US 9,809,131 B2
Anthropomorphic pivotable upper seatback support
Johnathan Andrew Line, Northville, MI (US); Marcos Silva Kondrad, Macomb Township, MI (US); Daniel Ferretti, Commerce Township, MI (US); Michael Kolich, Windsor (CA); and John Wayne Jaranson, Dearborn, MI (US)
Assigned to FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed by FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed on Dec. 4, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/959,060.
Prior Publication US 2017/0158084 A1, Jun. 8, 2017
Int. Cl. B60N 2/02 (2006.01); B60N 2/22 (2006.01); B60N 2/20 (2006.01)
CPC B60N 2/0232 (2013.01) [B60N 2/20 (2013.01); B60N 2/2231 (2013.01); B60N 2/2236 (2013.01); B60N 2002/0236 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
8. A vehicle seating assembly, comprising:
a seat and a seatback structure defining an H-point at a reclining axis of a connection between the seatback structure and the seat;
an upper seatback support having a lower edge generally defining a laterally extending line disposed between 270 and 300 mm above the H-point, wherein the upper seatback support pivots about a pivot generally defining a pivot axis that is proximate and substantially parallel to the laterally extending line, wherein the upper seatback pivots between a rearward position and a forward position relative the seatback structure; and
a motorized actuation assembly coupled with and controlling the position of the upper seatback support.