05310247 is referenced by 26 patents and cites 5 patents.

A vehicle seat having a backrest hinged to a seat squab frame by means of a pair of reclining mechanisms to be tilted forwardly or backwardly with respect to the seat squab frame, the reclining mechanisms each including a ratchet member secured to each side of the lower end portion of the backrest frame to be locked to a support member secured to each side of the rear end portion of the seat squab frame, which vehicle seat includes a single strut member rotatably connected at its upper end to an upper end of the backrest at one side thereof to be moved forwardly or backwardly, and a resilient member mounted on the upper end of the backrest frame for biasing the strut member forwardly, wherein the ratchet member located at the same side as the one side of the backrest is formed with a semi-circular elongated hole of which the radius center is located at a rotation fulcrum of the strut member, and wherein the lower end of the strut member is slidably engaged with the semi-circular elongated hole and is normally positioned at a forward end of the elongated hole under load of said resilient member.

Title
Vehicle seats
Application Number
8/35578
Publication Number
5310247
Application Date
March 23, 1993
Publication Date
May 10, 1994
Inventor
Takakazu Mori
Toyota
JP
Kunio Nishiyama
Susono
JP
Kazuhisa Tatematsu
Nagoya
JP
Takashi Fujimori
Toyota
JP
Agent
Fisher & Associates
Assignee
Toyota Jidosha
JP
Araco
JP
IPC
B60N 2/22
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