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Title: US5348370: Apparatus for vibrating seats
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Fukuoka, Masahiro; Aichi, Japan

Assignee: Fukuoka Kagaku Ltd., Aichi, Japan
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Published / Filed: 1994-09-20 / 1992-12-04

Application Number: US1992000987481

IPC Code: Advanced: B60N 2/24; B60N 2/50;
IPC-7: A47C 31/00;

ECLA Code: B60N2/50D; B60N2/24; B60N2/54C;

U.S. Class: Current: 297/217.3; 297/311;
Original: 297/217; 297/311;

Field of Search: 297/217,463,311,330,344.1

Priority Number:
1992-12-04  US1992000987481
1992-12-04  EP1992000311085
1992-12-04  SG1996000002973

Abstract:     A driver's seat having a vibration generator connected to the driver's seat and controls for turning the vibration generator on and off for vibrating the driver's seat so that when a driver feels drowsiness coming on, the driver can operate the controls for switching on-off the vibration generator so that the driver's seat can be vibrated and prevent the driver from dozing during driving and prevent an accident from occurring.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Armstrong, Westerman, Hattori, McLeland & Naughton ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Dorner, Kenneth J.; Nelson, Jr., Milton

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Designated Country: DE FR GB IT SE 

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What is claimed is:     1. An apparatus for vibrating a seat, comprising:
  • a driver's seat;
  • base means for supporting said driver's seat;
  • fastener means for supporting said seat onto said base means, said fastener means being positioned between said seat and said base means;
  • vibrating means for vibrating said driver's seat, said vibrating means being mounted underneath said base means;
  • spring means for resiliently supporting said base means onto a bed member; and
  • control means for controlling said vibrating means in vibrating the seat,


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Patent  Pub.Date  Inventor Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 5pp US1615615  1927-01 Cannon et al.   Vibrating chair
Get PDF - 6pp US2861806* 1958-11 Disney    
Get PDF - 19pp US3628829  1971-12 Heilig   EXPERIENCE THEATER
Get PDF - 10pp US3865430  1975-02 Tanus   Theater chair automatically movable by remote control
Get PDF - 7pp US3948379  1976-04 Warner   Vibrating chair
Get PDF - 7pp US4203098  1980-05 Muncheryan   Device for preventing dozing while driving a car
Get PDF - 6pp US4465158  1984-08 Yamazaki et al.  Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha Safety device for vehicle seat with vibrator
Get PDF - 10pp US5022708  1991-06 Nordella et al.  Creative Presentations, Inc. Mechanical seat apparatus for simulating motion
Get PDF - 5pp US5094225  1992-03 Craw   Portable back massager
Get PDF - 12pp US5113851  1992-05 Gamba   Chair equipped with a singing seat
Get PDF - 13pp US5129704  1992-07 Kishi et al.  Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Automatic adjustable seat
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Foreign References:
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Publication Date IPC Code Assignee   Title
Buy PDF - 12pp DE3235373A1 1984-03  B60N 1/00 Szperkowski, Reiner G., 5400 Koblenz, DE Kopf- und Nackenstuetze 
Buy PDF FR2500382 1982-08  B60N 2/50 BREMSHEY AG SIEGE, EN PARTICULIER POUR CONDUCTEUR DE VEHICULE AUTOMOBILE 
Buy PDF FR2525501 1983-10  B06B 1/10 THOMSON CSF GENERATEUR DE VIBRATIONS, NOTAMMENT POUR SIMULATEUR DE CONDUITE DE VEHICULES 
  JP59209925 1984-11       
Buy PDF GB1445150 1976-08  A61G 15/10 NOHMURA R CHAIR OR BED INCLUDING A VIBRATING SYSTEM 


Other Abstract Info: DERABS G94-177541

Other References:
  • Patent Abstracts of Japan, Publication No. JP3112728, May 14, 1991, Abstract vol. 015307.
  • Patent Abstracts of Japan, Publication No. JP60173402, Sep. 6, 1985, Abstract vol. 010019.
  • Patent Abstracts of Japan, Publication No. JP63140141, Jun. 11, 1988, Abstract vol. 012386.
  • European Search Report.


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