US 11,654,804 B2
Trim cover attachment with faux hole design
Laura Schulz, Bloomfield Hills, MI (US); William Paruszkiewicz, Clinton Township, MI (US); and Benedict Messina, Warren, MI (US)
Assigned to LEAR CORPORATION, Southfield, MI (US)
Filed by LEAR CORPORATION, Southfield, MI (US)
Filed on Dec. 20, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/555,697.
Claims priority of provisional application 63/138,081, filed on Jan. 15, 2021.
Prior Publication US 2022/0227272 A1, Jul. 21, 2022
Int. Cl. B60N 2/58 (2006.01)
CPC B60N 2/5833 (2013.01) 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A vehicle seat comprising:
a seat frame including a frame component;
a seat pad supported by the seat frame, the seat pad defining an opening therethrough such that the seat frame is accessible via the opening; and
a trim cover assembly disposed over the seat pad, the trim cover assembly including a trim cover having:
a flap portion sized to extend through the opening in the seat pad, the flap portion including a first fastener, and
a securing flap having a retainer secured thereon, the securing flap including a second fastener cooperable with the first fastener,
wherein the retainer is connected to the frame component to attach the securing flap to the seat frame, and the flap portion is positioned through the opening and connected to the securing flap via the first and second fasteners to define a faux hole in an occupant surface of the vehicle seat.