On April 30, the USITC announced that it has voted to institute an investigation of certain linear actuators. The products at issue in this investigation are linear actuators that are used in seating and reclining furniture to power operation of a footrest. The investigation is based on a complaint filed by Okin America, Inc., of Frederick, MD, and Dewert Okin GmbH of Kirchlengern, Germany, on April 3, 2013. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain linear actuators that infringe a patent asserted by the complainants. The complainants request that the USITC issue an exclusion order and a cease and desist order. Changzhou Kaidi Electrical Co. Ltd. of Changzhou, China is identified by USITC as a respondent in the investigation.