Patent Number: 7,712,831

Title: Adjusting system for moving a vehicle seat in a vehicle cabin

Abstract: A vehicle seat, an adjusting system and a method for moving at least one vehicle seat arranged in a vehicle cabin, particularly an aircraft seat, comprising seat components that are coupled or guided together, such as a seat part, a backrest and a leg rest, the location and/or inclination of which can be adjusted by means of at least one or more adjusting units. The adjusting system allows a separation of the basic functions from driving devices, with an electronic device for collision-free movement and for adjusting custom-designed functions and facilitating the adaptation of the custom-designed functions. The movement sequences and movements of the respective individual seat components and the seat components in relation to one another and the movements of the components or seats within an environment or group of seats are accomplished by means of a movement model in a coordinate system.

Inventors: Abt; Hans-Dieter (Munich, DE), Schieweck; Arno (Schwaig, DE), Troelenberg; Wolfgang (Korschenbroich, DE)

Assignee: Buhler Motor GmbH

International Classification: A47C 15/00 (20060101); A47C 13/00 (20060101); A47C 4/00 (20060101); A47D 1/02 (20060101); A61G 15/00 (20060101); B60N 2/02 (20060101); B60N 2/32 (20060101); G05B 11/01 (20060101); G05D 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018