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CHAIR HARDWARE OR ATTACHMENT (E.G., BRACKET, OPERATING LEVER, LEG EXTENSION, ETC.)

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297 - Chairs and seats

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20130026808PIVOTAL DEVICE OF VEHICLE SEAT - A pivotal device of a vehicle seat includes ratchet and guide mounted together to be rotatable relative to each other, and pawls supported by the guide in its circumferential direction and having external teeth adapted to mesh with internal teeth of the ratchet when an operating cam pushes the pawls radially outward, so as to inhibit relative rotation of the ratchet and the guide. One of the pawls is divided obliquely into two parts in the circumferential direction, and is pushed radially outward to mesh with the ratchet while increasing its width and eliminating clearances between the pawl and the guide. The rotating cam rides on a protrusion formed on the guide during rotation thereof, so as to largely push the pawls and press the ratchet radially against the guide.01-31-2013
20130026809SEAT ADJUSTER - The invention relates to a seat adjuster (01-31-2013
20090302665ANTI-RATTLE TRACK FASTENER - An anti-rattle track fastener assembly for attaching a fixture to a vehicle that has a track formed therein. The track includes upper walls that form a longitudinally-extending slot. Spaced-apart segments extend from the upper walls into the slot to provide undercut areas in the slot positioned under the segments. Spaced-apart openings are positioned between the segments. The fastener assembly includes a stud that extends from the fixture and is dimensioned to be received within the slot for engaging the spaced-apart segments. The fastener also includes an eccentrically-mounted cam movable between a first position and a second position. When the cam is in the first position, the stud can engage the spaced-apart segments with clearance, and when the cam is in the second position, the stud can tightly engage the spaced-apart segments.12-10-2009
20110193394Child Seat Tethering System - A system and method to tether a child seat to a vehicle seat is disclosed. The child seat has a latch strap engaging with a lower back of the child seat and a top tether strap coupled to a top of the child seat. An adapter plate is provided which has first, second, and third apertures with the first and second apertures receiving first and second connectors coupled to first and second ends of the latch strap and the third aperture receiving a third connector coupled to the top tether strap. The latch strap ends are threaded through the seat bight and coupled to first and second apertures of the adapter plate. The top tether strap connector is coupled to the third aperture. Each strap has a cinch, which is adjusted to tighten the straps.08-11-2011
20120205959FLOOR LATCH MOUNTED TO A SEAT BOTTOM AND COMPENSATING FOR VEHICLE STRIKER HEIGHT VARIATION - A height compensating latch supported upon an underside of a rotatable vehicle seat and including a pair of spaced apart support plates, between which are pivotally supported a hook rotatable between a floor supported striker engaging position and a further position permitting rotation of the seat. A cam is also supported between the plates and triggers actuation of the hook. A pair of pliant and resilient portions are supported within mounting apertures associated with the plate, an open interior of each resilient portion receiving a mounting fastener for securing the plate to the seat and providing a degree of height compensation between the latch and striker. The pliant and resilient portions include a pair of rubberized bushings sandwiched between the support plates, each of the bushings further including an integrally formed grommet supported within first and second aligning pairs of mounting apertures associated with the plates.08-16-2012
20100096901MOUNT FOR AN ARMREST IN THE INTERIOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE04-22-2010
20130043711SEAT BELT ATTACHMENT CLAMP AND METHOD - A method and an attachment clamp for attaching a seat belt to a seat frame of a bus seat are provided. The attachment clamp includes at least one upper arm having at least one slot disposed through the at least one upper arm. The attachment clamp includes at least one lower arm that is received within the at least one slot of the at least one upper arm. A receiving channel is defined by the at least one upper arm and the at least one lower arm. The receiving channel is configured to receive the seat frame. The upper arm and the lower arm are pivotable with respect to each other and are fastenable to each other.02-21-2013
20130049434VEHICLE SEAT, IN PARTICULAR MOTOR VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat, in particular motor vehicle seat, comprises at least one fitting which has two fitting parts rotatable relative to one another, and which defines an axis. At least one structural part has at least one first opening having a first diameter for partially accommodating the fitting, and at least one fastening region surrounding the first opening for fastening the fitting. The fastening region is reinforced relative to the other regions of the structural part by an additional part which has a second opening having a second diameter. The additional part is fixedly connected to the structural part, and the fitting is fixedly connected to the additional part and is at least partially inserted into the second opening.02-28-2013
20090302666Laser Welding of Chair Components - A method of laser welding chair components together is provided. The method includes selecting at least one first chair component comprised of a first polymeric material that is at least substantially translucent to a laser and selecting at least one second chair component comprised of a second polymeric material that is opaque to the laser such that the one or more second chair components will absorb at least a portion of the heat or energy provided by the laser. The one or more first chair components are laser welded to the one or more second chair components. A chair is also provided that includes a first component composed of polymeric material laser welded to a second component composed of polymeric material.12-10-2009
20080315662Arrester Device For an Adjustable Vehicle Seat - An arrester device for an adjustable vehicle seat with at least one locking rail running parallel to an adjusting direction and having periodically arranged locking lugs and locking openings includes a locking unit which includes a plurality of locking pins with a cylindrical shaft. The locking pins are guided independently of one another in a guide device in a locking direction, are displaceable in the locking openings and are pretensioned in the locking direction. The locking pins have a circumferential thread structure at least on the portion of the cylindrical shaft thereof running through a guide portion of the guide device.12-25-2008
20130162000VEHICLE SEAT DEVICE - A vehicle seat device is provided with a first lock mechanism which restricts a first movement of the seat, a second lock mechanism which restricts a second movement of the seat, and a drive source which removes the restrictions imposed by the first and second lock mechanisms. The drive source is provided with an output section which can be driven in two directions, that is, in the forward direction and the reverse direction, by the drive source. The drive of the output section in the forward direction from the neutral position thereof removes the restriction imposed by the first lock mechanism, and the drive of the output section in the reverse direction from the neutral position thereof removes the restriction imposed by the second lock mechanism.06-27-2013
20110260520VEHICLE SEAT, IN PARTICULAR MOTOR VEHICLE SEAT - A vehicle seat (10-27-2011
20120286556Hinge Assembly For Vehicle Seat and Vehicle Seat Comprising Such a Hinge Assembly - A hinge assembly for vehicle seat, comprising first, second, and third frames assembled to pivot, a hinge mechanism for adjusting an angular usage position of the first frame relative to the third frame, a first lock to immobilize the first frame relative to the third frame in said usage position, and a first control device for releasing the first lock is disclosed. It also comprises a second lock to immobilize the first frame relative to the second frame in a tilted position, a stop to immobilize the first frame in the tilted position, and a second control device for releasing the second lock.11-15-2012
20090127917HIGH CHAIR NET ASSEMBLY - A high chair net assembly and a method of utilizing a high chair net assembly. Embodiments of a high chair net assembly include a net, at least one coupling device configured to couple the net to a high chair, and at least one folding mechanism. A method of utilizing a high chair net assembly having a net, at least one coupling device, and at least one folding mechanism includes coupling the net to a high chair via the at least one coupling device, and unfolding the at least one folding mechanism to open the net around the high chair.05-21-2009
20120187741STRUCTURE FOR MOUNTING SEATING BODY OF CHAIR - The structure for mounting a seating body according to the present invention includes a seating body mounting portion, a leg mounting portion and a screw. The seating body mounting portion is provided to a back surface of a seating face of a seating body, and has a screw hole. The leg mounting portion is provided to a leg member, and includes a through-bore formed thereon into which a screw shaft can be inserted. The screw fixes the seating body mounting portion and the leg mounting portion. The seating body mounting portion contacts the leg mounting portion on a first region in which the screw hole is formed and on a second region which is spaced from the first region via a groove.07-26-2012
20080309145FURNITURE WITH DECORATIVE FASTENERS - A method of assembling an upholstered furniture piece comprising decorative fasteners comprising providing an underlayment material layer, a foam material layer and a covering material layer. The foam material layer is positioned between the underlayment material layer and the covering material layer. The covering material layer extends beyond the underlayment material layer and the foam material layer. Fasteners are used to fasten the underlayment material layer, the foam material layer and the covering material layer together forming a layered component. A template may be used to guide positioning of the fasteners. The fasteners are decorative fasteners. Excess covering material that extends beyond the fasteners is stretched around the edges of the layered component and is affixed to a bottom surface of the layered component, thereby forming a layered assembly. The layered assembly is affixed to an upholstered furniture piece.12-18-2008
20110006583ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A DETENT FITTING AND A FREE-PIVOTING MECHANICS - An assembly of a vehicle comprises a first vehicle part and a second vehicle part being pivotal relative to the first vehicle part, at least one detent fitting which is constituted to hold the two vehicle parts in position to each other in a locked state and, therein, to establish a force flow between the two vehicle parts and to allow for a pivoting of the two vehicle parts relative to each other in an unlocked state, an actuation shaft for actuating the at least on detent fitting and a free-pivoting mechanics which is actuatable in order to disrupt the force flow between the two vehicle parts for providing a free-pivoting function. Herein, it is provided that the free-pivoting mechanics for providing the free-pivoting function interacts with the actuation shaft and, therein, is constituted to come into operational connection with the actuation shaft only if the free-pivoting mechanics is actuated. The invention further relates to a free-pivoting mechanics for a vehicle seat and a method for providing a free-pivoting function. In this way, an assembly of a vehicle, a free-pivoting mechanics and a method for providing a free-pivoting function for actuating at least one detent fitting are obtained which do no not influence the normal operation of the detent fitting, use a mechanic for providing a free-pivoting function which is of a comparatively simple construction and in a reliable way provides a free-pivoting function.01-13-2011
20100090515OPERATING LEVER STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLE SEAT, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING OPERATING LEVER STRUCTURE - In an operating lever structure for a vehicle seat in which an opening through which a seat belt extends is provided adjacent to a seat cushion lifting and lowering mechanism and a fixed end portion of the seat belt is connected to a seat cushion frame, a lifter lever includes a plate-like extending portion that is coupled to the lifting and lowering mechanism and a protrusion portion. The plate-like extending portion extends toward a front of the seat. The protrusion portion extends from the front end of the plate-like extending portion toward the outside in the seat width direction. The protrusion portion protrudes from an outer shield through a first exposing port of the outer shield, installed to a side portion of the seat cushion.04-15-2010
20090179479LOCKING SUPPORT ASSEMBLY FOR CASINO CHAIR - A locking support assembly for a casino chair uses a support plate with a chair mount having a fixed pin protruding upwards from the support plate opposite to the mount. The pin may serve as a sole or primary guide member in the support plate to guide the support plate into horizontal alignment with a latch mounted inside a beam. The beam holds the support plate in close but unlocked engagement by a lower groove, to resist loads imposed by an attached chair. A releasable latch inside the beam receives the pin to provide locked engagement between the support plate and the beam. The beam may be fastened to a vertical surface of a gaming machine or other object. The support plate and attached chair can be released from the beam by inserting a tool through a keyhole in the beam to release the latch, while pulling the support plate outwards.07-16-2009
20090146486LOCKING DEVICE FOR AN ADJUSTMENT UNIT OF A MOTOR VEHCILE SEAT - A locking device for an adjustment unit of a motor vehicle seat having a toothed bar, a locking part cooperating with the toothed bar, a spring that abuts the locking part and a base part. The locking part comprises at least one tooth for engaging the toothed bar. A mass body is associated with the locking part and is hinged to the base part for pivotal movement about an axis. The mass body has a control contour which comprises a) a flat bight portion with a base, b) at least one enabling inclined portion adjoining the bight portion, c) a transition region adjoining the enabling inclined portion and d) one retaining inclined portion adjoining the transition region. The spring fits at one abutment end against the base of the control contour in the normal position of the locking part; the abutment end is capable of moving along the control contour.06-11-2009
20090146485HOLDING STRUCTURES OF VEHICULAR SEATS FOR HOLDING AN ELECTRIC WIRE MEMBER - A holding structure of a vehicular seat for holding an electric wire member has a shield. The shield is made of a resin and has a main body that can be integrally formed with a bending portion and a cover portion arranged on an inner side of the main body. The holding structure further includes a locking portion capable of locking the cover portion on the inner side of the main body. The holding structure is capable of accommodating awire member between the cover portion and the main body.06-11-2009
20100127552SEAT APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE - A seat apparatus for a vehicle, includes a seat-side fixing member, a slide rail, a load detecting device disposed between the seat-side fixing member and the slide rail and arranged at an end portion of the slide rail on a rear side of the vehicle, and a bracket arranged at an end portion of the slide rail on a front side of the vehicle, the bracket supporting the seat-side fixing member. The bracket includes a lower attachment portion attached to the slide rail, a supporting portion extending from the lower attachment portion toward an upper side of the vehicle, and an upper attachment portion connected to the supporting portion so as to extend from the supporting portion toward the rear side of the vehicle, thereby being cantilever-supported by the supporting portion, and attached to the seat-side fixing member at a free-end side of the upper attachment portion.05-27-2010
20080284232Coupling Unit and Adjusting Mechanism Using the Coupling Unit - A coupling unit (11-20-2008
20080217984RECLINING APPARATUS - A reclining apparatus includes a platform and a pivotal element pivotally connected to the platform. A positioning element is movably mounted on the pivotal element and formed with apertures in two rows so that each of the apertures is located on a different level. A locking device includes two latches and an adjusting element. A selective one of the latches can be inserted in one of the apertures in a related one of the rows. The adjusting element is connected to the latches so that the adjusting element is operable to move the latches.09-11-2008
20100264718CHAIR BACKREST MOUNTING DEVICE - A chair backrest mounting device includes a main body, a middle fixing seat, and two side fixing seats. The main body is made of a flexible material. The middle and side fixing seats are made of a rigid material and embedded in a middle portion and two opposite end portions of the main body, respectively, so that the chair backrest mounting device can maintain sufficient flexibility and deformability to bear forces applied thereto in different angular directions, and sufficient rigidity to avoid easy elastic fatigue and breaking of the main body. Moreover, joint faces between the flexible main body and each of the rigid middle fixing seat and side fixing seats are non-flat faces to provide increased contact area and enhanced joining strength.10-21-2010
20080265650Fastening Bracket - The present invention relates to a fastening bracket (10-30-2008
20090127916VEHICLE SEAT FRAME WITH A HINGE MOUNTING, MORE SPECIFICALLY WITH A SEAT BACK HINGE MOUNTING - A frame of a motor vehicle seat for a motor vehicle including a hinge mounting having a hinge arm, and further including a structure part, said structure part being connected to the hinge arm in a connection region, the connection region being rigid when subjected to a load below a threshold value that occurs at accelerations in a normal driving condition of the motor vehicle and the connection region being compliant when subjected to bending loads at values occurring at accelerations of the motor vehicle occurring in an event of an accident, whereby the connection region includes a tongue that projects from one of the hinge arm and the structure part, and further includes a holding device that is provided on the one of the hinge arm and the structure part on which the holding device is not provided.05-21-2009
20090230753SEAT ADJUSTMENT DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE SEAT - A seat adjustment device for a vehicle seat includes a driving motor that is in engagement with a driving part of a self-locking free wheel. An output part of the free wheel is connected to a gearing. To obtain a compact structure, the driving motor, the free wheel and the gearing are located in a common housing, which preferably has a housing base part and at least one housing covering.09-17-2009
20090200852BACK BAR LINKAGE ASSEMBLY - A linkage for mounting the elements of an in-line pipeline inspection vehicle. The embodiment allows measurements to be taken while constraining the vehicle to travel within an axial plane of the pipeline.08-13-2009
20090230752Pivot joint assembly for a vehicle seat - A pivot joint assembly includes a bar generally defining an outer cylindrical surface. The bar has first and second beads extending outwardly from the outer cylindrical surface. The first and second beads are spaced apart from one another along the length of the bar. At least one of the first and second beads is an integrally formed portion extended outwardly from the outer cylindrical surface. The assembly further includes a mounting member having opposed first and second sides. The mounting member has a hole formed therein. The bar is disposed in the hole such that the mounting member is disposed between the first and second beads such that bar rotates relative to the mounting member.09-17-2009
20120193966LOCK DEVICE FOR VEHICULAR SEAT - A lock device for a vehicular seat, including a striker and a catcher including a base plate, a cover, a first striker receiving portion formed in each of the base plate and the cover, a latch rotatably disposed through a latch shaft, a lock plate rotatably disposed through a lock shaft, and a rubber bumper mounted to the first striker receiving portion of the base plate. The rubber bumper includes engaging grooves engaged with side peripheries of the first striker receiving portion of the base plate, respectively, a recessed portion engaged with a bumper receiving portion formed on a bottom surface of the first striker receiving portion of the base plate, and restraining portions engageable with outer circumferential surfaces of the latch shaft and the lock shaft, thereby restraining the rubber bumper from falling off from the first striker receiving portion of the base plate.08-02-2012
20100148563CATCHING DEVICE FOR USE WITH UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE - A catching device for use with a piece of upholstered furniture having a base portion, at least one wall portion extending upwardly from the base portion, and a crevice between the base portion and the at least one wall portion. The catching device includes an elongated receptacle sized and shaped for insertion into the crevice. The receptacle has a length selected to extend along at least a portion of the crevice, an upper sidewall shaped to extend along a wall side of the crevice, a lower sidewall shaped to extend along a base side of the crevice, and an end portion shaped for flexibly coupling the lower sidewall to the upper sidewall so as to form a closed end of the receptacle. The upper sidewall and lower sidewall are biased apart from each other such that when the receptacle is inserted into the crevice, the upper sidewall sealingly engages the wall portion and the lower sidewall sealingly engages the base portion. The catching device also includes a retaining flange flexibly coupled to a top portion of the upper sidewall and being sized and shaped such that when the receptacle is inserted into the crevice, the retaining flange protrudes outwardly from the crevice and away from the lower sidewall to engage a wall surface of the at least one wall portion to secure the receptacle in the crevice.06-17-2010
20090079251FLOATING BEARING AND CLAMP SYSTEM FOR PATIENT PROCEDURES CHAIR MOUNTING AND POSITIONING POSTS - The headrest and side rails of a patient procedures chair are mounted on posts which are slidably received in elongated, self-aligning or floating plastic bearings. With this construction, any misalignment of the posts due to manufacturing tolerances will be accounted for as the bearings readjust themselves. Clamping devices engage the bearings and cause deformation to increase the frictional engagement of the bearings with the posts to the point where the posts are locked into place. In this regard, actuation of the clamps is accomplished by large knobs that protrude from the back of the chair for ready accessibility.03-26-2009
20100176648Method Of Producing A Support Pin Component - A method of producing a support pin component for attachment to a reclining part of a vehicle seat and for insertion into a support receiver of a seat frame. The support pin component has an attachment region for attachment to the reclining part of the vehicle seat, and a pin for the pivotable insertion into a support receiver of the seat frame. The support pin component is produced as a shaped part of sheet steel, for example in a progressive composite process.07-15-2010
20100213752FOOT COVER AND VEHICLE SEAT - A foot cover includes a pair of laterally spaced surface sections, first engagement portions on the insides of the lateral surface sections and configured to be engaged with a front side of a leg bracket, a second engagement portion at a rear side of the foot cover and configured to engage a rear side of the leg bracket, and an urging rib that urges the foot cover toward the rear side thereof. The first engagement portions have a fore-and-aft restricting surface that restricts the foot cover from being displaced rearwardly when mounted and a first inclination surface that abuts an associated front end portion of the leg bracket to restrict deformation of the associated lateral surface section into a separating direction of the lateral surface sections.08-26-2010
20100301658SAFETY DEVICE TO SECURE A CHILD SEAT TO THE VEHICLE SEAT - A device to secure a child seat to a vehicle's seat comprises of a piece of webbing to which two fixed pieces are attached, one to each end, and a movable piece that runs freely along the piece of webbing. The device secures the child seat to the bodywork/frame of the vehicle and to the seat, regardless of the vehicle's model.12-02-2010
20110121632FITTING FOR HANGING A CHAIR, AND CHAIR HAVING SUCH A FITTING - The present invention relates to a fitting (05-26-2011
20110109146REMOVABLE VEHICLE SEAT - A removable vehicle seat includes a base, a removable seat main body, and a first attachment mechanism and a second attachment mechanism configured to removably attach the removable seat main body to the base. The first attachment mechanism includes a pin provided to the removable seat main body; and an attachment member provided to the base, and provided with a groove to which the pin is inserted. A disengagement prevention structure is provided between the pin and the attachment member, the disengagement prevention structure being configured to prevent the pin from disengaging from the groove. The second attachment mechanism includes a striker provided to the removable seat main body; and a lock device provided to the base and configured to releasably engage with the striker.05-12-2011
20090066144Device for fastening a car seat - A seatbelt guide for use in a child's car seat having a handle end and an engagement end with an extending length portion disposed between. The engagement end is effective for grasping a tab end of a seatbelt in a vehicle. The extending length portion is sized to be threaded through slots of a child's car seat. The seatbelt guide engages the seatbelt of a vehicle and can be guided through the slots of a child's car seat, and attached to a buckle end of a seatbelt.03-12-2009
20090066143Safety Device - A safety device for laterally supporting a vehicle occupant, in particular a child, in the area of the pelvis, has two supporting devices that are spaced apart from each other. To improve lateral support of the vehicle occupant, the two supporting devices are connected rigidly to each other by an elongate carrier element.03-12-2009
20110241405CONNECTOR SYSTEM - A connector includes a first component having a socket and a first catch portion and a second component having a post and a resilient arm having a second catch portion. The post is shaped to be received in the socket. The second component is moveable along an axis relative to the first component from a first position wherein the resilient arm is biased such that the second catch portion is in a non-engaged position to a second position wherein the second catch portion is in an engaged position relative to the first catch portion.10-06-2011
20100066149VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING A MOUNTING MEMBER TO MOUNT AN ELECTRIC COMPONENT - A vehicle seat assembly includes a seat body that is configured for attachment to a floor surface of a vehicle. The seat body includes a seat back that is connected to a seat bottom. The seat back has a seat back frame and the seat bottom has a seat bottom frame. An electric component is mounted to the seat body. A first mounting member attaches the electric component to one of the seat back frame and the seat bottom frame. In this vehicle seat assembly, the first mounting member is configured to flex such that the electric component can move in a direction that is generally perpendicular to a plane of the one of the seat back frame and the seat bottom frame.03-18-2010
20090051208Leaf Spring Track Latch - A seat track assembly is provided for mounting a seat to a vehicle floor A fixed track is mounted to the floor and a movable track is fixedly secured to the seat and slidably coupled to the fixed track. A latch is operatively coupled to the movable track for selectively engaging the fixed track. A towel bar is operatively coupled to the latch for actuating the latch between a locked position coupled with the fixed track to prevent sliding movement between the fixed and movable tracks and an unlocked position decoupled from the fixed track to allow sliding movement between the fixed and movable tracks. A leaf spring extending between the movable track and the latch biases the latch into the locked position and permits resilient movement of the latch along a linear path between the locked and unlocked positions in response to pivotal movement of the towel bar.02-26-2009
20090026827AIRPLANE SEAT TRACK - The invention relates to an airplane seat track comprising an elongated, rectilinear track body (01-29-2009
20110254343LOCKING ELEMENT FOR A VEHICLE SEAT - A locking element for a vehicle seat serves to lock the backrest to a seat part and/or to the body of the vehicle. The element comprises a rotatably mounted rotary catch which interacts with a pin in a locking manner. A rotatably mounted latching pawl secures the rotary catch in its locking position. In case of an accident, the rotary catch and the latching pawl are displaced relative to a housing part.10-20-2011
20090146484CHAIR SLED LOCKING MECHANISM FOR GAMING DEVICE - Provided in embodiments of the present invention is a chair sled locking mechanism for use with a gaming device. In one example embodiment, a chair sled includes a sled body having a chair attachment connector disposed at a first end of the sled body and a cavity disposed at a second end of the sled body. A latching unit is disposed in the cavity of the sled body along with a spring that is configured to hold the latching unit in a locked position. A latch cover covers the cavity of the sled body. At least one of the latch cover or sled body includes an opening that allows an operator to manipulate the latching unit to an unlocked position.06-11-2009
20080224526Internally pulling type lift device for chair armrest - An internally pulling type lift device for a chair armrest includes an outer pipe, a guide track, an inner pipe, a follower, a locking member, a pull handle, a control knob, and a spring. Thus, the inner pipe is movable in the outer pipe so that the inner pipe will not rub the outer wall of the outer pipe during a long-term utilization, thereby enhancing the aesthetic quality of the outer pipe. In addition, the inner pipe is locked onto or unlocked from the outer pipe by pulling or releasing the control knob, so that the lift device is operated easily and rapidly, thereby facilitating a user operating the lift device to adjust the height of the armrest.09-18-2008
20100156165SEAT TIGHTENING MECHANISM FOR CHILD SAFETY SEAT - This invention relates to mechanisms and systems for securing a child safety seat to a vehicle seat. Some embodiments include one or more movable anchoring structures. The anchoring structures can be connected to a rotatable member that is capable of exposing and retracting the movable anchoring structures. The rotatable member can also be connected to one or more lever members disposed at one or both ends of the rotatable member and capable of hand operation.06-24-2010
20110080033Seat Cushion With Foamed-in Fastening Element - A seat cushion having a plurality of foamed-in fastening elements in particular for utilization in vehicle seats. The fastening element has a plate-shaped retainer element foamed into the foam body of the seat cushion, and wherein the fastening element has at least one counter-retainer that is not covered by the foam body of the seat cushion, and wherein a stitching wire fastened at the cushion cover can be connected to the counter-retainer in a load-transmitting manner, wherein the counter-retainer is implemented in the type of a fastening web, the two ends thereof being connected to the plate-shaped retainer element.04-07-2011
20110080032Seat Cushion With Foamed-in Fastening Element - A seat cushion has a plurality of foamed-in fastening elements, in particular for utilization in vehicle seats, wherein the fastening element is formed by a flat retainer element having a fastening web connected thereto and serving as a counter-retainer. The retainer element is foamed into the foam body of the seat cushion, wherein the counter-retainer is not covered by the foam body of the seat cushion. A stitching wire fastened at the cushion cover can thus be connected to the counter-retainer in a load-transmitting manner.04-07-2011
20110095593DEVICE FOR A CHILD'S CHAIR - A glider device for a leg of a chair, especially a leg of a chair for a children's chair, comprising a plate which comprises at least one fastening opening and wherein the plate has one smooth underside and a topside, characterized in that it may be fastened in at least two different length positions in relation to the leg of the chair it is fastened to, and that it in both positions has a horizontal extent which is larger than the area it covers on the leg of the chair. A safety kit comprising the glider device and the use of the same is also disclosed.04-28-2011
20100060070LOCKING DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE SEAT - A locking device (03-11-2010
20100171357FOOT REST HOLDER FOR WHEELCHAIRS - An apparatus for holding a wheelchair's footrests when not in use. The apparatus comprises a first member having a substantially flat center portion and an arcuate portion formed on each side thereof. A second member having a substantially identical shape to such first member and engageable with the first member at the flat center portion. Such arcuate portions form a clamp on a first end of the substantially flat center portion and form a clip member on an opposite end of the flat portion, such clip member having arcuate portions formed on an outer edge thereof for engagement with a footrest of such wheelchair when such footrests are not in use. There is a bolt and nut arrangement for securing such first member to such second member and a nut and bolt arrangement for securing the apparatus to the rear upright post of such wheelchair.07-08-2010
20110089743Motor Vehicle Seat Adjustment Mechanism, and Vehicle Seat - A motor vehicle seat adjustment mechanism, comprising: a first end-plate, a second end-plate pivoting about a pivot axis, a locking member which is movable from an inactive position to an active position, with the locking member comprising a first and a second guide surfaces, a guide member associated with the locking member, comprising a third and a fourth guide surfaces, with the third and fourth guide surfaces having a conical configuration which widens more than the first and second guide surfaces.04-21-2011
20080272640Recreational chair shade system - The present invention comprises a method of attaching a pair of support arms to a chair for the purpose of positioning a towel or canopy. Each support arm provides a hooking means for fitment to common chairs, and a long arcuate towel-supporting member through which one end of a towel is threaded. The device may be readily transported from one place to another, may be easily attached to nearly any type of outdoor chair, is ideally composed of a pair of single pieces of plastic, and may be easily detached and packed away until used again at a later time.11-06-2008
20120038201SEAT STRUCTURE - CHAMFERED MOUNTING OF COMPENSATING FLOOR LATCHES - The present invention relates to a floor latch (02-16-2012
20100096900Lever and wheel attachment device for chairs - A lever and wheel attachment device (04-22-2010
20100213751SEAT TRACK ASSEMBLY - The problem to be solved is to provide a seat track assembly which is simple, easy to operate seat track assembly where locking is simplex and intact and which renders a smooth sliding of seat and the problem is solved by providing a seat track assembly with a lower channel, upper channel, latch bracket, latch pin, lever and sliding assemblies wherein sliding assemblies provide a streamlined sliding to the upper channel and at the desirable position latch pin engages with the lower channel to lock the seat track mechanism from moving further forward or rearward.08-26-2010
20120013166LATCH ASSEMBLY FOR VEHICLE SEAT - A latch assembly for vehicle seat is provided. The latch assembly includes a base with a receiving pocket for accommodating a striker of a vehicle body part, a catch rotatably coupled to the base to rotate between a locking position where the catch supports the striker and an unlocking position where the catch allows the striker to escape, a damping plate rotatably coupled to the base to elastically press the catch to rotate to the unlocking position and having a damping surface which elastically presses and supports the striker accommodated in the receiving pocket, a pawl plate rotatably coupled to the base and having a pressing surface which presses the catch rotated to the locking position, and a pawl rotatably coupled to the base with the same rotating axis as the pawl plate and can prevent a further rotation of the catch due to an outer impact.01-19-2012
20120025586Hinge Mechanism and Vehicle Seat Comprising Such a Mechanism - Hinge mechanism comprising first and second frames rotatably mounted relative to one another, the first frame comprising a collet, a control member rotatably mounted in the collet of the first frame and controlling a relative rotation between the two frames, and a brake unit comprising an operating member connected to the control member with angular play. The brake unit is housed in the collet of the first frame and fitted with a braking member adapted to brake the control member when the operating member is not activated and to allow the operating member to rotationally drive the control member.02-02-2012
20120025587Process for forming a connecting structure between the column and seating portion of an office chair, and a structure obtained by said process - A method for forming connecting structures between the column and seating portion for office chairs, characterised by:-forming a frusto-conical portion (02-02-2012
20120062015VEHICLE SEAT LOCK DEVICE - A vehicle seat lock device is provided. The vehicle seat lock device includes a seat lock housing, a striker, a hook member and a blocking member. The seat lock housing is configured to be fixed to one of a seat back and a vehicle body. The striker is configured to be fixed to the other of the seat back and the vehicle body. The hook member is rotatably mounted on the seat lock housing to latch and unlatch the striker by engaging and disengaging the striker, respectively. The blocking member is pivotally mounted on the seat lock housing. The blocking member pivots and contacts with the hook member to prevent the hook member from rotating and to maintain engagement between the hook member and the striker when a load that is higher than a predetermined amount is inputted to the vehicle body.03-15-2012
20110057499HINGE ASSEMBLY FOR BOAT SEAT - An embodiment of a hinge assembly includes a seat back support, a seat bottom support, a hinge pivot, and a stop pin. The seat back support has a seat back mounting portion and a seat back hinge portion. The seat back hinge portion includes a stop notch formed at an end of the seat back hinge portion. The seat bottom support has a seat bottom mounting portion and a seat bottom hinge portion. The hinge pivot passes through the seat back hinge portion and the seat bottom hinge portion to hingedly couple the seat back hinge portion to the seat bottom portion. The stop pin has a stop pin shaft and a stop pin head positioned at a first end of the stop pin shaft. A second end of the stop pin shaft is affixed to the seat bottom hinge portion of the seat bottom support proximate to the seat back hinge portion of the seat back support.03-10-2011
20120104825ACTUATOR DEVICE FOR THE SEAT ADJUSTMENT IN A MOTOR VEHICLE - An actuator device for the seat adjustment in a motor vehicle, exhibiting at least one ratchet fitting (05-03-2012
20090134687SEAT HOLDING PORTION STRUCTURE - A seat holding portion structure has a side member that extends substantially in a vehicle longitudinal direction. The side member has a kick portion whose front and rear end sides are bent and that joins a front portion and a rear portion of the side member that are offset in a vehicle vertical direction. A floor reinforcement is installed within the side member from an opening portion of a vehicle body floor. A rear end portion of an elongated seat holding member is inserted in the floor reinforcement. A connecting body having a closed cross-sectional structure is fixed to a rear end portion of the seat holding member and is disposed at a rear end side bent portion of the kick portion, and, together with the floor reinforcement, is mounted to the side member.05-28-2009
20090058169SEAT SLIDE APPARATUS - A seat slide apparatus for a vehicle includes: a lower rail; an upper rail; a lock arm including lock claws; a memory rail including engagement grooves; a memory base including an engagement member; a lock release lever; and a connection separation lever. The lock claws are arranged to be engaged or disengaged with the lock holes at a position other than a position at which the engagement portion is engaged with the one of the engagement grooves. The upper rail includes a pushing portion arranged to push the engagement member when the upper rail is moved in the forward direction of the vehicle at the release state between the upper rail and the memory base, and to move the memory base at the position at which the engagement portion is engaged with the one of the engagement grooves.03-05-2009
20100270847FURNITURE - The invention relates to a piece of furniture comprising a seat portion and a supporting substructure, wherein an apparatus for removably connecting the seat portion to the substructure is provided, the apparatus comprising at least one lever that can be moved between a position that locks the seat portion to the substructure and a release position, the lever being located at the substructure or seat portion and being provided with a bracket that forms an undercut, said bracket enclosing a pin at the seat portion or at the substructure in the locking position.10-28-2010
20120074756LATERAL CUSHIONING TRAVEL PILLOW WITH SELF-SECURING FEATURE - A travel pillow or cushioning device that provides lateral comfort in travel or fixed position seating with a one piece, easily installed unit with an inherent self securing design that is positioned on top of an armrest and is further secured between two seat backrests or supported by the interior wall of a moving vehicle.03-29-2012
20120181842MAIN PIVOT ASSEMBLY FOR INCORPORATING INTO A SEATBACK PIVOTLY SECURED BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND SUPPORT PLATES - A seat assembly including a pair of spaced apart lower sectors, each exhibiting an annular extending inner surface defining first and second aligning apertures, and an upper sector interposed between the spaced apart lower sectors and exhibiting a further annular extending inner surface defining a further aperture positioned between the aligning apertures of the lower sectors and defining a pivot point of the upper sector. A bushing and collar spacer are incorporated into the pivot point to maintain a desired spacing between the upper and lower sectors. A bushing exhibits male and female subassemblies, each further exhibiting an outer annular projecting perimeter lip such that the male bushing is installed through the aligning apertures in the upper and lower sector plates from the exterior side of a first selected lower sector, whereas the female bushing is installed from an exterior side of the other lower sector.07-19-2012
20120256468Flexible Pull Strap Recliner Mechanism Release System - The present invention provides a reclining release actuator for reclining furniture comprising a bracket having an engaging end portion and a strap end portion. The engaging end portion of the bracket is connected to a reclining mechanism in the reclining furniture. A self tapping bolt can be used to connect the bracket to the reclining mechanism. A pivot point can be included on the bracket and can be mounted to the reclining mechanism by a rivet and a bushing. A flexible pull strap having a bracket end portion and a handle end portion wherein the bracket end portion of the flexible pull strap can be rotatably connected to the strap end portion of the bracket. The bracket end portion of the flexible pull strap can have a plurality of holes for adjusting the connection height of the flexible pull strap. A release handle is connected to the handle end portion of the flexible pull strap. The release handle can be rotatably connected to the handle end portion of the flexible pull strap and the release handle can be flexible.10-11-2012
20110121631LOCKING MECHANISM FOR ROTATING SEATS - A locking mechanism comprises an elongate body having first and second rails each having a first end and a second end and a void disposed therebetween. Lock slots are disposed in the first end of each rail and a pad is connected to each of the rails at the second ends to join the first and second rails. A mid bar is rotatably connected to the first and second rails and positioned within the void. An extension is disposed on a second end of the mid bar, wherein the extension provides a visual indication of both a locked state and an unlocked state.05-26-2011
20120299362FASTENING SYSTEM FOR SEATS - A fastening system for seats includes insert (11-29-2012
20120299361SEAT SLIDE LOCKING APPARATUS - A slide locking apparatus has: a first locking piece having a narrow width locking hook section, a third locking piece having a broad width locking hook section and a second locking hook having an intermediate width locking hook section, which are held on an upper aril; and first to third locking piece accommodating holes which have width corresponding to the widths of the respective locking hook sections of the first locking piece to the third locking piece, and which are provided in a lower rail. The first locking piece accommodating hole is disposed on a frontmost end, the second locking piece accommodating hole is disposed to the rear side of the first locking piece accommodating hole, and the third locking piece accommodating holes are disposed to the rear side of the second locking piece accommodating hole.11-29-2012
20120319450RETRACTABLE STRIKER AND SEAT WITH A RETRACTABLE STRIKER - The present invention relates to a retractable striker (12-20-2012
20120080928Seat Latch Structure - A seat latch structure is provided, which includes a base bracket mounted on a seat for a vehicle and having a first insertion hole and a second insertion hole formed thereon and an opening which is formed on one side thereof and into which a striker fixed to a vehicle body is inserted, a claw having a first through-hole formed thereon to correspond to the first insertion hole and a locking groove formed on one side thereof, a pawl provided on one side of the claw and having a second through-hole formed thereon to correspond to the second insertion hole, a first rotating shaft and a second rotating shaft inserted into the first through-hole of the claw and the second through-hole of the pawl, respectively, and a double torsion spring connecting the first through-hole and the second through-hole into which the first rotating shaft and the second rotating shaft are inserted, respectively. According to the seat latch structure, the noise generated during the operation of the seat latch is reduced and the operating force is increased to improve the merchantability.04-05-2012
20120280555SEAT COMPONENT FOR A SEAT AND ASSEMBLY WITH SEAT COMPONENT AND ROTATABLE ACTUATING SHAFT - A seat component for a seat, in particular a vehicle seat, is provided. The seat component is connectable with an actuating shaft such that a rotary movement of the actuating shaft can be transmitted to the seat component, in order to e.g. provide for swiveling a first vehicle part of a vehicle seat relative to a second vehicle part of the vehicle seat. Preferably, swiveling of a backrest is permitted relative to a seat part with a seating surface. The seat component furthermore includes a cutout for connection with an actuating shaft, which is formed and provided for a positive engagement of a shaft portion of the actuating shaft. In accordance with the invention it is provided that the cutout furthermore is formed such that one of at least two shaft portions with different cross-sectional profiles each selectively can positively be held in the cutout.11-08-2012
20090091176Leg Cap For Folding Chair - Leg caps for a folding chair are mounted at lower ends of front legs and rear legs. A cross section of the front leg is the same as that of the rear leg. The leg includes a strip and two curved edges disposed at both sides of the strip respectively. The leg cap includes a pad and a slanted fixing portion disposed on a top of the pad. The fixing portion has a slit to divide the fixing portion into two sections. The top of the pad includes two cavities disposed at two sides of the fixing portion respectively. Lower ends of the curved edges of leg are fitted in and fully contacted with the cavities. Then, the fixing portion and the strip are riveted together, thereby connecting the leg cap with the leg.04-09-2009
20120326485INCLINATION ADJUSTER FOR VEHICLE SEATS - A vehicle seat, in particular motor vehicle seat comprises an inclination adjustment fitting, a backrest part, and a seat part. The inclination adjustment fitting has a toothed first element and a toothed second element, and the vehicle seat has a first main structural element and a second main structural element. The inclination adjustment fitting has an adjustment mechanism and/or a latching detent for adjusting the inclination of the first main structural element relative to the second main structural element about an axis of rotation. The toothed first element is connected directly to the first main structural element, and/or the toothed second element is connected directly to the second main structural element.12-27-2012
20130009444SEAT FRAME ATTACHMENT CLAMP AND METHOD - A clamp for attaching a leg of a seat back sub-frame to a lower sub-frame of a bus seat includes a generally U-shaped body defining a receiving channel generally corresponding in shape to the leg to be received by the body, the body having a web, a first flange and a second flange extending from the web, where the first flange and the second flange are generally parallel. The clamp includes bolt holes some of which are positioned a distance from the web less than and some are greater than width of a rear surface of the leg.01-10-2013
20130009443Attaching Device for End of Spring - There is disclosed a device for fixing a U-shaped end of at least one spring for supporting a cushion for a seat, to a seat frame of the seat which includes opposing frame sections, one of the frame sections being formed from a shaft, and the spring being stretched between the frame sections. The device comprises a collar fitted over the shaft and a retainer including a body having a geometry of similar figure with the collar and fitted over the collar on the shaft, and at least one pair of first and second spring engagement pieces provided at both edges of the body. A first axial region and second axial region of the U-shaped end of the spring are engaged with the first piece and the second piece, respectively, whereby the end of the spring is fixed to the shaft through the device.01-10-2013
20110133540GUIDE STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE SEATBELT - A guide structure of a vehicle seatbelt includes a belt guide. The belt guide is provided at one of a left corner and a right corner defined by a left side frame, a right side frame, and an upper frame. The one corner faces a belt pulled out from a seatbelt device. The left side frame and the right side frame extend vertically. The upper frame connects an upper end of the left side frame to an upper end of the right side frame. The belt guide protrudes upwardly with respect to the upper frame and forwardly with respect to the left side frame and the right side frame so that when the belt is placed on an occupant who sits on the seat, a portion of the belt that is placed on a shoulder of the occupant is guided by the belt guide.06-09-2011
20120242133Articulation System and Vehicle Seat Comprising Such an Articulation System - Articulation system comprising first and second articulations, each comprising two fittings which are pivotable relative to one another and a locking mechanism which comprises a control member which is mobile between a locked position and an unlocked position, the control members each being urged in a resilient manner into the locked position by a return member, a manoeuvring member which is mobile in rotation between a neutral position, a position of misuse and an actuating position, in order to unlock the control members when said manoeuvring member is displaced in a first direction, said manoeuvring member being returned from the position of misuse and the actuating position into the neutral position by a dual-action return device.09-27-2012
20130169021LOCKING MEMBER OF VEHICLE SEAT DEVICE, VEHICLE SEAT DEVICE, AND SEAT PLACEMENT BODY - The present invention achieves a locking member of a vehicle seat device, a vehicle seat device, and a seat placement body, in which the lateral movement amount of the seat when receiving lateral movement acceleration can be suppressed without reducing the length of the engaging portion of the striker.07-04-2013
20080224525Vehicle seat adjustment extension arm - An extension arm to facilitate the horizontal adjustment of vehicle seats with a bar activated lock releasing mechanism. The arm is fabricated of an appropriate length of a sturdy material such as metal or high impact plastic having one end attachable to the seat bar and having a gripable handle or strap at the other. The arm may also incorporate a mechanism for varying the distance from the bar to the handle by altering the position of attachment at the bar end.09-18-2008
20130093234APPARATUS ATTACHMENT SYSTEM - A seat anchoring system that anchors seats in a seating arrangement in a vehicle is provided. The seat anchoring system includes a base and multiple fastening devices, where the fastening devices are attached to the base and extend away from an upper face of the base. The base has a shape similar to an inside configuration of a mounting rail such that the base is inserted into the mounting rail and positioned to any desirable location along the mounting rail. Further, the fastening devices extend through the mounting rail and attach the seat to the mounting rail.04-18-2013
20130093235OPERATING LEVER STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLE SEAT, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING OPERATING LEVER STRUCTURE - In an operating lever structure for a vehicle seat in which an opening through which a seat belt extends is provided adjacent to a seat cushion lifting and lowering mechanism and a fixed end portion of the seat belt is connected to a seat cushion frame, a lifter lever includes a plate-like extending portion that is coupled to the lifting and lowering mechanism and a protrusion portion. The plate-like extending portion extends toward a front of the seat. The protrusion portion extends from the front end of the plate-like extending portion toward the outside in the seat width direction. The protrusion portion protrudes from an outer shield through a first exposing port of the outer shield, installed to a side portion of the seat cushion.04-18-2013
20130113266CHAIR LEG STABILIZER APPARATUS - An apparatus for stabilizing a chair with at least one leg that rests on a floor surface. The apparatus includes a body with a receiver. The receiver is configured to snugly receive the at least one chair leg. The apparatus also includes a base that is resiliently secured with respect to the body. The base is configured to engage the floor surface.05-09-2013
20090021070CHAIR BACKREST MOUNTING BRACKET - A chair backrest mounting bracket includes a middle fixing section made of a material with high rigidity and having an axially extended and internally threaded central mounting hole, the middle fixing section being connectable to a backrest support of a chair by threading a middle bolt through the backrest support into the internally threaded central mounting hole; a plurality of side fixing sections made of a material with high rigidity and located outside the middle fixing section for mounting to a rear surface of a backrest of the chair; and an elastically deformable connecting section located between the middle fixing section and each of the side fixing sections. With the elastic connecting sections, the backrest connected to the backrest support via the side and the middle fixing sections is allowed to elastically deflect in multiple directions relative to the backrest support, making the backrest more comfortable for leaning.01-22-2009
20110272994SPRING-SOFT INTERMEDIATE MOUNTING PIECE FOR SWIVEL CHAIRS - Spring-soft intermediate mounting piece for use in a swivel chair, which comprises a chair column comprising a gas lift (11-10-2011
20130181500VEHICLE SEAT AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLE - The invention relates to a vehicle with a seat part, a backrest part, and a side part, particularly an armrest part, for collectively supporting a vehicle operator in his seated position on the vehicle seat, wherein the vehicle seat is characterized in that a supplemental vehicle operator support device that is arranged on the side part of the vehicle seat, and that can be temporarily arranged in an otherwise vehicle seat-free support area, and by means of which a vehicle operator seated on the vehicle seat can be additionally supported when in a laterally or rear-oriented seated working position.07-18-2013
20120019041Hinge Mechanism and Vehicle Seat Comprising Such a Mechanism - hinge mechanism comprising first and second rotating frames and a control member mounted rotatably in a neck of the first frame, such control member being capable of controlling the relative rotation of the frames. A metal retaining part is held in the neck by pressing, and the control member is mounted rotatably independently of the retaining part and abuts against such retaining part.01-26-2012

Patent applications in class CHAIR HARDWARE OR ATTACHMENT (E.G., BRACKET, OPERATING LEVER, LEG EXTENSION, ETC.)