Patent Number: 7,784,872

Title: Recliner mechanism

Abstract: A recliner mechanism for a vehicle seat is provided. The recliner mechanism includes a first mounting part and a second mounting part forming a housing with an interior and being arranged on a common shaft. The recliner mechanism further includes a latching device arranged in the interior of the housing. The latching device has a latching pawl and a holding and adjusting member. The latching pawl is able to be adjusted to a locked position relative to the first mounting part. The holding and adjusting member is able to be reversibly adjusted from a first position effecting the locked position and a second position effecting an unlocked position by rotating the shaft. The holding and adjusting member rotates about a swivel pin that is provided substantially parallel to the shaft and is spaced apart therefrom.

Inventors: Kienke; Ingo (Wermelskirchen, DE), Subramanian; Karthikeyan M. (Burscheid, DE), Weber; Frank (Odenthal, DE), Gutjahr; Ralf (Kamen, DE)

Assignee: Johnson Controls GmbH

International Classification: B60N 2/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018