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7011370 Vehicle seat recliner  
A vehicle seat recliner in which a lock-up gear and a sector gear are used to adjust the tilt of the back of the seat. The sector gear adjusting the tilt of the back of the seat is fixed at a main...
6983993 Vehicle seat with fold-flat position  
In a vehicle seat (1), in particular an automobile seat, with a seat substructure (3), a backrest structure (10), a backrest (12) that is adapted for folding between at least one use position and...
6983994 Device for sending down seat backrests in vehicles  
Described herein is a device for sending down seat backrests in vehicles. The backrests are manually mobile between two operative positions. The device is provided with: an anchoring plate and a...
6981744 Fold and tumble floor-mounted vehicle seat  
A folding seat assembly for a vehicle includes a seat base pivotally mounted to the floor of the vehicle, and a seat back mounted to the seat base and pivotable from a perpendicular to a parallel...
6971714 Motorcycle seat with convertible backrest  
A convertible motorcycle seat includes a backrest hinge assembly having a base plate secured to the rear portion of the platform, and an elongated pivotable arm having transversely spaced...
6968598 Seat back hinge fitting for a motor vehicle seat  
A seat back hinge fitting for a motor vehicle seat having a seat carrier and a seat back. The seat back hinge fitting has a lower arm that is rigidly fixed to the seat carrier, an upper arm that...
H002129 Disc recliner assembly with fold-flat latch link mechanism  
A recliner assembly allows adjustment of the seat back relative to the seat cushion between a plurality of reclined seating positions and further allows the seat back to move from a seating...
6926364 Fold flat vehicle seat in rearward position  
A fold flat vehicle seat comprises a seat assembly mounted on a movable track member slidably engaging a fixed track member, and lockable by a track lock. The seat assembly includes a seatback...
6926362 Device for adjustment of a backrest inclination  
A device for adjustment of the backrest inclination for a backrest of a seat in a motor vehicle includes a backrest connected to a rotating locking device. The device may be locked in defined lock...
6923506 Interlock system for seat belt retractor  
An interlock system for stopping seat belt payout from a retractor when a seat is not secured is provided. The interlock system includes a connector between the seat latch and the retractor with...
6921136 Automatic seat belt buckle tongue releasing mechanism  
A vehicle seat that is removable from a vehicle has an automatic buckle release mechanism. The vehicle seat has a seat base and a seat back. To prepare the seat for removal from the vehicle the...
6910739 Seat recliner mechanism incorporating rotatable seatback slaved to a floor latch release  
A recliner mechanism for use with a vehicle seat having bottom and a pivotally secured back. A release mechanism is operably engaged to the back and includes an actuating handle extending from the...
6905173 External control of recliner assembly background of the invention  
A seat assembly comprising a seat cushion, a seat back and a recliner assembly operatively interconnecting the seat back to the seat cushion. The recliner assembly allows pivotal adjustment of the...
6902236 Seat assembly with displaceable seat back recliner pivot  
A seat assembly having a seat back (11), a generally horizontal seat cushion (14), and a recliner mechanism (20) allowing for pivotal adjustment of the seat back about a first pivot axis (21)...
6890035 Disc recliner dump lock  
A recliner mechanism for providing selective locking and adjustment of a seat back relative to a seat cushion between a plurality of reclined seating positions and a stowed position An input shaft...
6880888 Fitting for a vehicle seat  
In the case of a fitting (5) for a vehicle seat (1), in particular for a motor vehicle seat, having a lockable latching fitting (7) for the fine adjustment of the inclination and locking of a...
6869143 Recliner clutch mechanism for vehicle seat  
A recliner clutch mechanism for use with a vehicle seat having a seat bottom and an upwardly extending and pivotally movable seat back. A lock plate having first and second faces is secured in...
6863347 Pivotable seat assembly  
A seat assembly having a pivot mechanism connected to a seat back and a seat bottom. The pivot mechanism has a first axis of rotation and a second axis of rotation. The pivot mechanism includes a...
6860561 Folding seat  
A folding seat comprising a seat cushion having a cushioning member supported by a seat frame and a seat back having a cushioning member supported by a back frame which is pivoted forward with...
6860562 Fold, tumble, and kneel seat assembly  
A seat adjustment mechanism includes at least one recliner mechanism, a latch mechanism, and a kneel mechanism. The recliner mechanism serves to articulate a seatback relative to a seat while the...
6860564 Vehicular seat assembly having a cam driven self positioning head restraint  
A seat assembly comprises a seat cushion having front and rear portions, and a seat back having upper and lower portions. The seat back is operatively connected at the lower portion to the rear...
6843533 Reclining device  
A reclining apparatus (20) is provided with a fixed plate (21) having guide portions (41, 42), a shaft (30), a rotary plate (22) having an internal gear (66), slide gears (70, 71), a cam member...
6840579 Unlocking device in a vehicle seat  
In an unlocking device (21) in a vehicle seat, in particular an automobile seat, which is adapted for unlocking an adjuster or seat mounting (5), the unlocking device (21) comprises an unlocking...
6832815 Seatback dump latch  
A seat latch assembly that includes a seat bottom that has a first frame member, a seat back that has a second frame member that is partially mounted on the first frame member about a first pivot,...
6827404 Fold flat vehicle seat coincident with rearward travel  
A fold flat vehicle seat comprises a seat assembly mounted on a movable track member slidably engaging a fixed track member, and lockable by a track lock. The seat assembly includes a seatback...
6817660 Vehicle rear structure  
A vehicle rear structure is provided in which, when a seatback is tilted forward and folded, an upper surface of the seatback and a rear floor positioned behind the seat form a flat surface. A...
6817646 Vehicle seat  
A vehicle seat of fold-down type which allows simultaneous flipping over of both seat back and seat cushion to their respective positions via an interlocking mechanism. The interlocking mechanism...
6805410 Fitting for a vehicle seat  
In a fitting for a vehicle seat, particularly an automobile seat, having two fitting parts (5, 8) which are pivotable relative to one another, thus allowing pivoting of a backrest (12) of the...
6793285 Safety mechanism for a fold and tumble seat assembly  
A seat assembly (14) for use in an automotive vehicle and pivotal between a seating position and a fold and tumbled position. The seat assembly (14) includes a seat cushion (18) and a seat back...
6789849 Fold-flat seat reclining and locking mechanism  
A seat reclining and fold-flat mechanism for reclining the seat-back, folding the seat-back flat and locking the seat in an upright or reclined position. The mechanism includes an arm, a pawl and...
6786552 Catch hook for a backrest adjustment armature in the seats of motor vehicles  
A catch hook for a backrest adjustment armature in seats of motor vehicles, which hook is mountable rotatably on a part of the armature to lock and release it. The armature part is designed to...
6786551 Seat latching assembly  
A seat latching assembly for a vehicle includes a seatback having first and second sides. A first latch is provided for latching the first side of the seatback to a portion of a vehicle, the first...
6786553 Chair with pivotable back  
A chair with a chair back pivotally mounted to a pair of armrests which are fixedly secured to a seat. The chair back can be moved from a collapsed position located directly adjacent the seat to...
6773067 Reclining device for a rear seat of an automobile  
Disclosed is a reclining device for a rear seat of an automobile. According to the present invention, a bracket connects a seat back to a seat cushion and has a recliner connecting recess in which...
6767063 Automotive easy-entry assembly  
An automotive easy-entry assembly 10 is provided, including a seat pan 12 and a back frame 14 rotatably attached to the seat pan 12. The back frame is rotatable between a back frame upright...
6758524 Compact recliner assembly for a vehicle seat  
A recliner assembly for selectively locking a seat back in one of a plurality of reclined positions relative to a seat cushion on a vehicle seat. The recliner includes a cylindrical shaft...
6752461 Vehicle seat having a back that can be folded down forwards  
A vehicle seat comprising a seat proper, a back presenting at least a folding portion, a rigid plate between the seat proper and the folding portion, a control mechanism for locking the folding...
6749247 Stowable vehicle seat  
A stowable vehicle seat assembly and a method of manufacturing a stowable vehicle seat. More specially, the stowable seat includes a bottom assembly forming the lower portion of a vehicle seat,...
6746083 Vehicle seat assembly  
A vehicle seat assembly for mounting on a vehicle floor including a seat bottom pivotally mounted relative to the vehicle floor. The seat bottom defines an upper surface and an opposed lower...
6739668 Vehicle seat hinge mechanism with reclining with forward dumping, memory return and fold-flat functionality  
A hinge is disclosed, which forms part of a vehicle seat which includes a seat cushion and a cushion plate attached thereto. The fixed part of a rotary recliner, having a handle extending...
6739673 Seating system  
An improved seating system that includes a seat back assembly (10) that is fabricated to include a seat back (12) with a first panel portion (14) that is optionally secured to a second panel...
6736461 Vehicle seat assembly  
The seat has a rotary recliner providing for selective pivotal movement of the seat back about an axis between occupiable and frontmost positions, and a dumped position therebetween. The...
6736460 Joint fitting for a vehicle seat with a forward tiltable seat back  
A joint fitting for a vehicle seat with a forward tiltable seat back. The joint fitting has a first fitting part, a second fitting part and a pivot joint pivotally joining these two fitting parts....
6733078 Two-position latch apparatus  
A seat latch mechanism accommodating a pair of seatback positions, comprising a housing, a latch assembly, and an actuation assembly operably supported by the housing and in operable communication...
6733076 Seatback recliner mechanism incorporating forward fold flat capability from any forward rearward reclined position  
A seatback recliner mechanism incorporated into a vehicle, the seat including a seat bottom and a pivotally engaged seatback. The recliner mechanism includes a pair of lower supports forming a...
6726282 Seat adjustment and dumping system with cable spool memory  
An adjustment mechanisms suited for vehicle seats, and particularly mechanisms that include a memory feature. The inventive adjustment system is of the type that provides a method of selecting a...
6726281 Vehicle seat equipped with a hinge mechanism  
A vehicle seat comprising a seat back mounted to pivot on a seat proper by means of first and second hinges, each of which is made up of two pivotally-mounted cheek plates that can be locked by...
6709051 Bar actuator for retractable headrest  
A motor vehicle seat frame assembly for moving a headrest between an extended position and a retracted position as the frame assembly pivots. The frame assembly comprises a seatback frame...
6705679 Multi-position latch apparatus and method  
A seat latch mechanism accommodating a plurality of seatback positions, comprising an upper housing and a lower housing whereby the lower housing includes a recess for a striker to pass...
6698837 Seat assembly with integrated recliner and floor-latch mechanism  
A seat recliner and latch includes a housing, an upper quadrant rotationally supported by the housing, a recliner mechanism supported by the housing and operably engaging the upper quadrant, a...