Cellular cushion vehicle seat system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6623080
APP PUB NO 20030030319A1
SERIAL NO

10158311

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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, IL56

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Clapper, Dennis L Swansea, IL 17 378

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