Patent Number: 7,823,977

Title: Vehicle seat arrangement

Abstract: A vehicle seat arrangement includes a rail and a seat body slidably mounted on the rail having a seat component and a backrest pivotally connected to the seat component. The backrest pivots between a generally upright position and a forward tilted entry position. The seat body moves between a sitting position and an entry position. A blocking member obstructs the seat body from moving rearward of the sitting position. A locking mechanism moves between a locked position that restrains the seat back in the forward tilted entry position and a release position that releases the seat back to return to the generally upright position. The backrest acts as a lever such that a force applied to the backrest in a direction toward the sitting position is transferred through the backrest to the locking mechanism moving the locking mechanism from the locked position to the released position.

Inventors: Wieclawski; Stanislaw Andrzej (Riedstadt, DE)

Assignee: Lear Corporation

International Classification: B60N 2/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00