Inertia-responsive vehicle seat back latch mechanism
Vehicle seat back mounting Patent #: 4305615
ApplicationNo. 06/202493 filed on 10/31/1980
US Classes:297/378.11Including an inertia-responsive latch
ExaminersPrimary: Lyddane, William E.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB60N 2/02 (20060101)
B60N 2/20 (20060101)
AbstractA latching mechanism for latching a tiltable seat back rest to a seat is disclosed. The latching mechanism is operable to normally latch the seat back rest in its fully upright position, allow slow forward tilting movement of the seat back without manual manipulation of the latch mechanism and prevent significant forward tilting movement of the seat back rest upon being subjected to rapid deceleration forces. The latching mechanism is constructed and arranged such that it is operable to latch the seat back rest in an upright position slightly forwardly of its fully upright position, such as could occur when the seat back rest engages cargo loaded in a cargo area behind the seat back rest.