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Number: 297/378.11
Name: Chairs and seats > Movable back > Tiltable > Foldable forwardly over bottom > Including an inertia-responsive latch
Description: Device having a retaining member configured to hold the back against forward folding movement only when there is a presence of an inertia force, wherein upon absence of such inertia force, the back may be pivoted forward by an occupant without operating the retaining member.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8454092 Locking device, in particular for a vehicle seat Jun. 4, 2013
8439446 Vehicle seat reclining device May. 14, 2013
8186759 Locking device for a vehicle seat May. 29, 2012
8182040 Forward tiltable motor vehicle seat with hinge mountings May. 22, 2012
8096618 Seat recliner/dump mechanism such as incorporated into a seatback slaved to a floor latch release Jan. 17, 2012
7878595 Pivot mechanism Feb. 1, 2011
7871127 Seat recliner/dump mechanism such as incorporated into a seatback slaved to a floor latch release Jan. 18, 2011
7748778 Inertia lock apparatus Jul. 6, 2010
7331630 Bearing for a folding backrest Feb. 19, 2008
7287814 Fitting for a vehicle seat Oct. 30, 2007
7000992 Locking device for a vehicle seat Feb. 21, 2006
6923506 Interlock system for seat belt retractor Aug. 2, 2005
6742845 Locking device for a vehicle seat Jun. 1, 2004
6698829 Vehicle seat assembly having movable panels mounted thereon Mar. 2, 2004
6644746 Seat integrated latch recliner assembly with inertial locking mechanism Nov. 11, 2003
6629733 Reclining device Oct. 7, 2003
6598938 Locking device for a vehicle seat Jul. 29, 2003
6585324 Activation device for a vehicle seat adjuster Jul. 1, 2003
6561584 Device for blocking a catch device for motor vehicle backrests, whose inclination may be adjusted May. 13, 2003
6502903 Seat integrated latch recliner assembly with inertial locking mechanism Jan. 7, 2003
6481799 Vehicle sensitive inertia lockout Nov. 19, 2002
6409263 Dump latch with deformable lock Jun. 25, 2002
6296306 Vehicle seat Oct. 2, 2001
6244661 Vehicle seat fitted with a locking mechanism for inclining the seat back, and apparatus for such a seat Jun. 12, 2001
6109690 Pivoting seat back Aug. 29, 2000
5884972 Latching device for locking backrest of tilt-adjustable motor vehicle seat Mar. 23, 1999
5882080 Bi-directional inertial latch Mar. 16, 1999
5873631 Combined mechanical and inertial latch for vehicle seat Feb. 23, 1999
5842744 Dual position locking mechanism Dec. 1, 1998
5813726 Inertia locking device for a vehicle seat adjustment mechanism Sep. 29, 1998
5800017 Seat structure for a motor vehicle provided with an improved control of the articuation of the backrest Sep. 1, 1998
5788325 Locking mechanism for a vehicle seat, and a seat including such a mechanism Aug. 4, 1998
5733008 Safety lock for non-linear recliner mechanism Mar. 31, 1998
5727847 Linear actuator Mar. 17, 1998
5676421 Vehicle seat energy absorbing mechanism Oct. 14, 1997
5673971 Hinge assembly for a vehicle rear seat Oct. 7, 1997
5662377 Vehicle seat interlock system Sep. 2, 1997
5651514 Recline safety lock assembly Jul. 29, 1997
5603550 Vehicle seat interlock system Feb. 18, 1997
5476307 Inertia hinge for seatback and armrest Dec. 19, 1995
5460429 Inertia latch assembly for seat hinge mechanism Oct. 24, 1995
5454622 Vehicle seats Oct. 3, 1995
5425568 Van-type vehicle seat with a seatback-mounted armrest Jun. 20, 1995
5390980 Zero chuck vehicle seat latching mechanism Feb. 21, 1995
5362124 Seat locking and adjustment mechanism Nov. 8, 1994
5346281 Spring biased inertial latch for vehicle seat assemblies Sep. 13, 1994
5265937 Seat back inertia lock Nov. 30, 1993
5248184 Seat back inertia latch and sector system Sep. 28, 1993
5163735 Reduced pre-lock travel seat back hinge inertia lock Nov. 17, 1992
5163736 Inertial lock mechanism for vehicle seat reclining apparatus Nov. 17, 1992

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