Seat suspension system and seat cushion module holder

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7775603
APP PUB NO 20080001464A1
SERIAL NO

11427672

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Abstract

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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, CA553

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Long, Harold Sarcoxie, US 2 11
Mundell, Donald David Carthage, US 5 82
Reu, Joe Sarcoxie, US 2 15

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
6996604 Pre-availability of a lecture to promote interactivity 3 2001
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
5114209 Chair insert having a contoured back support portion and a seat support portion 27 1990
5143057 Overpressure device for mechanical treatment of the human body 17 1991
 
KIMBALL INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
6811218 Chair with conforming seat 22 2002
 
CTEX SEAT COMFORT LIMITED (1)
6234578 Seating assembly and method of making same 37 2000
 
TRINSEO EUROPE GMBH (2)
6739673 Seating system 47 2002
6997515 Seating system and method for making same 30 2003
 
L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY (3)
* 6116694 Seating product with sinuous spring assemblies 39 1999
6758522 Apparatus and method for varying coefficients of friction in a variable apex back support 47 2002
* 6595585 Lumbar support device 18 2002
 
TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
6068048 Wire harness retainer for spine fin air conditioning coils 7 1999
 
HOOVER UNIVERSAL, INC. (1)
* 5762397 Wire attachment to a seat frame 45 1997
 
L&P SWISS HOLDING COMPANY (1)
* 5988745 Support structures for incorporation in a seat frame 39 1998
 
Herman Miller, Inc. (1)
6125521 Process for making an office chair 138 1995
 
Ducata Limited (1)
4576664 Fixing article holders to surfaces 30 1983
 
Pirelli Tyres Limited (1)
* 5468048 Seat back with adjustable support 12 1994
 
TRW UNITED CARR GMBH & CO. KG (1)
5947426 Plastic holding element with flexible connection between attachment and holding member 33 1996
 
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (1)
4467987 Quarter turn fastener 19 1982
 
NIFCO INC. (1)
4840334 Fastener for fastening elongate object 54 1988
 
JOHNSON CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY (2)
6179362 Vehicle utility seat 24 1998
6688686 Energy absorbent lumbar support 13 2000
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Shape Corporation (1)
* 2012/0038,197 LEG SUPPORT INSERT FOR SEATING APPARATUS 0 2011
 
JOHNSON CONTROLS GMBH (2)
* 9469224 Cable fixing element on a spring mat for a vehicle seat, spring mat, and vehicle seat 0 2013
* 2014/0367,901 CABLE FIXING ELEMENT ON A SPRING MAT FOR A VEHICLE SEAT, SPRING MAT, AND VEHICLE SEAT 0 2013
 
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (5)
9376043 Cushion pan for a vehicle seat assembly 0 2012
* 9108553 Vehicle seat suspension system 0 2012
9073468 Vehicle seat bracket assembly 0 2012
9039081 Wire harness for a vehicle seating assembly 1 2012
* 2013/0119,715 VEHICLE SEAT SUSPENSION SYSTEM 6 2012
 
FICO CABLES LDA (2)
8893564 Cushion mat with pressure sensor 1 2011
* 2011/0248,534 Cushion Mat with Pressure Sensor 2 2011
 
TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA (7)
* 8662483 Shock absorber for vehicle seat 4 2009
* 2010/0133,732 SHOCK ABSORBER FOR VEHICLE SEAT 9 2009
8870292 Vehicle seat 1 2011
* 2012/0112,512 VEHICLE SEAT 3 2011
* 2012/0133,193 VEHICLE SEAT 2 2011
* 8876215 Vehicle seat frame structure 0 2012
* 2013/0033,083 VEHICLE SEAT FRAME STRUCTURE 3 2012
* Cited By Examiner

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