06375255 is referenced by 40 patents and cites 10 patents.

A rear passenger seat adapted for use in a vehicle compartment, the passenger seat having a seat cushion the front end portion of which is supported by a support leg assembly pivotally mounted on a recessed portion of the compartment floor and the rear end portion of which is locked in place by means of a lock mechanism on a deck portion of the compartment floor, wherein the support leg assembly includes a support leg pivotally mounted on the recessed portion of the compartment floor for pivotal movement in a fore-and-aft direction, a leg support member pivoted at its lower end to an upper end of the support leg and pivoted at its upper end to a support frame of the seat cushion to be folded forward at the upper end of the support leg and retainer means provided on a vertical wall between the recessed portion and deck portion of the compartment floor for releasably retaining the support leg assembly in an upright position by engagement therewith, and wherein a pneumatic spring is disposed a between the leg support member of the support leg assembly and a rear end portion of the support frame of the seat cushion to bias the leg support member in a direction for straightening the support leg assembly.

Title
Rear passenger seat in vehicle compartment
Application Number
9/635698
Publication Number
6375255 (B1)
Application Date
August 10, 2000
Publication Date
April 23, 2002
Inventor
Shigeru Nakagawa
Okazaki
US
Naoki Wakasugi
Miura
US
Tsutomu Maruta
Shimoyama-mura
US
Agent
Reed Smith
US
Assignee
Kanto Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
US
Araco Kabushiki Kaisha
US
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
US
IPC
B60N 2/36
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