Patent Number: 8,870,293

Title: One-piece seat back frame assembly and method of making same

Abstract: A one-piece seat back frame for use in a vehicle seat assembly. The one-piece seat back frame includes a first side portion and a second side portion spaced apart from the first side portion, an upper cross portion and a lower cross portion. A lower cross bracket member is coupled to the seat back frame such that the lower cross bracket member at least partially overlaps the seat back frame lower cross portion forming a boxed section. A first recliner mechanism is coupled to the second end of the lower cross bracket member for a single-sided recliner system. A pivot bracket or a second recliner mechanism is coupled to the first end of the lower cross bracket member for a dual-sided recliner system.

Inventors: Seibold; Kurt A. (Whitmore Lake, MI), Zekavica; Ornela (Novi, MI), Xiong; Youzhi (Northville, MI), Amodeo; Catherine M. (Livonia, MI), Wilson; Phillip Wayne (Wixom, MI)

Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company

International Classification: A47C 7/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00