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Chairs and seats

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12/04/2014 > 13 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories.

20140354018 - Convertible chair: A convertible chair includes a base frame, a seat connected to the base frame through first, second, and third legs, a back support connected to the seat via first and second support arms, and at least one hinge assembly interconnecting the chair components. A user can pivot the back support... Agent:

20140354019 - Lounge assemblies for supporting portable electronic devices: A lounge assembly for supporting a portable electronic device having a display screen in a viewable position, the assembly including a base, a hood including a wall structure that includes an internal surface that forms a substantially downwardly opening cavity, the cavity including a front portion and a rear portion,... Agent:

20140354020 - Leg restraint device for side-seated vehicle occupants: A leg restraint is provided for side-seated vehicle occupants, such as aircraft passengers, and includes a leg-restraining member mounted in proximity to a side-facing vehicle seat and is selectively moveable between a deployed, laterally-extending leg-protecting position and a retracted, non-leg interfering position.... Agent:

20140354021 - Child car seat and base: A car seat and base are provided for controlling movement of the car seat during deceleration of a vehicle in which the car seat and base are secured.... Agent: Baby Trend, Inc.

20140354022 - Child restraint system with automated installation: Provided is a child restraint system (CRS) with automated installation that provides automated feedback and control of seat installation angle, belt latching and tightening, and confirmation of correct install. The CRS utilizes sensors to monitor CRS base angle relative to level, confirm correct latching of the CRS to its base... Agent:

20140354023 - Seat slide apparatus for vehicle: A seat slide apparatus for a vehicle includes an upper rail configured to support a seat at an upper portion of the upper rail, a lower rail supporting the upper rail in a manner that the upper rail and the lower rail are movable relative to each other, and a... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140354024 - Method for producing a vehicle seat fitting: In a method for producing a vehicle seat fitting, in which a plain bearing bush (28) is pressed in the axial direction into a receptacle of a first fitting part (11), wherein the pressed-in plain bearing bush (28) has a radially protruding securing region (28b), the securing region (28b) is... Agent: Keiper Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140354025 - Vehicle seat: In a vehicle seat, a bracket contact member is fixed to a seat back frame and contacts support brackets in an initial use position, to suppress rearward tilting of a head rest with respect to the seat back frame. While suppressing rearward tilting, forward tilting of the head rest with... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140354026 - Armrest, in particular for office chairs: An armrest, in particular for office chairs, comprising a support bracket (16) connected to the chair, a tube (34) connected to the vertical part (24) of said bracket, and an arm support pad, characterised in that the tube presents at one end a flange (36) comprising rotation guides for a... Agent: Imarc S.p.a.

20140354027 - Vehicle seat and motor vehicle or utility motor vehicle: A vehicle seat comprising a seat part extending in the vehicle longitudinal direction (X) and in the vehicle transverse direction (Y) and including a backrest part is provided. The vehicle seat includes a seat substructure for suspending and/or damping at least the seat part with respect to the body of... Agent: Grammer Ag

20140354028 - Inflatable seat apparatus with padded seat topper, floor base and relief valve: An inflatable seat features an inflatable body having a cylindrical shape when inflated so as to visually approximate the shape of a drink can, and a seat topper situated atop the inflatable body. The seat topper features a padding layer disposed atop a base, which is of greater hardness and... Agent:

20140354029 - Seat cushion body and method of producing a seat cushion body: A seat cushion body and method of producing the same are provided. In a method of producing a seat cushion body, fiber material is inserted into a mold. Heat is supplied to the fibers to cause thermal activation of binding fibers, so as to effect thermal cross-linking. The resulting seat... Agent:

20140354030 - Vehicle seat and method for cushioning two spring parts which are movable relative to each other: The invention relates to a vehicle seat having a seat part extending in the vehicle lengthwise direction (X) and in the vehicle width direction (Y) and having a backrest part and a seat substructure for cushioning and/or damping at least the seat part with respect to a body of a... Agent: Grammer Ag

11/27/2014 > 23 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories.

20140346817 - Foldable chair: A foldable chair includes a seat frame unit, a leg frame unit, and a leg frame assembling unit. The leg frame unit includes two leg frames and is pivotable relative to the seat frame unit to change between an unfolded use state and a folded state. The leg frame assembling... Agent: Chin Jwu Enterprise Co., Ltd.

20140346818 - Folding chair: The present application provides a folding chair including a first backrest tube, on which a first through-hole bracket is sleeved; a second backrest tube, on which a second through-hole bracket is sleeved; a first connecting component connecting the first backrest tube and the second backrest tube; a first intersecting tube... Agent: Zhejiang Hengfeng Top Leisure Co., Ltd.

20140346819 - Vehicular seat: To obtain a vehicular seat with which the expansion and deployment of expanding portions can be completed in a short amount of time. A vehicular seat has: a seat cushion; a first expanding portion that is provided in the seat cushion on one side thereof with respect to a seat... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140346820 - Seat and its use: A seat has a sitting surface and a back surface completely covered with an arrangement including first, second, and third layers. The first layer is formed of a seat material or leather and has a first side facing a user and a second side facing away from the user. The... Agent: Sympatex Technologies Gmbh

20140346821 - Salon belt system: A belt system is designed for use by salon workers to manage a variety of the heavy and/or bulky containers and implements used for cutting, coloring, perms, hair treatments, and any other table-free cosmetologist operation. The belt system can be a worn belt system that can be removably secured about... Agent:

20140346822 - Adjustable seat and support system: An improved system to raise and lower a seat by a simplified parallelogram motion. By replacing two of the links of a parallelogram seat lift system with an arc, space and material can be saved to fit and adjustable seat on a ATV. The system can be useful on many... Agent:

20140346823 - Vehicle seat back haptic alert systems and methods: A vehicle seat assembly is provided. The assembly includes a seat back member and a haptic alert assembly. The haptic alert assembly includes a first actuator incorporated into the seat back member. The first actuator is configured to generate at least a first portion of a haptic alert.... Agent:

20140346824 - Rapid drying buoyant cushion and floatation device: A rapid drying inflatable cushion for floating on water includes an inflatable element surrounded by a covering. The covering includes a top side adapted for the user and a bottom side made from a mesh adapted to interface with the water. The covering includes a sidewall, the sidewall has a... Agent:

20140346825 - Double folding seat for a vehicle: The invention relates to a double folding seat for a vehicle, particularly a public transportation vehicle such as a bus or a train, with a bench seat positioned in the direction of travel of the vehicle that has a backrest and a seating surface that can be folded between a... Agent: Franz Kiel Gmbh

20140346826 - Infant restraint system: An infant restraint system includes: a back rest portion; a seat portion connected to a lower portion of the back rest portion swingably between an in-use and storage position; upper side position regulating portions formed on a left and right portion of an upper portion of the back rest surface;... Agent:

20140346827 - Lumbar support apparatus: A lumbar support apparatus includes a curved plate which is provided to a seat-back frame so that the upper part of the curved plate is rotatable in the vertical direction, and which is deformable in the direction in which a seated person's lumbar spine is pressed; a curved-plate deformation-amount adjustment... Agent:

20140346828 - Passenger seat: Describes are passenger seats including a seat pan assembly with a reclining mechanism, a seat back pivotally coupled to the aft end of the seat pan assembly, and a lumbar mechanism coupled to the seat back and/or the seat pan assembly. As examples, the seat pan assembly includes at least... Agent:

20140346829 - Seat for vehicles: The present invention relates to a seat for vehicles, comprising a backrest part with a support frame and a respective lining; a seat part; and a chassis to which the support frame of the backrest part is firmly attached and to which the seat part is attached such that it... Agent: Fabricacion Asientos Vehiculos Industriales, S.a.

20140346830 - Vehicle seat: Links are provided, each between one of the side frames of the seat cushion and the support member, and can be swung. A band extends at a substantially center part of the seat cushion and between the side frames, and is provided beneath the seat pad. One end of the... Agent: Tachi-s Co., Ltd.

20140346831 - Chair adjustment mechanism: The chair adjustment mechanism, attached beneath a chair arm, has a housing and four walls forming an interior closed space. A closing bottom wall has a longitudinal guide slot. A longitudinal continuous serpentine adjustment cam surface. A cam follower on an adjustment plate moves on the cam surface in the... Agent:

20140346832 - Fitting system for a vehicle seat: A fitting system for a vehicle seat, has at least one fitting (10) which has a first fitting part (11) and a second fitting part (12), which can be interlocked and rotated relative to one another around an axis (A), transmission bar (7), the rotation of which unlocks the fitting... Agent:

20140346834 - Lounge chair with headrest: A lounge chair with headrest may include a chair frame that may include a head section and a bottom section. A plurality of legs may be attached to the chair frame. A headrest frame may include at least one headrest frame support that may be removably connected to at least... Agent: Spine Comforts LLC

20140346833 - Seat assembly: A number of variations may include a product including a seat assembly comprising a seat bottom assembly including a first attachment feature for attaching a headrest to the seat bottom assembly.... Agent:

20140346835 - Standing support apparatus: A standing support apparatus for a standing person, comprising: a mounting platform, for mounting the seat to a pedestal; a back support, configured for contacting a standing person; a first arm terminating in a first personal retention hook; and a second arm terminating in a second personal retention hook, wherein... Agent:

20140346836 - Auto-inflatable cushion to assist movement: An inflatable mobility assistant is an inflatable cushion that starts flat and inflates into in the shape of a wedge, giving a user, such as a senior, enough upward and forward momentum and/or movement to stand up on their own. Variations can be used for exiting a bed, sitting down,... Agent:

20140346837 - Vehicle seat cushion with inflatable support: A cushion is adapted to set on a seat pan included in a vehicle seat. The cushion includes an inflatable air bag in, for example, a lumbar-support device.... Agent:

20140346838 - Bicycle backrest: The device is a backrest for a bicycle that consists of three main parts. The backrest: a padded rectangular shaped device that attaches horizontally to a thick walled vertical post, that transverses downward at a 55° angle and is coupled with a thick walled cylindrical mounting bracket. The mounting bracket... Agent:

20140346839 - Manual control component for an electrically adjustable piece of furniture and electrically adjustable piece of seating furniture: A manual control component (100) for an electrically adjustable piece of furniture comprises a housing (110) and a switch element (120) with an upper part (130) that features a flat, upwardly directed control panel (132) with a first and a second control surface (134, 136), as well as a lower... Agent: Logicdata Electronic & Software Entwicklungs Gmbh

11/20/2014 > 21 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories.

20140339858 - Cable actuators and cable actuated apparatuses and systems: A cable actuator includes a housing and a cam disposed in the housing. The cam includes a first cable retaining portion and a second cable retaining portion. The cam is movable between a first position in which the first cable retaining portion is in an actuated position and the second... Agent:

20140339859 - Portable folding chair with adjustable legs: A folding quad-style chair has a folding frame including four legs each having a leg tube, and a fabric seating section attached to the frame. An extension is telescopically extendable from each leg tube. A locking device is provided with each extension for releasably locking each extension into a fixed... Agent:

20140339860 - Composite chair: A composite chair includes a stationary seat and a movable portion installed on the stationary seat. The stationary seat includes at least one first carrying portion and two first tracks. The movable portion includes a second carrying portion and a linkage mechanism connected to the stationary seat and second carrying... Agent: Keysheen Industry(shanghai) Co., Ltd.

20140339861 - Rotatable tray with an angle adjusting function: A rotatable tray is installed on a child seat for accommodating a container, and the rotatable tray includes a platform, a fixing base, a positioning base, a resilient component and a supporting base. The platform includes a communicating chamber, and the fixing base is fixed in the communicating chamber. The... Agent:

20140339862 - Stowable baby seat and methods: An infant chair includes a frame having a seat portion and a base portion that are pivotally connected to each other so as to be movable between an expanded position and a collapsed position. A locking mechanism is operable to lock the frame in the expanded position. Further, a cover... Agent: The Boppy Company, LLC

20140339863 - Device for selectively controlling and reducing the backward displacement of a vehicle seat in the event of an accident: A device for selectively monitoring and reducing a backward displacement of a vehicle seat in the event of an accident, having at least one stop element (4) which arranged on a pair (1) of seat rails and has a stop face (5) which is inclined with respect to a longitudinal... Agent: Johnson Controls Metals Mechanisms Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140339864 - Vehicle seats: Embodiments of the present invention may include a vehicle seat having a seatback and a headrest. The headrest has a first headrest portion, a second headrest portion and an elastic portion. The first headrest portion is connected to the seatback. The second headrest portion is arranged closer to an occupant... Agent: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha

20140339865 - Vehicle seat with a deformation device: A vehicle seat with a seat part and a backrest structure is provided. The seat part includes a first seat component, at which a second seat component connected with the backrest structure is fixed, when the backrest structure is present in a proper position of use. A deformation device with... Agent:

20140339866 - Energy absorbing seat mechanism: A system includes a shear member and an energy absorber. The shear member is configured to couple a seat portion to a base structure of a vehicle. The shear member is configured to sustain a first load without fracture and configured to inelastically deform under a second load. The second... Agent:

20140339867 - Infant care apparatus: An infant care apparatus includes a base; a drive mechanism disposed on the base; a controller electronically coupled to the drive mechanism; and a support device coupled to the drive mechanism. The support device is configured to be moved in both a horizontal and vertical direction relative to the base... Agent:

20140339868 - Hidden front passenger seat head restraint for improved visability: An interior arrangement for a vehicle including a front passenger seat having a head restraint, a rear seat, seat occupant sensors fitted to said seats, a head restraint position sensor, a motor for moving the head restraint between its functional position and its lowered position, and a central controller operatively... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140339869 - Vehicle seat, in particular for utility vehicles, with a seat part and a backrest and functions that can be used together: The invention relates to a vehicle seat, in particular for utility vehicles, with a seat part, a backrest and a lower part, in relation to which an upper part carrying the seat part and the backrest is resiliently mounted, the seat part being rotatably mounted in relation to the upper... Agent: Grammer Ag

20140339870 - Seat furniture, more especially office swivel chair: Seat furniture is provided that includes a seat and a backrest support which are mounted on a support member, the backrest support being pivotal about a horizontal pivot axis, and an energy accumulator which is tensioned when the seat is subjected to a load and acts on the backrest support,... Agent:

20140339871 - Power seat with complete manual walk-in system: A seat including a power recliner, a power slide mechanism, a seat back; and a walk-in lever that releases the power recliner so that the seat back may rotate. The seat configured so that rotation of the seat back after being released by the walk-in lever in a forward direction... Agent: Aisin Technical Center Of America, Inc.

20140339872 - Vehicle vibration device, vehicle seat and vehicle cab: The invention relates to a vehicle vibration device of a vehicle seat or of a vehicle cab, comprising a lower part and an upper part which can be deflected relative to this lower part, in which device the upper part and the lower part are interconnected in a spring-loaded manner... Agent: Grammer Ag

20140339873 - Adjustable seat for a motor vehicle: A seat (1) for a vehicle having a seating (2), said vehicle having a vehicle floor (101), said seating (2) having a first flank (6) and a second flank (7), on opposite sides with respect to the seating (2), said seating (2) further having a lower face (45) facing at... Agent:

20140339874 - Adjustment drive of a motor vehicle seat: An adjustment drive of a motor vehicle seat is provided, the adjustment drive, having a control pinion. The control pinion, in the event of a collision, is subjected to a torque which acts from the structure of the motor vehicle seat. Overload protection is provided for an adjustment drive of... Agent:

20140339875 - Headrest structure and headrest device: A headrest structure and a headrest device, including a bottom plate provided at a lower face of a headrest, and provided with an elongated hole extending in a seat front-rear direction through which a stay is inserted, a guide sheet having the same width as that of the elongated hole,... Agent: Nhk Spring Co., Ltd.

20140339876 - Armrest extensions for vehicles: An armrest extension is provided to extend a length of an existing armrest of a seat. In so doing, the armrest extension provides additional support to a user's arm, beyond the existing armrest. In addition, the armrest extension can be coupled to either a right or left armrest of the... Agent:

20140339877 - Collapsible arm support: A collapsible arm support device and/or method of providing the same. The arm support device is changeable between a collapsed configuration and a deployed (expanded) configuration. The device, when placed between arms of a seat in the deployed configuration provides a comfortable and convenient support for the users arms. The... Agent: Reposer, Inc.

20140339878 - Base net and seat structure: A base net for a back is formed from a three-dimensional stereoscopic knit, and has a configuration in which seams for bringing a pair of ground knitted fabrics thereof to close to each other in a thickness direction are partially provided, predetermined preliminary compression is applied in the thickness direction... Agent: Delta Tooling Co., Ltd.

11/13/2014 > 17 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.

20140333098 - Lockout mechanism for foldable head rest: A vehicle seat that is foldable includes a lockout mechanism to prevent movement of a head rest to a folded position if an occupant is present in the vehicle seat. In response to pivoting of a back rest relative to a bottom seat cushion, the head rest normally moves to... Agent: Kongsberg Automotive, Inc.

20140333099 - Linkage mechanism and reclining chair having same: The invention discloses a linkage mechanism and a reclining chair having the same. The linkage mechanism has a forward mounting pivot for attaching the actuator to the footrest linkage and a rearward mounting unit for attaching the actuator to the lever link. The lever link is pivotally connected to the... Agent: Hhc Changzhou Inc

20140333100 - Aircraft seating assembly with reduced spacing: An aircraft seating assembly having a back support, a seat bottom, a connection frame, and a convertible armrest. The width of the back support being such that, when two back supports are placed adjacent, the gap between adjacent sides is minor. The convertible armrest having a design which allows the... Agent: Encore Interiors, Inc.

20140333101 - Ventilation system: The present invention is drawn to a ventilation system for a “climate object”, in particular all components with which the user of a vehicle may come in contact in a passenger compartment such as, for example, a steering mechanism for a vehicle, a dashboard, an armrest, a door paneling, a... Agent:

20140333102 - In bicycle seat: Among other things, a compliant element is configured to attach a seat of a device on which a user pedals to a frame of the device. The compliant element has a stiffness that is small enough to permit substantially unimpeded rocking of the seat relative to the frame in a... Agent:

20140333103 - Seat assistance system, seat assistance method, and safety seat: A seat assistance method includes obtaining the inclined angle of a vehicle detected by a gyroscope. The method then determines if the obtained inclined angle of the vehicle is greater than a preset value. Next, the method controls a driving device to drive a seat to rotate towards a center... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

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20140333105 - Safety seat for pregnant mother: A passenger seat and safety belt system in accordance with the principles of the invention provides a comfortable seat having two straps that adjustably and safely restrain the passenger. A restraining mechanism, for example a buckle, may cross over the chest just above the nipple line connecting the two straps.... Agent:

20140333106 - Carrier for infant car seat: A carrier for an infant car seat includes a lower support unit, two pairs of position adjusting units connected with the lower support unit, two pairs of angle adjusting units connected with the position adjusting units, and a pair of upper support bars connected with the angle adjusting units. An... Agent:

20140333107 - Seat cushion device: A seat cushion device capable of adjusting hardness of a seat cushion including a seating surface, on which a user is seated, includes a recessed part that is formed in a back surface of the seating surface in the seat cushion, a left plate that faces a back surface of... Agent: Ud Trucks Corporation

20140333108 - Item of seating furniture and fitting therefore: The movement mechanism is designed for transferring the leg unit from the storage position into the use position. The movement mechanism has an intermediate support displaceable in relation to the seat unit or the base via a first pivoting guide. The pivoting guide has a first rear pivot lever between... Agent:

20140333109 - Headrest fastening system: A headrest for use with a vehicle seat that includes a first and second headrest components; and a fastening system for fastening the headrest components together, the fastening system including a male member and female member, the male member including a body defining a release channel configured to accommodate a... Agent: Lear Corporation

20140333110 - Head and neck protection apparatus for vehicle: A head and neck protection apparatus for vehicle according to the present invention is attached to a vehicle seat, provided with a fixed frame having a mounting stay, a swing frame swingably connected with respect to the fixed frame, and a lock stopper for locking the swing frame with respect... Agent:

20140333111 - Seating furniture structure and item of seating furniture: The tension cord control system includes adjacent deflection elements, wherein a tension cord of the tension cord control system is guided alternatingly deflected in opposite directions over the deflection elements, and a deflection element is dislocatably retained and is in operative connection to the pivot mechanism of the guiding part... Agent:

20140333112 - Rain ready cushion: A portable seat cushion comprising: an outer surface; a four sides, where three sides are sealed by stitching and one side includes a slot; a hook and loop fastener, where the fastener seals the slot in a close position; two foam pads within an inner compartment of the cushion; and... Agent:

20140333114 - Fitting for a vehicle seat, and vehicle seat: A fitting (5) for a vehicle seat, in particular for a motor vehicle seat, includes a first fitting part (7), a second fitting part (8) that can be rotated relative to the first fitting part (7) about an axis (A), a drivable eccentric (11), rotatably supported about the axis (A),... Agent:

20140333113 - Vehicle seat supporting device: To reinforce, with a reinforcing member, a foot bracket which supports a seat on a vehicle body floor, and to suppress increase in a size of the foot bracket due to use of the reinforcing member, left and right end portions of the reinforcing member for reinforcing the foot bracket... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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