Patent Number: 6,296,291

Title: Reinforced vehicle seat back

Abstract: A vehicle seat back panel can be reinforced against transverse buckling forces by training a high tensile strength web, or strip, back and forth along one face of the panel. The flexible strip is anchored to high strength brackets located along the margins of the panel, so that the strip absorbs most of the buckling loads imposed on the panel in pure tension.

Inventors: Lansinger; Jere R. (Bloomfield Hills, MI)

Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation

International Classification: B60N 2/68 (20060101); B60N 2/42 (20060101); B60N 002/02 (); B60N 002/42 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018