Patent Number: 6,283,528

Title: Folding motor vehicle entry seat for persons who use wheelchairs and others who have physical limitations

Abstract: A folding seat for assisting persons who use wheelchairs and other persons with physical limitations to enter and exit motor vehicles. The seat includes an adjustable width frame which fits adjacent a vehicle seat at a doorway of the vehicle and which attaches to the existing bracketry holding the vehicle seat to the vehicle body. A transfer seat is pivotally connected longitudinal of the vehicle and vertically slidably connected at an edge thereof to respective slots in a pair of spaced apart upright posts of the frame. The seat is supported in a horizontal deployed position with the pivotal connection thereof at the top of the respective slots by means of an upper cross member of the frame and by a folding brace member which extends from the underside of the seat to the lower doorway portion of the vehicle body. The seat includes a stowed position wherein the seat is tilted to a vertical position and lowered such that the pivotal connections are at the lower end of the respective slots, the seat being retained laterally between the upper cross member and the side of the vehicle seat.

Inventors: Townsend; Steven J. (Salt Lake City, UT)


International Classification: B60N 2/24 (20060101); B60N 002/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/04/2018