Previous system used three handles. One for recline, another for folding and a third for tumble/kneel.
One handle to provide flip, fold, tumble and recline.
Up to 1990, all sliding van side doors were manually opened and closed.
Powered, cable-based system to offer consumers a powered sliding doors.
Power rear sliding window systems ran at speeds below the OEM's specifications.
Design a power drive system that meets the OEM specification at a lower cost.
Generic fixed pedal location in vehicles did not accommodate all drivers
Make foot pedals adjustable to accommodate all drivers and address rumored government mandates
At the time, there was no lumbar controls in vehicles
Provide powered and manual lumbar control that met packaging constraints.
During crash, existing designed door rods would bend resulting in unintended latch release.
New crash regulations mandate doors remained closed in vehicle crash.
Previous system used three straps, pulled sequentially. There was no interlock and
the seats were not removable.
Actuator for 3rd row seat to flip, fold, tumble and remove seat.
Electronic actuated HVAC controls provided the smooth 'feel' that customers desired, but were expensive to produce
Mechanical system that 'feels' digital, with high quality required to enter the market.
Multiple handles used to adjust office chair seat cushion and tilt.
VA/VE to lower costs and improve feel
Lumbar adjustment is out of reach and positioned on back of chair making it difficult to use and visually unappealing.
Design remote lumbar adjustment mechanism that is within easy reach.
Existing system had a problem with back-driving clutch, resulting in high warranty costs.
Increased reliability, Infinite adjustability, and reduce warranty claims.
Arms on office chairs were fixed in place. Customer had been unable to devise a solution for this need.
Design a single point actuated, synchronized arm height adjustment.
Customer was experiencing 2000-PPM and high labor costs to adjust and securely lock seat-back within any range of movement.
Increase quality and lower VA/VE costs.
Airy suspension seat created aesthetic challenge.
Robust function and Aesthetic harmony.
Cable and lever system over-rides motor to release and allow seat to be moved into flight position . High efforts cause injury to users.
Safe and easy to use design and to lower costs.
Inertia release in current aircraft seating had high effort required to actuate and low durability.
Improved design to increase durability, reduce effort in use and reduce cost.
Existing and varied systems took too long to reassemble in the field, putting soldiers at risk.
Generic vest cable system that allows for release and reassembly in 30-seconds.