Furniture member powered headrest rotation and release system

  • US 8,702,173 B2
  • Filed: 10/12/2010
  • Issued: 04/22/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/12/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A furniture member powered headrest operating system, comprising:

  • a headrest frame assembly rotatably connected to a furniture member seatback frame; and

    an actuation mechanism connected to the seatback frame, the actuation mechanism having a power actuated member connected to the headrest frame assembly operating to rotate the headrest frame assembly between a fully retracted to a fully forward rotated position;

    a biasing member connected to the furniture member seatback frame and the headrest frame assembly defining a biasing member axis of connection displaced with respect to a frame assembly axis of rotation to induce rotation of the headrest frame assembly from a biasing force of the biasing member, wherein the biasing force is created during rotation of the headrest frame assembly away from the fully retracted position and operates to bias the headrest frame assembly from the fully forward rotated position to the fully retracted position without an operating force of the actuation mechanism; and

    the seatback frame further including first and second seatback side members, the headrest frame including first and second rotational pins each rotatable connected to one of the first or second seatback side members, the first and second rotational pins defining a frame assembly axis of rotation.

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