GB2349811A - Taxi tip-up seat with flat screen monitor on its underside - Google Patents

Taxi tip-up seat with flat screen monitor on its underside Download PDF

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GB2349811A
GB2349811A GB9910993A GB9910993A GB2349811A GB 2349811 A GB2349811 A GB 2349811A GB 9910993 A GB9910993 A GB 9910993A GB 9910993 A GB9910993 A GB 9910993A GB 2349811 A GB2349811 A GB 2349811A
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Paul O'malley
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MALLEY PAUL O
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60NSEATS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES; VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60N2/00Seats specially adapted for vehicles
    • B60N2/24Seats specially adapted for vehicles for particular purposes or particular vehicles
    • B60N2/30Non-dismountable or dismountable seats storable in a non-use position, e.g. foldable spare seats
    • B60N2/3038Cushion movements
    • B60N2/304Cushion movements by rotation only
    • B60N2/3045Cushion movements by rotation only about transversal axis
    • B60N2/3047Cushion movements by rotation only about transversal axis the cushion being hinged at the back-rest
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60NSEATS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES; VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60N2/00Seats specially adapted for vehicles
    • B60N2/24Seats specially adapted for vehicles for particular purposes or particular vehicles
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60NSEATS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES; VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60N2/00Seats specially adapted for vehicles
    • B60N2/90Details or parts not otherwise provided for

Abstract

By rebuilding a flip seat frame it is possible to secure all the necessary fixings to hold the monitor or screen 6 in place. This then creates a new use for flip seats in all licensed Hackney Carriages. The seat with seating portion 9, when in an upright position, will display a screen monitor 6 to the passenger in the rear seat of the Taxi Cab, thus giving a visual display.

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2349811 FLIP SEAT VISUAL AID

Technical Field

The invention relates to a flip seat in a purpose-built licensed Hackney Carriage Taxi Cab, and the securing of a flat screen monitor within the seat which is connected to a laptop placed within the drivees compartment.

Background

All purpose-built taxi cabs i.e. Fairway, Driver, Metrocab and TX I have flip seats installed in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. By redesigning and constructing a new flip seat frame it is possible to adapt and fit a flat screen monitor i.e. T.F.T. (thin film transistor), L. C.D. (liquid crystal display) or a plasma screen within the frame to Produce a visual display in the passenger area of the vehicle.

Essential Technical Features The frame of the flip seat would have to be rebuilt to hold the necessary counterpart securely in place. This enables the seat to be used as normal and, more importantly, will not compromise passenger safety. The power supply would run from a video link located at the bottom of the screen, through the bottom and back face of the frame, through the partition and into the driver's luggage compartment.

Page I Examples Figure 1 illustrates a cross-section of items secured within the flip seat frame. Figure 2 illustrates the flip seat in an upright position as seen from the rear seat in the back of the taxi cab. Figure 3 illustrates a clear side view of the flip seat frame in an upright position.

With reference to Figure 1, the flip seat frame 5 will have to be produced in order that the screen or monitor 6 can be securely put in place. The frame 5 will also house the screen cushioning 7, a metal strengthening sheet 8 and the actual seat 9. The power supply 15 will run beneath the strengthening metal sheet to ensure no contact with the passenger.

With reference to Figure 2, the screen will be placed into brackets I I which will be welded to the frame 5. These brackets and surrounding adjacent areas 12 will not be seen by the passenger. They will be covered by Public Carriage Office approved material i.e. carpet or plastic sheeting.

With reference to Page 2/2, Figure 3 illustrates how the video link 14 and the power cable 15 will run inside the frame of the flip seat and out of the way of the passenger. The cable will exit out of the back face of the seat frame and through the partition 13 into the driver's compartment. Note: Drawing not to scale.

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Claims (5)

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1. A flip seat visual aid is specially designed to incorporate internal modifications so as to comply with the stringent regulations of the Public Carriage Office.
2. A flip seat visual aid has been designed for the use of flat screen monitors or notebooks that may be secured within.
3. A flip seat visual aid comprises of a redesigned flip seat frame to incorporate all its necessary counterparts.
4. A flip seat visual aid is designed for the sole use in Hackney Carriage Taxi Cabs that have flip seats.
5. A flip seat visual aid is designed to give the passenger in the rear seat of the vehicle a visual display whilst the flip seat is in an upright position.
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Citations (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US4584603A (en) * 1984-10-19 1986-04-22 Harrison Elden D Amusement and information system for use on a passenger carrier
US4630821A (en) * 1985-02-22 1986-12-23 Aero-Vision Systems, Inc. Video game apparatus integral with airplane passenger seat tray
GB2282691A (en) * 1993-10-08 1995-04-12 Taxi Media Ltd Vehicle seat display panel.
GB2294798A (en) * 1994-11-03 1996-05-08 Taxi Media Ltd Optical display device
DE19708764A1 (en) * 1996-05-03 1997-11-13 Man Technologie Gmbh Interactive digital information and entertainment system for motor vehicles, e.g. trains
FR2770362A1 (en) * 1997-10-24 1999-04-30 V I R Finances Video player for use in taxis
GB2340389A (en) * 1998-07-11 2000-02-23 Mile High Marketing Limited Vehicle table with inbuilt flat screen display

Patent Citations (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4584603A (en) * 1984-10-19 1986-04-22 Harrison Elden D Amusement and information system for use on a passenger carrier
US4630821A (en) * 1985-02-22 1986-12-23 Aero-Vision Systems, Inc. Video game apparatus integral with airplane passenger seat tray
GB2282691A (en) * 1993-10-08 1995-04-12 Taxi Media Ltd Vehicle seat display panel.
GB2294798A (en) * 1994-11-03 1996-05-08 Taxi Media Ltd Optical display device
DE19708764A1 (en) * 1996-05-03 1997-11-13 Man Technologie Gmbh Interactive digital information and entertainment system for motor vehicles, e.g. trains
FR2770362A1 (en) * 1997-10-24 1999-04-30 V I R Finances Video player for use in taxis
GB2340389A (en) * 1998-07-11 2000-02-23 Mile High Marketing Limited Vehicle table with inbuilt flat screen display

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