ApplicationNo. 548207 filed on 10/25/1995
US Classes:297/473, Belt or harness rides on seat connected slide297/344.1, Bottom and back movable as a unit297/452.2, Having elongated hollow member (e.g., tubular, etc.)297/483Shoulder belt or harness
ExaminersPrimary: Nelson, Milton Jr.
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International ClassA47C 031/00
AbstractA seat and seat belt assembly wherein a platform is slidable relative a first track and a second track, a belt guide is mounted on the seat back, and seat belt retractor is mounted on the slidable platform beneath the belt guide. Preferably, substantially all the seat belt is mounted external the first and second interior envelopes, and the web of the seat belt extends flat along the first side of the seat back between the retractor and the belt guide and the axis of rotation of the retractor extends generally parallel to the first track. Advantageously, the belt guide is mounted on a second member which is moveable with respect to a first member which is fixed to the seat back. Advantageously, the seat back includes an external frame having an upper horizontal arm, a lower horizontal arm, a first vertical arm and a second vertical arm and an internal reinforcing member secured to the first vertical arm proximate the upper horizontal, secured to the lower horizontal and secured to the second vertical arm proximate the upper horizontal arm.