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Publication numberWO1999010198 A8
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US1998/016173
Publication date6 May 1999
Filing date3 Aug 1998
Priority date27 Aug 1997
Also published asDE69823674D1, DE69823674T2, EP1007386A2, EP1007386B1, US5927817, WO1999010198A1
Publication numberPCT/1998/16173, PCT/US/1998/016173, PCT/US/1998/16173, PCT/US/98/016173, PCT/US/98/16173, PCT/US1998/016173, PCT/US1998/16173, PCT/US1998016173, PCT/US199816173, PCT/US98/016173, PCT/US98/16173, PCT/US98016173, PCT/US9816173, WO 1999/010198 A8, WO 1999010198 A8, WO 1999010198A8, WO 9910198 A8, WO 9910198A8, WO-A8-1999010198, WO-A8-9910198, WO1999/010198A8, WO1999010198 A8, WO1999010198A8, WO9910198 A8, WO9910198A8
InventorsAnders Ekman, Jack Kagerin, Kent Thuresson
ApplicantLear Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
Ventilated vehicle seat assembly
WO 1999010198 A8
Abstract
A vehicle seat assembly includes a seat back with a seat back foam cushion therein having front and rear surfaces. The seat back foam cushion includes a plurality of air channels formed therethrough from the front to rear surface. A lower seat includes a lower foam cushion therein having top and bottom surfaces. The lower foam cushion includes a plurality of air holes formed therethrough from the top to the bottom surface. A porous trim cover is positioned over the seat back foam cushion and lower foam cushion. A first impeller is positioned in fluid communication with the plurality of air channels for creating a vacuum for drawing heat and moisture away from the trim cover material. Similarly, a second impeller is positioned in fluid communication with the plurality of air holes in the lower foam cushion for creating a vacuum for drawing heat and moisture away from the trim cover material. A porous cushion member is provided within the seat back foam cushion and lower foam cushion for allowing air to flow therethrough while providing cushioning support for the vehicle occupant.
Classifications
International ClassificationB60N2/90, B60N2/56, A47C7/46, A47C7/74
Cooperative ClassificationB60N2/56, B60N2/565, B60N2/5635
European ClassificationB60N2/56, B60N2/56C4F
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