Lateral sliding seat

  • US 6,648,393 B1
  • Filed: 12/17/2002
  • Issued: 11/18/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/17/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A vehicle seat assembly comprising:

  • first and second rails configured for mounting transversely on a vehicle floor parallel to each other;

    a seat having rear and front supports with rollers configured for rolling engagement with the first and second rails, respectively, to facilitate lateral movement of the seat across the rails;

    said rear supports having a releasable rear clamping mechanism engageable with the first rail and releasable from the first rail to enable tumbling of the seat forward in the vehicle;

    said front supports having a releasable front clamping mechanism engageable with the second rail and releasable from the second rail to enable removal of the seat from the vehicle after said tumbling; and

    said seat being laterally movable across the rails when the front and rear clamping mechanisms are simultaneously at least partially released.

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