kind which has a minimum of components and at the same time allows a seat-back frame for belt-integrated vehicle seats to be provided easily is met in that there is provided a first half-shell made of a metal, which first half-shell forms a sub-region of each of the vertically extending frame regions of the seat-back frame and forms a sub-region of the transversely extending frame region of the seat-back frame, and there is provided a second sheet-metal half-shell which is connected to the first half-shell by bonding and which reinforces at least the transversely extending frame region of the seat-back frame.03-29-2012
20120256466SEAT CUSHION, FOR INSTANCE FOR AN AIRCRAFT SEAT, AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH A SEAT CUSHION - A seat cushion, in particular for an aircraft seat, the seat cushion comprising a seat part having a receiving surface adapted to receive a person and a reinforcing part supporting the seat part, wherein at least the reinforcing part contains expanded polypropylene (EPP), preferably comprising fire retardant properties. The invention further relates to a method for manufacturing such a seat cushion, a seat comprising such a seat cushion and a vehicle comprising such a seat.10-11-2012
20100219674TAILOR WELDED SEAT AND COMPONENTS - A tailored vehicle seat component 09-02-2010
20120261972Vehicle seat with a support structure - The invention relates to a vehicle seat with a seat part, with a backrest and with a support structure for supporting the seat part as well as the backrest, in which the support structure is capable of being fastened to a bodywork component and in which forces acting upon the vehicle seat by means of the support structure are capable of being introduced into the bodywork component, and in which the support structure has an asymmetrical framework with main force braces extending substantially vertically.10-18-2012
20110018328BEARING MECHANISM WITH INTEGRATED FLEXIBLE BEARING SURFACE - The present invention provides a bearing mechanism with an integrated flexible bearing surface. The bearing mechanism includes a frame, which is folded to define an inner space; and an integrated flexible bearing surface, which has an elastic restoring force and is prefabricated onto the inner space of the frame. At least two sides of the integrated flexible bearing surface are mated integrally with the frame when the bearing mechanism is fabricated. The present invention enhances the structural strength, reduces greatly the fabrication cost and improves substantially the manufacturing efficiency with better applicability and industrial benefits.01-27-2011
20120319449MODULAR SEAT ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE - A modular seat assembly for installation into one of at least two vehicles differing in body style includes a seat frame including a first attachment area and a second attachment area. The seat assembly also includes a coupling device that operably couples the seat frame to the vehicle. The coupling device is attached to the seat frame in one of the first and second attachment areas. The one of the first and second attachment areas is chosen for attachment of the coupling device according to the body style of the vehicle.12-20-2012
20120267936VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat that may assure stiffness of a seatback and that may realize a reduction in weight. In the present rear seat for a vehicle, a substantially X-shaped X-rib (10-25-2012
20110221254VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY - A vehicle seat assembly includes a seat back and a seat base extending forward from a lower end of the seat back. The seat base is formed of a first foam member extending laterally across the seat base to absorb loads and a second foam member formed over the first member to form a seating surface of the seat base. The first foam member includes at least one channel for interlocking the first foam member and a second foam member.09-15-2011
20100187895Composite Seat Back Structure for a Lightweight Aircraft Seat Assembly - An aircraft passenger seat configured in accordance with an embodiment of the invention utilizes composite materials to achieve significant weight savings relative to conventional seat designs. The seat includes one or more lightweight composite support legs, a lightweight composite seat pan, and a lightweight composite seat back structure. The support legs are coupled to the seat pan, which is in turn coupled to the seat back structure. The support legs utilize composite frame elements that are formed as continuous compression molded composite extrusions. The seat pan includes composite fore and aft cross beams that are also formed as continuous compression molded composite extrusions. The aft cross beam includes a rear flange that serves as a flexible “hinge” for the seat back structure. The seat can leverage producible and relatively inexpensive composite manufacturing techniques such that the seat can be economically produced for use as an economy class seat.07-29-2010
20120091780SEAT FRAME DEVICE - A seat frame device, in particular a seat frame device for means of transportation, having at least two frame parts which are connected by way of at least one glued joint, wherein at least one of the frame parts is at least part of a seat divider and/or set leg, having at least one adhesive surface.04-19-2012
20100213750Achieving Tension In a Seating Unit By Pre-Forming a Frame - Various methods for installing an article of fabric to a frame to provide an improved seating product, which can be integrated in essentially any type of seating unit, are provided. These methods include a pre-forming operation that deforms the frame prior to securing the fabric article thereto, and a securing operation that leverages post-mold shrinkage properties of the frame to secure the fabric article thereto. The pre-forming operation generates tension in the fabric article, which spans the frame, by initially deforming the frame utilizing compression mechanisms of an assembly fixture and subsequently loading the fabric article to the frame in a loose condition. Upon releasing the compression mechanisms, the fabric article assumes a taut condition that expresses the tension. The securing operation involves inserting a segment of the fabric article into a groove in the frame and allowing the groove to naturally clamp the segment during post-mold shrinkage.08-26-2010
20130009442PLASTIC ENCAPSULATED METAL SEAT PAN - Seat pan assemblies and methods of making the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a plastic seat pan is disclosed which encapsulates a metal front lift rod and a portion of a metal mesh seat support. Other embodiments are also disclosed.01-10-2013
20130015695VEHICLE SEAT, IN PARTICULAR MOTOR VEHICLE SEATAANM Kramm; LarsAACI TrippstadtAACO DEAAGP Kramm; Lars Trippstadt DE - In a vehicle seat, in particular a motor vehicle seat, having a seat part, a rest and retaining elements for securing a child seat which is placed on the seat part of the vehicle seat, wherein the child seat can be connected to at least a first retaining element by means of at least one connector in its lower region and can be connected to at least a second retaining element by means of at least one retaining belt in its upper region, and wherein the rest has a rest frame and a cushion which is held by the rest frame, the second retaining element simultaneously supports the cushion.01-17-2013
20130015694SEAT BACKREST FOR A MOTOR VEHICLEAANM Tosco; FrancoAACI OrbassanoAACO ITAAGP Tosco; Franco Orbassano IT - A seat backrest for a motor vehicle is provided with a framework, supporting a padding covered with upholstery and has an upper crossbar, to which are attached two coupling members supporting respective rods of a headrest; the coupling members have respective guides, which are made of plastic material, have respective guide holes to be slidingly engaged by the rods, and are fixed to the upper crossbar directly by way of adhesive material; in particular the coupling members have respective holding portions snap coupled to the upper crossbar.01-17-2013
20130020852LOAD RESPONSIVE SEAT/BED - A support section for a seat (01-24-2013
20090184562SCHOOL BUS SEAT FRAME BACK ATTACHMENT - A modified seat frame provides a seat back and lower frame on which the seat back may be mounted. The lower frame includes risers with support necks for receiving the seat frame.07-23-2009
20130099548LOAD SUPPORT STRUCTURE - A load support member includes spaced apart beam members, a linking member and a stop member. In another aspect, the beam includes a support surface defining first and second landing regions, which are in contact with and support a membrane. In another aspect, a brace member is secured between laterally spaced beams, with the brace member having a greater height than width at the end thereof and a greater width than height at the middle thereof. In another aspect, a pair of armrests are joined to a cross member and a pair of spaced apart beams in a releasable engagement. In yet another aspect, a pair of beam members are fixedly joined with a cross member, which is pivotally connected to a link pivotally connected to the beams. A method of assembling a load support structure is also provided.04-25-2013
20130127225VEHICLE SEAT - There is provided a vehicle seat including a seat structure member which has a frame member which configures a seat framework, a pad member which configures an outer shape of the seat and is configured to elastically support an occupant, and a sheet-like elastic fiber body which is disposed on a rear surface of the pad member. The pad member is disposed on the frame member while the elastic fiber body contacting the frame member. The elastic fiber body includes protrusions which protrude toward the frame member and recesses which are closer to the pad member than the protrusions, and the elastic fiber body is configured to come into point or line contact with the frame member by the protrusions.05-23-2013
20110210596ONE-PIECE SEAT STRUCTURE AND COLD FORMING PROCESSES TO CREATE SEAT STRUCTURES - A one-piece seat structure for use in a vehicle seat assembly comprising a first portion having a first set of characteristics; a second portion having a second set of characteristics; wherein the first set of characteristics differs from the second set of characteristics and wherein the number of portions within the same one piece structure can be multiple; and wherein the one-piece seat structure is formed from a tailored welded blank or monolithic blank using a cold forming process with optional additional post forming processes including post form heat treatment, edge treatment, and the like.09-01-2011
20110272992METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CONNECTION FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE SEAT AND CONNECTION FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE SEAT - A method for producing a connection for a motor vehicle seat, wherein a seat frame side part is welded to a seat rail to form the connection.11-10-2011
20130119743COMPOSITE COMPONENT - A composite component such as a seat back for a vehicle comprises a support portion and at least one reinforcing composite layer. The support portion comprises a thermoplastic material and the reinforcing composite layer comprises a polymeric material impregnating a plurality of fibers. The polymeric material of the reinforcing composite layer is integrated with the thermoplastic of the support portion. A method of forming the composite component includes placing the composite layer into a mold, heating the thermoplastic material to a molten state, and disposing the thermoplastic material in the molten state into contact with the composite layer. The method further includes promoting interaction between the thermoplastic material and the polymeric material to integrate the support portion and the reinforcing composite layer. The thermoplastic material supports the reinforcing composite layer and the reinforcing composite layer reinforces the thermoplastic material to prevent failure when subjected to a load.05-16-2013
20130119742VEHICLE SEAT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - A vehicle seat for a motor vehicle is provided. The vehicle seat includes a seat frame with a front seat shell and a rear cross member. Zigzag springs are arranged between the front seat shell and the rear cross member. Adjacently arranged first zigzag springs form a first spring arrangement and adjacently arranged second zigzag springs form a second spring arrangement, in which the zigzag springs comprise transversely running bearing legs on the end side for inserting the respective bearing leg into the front seat shell in a direction transverse to the seat frame. The bearing legs of the zigzag springs of the first spring arrangement can be inserted into the seat shell in a first direction and the bearing legs of the zigzag springs of the second spring arrangement can be inserted into the seat shell in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction.05-16-2013
20130119741CUSHION PAN FOR A VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY - A cushion pan for a vehicle seating assembly includes a body portion having at least one pocket including a module retention aperture disposed therein. First and second suspension assembly retainers are disposed in the body portion. A peripheral flange extends substantially orthogonal to the planar extent of the body portion and includes a plurality of trim tabs. A plurality of support ribs extend through a midportion of the body portion05-16-2013
20110298268VEHICLE SEAT - An engaging structure has a first engaging portion and a second engaging portion provided on at least one portion from among a first attaching portion and a second attaching portion, and an engagable portion provided on another portion that is different from the one portion. The first attaching portion is overlapped with the second attaching portion such that the first engaging portion abuts against a first edge of the other portion and the second engaging portion abuts against a second edge of the other portion that is different from the first edge. A support member is engaged with a frame member by one of the first engaging portion or the second engaging portion being hooked onto the engagable portion.12-08-2011
20130187429APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE USING REINFORCED BOARD SUCH AS CORRUGATED BOARD - The disclosure herein relates to upholstered furniture and methods of manufacturing upholstered furniture from reinforced board such as corrugated board. The method includes assembling a frame from reinforced board, securing an upholstery support member to the reinforced board, covering the frame with upholstery, and securing the upholstery to the upholstery support member.07-25-2013
20120007406SUPPORT STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE SEAT FRAME - A frame support structure of a vehicle seat includes a frame and a bracket supporting the frame on a vehicle floor. The frame extends toward a first side of a vehicle seat cushion in the seat width direction to extend the seat cushion to the direction of the first side. One end of the frame is connected to the first side of the vehicle seat cushion. The bracket includes a first support plate and a second support plate, which extends in a direction perpendicular to the first support plate. An edge of the second support plate is fixed to that of the first support plate on a side opposite from the first side. A plate face of the first support plate is fixed to a front or a rear surface of the frame and the second support plate is fixed to a lower surface of the horizontal frame.01-12-2012
20120019039VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat includes a pair of lower rails that are attached to a vehicle floor and extend parallel to one another, a pair of upper rails that are slidably attached to the lower rails, and a seat cushion that is attached to the pair of upper rails. The seat cushion includes i) a pair of pipe members, each pipe member being a single member that includes a long portion that extends along the corresponding upper rail, and a leg portion that extends downward from a first end portion of the long portion and that is attached to the corresponding upper rail; ii) a first connecting pipe that connects the first end portions of the pair of long portions together; and iii) a pair of plate members extending from the upper rails to the long portions, and attached to second end portions of the long portions.01-26-2012
20130193737SEAT CUSHION FRAME FOR VEHICLE - Longitudinal frame bodies that are disposed on both sides are coupled to each other by lateral frame bodies at the front side and the rear side to form a seat cushion framework, and a panel is fixed to both of the longitudinal frame bodies to cover, from above, a space between front ends of the longitudinal frame bodies that includes the front-side lateral frame body. A panel side of the front-side lateral frame body includes a concave portion to increase a distance from the panel.08-01-2013

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