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Arduino Colasanti, Paul J Zimmer: Lumbar support. Lear Seating Corporation, Reising Ethington Barnard Perry & Milton, December 31, 1991: US05076643 (149 worldwide citation)

A lumbar support assembly for a seat having a seat frame and a backrest. The assembly (10) includes a rigid mounting member (18) within the seat frame (14) supported by a plurality of springs (28) or alternatively by integral clips (58). A pneumatic bladder (32) is supported on the mounting member ( ...


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William D Harrison, Arduino Colasanti: Mechanism for providing adjustable lumbar support in a seat. Findlay, Weintraub DuRoss & Brady, June 8, 1993: US05217278 (144 worldwide citation)

A lumbar support mechanism for inclusion within a seat back includes a fixed frame, a movable frame which is adjustably mounted to the fixed frame, and an outwardly bowed arcuate resilient lumbar support member which is adjustably mounted to the movable frame. A control box is provided for adjusting ...


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John C Wainwright, Arduino Colasanti: Adjustable lumbar support mechanism for a vehicular seat. Lear Seating Corporation, Reising Ethington Barnard Perry & Milton, February 18, 1992: US05088790 (62 worldwide citation)

An adjustable lumbar support mechanism (20) includes a screw shaft (36) having spaced apart right hand (38) and left hand (40) thread convolutions. A traveling nut (42, 44) is disposed in coacting engagement with each of the right hand (38) and left hand (40) threads for linear movement in opposite ...


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Arduino Colasanti: Self-inflating support device including curved memory plate. Findlay, Weintraub DuRoss & Brady, March 2, 1993: US05190348 (50 worldwide citation)

A self-inflating support device is described. The device has utility in various environments, particularly in seating devices deployed in motorized vehicles. The support device comprises an inflatable bladder having a release structure to control air flow. A memory plate deployed within the inflatab ...


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John J Sack, Arduino Colasanti, Robert L Stephenson: Novel locking mechanism and reel for retractor. Allied Chemical Corporation, Patrick L Henry, September 25, 1979: US04168810 (23 worldwide citation)

An automobile retractor comprising: (a) a base (6); (b) a winding reel mounted for rotation on said base (6), said winding reel comprising a cylindrical hollow tube (12) having a slot (36) extending substantially along the length thereof, said slot having a first edge (34) and a second edge (35); (c ...


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William D Harrison, Arduino Colasanti: Articulated seat assembly. Findlay, Weintraub DuRoss & Brady, June 21, 1994: US05322341 (15 worldwide citation)

A vehicular seat assembly includes a seat back portion which is translatable from first position wherein the lower end of the seat back is disposed proximate the back edge of a seat base member to a second position wherein the lower end of the seat back is disposed proximate the front edge of the ba ...


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Arduino Colasanti: Car seat for adult or child passenger. Findlay, Weintraub Duross & Brady, March 15, 1994: US05294182 (14 worldwide citation)

An automobile car seat which connects to a child safety seat includes armrests which are pivoted and extended from recessed positions within the back of the seat and a headrest. When extended, the armrests prevent lateral movement of a child on the seat. When pivoted into a substantially upright pos ...


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Arduino Colasanti: Tubular seat frame. Findlay, Dinnin & Dunn P C, October 29, 1996: US05568961 (11 worldwide citation)

The device is a tubular seat frame for use in a vehicle application. The seat frame including a generally U-shaped seat base frame connected to a bracket member and a generally U-shaped seat back frame pivotally connected to the seat base frame through the bracket member for variable positioning by ...


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Arduino Colasanti: Dual mode passenger restraint system. American Safety Equipment Corporation, Poms Smith Lande & Rose, March 22, 1988: US04732409 (9 worldwide citation)

A vehicle is equipped with a knee bolster for restraining an adult passenger's lower torso within a seat during emergency conditions, and a chest belt having one end wound onto an acceleration-sensitive retractor located at the lower, inward side of the seat and a second end releasably-secured to fi ...


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Arduino Colasanti: Electric switch for safety belt buckle with wiping self cleaning contact structure. Allied Chemical Corporation, John P Kirby Jr, December 28, 1976: US04000385 (8 worldwide citation)

An electric switch is disposed in a cavity of a buckle. The electric switch includes a stationary first contact member, a movable second contact member, and a biasing means for the second contact member. The biasing means biases the second contact member to the open position of the electric switch. ...