US Patent No: 6,623,080

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Cellular cushion vehicle seat system

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20030030319

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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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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ROHO, INC.BELLEVILLE, IL66

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Clapper, Dennis L Swansea, IL 21 298

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ROHO, INC. (5)
5,152,023 Cellular cushion having sealed cells 79 1990
5,052,068 Contoured seat cushion 120 1991
5,369,828 Inflatable cushion with upstanding pyramidal air cells 80 1993
5,561,875 Vacuum/heat formed cushion supported on a fluid permeable manifold 102 1994
5,596,781 Vacuum/heat formed cushion with pyramidal, inflatable cells 96 1995
 
EDIZONE, LC (4)
5,749,111 Gelatinous cushions with buckling columns 76 1996
5,994,450 Gelatinous elastomer and methods of making and using the same and articles made therefrom 130 1997
6,026,527 Gelatinous cushions with buckling columns 93 1997
6,413,458 Process for forming gelatinous elastomer materials 86 1999
 
ROBERT H. GRAEBE REVOCABLE TRUST, DATED 7/14/97 (3)
4,541,136 Multicell cushion 117 1983
4,698,864 Cellular cushion 132 1985
5,163,196 Zoned cellular cushion with flexible flaps containing inflating manifold 107 1991
 
SONY CORPORATION (2)
2005/0202,782 Communication method, communication system, and commuincation device 3 2003
2005/0202,782 Communication method, communication system, and commuincation device 3 2003
 
AirSports, Technology L.L.C. (1)
6,122,785 Air pad 25 1998
 
BERTRAND FAURE LTD. (1)
5,269,589 Snap lock fitting for automotive seat backs 26 1991
 
FISHER DYNAMICS CORPORATION (1)
RE37026 Pivot assembly for a structured vehicle seat 6 1999
 
GEOMARINE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,839,140 Inflatable wheelchair cushion and methods of manufacturing and use 43 1997
 
GLOBAL ACCESSORIES, INC. (1)
5,265,933 Continuous loop seat cover fastening system 21 1992
 
INNOVENTOR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,487,197 Pneumatic wheelchair cushion 34 1994
 
JASON INCORPORATED (1)
5,538,326 Flexible unitary seat shell 10 1994
 
LEAR CORPORATION (1)
5,029,939 Alternating pressure pad car seat 47 1989
 
NITTO KOHKI CO., LTD. (1)
5,035,016 Air-mat apparatus 32 1990
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
5,007,676 Quick detachable vehicle seat cover 18 1989
5,193,237 Pneumatic wheel chair cushion for reducing ischemic injury 26 1991
5,419,612 Inflatable seat assembly 27 1993
5,715,695 Air conditioned seat 70 1996

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ROHO, INC. (19)
6,901,617 Multi-layer cushion and cover 83 2003
8,698,509 Proximity sensor 0 2006
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 1 2010
D647346 Inflatable cushion insert 2 2010
D647347 Inflatable cushion insert 3 2010
D647348 Inflatable cushion insert 4 2010
D647349 Inflatable cushion insert 3 2010
D658396 Motorcycle seat cushion 1 2011
D673785 Motorcycle pillion cushion 2 2011
D672569 Motorcycle operator's seat cushion 1 2011
 
IGNITE USA, LLC (15)
D592456 Drinking container 19 2008
D581727 Drinking container lid 23 2008
D592905 Water bottle lid 21 2008
D592913 Water bottle 45 2008
D656787 Beverage container 20 2010
D656360 Lid for beverage container 14 2010
8,590,731 Travel container having drinking orifice and vent aperture 0 2011
D700012 Lid for beverage container 0 2012
D699509 Lid for beverage container 1 2012
8,727,176 Seal mechanism for beverage container 0 2012
8,844,762 Travel beverage container 0 2012
D696073 Beverage container 0 2012
D693629 Beverage container 0 2012
D693630 Beverage container 0 2012
8,863,979 Seal mechanism for beverage container 0 2013
 
HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. (12)
7,883,478 Patient support having real time pressure control 6 2005
7,557,718 Lack of patient movement monitor and method 24 2005
7,469,432 Method and apparatus for improving air flow under a patient 18 2005
7,698,765 Patient support 9 2006
7,469,436 Pressure relief surface 14 2006
8,844,079 Pressure control for a hospital bed 0 2006
8,745,788 System and method for controlling an air mattress 0 2006
7,712,164 Method and apparatus for improving air flow under a patient 6 2008
7,937,791 Pressure relief surface 9 2008
7,973,666 Graphical patient movement monitor 2 2009
8,146,191 Patient support 2 2009
8,196,240 Pressure relief surface 1 2011
 
KREG MEDICAL, INC. (4)
7,536,739 Therapeutic mattress 6 2006
7,587,776 Dynamic therapy bed system 10 2006
7,509,698 Therapeutic mattress 6 2007
7,716,766 Therapeutic mattress 2 2009
 
STAR CUSHION PRODUCTS, INC. (3)
7,434,282 Cellular cushions and methods of fabricating 3 2003
7,350,251 Cellular cushion 23 2005
7,681,265 Cellular cushion 18 2008
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (3)
8,856,992 Patient/invalid handling support 0 2011
8,832,885 Patient/invalid handling support 0 2011
8,397,326 Patient/invalid handling support 1 2011
 
AIR SEAT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
7,393,051 Seat with adjustable omnidirectional suspension 2 2005
7,635,161 Seat with adjustable omnidirectional suspension 0 2008
 
AQUILA CORPORATION OF WISCONSIN (1)
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 3 2005
 
Aquilla Corporation of Wisconsin (1)
7,455,355 User adjustable motorcycle seat cushion with independently inflatable and deflatable ischial support cell and gluteous support cell 1 2007
 
BE AEROSPACE, INC. (1)
7,063,386 Passenger seat with tilting seat bottom 13 2004
 
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,966,233 Dual interdigitated chamber seat bladder for occupant position and weight estimation 3 2003
 
FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE SEATING, LLC (1)
8,827,371 Vehicle seat cushion with inflatable support 0 2010
 
HNI TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
8,157,325 Chair back rest with improved resilience and support 0 2003
 
LEGGETT & PLATT CANADA CO. (1)
8,157,321 Cushion presenter system 0 2008
 
The Raymond Corporation (1)
8,616,603 Operator ride enhancement system 0 2011
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (1)
7,996,940 Custom therapeutic seat cushion 1 2009
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
6,782,573 Body supporting, serial inflating seat 12 2002
7,648,198 Adjustable seat cushion 0 2009

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