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1. US20180244174 - Autonomous vehicle seat positioning system

Office
United States of America
Application Number 15443879
Application Date 27.02.2017
Publication Number 20180244174
Publication Date 30.08.2018
Grant Number 10150386
Grant Date 11.12.2018
Publication Kind B2
IPC
B60N 2/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
NSEATS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES; VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
2Seats specially adapted for vehicles; Arrangement or mounting of seats in vehicles
02the seat or part thereof being movable, e.g. adjustable
G05D 1/00
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
1Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
B60N 2/22
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
NSEATS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES; VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
2Seats specially adapted for vehicles; Arrangement or mounting of seats in vehicles
02the seat or part thereof being movable, e.g. adjustable
22the back-rest being adjustable
B60N 2/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
NSEATS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES; VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
2Seats specially adapted for vehicles; Arrangement or mounting of seats in vehicles
B60K 35/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
KARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES
35Arrangement or adaptations of instruments
B60J 7/043
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
JWINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES
7Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels
02of sliding type
04with rigid plate-like element or elements
043Sunroofs
CPC
B60J 7/043
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
JWINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES
7Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels ; , e.g. rotary sunroofs
02of sliding type ; , e.g. comprising guide shoes
04with rigid plate-like element or elements ; , e.g. open roofs with harmonica-type folding rigid panels
043Sunroofs
B60K 2350/106
B60K 2350/2013
B60K 2350/352
B60K 2350/922
B60K 35/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
KARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES
35Arrangement of adaptations of instruments
Applicants Nissan North America, Inc.
Inventors Adrian Tan
Agents Global IP Counselors, LLP
Title
(EN) Autonomous vehicle seat positioning system
Abstract
(EN)

An autonomous vehicle seat positioning system includes a seat controller connected to a autonomous vehicle controller and a positioning mechanism of a seat assembly. The seat controller is configured to operating the positioning mechanism such that with the autonomous vehicle controller operating the vehicle in a self-driving mode and the vehicle operator's seat assembly being in a reclined setting: in response to the autonomous vehicle controller detecting an emergency condition requiring a change to the manual driving mode, the seat controller operates the positioning mechanism to move the operator's seat assembly from the reclined setting to the upright setting in an emergency re-positioning mode, and in response to the autonomous vehicle controller detecting a non-emergency condition requiring a change to the manual driving mode, the seat controller operates the positioning mechanism to move the operator's seat assembly from the reclined setting to the upright setting in a non-emergency re-positioning mode.