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Seat assembly with adjustable height

A seat assembly is provided with a seat bottom having a seat frame. An air bladder is mounted to the frame. A seat cushion is spaced vertically from the seat frame by the air bladder at height-adjustment distance being variable. The cushion defines a seating surface. A height-adjustment distance between... Lear Corporation

Integrated seat back support member for seat assemblies

A seat assembly is provided with a seat back support member with a primary substrate received upon an upper cross member and a pair of side members of a seat back frame to support a back of an occupant. A pair of receptacles is formed through the primary substrate to... Lear Corporation

Occupant identification for seat assemblies

A seat assembly is provided with a seat bottom, a seat back, and a plurality of sensors operably connected to at least one of the seat bottom and the seat back to detect a seating condition of a seated occupant. A controller is in electrical communication with the plurality of... Lear Corporation

Adjustable seat assembly

A seat assembly is provided having a seat bottom and a seat back mounted adjacent the seat bottom. A cushion is disposed on at least one of the seat bottom and seat back and defines a seating surface. The seating surface has a plurality of regions. A controller is in... Lear Corporation

Alternating current (ac) load pre-charge protection

In at least one embodiment, a vehicle apparatus including a power conversion device is provided. The power conversion device is further configured to receive a direct current (DC) output voltage and invert the DC output voltage into an alternating current (AC) based signal to drive one or more AC loads... Lear Corporation

Adjustable seat assembly with driving modes

A seat assembly is provided with a seat cushion and a seat back. A controller is in electrical communication with an actuator. The controller is programmed to receive a data input indicative of occupant anthropometry data. The data input is compared with predetermined data ranges. A setting of the actuator... Lear Corporation

Seat assembly having an adjustable head restraint assembly

A seat assembly having a support post, a headrest, and a latch mechanism. The latch mechanism may have first and second guide wires that control movement of the headrest along first and second axes, respectively. The latch mechanism may permit movement of the headrest along the first and second axes... Lear Corporation

Fold and tumble mechanism for a vehicle seat

A vehicle seat includes a seat bottom, a seat back and a floor latch associated with the seat bottom. The seat further includes 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... Lear Corporation

Passive entry systems employing time of flight distance measurements

Systems and methods employ ultra-wide band (UWB) time of flight (ToF) distance measurements for locating a portable device relative to a target. Performance and reliability of UWB ToF distance measurements for locating the portable device is improved by adjusting a communication retry strategy based on signal quality calculations. The quality... Lear Corporation

Adjustable seat assembly and vehicle assembly

A seat assembly is provided with a seat back, and first and second actuators oriented in first and second regions of the seat back. A safety restraint is connected to the seat back. A controller is programmed to operate the first and second actuators to adjust the first and second... Lear Corporation

Seat position detection for seat assemblies

A seat assembly is provided with a seat bottom, a seat back, and a plurality of sensors operably connected to at least one of the seat bottom and the seat back to detect a seating condition of a seated occupant. A controller is in electrical communication with the plurality of... Lear Corporation

Mobile router with session proxy

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 to communicate with a mobile device via a local wireless network and a backhaul network interface to wirelessly communicate with a backhaul network and to... Lear Corporation

Seat system

A seat system having a seat bottom and a cross beam. The seat bottom may include a support block, a cushion, and a trim cover. The cushion may be disposed on the support block. The trim cover may be disposed on the cushion. The cross beam that is disposed on... Lear Corporation

Seatback drive system spring down, power up

A seatback drive assembly includes a lower bracket, a seatback pivotally mounted to the lower bracket, and a lock cam pivotally mounted to the seatback. The lock cam holds the seatback in an upright position when the lock cam engages the lower bracket. A biasing spring moves the seatback to... Lear Corporation

End stop with free play elimination to improve stiffness

An end stop assembly includes a pivot bracket, an end stop bracket, a strap, and a pin assembly. The pivot bracket defines a first adjustment slot and a first pivot hole. The end stop bracket defines a second adjustment slot and a second pivot hole. The end stop bracket has... Lear Corporation

Seat support layer assembly

A seat back assembly and method of manufacture is provided. The seat back includes a foam cushion layer. A support sub-assembly is formed including a rigid support layer with a plurality of cavities and channels defined on a rear surface for receiving components and a generally smooth front surface. At... Lear Corporation

Seat track assembly

A seat track assembly including a first rail configured to move along a second rail. The assembly may include a roller cage disposed at least partially between the first rail and the second rail. In embodiments, the assembly includes a stopper that projects from an inner surface of the second... Lear Corporation

Adjustable head restraint assembly for vehicle seats

A head restraint assembly is provided with a head restraint frame mounted to a post for movement along the post for adjustment relative to a vehicle seat. The head restraint frame has a contact surface. A biasing member is mounted to the head restraint frame for movement relative to the... Lear Corporation

High efficiency bus bar for use in conducting an alternating current and manufacturing same

A bus bar for use in conducting an alternating current may comprise multiple substantially parallel ribs and an electrically conductive attachment feature. Each rib may include a first and second end. Each rib may be provided for conducting a substantially equal portion of the current. The ribs may be spaced... Lear Corporation

Wireless charging pad having coolant assembly

A charging pad for an electric vehicle includes a coolant assembly, a magnetics assembly, and an electronics assembly. The coolant assembly has a top wall and a bottom wall which form a coolant channel for circulating coolant through the coolant assembly. The magnetics assembly is configured to wirelessly receive power... Lear Corporation

Vehicle airbag panel and producing same

An airbag panel for a vehicle airbag system having an inflatable airbag and an inflator operable to inflate the airbag includes a first edge configured to be attached to a trim material in a vehicle interior along a first length to form a seam. A second edge may be configured... Lear Corporation

Apparatus and performing high voltage impedance analysis and short circuit diagnosis for a vehicle

In at least one embodiment, an apparatus for performing a high voltage (HV) short circuit diagnosis and an impedance analysis for a vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes a controller configured to measure a first voltage associated with a battery and a first current that varies based on a HV... Lear Corporation

Actuator assembly

An actuator assembly having an actuator, a worm gear, a first gear unit, a second gear unit, and a biasing member. The actuator may rotate the worm gear, first gear unit, and second gear unit in first rotational directions while the biasing member may rotate the worm gear, first gear... Lear Corporation

Comfort system for seating backs with reduction in pur volume and environmentally friendly construction

A seatback support shell for a vehicle seat includes a shaped resinous sheet defining a top side, a bottom side, a first lateral side, and a second lateral side when the seatback support shell is positioned in a vehicle seat. The shaped resinous sheet has a convex section and a... Lear Corporation

Hvil signal generator and detector with loop diagnostics

A high voltage power monitoring system includes a controller, a detector connected to the controller, and a generator connected to the detector and the controller. The generator may be configured to generate a plurality of test signals according to control signals generated via the controller. The generator may provide the... Lear Corporation

Vehicle seat assembly and occupant accommodation

A vehicle seating assembly is provided. The seat assembly includes a front seat assembly having a front seat bottom adapted to be mounted to the vehicle body and a front seat back adapted to be mounted to the vehicle body adjacent to the front seat bottom. A sensor cooperates with... Lear Corporation

Vehicle seat assembly and storage

A vehicle seat assembly and controller are provided. The assembly includes a front seat having a front seat bottom and a front seat back mounted adjacent to the front seat bottom. A sensor cooperates with at least one of the front seat bottom and the front seat back. An actuator... Lear Corporation

Attachment port

A seat attachment assembly for attaching components to a seat cushion is provided. A central base has at least one footing with an opening adapted for being encapsulated in the cushion. A cylindrical shaft extends generally perpendicular from the central base and defines a cylindrical opening therein. A retention clip... Lear Corporation

Trim cover perforating apparatus and method

A trim cover perforating apparatus and a method of perforating a trim cover. The trim cover perforating apparatus may have a plurality of punches that may be received in punch openings of a punch lifting plate. The punch lifting plate may receive a pattern plate that may have a set... Lear Corporation

Vehicle seating manufacturing

A seating system for a vehicle has a positioning insert configured for attachment at a predetermined location to a portion of a seat cushion arrangement forming a part of the seating system such that the positioning insert facilitates positioning a seated occupant at a desired fore-aft position. The positioning insert... Lear Corporation

Electrical unit and header retention system therefor

An electrical unit includes a housing member, a circuit board, a header connected to the housing member, and a plurality of electrical terminals disposed in the header and connected to the circuit board. The header may be connected to the housing member such that movement of the header is restricted... Lear Corporation

Vehicle seat assembly

A vehicle seat assembly includes a seat frame and a seat back pivotably attached to the seat frame. A spring cooperates with the seat back to oppose forward and rearward rotation of the seat back over at least a portion of the rotation range. An actuator is attached to and... Lear Corporation

Rear backrest lever with remote control

A modular backrest control includes a mounting bracket, a pivot bracket attached to the mounting bracket, a pivot rod rotatably mounted on the pivot bracket, a lever arm mounted on the pivot rod, and a user actuated lever handle rigidly mounted on the pivot rod. The lever arm is rotatable... Lear Corporation

Electrical unit

An unit housing includes 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... Lear Corporation

Track adjuster

A track adjuster may include a cross member, an end stop bracket, an adjustable end stop lever, and/or a connection member that may be configured to actuate the adjustable end stop lever. The adjustable end stop lever may be configured to rotate between a first position in which the adjustable... Lear Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170232877

Seat assembly having structural foam with intergrated frame support and making the same

A vehicle seat assembly comprises a seat bottom comprising a frame assembly securable to a vehicle. The frame assembly comprises a frame disposed within a structural foam pad, with the frame assembly having a first attachment member. The vehicle seat assembly comprises a cushion assembly comprising a flexible foam pad... Lear Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170219125

Clip and clip arrangement

A clip and clip arrangement for mounting a tubular member to a support member. The clip may have a tubular member receiving portion and a mounting portion. The tubular member receiving portion may have first and second arcuate arms that cooperate to define a cavity for receiving the tubular member.... Lear Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170222282

Battery diagnostic sensor unit

A battery monitoring system that may be used to measure/monitor any number of battery operating conditions, including those associated with a vehicle battery. The system may be configured to interconnect a battery post that receives energy from the battery and a cable that electrically connects the battery to a vehicle.... Lear Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170197512

Low power proximity detection apparatus

A proximity detection apparatus including a detection circuit is provided. The detection circuit is configured to receive a proximity signal indicative of a first voltage level and a reference signal indicative of a second voltage level and to receive a wake up signal at predetermined intervals. The detection circuit is... Lear Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170190271

Seat assemblies with adjustable side bolster actuators

A seat assembly is provided with a seat bottom, and a seat back extending upright from the seat bottom. At least two side bolster actuators are spaced apart laterally and are provided in bolster regions of at least one of the seat bottom and the seat back. A plurality of... Lear Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170181505

Eco loop closure fabric

A knitted textile fabric includes a first knitted fabric layer including a first set of yarns. The first knitted fabric layer has 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. The knitted textile fabric also... Lear Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170182965

System and assembling a trim cover assembly

A system and method for assembling a trim cover. A seam may be provided to attach the first trim panel to a second trim panel. Tabs and notches may be provided with at least one of the trim panels. One or more stitch attributes may be measured in response to... Lear Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170187371

Assembly having internally configurable solid-state switch arrangement for use as one or more disconnection switches in electrical systems and having external package common to the electrical systems

An assembly for providing one or two disconnection switches in any of different electrical supply systems includes a printed circuit board having an internally configurable dual switch arrangement. The dual switch arrangement includes first and second switch areas for first and second groups of solid-state devices, first and second driver... Lear Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170164747

Pelvic and sacral bladder assembly

An air bladder assembly for a seat comprising is provided. A central sacral bladder has a support surface defined by an enlarged width portion connected to an elongated tapered portion, wherein the tapered portion is defined by elongated lateral sides. A pair of side iliac bladders is provided so that... Lear Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170164748

Sacral air bladder assembly

A seat assembly is provided with a seat bottom and a seat back mounted adjacent the bottom. The seat back and seat bottom are provided with an occupant seating surface. At least one air bladder is oriented in a sacral region the seat bottom or the seat back. The air... Lear Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170166091

Track assembly

A track assembly includes an upper track that includes an interface member having a first end and a second end, a plurality of wheel assemblies, an anchor, and one or more locking blocks disposed on a side of the interface member. Embodiments of the system include a lower track with... Lear Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170166093

Track assembly

A track assembly including a track and a support. The support may be configured for selective connection with the track. The support may include a lock plate that may be configured to selectively limit movement of the support relative to the track in at least one of a first direction... Lear Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170133775

Press fit electrical terminal having a solder tab shorter than pcb thickness and using same

A circuit board assembly may include a circuit board, a first electrical terminal, and a layer of solder paste. The circuit board may include a minimum thickness, a first side, and a second side opposite the first side. The first electrical terminal may include a solder tab. The layer of... Lear Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170113586

Layered seating system with attachments

A vehicle seat assembly is provided with a structural member adapted to be mounted within a vehicle to provide support to an occupant. The structural member has at least one channel formed therein. A cushion member is provided adjacent to the structural layer. The cushion member has at least one... Lear Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170117642

Electrical terminal block

An electrical terminal block may include an electrical terminal that may include a first portion configured for connection with a connector and a second portion that may be configured for connection with a circuit board. The terminal block may include a body that may be configured to support the electrical... Lear Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170117648

Vented electrical terminal block

In examples of the present disclosure, a vented electrical terminal block may include a body that may be configured to support a plurality of electrical terminals In examples, the body may include a plurality of side walls that may extend from the body. The body may include a plurality of... Lear Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170101041

Thoracic support assembly for a seat back

A thoracic support assembly for a seat back of a seat assembly. The thoracic support assembly may include a cover and a thoracic support pad. The thoracic support pad may be movable with respect to the cover and may be configured to support at least a portion of a thoracic... Lear Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170101042

Adjustable seat assembly

A seat assembly is provided with a seat bottom and a seat back mounted adjacent the bottom. A first actuator is operably connected to the seat back for applying a first pressure to a seated occupant at a first height. A second actuator is laterally offset from the first actuator... Lear Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170101074

Airbag system for a vehicle

An airbag system for a vehicle includes a trim component having an A-side configured to face into a passenger compartment of the vehicle toward a vehicle seat and a B-side configured to face away from the passenger compartment. A base plate has a cavity disposed therein and is configured for... Lear Corporation

03/30/17 / #20170086588

Air bladder assembly for seat bottoms of seat assemblies

An air bladder system is provided with a pair of lateral spaced apart air bladder assemblies, each provided with a primary region received in a seat bottom of a seat assembly. The primary region is expandable in a height direction to support a pelvis of an occupant. A secondary region... Lear Corporation

03/30/17 / #20170088026

Trim cover assembly with elastically deformable fasteners

A trim cover assembly securable over a cushion is provided. The trim cover assembly includes a leather trim material. A trim fastener is attached to the leather trim material for retaining the trim cover to the cushion. Therein the trim fastener elastically deformable so that the fastener that elongates between... Lear Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170079872

Adjustable seat assembly

A seat air bladder assembly includes a pair of lateral air bladder regions spaced apart laterally, each inclined laterally outboard to stimulate a seat occupant thoracic region. A method for adjusting a seat assembly inflates a first air bladder assembly oriented in a thoracic region of a seat assembly. A... Lear Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170085177

High voltage pre-charge system

The present disclosure includes a high voltage electrical system that may include a power source, a power source control module that may be electrically connected to the power source, and a controller. The power source control module may include a switch and a converter. The converter may he disposed electrically... Lear Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170072451

Vertical twisting system and method

A system for twisting wire that includes an upper portion having a plurality of upper clamps configured to retain an upper wire end corresponding at least one wire pair. The upper portion may be selectively adjustable between a first vertical position and second vertical position. The system also includes a... Lear Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170066387

Vehicle seat assembly with entertainment system

A vehicle seat assembly has an entertainment system, and includes a seat back having a cavity disposed therein. A display screen arrangement is rotatably attached to the seat back and is movable between a first position wherein the display screen arrangement is disposed within the cavity in the seat back... Lear Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170050544

Seat assembly having a headrest and assembly

A seat assembly having a headrest and a method of assembly. The headrest may be pivotally disposed on a support post and may have a support plate. The support plate may have first and second walls that have first and second holes, respectively, that may be disposed along the axis... Lear Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170028877

Seat cushion length extender with sensor

Seats and methods for controlling a seat are described. A position of the user's leg is sensed relative to the position of the front of the seat. A determination is made as to if the position of the user's leg from a front of the seat is greater than a... Lear Corporation

01/26/17 / #20170020289

Recliner mechanism

A recliner mechanism for a seat. The recliner mechanism may include a first plate, a second plate, a set of pawls, and a driver. The driver may actuate the set of pawls when the driver rotates about the axis. A dump ramp protrusion may be provided to inhibit movement of... Lear Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170015223

Vehicle armrest structure with organic fibers

A vehicle armrest includes an armrest structure with a first shell made of a natural fiber composite material. The armrest structure also includes a second shell made of a natural fiber composite material. The first shell has a first contact portion that extends toward the second shell. The second shell... Lear Corporation

01/12/17 / #20170008426

Seat assembly having a pivot mechanism

A seat assembly having a pivot mechanism that pivotally couples first and second portions of a seat back. The pivot mechanism may have a linkage tube and a linkage pin. The linkage pin may extend through the linkage tube and may have an enlarged head that may retain the linkage... Lear Corporation

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01/12/17 / #20170010896

Shared memory architecture autoupdater

A method of updating a bootloader includes a slave controller that includes a central processing unit in communication with non-volatile memory having a shared memory architecture. The shared memory architecture including a non-volatile application memory block having application code and a non-volatile launcher memory block having bootloader code for initiating... Lear Corporation

01/12/17 / #20170012324

Multiple voltage battery pack with common battery management system

A battery pack includes a first battery, a second battery remotely separated from the first battery, components to be shared by the batteries, and a battery housing. The batteries and the components are contained within the battery housing. The batteries may be Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) batteries having different voltages. The components... Lear Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170001543

Stowable vehicle seat with slotted guide linkage

A foldable vehicle seat includes a seat base, a seatback connected to the seat base for pivotal movement relative to the seat base from a generally vertical use position to a generally horizontal stow position atop the seat base, wherein the seat base is pivotally connected to the floor such... Lear Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170001546

Vehicle seat with foldable stow position

A foldable vehicle includes a seat base, a seatback connected to the seat base for pivotal movement relative to the seat base from a generally vertical use position to a generally horizontal stow position atop the seat base, wherein the seat base is pivotally connected to the floor such that,... Lear Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170001598

Vehicle authentication system

A vehicle authentication system may include a controller configured to detect a trigger event, activate at least one camera, transmit a unique identifier to a mobile device, receive an image from the at least one camera, and grant access to the vehicle in response to the image including the unique... Lear Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170002885

Spring and damper producing same

A spring and damper system for a circuit board includes a spring arrangement having a plurality of compression springs. Each of the compression springs has a contact portion and two ends which are disposed away from their respective contact portion. Each of a plurality of dampers is disposed on a... Lear Corporation








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