Patent Number: 7,819,478

Title: Articulating high latch for a seat

Abstract: A method and a high latch for a vehicle seat. The vehicle seat has a seatback pivotably coupled to a seat base and the seat base is coupled to a vehicle body having a vehicle wall. The high latch includes a hook carriage including a structural hook, with the hook carriage coupled to the seatback. A striker assembly including a striker arm is configured to selectively engage the structural hook, with the striker assembly coupled to the vehicle body. With the structural hook and striker arm engaged, the seatback will move with the striker assembly from the first position to a second position.

Inventors: Griswold; Les (Whitmore Lake, MI), Allen; David L. (Manchester, MI), Ptak; Kenneth (Bellville, MI), Laskowski; Michael (Livonia, MI)

Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company

International Classification: B60N 2/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00