Vehicle seat and headrest arrangement

  • US 5,795,019 A
  • Filed: 04/11/1997
  • Issued: 08/18/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/09/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A vehicle seat and headrest arrangement comprising a seat back frame having an upper part and a lower part, the upper part of the seat back frame comprising a cross-frame member and an upper portion of a pair of spaced side members, and the lower part of the seat back frame including at least a lower portion of the pair of spaced side members;

  • a headrest mounted on the cross-frame member;

    an impact plate positioned between the side members of the lower part and secured to the upper part;

    pivot hinges connecting the upper part with the lower part and defining a pivot axis about which the upper part and the headrest can pivot in a forward direction, and in which the impact plate can pivot in a rearward direction, from a normal position; and

    spring means biasing the upper part, the headrest and the impact plate to their normal position.

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