US Patent No: 6,623,080

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Cellular cushion vehicle seat system

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Abstract

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An improved vehicle seat assembly for mounting on the frame of a vehicle driver's seat including a polymer support plate attached to the frame, a polyurethane foam base on the support, an inflatable air cell cushion on the base and an elastic cover. The inflatable air cell cushion includes individual inflation zones each comprised of individual interconnected inflation cells. The zones are normally isolated from each other. A center zone having a preset inflation pressure is positioned under the ischial area of the driver. Front, back and side bolster zones provide front-to-back and side-to-side support. The individual air cells of the center zone are interconnected by a serpentine airflow path of reduced area to enhance the vibration and shock absorption characteristics of the zone.

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  • ROHO, INC.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Clapper, Dennis L Swansea, IL 17 357

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (27)
4,541,136 Multicell cushion 126 1983
4,698,864 Cellular cushion 143 1985
* 5,029,939 Alternating pressure pad car seat 49 1989
5,007,676 Quick detachable vehicle seat cover 23 1989
5,152,023 Cellular cushion having sealed cells 84 1990
* 5,035,016 Air-mat apparatus 34 1990
5,193,237 Pneumatic wheel chair cushion for reducing ischemic injury 28 1991
5,052,068 Contoured seat cushion 127 1991
5,269,589 Snap lock fitting for automotive seat backs 27 1991
5,163,196 Zoned cellular cushion with flexible flaps containing inflating manifold 118 1991
5,265,933 Continuous loop seat cover fastening system 23 1992
5,369,828 Inflatable cushion with upstanding pyramidal air cells 89 1993
* 5,419,612 Inflatable seat assembly 34 1993
* 5,487,197 Pneumatic wheelchair cushion 35 1994
5,561,875 Vacuum/heat formed cushion supported on a fluid permeable manifold 109 1994
5,538,326 Flexible unitary seat shell 12 1994
5,596,781 Vacuum/heat formed cushion with pyramidal, inflatable cells 106 1995
5,749,111 Gelatinous cushions with buckling columns 88 1996
5,715,695 Air conditioned seat 75 1996
5,994,450 Gelatinous elastomer and methods of making and using the same and articles made therefrom 155 1997
6,026,527 Gelatinous cushions with buckling columns 104 1997
* 5,839,140 Inflatable wheelchair cushion and methods of manufacturing and use 46 1997
* 6,122,785 Air pad 36 1998
6,413,458 Process for forming gelatinous elastomer materials 106 1999
RE37026 Pivot assembly for a structured vehicle seat 7 1999
2005/0202,782 Communication method, communication system, and commuincation device 4 2003
2005/0202,782 Communication method, communication system, and commuincation device 4 2003
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (116)
* 6,782,573 Body supporting, serial inflating seat 13 2002
* 2002/0108,180 Body supporting, serial inflating seat 0 2002
* 6,901,617 Multi-layer cushion and cover 107 2003
* 2003/0205,920 Multi-layer cushion and cover 5 2003
* 7,434,282 Cellular cushions and methods of fabricating 8 2003
* 6,966,233 Dual interdigitated chamber seat bladder for occupant position and weight estimation 3 2003
* 2005/0072,250 DUAL INTERDIGITATED CHAMBER SEAT BLADDER FOR OCCUPANT POSITION AND WEIGHT ESTIMATION 0 2003
* 8,157,325 Chair back rest with improved resilience and support 1 2003
* 2005/0172,412 Inflatable device for adjusting the support and comfort of a mattress 8 2004
* 2005/0017,565 Office chair with inflatable cellular insert 5 2004
* 2005/0120,483 Heat diffusing cushion or mattress 1 2004
* 7,063,386 Passenger seat with tilting seat bottom 14 2004
* 2005/0179,294 Passenger seat with tilting seat bottom 1 2004
* 2005/0151,410 Chair with inflatable cellular insert 35 2005
7,392,557 Cushion with group of mutually inflatable and deflatable cells and system for selectively isolating one or more cells from the group for independent inflation and deflation 5 2005
* 7,393,051 Seat with adjustable omnidirectional suspension 2 2005
* 2006/0238,014 Seat with adjustable omnidirectional suspension 1 2005
7,883,478 Patient support having real time pressure control 9 2005
7,557,718 Lack of patient movement monitor and method 32 2005
* 2007/0235,036 Patient support 7 2005
* 2006/0075,559 Patient support having real time pressure control 14 2005
* 2005/0273,940 Lack of patient movement monitor and method 18 2005
* 2005/0198,737 Hydraulic lift apparatus for a patient support 0 2005
7,350,251 Cellular cushion 23 2005
* 2007/0011,815 Cellular cushion 1 2005
7,469,432 Method and apparatus for improving air flow under a patient 26 2005
* 2006/0080,778 Method and apparatus for improving air flow under a patient 7 2005
7,698,765 Patient support 13 2006
7,469,436 Pressure relief surface 20 2006
7,536,739 Therapeutic mattress 8 2006
8,698,509 Proximity sensor 0 2006
8,844,079 Pressure control for a hospital bed 0 2006
8,745,788 System and method for controlling an air mattress 1 2006
7,587,776 Dynamic therapy bed system 15 2006
* 2007/0070,684 Dynamic therapy bed system 6 2006
7,509,698 Therapeutic mattress 7 2007
* 7,455,355 User adjustable motorcycle seat cushion with independently inflatable and deflatable ischial support cell and gluteous support cell 1 2007
* 2007/0277,320 Conforming Air Cell Design and Method of Manufacture 9 2007
D592456 Drinking container 26 2008
D581727 Drinking container lid 30 2008
7,681,265 Cellular cushion 18 2008
* 2008/0196,166 CELLULAR CUSHION 6 2008
* 8,157,321 Cushion presenter system 0 2008
* 2008/0238,164 Cushion presenter system 1 2008
D592905 Water bottle lid 29 2008
D592913 Water bottle 71 2008
* 7,635,161 Seat with adjustable omnidirectional suspension 1 2008
* 2008/0224,506 Seat With Adjustable Omnidirectional Suspension 1 2008
7,712,164 Method and apparatus for improving air flow under a patient 13 2008
* 2009/0106,907 Method and Apparatus For Improving Air Flow Under A Patient 18 2008
7,937,791 Pressure relief surface 14 2008
* 7,648,198 Adjustable seat cushion 0 2009
7,716,766 Therapeutic mattress 2 2009
7,973,666 Graphical patient movement monitor 5 2009
* 7,996,940 Custom therapeutic seat cushion 3 2009
8,910,334 Patient support 2 2009
* 2010/0175,196 PATIENT SUPPORT 9 2009
* 2010/0146,709 PATIENT SUPPORT 3 2009
8,146,191 Patient support 5 2009
D643665 Inflatable seat cushion 3 2010
D646100 Inflatable cushion insert 3 2010
D648168 Inflatable seat cushion 2 2010
D647343 Inflatable seat cushion 2 2010
D647344 Inflatable seat cushion 2 2010
D647345 Inflatable seat cushion 2 2010
D646101 Inflatable seat cushion 1 2010
D645284 Inflatable seat cushion 3 2010
D645285 Inflatable seat cushion 2 2010
D650214 Inflatable cushion insert 2 2010
D647346 Inflatable cushion insert 2 2010
D647347 Inflatable cushion insert 4 2010
D647348 Inflatable cushion insert 5 2010
D647349 Inflatable cushion insert 4 2010
D656787 Beverage container 33 2010
D656360 Lid for beverage container 22 2010
* 8,827,371 Vehicle seat cushion with inflatable support 2 2010
* 2012/0280,554 VEHICLE SEAT CUSHION WITH INFLATABLE SUPPORT 1 2010
9,010,864 Wheelchair back mounting assembly 1 2011
8,856,992 Patient/invalid handling support 1 2011
8,832,885 Patient/invalid handling support 1 2011
8,397,326 Patient/invalid handling support 4 2011
8,616,603 Operator ride enhancement system 1 2011
8,196,240 Pressure relief surface 1 2011
* 2011/0209,287 PROXIMITY SENSOR 3 2011
D658396 Motorcycle seat cushion 2 2011
8,590,731 Travel container having drinking orifice and vent aperture 2 2011
* 2012/0090,095 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR FABRICATING CELLULAR CUSHIONS 4 2011
D673785 Motorcycle pillion cushion 3 2011
D672569 Motorcycle operator's seat cushion 1 2011
8,973,186 Optimization of the operation of a patient-support apparatus based on patient response 2 2011
D700012 Lid for beverage container 13 2012
D699509 Lid for beverage container 4 2012
8,727,176 Seal mechanism for beverage container 1 2012
* 2013/0104,312 MATTRESS WITH CAPACITIVE IMMERSION CONTROL 2 2012
8,844,762 Travel beverage container 3 2012
D696073 Beverage container 8 2012
D693629 Beverage container 1 2012
D693630 Beverage container 5 2012
* 9,038,221 Cellular cushions including support material and methods of fabricating same 0 2013
9,192,237 Seat back, seating apparatus and method 0 2013
* 8,979,207 Seat cushion and seating apparatus using the same, and kit 1 2013
* 2014/0054,948 SEAT CUSHION AND SEATING APPARATUS USING THE SAME, AND KIT 1 2013
* 8,910,331 Cushion for preventing pressure sore 0 2013
* 2014/0020,185 CUSHION FOR PREVENTING PRESSURE SORE 2 2013
* 2014/0020,186 PRESSURE-REGULATABLE PRESSURE SORES PREVENTION CUSHION 0 2013
D742684 Lid for travel beverage container 0 2013
9,095,233 Travel container having drinking orifice and vent aperture 0 2013
* 8,991,904 Operator ride enhancement system 0 2013
* 2014/0084,616 Operator Ride Enhancement System 1 2013
8,863,979 Seal mechanism for beverage container 3 2013
* 2014/0345,058 Pressure Monitoring and Management Cushion System And Method Of Use 0 2014
D748943 Lid for beverage container 0 2014
9,278,633 Vehicle seat cushion with inflatable support 0 2014
* 2015/0074,881 MOTORCYCLE UNDERWEAR SEAT PADS 0 2014
* 9,198,522 Cushion device for an exercising apparatus 0 2014
D754990 Bolster cushion 0 2014
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