Powered remote release actuator for a seat assembly

  • US 7,152,922 B2
  • Filed: 06/22/2004
  • Issued: 12/26/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/07/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A mechanism for a vehicle seat including a seat bottom supported by the vehicle and a seatback coupled to the seat bottom, said mechanism comprising:

  • a manually operable first adjustment mechanism connected to the vehicle seat and operable between a locked position and an unlocked position, said first adjustment mechanism comprising a recliner mechanism connected between the seatback and seat bottom of the vehicle seat;

    a second adjustment mechanism connected between the vehicle and the vehicle seat, said second adjustment mechanism comprising a floor-latch mechanism and operable between a locked position and an unlocked position; and

    a powered remote activation device coupled to said first adjustment mechanism and said second adjustment mechanism, said powered remote activation device including a motor and a transmission element operable to toggle said first adjustment mechanism into said unlocked position and to toggle said second adjustment mechanism into said unlocked position after said first adjustment mechanism is toggled into said unlocked position.

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