US Patent No. 9,108,548


Patent No. 9,108,548
Issue Date August 18, 2015
Title Vehicle Seat
Inventorship Hiroyuki Kaku, Tochigi (JP)
Jogen Yamaki, Saitama (JP)
Hisato Oku, Saitama (JP)
Assignee TS TECH CO., LTD., Saitama (JP) HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,108,548

1. A vehicle seat, comprising:
a seat back frame including:
a continuous pipe frame having:
a first side portion that extends along an upward-and-downward direction,
a second side portion that extends along the upward-and-downward direction,
an oblique portion connected to the second side portion at a first bent portion, wherein the oblique portion extends along
an obliquely downward direction, and

a lateral portion connected to the oblique portion at a second bent portion, the second bent portion being below the first
bent portion,

wherein the lateral portion extends along a lateral direction from the second bent portion to form a lower portion of the
seat back frame, and the lower portion is connected to the first side portion;

a force-receiving member disposed at an outer side of the second side portion and fixed directly to the first bent portion
so that the first bent portion is located within a width along the upward-and-downward direction of the force-receiving member,
and the force-receiving member is configured for receiving a load from the outer side along the lateral direction and transmitting
the load received by the force-receiving member to the oblique portion via the first bent portion; and

a pressure-receiving member disposed above the lower portion and between the first side portion and the second side portion,
the pressure-receiving member being configured for moving rearward upon receipt of a rearward load of a predetermined magnitude
or greater from an occupant.