Patent Number: 6,254,188

Title: Seat track with cam actuated locking device

Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly includes a seat back pivotally supported with respect to a seat bottom and is attached to the vehicle by a mounting assembly. The mounting assembly includes a locking device mounted on an upper track that moves relative to a lower track. The locking device includes at least one locking tooth that engages one or more slots on the lower track so that the upper track and the seat are maintained in a fixed position relative to the lower track. The locking device includes a first release member for disengaging the locking device and adjusting the position of the seat. The locking device also includes a second release member which is responsive to pivotal movement of the seat back with respect to the seat bottom or is responsive to some other type of actuation member. As the seat back is pivoted toward the seat bottom, the second release member rotates with respect to the upper track and engages the locking device causing it to move from a locked position to an unlocked position. This causes the upper track and the seat to move with respect to the lower track.

Inventors: Downey; Hugh D. (Barrie, CA)

Assignee: Dura Automotive Properties, Inc.

International Classification: B60N 2/12 (20060101); B60N 002/08 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018