|Title of Invention
TWO-POSITION ADJUSTER FOR AUTOMOTIVE SEATS
||Two-position adjuster for automotive seats comprises a seat back (12) supported for pivotal movement relative to a seatback, the said two-position adjuster comprising a plate arm (16) which is secured to the seatback, plate holders (27) which are secured to the seat bottom, a dumping mechanism (22) having a latch lever (23), a lock pin (26), a latch pin (24), a guide pin (34) with a support washer (39) and a torsion spring to positively engage the said latch lever (23) to the said lock pin for releasing the said seatback from the seating position and permits pivotal movement of lthe said seatback to the forward dump position relative to the said seat bottom, a latching mechanism having the latch plate (20), which is fastened to the plate arm (16), is pivoted on the plate holders (27) by means of a pivot pin (19). The latch plate (20) has the latch pin (24), which pivotally holds the latch lever (23), and the guide pin (34), which engages with the banana slot (33) of the latch lever (23), staked onto it. The other end of the latch pin (24) is used to interconnect the master side adjuster with the slave side adjuster in case of long seats so that operation of the latch lever of the master side results in the actuation of the slave lide adjuster, a release mechanism for actuating both the said dump mechanism as well as the said latch mechanism, an interconnecting mechanism provided with the lever (28) on lboth the master and slave slide adjuster operating the lever on either the master side or the slave activates the dump mechanism allowing the adjuster to work in tandem.
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