Patent Number: 6,637,819

Title: Fold flat seat assembly

Abstract: A seat assembly for an automotive vehicle comprising a main support frame adapted to secure the seat assembly to the floor of the vehicle. A seat cushion is rotatably journaled to the main support frame for rotation between a seating position and a fold flat position rotated generally 180 degrees about the frame. A seat back is pivotally coupled to the main support frame for rotation between a generally upright seating position to a fold flat position aligned generally flush with the seat cushion in the fold flat position. A lower track is fixedly secured to the main support frame and an upper track is fixedly secured to the seat back and slidably secured to the lower track. An automatic fold mechanism is operatively coupled between the upper track and the seat cushion for automatically rotating the seat cushion between the seating position and the fold flat position in response to fore and aft sliding movement of the upper track along the lower track.

Inventors: Tame; Omar D. (West Bloomfield, MI)

Assignee: Intier Automotive Inc.

International Classification: B60N 2/005 (20060101); B60N 2/015 (20060101); B60N 2/30 (20060101); B60N 002/36 ()

Expiration Date: 10/28/2011