Pivot assembly for a structured vehicle seat

  • US RE37,026 E1
  • Filed: 12/01/1999
  • Issued: 01/23/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/01/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A structured vehicle seat, comprising:

  • a lower seat structure;

    a seatback frame defining an upwardly extending channel;

    a safety belt restraint system mounted to and carried by the structured vehicle seat; and

    a pivot assembly interconnecting said seatback frame to said lower seat structure, said pivot assembly including a rotatable connector member unitarily constructed of aluminum and having a seatback mounting portion fixedly interconnected to the seatback frame and a seat mounting portion pivotally interconnected to the lower seat structure, said seatback mounting portion of said pivot assembly extending within said upwardly extending channel;

    said seatback mounting portion of said rotatable connector member includes a pair of spaced apertures which align with a pair of correspondingly spaced apertures in said seatback frame for receiving a pair of fasteners to interconnect said seatback mounting portion and said seatback frame; and

    whereby said pivot assembly is operative for interconnecting said seatback frame to said lower seat structure such that the seatback frame is selectively adjustable to a plurality of angular positions.

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