FOUR-EVER IN MOTION’s patented adjustable car seat technology is prime for integration into new vehicles as an optional upgrade. Families with children will appreciate the adjustable seat settings that will accommodate all growth stages including infants in carriers. The seat’s original default setting still remains comfortable for any adult or minor who is allowed to sit in a regular passenger seat.

In reports, over 70% of car seats are not properly secured. With our car seat technology, there will be a higher success rate of children being restrained properly during transportation, which provides safety and additional confidence and comfort to families.

When it comes to children, safety is of paramount concern. Our car seat technology will be a desired upgrade due to the added safety for children as well as the convenience of having a single seat accommodate children of varying ages.

Outlined in our demonstration video are the adjustable seat settings. This video is for general demonstration only as the seat technology concept has received updates due to recent market and research developments. To see the complete functions of the adjustable seat technology, visit the Families page to see the seat configurations for infants through adults.

NOTE: This video is for general demonstration purposes only as the seat technology concept has received updates due to recent market and research developments.

Integrated Seat Controls

FOUR-EVER Dashboard Controls

The car seat technology can operate by integration into a new vehicle’s infotainment system where many of the car’s auxiliary controls are also available such as navigation, audio systems, and real time data including traffic and weather. Each car maker would have the controls programmed into an interface that would match the design of their OEM software look.

The software will be programmed with the recommended optimal settings for a child’s height and weight. The software will also be able to receive upgrades should new regulations or laws go into effect. Once the vehicle operator enters the height and weight of the child, the software calculates the two factors to yield an optimal seat setting. The seat components will then adjust to the determined position. Data indicates that human error is a primary factor in improper child restraint.  Using the technology’s height and weight factor software to determine the optimal seat settings aims to reduce potential human error.

Each time a vehicle is turned off, the seat will remain in its current mode setting. The sensor on the seat also prevents the mode setting from being changed when an object or child is in it. Also, the sensor serves a dual purpose as a notification alert for when a child is accidentally left behind in the vehicle. Integration of the notification alert could potentially be different per each car maker’s preference.

More than one seat can be installed side-by-side with the seat technology, and again, offers more convenience for families with more than one child.

FOUR-EVER IN MOTION is a Southern California company. Inventors Lenard and Barb Ascher are also owners of the infant to adult adjustable car seat patent. (US Patent US 20130285427/US 8807650)

ABSTRACT

Improvements in a car seat where the car seat is adjustable to accommodate infants to adults. The seat has adjustments for the sides, seat, back and belt position. The seat uses servo motors with an intelligent controller that utilizes a memory position feature along with preset locations based upon different weight, age or height information. The seat pads can move separately or collectively to position the seat prior to an adult, toddler or child being seated. Side supports can elevate and or fold inward to reduce side-to-side motion. The back rest may also be movable to push the child further forward in the seat. The setting can be altered and or stored when different children are seated or as the child grows until they can be seated in the flat adult position. An insert is used to place a newborn in a backward facing reclined position.


 

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is an object of the infant to adult automotive seat to adjust to accommodate a growing child from infant to toddler to child to adult. While the chair accommodates a wide variety of growth an infant insert is used to place a baby in a reversed and or reclined position. This insert would be used until the child can be placed in a forward facing upright position. Each of these different sized groups can require a different seat elevation, side support, back support and belt position.

It is an object of the infant to adult automotive seat to have adjustments for the sides, seat, and back. The bottom can be raised and lowered from being parallel with the remainder of the car seats or bench to elevating the seat thereby allowing a child to look out of the vehicle window(s). The side supports can elevate and or fold inward to reduce side-to-side motion. The side supports from both sides of the bottom seat as well as the sides from the back support can also adjust to nestle the child. The back rest may also be movable to push the child further forward in the seat. The movement of the back rest may also be integrated with movement of a leg or foot support that is located in the front of the seat. The position of the belt and shoulder strap is also movable to place the belt in the optimal position for the child or adult.

It is another object of the infant to adult automotive seat to utilize servo motors that can determine the position of the seat. The servo motors are controllable for motion and are often currently used to position a driver seat. The servo motors can operate off of the 12 volt electrical system of a vehicle.

It is still another object of the infant to adult automotive seat to utilize a memory position feature along with preset locations based upon different weight, age or height information. Because the seat uses the aforementioned servo motors the different servo motors can move separately or collectively to position the seat prior to an adult or child being seated. The setting can be altered and or stored when different children are seated or as the child grows until they can be seated in the flat adult position.

Various objects, features, aspects, and advantages of the present invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description of preferred embodiments of the invention, along with the accompanying drawings in which like numerals represent like components.

Read the full description and claims in the patent.

FOUR-EVER IN MOTION Invents New Adjustable Car Seat Technology

Patented car seat ensures safety for infants to adults through four settings

ONTARIO, CA – Feb. 20, 2016 – FOUR-EVER IN MOTION, a California company owned by Lenard and Barb Ascher, introduces their new patented four-in-one adjustable car seat technology for integration into transportation mediums including cars, trains and airplanes. The adjustable car seat technology provides the ultimate solution for commercial and personal transportation. When no children are present, the default seat setting remains comfortable for adults. Through four specific seat settings, infants in carriers are safely secured in a rear-facing position that is cradled by the seat while growing children typically in need of booster car seats can achieve the required height by law with one of the provided settings.

The adjustable car seat technology was conceptualized through a real-life scenario where Barb Ascher provided daily transportation to her grandchildren over a five-year period.  In the beginning, Barb transported a three-year-old and two newborns. Over time, the children grew and another grandchild was born.  “Depending on the grandchild that I was transporting, the shifting and reconfiguration of the different required car seats was frequent. I found myself thinking that there had to be a better and more convenient way to accommodate the transportation of children who are in varying stages of growth,” said Barb Ascher.

Debuting at the 2015 LA Auto Show, the seat technology was met with enthusiasm and positive feedback from parents, automotive industry media and members of safety organizations.  The adjustable car seat solves one very important issue while providing a convenience factor for parents. “There is an overwhelmingly staggering statistic of children and car seats being secured improperly in vehicles,” said Lenard Ascher. “Our seat technology favorably ensures that car seats and children at all ages are properly secured.”

Families with children also face the need to purchase several different car seats. With the FOUR-EVER IN MOTION car seat technology, children who are no longer required to be transported in an infant carrier will be able to meet the seat law standards through one of the available seat settings.

The adjustable car seat technology is fitting for several types of transportation:

For Car Manufacturers – The seat technology can be an optional upgrade with the control settings available on the dashboard display screen where other vehicle controls are typically managed.

For Airplanes – The adjustable seat is now an added value of consideration for parents who purchase a separate seat for their child. Currently, many parents forgo the added cost for a regular non-conforming seat and opt to have the child sit on their lap for the duration of the flight which has no safety value – especially during moments of turbulence where the child has a significantly increased risk of injury.

For Medical, Fire and Rescue – As first responders to accident scenes, fire or emergency rescues, medical teams transporting children as passengers accompanying the injured can also be properly seated. The adjustable car seat technology allows one seat to accommodate children of any age – making it a safe and convenient one-seat fits all solution.

For Temporary Transportation – For rental car agencies and taxi cabs who transport visitors, the added safety of the car seat technology eliminates the need to rent or carry infant or booster seats for children.

For Trains – The car seat technology can be integrated into particular sections of a train for families with children.

ABOUT FOUR-EVER IN MOTION

FOUR-EVER IN MOTION is a Southern California company owned by Lenard and Barb Ascher. The infant to adult adjustable car seat technology is protected under US Patent US 20130285427 and US 8807650 by the Aschers.

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