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1. (WO2018044272) ADJUSTABLE TORQUE HINGE ASSEMBLY FOR HEADRESTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/044272    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/049400
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 31 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: F16M 11/14
F16M 13/02
B64D 11/00
F16M 11/20
Applicants: ZODIAC SEATS US LLC
Inventors: HIEBSCH, Rudolph
Title: ADJUSTABLE TORQUE HINGE ASSEMBLY FOR HEADRESTS
Abstract:
Described are headrests with a structural support surface and a torque hinge. The torque hinge includes a rotatable portion, a ball joint, and a plate assembly. The ball joint has a ball portion connected to a shaft. The ball portion is positioned within the rotatable portion, and the plate assembly is fitted over the shaft. The shaft is coupled to the structural support surface, and the plate assembly limits a rotational arc of the rotatable portion relative to the shaft.