Hand Operated Patents (Class 74/491)
  • Patent number: 9541943
    Abstract: Provided is an operation lever adapted to make a blade perform an action other than an up and down action by rotatably a grip around the shaft center of a lever shaft. The operation lever has a lever shaft operable back and forth, corresponding to an up and down action of a blade of a dozer unit, and a grip provided on an upper part of the lever shaft and capable of rotating in a clockwise direction and counterclockwise direction from a neutral position around a shaft center of the lever shaft by a predetermined rotation angle, corresponding to an angle action or a tilting action of the blade. The grip includes a return-to-neutral spring adapted to return the grip from a rotated position to a neutral position, and the rotation angle of the grip in the clockwise direction is set to be different from that in the counterclockwise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Tokuda, Masahiro Yamamoto, Teruo Kunizawa
  • Patent number: 9211815
    Abstract: A longitudinally adjustable vehicle seat (I) has, on both sides, a first seat rail (2) fixed to the seat and a second seat rail (3) which guides the first seat rail and is fixed to the vehicle structure. A locking device (4) releaseably locks the seat longitudinal position by securing the first seat rail (2) in the second seat rail (3). A lever (5) is provided that can be pivoted about a pivot axis (S) and has two actuating ends (6) that interact with the locking devices (4). At least one of the actuating ends (6) is spanned by a sub region of a multifunctional part (8). The part (8) both forms a kick plate and also limits the movement of the actuating end (6) upward and therefore forms a safeguard against erroneous operation of the lever (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: KEIPER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Georg Ruess, Karl Utzinger
  • Publication number: 20150135881
    Abstract: An integrated drive for bicycle handlebars comprising a grip body having a shape and size suitable for being gripped by the cyclist in a holding condition while riding, a brake lever carried by the grip body, a hydraulic system mounted inside the grip body and mechanically actuated by the brake lever to send pressurised fluid into a braking system, and a set of gearshift drives, on said grip body. Such a drive, which encloses in the same grip body not only all that is needed to drive the hydraulic brake, but also drives for the gearshift and allows the overall bulk to be significantly reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: CAMPAGNOLO S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Dal Prà
  • Publication number: 20150137467
    Abstract: A locking device for baby strollers is described which is automatically engaged and disengaged based simply on the presence or absence of a human hand on the stroller handle. If there is no hand on the stroller, the lock is automatically engaged, and if a hand is present on the handle, the lock is automatically disengaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Halley N. Spencer, Eric C. Spencer
  • Publication number: 20150128751
    Abstract: A controller shifting device for interconnecting an armrest and a controller of a powered wheelchair includes an adjustment mechanism. The adjustment mechanism includes a casing, a first connection seat connected to the casing for connection with the armrest, and a second connection seat connected to the casing for installation of the controller. When the casing rotates from an operating position to a folded position, the second connection seat is lowered for placing the controller below the armrest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Eric VAN OLST, Chih-Chuan YANG, Cheng-Jy TIEN
  • Publication number: 20150101445
    Abstract: A bicycle operating device has a base member, a holding member, a stopping member and a positioning member. The holding member is movable between a rest position and an operated position. The stopping member is movable in a first direction. The stopping member engages the holding member to prevent movement of the stopping member in the first direction while the holding member is in the operated position. The positioning member is movable relative to the base member in the first direction. The positioning member engages the holding member to prevent movement of the positioning member in the first direction while the holding member is in the rest position. The positioning member moves relative to the stopping member in the first direction while the holding member is in the operated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: SHIMANO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Guang Sheng Elson LIM
  • Publication number: 20150096402
    Abstract: A bicycle clamp structure comprises a first clamp member, a second clamp member, a connecting member, a first connecting structure, a second connecting structure, and a third connecting structure. The second clamp member is configured to clamp a bicycle tube member between the first clamp member and the second clamp member. The connecting member is configured to be arranged between the first clamp member and the second clamp member. The first connecting structure is configured to connect the first clamp member with the connecting member. The second connecting structure is configured to connect the second clamp member with the connecting member. The third connecting structure is configured to connect the first clamp member with the second clamp member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Shinya HIROTOMI, Yoshimitsu MIKI, Takaaki FUJIWARA
  • Publication number: 20150096403
    Abstract: A bicycle clamp structure comprises a first clamp member and a second clamp member. The first clamp member includes a first clamp body having an inner curved surface defining a first inner radius. The second clamp member is configured to clamp a bicycle tube member between the first clamp member and the second clamp member. The second clamp member includes a second curved surface defining a second inner radius different from the first inner radius of the first clamp body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Shinya HIROTOMI, Yoshimitsu MIKI, Takaaki FUJIWARA
  • Publication number: 20150098761
    Abstract: A control lever assembly and methods of forming and using a control lever assembly of a compaction roller are disclosed. The control lever assembly includes a lever that is defined by a body having a first end connectable to a control arm of a compaction roller. The body forms a first grip site and a second grip site that are each offset from the first end of the body. The first grip site and the second grip site are laterally offset from a longitudinal center-line axis of the control arm and spaced from one another so that each of the first grip site and the second grip site are beyond the reach of a hand engaged with the other of the first grip site and the second grip site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Michael D. Marshall, Arber Halimi
  • Publication number: 20150090065
    Abstract: When the mass of the first moving body is defined as M1, the mass of the second moving body is defined as M2, the distance between a first intersection point of a perpendicular line from a rotation center of the rotation axis to the first moving body and a first gravity center of the first moving body when the distance between the first intersection point and the first gravity center in the first moving body is the shortest is defined as L1, and the distance between a second intersection point of a perpendicular line from the rotation center of the rotation axis to the second moving body and a second gravity center of the second moving body when the distance between the second intersection point and the second gravity center in the second moving body is the shortest is defined as L2, M2=(L1/L2)×M1 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosuke KISHI
  • Publication number: 20150068351
    Abstract: A control bar for removably attachment to a traction mechanism is formed by a plurality of elongated bar segments connected end to end, such that the control bar can be formed in a plurality of shapes, and is thereby adapted to be more easily manipulated by a user shifting their body weight to steer and maneuver the propulsion system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Claude Nadeau
  • Publication number: 20150041267
    Abstract: A control assembly for controlling a component, such as a bicycle shock absorber including a first actuator carried by the shock absorber. The first actuator has a fulcrum body supported in the shock absorber and a control arm displacing the fulcrum body. The first actuator pivots on the fulcrum body to operatively control a first characteristic of the shock absorber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: SRAM, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Van Zyl, Andrew Shawver
  • Publication number: 20150040714
    Abstract: The master controller includes a main handle, a handle drum, a reverse handle, a lock collar, a first lock cam having an outer peripheral surface that locks the reverse handle at a neutral position when an operation key is at a locked position, a second lock cam that rotates integrally with the reverse handle, and has an outer peripheral surface that locks the reverse handle and the main handle at a neutral position when the operation key is at a locked position, and that locks the reverse handle at a forward position or a reverse position and unlocks the main handle when the reverse handle is operated to the forward position or the reverse position, and a rod holding unit that holds a rod movably between the lock collar and the second lock cam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kameda, Ichirou Okui, Masao Okai
  • Patent number: 8954212
    Abstract: A control device for a creep speed advance and creep speed backing up of an electric vehicle. A mode switch provided with an operating section can be operated in a longitudinal direction and can be operated leftward from an intermediate part. The operating section is automatically returned to a stop position in which a speed zero instruction is output to a motor when not being operated by return springs. When the operating section is pushed forward, a creep speed advance mode can be selected and when the operating section is pulled backward, a creep speed backing up mode can be selected. To clearly discriminate a position of the operating section among the creep speed advance mode, the creep speed backing up mode and a normal mode, a stopper is arranged between the stop position and the normal mode so that larger force is required to operate the operating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaoru Hatanaka, Sumitaka Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20150033900
    Abstract: A cancelling drive member includes a biasing cam portion having a first biasing contact portion and a second biasing contact portion formed therein. A deflectable spring member that biases the cancelling drive member forward is provided. If the cancelling drive member rotates, an elastic pressure portion of the deflectable spring member is brought into contact with the first biasing contact portion. Thus, a forward biasing force and a returning force for rotation are effectively given from the deflectable spring member to the cancelling drive member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, Yu Masuya, Nobuyuki Tanabe
  • Patent number: 8931365
    Abstract: A bicycle control device that includes a bracket configured to be mounted to a handlebar, a first lever pivotally mounted to the bracket and defining a first pivot axis, a second lever that includes a first user contact part pivotally mounted to the first lever that pivots about a second axis, and a first electrical switch mounted to one of the first lever and the second lever. The first electrical switch is operated in response to pivotal movement of the second lever about the second axis. The first pivot axis is positioned between the second pivot axis and the first user contact part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Fujii, Akinobu Uno, Takuro Jinbu
  • Publication number: 20150000455
    Abstract: A bicycle operating device mounting assembly is basically provided with a handlebar mounting clamp and an adapter member. The handlebar mounting clamp has a clamp opening that defines a first diameter. The adapter member includes a connecting portion and a projecting portion. The connecting portion is detachably disposed within the clamp opening. The projecting portion projects from the clamp opening. The connecting portion has a second diameter that is smaller than the first diameter. The connecting portion is configured to clamp a handlebar as the handlebar mounting clamp is tightened in a state that the connecting portion is disposed within the clamp opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Shinya HIROTOMI, Kentaro KOSAKA, Yoshimitsu MIKI, Kazutaka FUKAO, Takaaki FUJIWARA
  • Patent number: 8899127
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a safety trigger mechanism and functional frame for motion furniture for driving a drive mechanism of motion furniture. The safety trigger mechanism includes a mounting board, and a pull wire, a fork and a first restoring spring connected in turn. The fork is mounted turnably about a first rivet on the mounting board by the first rivet, and a bent hook is disposed on one end of the fork and interlocked with a driving arm of the drive mechanism. The safety trigger mechanism further includes a safety hook with a notch, which is mounted turnably about a second rivet on the mounting board by the second rivet. One side edge of the safety hook abuts against the bent hook of the fork, and the driving arm has an arresting pin disposed thereon. The initial position of the arresting pin is in the notch of the safety hook, and the arresting pin is detached from the notch of the safety hook when the safety hook turns clockwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Shanghai Industries Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Guoliang Du, Paul L. Chen, Jianjun Hu, Benny Mack Owens
  • Publication number: 20140334075
    Abstract: A system includes a display, a manually operable controller and a mechanism. The display includes a screen, a first axis and a second axis disposed within a plane that is parallel and adjacent the screen. The second axis is perpendicular to the first axis. The controller can be tilted around a first controller axis and around a second controller axis and is configured as an elongate beam longitudinally disposed parallel to the first controller axis at a default position. The second controller axis is perpendicular about the first controller axis. The mechanism operatively couples the controller to the display such that the screen is configured to rotate around the first axis in response to the controller being tilted around the first controller axis and the screen is configured to rotate around the second axis in response to the controller being tilted around the second controller axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Hajime Yamada
  • Publication number: 20140331809
    Abstract: A walk-behind outdoor power machine includes a control that is actuable to control at least one operational aspect the power machine, a handle including a user-graspable portion that is graspable by an operator walking behind the machine, a locking mechanism locking the user-graspable portion of the handle at a desired height, and an actuator incorporated into the control. The control is actuated in a first direction to control the operational aspect of the power machine, and is actuated in a second direction to release the locking mechanism so the height of the user-graspable portion can be adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Ariens Company
    Inventors: Derek Mikula, Robert Endter, Brian J. Witt
  • Publication number: 20140318301
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a seat post assembly that is adjustable to an upper, intermediate, and lower seat post position using a locking member and a sleeve member coupled to an actuator for securing and releasing an inner tube with respect to an outer tube. The actuator may move the sleeve member to release the locking member from engagement with the outer tube to adjust the inner tube and thus the seat post assembly to the upper, intermediate, or lower seat post positions. The actuator and the sleeve may be biased into an initial position that urges the locking member into engagement with outer tube to lock the inner tube to the outer tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew Laird, John L. Calendrille, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140311272
    Abstract: An actuating element for actuating an instrument for performing minimally invasive interventions comprises a first handle half-shell and a second handle half-shell movable relative to each other and connected with each other at one end by a biasing mechanism; a tube arranged substantially centrally between the handle half-shells; a linkage mechanism arranged between the handle half-shells and the tube in order to transmit an actuating movement of the handle half-shells; a locking mechanism with a latching rocker arranged on the first handle half-shell and a locking rocker arranged on the second handle half-shell, wherein the two rockers enter into locking connection with each other through an opening provided therefor in the tube when the handle half-shells are moved together, and wherein the rockers are mounted around a pivot axis such that a swiveling or pivoting movement of the rockers lies within a plane defined by the handle half-shells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Franz JAKOUBEK
  • Publication number: 20140305250
    Abstract: A control device includes at least one push-button (3) slideably mounted in a shell (1) in a push-button direction (P) substantially perpendicular to the shell (1), and elastic elements (50) that tend to cause the button (3) to emerge from the shell (1) and retaining elements (4, 30) that limit the travel of the button (3) against the action of the elastic elements (50). The retaining elements include at least one hook (30) of the button (3) of which a nose (300) projects perpendicularly to the push-button direction (P), and a rod (4) running parallel to the shell (1) to form an end stop for the button (3) in collaboration with the nose (300) of the hook (30), the rod (4) being mounted removably in the shell (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicants: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE
    Inventor: Gilles Jurek
  • Publication number: 20140305249
    Abstract: There is provided a brake rod assembly for a walker apparatus. The assembly includes a brake rod operatively connected to a brake for braking the walker apparatus. The assembly includes a connection member operatively connected to a brake handle. The assembly includes a gripping member that is spring-biased to slidably receive the brake rod. The gripping member has an adjustment mechanism rigidly connected thereto that adjustably engages a connection member. Actuation of the connection member tilts the gripping member upwards and engages the brake rod for braking the walker apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Julian Liu
  • Publication number: 20140305253
    Abstract: An adjusting structure for a seatpost of a bicycle includes a telescopic post and at least one adjusting module. The telescopic post includes at least one switch disposed on one end of the telescopic post, wherein the switch is for lengthening or shortening the telescopic post. The adjusting module is disposed on the telescopic post corresponding to the switch and for pushing the switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: GIANT MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei-Han TSENG
  • Publication number: 20140290421
    Abstract: A method is provided for switching a drive of a hybrid vehicle from one operating mode to another operating mode. The drive includes an internal-combustion engine, at least one propulsion-generating electric machine and a transmission. The transmission can be shifted by a selecting device to be actuated by a driver into different operating states. The operating modes are distinguishable according to the ratio of drive power generated by the electric motor to the drive power generated by the internal-combustion engine. The drive is controlled by a drive control unit as a function of a drive prompt specified by the driver by an accelerator element and the selecting device, and according to different drive state and/or vehicle parameters. The drive is switchable from one operating mode to another operating mode by actuating the selecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Klaus BAUMER, Julian ROTHFUSS
  • Publication number: 20140290420
    Abstract: An operating device is provided that is configured to be attached to a handlebar of a bicycle. The operating device includes a first operating unit and a second operating unit. The first operating unit includes a first input part and a fixing part configured to be fixed on the handlebar. The second operating unit includes a second input part that is rotationally arranged around an axis of the handlebar. The second operating unit is detachably attached on the first operating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu MIKI, Kentaro KOSAKA
  • Publication number: 20140265239
    Abstract: An output control system of an agricultural work vehicle includes a controller, a reference indicator communicatively coupled to the controller, and a dial communicatively coupled to the controller. The controller is configured to control power output through an output value range between a minimum output value and a maximum output value based at least in part on a manual input signal, to determine a current setting of the power output, and to adjust the power output from the current setting upon receipt of the manual input signal. The reference indicator is configured to indicate the current setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CNH AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Alan Foster, Richard Paul Strosser
  • Publication number: 20140260756
    Abstract: A hand control assembly comprising a base, an actuating mechanism movable relative to the base, a hub pivotally coupled to the base and positioned to move the actuating mechanism, a lever arm pivotally movable relative to the hub for movement about a pivot axis, and an adjusting mechanism positioned between the lever arm and the hub and adapted to adjust a space between the lever arm and a handlebar. The adjusting mechanism includes a dial mounted for rotation about an adjusting axis angled relative to the pivot axis. The dial and the lever arm cooperatively define a dimension corresponding with the dial protruding from the lever arm, and it is preferred that this dimension does not change when the dial is rotated from a short-reach position to a long-reach position. The dial can be mounted for rotation about an adjusting axis that is offset from an engaging member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HB Performance Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Holland, Andrea Gorsline
  • Publication number: 20140276838
    Abstract: An orthopaedic surgical instrument assembly includes a system handle configured to clamp a broach and femoral stem trial assembly. The system handle includes a clamp lever and a release lever both pivotally coupled to the system handle, and a leaf spring connecting the clamp lever and the release lever. When the release lever is moved from an unclamped position to a clamped position, the leaf spring is put in tension, and the clamp lever engages a flange of the broach, securing the broach to the system handle. Methods of assembling the system handle are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Craig S. Tsukayama, Rebecca L. Chaney, William R. Macumber, Janelle M. Lubensky, Duncan G. Young, Jonathan C. Lee, Jeffrey M. Walcutt, Francisco A. Amaral, Carl F. Livorsi
  • Patent number: 8816838
    Abstract: A transmission position indicator for a vehicle may include a housing, a PCB (printed circuit board) embedded in the housing, wherein a light source may be provided at a predetermined position on the PCB, a light guide plate provided above the PCB and receiving light from the light source, wherein the light guide plate includes light-diffusion-ink patterns printed on a surface thereof, each of the light-diffusion-ink patterns having ink dots, and a cover coupled to an upper end of the housing, wherein the cover may be made of opaque material and includes gear indication characters therein, the gear indication characters being made of transparent material, so that the light transmitted from the light guide plate may be emitted outside the cover through the gear indication characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jung Hoon Woo, Jun Ho Cha, Yang Gi Lee
  • Publication number: 20140172186
    Abstract: A vehicle system including a switch assembly for actuating a device having predetermined function, and a notification assembly in communication with the switch assembly. The switch assembly includes a first switch and a second switch. The first switch is in communication with the notification assembly, and the second switch is in communication with the device. Upon actuation of the first switch, the notification assembly provides a signal that identifies the predetermined function of the device, and upon actuation of the second switch, the device performs the predetermined function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Mashkevich, Jeffrey C. Hendry
  • Publication number: 20140096498
    Abstract: An agricultural vehicle includes a chassis and a windrow assembly carried by the chassis. The windrow assembly includes a windrow chute and a width adjustment device operatively mounted to the windrow chute. The windrow chute includes a discharge panel and a pair of side walls attached and movable relative to the discharge panel. The width adjustment device includes a manual adjustment member mounted to the discharge panel, and a pair of linkages with each linkage interconnecting between the manual adjustment member and a respective side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: CNH America LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Estock, Nathan E. Isaac
  • Publication number: 20140096637
    Abstract: A remote control for controlling machinery that includes a multifunction identifier device incorporating key and starter button functions, the multifunction identifier device including a central body, in which electronic elements are housed, which is assembled with a bearing, the central body including a central part which is closed in the lower portion by an additional part inside which there is housed a magnet, the multifunction identifier device being coupled to an external push button panel by an adjustment ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: German ECHEGARAY MARTINEZ, Luis Alberto BOTANZ HOLKE, Sergio ALONSO ROSCO, Bertol LEKUONA GONZALEZ
  • Publication number: 20140091558
    Abstract: A user interface for a power folding stroller includes: a rotational mechanical joint positioned on the handlebars of the stroller. The rotational mechanical joint is coupled to electrical sensors that must be activated by the user rotating a ring combined with a second step of pressing a button to activate the folding or unfolding process. Once the ring has been rotated the required distance and returned to a home position, an indication, such as an LED light, may be provided to the user that the second action of pushing the button can be undertaken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Thorley Industries LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Daley, Henry F. Thorne, Elijah M. Wiegmann, John J. Walker, Frederick Karl Hopke
  • Publication number: 20140090509
    Abstract: The invention relates to a possibly reversible mechanical assembly, comprising a first component (1), a second link itself comprising a stud (3) linked to the first component (1) and formed of a stock (30) terminated by a radial bulge (31), and holding means (4) linked to the second component (2) and comprising a housing (40) dimensioned to receive the stud (3) and at least one elastic lock (41) designed to elastically hold the radial bulge of the stud in the housing (40). According to the invention, the housing (40) is formed by drilling of the second component (2) along its thickness, and each elastic lock (41) is essentially formed by an elastically flexible lug (41) formed in the thickness of the second component (2) and exhibiting a degree of radial play of non-zero amplitude.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicants: LEGRAND SNC, LEGRAND FRANCE
    Inventors: Anthony Lochet, Jean-Luc Chaumeny
  • Publication number: 20140076090
    Abstract: A hidden braking assembly provides a connecting unit disposed inside a main frame. The connecting unit comprises an upper stem connected to a brake handle, a lower stem connected to a brake unit, and an adjusting set fixed to the lower stem and penetrated by the upper stem. A locking part of the adjusting set is operated to quickly adjust a telescoping length of an upper and a lower frame of the main frame. The connecting unit is synchronically adjusted during the adjustment of the upper frame and the lower frame. After the adjustment, the locking part is fixed to a body part of the adjusting set so that the two frames and the two stems can be firmly positioned, thereby facilitating a rapid adjustment of the telescoping length of the main frame and the connecting unit, increasing a using convenience, and attaining a stable braking effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: CHING-TSANG WU
  • Publication number: 20140013894
    Abstract: A key mechanism includes a tray, at least one keycap, at least one supporting structure and an engaging component. The at least one keycap is disposed on a side of the tray. The at least one supporting structure is connected to the tray and the at least one keycap for supporting the at least one keycap on the tray. The engaging component is installed on the tray. The engaging component includes a pivoting portion and an engaging portion. The pivoting portion is pivoted to the at least one supporting structure, and the engaging portion engages into an opening on a casing as the tray is assembled on the casing, so as to fix the tray on the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Yu-Wei Lin
  • Publication number: 20140007732
    Abstract: A master manipulator for operating a driving of a slave manipulator includes a grip portion that is positioned in a clean area, gripped by an operator, and provided with a predetermined operating member; and an arm portion that is positioned in an unclean area, and with which the grip portion is directly or indirectly connected. The grip portion has a movable member that moves in conjunction with displacement of the operating member and the arm portion has a position detection portion that detects the position of the movable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryohei OGAWA
  • Patent number: 8622160
    Abstract: A universal steering and charger system is disclosed for a dual motor vehicle comprising a socket having socket terminals. A coupling defines a socket insert having socket insert terminals. A sensor is connected to the socket insert terminals with a hand control enabling an operator to manipulate the sensor. The socket insert is receivable within the socket for electrically connecting the socket insert to the socket. A motor drive control is connected to the socket for powering the first and second motors from a storage battery for steering the dual motor vehicle. A mast has mast terminals connected to a low voltage power source. The coupling is removable from the socket for enabling insertion of the mast into the socket for charging the storage battery. A plurality of sockets may be mounted at multiple location on the dual motor vehicle for steering the dual motor vehicle from multiple locations on the dual motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Flowers IP LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Flowers
  • Publication number: 20130305872
    Abstract: A bicycle control device is provided with a mounting bracket, a first lever and an adjustment arrangement. The first lever is pivotally arranged relative to the mounting bracket about a first-axis and about a second axis being non-parallel to the first axis. The first lever is configured relative to the mounting bracket such that a free end of the first lever moves closer to the mounting bracket as the first lever pivots about the first axis from a rest position to an operated position. The adjustment arrangement adjusts the rest position of the first lever relative to the mounting bracket around the second operating axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Kazutaka FUKAO, Tatsuya MATSUSHITA, Makoto YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20130298715
    Abstract: A method of actuating a surgical device is described. A surgical tool is inserted into a body cavity of a patient through a natural orifice. A distal end of an actuation tool is inserted through a surgical access port in the body of the patient. The distal end of the actuation tool is positioned proximal to an external wall of the body cavity opposite the surgical tool. A magnetic coupling is established between the distal end of the actuation tool and the surgical tool. When the magnetic coupling is established, distal end of the actuation tool is located at the external wall of the body cavity and the surgical tool is located at the internal wall of the body cavity. The surgical tool is manipulated using the actuation tool through the magnetic coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Pietro Valdastri, Alan J. Herline, Christian Di Natali
  • Patent number: 8579070
    Abstract: A speed changer lever and a lift lever are supported to a lever supporting structure that extends from the front end of an armrest disposed laterally of a driver's eat to the forward side of the vehicle body. A speed changer lever guide face portion is provided at a transversely inner portion of an upwardly oriented face of the lever supporting structure. A lift lever guide face portion is provided at a transversely outer portion of the upwardly oriented face of the ever supporting structure. The lift lever guide face portion is set at a disposing height lower than the speed changer lever guide face portion. An upper end of the lift lever is set at a disposing height lower than the upper end of the speed changer lever. A speed changer lever guide groove and a lift lever guide groove are disposed parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Keishiro Nishi, Akiyoshi Ono
  • Publication number: 20130292417
    Abstract: A lockable pushbutton includes a locking mechanism configurable to provide a pushbutton locked position and a pushbutton unlocked position. When the locking mechanism is positioned in the locked orientation, the locking mechanism prevents actuation of the pushbutton. When the locking mechanism body is positioned in the unlocked orientation the locking mechanism permits actuation of the pushbutton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Pelkey, Brian P. Carlson, Troy A. Anderson, Brian K. Stahel
  • Publication number: 20130269467
    Abstract: A device and method for manually controlling a system including a first lever movable between multiple positions and a movable component. Also included are an automatic system and a manual system for moving the movable component in response to movement of the first lever. A manual engagement device is movable between an activated and a deactivated position. When the manual engagement device is activated the manual system couples the first lever and the movable component and when the manual engagement device is deactivated, the automatic system couples the first lever and the movable component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: John R. Rice
  • Publication number: 20130247707
    Abstract: A pivoting structure for a brake lever includes a connector having one end connected to a handle of a bicycle and another end having a assembling space opened thereon; a brake lever having one end which is assembled to the assembling space; and a pivoting set having a horizontal shaft and a vertical shaft, one end of the horizontal shaft inserted through a wall of the assembling space, the vertical shaft passing through one end of the brake lever, another end of the horizontal shaft connected to the vertical shaft. Therefore, the brake lever is vertically and horizontally pivotable on the connector via the pivoting set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Judy Wu
  • Publication number: 20130214928
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rock drilling rig, a method for transfer drive of the rock drilling rig, and a speed controller. The rock drilling rig includes combustion-engine-free drive equipment which includes a plurality of electric components for implementation of the transfer drive. The control unit of the rock drilling rig includes load monitoring which monitors the load of the components during the transfer drive. Load monitoring allows the electric driving system to be intentionally overloaded for a period of time limited in advance. A user interface of the control unit comprises a speed controller whose control element has a first control range, where operation takes place in the rated load range, and a second control range, where operation takes place in the overload range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Sandvik Mining and Construction OY
    Inventors: Jarno Kuittinen, Jukka Osara
  • Publication number: 20130205934
    Abstract: An agricultural working vehicle includes a working tool, a drive assembly for raising and lowering the working tool and a control element that is deflected from a neutral position in different directions. A speed (v) at which the drive assembly moves the working tool is a continuous function of a deflection (a) of the control element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: CLAAS SELBSTFAHRENDE ERNTEMASCHINEN GMBH
    Inventor: CLAAS SELBSTFAHRENDE ERNTEMASCHINEN GMBH
  • Patent number: 8499662
    Abstract: A pull handle structure of a hand puller contains a base including two opposite holes to insert two shafts respectively, with each hole including a ratchet. A pulling handle includes a rotating member with two side plates, each including first and second ends. Each first end includes an axial connecting portion on which a circular opening is formed so that the rotating member swings axially relative to the base. The side plate includes a sliding rail. Between the two side plates is defined a movable retaining element to contact with the ratchet. A movable bar includes two elongated stems and a grip rod defined between the two elongated stems. Each elongated stem is fitted in the sliding rail to move slidably. Between the rotating member and the movable bar is defined a locking device to obtain a positioning purpose when the movable bar is expanded and retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Win Chance Metal Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen Cheng Chang
  • Publication number: 20130192407
    Abstract: A bicycle control device that includes a bracket configured to be mounted to a handlebar, a first lever pivotally mounted to the bracket and defining a first pivot axis, a second lever that includes a first user contact part pivotally mounted to the first lever that pivots about a second axis, and a first electrical switch mounted to one of the first lever and the second lever. The first electrical switch is operated in response to pivotal movement of the second lever about the second axis. The first pivot axis is positioned between the second pivot axis and the first user contact part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro FUJII, Akinobu UNO, Takuro JINBU