Investor has been granted a patent for a seat cushion assembly with a base, recessed support portion, and independent air support zones. The design allows for separate inflation and deflation of the air pad assembly, providing customizable comfort. GlobalData’s report on Investor gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Investor, Distributed control systems was a key innovation area identified from patents. Investor's grant share as of January 2024 was 53%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Adjustable seat cushion with independent air support zones

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Investor AB

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11857471B2) discloses a seat cushion assembly designed for enhanced comfort and support. The assembly includes a base with a leg support, support portion, and well, along with an air pad assembly featuring multiple air support members. These air support members create independent air support zones that can be separately inflated and deflated, providing customizable comfort levels for users. The design also includes an airflow control assembly for easy adjustment of the air pad assembly, enhancing user experience and comfort.

Furthermore, the seat cushion assembly includes features such as recessed leg troughs, symmetric air support zones, and separate air bladders with multiple air cells for optimal support. The assembly can be configured in different positions to accommodate user preferences, with the ability to partially surround the pelvic well for added comfort. The inclusion of an airflow control assembly with a valve system allows for precise inflation and deflation of the air support zones, ensuring personalized comfort levels for users. Overall, the patented seat cushion assembly offers a unique and innovative design aimed at providing superior comfort and support for users seeking an adjustable seating solution.

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