US Patent Application No: 2003/0057,749

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Video seating system for a vehicle

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A seat (22) for mounting in a vehicle generally includes an entire video recording system (20). The video recording system (20) has a camera (40) extending above the seat (22) and mounted, via a support (42), to a back frame (26) of the seat (22). The camera (40) is spaced from the headrest (29) and is preferably close to the longitudinal centerline of the vehicle. An audio receiver (48) and controller (80) are mounted in the seat back (28), while a recorder (68) and display unit (54) are mounted to the seat bottom (32). A power and communications wire bundle (82) is disposed to connect the recording system (20) to the vehicle's systems. The recording system (20) may include a mechanism for limiting access to the videotape and a mechanism for heating and cooling the recorder.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
LEAR CORPORATIONSOUTHFIELD, MI1285

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Buono, Robert A Manchester, MI 3 23

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
AUDIOVOX CORPORATION (5)
7,679,578 Headrest mountable video system 11 2003
7,954,894 Headrest mountable video system 7 2005
7,791,586 Entertainment system mountable in a vehicle seat 6 2006
7,780,231 Entertainment system mountable in a vehicle seat and methods for mounting and displaying same 6 2006
7,909,397 In-vehicle docking station for a portable media player 7 2007
 
ULTIMATE GAME CHAIR (2)
7,125,074 Video game chair 9 2004
7,273,251 Video game chair 5 2006
 
VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (2)
8,400,572 Interchangeable switch assembly for media device 0 2007
8,447,174 Portable video system 0 2009
 
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC (1)
7,040,699 Stowable seat mounted display screen 10 2003
 
LEAR CORPORATION (1)
7,845,723 Electrical docking station 0 2005
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
7,232,265 Seat with articulating camera support 2 2004
8,132,856 Seating furniture with media storage 1 2009