Patent Number: 7,100,991

Title: Apparatus for positioning an occupant of a vehicle

Abstract: Apparatus for positioning an occupant of a vehicle in an area of a closeable roof hatch includes a carrier frame suspended within a vehicle below the roof hatch and including a vertical support portion and a horizontal standing area connected to the vertical support portion. A seat assembly for the occupant has a backrest which is guided by the vertical support portion for movement in a vertical direction between upper and lower end positions and is spring-biased to seek the upper end position. The seat assembly has a seating area, which is swingably mounted to a lower end of the backrest, and a coupling brace, which has one end swingably mounted to the seating area and another end swingably mounted to the standing area. Connected to the seat assembly is a seat belt for fastening the occupant.

Inventors: Schroth; Carl-Jurgen (Soest, DE)

Assignee: Schroth Safety Products GmbH

International Classification: A62B 35/00 (20060101); B60R 22/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018