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US20050285005A1
US20050285005A1 US10501938 US50193805A US2005285005A1 US 20050285005 A1 US20050285005 A1 US 20050285005A1 US 10501938 US10501938 US 10501938 US 50193805 A US50193805 A US 50193805A US 2005285005 A1 US2005285005 A1 US 2005285005A1
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
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    • B60N2/04Seats specially adapted for vehicles the seat or part thereof being movable, e.g. adjustable the whole seat being movable
    • B60N2/06Seats specially adapted for vehicles the seat or part thereof being movable, e.g. adjustable the whole seat being movable slidable
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    • B60N2/0705Slide construction characterised by its cross-section omega-shaped
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    • B60N2/00Seats specially adapted for vehicles
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    • B60N2/04Seats specially adapted for vehicles the seat or part thereof being movable, e.g. adjustable the whole seat being movable
    • B60N2/06Seats specially adapted for vehicles the seat or part thereof being movable, e.g. adjustable the whole seat being movable slidable
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    • B60N2/04Seats specially adapted for vehicles the seat or part thereof being movable, e.g. adjustable the whole seat being movable
    • B60N2/06Seats specially adapted for vehicles the seat or part thereof being movable, e.g. adjustable the whole seat being movable slidable
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    • B60N2/0722Constructive details
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
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    • B60N2/00Seats specially adapted for vehicles
    • B60N2/02Seats specially adapted for vehicles the seat or part thereof being movable, e.g. adjustable
    • B60N2/04Seats specially adapted for vehicles the seat or part thereof being movable, e.g. adjustable the whole seat being movable
    • B60N2/06Seats specially adapted for vehicles the seat or part thereof being movable, e.g. adjustable the whole seat being movable slidable
    • B60N2/08Seats specially adapted for vehicles the seat or part thereof being movable, e.g. adjustable the whole seat being movable slidable characterised by the locking device
    • B60N2/0812Location of the latch
    • B60N2/0818Location of the latch inside the rail
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60NSEATS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES; VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60N2/00Seats specially adapted for vehicles
    • B60N2/02Seats specially adapted for vehicles the seat or part thereof being movable, e.g. adjustable
    • B60N2/04Seats specially adapted for vehicles the seat or part thereof being movable, e.g. adjustable the whole seat being movable
    • B60N2/06Seats specially adapted for vehicles the seat or part thereof being movable, e.g. adjustable the whole seat being movable slidable
    • B60N2/08Seats specially adapted for vehicles the seat or part thereof being movable, e.g. adjustable the whole seat being movable slidable characterised by the locking device
    • B60N2/0831Movement of the latch
    • B60N2/0862Movement of the latch sliding
    • B60N2/0875Movement of the latch sliding in a vertical direction

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A seat track assembly (10) is adapted to mount a seat to a floor of an automotive vehicle and provide selective forward and rearward adjustment of the seat relative to the floor among a plurality of seating positions. The seat track assembly includes an inner track (20) fixedly secured to the floor of the vehicle. The inner track (20) has a flattened bearing surface (37, 38) extending longitudinally along the inner track. An outer track (40) is fixedly secured to the seat and slidably coupled to the inner track (20) to allow selective sliding adjustment of the seat relative to the floor of the vehicle. The outer track (40) includes an arcuate bearing surface (57, 59) extending longitudinally along the outer track (40) and opposing the flattened bearing surface (37, 38). A plurality of cylindrical bearings (80) are positioned between the flattened bearing surface (37, 38) of the inner track (20) and the arcuate bearing surface (57, 59) of the outer track (40) to accommodate torsional loading and movement of the outer track with respect to the inner track while facilitating the selective sliding adjustment of the seat relative to the floor.

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    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • 1. Field of the Invention
  • The invention relates to a seat track assembly for interconnecting a seat to a floor of an automotive vehicle and, more particularly, to flat and arcuate bearing surfaces within the seat track assembly allowing torsional loading and movement of a mobile outer track relative to a fixed inner track.
  • 2. Description of the Related Art
  • Automotive vehicles include seats for supporting occupants within the vehicle. Seats typically include a seat track assembly interconnecting the seat to a floor of the vehicle to allow selective locking and adjustment of the seat along the floor of the vehicle among a plurality of seating positions. A seat track assembly includes a fixed track fixedly secured to the floor of the vehicle and a mobile track slidably coupled to the fixed track and fixedly secured to the bottom of the seat.
  • It is known to provide a plurality of bearings between the fixed and mobile tracks to reduce friction and facilitate movement of the mobile track relative to the fixed track. An example of a seat track assembly using such a plurality of bearings is disclosed in the U.S. Pat. No. 5,741,000, which issued to Goodbred on Apr. 21, 1998.
  • It remains desirable to provide a seat track assembly having a plurality of bearings that allows torsional loading and movement of the mobile track relative to the fixed track while, at the same time, facilitating sliding movement of the mobile track relative to the fixed track.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • According to one aspect of the invention, a seat track assembly is adapted to mount a seat to a floor of an automotive vehicle and provide selective forward and rearward adjustment of the seat relative to the floor among a plurality of seating positions. The seat track assembly includes an inner track fixedly secured to the floor of the vehicle. The inner track has a flattened bearing surface extending longitudinally along the inner track. An outer track is fixedly secured to the seat and slidably coupled to the inner track to allow selective sliding adjustment of the seat relative to the floor of the vehicle. The outer track includes an arcuate bearing surface extending longitudinally along the outer track and opposing the flattened bearing surface. A plurality of cylindrical bearings are positioned between the flattened bearing surface of the inner track and the arcuate bearing surface of the outer track to accommodate torsional loading and movement of the outer track with respect to the inner track while facilitating the selective sliding adjustment of the seat relative to the floor.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • Advantages of the invention will be readily appreciated as the same becomes better understood by reference to the following detailed description when considered in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein:
  • FIG. 1 is a section view of a seat track assembly incorporating one embodiment of the invention therein; and
  • FIG. 2 is a fragmentary side view of the seat track assembly.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • Referring to FIG. 1, a seat track assembly of the invention is generally shown at 10. A pair of seat track assemblies 10 (one shown) slidably interconnects a vehicle seat 12 to a floor of an automotive vehicle. The seat track assembly 10 allows selective forward and rearward adjustment of the seat 12 among a plurality of seating positions along the floor of the vehicle. The seat track assembly 10 includes a latch mechanism 16 for selectively locking the seat 12 in any one of the plurality of seating positions. An example of a latch mechanism 16 is disclosed in PCT Application US01/44685, which is hereby expressly incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.
  • The seat track assembly 10 includes a fixed or inner track 20. A riser 14 interconnects the inner track 20 to the floor of the vehicle. The inner track 20 has a generally U-shaped cross-section defined by generally parallel upright sides 22, 24 each having first 26, 28 and distal second 30, 32 ends. A base 33 extends laterally between the first ends 26, 28 of the sides 22, 24. An outer edge 31 extends laterally outwardly from each of the sides 22, 24. A generally flat bearing surface 37, 38 is formed in the outer edge 31 and extends longitudinally with respect to the inner track 20. An outer wall 35 extends generally perpendicularly from each of the outer edges 31 to define a flange 34, 36. A plurality of teeth 39 is formed along at least one of the outer walls 35. The plurality of teeth 39 is disposed longitudinally with respect to the inner track 20 for cooperating with the latch mechanism 16 to define the plurality of seating positions. Each bearing surface 37, 38 extends longitudinally between spaced apart tabs 41, 43.
  • A mobile or outer track 40 is fixedly secured to the seat and slidably coupled to the inner track 20. The outer track 40 includes generally upright sides 42, 44 each extending between a first end 46, 48 and a distal second end 50, 52. A base 54 extends laterally between the first ends 46, 48 of the sides 42, 44 of the outer track 40 to define a U-shaped cross section. Concavities 56, 58 are formed in the base 54 of the outer track 40 corresponding to the flat bearing surfaces 37, 38 of the inner track 20. Each concavity 56, 58 protrudes toward the inner track 20 to define an arcuate bearing surface 57, 59 opposing the corresponding flat bearing surfaces 37, 38. Each arcuate bearing surface 57, 59 extends longitudinally with respect to the outer track 40. Each second end 50, 52 of the upright sides 42, 44 of the outer track 40 includes a hook 60, 62 engaged With the flanges 34, 36 of the inner track 20 to prevent vertical separation of the outer track 40 from the inner track 20. A plurality of spacers 64 extends over each of the hooks 60, 62 between the inner 20 and outer 40 tracks to reduce rattle between the inner 20 and outer 40 tracks.
  • Referring to FIG. 2, the latch mechanism 16 is operatively coupled to the outer track 40. The latch mechanism 16 includes a latch plate 74 having a plurality of apertures 79 for lockingly engaging the plurality of teeth 39. While engaged with the plurality of teeth 39, the latch plate 74 prevents sliding movement of the outer track 40 relative to the inner track 20. The latch plate 74 is movably supported on the outer track 40 for movement between a locked condition, wherein the plurality of apertures 79 is engaged with the plurality of teeth 39, and an unlocked condition, wherein the plurality of apertures 79 is disengaged with the plurality of teeth 39 to allow sliding movement of the outer track 40 relative to the inner track 20. A biasing member or spring 76 is energized between the outer track 40 and the latch plate 74 for biasing the latch plate 74 toward the locked condition. A release lever 78 is operatively coupled to the latch plate 74 for facilitating movement of the latch plate 74 between the locked and unlocked conditions.
  • A plurality of cylindrical bearings 80 are positioned between the flat 37, 38 and arcuate 57, 59 bearing surfaces to reduce friction between the inner 20 and outer 40 tracks. Each of the plurality of cylindrical bearings 80 is disposed laterally with respect to the flat 37, 38 and arcuate 57, 59 bearing surfaces. Engagement between each of the plurality of bearings 80 and the flat bearing surfaces 37, 38 is defined by a line of contact extending laterally with respect to the longitudinal extent of the inner 20 and outer 40 tracks. Engagement between each of the plurality of bearings 80 and the arcuate bearing surface 57, 59 is defined by a point of contact. The line and point of contact between each of the plurality of bearings 80 and the flat 37, 38 and arcuate 57, 59 bearing surfaces, respectively, allows for torsional loading or movement of the outer track 40 with respect to the inner track 20 while still permitting and facilitating sliding movement of the outer track 40 relative to the inner track 20.
  • A bearing guide 88, 90 extends between each outer edge 31 of the inner track 20 and each concavity 56, 58 of the outer track 40. Each bearing guide 88, 90 includes spaced apart sides 92, 94 and a cross member 96 extending laterally between the sides 92, 94 to define a generally H-shaped cross section. Each of the plurality of bearings 80 are rotatably coupled to the sides 92, 94 of the respective bearing guide 88. Each of the sides 92, 94 includes opposite bent ends 100 and 102 adapted to engage the outer edge 31 and the concavities 56, 58 to laterally retain the plurality of bearings 80 between the flat 37, 38 and arcuate 57, 59 bearing surfaces.
  • In use, the latch plate 74 is moved to the unlocked condition to allow sliding movement of the outer track 40 relative to the inner track 20, and in turn, the seat relative to the floor of the vehicle among the plurality of seating positions. The plurality of bearings 80 roll between the flat 37, 38 and arcuate 57, 59 bearing surfaces to reduce friction between the outer 40 and inner 20 tracks. At the same time, the point of contact between the arcuate bearing surface 57, 59 and the plurality of bearings 80 allows the outer track 40 to roll laterally about the point of contact when the outer track 40 is torsionally loaded or moved with respect to the inner track 20 due to forces associated with, for example, the shifting weight of the occupant or the seat during lateral accelerations of the vehicle or during installation of the lower track 20 to the floor of the vehicle when the dimensions of the floor fall outside anticipated design tolerances. Additionally, the lateral line of contact between the plurality of bearings and the flat bearing surface 37, 38 laterally stabilizes the plurality of bearings 80 with respect to flat bearing surface 37, 38. When the seat is adjusted to the desired one of the plurality of seating positions, the latch plate 74 is allowed to return to the locked condition under the bias of the spring 76.
  • The invention has been described in an illustrative manner, and it is to be understood that the terminology, which has been used, is intended to be in the nature of words of description rather than of limitation.
  • Many modification and variations of the present invention are possible in light of the above teachings. It is, therefore, to be understood that within the scope of the appended claims, the invention may be practiced other than as specifically described.

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  1. 1. A seat track assembly adapted to mount a seat to a floor of an automotive vehicle and provide selective forward and rearward adjustment of the seat relative to the floor among a plurality of seating positions, said seat track assembly comprising:
    an inner track fixedly secured to the floor of the vehicle and having a flattened bearing surface extending longitudinally along said inner track;
    an outer track fixedly secured to the seat and slidably coupled to said inner track to allow selective sliding adjustment of the seat relative to the floor of the vehicle, said outer track including an arcuate bearing surface extending longitudinally along said outer track and opposing said flattened bearing surface; and
    a plurality of cylindrical bearings positioned between said flattened bearing surface of said inner track and said arcuate bearing surface of said outer track to accommodate torsional loading and movement of said outer track with respect to said inner track while facilitating said selective sliding adjustment of the seat relative to the floor.
  2. 2. A seat track assembly as set forth in claim 1 wherein said inner track includes two upright sides and a cross member extending laterally therebetween to define a U-shaped channel, said sides each having a distal end opposite said cross member.
  3. 3. A seat track assembly as set forth in claim 2 wherein said inner track includes an outer edge extending laterally outwardly from each of said distal ends of each of said sides.
  4. 4. A seat track assembly as set forth in claim 3 wherein said flattened bearing surface is formed in said outer edge and extends longitudinally with respect to said inner track.
  5. 5. A seat track assembly as set forth in claim 4 wherein said inner track includes an outer wall extending perpendicularly from each of said outer edges to define a flange.
  6. 6. A seat track assembly as set forth in claim 5 wherein said inner track includes a plurality of teeth formed along said outer wall, each of said plurality of teeth disposed longitudinally with respect to said inner track to define each of the plurality of seating positions.
  7. 7. A seat track assembly as set forth in claim 6 wherein said outer track includes two upright sides and a base extending laterally between said. sides to define a U-shaped cross section, said sides of said outer track each including a distal end.
  8. 8. A seat track assembly as set forth in claim 7 wherein said base of said outer track includes a concavity formed therein, said concavity protruding toward said inner track to define said arcuate bearing surface opposing said flattened bearing surface.
  9. 9. A seat track assembly as set forth in claim 8 wherein said outer track includes a hook formed on each of distal ends of said sides of said outer track, said hook engaged with said flange of said inner track to prevent vertical separation of said outer track from said inner track.
  10. 10. A seat track assembly as set forth in claim 9 including a spacer extending over said hook between said outer track and said inner track for reducing rattle between said outer track and said inner track.
  11. 11. A seat track assembly as set forth in claim 10 including a bearing guide for retaining said plurality of bearings between said arcuate and flattened bearing surfaces.
  12. 12. A seat track assembly as set forth in claim 11 including a latch mechanism operatively coupled to said outer track and lockingly engagable with said plurality of teeth of said inner track to selectively lock the seat in one of the plurality of seating positions.
  13. 13. A seat track assembly as set forth in claim 12 wherein said latch mechanism includes a latch plate having a plurality of apertures for lockingly engaging said plurality of teeth to prevent sliding movement of said outer track relative to said inner track, said latch plate movably supported on said outer track for movement between a locked position, wherein said plurality of apertures are engaged with said plurality of teeth, and an unlocked position, wherein said plurality of apertures are disengaged with said plurality of teeth to allow sliding movement of said outer track relative to said lower track.
  14. 14. A seat track assembly as set forth in claim 13 including a spring energized between said outer track and said latch plate for biasing said latch plate toward said locked position.
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