US Patent No. 9,108,544

VEHICLE SEAT DEVICE


Patent No. 9,108,544
Issue Date August 18, 2015
Title Vehicle Seat Device
Inventorship Yusuke Ogata, Wako (JP)
Koki Sato, Wako (JP)
Osamu Shirose, Wako (JP)
Nobuo Yokochi, Wako (JP)
Yoichi Tachikawa, Tochigi (JP)
Assignee Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Tokyo (JP) TS Tech Co., Ltd., Saitama (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,108,544

1. A vehicle seat system including a seat cushion having a sidewall portion and a base portion, a movement mechanism for moving
the seat cushion between a seating position and a stowed position located forwardly of the seating position, a seatback, and
a forward folding mechanism for moving the seatback between a rising position and a forward folded position,
wherein the movement mechanism moves the seat cushion independently of the seatback and comprises:
a cross member including a flat plate member disposed on a bottom portion of the seat cushion and extending laterally of the
vehicle seat apparatus;

left and right front support brackets disposed forwardly of the cross member and on a vehicle body floor;
left and right side links having lower end portions rotatably connected to the left and right front support brackets through
rotation support shafts, and upper end portions rotatably connected to the cross member; and

a guide link comprising first left and right guide support shafts rotatably disposed at front portions of the left and right
front support brackets, forwardly of the rotation support shafts, and a second guide support shaft rotatably disposed on the
cross member located rearwardly of the first left and right guide support shafts,
and wherein the left and right side links and guide link are configured to vertically overlap with the seat cushion when the
seat cushion is disposed in the stowed position.