US Patent No: 7,775,603

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Seat suspension system and seat cushion module holder

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20080001464

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A suspension system for a vehicle seat comprising a support wire having a first end, a second end, and a middle portion between the first and second ends, such that the support wire is folded approximately in half at the middle portion. The suspension system further comprises a coating of overmolded plastic applied to the first and second ends such that the first end second ends are held together by the coating; a bend in the middle portion of the support wire to attach the support wire to a frame of the vehicle seat, wherein the bend is coated with overmolded plastic; a crossbar overmolded on the support wire; an integral attachment clip molded onto the crossbar; and a seat cushion module held adjacent the support wire using the integral attachment clip.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANYSOUTH GATE, CA951

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Long, Harold Sarcoxie, MO 3 2
Mundell, Donald David Carthage, MO 9 63
Reu, Joe Sarcoxie, MO 4 5

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L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY (3)
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CTEX SEAT COMFORT LIMITED (1)
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Ducata Limited (1)
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HOOVER UNIVERSAL, INC. (1)
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
6,996,604 Pre-availability of a lecture to promote interactivity 3 2001
 
KIMBALL INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
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L&P SWISS HOLDING COMPANY (1)
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NIFCO INC. (1)
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Pirelli Tyres Limited (1)
5,468,048 Seat back with adjustable support 8 1994
 
TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
6,068,048 Wire harness retainer for spine fin air conditioning coils 7 1999
 
TRW UNITED CARR GMBH & CO. KG (1)
5,947,426 Plastic holding element with flexible connection between attachment and holding member 26 1996
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
5,114,209 Chair insert having a contoured back support portion and a seat support portion 23 1990
5,143,057 Overpressure device for mechanical treatment of the human body 14 1991

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TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
8,662,483 Shock absorber for vehicle seat 0 2009

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