Patents Assigned to Repa Feinstanzwerk GmbH
  • Patent number: 4620357
    Abstract: Safety belt roll-up device having a housing and a one-piece belt carrier. The housing has a base plate with two side walls extending from the base plate. At least one of the two side walls can be set at an angle and bent into a position in which both side walls are parallel. Each side wall has an opening through which a free end of the one-piece belt carrier extends. The one-piece belt carrier is in the form of a single piece including a belt shaft and a belt reel with a reel flange at each end of the belt reel. The belt reel has a diameter greater than the diameter of the opening in the side wall. The belt carrier is inserted between the side walls bent apart in V-shape. The belt carrier is held at the height of the openings and the end walls moved together to a parallel position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1986
    Assignee: TRW REPA Feinstanzwerk GmbH
    Inventor: Artur Fohl
  • Patent number: 4618165
    Abstract: Deflection device for a safety belt which, at one end region, is rolled up in an automatic wind-up device, and is provided at the other end with a lock. An in-between-portion of the belt is routed over a fixed rounded deflection bar. The part of the device which serves for securing it, and the deflection crossbar which has rounded bends at least in the region of the deflection crossbar is formed by a metal stamping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1986
    Assignee: REPA Feinstanzwerk GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Seifert, Karl Mondel
  • Patent number: 4582340
    Abstract: A turning fitting for a safety belt includes a pair of leg sections which extend downward from a mounting section and are connected with opposite end portions of a turning section. The turning section includes a plastic casing. The plastic casing has a surface covered with a coating of low friction material. In one specific instance, the low friction material coating was a metal coating which was deposited by vapor deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: REPA Feinstanzwerk GmbH
    Inventor: Artur Fohl
  • Patent number: 4553716
    Abstract: Mechanism in roll-up devices for safety belts in motor vehicles, where the safety belt which, addressed by one or more danger sensors, can be blocked via a belt shaft, is stressed in tension by a spring force in the winding-up direction of the belt shaft, and where, within a short range of rotation of the belt shaft in the pull direction of the safety belt, a locking device for the belt shaft, acting against the elastic winding-up spring force, is made effective by control gates of plate cams. The locking wheel of the locking device, connected to the belt shaft secured against rotation is arranged within a first ring-shaped plate cam which can be swung freely between two stops within a recess and is equipped with a control recess within a control gate. The first plate cam is in frictional contact via a friction element with a second plate cam which is arranged axially next to the first plate cam and the locking wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1985
    Assignee: REPA Feinstanzwerk GmbH
    Inventor: Wolf-Dieter Honl
  • Patent number: 4549705
    Abstract: Safety belt roll-up device having a housing and a one-piece belt carrier. The housing has a base plate with two side walls extending from the base plate. At least one of the two side walls can be set at an angle and bent into a position in which both side walls are parallel. Each side wall has an opening through which a free end of the one-piece belt carrier extends. The one-piece belt carrier is in the form of a single piece including a belt shaft and a belt reel with a reel flange at each end of the belt reel. The belt reel has a diameter greater than the diameter of the opening in the side wall. The belt carrier is inserted between the side walls bent apart in V-shape. The belt carrier is held at the height of the openings and the end walls moved together to a parallel position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1985
    Assignee: Repa Feinstanzwerk GmbH
    Inventor: Arthur Fohl
  • Patent number: 4549704
    Abstract: Coupling system for the winding shaft of a safety belt with a retightening device, with flexible tension means which is in functional connection with a driving device, for instance, a power accumulator, and with a tension means roll connected to the shaft to be driven. The tension means is looped around the tension means roll firmly connected to the shaft to be driven, with radial play preferably several times. The free end section of the tension means is subjected by a brake element to a predetermined braking force. Upon activation of the driving device, the looping section of the tension means is contracted and is coupled by the loop friction to the tension means roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1985
    Assignee: Repa Feinstanzwerk GmbH
    Inventor: Artur Fohl
  • Patent number: 4549768
    Abstract: Belt lock for a safety belt, especially for arrangement on a back seat in a motor vehicle, with flexible pulling means which are fastened to a lock housing fastened to a flexible fitting fixed to a vehicle part, for instance, to the seat frame, and which holds the belt lock which is not connected to the safety belt in a predetermined, easy-to-grab position. The pulling means are connected firmly and undetachably to the metallic lock frame within the lock housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1985
    Assignee: Repa Feinstanzwerk GmbH
    Inventor: Artur Fohl
  • Patent number: 4545097
    Abstract: Lock for a safety belt, with a belt lock into which an insertion tab can be inserted and can be locked by a locking latch, as well as with a pushbutton which can be shifted parallel to the insertion path of the insertion tab against a spring force, and through the operation of which the locking latch can be moved against the force of a compression spring from a locking position into the opening position. A spring tab which is clamped on one side and is arranged substantially parallel to the shifting path of the pushbutton is provided as the compression spring. The pressure of the spring decreases when the pushbutton is shifted into the opening position, as the effective spring length between the clamping point and the point of attach of the force becomes larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1985
    Assignee: REPA Feinstanzwerk GmbH
    Inventor: Franz Wier
  • Patent number: 4543694
    Abstract: Lock for safety belts with a belt lock and an insertion tab which can be detented at a latch, which latch can be moved transversely to the insertion direction when the insertion tab is inserted, preferably by the latter itself into the open position against a spring force. The latch can be brought out of detent engagement with the insertion tab by a manual pressure member. A run-up bevel is provided at the abutting edges of the latch and the insertion tab. The latch can be moved into the unlatched position only in part by the pressure member and ultimately by the insertion tab itself. The run-up bevel is at the abutting edge of the insertion tab cooperating with the latch with the height of the contact area for the latch smaller than the thickness of the insertion tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Assignee: Repa Feinstanzwerk GmbH
    Inventor: Artur Fohl
  • Patent number: 4529144
    Abstract: Automatically locking belt roll-up device for safety belts, especially for motor vehicles, with a belt shaft which is rotatably supported in a roll-up device housing. The belt shaft has ratchet teeth and is under the action of a rewinding spring. A spring-loaded pawl is automatically locked with the ratchet teeth by force of the spring after the belt is put on. The pawl is additionally under the action of a delay device, which is released only after a predetermined time phase for effecting the locking process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1985
    Assignee: Repa Feinstanzwerk GmbH
    Inventor: Artur Fohl
  • Patent number: 4509708
    Abstract: Mechanism in roll-up devices for safety belts in motor vehicles, where the safety belt which, addressed by one or more danger sensors, can be blocked via a belt shaft, is stressed in tension in the winding-up direction of the belt shaft by the force of a spring, and where, through control gates of plate cams, a locking device for the belt shaft is activated from the rest position against the elastic rolling-up spring force within a small range of rotation of the belt shaft in the pulling direction of the belt shaft. The belt shaft and two plate cams for influencing the locking device are in planet-gear-like functional connection with each other, where the antifriction bearing elements are arranged in a planet-gear-like manner and the belt shaft as well as the two plate cams are designed and arranged in a sun-gear-like and planet-gear-cage-like manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1985
    Assignee: REPA Feinstanzwerk GmbH
    Inventor: Artur Fohl
  • Patent number: 4508286
    Abstract: Deflection device for a safety belt which, at one end region, is rolled up in an automatic wind-up device, and is provided at the other end with a lock. An in-between-portion of the belt is routed over a fixed rounded deflection bar. The part of the device which serves for securing it, and the deflection crossbar which has rounded bends at least in the region of the deflection crossbar is formed by a metal stamping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1985
    Assignee: Repa Feinstanzwerk GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Seifert, Karl Mondel
  • Patent number: 4505496
    Abstract: Drive device for moving the end fitting of a passive safety belt along a predetermined motion track which has track sections extending at an angle to each other, by means of a flexible pulling and pushing means which can be driven by a drive and is coupled to the end fitting to be moved. The pulling and pushing means are guided with radial play relative to the pulling means axis in a guide extending along the motion track and have links which can move relative to each other and are arranged with axial spacing in a fixed relationship to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1985
    Assignee: REPA Feinstanzwerk GmbH
    Inventor: Artur Fohl
  • Patent number: 4494774
    Abstract: Belt band clamping device for safety belt in motor vehicles having a roll-up roller on which the belt is wound and unwound, and a swivelable deflector member having a cambered deflector surface which interacts with a fixed clamping surface in such manner that an increased torque acting on the deflector, tilts it, and causes the belt to be locked between the clamping surface and the deflector member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1985
    Assignee: REPA Feinstanzwerk GmbH
    Inventor: Artur Fohl
  • Patent number: 4491344
    Abstract: Safety belt system for motor vehicles, with a support point for the belt trap provided above the shoulder of the vehicle passenger to be protected, in the form of an end or deflection fitting which can be fastened at different heights in the vehicle, preferably to the central column thereof, for adaptation to the size of the body of the vehicle passenger. A substantially vertical anchor track is firmly fastened to a central column of the vehicle. The fitting is guided in the track so as to be longitudinally movable. For fixing the fitting at the desired height, a moving slider is likewise supported so that it can be moved lengthwise and locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1985
    Assignee: REPA Feinstanzwerk GmbH
    Inventor: Artur Fohl
  • Patent number: 4491343
    Abstract: Deflector device with clamping device for a safety belt in motor vehicles in which the deflector is mounted on slider movable back and forth. The clamping device has a stationary jaw and a space swivelable jaw movable toward the stationary jaw to clamp the belt passing up between the jaws and then over the deflector surface. A spring normally urges the swivelable jaw away from the stationary jaw. An end of slider is disposed adjacent the swivelable jaw such that a belt pull sufficient to overcome the spring force will move the deflector device and attached slide causing the swivelable clamping jaw to swivel and move toward the stationary jaw clamping the belt therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1985
    Assignee: REPA Feinstanzwerk GmbH
    Inventor: Artur Fohl
  • Patent number: 4487454
    Abstract: Anchorage for the belt latch of a safety belt arranged in vehicles, especially motor vehicles, with a lock fitting which is connected to the height-adjustable seat. A frame fitting, relative to which the lock fitting can slide in a guide. A locking part for connecting the above-mentioned fittings upon the action of a pulling force cancels the holding force of a connecting element on the belt. The locking part designed as a rocking lever is pivoted on the one side at the height-adjustable seat and on the other side at the lock fitting. The locking part has a detent serration which in normal operation is held by the connecting element (shearing pin) at a distance from a detent element of the frame fitting and is swung, after the holding force is overcome, and is detented by the detent element forming a lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1984
    Assignee: REPA Feinstanzwerk, GmbH
    Inventor: Dieter Biller
  • Patent number: 4485985
    Abstract: Belt strap-clamping device for safety belts in motor vehicles which has a roll-up device with a belt strap which is rolled-up on a belt drum, and which can be rolled out against a spring-force. The belt from the roll-up device is partially wrapped around a deflection member with an arched deflection surface, hinged around an axis, and arranged after the belt drum. The belt strap works in conjunction with a clamping surface which is fixed in the fitting, such that the deflection member is moved when an increased force is applied, and the belt strap is clamped between the clamping surface and the deflection member. At a normal pulling out of the belt the deflection member is held at a distance from the clamping surface by the force of a spring. The deflection surface is formed by a sleeve-like deflection member, which is during normal operation freely rotatable on an eccentrically supported roller, which can be displaced on a predetermined angular path in relation to a clamping surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1984
    Assignee: REPA Feinstanzwerk GmbH
    Inventor: Artur Fohl
  • Patent number: 4483495
    Abstract: Mechanism for blocking a belt shaft of a roll-up device for a safety belt in a vehicle characterized by the features that the control pawl is pivoted in the stationary roll-up housing of the mechanism in the tangential direction range to the pitch circle of the teeth, can be swung with the detent tip of the control pawl by positioning means of the danger sensor into the range of the teeth of the control disc, can be swung further upon rotation of the control disc toward the tooth base by a pulling force on the safety belt against the detent tip with the latter, taking along the blocking pawl into the area of the ratchet wheel teeth and can be moved, at least in the range of its tip, against an elastic force by a pulling force on the safety belt transmitted via the cam of the control disc where if a tooth of the control disc is struck by the tip of the control pawl, a distance between the next tooth of the ratchet wheel is provided by mechanical design to ensure engagement of the blocking pawl with the teeth o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1984
    Assignee: Repa Feinstanzwerk GmbH
    Inventor: Wolf-Dieter Honl
  • Patent number: 4475745
    Abstract: Drive device for moving the end fitting of a passive safety belt along a predetermined motion path which has in particular track sections extending at an angle to each other, by means of flexible tensioning means which can be driven by an electric motor drive, which is coupled to the end fitting to be moved. A flexible endless cable is provided which is connected to a coupling fitting and is guided at least at the deflection points on guidance and deflection elements, preferably on rolling elements, is provided as tensioning means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1984
    Assignee: Repa Feinstanzwerk GmbH
    Inventor: Artur Fohl