US Patent No. 9,126,518

VEHICLE SEAT FRAME AND METHOD OF MAKING


Patent No. 9,126,518
Issue Date September 08, 2015
Title Vehicle Seat Frame And Method Of Making
Inventorship Vincent Adragna, New Hudson, MI (US)
Michael Powell, Waterford, MI (US)
Karl Henn, New Hudson, MI (US)
David J. Abdella, Royal Oak, MI (US)
Assignee Lear Corporation, Southfield, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,126,518

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.