Vehicle Seat Assembly

Andrew Chatwin (Inventor), Oliver Grimes (Inventor), Christophe Bastien (Inventor)

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Abstract

The present disclosure relates to a vehicle seat assembly (1). The vehicle seat assembly includes a chassis (7) and a pivotally mounted backrest support (5). A recline control mechanism (26) having a pinion gear (28) and a drive rack (29,129) is provided to control the recline angle of the backrest support. The recline control mechanism having reaction means for maintaining engagement of the drive rack with the pinion gear. The recline control mechanism includes a deformable link (30) connected to the drive rack for controlling the transmittal of a force from the backrest support to the chassis. The present disclosure also relates to a vehicle incorporating a vehicle seat assembly.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberEP3344491 (A1)
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2018

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Chatwin, A., Grimes, O., & Bastien, C. (2018). Vehicle Seat Assembly. (Patent No. EP3344491 (A1) ).