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USRE24805E
USRE24805E US24805DE USRE24805E US RE24805 E USRE24805 E US RE24805E US 24805D E US24805D E US 24805DE US RE24805 E USRE24805 E US RE24805E
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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; Arrangement or mounting of seats in vehicles
    • B60N2/02Seats specially adapted for vehicles; Arrangement or mounting of seats in vehicles the seat or part thereof being movable, e.g. adjustable
    • B60N2/04Seats specially adapted for vehicles; Arrangement or mounting of seats in vehicles the seat or part thereof being movable, e.g. adjustable the whole seat being movable
    • B60N2/14Seats specially adapted for vehicles; Arrangement or mounting of seats in vehicles the seat or part thereof being movable, e.g. adjustable the whole seat being movable rotatable, e.g. to permit easy access
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60NSEATS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES; VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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March 29, 1960 o m JR Re. 24,805

AUTOMOBILE SEAT Original Filed Nov. 15, 1956 INVENTOR. HARRY L. MORRILL, JR.

BY KiflWAY, JENNEY, WHTER & HILD-EFII ATTORNEYS United States Patent "Office AUTOMOBILE SEAT Harry L. Morrill, In, Atlanta, Ga.

Original No.-2,811,199, dated October 29, 1957, Serial No. 622,462, November 15, 1956. Application for reissue May 7, 1959, Serial No. 814,128

Claims. (Cl. 155-182) Matter enclosed in heavy brackets [II appears in the original patent but forms no part of this reissue specification; matter printed in italics indicates the additions, made by reissue;

This invention relates to an automobile seat which permits the driver or an occupant readily to get into and out of the front seat without difficulty or discomfort. Numerous attempts have heretofore been made to provide a'practical device'for accomplishing this end, but most of these attempts have involved a built-in rotatable seat or section, comparable to a turntable. Such devices require a releasable latch and are not only expensive to manufacture and install, but furthermore are relatively uncomfortable in that a full" inner spring construction cannot be used because of the space requirements of the rotatable supporting structure.

The principal objects of the present invention are to provide a seat of the aforementioned type which is readily attachable to and detachable from a conventional automobile seat, to provide a seat which does not interfere with the comfort of the driver or occupant and which does not detract from the appearance of the upholstery, and to provide a seat which is of strong and durable construction and which may be manufactured at a relatively low cost.

Further objects relate to various features of construction and will be apparent from a consideration of the following description and accompanying drawings wherein:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the'drivers seat of an automobile having a seat structure made in accordance with the present invention, and

Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the seat shown in Fig. 1.

In accordance with the present invention my seat structure comprises a flexible cover member shaped to fit that part of the front automobile seat constituting either the drivers or the occupants seat, and the front and rear portions of the cover member are provided with any suitable means by which they may be detachably secured in fixed position 'to the automobile seat.' Superposed onthis cover member is a seat pad comprising a body portion and a front flap hinged to the pad, both of which are disposed within'the confines of the cover member when in driving or normal seating position, The body'fportion of the seat pad is secured-to thecovermember at a' point remote from the flap, so that the entire pad may be slid and/or rotated to an exit position wherein the front flap drops downwardly into juxtaposition with the outer side of the automobile seat, thereby tending to hold the pad against accidental turning or displacement.

Both the cover member and pad may be of any conventional textile material, whether woven, knitted or felted, or they may be of a suitable flexible sheet material such as leather, plastic or the like, or a combination of these materials, and a color or color combination harmonizing with the upholstery of the car seat. In any case the contacting surfaces of the pad and cover member are relatively smooth or slick so that no ob ect1on'- able resistance is encountered when the pad is moved on the cover member, and the undersurface of the latter is preferably rough, or provided with a friction surface tending to grip the surface of the automobile seat, thereby resisting relative movement. The connection between the pad and cover member may be in the form of a snap fastener, tubular rivet, tape, cord or the like which will permit the pad to slide and/ or swing from riding or driving position to exit position.

Referring to the accompanying drawing, the particular embodiment shown therein comprises a flexible cover member 1 which may be of generally rectangular shape and a size which will either fit the drivers seat or that of the occupant, it being understood that the front seat S may be of conventional design and construction. The rear edge portion of the cover member 1 is formed with a seam which receives a dowel or rod 2 appropriately anchored in the opening between the base of the back B and the rear of the seat S, and the front edge of the cover member is also formed with a seam which receives a dowel 4. The ends of the pair of spaced elastic straps 5 are suitably secured to the dowel 4 and these straps extend downwardly about the front wall of the seat and then inwardly. The ends of the straps carry snap hooks 6 which are detachably secured to the frame or spring of the seat S and the straps are sotensioned as to hold the cover member 1 taut. P I

The cover member may be made of a hard satin twill or any of the above-mentioned sheet materials which provides a slick upper surface, and if desired the undersurface of the cover member may be coated with a suit able rug stay, a thin layer of latex foam rubber or the like material which grips the surface of the seat S and cooperates with the anchor straps in holding the cover member firmly in position.

Disposed on the cover member is a pad 8, the body portion of which may be of generally semi-elliptical shape and the straight front edge of this pad is provided with a hinge 9 which carries a generally rectangular shaped flap 10, the combined area of the body of the pad 8 and the flap 10 being less than that of the cover member so that when the pad is in driving or normal seatingposi tion, shown by the full lines of Fig. 1, it is entirely within the confines of the cover member. This pad may be a single thickness of sheet material or the aforementioned type, or a double thickness with an interposed layer of appropriate cushioning material or padding, but in either case its under surface has a smooth finish similar to that of the contacting surface of the cover member. The upper face of the pad may be of any wear-resisting material which is preferably sufficiently smooth to permit the drive or occupant easily to slide on and ofl the pad.

The pad 8 is rotatably connected to the cover by a snap fastener, hollow rivet or the like pivot 12 so that it may readily swing through a arc to exit position, shown by the dot and dash lines of Fig. 1, wherein the flap 10 drops downwardly into juxtaposition with the side wall of the seat S and to this end the location of the pivot 12 is necessarily off center, i.e., remote from the hinge 9, its particular location depending upon the front to rear length of the body of the pad. The particular design of the pad here shown is such that the pivot 12 is carried by its curved marginal portion remote from the hinge 9. When in exit position the pivot 12 serves to prevent the pad from falling out of the car and the depending flap 10 cooperates with the pivot 12 in preventing accidental displacement.

It will be observed that since the cover member and pad are flexible they do not impede the normal spring action of the seat S and hence do not interfere with the comfort of the occupant or driver. Moreover, the occupant or driver when seated on the pad may readily swing Reissued Mar. 29, 1960 7 End tram eirit passion arid when swung to ei'rit position the legs of the occupant or driver hang over the side of the car and hence assure safety in alighting.

It will also be noted that when the pad is in exit positiorr it is not displaced by the opening and closing of the car door, and when the driver or occupant re-enters the car he first sits on the pad and then swings to driving or normal seating position, thus avoiding the difficulties usually encountered in entering the front seat of an automobile.

It is to be understood that this disclosure is for the purpose of illustration and that various changes and modifications may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A seat construction for attachment to the front seat of an automobile, comprising a flexible cover member shaped to fit over the surface of the automobile seat, means at the front and rear portions of said cover memher for anchoring it in fixed position on the automobile seat, a seat pad superposed on said cover member, said seat pad having a body portion and a front flap hinged to said body portion, and means carried by said body port i'on for securing it to said cover member at a point "remote from said flap, said pad being movable from a driving position, wherein the pad is within the confines of said cover member, to an exit position, wherein said flap drops downwardly into juxtaposition with the outer side of the automobile seat.

2. A seat construction for attachment to the front seat of an automobile, comprising a flexible cover member shaped to fit over the surface of the automobile seat, means at the front and rear portions of said cover 'menr hers for anchoring it in fixed position on the automobile seat, a seat pad superposed on said cover member, said seat pad having a body portion and a front flap hinged to said body portion, and means carried by said body portion for rotatably securing it to said cover member at a point remote from said flap, the contacting surfaces of said pad and 'cover'member being smooth so that said pad may be rotated from a driving position, wherein the pad is within the confines of said cover member, to an exit position, wherein said flap drops downwardly into justap'osition with the outer side of the automobile seat.

3. A seat construction for attachment tothe front seat of an automobile, comprising a flexible cover member shaped to fit over a part ofthe uppersurface of the auto= mobile seat, means at the front and rear portions of said cover member for anchoring it in fixed position "on the automobile seat, a seat pad superposed o'n'said cover member, said seat pad having a semi-elliptical body-portion and a front flap hinged to said body portion, and means carried by said body portion at a point on its curved'rn'argin remote from said flap for rotatably securing said pad and'fiap to said cover member, said pad being rotatable from a driving position, wherein the pad iswithin the confines of said cover member, to an exit position, wherein said flap drops downwardly into juxtaposition with the outer side of the automobile seat.

4. A seat construction for detachable attachment to the upholstered seat of an automobile, comprising a fixi ble cover member superposed on said seat adjacent one of the doors, means for anchoring the front and rear of said cover member to said seat, a seat pad superposed on said cover member, and means adjacent the rear outside corner of said seat pad securing said scat pad on said cover member for pivotal movement thereon.

5. A device as set forth in claim 4 wherein a front flap is hingedly secured to said seat pad for depending over the side edge of said seat when said pad is pivoted toward the automobile door.

6. Area: construction for attachmeh't to; the seat of an automobile, tf'omprising a cov'ei' iriernb'er for attachment to said seat adjacent one of the doors of said automobile, means for anchoring said cover member on said seat, a seat pad superposed on said cover member adjacent said door of said automobile, said seat pad having opposed from and fed) edges and opposed side edges and having an area smaller than the area of said cover member, and means pivotally securing said seat pad to said cover member, said securing means being attached to said seat pad adjacent the intersection of said rear edge of said seat pbd arid "the side edge of said seat pad located adjacent i b i- 7'. '24 device as set forth in claim 6 wherein said cover member is made of flexible material that will conform to the contour of said seat and said seat pad is made of flexible material. I

8. A device. as set forth in claim 7 wherein the upper surface of said cover member and the lower surface of said seat pad each have a slick surface to reduce friction therbe'twee'n.

9. A sea: construction for attachment to the seat of an automotive vehicle for movement on said seat to provide for more convnierit egress'and-ingress to said vehicl ei, comprising the combination of a cover member fitted over a part-ofthe uppersu'rfac'e of said vehicle seat, means to hold said member in a fixed position-,- a movable seat element having its entire undersurface movably engaging on the top surface of saidcover member, and means securing said seat element to said cover member bll'o 'wing movement 'of skid seat element on said cover member.

References Cited theffile of this patent or the 'origt'nalpatent I unison STATES PATENTS 1,4;1521 rem t Feb. 6, 1923 1,444,535 Boyce Feb. 6,1923 ;2,go t;449t Garcon te- June 1 1, 1940 2,576,004 NOV. 20, 1951 2,740,463 Yoiing Apr. 3, 1956 1D. The'strucijure of claim S wherein said cover me'm-

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