Abstract: A door hinge assembly for a motor vehicle door and including a door hinge having two hinge halves attachable, respectively, to the motor vehicle door and a respective motor vehicle door pillar, and a hinge pin for connecting the two hinge halves and supported in one of the hinge halves with a running fit and removably secured in another of the two hinge halves without a possibility of rotation with respect to the another half; and a door lock formed integrally with the door hinge and including a locking element having at least one detent point and at least one brake and locking member cooperating with the locking element and located radially outwardly of the hinge pin.
May 14, 1997
Date of Patent:
September 4, 2001
Ed. Scharwächter GmbH & Co. KG
Bernd-Alfred Klüting, Andreas Bonné, Friedrich G. Klingelhöfer
Abstract: A noise dampener for a motor vehicle door lock including a door arrester bar which pivots about an axis extending parallel to a motor vehicle door hinge axis, which is pivotally secured to one of door assembly parts, a door or a door pillar, with a bearing bolt extending through a bearing bore formed in an end region of the door arrester bar and supported in a bearing block, and which extends into a retaining housing secured to another of the door assembly parts and having locking element(s) cooperating with detent marks provided in the door arrester bar for retaining same, with the noise dampener being formed as a hollow part made of a non-metallic, noise dampening material, surrounding, at least partially, the end region of the door arrester bar, and having an interior space closed at least at two sides with the bore having a shape corresponding to a shape of the end region of the door arrester bar and with the hollow part further including a locking nose formed on a wall of the hollow part corresponding to
Abstract: A motor vehicle door lock for use with a motor vehicle door hinge having two hinge halves connectable, respectively, with two parts of a door assembly, a door and a door pillar, and pivotally connected with each other by a hinge pin, the door lock including a cylinder housing fixedly connectable with one of the two hinge halves connectable with one part of the door assembly, a cylinder stem received in the cylinder housing and fixedly connectable with another of the two hinge halves connectable with another part of the door assembly, and at least one locking member arranged in the cylinder housing or the cylinder stem with a possibility of a radial adjustment.
Abstract: A door lock for a motor vehicle door includes a plurality of braking and locking bodies, a support for supporting the braking and locking bodies, arranged concentrically with respect to a hinge pin axis and connected with the hinge pin for joint rotation therewith, a plurality of axles extending transverse to the hinge pin axis for supporting the braking and locking bodies in the support, a locking device having a running track concentrically arranged with respect to the hinge pin axis and fixedly connected with the one of two hinge halves, a spring supported against the hinge pin and at least partially congruent with the locking device for biasing the support toward the locking device, a radially extending carrier flange arranged opposite the locking device for connecting the support with the hinge pin for joint notation with the hinge pin, and a pressure plate rotatable together with the carrier flange and axially displaceable under a biasing force applied by the spring the support and the pressure plate be
Abstract: A separable door hinge for a motor vehicle door including two hinge halves attachable, respectively, to a door and a door pillar, at least partially retractable hinge pin for connecting the two hinge halves, with the hinge pin having a first portion provided with a circumferential knurling for engaging a wall of a gudgeon bore of a gudgeon of one of the two hinge halves for fixedly securing the hinge pin against rotation in a finally assembled condition of the door, and a second portion extending, in the finally assembled condition of the door, into a gudgeon bore of a gudgeon of another of the two hinge halves, with a running fit, and a radially resiliently deformable sleeve supported on the hinge pin without a possibility of axial displacement on a third portion of the hinge pin associated with the one of the two hinge halves.
Abstract: A door lock for a motor vehicle door formed integrally with a door hinge and including a locking element having a plurality of detent points, with the locking element being formed as a substantially circular track concentric with respect to the hinge pin axis and securable to one of the two hinge halves without possibility of rotation relative to the one to hinge halves, a plurality of brake and locking members arrangeable concentrically with respect to the hinge pin radially outwardly of the hinge pin and operationally connectable with the hinge pin, and a spring-biased carrier for receiving the brake and locking members and arrangeable approximately congruently with the locking element.
August 20, 1997
Date of Patent:
March 9, 1999
ED. Scharwachter GmbH & Co. KG
Bernd-Alfred Kluting, Friedrich G. Klingelhofer
Abstract: A continuously adjustable power-actuated door lock for a motor vehicle door attachable to a motor vehicle with at least two hinges, and including a locking device connected, with a door pillar and a door and having a braking element movable between a braking position, in which the door is locked, and a release position, and a drive for displacing the braking element between the braking and release positions and including an electric motor controllable in accordance with an actual open position of the door, a direction of door movement, an instantaneous speed of the door movement, and movement characteristics of the door including door weight, inner resistance of a door attachment, with the locking device being formed integrally with one of two door attaching hinges.
October 11, 1996
Date of Patent:
February 23, 1999
ED. Scharwachter GmbH & Co., KG
Bernd-Alfred Kluting, Friedrich G. Klingelhofer
Abstract: A separable door hinge for motor vehicle doors, including two hinge halves having each a gudgeon and attachable, respectively, to one of two parts of a door assembly, a door and a door pillar, a hinge pin for pivotally connecting the two hinge halves with each other and rotatably supported in the gudgeon of one of the two hinge halves with a running fit by a bearing sleeve formed of a maintenance-free bearing material, and form-lockingly secured in the gudgeon of another of the two hinge halves without a possibility of rotation relative to this hinge halves, and a receptacle, which forms an extension of a gudgeon bore of the gudgeon of the another hinge half for receiving at least a front, when viewed in an insertion direction, end portion of the hinge pin.
Abstract: An actuator for a cable-controlled hand brake of a motor vehicle including a ratchet carrier attached to the vehicle body, a brake actuating lever hingedly supported on the ratchet carrier, a spring-biased drive pawl formed as a rocker and having a circumferential toothing, a cable-supporting drive disc coupleable with the brake actuating lever and cooperating with the drive pawl, and a locking device including a toothed segment formed on the stationary ratchet carrier, and a locking pawl supported on the actuating lever, with the locking pawl being formed as a two-part locking pawl with the two parts being hingedly supported on the brake actuating lever for pivotal movement about a common axis independently of each other, and the two parts being automatically mechanically connectable with each other upon pivoting in at least one of their pivotal directions.
Abstract: A hinge and lock assembly for releasably mounting a vehicle door on a door pillar of a vehicle including two hinge flaps attachable to the door and the door pillar, respectively, a hinge pin for pivotally connecting the two flaps with each other, a support releasably attachable to the door pillar for attaching the hinge to the door pillar an indexing arrangement formed on the hinge flap attachable to the door pillar and including alternating, following each other projections and indentations which cooperate with the torsion bar of the door lock for locking the door in a predetermined position, and a plurality of holding members pivotally supported on one leg of the door pillar hinge flap and cooperating with respective indentations of the indexing arrangement for holding a weighting arm of the torsion bar.
Abstract: A torsional door lock for a motor vehicle door including a torsion spring associated with the door or a door pillar and including a weighing arm and torque rod connected to the weighing arm for joint rotation therewith, and an indexing arrangement associated with another of the door or the door pillar and including two indexing rollers cooperating with the weighing arm of the torsion spring for refraining the door in a predetermined indexing position, support axles for supporting the two indexing rollers for rotation thereabout, and bearing sleeves which are made of a maintenance-free bearing material, for rotatably supporting the two indexing rollers on the support axles.
Abstract: A method of manufacturing of an undercut deep-drawn workpiece from a sheet material including deforming a sheet material into a pot-shaped piece having a circular cross-section with a diameter, which decreases in a course of deformation, while retaining a flat circumferential rim flange, increasing a depth of the pot-shaped piece with formation of an outwardly cambered bottom substantially simultaneously with decreasing the diameter of the pot-shaped piece, forming, one after another, two opposite flat surface side walls on the pot-shaped piece, with bringing them into divergent, relative to each other, angular positions, while synchronously flattening the bottom of the pot-shaped piece, and forming two further opposite parallel flat surface side walls to obtain a substantially rectangular cross-section of the pot-shaped piece.
Abstract: A door and hood hinge for a motor vehicle including a first hinge half attachable to a vehicle body, a second hinge half attachable to a door or a hood, and a hinge pin for connecting the first and second hinge halves for pivotal movement of the first and second halves relative to each other about a hinge axis, with the first hinge half being formed as a sheet shaped piece open at one end and obturating cut-out provided in the vehicle body part, and with the second hinge half being supported between opposite walls of the first hinge half by hinge pin studs forming the hinge pin.
Abstract: A door hinge for a motor vehicle door provided with a braking and retaining function, and including two hinge halves and a hinge pin extending through gudgeons of the two hinge halves for pivotally connecting the hinge halves together, with the hinge pin being secured in a gudgeon of one of the hinge halves against rotation and extending through a gudgeon of another of the hinge halves with a clearance, the hinge pin and bore of the gudgeon of another of the hinge halves having at least along a portion of their common axial extent, complementary, circumferential regions the circularity of which deviates from a regular circular cross-section of their complementary cylindrical surfaces.
Abstract: The invention is based on a pinless sheet-metal hinge with maintenance-free bearing for motor vehicle doors, comprising two hinge halves, each securable via hinge tabs to one of the two parts of the door arrangement and meshing with one another with their single-joint regions, at least one of which is shaped from a sheet-metal material blank and in its single-joint region has two regions parallel to one another and oriented perpendicular to the hinge axis; the two hinge halves are supported pivotably on one another about a hinge axis with the interposition of bearing bushes made of a maintenance-free bearing material.
Abstract: A door lock for a motor vehicle door, and which is to be formed integrally with a motor vehicle door hinge, including a torsional spring supportable on one hinge half and having a weighting arm which extends parallel to a door hinge axis and projects beyond a door hinge height, at least three, substantially identical abutment rollers having a substantially heart-shaped cardioid cross-section at least along a portion of their height, pivotally supportable next to each other and in a spaced relationship relative to the door hinge axis on the abutment support, and cooperating with the weighting arm of the torsional spring for defining indexing positions in which the door can be retained during its opening movement, and three bearing axles for supporting the abutment rollers on the abutment support and arranged on the abutment support of a distance from each other, which is less than the largest diameter of the cross-section of the abutment rollers.
Abstract: A door stop including an hydraulic cylinder connectable to one of a door assembly part, a stop piston longitudinally displaceable in the hydraulic cylinder and connected with another part of the door assembly by a piston rod, and two spring-biased closing pistons located in two separate conduits formed in the stop piston for communicating two, spaced by the stop piston, pressure chambers formed in the cylinder, with a limited length conduit being formed in the hydraulic cylinder and by-passing the stop piston for directly communicating the pressure chambers.
Abstract: Disclosed is a door hinge assembly for car doors which includes a rotating bar door latch and two hinge wings which pivotably connected to each other by a hinge pin. A first hinge wing may be fastened to the door body and the second hinge wing may be detachably fastened to the door pillar. A catch device for the door latch retarding and securing member, which is disposed on the one hinge wing, is disposed on a lateral wall of the other hinge wing. The second hinge wing is formed by a folded sheet metal part and can be fastened to the door pillar by means of an intermediate part provided with a contact face for the second hinge wing. The intermediate part includes a projection which is aligned perpendicular to the hinge axis receives the hinge pin. The second hinge wing is detachably fastened to the door pillar a second fastener which effects both the connection of the second hinge wing to the intermediate part and provides the common fastening of intermediate part and second hinge wing to the door pillar.
Abstract: A hand brake for a motor vehicle includes a hand lever pivotably supported on a support bracket fixed to the vehicle body, and an adjusting disc likewise supported on the support bracket and connecting the hand lever with a pull member leading to a wheel brake shoe. A detent pawl supported on the hand lever cooperates with a toothed segment formed integrally with the support bracket and is released with an actuation rod longitudinally displaceable in the hand lever. The hand lever is connectable with the adjusting disc by a coupling pawl supported on the hand lever and slidably engaging a guide pin secured to a side surface of the support bracket. The adjusting disc is springbiased in the rotational direction so that it provides for progressive pull member displacement/force ratio.
Abstract: The actuating device for a hand brake of a motor vehicle includes a hand lever pivotably supported on a support bracket fixedly secured to the vehicle body and displaceable against a bias of a return spring, and a traction lever that connects the hand lever with the drive element for actuating means of at least one wheel brake assembly of the motor vehicle. The actuating device further includes an automatically locking latching mechanism which is associated with the traction lever and is not connected with the hand lever. The latching mechanism provides for predetermined positioning of the drive element necessary for application of the brake. The latching mechanism is released with an auxiliary rod displaceable within the hand lever against a spring bias.