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.

JUST RELEASED: See our patented adjustable seat technology in full motion as it is integrated into an SUV. This seat, while fully functioning, is currently used for demonstration purposes only.

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’s Innovative Adjustable Seat Technology is Installed in First Vehicle as Real Life Demonstration

Newly released video shows fully functioning seat concept in Ford Explorer

ONTARIO, CA – Jan. 29, 2018 – FOUR-EVER IN MOTION, creators of an innovative patented adjustable seat technology that enhances safety for child passengers, is proud to announce that a fully functioning demonstration of the seat has been installed in a late model Ford Explorer. The concept, first developed in 2012, has undergone additional research and development which has resulted in a product that will reduce human error when securing children in vehicles across several modes of transportation including passenger and first-responder vehicles to airplanes, trains and buses.

The FOUR-EVER IN MOTION adjustable seat is designed for OEM integration. Once an infant carrier is no longer needed for a child, the adjustable seat continues to secure the child for all growth stages thereafter with its 5-point harness and moving seat bottom and bolsters. The fully functioning seat has an integrated software platform that asks for a child’s height and weight input. Once the data is entered, the seat will automatically move to its optimal position for the proper restraint points. In the vehicle demonstration, the software user interface is accessed through an independent touch screen. In a real-life OEM integration, the software would be accessed via the existing infotainment system.

When data indicates that one in three car seats are installed incorrectly and over 75% of child passenger injuries are preventable, a concept that assists in reducing human error is needed. “It’s a great feeling to have the seat in real life in an automobile and be able to show the public and the industry that a major step has been taken to improve child passenger safety and that also helps parents feel much more comfortable with their transportation needs,” said Lenard Ascher, co-creator of the seat technology and a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.

From concept to reality, the installed adjustable seat technology demonstration showcases the effortless motion of the seat as it moves to provide optimal positioning for the child. In addition, the seat shows no compromise to the space of the adjacent passenger seats. The adjustable seat was designed to allow more than one seat to be equipped with the technology.  “Since we have designed the seat with respect to today’s seat widths, you can fit two of our concept seats side-by-side,” said Ascher.

Not only is this adjustable seat technology created especially for growing children, but special needs children and adults also benefit from the seat concept when traditional seat belts are ineffective.

Two videos have been released. To view the videos: Full Length (2:40) click here, Short Length (1:53) click here.

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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