Patent Number: 8,820,839

Title: Head restraint assembly

Abstract: A head restraint assembly for pivotally supporting a head restraint above a seat back comprises a bracket pivotally mounting at least one head restraint support, a lock element linearly movably disposed in the bracket, and a spring element biasing the lock element in a position of engagement with the at least one head restraint support. The spring element includes a portion extending beyond the lock element and associated with the bracket to fix the position of the spring element relative to the bracket. The head restraint support is pivotally moveable between upright and folded positions. The lock element is selectively linearly movable from a position of engagement with the head restraint support, in which position of engagement the head restraint support is fixed in the upright position, to a position of disengagement in which the head restraint support is pivotally moveable between the upright and folded positions thereof.

Inventors: Sutter, Jr.; Robert R. (Rockford, MI), Ulman; Craig A. (Rockford, MI), Perreault; Richard (Belmont, MI)

Assignee: Gill Industries, Inc.

International Classification: B60N 2/48 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018