US Pat. No. 9,622,377

COLD PLATE HAVING SEPARABLE FLOW DIRECTING BAFFLE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An assembly comprising:
a cold plate enclosure having a cavity therein, an inlet for coolant ingress into the cavity, and an outlet for coolant egress
out of the cavity; and

a baffle separable from the cold plate enclosure and attached to the cold plate enclosure within the cavity, the baffle including
different types of flow directing features at respective positions of the baffle in an uneven pattern with (i) a first set
of the flow directing features of a first set of types to direct coolant flow through the cavity and (ii) a second set of
the flow directing features of a second set of types different than the first set of types to direct coolant flow through
the cavity such that the baffle directs at least (i) a first portion of the coolant flow from the inlet to the outlet encountering
flow directing features of the first set of types and (ii) a second portion of the coolant flow from the inlet to the outlet
encountering flow directing features of the second set of types such that the baffle directs coolant flow through the cavity
from the inlet to the outlet in a prescribed manner,

the different types of flow directing features of the baffle include one or more flow ramps, flow bridges, and flow funnels.

US Pat. No. 9,475,414

ADJUSTABLE HEAD RESTRAINT ASSEMBLY FOR VEHICLE SEATS

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A head restraint assembly comprising:
a head restraint frame adapted to be mounted to at least one post for movement along the at least one post to permit adjustment
of the head restraint frame relative to a vehicle seat, the head restraint frame having a contact surface;

a biasing member mounted to the head restraint frame for movement relative to the head restraint frame, the biasing member
cooperating with the head restraint frame to maintain the head restraint frame in a locked condition along the at least one
post; and

an actuation member mounted to the head restraint frame for movement relative to the head restraint frame, the actuation member
cooperating with the biasing member such that movement of the actuation member from a first position corresponding to the
locked condition of the head restraint frame to a second position corresponding to an unlocked condition of the head restraint
frame, moves the biasing member, thereby disengaging the biasing member from the at least one post to permit movement of the
head restraint frame along the at least one post such that the biasing member engages the contact surface in the second position
to provide feedback to a user of the unlocked condition of the head restraint frame; and

wherein the engagement of the biasing member upon the contact surface provides an audible pressure point, for audible detection
by the user during manual actuation of the actuation member.

US Pat. No. 9,126,512

HEADREST FASTENING SYSTEM

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A headrest comprising:
first and second headrest components; and
a fastening system for fastening the first and second headrest components together, the fastening system including:
a male member including a body defining a release channel configured to accommodate a tool and a plurality of flexible protrusions
positioned on and extending away from a periphery of the body; and

a female member defining a plurality of receiving recesses that receive the plurality of flexible protrusions to fasten the
first and second headrest components together, wherein the first headrest component is detached from the second headrest component
by detaching the male member from the female member.

US Pat. No. 9,393,883

ADJUSTABLE SEAT TRACK HAVING TRACK ENGAGEMENT STRUCTURE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat adjustment apparatus comprising:
a first rail having a first plurality of openings extending along a first side of the first rail along a longitudinal axis
and a second plurality of openings extending along a second side of the first rail along the longitudinal axis, the first
and second pluralities of openings being defined by spaced-apart locking surfaces of the first rail;

a second rail supported for movement relative to the first rail and having a first plurality of complementary openings extending
along a first side of the second rail along the longitudinal axis and a second plurality of complementary openings extending
along a second side of the second rail along the longitudinal axis, the first and second pluralities of complementary openings
being defined by spaced-apart locking surfaces of the second rail; and

a locking mechanism having:
a first locking portion including a first latch plate and a second latch plate, the first and second latch plates being configured
for rotation relative to each other, the first latch plate including a first plurality of teeth, the second latch plate including
a second plurality of teeth, the first latch plate including a driving element that directly contacts a portion of the second
latch plate and is configured to selectively move the second latch plate, and

a second locking portion including a third latch plate and a fourth latch plate, the third and fourth latch plates being configured
for rotation relative to each other, the third latch plate including a third plurality of teeth, the fourth latch plate including
a fourth plurality of teeth, and

the first and second locking portions being movable between a released position, wherein the second rail is freely movable
relative to the first rail along the longitudinal axis, and a locked position, wherein at least one of the first, second,
third, and fourth pluralities of teeth of the first, second, third, and fourth latch plates of the first and second locking
portions extends into selected openings of the first and second pluralities of openings of the first rail and selected complementary
openings of the first and second pluralities of complementary openings of the second rail such that the second rail is maintained
in a selected position relative to the first rail.

US Pat. No. 9,097,384

SUPPORT APPARATUS FOR RADIOTHERAPY MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

Sun Nuclear Corporation, ...

1. A support apparatus for a radiotherapy measurement system, the support apparatus comprising:
a table base assembly having an upper base end and a lower base end, the upper base end being adapted to support a leveling
assembly for the radiotherapy measurement system; and;

a frame assembly to which the lower base end is mounted, the frame assembly having a plurality of frame assembly legs movable
to increase and decrease an effective footprint of the frame assembly;

wherein the frame assembly includes a center frame portion to which the lower end of the table base assembly is mounted and
to which the plurality of frame assembly legs are movably connected;

wherein each of the plurality of frame assembly legs includes a proximal end pivotably connected to the center frame portion
and a distal end; and

wherein each of the plurality of frame assembly legs pivots between a closed position, in which the distal ends are adjacent
to the center frame portion and a measurement position, in which the distal ends are pivoted away from the center frame portion
to increase the effective footprint.

US Pat. No. 9,731,637

SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING A HEADREST AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

14. A head restraint assembly comprising:
a support post adapted for insertion into a seat back;
a headrest that is pivotally disposed on the support post and has a support plate that includes:
an upper plate portion having an upper surface;
a first wall that extends from the upper surface and has a first hole disposed along an axis; and
a second wall that extends from the upper surface and has a second hole disposed along the axis, wherein the first hole and
the second hole are elliptical;

wherein the support post extends through the first hole and the second hole and the headrest pivots about the support post
and the axis.

US Pat. No. 9,562,935

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING A PHASE SEQUENCE IN A VEHICLE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An apparatus for detecting a phase sequence in a vehicle, the apparatus comprising:
a control module for being operatively coupled to a first sensing device and a second sensing device in a vehicle that receives
an incoming power signal from a power grid, the first sensing device being arranged to provide a first voltage in response
to the incoming power signal and the second sensing device being arranged to provide a second voltage in response to the incoming
power signal, the control module being configured to:

determine a phase difference between the first voltage and the second voltage;
control a number of switching devices to generate an output voltage signal based on the phase difference to charge at least
one battery on the vehicle; and

determine whether the power grid corresponds to one of a first split phase case and a second phase split case prior to controlling
the number of switching devices to generate the output voltage signal.

US Pat. No. 9,462,702

POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A power distribution box comprising:
a first housing comprising a first connection element; and
a second housing comprising a second connection element configured for engagement with the first connection element;
wherein the first and second connection elements are configured to retain the first housing relative to the second housing,
and the first connection element and the second connection element are configured to electrically connect the first housing
and the second housing;

wherein the first and second connection elements provide an electrical connection between a circuit board of the first housing
and a pre-fuse bus bar of the second housing;

wherein the pre-fuse bus bar is configured to provide electrical power from a power source to the circuit board via the first
and second connection elements.

US Pat. No. 9,132,755

STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR PIVOTABLY SUPPORTING AN ARMREST ON A SEAT

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An armrest assembly that is adapted to be supported on a seat comprising:
a fastener that is adapted to be supported on a seat and that defines an axis;
a fixed spacer disposed about the fastener and having a groove provided in an outer surface thereof;
a spring bushing disposed within the groove of the fastener such that the spring bushing applies a radial force against both
the rotating bushing and the fixed spacer; and

an armrest including a frame having a rotating bushing supported on the spring bushing such that the frame and the armrest
can pivot relative to the fastener.

US Pat. No. 9,480,861

DOSIMETRY FOR RADIOTHERAPY TREATMENT VERIFICATION

SUN NUCLEAR CORPORATION, ...

1. A system comprising:
a first radiation detector positioned to intercept ionizing radiation directed from a radiation source toward a radiation
target before the ionizing radiation has impinged on the radiation target;

a second radiation detector positioned to intercept the ionizing radiation after the ionizing radiation has passed through
the radiation target; and

computer hardware configured to receive data generated by the first radiation detector and the second radiation detector and
to perform operations comprising:

determining a radiation dose pattern delivered to the radiation target based on the data;
reconstructing a radiation dose imparted to the radiation target based on the data generated by the first radiation detector
and the second radiation detector;

comparing the reconstructed radiation dose to one or more limits of dose deposition error; and
generating a user notification when the reconstructed radiation dose exceeds the one or more limits.

US Pat. No. 9,352,708

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND TERMINAL RETAINER

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A receptacle assembly comprising:
a longitudinal housing with at least one receptacle formed therein with an opening at a distal end of the housing;
an electrically conductive terminal received within the receptacle;
a longitudinal guide body received within the receptacle in engagement with the terminal, the guide body having an aperture
formed therethrough, sized to receive a pin through the aperture; and

at least one fastener extending from the guide body to provide an interference fit with the housing;
wherein the at least one fastener comprises at least two extensions extending into the at least one receptacle that are collectively
oversized relative to the receptacle to provide the interference fit with the housing and are spaced apart a distance greater
than the aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,142,902

ELECTRICAL TERMINAL ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electrical terminal assembly comprising:
a base including a body having a first end and a second end, wherein first and second opposed base beams extend from the first
end of the body in a first direction; and

a spring clamp having a clamp base and first and second opposed spring beams extending from the clamp base in the first direction
and disposed over the first and second base beams so as to bias the first and second base beams toward one another, wherein
the body of the base is configured to permit the spring clamp to be inserted onto the base in a second direction that is normal
to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,129,454

PASSIVE ENTRY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A VEHICLE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A method for determining the location of a remote transmitter positioned near a vehicle having a driver-side front door
and a driver-side rear door on a first side of the vehicle and a passenger-side front door and a passenger-side rear door
on a second side of the vehicle, the method comprising:
transmitting a first polling sequence from the vehicle, the first polling sequence including a first polling signal transmitted
from a first antenna near the driver-side front door and a second polling signal transmitted from a second antenna near the
passenger-side rear door, the first polling signal being indicative of the driver-side front door whereby the first polling
signal is indicative of the first side of the vehicle, and the second polling signal being indicative of the passenger-side
rear door whereby the second polling signal is indicative of the second side of the vehicle;

transmitting a second polling sequence from the vehicle, the second polling sequence including a third polling signal transmitted
from a third antenna adjacent the passenger-side front door and a fourth polling signal transmitted from a fourth antenna
adjacent the driver-side rear door, the third polling signal being indicative of the passenger-side front door whereby the
third polling signal is indicative of the second side of the vehicle and the fourth polling signal being indicative of the
driver-side rear door whereby the fourth polling signal is indicative of the first side of the vehicle;

wherein the first and second polling sequences are sequentially transmitted from the vehicle;
receiving by at least one of the antennas an acknowledgement signal from a remote transmitter, the acknowledgement signal
including information indicative of each polling signal received by the remote transmitter from the first and second polling
sequences transmitted from the vehicle;

determining position of the remote transmitter relative to the vehicle including which side of the vehicle the remote transmitter
is positioned near based upon the information of the acknowledgement signal.

US Pat. No. 9,061,610

LAYERED SEATING WITH DIRECTED DEFLECTION FOR CHILD SEAT AND OCCUPANT SAFETY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat cushion comprising:
a first layer that is formed from a first material having a first hardness and having a length and a width, the first layer
including an upwardly facing first surface and further having a depression therein that is defined by first and second curved
side walls that extend from the first surface and are symmetrical in shape from a rearward portion to a forward portion of
the first layer, the depression further having a bottom surface that is generally flat and extends completely between the
first and second side walls, the depression having a length and a width smaller than the length and width of the first layer;
and

a second layer that is formed from a second material having a second hardness that is less hard than the first hardness, the
second layer having a downwardly facing surface that engages the first surface of the first layer throughout the entire length
and width of the first layer, including the first and second side walls and the bottom surface of the depression;

wherein the second layer of the seat cushion is adapted to support a child seat thereon, and the first and second side walls
of the depression are adapted to be aligned with first and second rails of the child seat.

US Pat. No. 9,386,649

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A method for controlling at least one LED strip including a multiplicity of LEDs connected in series, wherein each of the
LEDs is separately connected by a switching element and a controller connects the switching elements for connecting the LEDs
by outputting drive pulses, wherein the brightness generated by the LEDs is adjusted by means of pulse-width modulation by
changing the ON period of an LED within a drive frame, and the LEDs connected in series are driven temporally offset to one
another, the method comprising the steps of:
in the event of a shift in the on-time of at least one LED, the controller inserts at least one additional drive pulse to
switch on the LEDs if the interval of the on-times of an LED in the time frame before the shift and in the drive frame after
the shift is so large that the interval arising therefrom exceeds a first threshold, and/or

the controller reduces at least one drive pulse for switching on the LEDs to curtail the on-time of the LEDs if the interval
of the on-times of an LED in the time frame before the shift and in the time frame after the shift is so small that the interval
arising therefrom drops below a second threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,278,635

ADJUSTABLE HEAD RESTRAINT ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A head restraint assembly comprising:
a first guide member adapted to be mounted proximate to a seat back;
a second guide member mounted to the first guide member for translation along the first guide member;
at least one spherical bushing connecting the second guide member to the first guide member; and
a locking mechanism mounted to the second guide member in cooperation with the first guide member to lock the second guide
member relative to the first guide member;

wherein the second guide member comprises a guide shaft;
wherein the guide shaft is generally cylindrical;
wherein an aperture is formed through each spherical bushing to receive the guide shaft with a clearance fit;
wherein the locking mechanism is provided on the guide shaft; and
wherein the locking mechanism comprises:
a torsion spring oriented about the guide shaft and sized to tighten about the guide shaft and lock to a position upon the
guide shaft,

a pair of levers each pivotally mounted to the guide shaft, and each operably connected to an end of the torsion spring, and
a pair of washers provided about the guide shaft, each of the pair of washers oriented between the torsion spring and one
of the levers.

US Pat. No. 9,195,576

SHARED MEMORY ARCHITECTURE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A memory architecture comprising:
a non-volatile, application memory block having first application code for application functions capable of being called by
a first application;

a non-volatile, launcher memory block having second application code for application functions capable of being called by
a second application, the second application code being launcher code that is operable to initialize the first application
code;

a non-volatile, shared memory block having shared code for shared functions; and
fixed memory locations dedicated within the shared memory block to store shared function pointers; and
volatile memory storing callback pointers, at least one associated with each one of the shared functions, wherein the callback
pointers point to callback function code stored within the non-volatile, application memory block having first application
code when the first application is executing and to callback function code stored within the non-volatile, launcher memory
block having second application code when the second application is executing.

US Pat. No. 9,126,518

VEHICLE SEAT FRAME AND METHOD OF MAKING

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A vehicle seat frame comprising:
a seat bottom frame; and
a seat back frame supported on the seat bottom frame, the seat back frame including an upper frame member, a first side member
that is connected to the upper member at a first joint, a second side member that is connected to the upper member at a second
joint, and a lower frame member that is connected to the first side member at a third joint and to the second side member
at a fourth joint,

wherein at least one of the first, second, third, and fourth joints is a fixed swaged joint; and
wherein the seat bottom frame includes a cross member, and the first side member of the seat back frame is connected to the
cross member by a swaged pivot joint.

US Pat. No. 9,130,471

CONVERTER WITH TRANSFORMER FLUX WALK PROTECTION CONTROLLER

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An assembly comprising:
a converter having a winding around a transformer core, first and second switches configured to alternately connect respective
winding segments to an input power, and first and second resistors respectively connected in series with the switches, the
first resistor being connected between the first switch and a circuit reference point and the second resistor being connected
between the second switch and the circuit reference point; and

a controller configured to compare a first voltage across the first resistor sensed at a point between (i) the first switch
and the first resistor and (ii) the circuit reference point and a second voltage across the second resistor sensed at a point
(i) between the second switch and the second resistor and (ii) the circuit reference point and terminate operation of the
converter including shutting off the converter when a difference between the voltages either exceeds a high threshold indicative
of transformer core flux walking or deceeds a low threshold indicative of transformer core flux walking.

US Pat. No. 9,047,716

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TWO-WAY REMOTE ACTIVATION WITH ADAPTIVE PROTOCOL

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A system for remote activation of a device, the system comprising:
a remote unit comprising
a transceiver for wirelessly transmitting a command message according to a first transmission protocol, receiving a wireless
acknowledgment signal indicating that the command message transmitted according to the first transmission protocol has been
received, and wirelessly transmitting the command message according to a second transmission protocol comprising partitioning
of the command message into a plurality of packets such that each packet includes a portion of the command message less than
a complete command message, each packet for separate transmission by the transceiver, and

a controller for selecting the first transmission protocol for use in transmitting the command message in response to a user
input, and for selecting the second transmission protocol for use in transmitting the command message when the transceiver
fails to receive the acknowledgment signal after transmission of the command message according to the first transmission protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,265,150

SEMI-COMPLIANT TERMINALS

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electrical terminal, comprising:
a first portion;
a second portion;
a middle portion disposed between the first and second portions, the middle portion comprising,
a first middle section;
a second middle section;
a recessed portion disposed between the first middle section and the second middle section; and
an aperture;
a transition portion disposed between the middle portion and the second portion;
wherein the middle portion includes first and second semi-compliant side walls and a resilient middle wall, and the resilient
middle wall is disposed substantially parallel to the first and second semi-compliant side walls.

US Pat. No. 9,145,073

COLLAPSIBLE BOLSTER CUSHION

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A collapsible seat comprising:
a seat bottom;
a seat back movable relative to the seat bottom to collapse the seat to a folded position; and
at least one collapsible bolster cushion disposed on one of the seat back or the seat bottom, the collapsible bolster cushion
comprising:

a support member that is attachable to the seat bottom or seat back, wherein the support member includes first and second
support members attached to pivot at an expanded angle relative to each other;

a spring element disposed between the first and second support members, the spring element being movable between a first orientation
and a second orientation, wherein in the first orientation, the spring element resiliently biases the first support member
away from the seat bottom or seat back, and when the spring element is in the second orientation, the first support member
is permitted to collapse toward the seat back or seat bottom to allow the seat to collapse to the folded position; and

an actuator operatively connected to the spring element for moving the spring element between the first and second orientations,
wherein the spring element comprises a safety-pin spring having first and second spring legs positioned at an angle relative
to each other such that when the spring element is in the first orientation, the first and second spring legs are generally
parallel to and adjacent to the first and second support members, respectively with the first and second spring legs not parallel
to each other, thereby exerting a spring force to bias the first and second support members at the expanded angle.

US Pat. No. 9,145,075

VEHICLE MODULAR ARMREST

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A method of forming a modular armrest that is configured to be located adjacent to a seat and positioned to support an
arm of an occupant of the seat, the method comprising the steps of:
a) providing a plurality of frames having spaced apart side rails, the side rails spaced apart by at least one cross member
having a retaining feature formed thereon, the plurality of frames having at least two different lengths defined by the spaced
apart side rails, the length of the side rails being configured to establish a frame length;

b) providing a plurality of modular elements having at least two different use configurations and a locking member configured
to interact with the cross member;

c) determining the frame length of the modular armrest and selecting one of the frames having at least two different lengths
that establish the frame length;

d) selecting at least one of the modular elements; and
e) assembling the modular element to the frame to retain the modular element in a first direction and the locking member engaging
the retaining feature of the cross member to retain the modular element in a second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,124,081

POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX HAVING INTERLOCKING SUPPORT MODULES

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A power distribution box comprising:
a first support module comprising a plurality of sides having a plurality of outwardly extending interconnectable elements
and a plurality of interconnectable grooves, the first support module further comprising at least one latch member comprising
a pair of opposing tabs, the at least one latch member being provided on at least one of the plurality of sides between one
of the plurality of outwardly extending interconnectable elements and one of the plurality of interconnectable grooves; and

a second support module comprising a plurality of sides having a plurality of outwardly extending interconnectable elements
and a plurality of interconnectable grooves;

wherein an outwardly extending interconnectable element on the first support module is interconnected with an interconnectable
groove on the second support module to connect the first and second support modules together to form a body of the power distribution
box having one of a plurality of possible configurations which define different footprints.

US Pat. No. 9,085,281

KEYLESS ENTRY MULTI-CHANNEL RKE SYSTEM

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A remote keyless entry system for a vehicle comprising:
(1) a keyless entry module adapted to be disposed within a vehicle and including a receiving circuit, a keyless entry module
controller, and a transmitter, wherein:

(a) the receiving circuit is adapted to receive a remote keyless entry command on a selected one of a plurality of communication
channels;

(b) the keyless entry module controller is responsive to the receipt of a remote keyless entry command by the receiving circuit
for generating a signal that is adapted to cause a remote keyless entry function to be performed on the vehicle;

(c) the keyless entry module controller periodically turns on the receiving circuit during all operational and non-operational
times of the vehicle, measures a noise level on each of the plurality of communication channels, and generates an identifier
that identifies a selected one of the plurality of communication channels that has a lowest noise level; and

(d) the transmitter transmits a signal that is representative of the identifier; and
(2) a portable communication device including a transceiver and a portable communication device controller, wherein:
(a) the transceiver is adapted to receive the signal that is representative of the identifier;
(b) the portable communication device controller is responsive to the receipt of the signal that is representative of the
identifier for generating a signal that is representative of the selected one of the plurality of communication channels having
the lowest noise level; and

(c) the transceiver is responsive to the signal from the portable communication device controller for transmitting a remote
keyless entry command on the selected one of the plurality of communication channels having the lowest noise level in response
to a manual activation,

wherein the keyless entry module controller measures a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) voltage level on each of
the plurality of communication channels and identifies which one of the plurality of communication channels has an RSSI voltage
level that is closest to a predetermined voltage level defined by a channel in which no signal is present and no noise is
present.

US Pat. No. 9,368,904

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A plug assembly that is adapted to be connected to a socket assembly having an electrical pin to form a connector assembly,
the plug assembly comprising:
an outer housing including a first end having an opening and a second end having an end wall with an aperture that is adapted
to receive an electrical pin of a socket assembly when the socket assembly is connected to the plug assembly to form a connector
assembly;

an inner housing disposed within the outer housing and including a first end having an opening and a second end having an
end wall with an aperture that is adapted to receive the electrical pin of the socket assembly when the socket assembly is
connected to the plug assembly to form the connector assembly;

an electrical terminal disposed in the inner housing and adapted to receive the electrical pin of the socket assembly when
the socket assembly is connected to the plug assembly to form the connector assembly;

a wire having a first end that is connected to the electrical terminal and a second end that extends through both the opening
in the first end of the outer housing and the opening in the first end of the inner housing;

a pin seal disposed between the end wall of the outer housing and the end of the inner housing and that is adapted to sealingly
engage the electrical pin of the socket assembly when the socket assembly is connected to the plug assembly to form the connector
assembly; and

a wire seal sealingly engaging both the outer housing and the wire.

US Pat. No. 9,332,676

SEALED BATTERY CHARGER HOUSING

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A housing for use in cooling first and second circuit assemblies with a fluid, the housing comprising:
a first coldplate having a top side operable to receive the first circuit assembly; and
a second coldplate having a bottom side operable to receive the second circuit assembly;
wherein the first and second coldplates are configured to cooperate to form a fluid cooling chamber through which the fluid
flows to cool the first and second circuit assemblies, the fluid cooling chamber formed by a bottom side of the first coldplate
and a top side of the second coldplate when the first and second coldplates are adjoined;

wherein the second coldplate has a fluid cooling chamber groove formed therein around an outer perimeter of the fluid cooling
chamber, the fluid cooling chamber groove configured to cooperate with a fluid cooling chamber seal operable to prevent fluid
leakage when positioned within the fluid cooling chamber groove;

wherein each of the first and second coldplates has an aperture formed therein, the apertures of the first and second coldplates
configured to cooperate to permit at least one wire to pass through the first and second coldplates to establish an electrical
connection between the first and second circuit assemblies when the first and second coldplates are adjoined;

wherein the second coldplate has an aperture groove formed therein around an outer perimeter of the aperture of the second
coldplate, the aperture groove configured to cooperate with an aperture seal operable to prevent fluid leakage when positioned
within the aperture groove.

US Pat. No. 9,327,671

VEHICLE SEAT WITH AIRBAG MODULE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A vehicle seat comprising:
a support structure;
an airbag module attached to the support structure and including a deployable airbag; and
a cover assembly positioned over the airbag module and attached to the support structure, the cover assembly including a cover
portion that covers the airbag module, and a support made separately from the cover portion and being attached to the cover
portion and the support structure, the support defining a hinge configured to facilitate movement of the cover portion with
respect to the support structure during deployment of the airbag, wherein the hinge is disposed rearward of the airbag module
and adjacent the support structure.

US Pat. No. 9,437,946

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY HAVING IMPROVED TERMINALS

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A printed circuit board assembly comprising:
a printed circuit board including a surface and having first and second adjacent apertures extending through the surface;
a first electrical terminal including an end that is disposed in the first aperture of the printed circuit board, a shoulder
that is adjacent to the end of the first electrical terminal and engaged with the surface of the printed circuit board, and
an insertion tab that is adjacent to the shoulder of the first electrical terminal and located a first distance away from
the surface of the printed circuit board; and

a second electrical terminal including an end that is disposed in the second aperture of the printed circuit board, a shoulder
that is adjacent to the end of the second electrical terminal and engaged with the surface of the printed circuit board, and
an insertion tab that is adjacent to the shoulder of the second electrical terminal and located a second distance away from
the surface of the printed circuit board;

wherein the first and second distances are sufficiently different such that the first and second insertion tabs do not touch
one another.

US Pat. No. 9,356,377

ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTING TERMINAL

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electrical terminal comprising:
an electrically conductive body having a recessed end, the recessed end having a first portion with a first width;
a resilient conductive element positioned within the recessed end, the conductive element having a first opening with a second
width to provide an interference fit with a connector; and

an end cap positioned within the recessed end outboard of the resilient conductive element to secure the resilient conductive
element within the recessed end;

wherein the end cap has a second opening sized to receive the connector through the second opening into the first opening;
wherein the end cap pre-loads the resilient conductive element to at least partially compress the resilient conductive element
between the end cap and a rearward wall of the recessed end; and

wherein the resilient element is a female type contact having a body portion and a plurality of flexible beams that extend
from the body portion, wherein the flexible beams include a base portion having a width approximately equal to the first width
when inserted in the recessed end and a tip portion having a width that is smaller than the width of the base portion.

US Pat. No. 9,442,166

BATTERY MONITORING ASSEMBLY HAVING BATTERY MONITOR MODULE AND CABLE FOR CONNECTION TO A SHUNT OF THE MODULE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A vehicle battery monitoring assembly comprising:
a terminal connectable to a battery post;
a shunt formed of a first metallic material, the shunt connected at one end to the terminal;
a cable formed of a different second metallic material; and
a sheet formed of the second metallic material, the sheet attached on a portion of another end of the shunt irrespective of
any connection of the cable to any of the sheet and the shunt;

wherein the cable is connected at one end to the sheet without contacting the shunt.

US Pat. No. 9,615,490

COLDPLATE WITH INTEGRATED DC LINK CAPACITOR FOR COOLING THEREOF

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An assembly comprising:
a capacitor having a plurality of film capacitors, wherein the capacitor is not encapsulated within its own casing such that
the film capacitors are exposed to an environment external to the capacitor;

a coldplate including a coldplate member including a pocket configured to receive the capacitor therein, the pocket being
sized to surround the capacitor when the capacitor is received within the pocket to thereby provide physical integration of
the capacitor in the coldplate member;

wherein the capacitor is received within the pocket to thereby be physically integrated in the coldplate; and
a potting material received within the pocket, the potting material substantially surrounding the film capacitors of the capacitor,
wherein the potting material facilitates heat transfer from the film capacitors to the coldplate member via the pocket, provides
electrical isolation to the film capacitors, and mechanically supports the film capacitors.

US Pat. No. 9,362,040

COLDPLATE WITH INTEGRATED ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS FOR COOLING THEREOF

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A coldplate for use in cooling electrical components, the coldplate comprising:
a first coldplate member comprising a pocket and a secondary portion, the pocket of the first coldplate configured to receive
a first electrical component and sized to substantially surround the first electrical component when received in the pocket
of the first coldplate member; and

a second coldplate member comprising a pocket and a secondary portion, the pocket of the second coldplate member configured
to receive a second electrical component and sized to substantially surround the second electrical component when received
in the pocket of the second coldplate member;

wherein the first coldplate member and the second coldplate member are adapted to be joined together to form a manifold therebetween
for receiving a fluid for use in cooling the first and second electrical components, the secondary portion of the first coldplate
member arranged substantially opposite the pocket of the second coldplate member and the secondary portion of the second coldplate
member arranged substantially opposite the pocket of the first coldplate member when the first and second coldplate member
are joined together.

US Pat. No. 9,248,748

VEHICLE INTERFACE WITH NON-LOCAL RETURN TO GROUND

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A vehicle charging system comprising:
a reference circuit configured to receive a control pilot signal output from an Electronic Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)
system, the reference circuit processing the control pilot signal to generate reference signals;

a shunt configured to connect the reference circuit in series with a vehicle chassis ground; and
a charger controller configured to output a control signal to a charger power plant that facilitates controlling a charging
of a high voltage battery based on the control signal, the charge controller including a compensation device and being configured
to generate the control signal in response to the compensation device processing the reference signal and the compensation
device being configured to compensate for noise within the reference signal resulting from the reference circuit being connected
in series with the shunt.

US Pat. No. 9,419,396

FEMALE FUSE TERMINAL AND PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY THEREFOR

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A printed circuit board assembly comprising:
a printed circuit board (PCB) having at least one socket sized to receive a terminal; and
at least one female fuse terminal received in the socket, the at least one female fuse terminal comprising:
only one male blade portion, the only one male blade portion extending longitudinally and being sized to be received within
a socket,

an intermediate portion extending from the only one male blade portion at an obtuse angle from the only one male blade portion,
and

a female portion sized to receive a fuse blade, extending from the intermediate portion such that the female portion is offset
parallel to the only one male blade portion;

wherein the at least one socket is further defined as a first socket;
wherein the PCB has a second socket sized to receive a connector assembly, the second socket being larger than the first socket
and spaced apart from the first socket at least a first distance;

wherein the female portion is spaced apart from the second socket a second distance that is less than the first distance;
and

wherein the PCB does not include any apertures formed therein within the first distance from the first socket.

US Pat. No. 9,333,889

SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING AN INFLATABLE BLADDER AND A METHOD OF ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat assembly comprising:
a seat cushion that includes:
a first surface,
a second surface disposed opposite the first surface,
a bottom surface that is spaced apart from the first surface,
a perimeter surface that extends from the first surface to the bottom surface,
an indentation that extends from the first surface to the bottom surface, and
a slit that extends through the seat cushion from the indentation to the second surface;
an inflatable bladder that is disposed in the indentation adjacent to the slit, wherein the perimeter surface extends around
the inflatable bladder; and

a tube assembly that is fluidly connected to the inflatable bladder, wherein the tube assembly is disposed proximate the second
surface and extends into the slit.

US Pat. No. 9,325,095

FEMALE TYPE CONTACT FOR AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Lear Corporation, Southf...

11. An electrical connector comprising:
a housing;
a body portion including a plurality of support legs that engage the housing, the body portion also including a plurality
of flexible beams that each extend from the body portion, wherein each support leg includes an axially extending portion and
a radially outwardly extending portion, wherein radially extending spaces are defined between the radially outwardly extending
portions of adjacent support legs, and wherein axially extending spaces are defined between the axially extending portions
of adjacent support legs; and

an end piece disposed about the body portion and engaging portions of each of the plurality of support legs of the body portion.

US Pat. No. 9,257,772

ELECTRIC CONNECTOR WITH A LOCK TO RETAIN A TERMINAL WITHIN A HOUSING

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electric connector comprising:
an outer housing;
an inner housing located within the outer housing;
a connector terminal located within the inner housing;
a primary lock retaining the connector terminal within the inner housing;
a secondary lock retaining the connector terminal within the inner housing, wherein:
the inner housing defines a wire opening and the connector terminal is positioned within the inner housing through the wire
opening;

the secondary lock includes a lock wall;
the secondary lock may be moved between a pre-lock position, wherein the lock wall does not obstruct the wire opening, and
a lock position, wherein the lock wall does obstruct a portion of the wire opening; and wherein either:

(1) the inner housing defines a lock slot, and when the secondary lock is in the lock position, the lock wall is located in
the lock slot; or

(2) a resilient arm is attached to the inner housing.

US Pat. No. 9,437,974

ELECTRICAL TERMINAL

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A combined connector body and electrical terminal assembly comprising:
a connector body having a passageway formed therein that includes an installation feature; and
an electrical terminal including a contact portion having a contact arm, a spring arrangement having a spring arm engaged
with the contact arm, and a one way installation feature provided on the spring arm that is engaged with the installation
feature provided in the passageway of the connector body to prevent the electrical terminal from being inserted into the passageway
in an incorrect orientation relative to the connector body.

US Pat. No. 9,421,895

VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING A HARDNESS GRADIENT VIA “A” SURFACE INTRUSIONS AND/OR PROTRUSIONS

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A vehicle seat assembly comprising:
a cushion having an “A” surface and a “B” surface, a seating portion, and at least one bolster area adjacent the seating portion,
the cushion having a plurality of intrusions extending from one of the “A” surface or the “B” surface towards the other of
the “A” surface or the “B” surface to form a hardness gradient between the at least one bolster area and the seating portion,
each of the intrusions having a first dimension extending across the intrusion and a second corresponding dimension extending
across the intrusion, the second dimension being spaced further from the one surface than the first dimension and being smaller
than the first dimension, the seating portion having a front portion and a rear portion rearward of the front portion, with
the front portion having a lower hardness than the rear portion; and

a trim material secured to the seat assembly so a portion of the trim material is disposed over the “A” surface of the cushion.

US Pat. No. 9,387,779

SEAT TRACK ASSEMBLY HAVING SELECTABLE END STOP POSITIONS

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat track assembly comprising:
a stationary rail having an insertion aperture and a mounting aperture formed therethrough;
a moveable rail supported on the stationary rail for movement relative thereto; and
an intermediate stop tab secured to one of the stationary rail and the movable rail so as to limit the movement of the moveable
rail relative to the stationary rail, the intermediate stop tab including an abutment end, a reaction anvil, and a mounting
pad having a mounting aperture that aligns with the stationary rail mounting aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,306,465

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A CONVERTER HAVING VARIABLE FREQUENCY CONTROL AND SYSTEM FOR POWERING A VEHICLE LOAD USING SAME

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A method of controlling a converter having a plurality of switches for use in converting a DC input to an AC output, the
plurality of switches being selectively operable between an open state and a closed state to provide variable switching frequency,
the method comprising:
determining a first switching frequency for the plurality of switches, the first switching frequency operable to induce zero
voltage switching (ZVS) of the plurality of switches when transitioning from the open state to the closed state, such that
the AC output has a first power level;

determining a second switching frequency for the plurality of switches, the second frequency less than the first frequency,
the second switching frequency operable to induce non-zero voltage switching (NZVS) of the plurality of switches when transitioning
from the open state to the closed state, such that the AC output has a second power level less than the first power level;

measuring a voltage across at least one of the plurality of switches to determine one of ZVS and NZVS;
determining ZVS in the event the voltage is approximately zero when the at least one of the plurality of switches transitions
from the open state to the closed state; and

determining NZVS in the event the voltage is sufficiently greater than zero when the at least one of the plurality of switches
transitions from the open state to the closed state.

US Pat. No. 9,112,373

CONTROL PILOT VEHICLE INTERFACE WITH NON-LOCAL RETURN TO GROUND

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A vehicle interface operable with a vehicle charging system and an Electronic Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) system, the
vehicle charging system inverting AC energy from the EVSE system to facilitate charging a high voltage DC battery of a vehicle,
the EVSE system delivering the AC energy to the vehicle charging system when a first reference voltage is received and preventing
delivery of the AC energy when a second reference voltage is received, the vehicle interface comprising:
a control pilot input operable to receive a control pilot signal from the EVSE system;
an earth ground input operable to connect to an earth ground of the EVSE system;
a shunt input operable to connect the earth ground input in series with a shunt to a vehicle chassis ground;
a reference circuit operable to set the first and second reference voltages, the reference circuit including:
i) a first resistor connected in series between the control pilot input and the earth ground input;
ii) a first switch, a second resistor, and a second switch connected in series and in parallel to the first resistor, the
first and second switches each being independently operable between an open position and a closed position;

iii) wherein the reference circuit facilitates the first reference voltage when both of the first and second switches are
closed and the control pilot signal is received at the control pilot input; and

iv) wherein the reference circuit facilitates the second reference voltage when either one of the first and second switches
is open and the control pilot signal is received at the control pilot input.

US Pat. No. 9,391,401

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An assembly comprising:
an inlet assembly having a first electrical contact member;
a connector assembly having a second electrical contact member, wherein the connector assembly is movable relative to the
inlet assembly between an inserted position, wherein the first and second electrical contact members engage one another, and
a removed position, wherein the first and second electrical contact members do not engage one another;

an active locking device for retaining the connector assembly in the inserted position; and
a secondary locking device for temporarily retaining the connector assembly in the inserted position prior to the active locking
device retaining the connector assembly in the inserted position.

US Pat. No. 9,379,470

FEMALE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH TERMINAL ARM EXTENSION PROTECTION

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A terminal base for a female electric connector comprising:
a substantially square terminal body having a plurality of sides that define a terminal axis; and
a plurality of terminal arms each having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein:
(1) each of the plurality of terminal arms extends essentially perpendicularly from its proximal end that is attached to a
respective one of the plurality of sides of the substantially square terminal body around the terminal axis,

(2) each of the plurality of terminal arms is equally offset from the terminal axis such that the distal ends of the plurality
of terminal arms are physically unconnected; and

(3) a pair of opposed tabs extends from the distal ends of adjacent terminal arms that limit deflection of the terminal arms
in an inward direction generally toward the terminal axis.

US Pat. No. 9,331,416

TOUCH PROOF END CAP FOR A LEADING END OF A CONDUCTING CONNECTOR

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a conductive body portion with an exposed exterior having a tip at one end; and
a non-conductive end cap secured to the tip extending beyond a leading end of the conductive body portion to reduce inadvertent
conductive contact at the tip, thereby limiting conductive contact to the exposed exterior of the conductive body portion.

US Pat. No. 9,356,378

ELECTRIC CONNECTOR HOUSING WITH A TERMINAL INTERFACE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A method of assembling an electric connector comprising the steps of:
inserting a terminal assembly with a wire attached thereto into a wire opening defined by a connector body in an insertion
direction;

moving the terminal assembly in the insertion direction to engage a terminal guide that is located between a rear surface
and a terminal seat within the connector body;

moving the terminal assembly relative to the connector body in a seat direction that is different from the insertion direction;
and

moving the terminal assembly in the insertion direction to a seated position.

US Pat. No. 9,341,665

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HIGH VOLTAGE ISOLATION MONITOR FOR A VEHICLE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An apparatus for monitoring a high voltage isolation in a vehicle, the apparatus comprising: a power conversion device
for receiving a high voltage on a power bus, the power bus including a first node and a second node, the power conversion
device being configured to: control a first switch to close to enable a first known resistance to receive the high voltage;
initiate a timer in response to controlling the first switch to close; measure a first voltage between the first node and
a ground in response to the first known resistance receiving the high voltage after the timer has expired; measure a second
voltage between the second node and the ground in response to the first known resistance receiving the high voltage after
the timer has expired; and determine a first leakage resistance between the first node and the ground based on at least the
first voltage and the second voltage, the first leakage resistance being indicative of whether the high voltage is isolated
from the ground, wherein the power conversion device includes a relay to enable the high voltage to pass through the first
switch when the power conversion device is in a normal operating mode and to prevent a voltage to pass through the first switch
when the power conversion device is exposed to a hi-pot test, wherein the power conversion device is powered off when the
hi-pot test is executed and the relay prevents the voltage from passing through the first switch when the hi-pot test is executed,
and wherein the hi-pot test corresponds to electrically-over stressing the power conversion device.

US Pat. No. 9,327,599

HOUSEKEEPING CIRCUIT HAVING TRICKLE CHARGE CAPABILITIES

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A housekeeping circuit for use within a vehicle comprising:
a multi-tapped transformer configured to step-down a high voltage input to at least a first low voltage output and a second
low voltage output, the first low voltage output being used to power a first load within the vehicle and the second low voltage
output being used to power a second load within the vehicle; and

a trickle circuit configured to provide a trickle current to a battery of the vehicle when the multi-tapped transformer is
active, wherein the trickle circuit is further configured to provide a first current from the battery to the first load when
the multi-tapped transformer is inactive, and wherein the trickle current is a fixed current establishing a minimum load on
the first voltage output.

US Pat. No. 9,293,852

ELECTRICAL TERMINAL ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electrical terminal assembly comprising:
a base including a box-shaped main portion having four walls that are generally oriented at ninety degrees relative to one
another, each of the four walls of the base having a base beam extending therefrom;

a spring member including a box-shaped main portion having four walls that are generally oriented at ninety degrees relative
to one another, each of the four walls of the spring member having a spring beam extending therefrom, the box-shaped main
portion of the spring member being disposed about the box-shaped main portion of the base such that the spring beams of the
spring member urge the base beams of the base toward one another;

first securing features provided on the base and the spring member that cooperate to prevent movement of the base relative
to the spring member in a first axial direction; and

second securing features provided on the base and the spring member that cooperate to prevent movement of the base relative
to the spring member in a second axial direction that is opposite to the first axial direction,

wherein either (1) each of the four walls of the base has a plurality of base beams extending therefrom, or (2) each of the
four walls of the spring member has a single spring beam extending therefrom.

US Pat. No. 9,145,078

VEHICLE SEAT HEAD RESTRAINT ACTUATION

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A vehicle seat assembly comprising:
a seat bottom adapted to be mounted to a vehicle body;
a seat back adapted to be pivotally connected to the vehicle body adjacent to the seat bottom for pivoting to an upright position
and a forward position;

an actuator mounted to the seat back;
a head restraint operably connected to the actuator;
a sensor cooperating with the seat back to detect a position of the seat back; and
a vehicle seat controller in communication with the sensor and the actuator, the vehicle seat controller being configured
to:

receive a first input indicative of the seat back having pivoted forward to a predetermined position,
convey a first signal to the actuator to pivot the head restraint to a folded position in response to the first input for
visual clearance of an occupant seated rear of the seat assembly,

receive a second input indicative of the seat back having pivoted rearward to a second predetermined position, and
convey a second signal to the actuator to pivot the head restraint in response to the second input.

US Pat. No. 9,510,491

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELD TERMINATION DEVICE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electromagnetic shield termination assembly comprising:
a wire assembly having an electrically conductive wire and an electromagnetic shield covering a portion of the electrically
conductive wire and thereby defining a shielded portion of the wire assembly, a non-shielded portion of the wire assembly
extending outwardly of a terminal end of the electromagnetic shield;

a termination device having an electrically conductive housing mounted to the wire assembly about the terminal end of the
electromagnetic shield such that a portion of the housing engages a portion of the electromagnetic shield and thereby provides
a flow path for an electrical current flowing in the electromagnetic shield; and either:

(1) an electrically conductive ground strap attached to the housing and to an electrical ground; or
(2) a passage formed in the housing through which the wire assembly extends, a first electrically conductive member mounted
between the electromagnetic shield and a surface of the passage in the housing that defines a portion of the flow path for
the electrical current flowing in the electromagnetic shield, and a second electrically conductive member mounted between
the first electrically conductive member and the surface of the passage in the housing that defines a portion of the flow
path for the electrical current flowing in the electromagnetic shield.

US Pat. No. 9,440,538

HOUSEKEEPING CIRCUIT HAVING TRICKLE CHARGE CAPABILITIES

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A housekeeping circuit for use within a vehicle comprising:
a multi-tapped transformer configured to step-down a high voltage input to at least a first low voltage output and a second
low voltage output, the first low voltage output being used to power a first load within the vehicle and the second low voltage
output being used to power a second load within the vehicle; and

a trickle circuit configured to provide a trickle current to a battery of the vehicle when the multi-tapped transformer is
active, wherein the trickle circuit is further configured to provide a first current from the battery to the first load when
the multi-tapped transformer is inactive, and wherein the trickle current is a fixed current establishing a minimum load on
the first voltage output.

US Pat. No. 9,434,276

VEHICLE SEAT ADJUSTMENT ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A vehicle seat adjustment assembly comprising:
at least one actuator adapted to move a component of a vehicle seat assembly along an arcuate path;
a generally planar sensor array accessible from an outer surface of the vehicle seat assembly, the sensor array having a plurality
of adjoining sensors forming a first region and a second region; and

a controller in communication with the at least one actuator for controlling the at least one actuator and in communication
with the sensor array, the controller configured to control the at least one actuator to move the component along the arcuate
path in response to receiving a signal indicative of a first touch input by a user from the first region to the second region
sequentially activating an arcuate pattern of adjacent sensors in the array.

US Pat. No. 9,120,411

AUTOMOTIVE SEAT FOAM PAD ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An automotive seat back comprising:
a seat back foam pad forming a side pocket having a sidewall portion;
a seat back frame set within the seat back foam pad;
an air bag module disposed within the side pocket and adjacent to the sidewall portion; and
a panel attached to the sidewall portion and the seat back frame.

US Pat. No. 9,103,747

VEHICULAR DYNAMIC RIDE SIMULATION SYSTEM USING A HUMAN BIOFIDELIC MANIKIN AND A SEAT PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION SENSOR ARRAY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A system for generating a dynamic seating body pressure distribution data comprising:
a seat having a plurality of areas of interest, each area of interest having a unique natural resonant frequency;
a stimulus applying mechanism that is adapted to apply a stimulus of varying frequency to the seat;
a human biofidelic manikin provided on the seat; and
a seat pressure distribution sensor array having a plurality of individual pressure sensors, each individual pressure sensor
positioned at one of the plurality of areas of interest;

wherein the seat pressure distribution sensor array is responsive to the human biofidelic manikin for generating a dynamic
seating body pressure distribution data when the stimulus applying mechanism applies a stimulus of varying frequency to the
seat;

wherein each area of interest reacts differently in response to the frequency of the stimulus applied to the seat by the stimulus
applying mechanism;

wherein changes in pressure exerted on each area of interest in the seat by the human biofidelic manikin in response to the
stimulus of varying frequency applied to the seat over time are measured by the individual pressure sensors, the measurements
defining the dynamic seating body pressure distribution data.

US Pat. No. 9,393,881

SEAT TRACK MEMORY WITH SLED LOCK

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A track set comprising:
a first rail;
a second rail supported on the first rail for relative movement in a fore direction and an aft direction;
a lock assembly attached to one of the first rail and the second rail and operable to a locked state to resist relative movement
between the first rail and the second rail;

a memory assembly attached to the second rail and operable to an engaged state to set a user-selected position; and
an activation bracket that is operable to an engaged state to operate the lock assembly out of the locked state and to operate
the memory assembly to the engaged state;

wherein when the memory assembly is in the engaged state and in the user-selected position, the memory assembly resists movement
of the second rail relative to the first rail in the aft direction; and

wherein when the memory assembly is in the engaged state and in the user-selected position and the second rail moves in the
fore direction relative to the first rail, the memory assembly is displaced in the aft direction relative to the second rail
to a first position.

US Pat. No. 9,102,245

SEAT TRACK END CAP AND TRAVEL STOP SEAT POSITION SENSOR

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat track assembly that is assembled between a vehicle seat and a floor of a vehicle, the seat track assembly comprising:
an upper track attached to the vehicle seat;
a lower track attached to the floor that receives the upper track in a telescoping sliding relationship;
a seat position sensor attached to one of the upper track and the lower track that senses the position of the other of the
upper track and the lower track; and

an end cap assembled to an end of one of the tracks, the one track having a recessed portion formed on the end of the one
track, wherein a wall of the end cap between the recessed portion of the one track and the seat position sensor is received
in the recessed portion of the one track, and wherein the lower track includes a reference wall that is sensed by the seat
position sensor, the reference wall extends outboard from the recessed portion, and wherein the seat position sensor senses
the reference wall as the seat position sensor moves relative to the reference wall and senses the recessed portion through
the wall of the end cap located between the recessed portion of the lower track and the seat position sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,358,906

SLOUCH REAR SEAT

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A slouch seat comprising:
a rear bracket assembly;
a forward bracket assembly, the forward bracket assembly and the rear bracket assembly mountable on one or more vehicle structural
components;

a first rear link pivotally attached to the rear bracket assembly;
a second rear link pivotally attached to the rear bracket assembly;
a first forward link attached to the forward bracket assembly;
a second forward link attached to the forward bracket assembly;
a seat bottom frame having a first side frame section, a second side frame section, and a forward frame section, the seat
bottom frame pivotally attached to the rear bracket assembly by the first rear link and the second rear link and to the forward
bracket assembly by the first forward link and the second forward link;

a seat back frame pivotally mounted to the seat bottom frame; and
a driver motor attached to at least one of the first rear link, the second rear link, the first forward link, and the second
forward link, the driver motor moving the slouch seat from a design position to a fully forward position with an upward and
forward motion for a first distance and then downward for a second distance.

US Pat. No. 9,358,723

HOUSING WITH AIR CHAMBER FOR BATTERY MONITOR SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A method for manufacturing a housing including a main portion comprising at least one wall defining an opening having a
perimeter, the at least one wall having a rib and an inner wall extending therefrom about the perimeter of the opening, and
a cover having an edge defining a perimeter, the cover comprising a rib extending from the edge about the perimeter of the
cover, the method comprising:
abutting the main portion and the cover such that the inner wall of the main portion contacts an inner surface of the cover;
and

vibrating the cover relative to the main portion to at least partially melt the inner wall and/or the inner surface of the
cover to attach the cover to the main portion;

wherein the cover rib and inner wall define an air chamber therebetween, and the air chamber facilitates vibration of the
cover relative to the inner wall to attach the cover to the inner wall by friction welding.

US Pat. No. 9,278,636

FIXED THIGH EXTENDER TRIM CLOSEOUT

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A vehicle seat comprising:
a seat back;
a seat bottom; and
a thigh extender assembly including:
an extension bracket assembly attached to the seat bottom, the extension bracket assembly including a seat bracket and an
extension bracket, the extension bracket being moveable relative to the seat bracket;

a thigh support attached to an end of the extension bracket such that the thigh support is moveable between a retracted position
and an extended position; and

a trim cover assembly disposed over the extension bracket assembly such that when the thigh support moves between the retracted
position and the extended position the extension bracket assembly is concealed with the trim cover assembly being held fixed
with respect to the seat bracket with the thigh support moving relative to the trim cover assembly, the trim cover assembly
including a support member and a trim cover, wherein the trim cover is folded over a first side and a second side of the support
member.

US Pat. No. 9,174,601

VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY WITH AIR BAG GUIDE SECURED TO AN AIR BAG

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A vehicle seat assembly comprising:
a frame;
a seat pad adjacent the frame, the seat pad having a main body portion for supporting an occupant;
a trim cover extending over at least a part of the seat pad, the trim cover having a release seam adjacent the seat pad;
an air bag assembly mounted on the frame within the trim cover in a spaced relationship from the release seam, the air bag
assembly including an inflator and a folded air bag that is inflatable by the inflator to unfold and project outwardly from
the seat assembly through the release seam of the trim cover; and

an air bag guide associating the air bag assembly with the release seam, the air bag guide comprising two panels made of a
flexible material, each of the panels having a first end secured to the release seam and a second end, opposite the first
end, secured to the air bag, wherein each of the panels has an intermediate portion extending between and connecting the first
and second ends of the panel, with the second ends being spaced from each other, wherein the second ends of the panels are
secured to opposite sides of the air bag, and wherein the trim cover comprises a front trim panel and a side trim panel connected
to each other to form the release seam, the second ends of the two panels of the air bag guide being separate, and spaced,
from each other such that the air bag guide does not have a portion extending between and connecting the second ends of the
panels.

US Pat. No. 9,154,920

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING A LOCATION OF A WIRELESS DEVICE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A vehicle system comprising:
a portable device configured to transmit a first wireless signal; and
a plurality of base stations for being positioned about a vehicle, each base station being configured to receive the first
wireless signal, wherein a main base station of the plurality of base stations is configured to:

determine a first final position in response to each of the plurality of base stations successfully receiving the first wireless
signal;

monitor for subsequent receipt of a second wireless signal indicative of motion data of the portable device at each of the
plurality of base stations after determining the first final position;

determine that a first base station has received the second wireless signal;
determine that a second base station has not successfully received the second wireless signal; and
determine a second final position of the portable device using the first final position and the motion data of the second
wireless signal as received at the first base station and after determining that the second base station has not successfully
received the second wireless signal.

US Pat. No. 9,369,552

MOBILE ROUTER WITH SESSION PROXY

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A method of operating a mobile router disposed within a vehicle and comprising a wireless local area network interface
and a wireless cellular network interface, said method comprising:
detecting an attempt by a mobile device disposed in said vehicle to establish a transport protocol session with a destination
device via said wireless local area network interface;

responding to said detected attempt by:
automatically initiating a first transport protocol session between said mobile router and said mobile device over said wireless
local area network interface; and

automatically initiating a second transport protocol session between said mobile router and said destination device over said
wireless cellular network interface, said second transport protocol session comprising a cellular network layer and a wide
area network layer;

monitoring said cellular network layer and said wide area network layer by sending data packets over said wireless cellular
network interface to detect if said wide area network layer or said cellular network layer is interrupted;

detecting if said wide area network layer or said cellular network layer is interrupted by detecting an interruption in said
second transport protocol session; and

after detecting an interruption in said second transport protocol session:
maintaining said first transport protocol session; and
automatically reestablishing said second transport protocol session while maintaining said first transport protocol session.

US Pat. No. 9,288,637

MOBILE ROUTER NETWORK WITH VALET MODE FUNCTION

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A method of operating a network comprising a plurality of mobile routers each disposed in a corresponding vehicle, said
method comprising:
downloading a valet mode application to a wireless mobile device;
utilizing said valet mode application to program said wireless mobile device to provide a valet user interface;
associating one or more of said mobile routers to said wireless mobile device;
providing each said associated one or more said mobile routers with a valet mode program executable to provide a valet mode
operable to determine whether said corresponding vehicle has moved more than a predetermined radius from an initial location
determined at the time said valet mode is activated or has traveled at a speed in excess of a predetermined speed;

operating each said associated one of more mobile routers to determine the current location of its said corresponding vehicle;
utilizing said valet user interface to selectively activate and deactivate said valet mode at a predetermined one mobile router
of said associated one or more of said mobile routers;

operating said predetermined one mobile router such that at the time said valet mode is activated, said predetermined one
mobile router saves said current location as said initial location;

operating said predetermined one mobile router such that when said valet mode is activated, said predetermined one mobile
router monitors at least one of said current location of said corresponding vehicle to determine if said vehicle travels beyond
a predetermined radius from said initial location of said vehicle and the speed of said vehicle to determine if said vehicle
travels at a speed in excess of a predetermined speed; and

operating said predetermined one mobile router to automatically cause a notification to be sent to said wireless mobile device
in the event that said predetermined one mobile router detects that said corresponding vehicle exceeds said predetermined
radius from said initial location or said predetermined speed.

US Pat. No. 9,190,756

ELECTRICAL TERMINAL ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electrical terminal assembly comprising:
a base including a body having a first end and a second end, wherein first and second opposed base beams extend from the first
end of the body in a first direction;

a spring clamp having a clamp base and first and second opposed spring beams extending from the clamp base in the first direction
and disposed over the first and second base beams biasing the first and second base beams towards one another, wherein the
spring clamp is assembled onto the base by moving the spring clamp along the first direction onto the base; and

a locking feature integrally formed in the base and the spring clamp preventing the removal of the spring clamp from the base
along a second direction opposite the first direction, and wherein the locking feature prevents movement of the spring clamp
relative to the base in a lateral direction normal to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,387,776

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ADJUSTMENT OF VEHICLE SEATS

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A system for controlling movement of a seat in a vehicle, the system comprising:
first and second seating modules each movable between an upright position and a folded position;
at least one activation element configured to receive user input;
a control unit operably connected to the first and second seating modules configured to receive input from the at least one
activation element and control movement of the first and second seating modules; and

a sensor assembly in electrical communication with the control unit configured to sense an error condition during movement
of at least one of the first and second seating modules between the upright and folded positions,

wherein the control unit deactivates movement of the second seating module until movement of the first seating module is completed
when the sensor assembly senses the error condition during adjustment of at least one seating module.

US Pat. No. 9,472,365

RELAY SYSTEM HAVING DUAL RELAYS CONFIGURED AS HEAT SINKS FOR ONE ANOTHER

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A system comprising:
a first relay;
a second relay;
wherein the relays physically adjoin one another and are controlled such that one of the relays is off whenever the other
relay is on; and

wherein heat generated in the first relay thermally conducts to the second relay where the relays physically adjoin one another
whereby the second relay functions as a heat sink for the first relay while the second relay is off and the first relay is
on.

US Pat. No. 9,383,872

SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A vehicle seat assembly comprising:
a vehicle seat comprising a seat base and a seat back, the vehicle seat having at least one actuator configured to (i) raise
and lower the seat base along a first path, and (ii) move the seat base along a fore/aft axis;

a head restraint supported by the vehicle seat;
a planar sensor array having a first zone with a sensing surface, the first zone having a first series of ribs extending outwardly
from and across the sensing surface and a second series of ribs extending outwardly from and across the sensing surface, the
second series of ribs being generally perpendicular with the first series of ribs; and

a controller in communication with the actuator and the sensor array, the controller configured to: (i) in response to receiving
a first sliding input in the first zone of the sensor array, control the at least one actuator to move the seat along the
first path, and (ii) in response to receiving a second sliding input in the first zone, control the at least one actuator
to move the seat base along the fore/aft axis, wherein the first sliding input is aligned with the first series of ribs, and
the second sliding input is aligned with the second series of ribs.

US Pat. No. 9,236,813

INVERTER WITH DUAL-RANGE LOAD SENSING

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An assembly comprising:
an inverter configured to provide electrical power to a load;
a load sensor having a resistor in series with the load to sense across the resistor a voltage corresponding to a load current
of the load;

the load sensor further having a low-range amplifier for sensing the load current when the voltage corresponding to the load
current falls within a low range between a minimum positive threshold value and an intermediate threshold value and a high-range
amplifier for sensing the load current when the voltage corresponding to the load current falls within a high-range between
the intermediate threshold value and a maximum threshold value;

wherein when the voltage falls within the low range the low-range amplifier amplifies the voltage with a high gain to generate
an amplified output, when the voltage falls within the high range the high-range amplifier amplifies the voltage with a low
gain to generate an amplified output, and when the voltage is less than the minimum positive threshold value neither amplifier
generates an amplified output;

an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) configured to generate a digital output, the digital output being based on an amplified
output from one of the amplifiers when the one of the amplifiers generates the amplified output and the digital output not
being based on an amplified output from one of the amplifiers when neither amplifier generates an amplified output; and

a controller configured to determine whether the load is receiving electrical power from the inverter based on the digital
output of the ADC, wherein the controller determines that the load is receiving electrical power from the inverter when the
digital output of the ADC is based on an amplified output from one of the amplifiers and determines that the load is not receiving
electrical power from the inverter when the digital output of the ADC is not based on an amplified output from one of the
amplifiers.

US Pat. No. 9,233,611

PROXIMITY DETECTION CIRCUIT HAVING SHORT PROTECTION

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A proximity detection circuit for use in awakening a microcontroller to detect connection of a charging cordset to a receptacle
of a vehicle charging system, the proximity detection circuit comprising:
a low-voltage power supply;
a pulse signal generating circuit operable to generate a first signal having a first duration, the pulsed signal generating
circuit being powered by the low-voltage power supply;

a connection circuit configured to adjust an input voltage of the pulse signal generation circuit upon connection of the charging
cordset to the vehicle charging system in order to enable the pulse signal generating circuit to generate the first signal,
the connection circuit being powered by the low-voltage power supply; and

a short protection circuit configured to disconnect the connection circuit from the low-voltage power supply.

US Pat. No. 9,288,606

MOBILE ROUTER NETWORK

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A network comprising:
a network management system, said network management system comprising:
at least one server; and
a link to a wide area network;
a plurality of mobile routers, each said mobile router of said plurality of mobile routers disposed in a corresponding one
vehicle of a plurality of vehicles, each said mobile router operable to selectively communicate with said network management
system;

said network management system operable to selectively communicate with each said mobile router, said network management system
being operable to monitor, administer and manage acquired data from an operation of each said mobile router of said plurality
of mobile routers;

each said mobile router comprising:
a local area network interface comprising a first wireless transceiver of a first predetermined type to provide a wireless
link to a first local area network comprising a first client device;

a wide area network interface comprising a second wireless transceiver of a second predetermined type to provide a link to
said wide area network;

at least one processor to control operation of said router;
said wide area network interface operable to establish a wireless communication link with said network management system;
an application program executable by said at least one processor to selectively acquire predetermined data, said predetermined
data comprising one or more of data acquired as a consequence of execution of said application program, and statistical information
obtained as a result of execution of said application program;

a communication agent operable to automatically select and utilize a selectable one of said wide area network and said local
area network to upload said predetermined data to said network management system via said selected one of said wide area network
interface and said local area network interface;

each said mobile router is operable to control uploading said predetermined data having a predetermined one assigned priority
at a first data rate; and

each said mobile router is operable to control uploading said predetermined data having a predetermined second assigned priority
at a second predetermined data rate, said second predetermined data rate being slower than said first predetermined data rate.

US Pat. No. 9,403,453

BACKREST STOPPER MECHANISM FOR AN EASY ENTRY SEAT ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An easy entry seat assembly comprising:
a seat frame having a seat bottom and a backrest, the backrest configured for pivotal movement relative to the seat bottom;
a reclining mechanism provided on the seat frame to selectively control pivotal movement of the backrest relative to the seat
bottom;

a backrest stopper mechanism provided on the seat frame, the backrest stopper mechanism including an easy entry stopper that
is movable from a non-actuated position to an actuated position to stop pivotal movement of the backrest in an easy entry
position; and

an easy entry actuator provided on the seat frame, wherein operation of the easy entry actuator causes movement of the easy
entry stopper to the actuated position and releases the reclining mechanism

wherein the reclining mechanism includes a recliner lever, and operation of the recliner lever is configured to move the easy
entry stopper from the actuated position to the non-actuated position.

US Pat. No. 9,187,290

CORDSET ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A cordset assembly comprising:
a charge controller interruption device that includes a housing having a tab; and
a cord reel disposed proximate the charge controller interruption device, the cord reel including a reel portion that includes:
first and second panels that cooperate to at least partially define a tab opening that receives the tab,
a detent clip that is disposed on the tab and is spaced apart from the first and second panels, and
a biasing member disposed between the first and second panels;
wherein the biasing member engages the detent clip to secure the first and second panels to the housing and wherein the biasing
member disengages the detent clip to allow the first and second panels to disengage from each other.

US Pat. No. 9,265,164

POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An integrated power distribution box comprising:
an upper level assembly including:
a printed circuit board comprising at least one electrical component;
a lower housing configured to receive at least a portion of the printed circuit board;
an intermediate housing configured to be coupled with at least one fuse;
a master fuse electrically coupled to the printed circuit board;
a printed circuit board bus bar that extends laterally outward from the printed circuit board for electrical coupling with
the master fuse;

at least one microprocessor electrically coupled to at least one of the master fuse and the printed circuit board; and
a lower level assembly including at least one connector corresponding to at least one of the master fuse, the at least one
electrical component, and the at least one fuse.

US Pat. No. 9,308,840

REMOTE RELEASE SEAT WITH DAMPED FORWARD FOLDING

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat for a vehicle having a trunk compartment that defines an opening, the seat comprising:
a seat base;
a seat back connected to the seat base by a hinge mechanism for movement between a seating position configured to close the
opening by the seat back and a cargo position with the seat back being folded in a forward direction to provide access to
the opening defined by the trunk compartment from a passenger compartment;

a spring operatively connected to the seat back to bias the seat back to fold in a forward direction over the seat base; and
a damper connected to the seat back that limits a speed that the seat back is folded forward; wherein the damper is an oil
filled cylinder, a piston, and a rod, wherein the oil filled cylinder is attaches to a frame of the seat back, a first end
of the rod is attached to the piston that is received in the cylinder, a second end of the rod being pivotally connected to
the hinge mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,199,564

SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING A TRIM COVER ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat assembly comprising:
a support structure;
a cushion that is disposed proximate the support structure and that has a slit that extends through the cushion;
a trim cover assembly that is disposed proximate the cushion, wherein the trim cover assembly has an engagement feature; and
a retention clip that couples the trim cover assembly to the support structure, the retention clip including:
a first attachment portion that is disposed proximate the cushion and the engagement feature,
an intermediate portion that extends from the first attachment portion through the slit, and
a second attachment portion that extends from the intermediate portion and is coupled to the support structure;
wherein the first attachment portion and the second attachment portion pivot with respect to the intermediate portion.

US Pat. No. 10,136,522

ELECTRICAL TERMINAL AND CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY CONTAINING THE SAME

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A circuit board assembly, comprising:a circuit board including a first side and a second side opposite from the first side;
a female terminal inserted in the first side of the circuit board, the female terminal including an outer wall and a plurality of prongs extending from the outer wall in an upward direction toward a top of the outer wall; and
an electrical component including a male terminal inserted in the second side of the circuit board and extending through the circuit board into the female terminal;
wherein the outer wall is an interlocking outer wall defining an internal space; and the plurality of prongs are disposed substantially within the internal space and at a vertical distance from the top of the outer wall.

US Pat. No. 9,242,580

VEHICLE SEAT MEMORY TRACK ASSEMBLY WITH MEMORY ADJUSTMENT COMPENSATION

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An adjustable memory track assembly for a vehicle seat including:
at least one lower rail fixedly attached to a vehicle support structure;
at least one upper rail fixedly attached to the vehicle seat bottom, and slidably mounted in one of the at least one lower
seat rails, whereby movement of the at least one upper seat rail with respect to the at least one lower seat rail facilitates
longitudinal movement of the vehicle seat;

a track locking system including at least one locking assembly fixedly attached to one of the at least one pair of upper and
lower rails, disposed within the other of the pair of rails, and configured to lock the first rail of the pair in a variety
of longitudinal positions with respect to the other rail of the pair, wherein the longitudinal positions vary by a first incremental
distance, x;

a first actuator operably connected to the seat track locking system and movable between a non-activated position and an activated
position whereby the actuator disengages the seat track locking system to allow slidable longitudinal movement of the seat
to a first desired location;

a memory system for recording the longitudinal seat displacement under certain pre-defined seat positioning conditions, to
the extent that such recorded longitudinal seat displacement is equal to an integer multiple of a second incremental distance,
y, which second incremental distance, y, is greater than the first incremental distance, x, the memory system including,

a memory module mounted on one of the at least one pair of rails and engageable with the other of the pair of rails upon displacement
of the seat at a position within the incremental distance y upon activation, to record the displacement, and

a second actuator operable to initiate activation of the memory system, the second actuator including an adjustment increment
compensator which, in response to the existence of such pre-defined seat positioning conditions, maintains a controlled force
sufficient to activate the memory module as soon as the module is engageable, to thereby allow movement of the seat from the
first desired location to another location, and thereafter allow movement of the seat back to within the second incremental
distance, y, from the first desired location.

US Pat. No. 9,120,400

POSITIVELY ENGAGED LOCKING MECHANISM FOR A VEHICLE SEAT

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat track assembly comprising:
a first track having a wall including a plurality of openings formed therein;
a second track slidably mounted relative to the first track and having a wall including a plurality of openings formed therein;
and

a locking mechanism including: a pin carried by the second track, wherein the pin is slidably movable within a substantially
horizontal plane between an engaged position and a disengaged position, and pivotally movable between the engaged position
and a locked position,

wherein in the engaged position, the pin is disposed in one of the plurality of openings formed in the wall of the first track
and in the locked position, the pin is pivoted to a position such that an axis of the pin is not parallel with the substantially
horizontal plane, and

wherein in the disengaged position, the pin is not disposed in one of the plurality of openings formed in the wall of the
first track.

US Pat. No. 9,554,286

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING A LOCATION OF A WIRELESS DEVICE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An apparatus for determining a location of a portable wireless device in relation to a vehicle, the apparatus comprising:
a first base station including a first transceiver for being positioned about the vehicle, the first transceiver being configured
to operate at a first operating frequency for transmitting and receiving at least one first signal to and from the portable
wireless device to provide a first distance of the portable wireless device with respect to the vehicle; the first operating
frequency corresponding to a distance accuracy value and the first distance generally corresponding to an actual distance
of the portable wireless device from the vehicle that is adjusted by the distance accuracy value;

a second base station including a second transceiver for being positioned about the vehicle, the second transceiver being
configured to operate at a second operating frequency for transmitting and receiving at least one second signal to and from
the portable wireless device to provide a second distance of the portable wireless device with respect to the vehicle; and

a third base station including a third transceiver for being positioned about the vehicle, the third transceiver being configured
to operate at a third operating frequency for transmitting and receiving at least one third signal to and from the portable
wireless device to provide a third distance of the portable wireless device with respect to the vehicle,

wherein the second base station is further configured to wirelessly transmit a second distance signal indicative of the second
distance to the first base station and the third base station is further configured to wirelessly transmit a third distance
signal indicative of the third distance to the first base station, and

wherein the first base station is further configured to perform trilateration with the first distance, the second distance,
and the third distance to determine a zone in which the portable wireless device is positioned.

US Pat. No. 9,469,220

SEAT RECLINER WITH EASY ENTRY RELEASE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

Lear Corporation, Southf...

5. A vehicle seat comprising:
a seat base;
a seat back that is pivotally connected to the seat base to pivot about an axis;
generally disc-shaped first adjustment mechanism including at least two plates that are rotatable relative to one another
to provide for rotation of the seat back about said axis, each of the plates of the first adjustment mechanism including an
inner surface and an outer surface, wherein the outer surface of one of the plates includes a generally planar first interface;
and

generally disc-shaped second adjustment mechanism including at least two plates that are rotatable relative to one another
to provide for rotation of the seat back about said axis, each of the plates of the second adjustment mechanism including
an inner surface and an outer surface, wherein the outer surface of one of the plates includes a generally planar second interface,
wherein the first and second adjustment mechanisms are mounted adjacent each other such that the first interface and the second
interface abut, creating at least one contact location and creating a space between the plates at locations other than the
abutting first and second interfaces, and wherein the space between the plates is unobstructed in a radial direction from
the outer perimeters of the plates to at least one of the contact locations between the first interface and the second interface,
and

wherein the first adjustment mechanism and the second adjustment mechanism are coaxially joined at the first interface and
second interface by radial laser welding without the weld beam striking the plates at locations other than the at least one
contact location between the first interface and the second interface.

US Pat. No. 9,452,728

SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING A SIDE AIRBAG MODULE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat assembly comprising:
a seat back having a seat back frame that has a side member;
an airbag module disposed proximate the side member, the airbag module having an airbag and an inflator adapted to provide
an inflation gas to inflate the airbag from a stored condition to an inflated condition;

a side trim panel that conceals the airbag module and provides an exterior surface of the seat back; and
a reinforcement chute that is fixedly coupled to the seat back frame above the airbag module and/or below the airbag module,
wherein at least a portion of the reinforcement chute is disposed between the side trim panel and the airbag module, wherein
the reinforcement chute includes a first panel that is disposed between the side trim panel and the airbag module and the
first panel is held in tension against the airbag module to inhibit expansion of the reinforcement chute toward the side trim
panel.

US Pat. No. 9,227,521

VEHICLE CHARGER SYSTEM WITH SAFETY GUARDIAN

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A charger system comprising:
a charger power plant operable to invert AC energy received from a mains output of an Electronic Vehicle Supply Equipment
(EVSE) system to DC energy sufficient for charging a high voltage (HV) vehicle battery;

an input operable to receive a control pilot from the EVSE system;
a vehicle interface operable with the input to generate a first reference signal using the control pilot when the charger
power plant is ready to invert the AC energy to the DC energy and to generate a second reference signal using the control
pilot when the charger power plant is not ready to invert the AC energy to the DC energy, the vehicle interface including
a first switch operable between an open position and a closed position and a second switch operable between an open position
and a closed position, wherein the vehicle interface generates the first reference signal when the first and second switches
are both in the closed position and the second reference signal when either one of the first and second switches are in the
open position;

a safety controller operable to output a first signal for controlling the first switch between the open position and the closed
position;

a vehicle charger controller operable to output a second signal to the second switch, the second signal controlling the second
switch between the open position and the closed position; and

a safety guardian operable to receive the first signal output from the safety controller, the safety guardian operable to
output a third signal to the first switch, the third signal being based on the first signal and operable to control the first
switch between the open position and the closed position.

US Pat. No. 9,061,614

HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE HEAD RESTRAINTS FOR VEHICLE SEATS

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A head restraint assembly comprising:
an upright guide adapted to be mounted to a vehicle body proximate to a seat back, the guide having a cross section;
a frame having a cavity with a cross section that is oversized relative the cross section of the guide cross section to receive
the guide, wherein at least one of the guide and the frame has a plurality of projections extending to engage the other for
providing guidance therebetween; and

a head restraint mounted to the frame for translation along the guide;
wherein the guide comprises a transverse body; and
wherein the guide further comprises a series of longitudinal ribs extending longitudinally in fore and aft directions from
the transverse body for engaging the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,333,864

WAKE-BY-CONTROL PILOT CIRCUIT FOR ONBOARD BATTERY CHARGER

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An on-board battery charging system for a vehicle comprising:
a charging unit including a power converter operable to convert energy supplied by an external power supply into a usable
form for charging a high-voltage battery during a battery charging operation;

a controller in communication with the charging unit for monitoring and controlling the battery charging operation, the controller
being further operable to detect a connection to the external power supply; and

a wake-by-control pilot circuit powered by a low-voltage power source and connected to an input side of the controller, the
wake-by-control pilot circuit having an input for receiving a control pilot signal and outputting a wake-up signal pulse to
wake the controller from a sleep mode at least when the external power supply exits a delayed charge mode;

wherein the wake-by-control pilot circuit includes a pulse width modulation (PWM) detector that outputs signal pulses when
the control pilot signal is pulse width modulated.

US Pat. No. 9,076,593

HEAT CONDUCTOR FOR USE WITH AN INVERTER IN AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) OR A HYBRID-ELECTRIC VEHICLE (HEV)

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A heat conductor for use with an inverter in an electric vehicle (EV) or a hybrid-electric vehicle (HEV), the inverter
including a direct current (DC) link capacitor comprising a plurality of film capacitors configured in a stack to form a substantially
polygonal prism, wherein each film capacitor has orthotropic characteristics such that a thermal conductivity across a thickness
of each film capacitor differs from a thermal conductivity across another dimension of the film capacitor, and such that a
stiffness across the thickness of each film capacitor is less than a stiffness across another dimension of the film capacitor,
the heat conductor comprising:
a first substantially planar member configured to contact a first side of the polygonal prism formed by a single one of the
film capacitors, the first substantially planar member comprising a thermally conductive material for dissipating heat generated
by the plurality of film capacitors;

a second substantially planar member configured to contact a second side of the polygonal prism opposite the first side of
the polygonal prism, the second side of the polygonal prism formed by another single one of the film capacitors, the second
substantially planar member comprising a thermally conductive material for dissipating heat generated by the plurality of
film capacitors; and

an interconnect for fixedly attaching the first and second substantially planar members, wherein the interconnect comprises
a third substantially planar member comprising a thermally conductive material, the third planar member substantially coextensive
with a third side of the substantially polygonal prism oriented between the first and second sides of the prism, wherein the
third substantially planar member comprises a first piece extending from the first substantially planar member and a second
piece extending from the second substantially planar member, the first and second pieces each having an attachment feature,
the attachment features of the first and second pieces configured to cooperate for attachment of the first and second pieces,
and wherein the attachment features of the first and second pieces are further configured to operate as heat dissipating features
by increasing a surface area of the third substantially planar member;

wherein the first and second substantially planar members have sufficient rigidity to confine expansion of the plurality of
film capacitors across the thicknesses thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,111,353

ELECTRICAL UNIT

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electrical unit, comprising:a first housing member;
a second housing member;
a circuit board disposed at least partially between the first housing member and the second housing member;
a positioning column disposed at least partially in the circuit board;
a first resilient member connected to the positioning column between the circuit board and the first housing member;
a second resilient member connected to the positioning column; and
wherein the first housing member is in contact with the first resilient member and the second housing member is in contact with the second resilient member; the positioning column includes a first portion, a second portion including a radial flange, and a third portion; the third portion includes a flared portion configured for insertion through the circuit board; and at least a portion of the circuit board is disposed between the flared portion and the radial flange.

US Pat. No. 9,179,536

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY AND SOLDER VALIDATION METHOD

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A method for a printed circuit board (PCB) having a pin hole extending through the PCB, the method comprising:
providing an electrically non-conductive ring entirely around the pin hole, the non-conductive ring being a portion of the
PCB;

providing an electrically conductive trace, lacking a solder coating thereon, on a surface of the PCB, the trace having a
trace ring entirely around the non-conductive ring with the non-conductive ring being between the pin hole and the trace ring
such that the non-conductive ring electrically isolates the pin hole from the trace ring;

inserting an electrically conductive pin, having a rectangular cross-section, through the pin hole with corners of the pin
physically intersecting corresponding portions of the non-conductive ring immediately adjacent to the pin hole, the pin and
the trace ring being electrically isolated from one another by the non-conductive portion;

after the pin is inserted through the pin hole, performing a soldering process intended to provide a soldered connection between
the pin and the trace ring, wherein a soldered connection between the pin and the trace ring is present when the soldering
process is successful, wherein a soldered connection between the pin and the trace ring is absent when the soldering process
is unsuccessful; and

detecting after the step of performing the soldering process intended to provide a soldered connection between the pin and
the trace ring that a soldered connection between the pin and the trace ring is absent when electrical continuity is absent
between the pin and the trace ring as a soldered connection between the pin and the trace ring has to be present to provide
the electrical continuity between the pin and the trace ring due to the pin and the trace ring otherwise being physically
separated and electrically isolated from one another by the non-conductive portion.

US Pat. No. 9,167,898

RECLINER MECHANISM HAVING A BRAKE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

8. A recliner mechanism comprising:
a first plate having a first set of teeth;
a second plate that is configured to rotate with respect to the first plate;
a dust cover having a set of dust cover teeth that engage the first set of teeth;
a driver that extends through the dust cover and secures the dust cover to the first plate; and
a brake that is disposed between the dust cover and the first plate, wherein the brake is configured to engage the set of
dust cover teeth to inhibit rotation of the second plate with respect to the first plate.

US Pat. No. 9,930,780

REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE HAVING MOTHERBOARD AND BATTERY DAUGHTERBOARD CONNECTED BY INTERCONNECT

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A device comprising:a motherboard;
a battery daughterboard having a battery holder to secure a battery;
an interconnect mounting the battery daughterboard to the motherboard; and
wherein the battery daughterboard includes a first via;
the motherboard includes a second via;
the first via and the second via are misaligned with one another; and
the interconnect includes a first pin inserted through the first via and the second via to mount the battery daughterboard to the motherboard, the first pin having a disjointed configuration over a length of the pin in correspondence with a misalignment of the first via and the second via.

US Pat. No. 9,293,991

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AGE-COMPENSATING CONTROL FOR A POWER CONVERTER

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An apparatus for providing age-compensation control for a power converter, the apparatus comprising:
a controller for being operably coupled to a power converter including a plurality of phases for converting a first input
signal into a first output signal, the controller being configured to:

activate at least one first switch for a first phase from the plurality of phases for converting the first input signal into
the first output signal;

determine an aging condition for the at least one first switch for the first phase based on an equivalent time, Teq of the
at least one first switch, wherein Teq corresponds to an amount of time the at least one first switch is active and on an
operating temperature of the at least one first switch while the at least one first switch is active;

deactivate the first phase in response to the at least one first switch exhibiting a maximum aged condition;
compare the Teq to a first fixed value prior to determining that the at least one first switch is exhibiting the maximum aged
condition, and

store a value corresponding to Teq in a counter if Teq exceeds the first fixed value.

US Pat. No. 9,396,719

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SYNTHETIC GENERATION OF AN ACOUSTIC SIGNAL

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. Method for synthetic generation of an acoustic signal, proceeding from a control signal (AS) for controlling a motor or
proceeding from a detection signal, wherein the control signal (AS) or the detection signal is fed as input signal to a device
for generating the acoustic signal and at least one electromechanical transducer generates the acoustic signal by means of
an electrical transducer excitation signal, comprising the following steps:
transformation of the control signal (AS) or the detection signal into a digital input signal (DS) by a mapping function;
calculating an address and an address increment from the digital input signal (DS) with the aid of at least one vehicle-specific
parameter (PA), wherein the at least one vehicle-specific parameter (PA) is used for frequency and/or phase modulation,

readout of data corresponding to the calculated address from a memory in which for each of a multiplicity of addresses there
is stored a multiplicity of acoustic signals having small frequency and/or amplitude differences and the readout taking a
modulo operation into account, wherein the acoustic signals assigned to one address are selected randomly and as a function
of the at least one vehicle-specific parameter (PA) and are integrated into one digital output signal (d_AS), wherein the
acoustic signals are divided into groups and/or have a specific weighting and the acoustic signals are selected from particular
groups or from acoustic signals having a particular specific weighting when defined values formed from at least one vehicle-specific
parameter (PA) are exceeded or undershot, and the selected acoustic signals compose a particular portion of the digital output
signal (d_AS) formed by the acoustic signals,

conversion of the integrated digital output signal (d_AS) into an analog output signal (a_AS), and
feeding of the analog output signal (a_AS) as a transducer excitation signal to at least one electromechanical transducer.

US Pat. No. 9,234,943

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BATTERY CURRENT MEASUREMENT CALIBRATION

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A sensor for monitoring battery current, the sensor comprising:
a shunt having a resistance with an actual value and being in a path having a battery;
a current source configured to provide a known value of current along an additional path through the shunt when no battery
current from the battery passes through the shunt; and

a controller configured to generate a measured value of the current through the shunt as a function of a measured value of
voltage drop across the shunt caused by the current through the shunt and an assumed value of the resistance of the shunt;

wherein the controller is further configured to detect the assumed value of the resistance of the shunt as being different
than the actual value of the resistance of the shunt when the known and measured values of the current differ.

US Pat. No. 9,211,798

MULTISTAGE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING UNINTERRUPTED POWER TO VEHICLE CIRCUITRY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A multistage power supply system for providing uninterrupted low voltage electrical power to vehicle control circuitry
in an electric or hybrid-electric vehicle having a vehicle battery, the system comprising:
a first stage comprising a converter for receiving a low voltage input from the vehicle battery and converting the vehicle
battery low voltage input to a high voltage output; and

a second stage provided in series communication with the first stage, the second stage comprising a converter for receiving
one of a rectified AC high voltage input and the first stage high voltage output and converting the one of the rectified AC
high voltage input and the first stage high voltage output to a low voltage output to power the vehicle control circuitry;

wherein the low voltage output is produced by the second stage from the rectified AC high voltage input when the rectified
AC high voltage input is present, and the low voltage output is produced by the second stage from the first stage high voltage
output when the rectified AC high voltage input is absent without detection of the absence of the rectified AC high voltage
input and wherein the low voltage output produced by the second stage from the first stage high voltage output provides at
least a power level to the vehicle control circuitry required for the control circuitry to perform diagnostic operations or
to permit reprogramming of the control circuitry when the rectified AC high voltage input is absent.

US Pat. No. 9,204,327

MOBILE ROUTER NETWORK

LEAR CORPORATION, South ...

1. A method comprising:
providing a wireless mobile router in a vehicle, said wireless mobile router comprising a wireless wide area network interface,
and a mobile wireless local area network interface, said wireless mobile router being operable to selectively establish a
first communication link coupling said wireless mobile router to a network management system by selecting between one of said
wireless wide area network interface and said mobile wireless local area network interface for said first communication link,
said network management system operable to monitor, administer and manage acquired data from a plurality of wireless mobile
routers and to manage communications with said plurality of wireless mobile routers;

utilizing said wireless mobile router to collect data independent of said wireless mobile router being coupled to said network
management system;

operating said wireless mobile router to select said data as at least one of diagnostic data for said vehicle and statistical
data;

storing said data in said wireless mobile router;
operating said wireless mobile router to automatically select and utilize said one of said wireless wide area network interface
and said mobile wireless local area network interface to establish said first communication link between said wireless mobile
router and said network management system upon an occurrence of a first predetermined event;

operating said wireless mobile router to upload said data to said network management system upon said occurrence of said predetermined
event;

operating said wireless mobile router to upload said data to said network management system via said first communication link,
and

operating said wireless mobile router to synchronize said transmitted data with said network management system when said first
communication link is established.

US Pat. No. 9,056,560

SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING A FRONT CUSHION MODULE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A vehicle seat assembly comprising:
a seat back pivotally disposed on a seat bottom, the seat bottom including:
first and second side frame members that each have a rear end disposed proximate the seat back and a front end disposed opposite
the rear end; and

a front cushion module including:
a support wire having first and second ends fixedly disposed on the front ends of the first and second side frame members,
respectively; and

a cushion that receives and is supported by the support wire, wherein the cushion includes a front surface disposed at a front
of the seat bottom, a top surface disposed at a top of the cushion, a bottom surface disposed opposite the top surface, and
a set of notches that extends from the front surface and extend from the bottom surface toward the top surface of the cushion
such that the members of the set of notches do not extend to the top surface and are spaced apart from each other and wherein
the support wire extends through each member of the set of notches; and

a trim cover assembly that is attached to the support wire within members of the set of notches.

US Pat. No. 9,811,956

PASSIVE ENTRY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A VEHICLE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A method comprising:
transmitting polling signals from antennas at respective positions about a vehicle, each polling signal including identifying
information;

receiving an acknowledgement signal from a remote unit, the acknowledgement signal including data within the acknowledgment
signal indicative of each polling signal received by the remote unit; and

determining a position of the remote unit relative to the vehicle based upon the data within the acknowledgement signal.

US Pat. No. 9,333,879

SLIDING PIN TYPE FLOOR LATCH

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A latching system for a vehicle seat comprising:
a latching component mountable on a vehicle seat component, the latching component comprising:
a housing for mounting the latching component;
a first bushing attached to the housing, the first bushing having a first guiding groove system;
a second bushing having a second guiding groove system, the second bushing positioned over the first bushing;
a striker mountable on a vehicle component, the striker having a slot;
a latch pin having a guide pin, the latch pin positioned within the second bushing such that the guide pin is positioned within
the first guiding groove system and the second guiding groove system wherein rotation of the second bushing causes movement
of the latch pin between an extended position and a retracted position via motion of the guide pin, the latch pin engaging
the slot of the striker at the extended position wherein the second bushing has a guide flange section defining a guiding
groove, the guiding groove receiving an actuating cable which is user operated to disengage the latch pin from the striker;
and

a torsion spring that biases the latch pin to the extended position.

US Pat. No. 9,296,303

ELECTRIC VEHICLE SUPPLY EQUIPMENT (EVSE) ASSEMBLY CONVERTIBLE BETWEEN A CORD SET AND A CHARGE STATION

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electric vehicle supply equipment assembly comprising:
a charge unit having a first connector of a first type and a control box connected to the first connector;
a charge station sub-assembly having a second connector of a second type and a charge station housing a receiving portion
configured to physically receive therein the control box of the charge unit; and

a cord set sub-assembly having a third connector of the second type;
wherein the first connector of the charge unit and the second connector of the charge station sub-assembly directly connect
to one another upon the control box of the charge unit being physically received within the receiving portion of the charge
station housing, the charge unit being electrically connected to the charge station sub-assembly while the first connector
of the charge unit and the second connector of the charge station sub-assembly are connected to one another to thereby form
a charge station;

wherein the charge unit electrically connects to the cord set sub-assembly while the first connector of the charge unit and
the third connector of the cord set sub-assembly are connected to one another to thereby form a cord set.

US Pat. No. 9,262,878

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ONE-WAY REMOTE ACTIVATION WITH ADAPTIVE PROTOCOL

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A system for remote activation of a device, the system comprising:
a remote unit comprising
a user interface for selecting a remote activation command,
a transmitter for transmitting a remote activation command signal according to one of a first transmission protocol and a
second transmission protocol, wherein a difference between the first and second transmission protocols comprises partition
of the command signal, and

a controller for selecting the first transmission protocol for use in transmitting a remote activation command signal when
a user selected remote activation command is of a first type, and selecting the second transmission protocol for use in transmitting
a remote activation command signal when a user selected remote activation command is of a second type, wherein the first type
of command comprises a command identified by the controller as having a first latency assigned thereto for effectuating the
command, and the second type of command comprises a command identified by the controller as having a second latency assigned
thereto for effectuating the command, the second latency less than the first latency.

US Pat. No. 9,050,460

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RADIATION BEAM MEASUREMENT NORMALIZATION

Sun Nuclear Corporation, ...

1. A radiotherapy system comprising:
a radiotherapy device operable to direct a radiation beam from a head thereof during operation;
a field detector positioned to be within the radiation beam during operation of the radiotherapy device and operable to generate
a beam measurement signal;

a reference detector positioned to be outside of the radiation beam during operation of the radiotherapy device and operable
to generate a reference signal; and

at least one computer in signal communication with the field detector and the reference detector and configured with software
to normalize the beam measurement signal based on the reference signal and to output a normalized beam measurement.

US Pat. No. 9,561,388

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RADIATION BEAM MEASUREMENT NORMALIZATION

Sun Nuclear Corporation, ...

1. A computer program product comprising a non-transient machine-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed
by at least one programmable processor, cause the at least one programmable processor to perform operations comprising:
receiving a beam measurement signal from a field detector, the beam measurement signal being representative of a radiation
beam directed from a head of a radiotherapy device during operation of the radiotherapy device;

receiving a reference signal from a reference detector positioned outside of the radiation beam during operation of the radiotherapy
device; and

normalizing the beam measurement signal based on the reference signal.

US Pat. No. 9,226,412

HOUSING WITH AIR CHAMBER FOR BATTERY MONITOR SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A housing comprising:
a main portion comprising at least one wall defining an opening having a perimeter, the at least one wall having a rib and
an inner wall extending therefrom about the perimeter of the opening, the inner wall having an air relief slot formed therein;
and

a cover having an edge defining a perimeter, the cover comprising a rib extending from the edge about the perimeter of the
cover;

wherein the main portion rib, the inner wall and the cover rib are configured to cooperate for attachment of the cover to
the main portion and to define an air chamber between the cover rib and the inner wall.

US Pat. No. 9,221,364

SYNCHRONIZER FOR MANUAL RECLINER

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A vehicle seat comprising:
a seat base;
a seat back attached to the seat base:
a hinge assembly connects the seat back to the seat base and includes a pair of adjustable recliners that are disposed on
opposite sides of the seat that are shifted between a locked position and an unlocked position by manually pivoting a connector
rod, wherein each recliner has a pivoting part and a stationary part that are each associated with one of the seat base and
seat back, the hinge assembly further including an easy entry lock module that may be actuated to release the seat back to
pivot over the seat base to provide access to an area behind the seat back; and

a synchronizer affixes each of the pivoting parts of the pair of recliners together to retain the pivoting part of each recliner
in alignment with the corresponding pivoting part of the other recliner, wherein the synchronizer is a tube extending between
the pair of adjustable recliners and that receives the connector rod inside the tube; and

the easy entry lock module comprises a pair of locking rings that are each fixed to one of the pivoting parts, concentric
to the connector rod, and operatively connected to the tube.

US Pat. No. 9,166,322

FEMALE ELECTRIC TERMINAL WITH GAP BETWEEN TERMINAL BEAMS

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A female electrical terminal assembly comprising:
a terminal base including:
a body that is generally shaped in the form of a rectangular box having first and second opposed sides connected together
by first and second side walls;

a plurality of first beams that extend from the first side of the body; and
a plurality of second beams that extend from the second side of the body; and
a clamp including:
a plurality of first clamp arms that engage the plurality of first beams of the terminal base;
a plurality of second clamp arms that engage the plurality of second beams of the terminal base; and
a lateral portion that extends through the body of the terminal base and connects the plurality of first clamp arms to the
plurality of second clamp arms,

wherein the clamp biases the plurality of first beams of the terminal base and the plurality of second beams of the terminal
base toward one another and maintains a gap therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,079,517

DUAL CAM RECLINER

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A recliner for a vehicle seat, comprising:
a stationary plate that is adapted to be secured to one of a seat bottom or a seat back;
a pivotal plate is secured to the other of the seat bottom or seat back and is pivotally connected to the stationary plate
about a pivot axis, the pivotal plate has a set of radially inwardly extending gear teeth;

a plurality of latches each define a pivot recess and are secured on one end to a pivot connector provided on the pivotal
plate, the pivot connectors are received in the pivot recesses, the latches are each provided with a set of radially outwardly
extending gear teeth that are selectively engaged with the teeth of the pivotal plate;

a load bearing cam is spring biased into engagement with the latches and resists disengagement of the gear teeth in the event
a crash load is applied to the seat back that is greater than a normal load; and

an anti-chucking cam disposed adjacent the load bearing cam that resists chucking movement of the seat back by clamping the
latches with a set of axial latch protrusions into a locked position wherein the gear teeth of the latches engage the gear
teeth of the pivotal plate, wherein the angle of inclination of seat back relative to the seat base is adjusted by rotating
a lever that pivots the load bearing cam and the anti-chucking cam until the gear teeth of the latches disengage the gear
teeth of the pivotal plate, wherein the anti-chucking cam includes a plurality of slots that each receive an axial cam protrusion
that extends axially from the load bearing cam that provide a lost motion connection between the load bearing cam and the
anti-chucking cam, wherein the load bearing cam has a plurality of retraction protrusions that each shift into a retraction
cut-out in one of the latches, and wherein the retraction protrusions engage a finger formed on each of the retraction cut-outs
that drive the latches into a retracted position in conjunction with the axial cam protrusions engaging an end of the slot
to shift a set of clamping edges away from the axial latch protrusions provided on the latches.

US Pat. No. 9,397,459

MANUAL SERVICE DISCONNECT WITH SCREW COVER

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A manual disconnect for an electric circuit, the manual disconnect comprising:
a housing;
a base attached to the housing by a fastener, the base including primary terminals;
an interlock connector;
an interlock resistor assembly; and
a plug assembly including fuse terminals and a bolt cover, the plug assembly being movable relative to the base along an axis
in an insertion direction between a disconnected position, wherein the fuse terminals are not engaged with respective primary
terminals, and a primary circuit engaged position wherein the fuse terminals are engaged with respective primary terminals;
and

the plug assembly being rotatable about the axis relative to the base to move the plug assembly from the primary circuit engaged
position to an interlock position, wherein the interlock connector is engaged with the interlock resistor assembly and the
bolt cover is positioned to prevent the fastener from being removed from the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,204,553

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A method for producing a printed circuit board comprising the steps of:
providing an insulating printed circuit board substrate having a clad layer of aluminum disposed thereon;
removing a portion of the clad layer of aluminum for defining circuit traces;
applying a layer of solderable material onto, and in conductive relation with, at least a portion of the clad layer of aluminum
using an electroless nickel plating (EN) process; and

applying a layer of conductive material to the layer of solderable material.

US Pat. No. 9,168,854

VEHICLE SEAT WITH PROTECTIVE CLOTH ANCHORING FLAPS, AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A vehicle seat comprising:
a frame;
a seat base including a foam bun that is attached to the frame;
a seat cover partially enclosing the foam bun; and
a protective cloth embedded into the foam bun, wherein the protective cloth includes at least one cloth flap that extends
outwardly from the foam bun to the frame and is secured to the frame by at least one fastener wherein the seat cover and protective
cloth are placed at least partially in a face to face relationship at an outer portion of each of the seat cover and the protective
cloth.

US Pat. No. 10,349,537

ELECTRICAL UNIT

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electrical unit, comprising:a housing member;
a cover configured to at least partially cover the housing member;
a primary circuit board fixed with the housing member, the primary circuit board including a plurality of connection sections and a primary controller; and
two or more secondary circuit boards, each secondary circuit board including electrical components configured to perform a respective vehicle function of a plurality of vehicle functions, wherein the electrical components of each secondary circuit board include a respective secondary controller;
wherein each secondary circuit board is connected to a respective connection section of the plurality of connection sections via a respective interconnection header;
wherein each secondary circuit board includes a main surface and a connector header extending in a perpendicular direction from the main surface such that the connector header is configured to connect to a respective connector portion of the cover in the perpendicular direction;
wherein the primary controller is configured to control, at least in part, operation of each secondary controller.

US Pat. No. 9,826,840

THORACIC REGION COMFORT SEATING SYSTEM

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A thoracic support for a seatback of a seat, the thoracic support comprising:
a center portion extending in an upright direction and adapted to be positioned adjacent the seatback to align adjacent a
thoracic region a user's spine, the center portion having a first hardness; and

a pair of side portions each disposed adjacent to and abuts the center portion along one lateral side of the center portion,
the side portions having a second hardness,

wherein the first hardness is greater than the second hardness so that the center portion provides support to at least a portion
of the thoracic region of the user's spine and further comprising a pocket sized to receive the support, wherein the pocket
is adapted to be secured to the seatback.

US Pat. No. 9,646,440

VEHICLE REMOTE FUNCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING VEHICLE FOB LOCATIONS USING ADAPTIVE FILTERING

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A vehicle remote function system for determining locations of a fob relative to a vehicle, the system comprising:
a controller adapted to be mounted in the vehicle and configured for communication with a plurality of antennas mounted at
different locations in the vehicle, the controller for use in determining locations of the fob based on ultra-wide band wireless
signals transmitted between the antennas and the fob;

wherein the controller is configured to use a first filtering of the wireless signals to determine an initial location of
the fob and control a vehicle function based on the initial fob location determined, and to use a second filtering of the
wireless signals to determine a subsequent location of the fob and control a vehicle function based on the subsequent fob
location determined, the second filtering of the wireless signals different than the first filtering of the wireless signals.

US Pat. No. 9,575,166

VEHICLE REMOTE FUNCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD USING ULTRA-WIDE BAND SIGNALS

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A vehicle remote function system for determining a location of a fob relative to a vehicle, the system comprising:
a plurality of antennas adapted to be mounted at different locations in the vehicle, each antenna for use in transmitting
and/or receiving ultra-wide band wireless signals to and/or from the fob; and

a controller adapted to be mounted in the vehicle and configured for communication with the antennas, the controller for use
in determining the location of the fob relative to the vehicle based on ultra-wide band wireless signals transmitted between
the antennas and the fob;

wherein the controller is configured to locate the fob within one of a plurality of three-dimensional zones, one of the plurality
of zones configured to have a substantially polygonal cross-section in a horizontal plane and wherein the controller is configured
to recognize back and forth movement of the fob between a combination of zones as a command to perform a vehicle function.

US Pat. No. 9,499,081

SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING A CROSS MEMBER

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat assembly comprising:
a seat back that includes:
first and second metal side frame members; and
a plastic cross member mounted to the first and second side frame members, wherein the plastic cross member has a top surface,
a support post opening disposed proximate the top surface for receiving a headrest support post, and a collar that is disposed
around the support post opening and that extends above the top surface, the collar having first and second slots that extend
from the support post opening and through the collar to an outer surface that is disposed opposite the support post opening;
and

a spacer band for engaging the headrest support post, wherein the spacer band is disposed in the support post opening and
is received in the first and second slots such that the spacer band is completely disposed in the collar.

US Pat. No. 9,463,336

BENCHMARK SYSTEM FOR RADIATION THERAPY PLANNING

Sun Nuclear Corporation, ...

1. A system comprising:
at least one programmable processor; and
a non-transient machine-readable medium storing instructions which, when executed by the at least one programmable processor,
cause the at least one programmable processor to perform operations comprising:

(a) receive a subset of radiation planning data for a given patient selected from a set of: anatomy volume contours and target
volume prescriptions;

(b) generate a fictitious treatment dose matrix from the subset of radiation planning data with a modeling process wherein
the subset and the modeling process are selected so that the fictitious treatment dose matrix provides a quality of dose placement
beyond that achievable with a physically realizable radiation therapy machine;

(c) receive radiation planning information selected from the group consisting of radiation plan goals for the given patient
and a clinical radiation therapy plan for the given patient;

(d) evaluate the radiation planning information against the fictitious treatment dose matrix; and
(e) output the evaluation.

US Pat. No. 9,255,741

COOLED ELECTRIC ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A cooled electric assembly comprising:
a box that defines an interior space;
an electrical conductor located within the interior space of the box;
a cooling tube having at least a portion that is located within the interior space of the box; and
a thermal conductor in thermal contact with both the electrical conductor and the cooling tube;
characterized in that a resistor included in an electric circuit is disposed within the interior space of the box and is attached
to the portion of the cooling tube that is located within the interior space of the box, and wherein

the cooling tube extends between a pipe inlet that is located outside the interior space of the box and a pipe outlet that
is located outside the interior space of the box.

US Pat. No. 9,065,327

EFFICIENCY OPTIMIZED POWER CONVERTER WITH DUAL VOLTAGE POWER FACTOR CORRECTION

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An efficiency optimized power converter with dual voltage power factor correction (PFC) comprising:
a rectifier circuit operable to rectify an AC input to a rectified DC output;
a boost circuit operable to boost the rectified DC output to one of a second DC output and a third DC output; and
a processor operable to receive a direct measurement of the AC input prior to rectification and a DC voltage sensed from an
output node of the boost circuit, and to process the received AC input and the received DC voltage to control PFC, the processor
further operable to control the boost circuit to output the second DC output when the measured AC input is less than a threshold
and to output the third DC output when the measured AC input is greater than or equal to the threshold;

wherein the processor manipulates the voltage sensed at the output node with control of a voltage divider circuit connected
to the output node.

US Pat. No. 10,031,740

METHOD FOR PROGRAMMING VEHICLE ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULES

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A method for generating a reprogramming file for reprogramming a target electronic control unit (ECU) in a target vehicle, said method comprising:providing access to a first file comprising high level language commands in a standardized specification language for reprogramming said target ECU,
said high level language commands are generated utilizing a standardized specification language editor comprising Open Test sequence data eXchange (OTX);
providing access to vehicle data for a plurality of vehicles and to a plurality of binary memory images and respective mapping of a corresponding plurality of ECU memories of each vehicle of said plurality of vehicles;
providing access to a dictionary database to convert high-level language commands-to Unified Diagnostic Services (UDS) operation transactions;
utilizing high-to-low level command conversions specific for said target ECU from said dictionary database to generate Unified Diagnostic Services (UDS) operation transactions from said high-level language commands;
converting high-level language diagnostic sequence commands into imperative language instructions;
compiling said imperative language instructions into binary code corresponding to handling routines;
segmenting a binary image of said target ECU into a plurality of data blocks;
compiling said plurality of data blocks and respective said UDS operation transactions to provide a plurality of UDS stages, each stage of said plurality of stages comprises one corresponding data block of said plurality of data blocks;
assembling said plurality of UDS stages and said handling routines into said reprogramming file.

US Pat. No. 9,845,026

ADJUSTABLE SEAT ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat assembly comprising:
a seat cushion adapted to be mounted for translation;
a seat back adapted to be pivotally mounted adjacent the seat cushion;
at least one actuator operably connected to at least one of the seat cushion and the seat back for adjustment of at least
one of a plurality of settings of the seat assembly; and

a controller in electrical communication with the at least one actuator and configured to:
receive a data input indicative of occupant anthropometry data,
receive a mode selection input indicative of a selected seat positioning mode,
compare the data input with predetermined data ranges for the selected seat positioning mode, and
adjust at least one of the plurality of settings of the at least one actuator to a predetermined setting based on the predetermined
data range.

US Pat. No. 9,813,436

METHOD FOR VEHICLE INTRUSION DETECTION WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A method of operating a predetermined electronic control unit disposed in a vehicle comprising a wireless wide area network
interface to access a wireless wide area network, a wireless local area network interface operable to provide a wireless local
area network mobile with said vehicle, a vehicle network bus and one or more additional electronic control units each comprising
a separate processor and a separate dedicated memory and each said additional electronic unit coupled to said vehicle network
bus, said predetermined electronic control unit comprising a predetermined unit separate processor, a predetermined unit separate
dedicated memory, and a predetermined unit interface to said vehicle network bus, said predetermined electronic control unit
operable to route data between one or more mobile devices located in said vehicle coupled to said wireless local area network
and said wireless wide area network, said method comprising:
providing said predetermined electronic control unit with an intrusion detection program to detect electronic intrusions;
storing said intrusion detection program in said predetermined unit separate dedicated memory;
isolating said intrusion detection program to insure the integrity of said intrusion detection program,
utilizing one or more memory isolation approaches to isolate said intrusion detection program from said any other programs
in said vehicle including all said any other programs stored in said predetermined unit separate dedicated memory;

executing said intrusion detection program to monitor data on said vehicle network bus;
executing said intrusion detection program to detect one or more anomalies indicative of electronic intrusion in said monitored
data;

said one or more anomalies indicative of an electronic intrusion comprise re-flashing of an electronic control unit memory
and predetermined radio frequency hub activity in said vehicle of a type that comprise attempts to determine a predetermined
code assigned to said vehicle; and

receiving at least one of calibration information and update information for said intrusion detection program via a selected
one of said wireless wide area network interface and said wireless local area network interface; and

generating an alert upon detection of said one or more of anomalies indicative of electronic intrusion.

US Pat. No. 9,772,392

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING HARDWARE IN AN INSULATION RESISTANCE MONITORING SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An apparatus for diagnosing electronics in an insulation resistance monitoring system, the apparatus comprising:
a controller for being electrically coupled to a plurality of electronics including a plurality of switches that are electrically
coupled to a positive branch and to a negative branch in a high voltage network and a low voltage network, the plurality of
electronics being configured to perform insulation resistance monitoring in a vehicle, the controller being configured to:

at least one of activate and deactivate any number of the plurality of switches to determine an overall voltage of the positive
branch and the negative branch;

detect a fault in at least one of the positive branch and the negative branch that corresponds to a failure of any one of
the plurality of electronics based on the overall voltage, and

determine the overall voltage independently of the insulation resistance monitoring being performed in the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,586,532

VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY WITH ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A vehicle seat assembly having an entertainment system, comprising:
a seat back having a cavity therein;
a display screen arrangement attached to the seat back and including a display screen and a support structure supporting the
display screen;

a pair of hinges each having a first portion attached to the seat back and a second portion attached to a back side of the
display screen such that the display screen arrangement is rotatable between a stowed position wherein the display screen
faces forward and is disposed within the cavity in the seat back and a use position wherein the display screen faces rearward
and is disposed outside the cavity in the seat back; and

a speaker arrangement in electrical communication with the display screen and disposed in the seat back, the speaker arrangement
being positioned to be covered by the display screen arrangement such that a front of the display screen faces a front of
the speaker arrangement when the display screen arrangement is in the stowed position.

US Pat. No. 9,555,728

LAYERED SEATING SYSTEM WITH ATTACHMENTS

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A vehicle seat assembly comprising:
a structural layer formed of a first foam material and adapted to be mounted to a seat frame to provide support to an occupant,
the structural layer having at least one channel formed therein;

a cushion layer formed of a second foam material provided adjacent to the structural layer, the cushion layer having at least
one channel formed therethrough;

a trim member secured over the cushion layer to form a seating surface; and
at least one attachment member mounted to the trim member along at least one securement portion, the attachment member extending
through the at least one channel of the cushion layer and extending into the at least one channel of the structural layer
such that the attachment member is engaged with and thereby retained by at least the structural layer,

wherein the at least one attachment member includes a first engagement feature having at least one saw tooth protrusion that
is engaged with and thereby retained in the channel of the structural layer and a second engagement feature located between
the securement portion and the first engagement feature that is sized to be received within the channel of the cushion layer,

the trim member and the cushion layer thereby secured on the structural layer by the attachment member.

US Pat. No. 9,457,699

AUTOMATIC HEAD RESTRAINT ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE SEAT

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A seat assembly comprising:
a seat portion adapted to be adjustably mounted within a vehicle;
a plurality of sensors mounted along the seat portion and spaced apart from each other in the lateral direction along the
seat portion, wherein the sensors measures capacitance at a plurality of points along the seat portion and provide an output
signal indicative of a passenger without requiring contact by the passenger with the seat portion;

a controller in communication with the sensors for receiving the output signal of the sensors and generating a control signal
to position the seat portion based on the output signal; and

an actuator operatively connected to the seat portion for positioning the seat portion based on the control signal received
from the controller.

US Pat. No. 9,236,682

CYLINDRICAL ELECTRIC CONNECTOR WITH BIASED CONTACT

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electric connector comprising:
a terminal body defining an interior space; and
an electric contact located within the internal space and including a base contact ring that is biased into engagement with
the terminal body, an outer ring that is biased into engagement with the terminal body, and a contact arm that extends from
the base contact ring to the outer ring, wherein either:

(1) the contact arm is angled in an inward direction from the base contact ring to a contact area, and further is angled in
an outward direction from the contact area to the outer ring; or

(2) the interior space extends between an interior wall of the terminal body and an outer opening, and an end cap extends
through the outer opening and retains the electric contact in the interior space.

US Pat. No. 9,085,248

SEAT RECLINER WITH COAXIAL EASY ENTRY RELEASE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A recliner apparatus for a vehicle seat that includes a seat base and a seat back, the recliner apparatus comprising:
a shaft having a first end portion that extends outboard of a first side of the seat base and a second end portion that extends
outboard of a second side of the seat base, wherein the shaft pivots about a pivot axis;

a first recliner that is attached to the first end portion of the shaft and is adjustable about the pivot axis to selectively
hold the seat back at a selected angle within a range of tilt angles;

a second recliner that connects the seat back to the second end portion of the shaft and is adjustable about the pivot axis
to selectively hold the seat back at the selected angle;

a third recliner that connects the first recliner to the seat back and is attached coaxially to the first recliner, the third
recliner being provided to pivot the seat back about the pivot axis between a forwardly folded position and the selected angle;

a first weld plate attached to the first recliner; and
a second weld plate attached to the third recliner, wherein the first and second weld plates are welded together to connect
the first recliner to the third recliner.

US Pat. No. 9,810,742

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING RELAY CONTACTS

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A system for monitoring at least one relay contact, the system comprising:
an emitter adapted for electrical communication with a first side of a first relay contact and for electrical communication
with a first side of a second relay contact, the emitter configured to emit a monitoring signal;

a first receiver adapted for electrical communication with a second side of the first relay contact and configured to detect
the monitoring signal emitted by the emitter;

a second receiver adapted for electrical communication with a second side of the second relay contact and configured to detect
the monitoring signal emitted by the emitter; and

a controller adapted for electrical communication with the emitter and the first and second receivers, the controller configured
to determine an open or a closed state of the first relay contact and to determine an open or a closed state of the second
relay contact;

wherein the controller controls the emitter to emit the monitoring signal comprising a first component and a second component
different than the first component, the controller determines a closed state of the first relay contact if the first receiver
detects the first component, the controller determines an open state of the first relay contact if the first receiver fails
to detect the first component, the controller determines a closed state of the second relay contact if the second receiver
detects the second component, and the controller determines an open state of the second relay contact if the second receiver
fails to detect the second component.

US Pat. No. 9,490,711

GATE DRIVE POWER SUPPLY HAVING GATE DRIVE VOLTAGE SUPPLY TRANSFORMER CIRCUITS AND KICK STARTER CIRCUIT

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A gate drive power supply system comprising:
a voltage boost stage configured to boost an input voltage into a boost voltage;
an inverter stage configured to invert the boost voltage into an AC voltage;
a plurality of gate drive voltage supply circuits transformer coupled to the inverter stage to receive an AC output based
on the AC voltage and configured to convert the AC output into DC supply voltages for gate drives;

a gate driver controller configured to control operation of the inverter stage in inverting the boost voltage into the AC
voltage;

a gate driver controller voltage supply circuit transformer coupled to the inverter stage to receive another AC output based
on the AC voltage and configured to convert the other AC output into a DC supply voltage for the gate driver controller; and

a kick starter circuit configured to supply the gate driver controller with energy while the DC supply voltage from the gate
driver controller voltage supply circuit is insufficient for powering the gate driver controller.

US Pat. No. 9,481,272

VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat assembly for a vehicle, comprising:
a seat cushion having a front-to-rear orientation defining a fore-aft axis, and a side-to-side orientation defining a transverse
axis perpendicular to the fore-aft axis;

a seat back connected to the seat cushion;
a riser attached to the seat cushion proximate a front of the seat cushion for pivotally attaching the seat cushion to the
vehicle; and

a latch assembly attached to the seat cushion proximate a rear of the seat cushion and including a latch having a latch position
that attaches the seat cushion to the vehicle at the latch assembly, and a release position that releases the seat cushion
from the vehicle at the latch assembly, the latch assembly further including a slider arrangement effecting a pivotal movement
of at least a portion of the latch assembly inboard toward a center line of the seat cushion and generally in a direction
along the transverse axis when the latch releases the seat cushion from the vehicle at the latch assembly and the seat assembly
is pivoted forward about the riser.

US Pat. No. 9,463,718

VEHICLE SEAT LATCHING MECHANISM

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat assembly comprising:
a seat bottom adapted to mount to a vehicle;
a first seat back pivotally attached to the seat bottom defining a recline angle relative to the seat bottom;
a second seat back pivotally attached to the seat bottom proximate to the first seat back defining a recline angle relative
to the seat bottom; and

a latching mechanism comprising:
a releasable catch mounted to the first seat back,
a pin mounted to the second seat back and configured to cooperate with the releasable catch, wherein the pin is pivotally
connected to the second seat back and is sized to be received within the catch mounted to the first seat back, the pin being
adapted to pivot to a stowed position when the first seat back is pivoted to a recline angle that is less than the second
seat back recline angle,

a spindle affixed to the first seat back,
a cable disposed on the second seat back having a first end in mechanical connection with the pin, and a second end wrapped
about a portion of the spindle, and

a compensator spring disposed in a middle portion of the cable, wherein a forward pivoting of the spindle relative to the
second seat back unwraps the cable releasing a tensile force in the cable such that the compensator spring expands and takes
up an excess length in the cable, thereby pivoting the pin to a stowed position.

US Pat. No. 9,340,125

EASY ENTRY ADJUSTABLE END STOP

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat adjuster, comprising:
a cross member;
an end stop bracket; and
an adjustable end stop lever;
wherein the adjustable end stop lever is configured to rotate between a first position in which the adjustable end stop lever
engages the end stop bracket and prevents movement of a seat from a comfort range into an easy entry range, and a second position
in which the adjustable end stop does not prevent movement of the seat from the comfort range into the easy entry range;

wherein the cross member is rotatably supported by the adjustable end stop lever and the cross member is configured for rotating
independently of the adjustable end stop lever.

US Pat. No. 9,182,473

SYSTEM, METHOD AND PRODUCT FOR LOCATING VEHICLE KEY USING NEURAL NETWORKS

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A system for determining a location of a key fob for use in a vehicle access system, the location system comprising:
a control unit for mounting in a vehicle, the control unit configured to receive a plurality of signals, each signal representing
a strength of a wireless signal transmitted between the key fob and one of a plurality of antennas located on a vehicle; and

a plurality of neural networks having a cascade topology, the plurality of neural networks comprising
a first neural network for determining one of a vehicle internal position and a vehicle external position of the key fob based
on the wireless signal strengths, wherein determining one of a vehicle internal position and a vehicle external position comprises
calculating a plurality of intermediate internal/external position neurons having learned weights and activation functions
associated therewith, and calculating an internal/external output neuron for use in indicating one of the vehicle internal
position and the vehicle external position of the key fob,

a second neural network in communication with the first neural network, the second neural network for determining one of a
plurality of vehicle interior positions of the key fob based on the wireless signal strengths, wherein determining one of
a plurality of vehicle interior positions comprises calculating a plurality of intermediate interior position neurons having
learned weights and activation functions associated therewith, and calculating a plurality of interior position output neurons
for use in indicating one of a plurality of vehicle interior positions of the key fob, and

a third neural network in communication with the first neural network, the third neural network for determining one of a plurality
of vehicle exterior positions of the key fob based on the wireless signal strengths, wherein determining one of a plurality
of vehicle exterior positions of the key fob comprises calculating a plurality of intermediate exterior position neurons having
learned weights and activation functions associated therewith, and calculating a plurality of exterior position output neurons
for use in indicating one of a plurality of vehicle exterior positions of the key fob.

US Pat. No. 9,050,911

LATCHING SYSTEM ASSOCIATED WITH A SEAT

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A latching system comprising:
a latch arm having a striker slot that is configured to receive a striker; and
a biasing member having a first coil portion;
wherein the latch arm moves from an unlatched position to a latched position and the first coil portion moves across the striker
slot when the first coil portion is disengaged from the latch arm.

US Pat. No. 10,032,528

FULLY CERAMIC MICRO-ENCAPSULATED (FCM) FUEL FOR CANDUS AND OTHER REACTORS

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corpor...

1. A fuel pellet for a nuclear reactor comprising:a silicon carbide matrix;
a plurality of tristructural-isotropic fuel particles embedded in the silicon carbide matrix; and
two or more burnable poisons;
wherein:
the two or more burnable poisons include at least one short-acting burnable poison and at least one long-acting burnable poison;
the at least one short-acting burnable poison has a larger neutron absorption cross section compared to the at least one long-acting burnable poison; and
the at least one short-acting burnable poison includes gadolinium oxide and the at least one long-acting burnable poison includes erbium oxide.

US Pat. No. 9,825,363

LOOP ANTENNA FOR PORTABLE REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A fob comprising:
a printed circuit board (PCB) having first and second outer sides;
a first loop antenna portion in a form of a printed metallic trace on the first side of the PCB and is in a plane parallel
with the PCB;

a second loop antenna portion in a form of a raised metallic structure raised out and away from the second side of the PCB;
wherein the first and second loop antenna portions are connected together to form a loop antenna;
wherein the first side of the PCB includes componentry thereon such that a surface area of the first side of the PCB is insufficient
for accommodating the loop antenna in the form of solely a printed metallic trace on the first side of the PCB; and

wherein the first side of the PCB has an insufficient amount of clearance to enable a loop antenna portion in the form of
a raised metallic structure raised out and away from the first side of the PCB to be on the first side of the PCB.

US Pat. No. 9,743,544

POSITIONING ELEMENT

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A part of a housing comprising:
a base having inner sides and external sides; and
at least one positioning element arranged on one of the inner sides of the base, wherein
the at least one positioning element is produced from the same mold half of a mold used to produce one of the external sides
of the base,

the at least one positioning element is a single part with the base that is produced with the same mold and in a single operation
as the at least one positioning element, and

the at least one positioning element forms at least one reference surface;
characterized in that a printed circuit board having plug contacts is attached to a part of a housing that is joined to least
one other part of a housing and forms a housing part, wherein the printed circuit board demonstrates at least one through-hole
which corresponds to the at least one reference surface of the at least one positioning element in such a manner that one
surface side of the printed circuit board can come to rest on the at least one reference surface of the at least one positioning
element with positive fit in the mounted state; and

further characterized in that the printed circuit board having the plug contacts is attached to one of the part of the housing
and the other part of the housing that is assembled with the part of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,610,878

SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING A CROSS MEMBER

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat assembly comprising:
a seat back having a frame assembly that includes a unitary plastic cross member that extends between first and second side
members, wherein the cross member includes:

a first support post opening; and
a first flexible arm that is disposed in the cross member proximate an end of the first support post opening, wherein the
first flexible arm has a first barb; and

a support post for supporting a headrest, the support post having a first notch;
wherein the first flexible arm is configured to flex between a latched position in which the first barb is disposed in the
first notch to inhibit movement of the support post and an unlatched position in which the first barb is spaced apart from
the first notch to permit removal of the support post from the first support post opening and the cross member extends from
the first side member to the second side member and is fixedly positioned with respect to the first side member and the second
side member.

US Pat. No. 9,578,672

MOBILE ROUTER WITH SESSION PROXY

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium with computer executable instructions stored thereon executed by a processor
in a vehicle comprising a wireless local area network interface and a wireless cellular network interface to provide a communication
method, the method comprising:
detecting an attempt by a mobile device disposed in said vehicle to establish a transport protocol session with a destination
device via said wireless local area network interface;

responding to said detected attempt by:
automatically initiating a first transport protocol session with said mobile device over said wireless local area network
interface; and

automatically initiating a second transport protocol session with said destination device over said wireless cellular network
interface, said second transport protocol session comprising a cellular network layer and a wide area network layer;

monitoring said cellular network layer and said wide area network layer by sending data packets over said wireless cellular
network interface to detect if said wide area network layer or said cellular network layer is interrupted;

detecting if said wide area network layer or said cellular network layer is interrupted by detecting an interruption in said
second transport protocol session; and

after detecting an interruption in said second transport protocol session:
maintaining said first transport protocol session; and
automatically reestablishing said second transport protocol session while maintaining said first transport protocol session.

US Pat. No. 9,444,205

ELECTRIC CONNECTOR WITH CONTACT PROTECTION

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. An electric connector comprising:
a connector body;
a conductor base attached to the connector body;
a plurality of contact arms that extends from the conductor base away from the connector body, the contact arms defining a
central space;

a spring that includes a plurality of spring arms that engage the plurality of contact arms and bias the plurality of contact
arms toward the central space, and

a pin attached to the connector body and located in the central space.

US Pat. No. 9,437,064

METHOD FOR EXTENDING COMMUNICATION RANGE OF REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM DURING WALKAWAY LOCKING CONTROL FUNCTION

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A method comprising:
transmitting a gain command signal from the base station;
in response to the controller receiving the gain command signal, increasing a reception gain level of a portable controller
to a high gain level providing an extended communication range in which the controller receives polling signals from a base
station, the controller being unable to receive the polling signals while the controller is outside of the extended communication
range; and

upon the controller not receiving the polling signals, transmitting a command signal from the controller for receipt by the
base station and decreasing the reception gain level back to a normal gain level.

US Pat. No. 9,895,557

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CALORIMETRY PROBE

Sun Nuclear Corporation, ...

1. A calorimeter comprising:
at least one core;
a jacket surrounding the at least one core to provide thermal isolation of the at least one core from the ambient environment;
a first thermal barrier comprising an aero-gel based material disposed between the at least one core and the jacket; and
a temperature sensing element thermally coupled to the at least one core.

US Pat. No. 9,791,494

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DIAGNOSTICS OF A CAPACITIVE SENSOR

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An apparatus for diagnosing a state of a capacitive sensor, the apparatus comprising:
a control unit for being operably coupled to a capacitor that exhibits a drift condition and to the capacitive sensor, the
control unit being configured to:

determine an impedance of the capacitive sensor;
determine a resistance of the capacitive sensor based on at least the impedance;
determine a characteristic of the capacitor based on the resistance of the capacitive sensor; and
provide an estimated capacitance based on the characteristic of the capacitor, the estimated capacitance being indicative
of the capacitive sensor exhibiting a fault condition.

US Pat. No. 9,685,014

REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM USING DIFFERENT TYPES OF CARRIER WAVES FOR POLLING SIGNALS

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A method comprising:
detecting, by a base station of a vehicle, whether the vehicle is in a key on vehicle state, an accessory mode vehicle state,
or a key off vehicle state;

selecting, at the base station, a LF sinusoidal carrier wave in response to the vehicle being either in the key on vehicle
state or the accessory mode vehicle state, the LF sinusoidal carrier wave having a carrier frequency falling within a range
of 20 kHz to 300 kHz;

generating, at the base station, a first LF polling signal including a wakeup message and the LF sinusoidal carrier wave;
transmitting, from an antenna of the base station, while the vehicle is either in the key on vehicle state or the accessory
mode vehicle state the first polling signal for receipt by a portable controller;

selecting, at the base station, a LF non-sinusoidal periodic carrier wave in response to the vehicle being in the key off
vehicle state, the LF non-sinusoidal periodic carrier wave having a carrier frequency falling within a range of 20 kHz to
300 kHz;

generating, at the base station, a second LF polling signal including a wakeup message and the LF non-sinusoidal periodic
carrier wave; and

periodically transmitting, from the antenna of the base station, while the vehicle is in the key off vehicle state the second
polling signal during an absence of a user touching the vehicle until a portable controller responds to the second LF polling
signal.

US Pat. No. 9,561,742

MOVABLE HEAD RESTRAINTS FOR VEHICLE SEATS

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A vehicle head restraint assembly comprising:
a first guide member mounted proximate to a vehicle seat back;
a second guide member mounted to the first guide member for movement relative to the first guide member;
a head restraint mounted to the second guide member;
a series of notches formed in one of the first guide member and the second guide member and spaced incrementally in a fore
and aft direction;

a button actuator mounted to an outboard side of the head restraint for movement of the button actuator in a lateral direction
of the head restraint; and

a locking arm mounted to the one of the first guide member and the second guide member to translate in a vertical direction
engage one of the series of notches to lock the first guide member relative to the second guide member;

a push rod cooperating with the button actuator;
a biasing member cooperating with the locking arm and the push rod, wherein actuation of the push rod in a lateral direction
compresses the biasing member in a vertical direction and disengages the locking arm from the series of notches for permitting
adjustment of the head restraint relative to the vehicle seat back;

a second locking mechanism for permitting adjustment of the head restraint relative to the vehicle seat back in upright direction;
and

a second button actuator, wherein actuation of the second button actuators disengages the second locking mechanism for permitting
adjustment of the position of the head restraint relative to the vehicle seat back in a second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,509,126

POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX COMPRISING A SCREW WITH A SLEEVE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A power distribution box comprising:
a screw defining a longitudinal axis and comprising a screw head and a screw shank adjacent to the screw head, the screw shank
including a longitudinal end opposite the screw head;

a sleeve including an axially extending sleeve hole through which the screw shank extends;
a circuit board; and
a busbar electrically coupled to the circuit board and including a busbar hole configured to permit the screw shank to extend
through,

wherein at least one of the sleeve and the screw is electrically coupled to the busbar; the screw is rotatably fixed relative
to the circuit board; and the sleeve is configured to receive a portion of a torque applied proximate the longitudinal end
of the screw shank.

US Pat. No. 9,434,263

MULTI-MODE BATTERY CHARGER

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A multi-mode battery charger for a vehicle comprising:
a controller for being electrically coupled to a plurality of charging systems, each charging system being configured to provide
a first power from an external power source and to convert the first power into a second power that is suitable for storage
on at least one battery on the vehicle, the controller being configured to enable a first charging system of the plurality
of charging systems to provide the first power based on a charging priority order in the event two or more of the plurality
of charging systems are each determined to provide the first power to the vehicle at the same time,

wherein the plurality of charging systems comprise an inductive charging system, a conductive charging system, and a direct
current (DC) quick charging system, and

wherein the inductive charging system includes a receiver and a power rectifier positioned on the vehicle for providing the
second power directly to the battery.

US Pat. No. 9,431,740

METHOD OF ASSEMBLING AN ELECTRICAL TERMINAL ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A method of assembling an electrical terminal assembly comprising:
a. providing a base including a plurality of base beams;
b. providing a spring member including a plurality of spring beams, wherein the spring member defines an axis such that the
plurality of spring beams are spaced radially apart from the axis;

c. deflecting the spring beams radially outwardly;
d. inserting the base in the spring member to position the base beams adjacent to the spring beams; and
e. releasing the spring beams such that the spring beams retract radially inwardly against the base beams, thereby assembling
an electrical terminal assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,325,111

ELECTRICAL CENTER AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY SYSTEM

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electrical junction box comprising:
a connector retainer assembly having a latch pin extending outward therefrom, the latch pin defining a contact surface; and
a connector housing assembly including a pivotal lever arm having a first end and a second end pivotally attached to the connector
housing assembly, the second end of the lever arm having a cam slot formed therein, the cam slot defining an engagement surface;

wherein the connector retainer assembly and the connector housing assembly are configured so that when the lever arm is moved
in a single motion in a single direction relative to the connector housing assembly, the engagement surface engages the contact
surface and moves the connector housing assembly from a pre-staged position relative to the connector retainer assembly to
an assembled position relative to the connector retainer assembly;

wherein in the pre-staged position the lever arm and the latch pin are positioned such that the latch pin is outside of the
cam slot and spaced apart from the engagement surface, and wherein in the assembled position the lever arm and the latch pin
are positioned such that the latch pin is within the cam slot.

US Pat. No. 9,281,611

ELECTRIC CONNECTOR WITH WIRE RETAINER TUBE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electric connector comprising:
a connector body;
a terminal mounted to the connector body;
a wire connected to the terminal and including a conductive portion having a non-exposed portion that is surrounded by a wire
insulation and an exposed portion that is not surrounded by the wire insulation; and

a retainer tube mounted to the connector body and engaged with the wire, wherein the retainer tube generally surrounds the
exposed portion of the conductive portion of the wire.

US Pat. No. 9,231,359

MANUAL SERVICE DISCONNECT FOR AN ELECTRIC CIRCUIT

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A manual disconnect for an electric circuit, the manual disconnect comprising:
a base including primary terminals and an interlock connector; and
a plug assembly including fuse terminals and an interlock resistor assembly, the plug assembly movable relative to the base
between a disconnected position wherein the fuse terminals are not engaged with respective primary terminals, a primary circuit
engaged position wherein the fuse terminals are engaged with respective primary terminals, and an interlock position wherein
the interlock connector is engaged with the interlock resistor assembly;

wherein the plug assembly is moved in an insertion direction relative to the base to move the plug assembly from the disconnected
position to the primary circuit engaged position, and the plug assembly is rotated about an axis relative to the base to move
the plug assembly from the primary circuit engaged position to the interlock position.

US Pat. No. 10,052,983

FOLD AND TUMBLE MECHANISM FOR A VEHICLE SEAT

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A vehicle seat comprising:a seat bottom;
a seat back that is pivotable with respect to the seat bottom;
a recliner arrangement including a recliner bracket connected to the seat bottom, a back side bracket connected to the seat back, and a recliner connected to the recliner bracket and the back side bracket and configured to allow the seat back to pivot with respect to the seat bottom;
a floor latch associated with the seat bottom; and
a fold and tumble mechanism including a support bracket fixedly connected to the back side bracket, an actuating member pivotally connected to the support bracket, and a rocker member pivotally connected to the recliner bracket and connected to a latch cable associated with the floor latch, wherein the actuating member is engageable with the rocker member when the seat back is pivoted forwardly to cause the rocker member to pivot and pull on the latch cable, which releases the floor latch so that the seat bottom may pivot upwardly;
wherein the recliner is disposed between the recliner bracket and the back side bracket, and the recliner bracket is disposed between the recliner and the support bracket.

US Pat. No. 9,793,642

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A connector assembly comprising:
a housing forming an exterior, an inlet end, a cavity, and an outlet end, the housing having a recess formed within the exterior
and at least one aperture formed through the housing within the recess for venting the cavity; and

a cord extending through the inlet end into the cavity;
wherein the housing forms a handle with a handle exterior; and
wherein the recess is formed in the handle exterior.

US Pat. No. 9,744,880

MEMBER MOUNTING BRACKET

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A combined mounting bracket and flexible hose assembly comprising:
a mounting bracket including a base including a first side that faces in a first direction and a second side that faces in
a second direction that is opposite to the first direction; a mounting feature extending in the first direction from the first
side of the base and adapted to secure the base to a frame assembly of a seat; and a plurality of attachment features extending
in the second direction from the second side of the base; and

a flexible hose that connects a pressure sensor to a sensor assembly and is connected to the plurality of attachment features
of the base.

US Pat. No. 9,616,779

SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING A LATCH MECHANISM

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat assembly comprising:
a first seat back portion that is pivotable about an axis and has a striker;
a second seat back portion that is pivotable about the axis and is disposed adjacent to the first seat back portion;
a latch release mechanism that is disposed on the second seat back portion and includes an actuating shaft; and
a latch mechanism that is disposed on the second seat back portion, the latch mechanism including:
a pawl that rotates about a first axis;
a catching cam that rotates about a second axis and has an actuating shaft opening that receives the actuating shaft; and
a clamping cam that rotates about the second axis and has an actuating shaft opening that receives the actuating shaft;
wherein the actuating shaft engages and rotates the catching cam before engaging and rotating the clamping cam to actuate
the pawl from a closed position to an open position.

US Pat. No. 9,566,945

PASSIVE ENTRY PASSIVE START (PEPS) SYSTEM WITH RELAY ATTACK PREVENTION

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A method comprising:
communicating authorization signals and time-of-flight (ToF) ranging signals concurrently between a portable controller and
a base station at a target to confirm from the authorization signals whether the portable controller is authorized for controlling
a function of the target and to confirm from the ToF ranging signals whether the portable controller is within range of the
target;

prior to communicating the authorization signals between the portable controller and the base station, communicating wakeup
signals between the portable controller and the base station to wakeup the portable controller and to acknowledge to the base
station that the portable controller is awake; and

preventing the function of the target to be controlled when the portable controller is not within range of the target.

US Pat. No. 9,564,697

PRESS FIT ELECTRICAL TERMINAL HAVING A SOLDER TAB SHORTER THAN PCB THICKNESS AND METHOD OF USING SAME

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A method of assembling a circuit board, the
inserting a solder tab of a first electrical terminal into a first side of the circuit board;
applying a layer of solder paste to a second side of the circuit board, the second side disposed opposite of the first side;
and

applying an initial layer of solder paste to the first side of the circuit board before inserting the solder tab into the
first side of the circuit board, wherein the initial layer of solder paste and the layer of solder paste have different liquidus
temperatures;

wherein the solder tab extends no further than the second side of the circuit board, wherein the solder tab extends short
of the second side of the circuit board, and the first electrical terminal contacts the first side of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,337,567

SEAL FOR AN ELECTRIC TERMINAL

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A sealed terminal housing comprising:
a header defining a terminal opening;
an electric terminal extending through the terminal opening, the electric terminal including an inner end and a terminal stop,
an inner axis being defined from the inner end to the terminal stop;

a terminal seal located in the terminal opening and compressed against the header and the electric terminal; and
a seal cap located in the terminal opening and engaging the header and the terminal stop; wherein
the terminal opening includes (1) a cap seat that has a substantially oval shape in a cross-section taken perpendicular to
the inner axis and the seal cap is located in the cap seat, (2) a terminal pass-through that is adapted to allow passage of
the electric terminal and to prevent passage of the terminal seal, and (3) a seal space located between the cap seat and the
terminal pass-through.

US Pat. No. 9,233,631

ADJUSTABLE HEAD RESTRAINT ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A head restraint assembly comprising:
a first guide member adapted to be mounted proximate to a seat back;
a second guide member mounted to the first guide member for translation along the first guide member, wherein the first and
second guide members are the only guide members to minimize binding;

a locking mechanism mounted to the second guide member in cooperation with the first guide member to lock the second guide
member relative to the first guide member;

a frame mounted to at least one support post, wherein the first guide member is supported by the frame;
wherein the first guide member comprises a pair of bushings; and
wherein the head restraint assembly further comprises a pair of nuts mounted to the frame to retain the pair of bushings;
a housing supported upon the second guide member; and
a drum spring return mechanism supported upon the frame with a distal end connected to the housing to translate the housing
to a return position when the locking mechanism is unlocked.

US Pat. No. 10,093,211

VEHICLE SEATING ASSEMBLY WITH AESTHETIC LEATHER TRIM COVER ASSEMBLY

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A vehicle seat assembly comprising:a cushion; and
a leather trim cover assembly disposed over the cushion, the trim cover assembly having a central trim panel assembly secured to at least one peripheral trim panel assembly, the central trim panel assembly having a leather upper layer and a sub-layer assembly having a plurality of spaced apart resilient geometric shaped protrusions adhesively bonded to the leather upper layer.

US Pat. No. 9,873,357

RECLINER MECHANISM

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A recliner mechanism comprising:
a first plate;
a second plate that is rotatable about an axis with respect to the first plate, the second plate having a set of teeth and
a set of locking protrusions;

a set of pawls that are moveable between an extended position in which the pawls engage the teeth to inhibit rotation of the
second plate with respect to the first plate and a retracted position in which the pawls do not engage the teeth to permit
rotation of the second plate with respect to the first plate; and

a memory plate that is disposed between the first plate and the second plate and that is moveable along the axis, the memory
plate having a set of memory plate teeth, wherein the memory plate holds the pawls in the retracted position when the memory
plate is actuated toward the second plate and the memory plate teeth engage the locking protrusions.

US Pat. No. 9,776,538

ARMREST HINGE WITH CABLE PASS-THROUGH

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A vehicle armrest assembly comprising:
a seat frame;
an armrest attached to the seat frame for relative movement about a pivot axis, the armrest including a hinge that includes
a hinge pass-through that is located around the pivot axis;

a module located on the armrest; and
a module line that extends from the module to a connector mounted on the seat frame and is located partially within the hinge
pass-through.

US Pat. No. 9,612,285

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING RELAY CONTACTS

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A system for monitoring at least one relay contact, the system comprising:
an emitter adapted for electrical communication with a first side of a first relay contact and configured to emit a monitoring
signal;

a first receiver adapted for electrical communication with a second side of the first relay contact and configured to detect
a monitoring signal emitted by the emitter; and

a controller adapted for electrical communication with the emitter and the first receiver, the controller configured to determine
an open or a closed state of the first relay contact;

wherein the controller controls the emitter to emit a monitoring signal, the controller determines a closed state of the first
relay contact if the first receiver detects the monitoring signal, and the controller determines an open state of the first
relay contact if the first receiver fails to detect monitoring signal.

US Pat. No. 9,487,108

MOTOR VEHICLE SEAT, MOTOR VEHICLE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A vehicle seat having a left side structure and a right side structure, where an axial direction is defined as being oriented
transversely between the left and right side structures, said seat comprising:
in each of the left side structure and the right side structure:
a backrest longitudinal bracing defining one side of a backrest structure;
a seat longitudinal bracing defining one side of a seat structure; and
an adjustment device pivotably coupling the backrest structure to the seat structure, said adjustment device including a backrest
section bracket fixed to the backrest longitudinal bracing and a seat section bracket fixed to the seat longitudinal bracing,

where the backrest section bracket and the seat section bracket are pivotably coupled together allowing pivoting about the
axial direction,

and the backrest section bracket and the seat section bracket each include an offset in the axial direction defining an axial
space between the backrest section bracket and the seat section bracket,

and the backrest longitudinal bracing and seat longitudinal bracing are positioned between the backrest section bracket and
the seat section bracket in the axial space defined by the offsets.

US Pat. No. 9,333,880

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING VEHICLE SEAT MOVEMENT

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A system for controlling movement of a seat in a vehicle, the system comprising:
a sensor assembly comprising a sensor configured to sense a presence of an object and to generate an output signal representing
a proximity of the object to the sensor;

a control unit configured to receive the sensor output signal and to generate a control signal for use in controlling movement
of the seat; and

a switch adapted to receive user input, the switch for use in generating an override signal for use in overriding the control
signal to allow adjustment of a position of i) a non-seat vehicle surface supporting the sensor or ii) a seat member supporting
the object, to thereby permit additional controlled movement of the seat by a seat movement controller configured to receive
the control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,980,538

ECO LOOP CLOSURE FABRIC

LEAR CORPORATION, Southf...

1. A knitted textile fabric comprising:a first knitted fabric layer including a first set of yarns, the first knitted fabric layer having outwardly extending pile underlap loops at one face adapted for mated engagement with hooking elements of a hook component of a hook-and-loop fastener; and
a second knitted fabric layer including a second set of yarns, the second set of yarns including a plurality of filaments, wherein the second knitted fabric layer is fused to the first knitted fabric layer and adjacent filaments are fused together and adjacent yarns are bonded together.

US Pat. No. 9,851,387

HVIL SIGNAL GENERATOR AND DETECTOR WITH LOOP DIAGNOSTICS

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A high voltage power monitoring system comprising:
a controller;
a detector connected to the controller; and
a generator connected to the detector and the controller, the generator configured to generate a plurality of test signals
according to control signals provided by the controller, and provide the test signals to the detector;

wherein the detector is configured to provide the plurality of test signals to a test loop, the detector is configured to
sense a first voltage, a second voltage, a first current, and a second current, wherein the first voltage and the first current
correspond to a first test signal of the plurality of test signals, and the second voltage and the second current correspond
to a returned version of the first test signal that has passed through the test loop.

US Pat. No. 9,661,928

AIR BLADDER ASSEMBLY FOR SEAT BOTTOMS OF SEAT ASSEMBLIES

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat assembly comprising:
a seat bottom;
a plurality of sensors operably connected to the seat bottom to detect a seating position of an occupant;
at least two air bladder assemblies provided in the seat bottom and spaced apart laterally, each air bladder assembly comprising
a region expandable to provide angular adjustment; and

a controller in electrical communication with the plurality of sensors and the at least two air bladder assemblies, the controller
being configured to:

receive data from the plurality of sensors,
compare the data to determine if the occupant is seated evenly, and
adjust at least one of the at least two air bladder assemblies to balance an uneven left-to-right occupant seating position.

US Pat. No. 9,499,072

SEAT CUSHION LENGTH EXTENDER WITH SENSOR

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A vehicle seat comprising:
a seat assembly with a cushion length extender extending from a seat base;
a sensor in the seat assembly configured to sense a position of a user's leg relative to the seat base;
circuitry to store a user setting to control positioning the cushion length extender of the seat assembly, wherein the circuitry
is operatively connected to the sensor and configured to determine if the position of the user's leg from a front of the seat
base is greater than a predetermined distance,

if a gap between the user's leg and the cushion length extender is greater than the predetermined distance, the cushion length
extender operating to extend the seat base until the position is less than or equal to the predetermined distance.

US Pat. No. 9,731,632

SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING AN ACTUATOR MEMBER

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat assembly comprising:
a seat bottom;
a seat back pivotally disposed on the seat bottom and configured to rotate about a first axis, the seat back having a stop
member;

an actuator member configured to rotate about the first axis; and
a cam member that is configured to rotate about a second axis and that includes a first cam arm and a second cam arm, wherein
the first cam arm continuously engages the actuator member and the second cam arm has a cam member hook portion that hooks
onto the stop member when the seat back is in an easy entry position;

wherein the actuator member and cam member rotate in opposite directions when the actuator member actuates the cam member.

US Pat. No. 9,561,744

THORACIC SUPPORT ASSEMBLY FOR A SEAT BACK

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A thoracic support assembly for a seat back of a seat assembly, the thoracic support assembly comprising:
a backing adapted to be disposed on the seat back, the backing having an upper end and a lower end disposed opposite the upper
end;

a cover that is disposed proximate the backing;
a thoracic support pad that is moveably disposed between the backing and the cover;
a first adjustment strap that extends from the thoracic support pad toward the upper end; and
a second adjustment strap that extends from the thoracic support pad toward the lower end, wherein the second adjustment strap
is elastic and has a first end that is fixedly disposed on the thoracic support pad and a second end that is fixedly disposed
on the backing proximate the lower end;

wherein the first adjustment strap and the second adjustment strap cooperate to adjust a position of the thoracic support
pad to support at least a portion of a thoracic region of a user's spine.

US Pat. No. 9,499,840

POWERED STOWABLE VEHICLE SEAT AND ASSOCIATED SEAT FRAME ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat frame assembly for a vehicle, the vehicle having a floor, the seat assembly comprising:
a seat base frame pivotally connected to the vehicle floor by a riser assembly, the riser assembly including at least two
pivot legs, each of the pivot legs are connected at their lower end for pivotal rotation with respect to the vehicle floor,
and at their upper end for pivotal rotation with respect to the seat base frame at a forward portion of the seat base frame
for movement between a raised use position and a lowered stow position;

a seatback frame pivotally attached to the seat base frame for movement to and from a raised, generally vertical use position
to a lowered, generally horizontal stow position, wherein the riser assembly further includes

at least two seatback/seat base interconnecting brackets, each of the seatback/seat base interconnecting brackets are connected
at their forward ends to the seat base frame, and pivotally connected at their upper ends to the seatback frame for rotation
of the seatback frame about a first pivoting axis, and

at least two seatback attachment brackets, each of the seatback attachment brackets are connected at their lower ends to the
vehicle floor, and pivotally connected at their upper ends to the seatback frame for rotation of the seatback frame about
a second pivoting axis that is lower than the first pivoting axis from a generally vertical orientation to a generally horizontal
orientation with respect to the vehicle floor, such that pivotal rotation of the lower ends of the pivot legs with respect
to the vehicle floor results in a corresponding forward and downward movement of the seatback frame and the seat base frame
from their use positions to their stow positions; and

an electric drive motor operatively connected to provide a relative torque between the seat base frame and one of the pivot
legs for powered movement of the seat base frame to and from the use position and the stow position.

US Pat. No. 9,852,560

VEHICLE REMOTE FUNCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFECTUATING VEHICLE OPERATIONS BASED ON VEHICLE FOB MOVEMENT

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A vehicle remote function system for use in effectuating vehicle operations based on movement of a fob relative to a vehicle,
the system comprising:
a controller adapted to be mounted in the vehicle and configured for communication with a plurality of antennas adapted to
be mounted at different locations in the vehicle, the controller for use in determining locations of the fob within zones
proximate the vehicle based on ultra-wide band wireless signals transmitted between the antennas and the fob, the zones comprising
an unlock zone and a plurality of additional zones, each additional zone at least partially within the unlock zone, wherein
each of the additional zones is at least partially outside each remaining one of the additional zones;

wherein the controller is configured to track movement of the fob between additional zones in two different directions to
activate a vehicle operation based on the tracked movement of the fob.

US Pat. No. 9,751,442

HIDDEN TIE DOWN METHOD

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A method for making a vehicle seat component, the method comprising:
a) providing a first foam component that includes a first foam layer and a flexible component, the flexible component being
attached to the first foam layer, the flexible component defining cutout sections and end sections;

b) attaching a second foam component to the first foam component to form a compound foam structure, the second foam component
including a second foam layer and an exterior layer; and

c) sewing a pattern into the compound foam structure passing through the cut out sections and avoiding the end sections.

US Pat. No. 9,876,317

REPLACEABLE ADAPTER FOR USE WITH VEHICULAR BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An energy transfer system that is configured to provide electrical power from a power source to a battery on an electric
vehicle, the energy transfer system comprising:
a stationary side that includes a power source that is connected to a power outlet; and
a vehicle side that includes a battery on an electric vehicle, a charging cord assembly that is connected to the battery on
the electric vehicle, and a replaceable adapter including a first end that is connected to the charging cord assembly of the
vehicle side and a second end that is connected to the power outlet of the stationary side, wherein:

the first end of the replaceable adapter is connected to the charging cord assembly by a splice box that supports at least
three electrical connections between the replaceable adapter and the charging cord assembly, wherein the splice box further
includes either:

(a) at least three terminal mounts configured to provide terminal gaps between the at least three electrical connections;
or

(b) a splice housing comprising a plurality of terminal mounts configured to provide terminal gaps between the at least three
electrical connections, a splice cover removably secured to the splice housing, a plurality of splice blades connected to
the splice cover, and wherein removal of the splice cover from the splice housing ends electrical communication between the
replaceable adapter and the charging cord assembly; or

(c) a plurality of splice blades and a splice cover wherein the splice blades are connected to the plurality of splice cover
via at least one blade mount; and

the second end of the replaceable adapter has a plug provided thereon that is connected to the power outlet.