Abstract: A grip to be mounted at the end of a handlebar of a motorcycle, snowmobile or the like, the grip being in particular the vehicle throttle control grip mounted rotatable about the handlebar and being heated by a heating member powered by an electrical conductor connected via an end thereof to the member, the end being positioned in proximity to the grip. This end is positioned within a casing close to this latter but separated from it, the conductor being present in the casing loosely without undergoing twisting about itself.
September 2, 2011
March 15, 2012
Giovanni FRIGERIO, Stefano Confalonieri, Simone Camilli
Abstract: A handlebar (1) for a vehicle such as a motorcycle or a two, three or four wheeled motor vehicle, a snowmobile or a seamobile, comprises a body (2) presenting a central portion (3) and final portions (4, 5) of constant cross-section, the central portion (3) and each final portion (4, 5) being connected together by a corresponding intermediate portion (7, 8) also of at least partly constant cross- section shape; each intermediate portion (7, 8) presents, in proximity to the central portion (3) and to the corresponding final portion (4, 5), end regions (12, 13) having sudden cross-section variations such as to define elastic regions acting as elastic hinges for the connection of said intermediate portion (7, 8) to the adjacent portions (4, 5), and to enable the handlebar (1) to undergo a controlled deformation thereat when subjected to stress during vehicle use.
Abstract: A vehicle handlebar comprises a tubular body of variable cross-section, the tubular body comprising a central segment (12) intended to be clamped to the vehicle steering column, a pair of end segments (13, 14) intended to form opposing portions for gripping by the vehicle user, and a pair of intermediate segments (15, 16), inclined to the central segment, each of which connects an end segment to the central segment on opposite sides, the tubular body having a generally polygonal cross-section at the intermediate segments, in the central segment a pair of portions (17, 18) of substantially circular cross-section being present to engage the vehicle steering column via clamping means, a portion of generally polygonal cross-section (19) being interposed between said two portions of substantially circular cross-section.
Abstract: A lever-operated control device (1) for mounting on the handlebar of a motorcycle, snowmobile or the like, said device being arranged to operate a user associated with the vehicle, such as its engine gear shifter, and comprising a body with at least one annular portion (3) to be mounted on the vehicle handlebar (4), the device presenting pusher-type control elements (34) connected electrically to a control member of said motorcycle user. The pusher-type control elements (34) are associated with lever elements (21, 22) hinged to the annular body (2) and movably inserted into corresponding seats (20) of this latter, the elements (21, 22) cooperating with corresponding electrical members (35) inside the body to sense the movement or operation of the lever elements (21, 22) and generate an electrical signal directed to the control member of the motorcycle user, to modify the gear ratio upwards or downwards on the basis of the operated lever element (21, 22) in the case of the gear unit.
Abstract: An intake for a bathtub with recirculates water, such as a whirlpool-type tub, includes a water inlet, an interior portion and an outlet that is adapted to be connected to a recirculating pump, so that water can flow from the tub, in through the inlet, through the interior and to the outlet to be recirculated by the pump. A vent communicates with the interior, and extends outside of the interior for communication with ambient air. A shutter is provided that is capable of being switched from a first condition, in which the outlet communicates with the vent, to an operating condition, in which, when a flow of water is caused toward the outlet, the shutter substantially shuts the vent. The shutter is adapted to switch from the operating condition to the first condition when the flow of water falls below a predetermined threshold value so as to enable ambient air to enter the interior through the vent, causing the recirculating pump to become unprimed.