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1. (WO2001002213) SPACE EFFICIENT AND ADAPTABLE VEHICLE INTERIOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/002213    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/018821
Publication Date: Fri Jan 12 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 08 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: B60K 37/00
B60N 2/30
B60N 2/36
B60N 3/08
B60R 7/02
B60R 11/00
B60R 11/02
Applicants: JOHNSON CONTROLS INTERIORS TECHNOLOGY CORP.
HOTARY, James, T.
BUSCH, David, B.
WIEDEMAN, Michael, E.
Inventors: HOTARY, James, T.
BUSCH, David, B.
WIEDEMAN, Michael, E.
Title: SPACE EFFICIENT AND ADAPTABLE VEHICLE INTERIOR
Abstract:
A front seat assembly (54) and a rear seat assembly (10) for a vehicle, including a front seat bottom (52) having a front portion and a rear portion, a rear seat bottom (14) having a forward portion and a rearward portion and being connectable to the vehicle for movement between a use position and a stored position, and a support member (82) connected to the front seat bottom and connectable to the vehicle. The support member supports the rear portion of the front seat bottom from the vehicle such that the rear seat bottom may be moved from the use position to the stored position with the forward portion of the rear seat bottom located under the front seat bottom.