Energy absorbing seat mechanism

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Olivares, Gerardo
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2014-11-20
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A system includes a shear member and an energy absorber. The shear member is configured to couple a seat portion to a base structure of a vehicle. The shear member is configured to sustain a first load without fracture and configured to inelastically deform under a second load. The second load is greater than the first load. The energy absorber is coupled to the seat portion and coupled to the base structure. The energy absorber is configured to absorb the energy following deformation of the shear member.

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WSU inventor: Gerardo Olivares, NIAR
Application No: 14/365059 filed December 14, 2012. Patent No: US 20140339866 A1 granted November 20, 2014
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Olivares, Gerardo, inventor, Wichita State University (Wichita, KS), assignees. Energy Absorbing Seat Mechanism. United States patent US 20140339866 A1. 2014, November 20.
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United States Patent and Trademark Office
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Status: Active; Anticipated expiration: 2032-12-14
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