06435589 is referenced by 23 patents.

The vehicular seat support mechanism includes a vehicular seat having a seat cushion that forms a sitting portion, the seat cushion having a pivot axis, which is horizontal with respect to the width direction of a vehicle, provided toward the rear thereof, which enables the seat cushion to pivot in a fore-and-aft direction of a vehicle, and a link mechanism that moves the pivot axis of the seat cushion to rear and downward. This support mechanism reduces the height of the pivoting locus of the seat drawn when the seat is placed into storage, thus allowing the seat to be pivoted into storage without requiring a large space.

Title
Vehicular seat support structure
Application Number
9/791639
Publication Number
6435589 (B1)
Application Date
February 26, 2001
Publication Date
August 20, 2002
Inventor
Tatsuo Harada
Toyota
US
Hirotsugu Shimizu
Anjo
US
Agent
Oliff & Berridge
US
Assignee
Araco Kabushiki Kaisha
US
IPC
B60N 2/02
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