Seat connection mechanism

  • US 6,698,834 B2
  • Filed: 02/05/2002
  • Issued: 03/02/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/09/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A seat connection mechanism comprising:

  • a saddle bracket portion comprising an inner pivot channel, an occupied position stop, an unoccupied position stop, and an outer surface which extends between the occupied position stop and the unoccupied position stop;

    a pin portion comprising a pivot pin and a stop pin protruding therefrom;

    wherein the pivot pin and the stop pin are positioned such that, and are spaced apart by a distance such that, when said pin portion is angled with respect to said saddle bracket portion at an insertion angle, the stop pin is positionable adjacent to the outer surface of said saddle bracket portion and the pivot pin is insertable into and removable from the inner pivot channel, and such that when said pin portion is angled with respect to said saddle bracket portion at an angle other than the insertion angle, the pivot pin is retained in the inner pivot channel; and

    wherein once the pivot pin is inserted into the inner pivot channel, said pin portion is pivotable with respect to said saddle bracket portion from an occupied position where the stop pin abuts the occupied position stop to an unoccupied position where the stop pin abuts the unoccupied position stop.

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