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MULTIPLE HARDNESS VEHICLE SEAT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031279D
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-20

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Abstract

A seat cushion (including both a seat bottom cushion and a seat back cushion) including a center portion and a pair of side bolsters is provided. The seat cushion is configured to provide varying degrees of hardness. The bolsters have a hardness level different than (and preferably greater than) the hardness level of the center portion. The increased bolster hardness is provided by a coating that is locally applied only to the bolsters. A method of forming such a seat cushion includes the steps of applying a first material (e.g., an elastomer coating) to an area of a mold defining the bolsters, allowing the material to at least partially harden, applying a second material (e.g., a polyurethane foam) to the mold, allowing the second material to cure, and removing the finished seat cushion from the mold.