Patent Number: 7,712,829

Title: Seat structure for vehicle

Abstract: A seat structure for a vehicle includes front and rear seat bodies each including a seat cushion and a back rest. Each seat cushion has a front part configured to be tipped up about a rear part of the seat cushion. Each back rest has an upper part configured to be tilted backward and forward about a lower part of the back rest. The seat structure also includes first slide rails supporting the front and rear seat bodies in a fore and aft arrangement respectively. The front and rear seat bodies are configured to move backward and forward along the first slide rails. The seat structure further includes a lock member coupled to the front seat body for selectively securing the front seat body relative to the first slide rails. The lock member is movable between a locked position and a released position. The seat structure further includes a push member coupled to the rear seat body. The push member engages the front seat body to move the lock member into the released position so that the front seat body can be moved forward by the rear seat body.

Inventors: Park; Gilsam (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company

International Classification: A47C 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018