US 11,654,802 B2
Seat energy absorber
Dean M. Jaradi, Macomb, MI (US); S. M. Iskander Farooq, Novi, MI (US); Mohammad Omar Faruque, Ann Arbor, MI (US); Anil Kalra, Canton, MI (US); and Rahul Arora, Birmingham, MI (US)
Assigned to Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed by Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed on May 27, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/884,448.
Prior Publication US 2021/0370811 A1, Dec. 2, 2021
Int. Cl. B60N 2/427 (2006.01); B60R 13/02 (2006.01); B60K 37/02 (2006.01)
CPC B60N 2/42709 (2013.01) [B60K 37/02 (2013.01); B60R 13/02 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An assembly, comprising:
a seatback defining an occupant-seating area;
the seatback having a frame and a rear trim cover, the frame being between the occupant-seating area and the rear trim cover;
a seat bottom extending from the seatback below the occupant-seating area; and
a plurality of deformable cells between the frame and the rear trim cover, the deformable cells each extending from a first end proximate the frame to a second end proximate the rear trim cover, the deformable cells each having a contraction between the first end and the second end;
the deformable cells each being elongated along an axis from the first end to the second end and the contraction extends endlessly about the axis.