Abstract: A control device for detecting the presence of an obstacle on the basis of the current absorbed by the motor controlling the window in the course of an opening or closing stroke. For effectively distinguishing an obstacle from other factors, such as defects on the window guide resulting in a regular, local increase in current absorption, the current measurement is integrated and compared with threshold values varying within the stroke and describing a reference line consisting of a number of line portions, each equal in value to the integral of the current in a respective portion of the stroke in the absence of an obstacle.
Abstract: On a vehicle door, a preassembled operating panel, housed inside the hollow bottom portion of the door, presents door lock mechanisms,a device for regulating and guiding the sliding window of the door, and a central load-bearing element consisting at least partly of a portion of the window regulating device and having elements for connecting the operating panelto the door; the door lock mechanismsbeing fitted to the central load-bearing element.
Abstract: A vehicle sun roof fastening device, particularly for convertible vehicles, wherein a lever is fitted with a hinged latch element designed to mate with a fixed connecting element, and is hinged to a support so as to oscillate in relation to the support and by virtue of a crank mechanism interposed between the lever and the support and operated by a linear actuator, the output rod of which is connected to one end of a crank having the other end angularly integral with a crank (14) on the crank mechanism.
Abstract: A window regulating device wherein a transmission arm presents a first end hinged to a curved window of a vehicle door, and a second end connected to a slide fitted in sliding manner to a slideway having a skew axis in relation to a generating line of the window; the transmission arm being controlled by an actuating arm having one end hinged to the slideway and the opposite end connected by a spherical joint to a mid portion of the transmission arm.
Abstract: An electric lock actuator device (201), in particular for motor vehicles, comprising an electric motor (204) driving a recirculating ball worm screw unit (251, 260) for rectilinear movement of a cap element (264) slidable on a portion (207) of the frame (202) housing the motor (204) and adapted to act on a member (267) for locking and releasing the operation of a lock, and including a specific electronic control unit (27) for this electric motor (204), in which this electronic unit (27) includes a first integrated circuit (23) for distribution of electrical power supply for operation of the electric motor (204), and a second integrated circuit (25) for dealing with information signals relating to the operation of the motor (204), these integrated circuits (23, 25) being connected to a printed circuit (271) which is already utilised by slidable contact blades (270) having an end-of-stroke commutation function, fixed to the movement of this slidable cap (264), and which is housed in a portion (220) of the frame
Abstract: An actuator device for an electric window winder (101) having an electric motor (104) and a window displacement actuator element (112) which is displaceable with respect to a frame (102) of the device under action of the electric motor (104). An electronic unit (27) for drive and control of the electric motor (104) has power elements and is housed in a first portion (120) of the frame (102), and the electric motor is housed in a second portion of (107) of the frame (102). The first and second portions (120, 107) of the frame (102) are formed by a single one-piece body part of the frame, and the power components of the electronic unit (27) are in direct thermal contact with the first portion (120), which is formed of a thermally conductive metal material for the dissipation of heat from the power components.
Abstract: A device (301) having manually controlled keys (310), in particular for controlling actuator devices of a motor vehicle, particularly for electric window winders and/or electric door locks and/or electric rearview mirrors, comprising means (317, 305) operative to determine at least one electrical signal in dependence on the operation of at least one of these keys (310) and including a specific electronic unit (27) for processing this electric signal for the respective actuator device, in which the electronic unit (27) includes an integrated circuit (25) for treatment of the information signals relating to the operation of the actuator device, the integrated circuit (25) being connected to a printed circuit (305) which is common to means (317, 305) operable to determine at least one electric signal in dependence on the operation of at least one of the keys (310), and both the printed circuit (305) and the integrated circuit (25) are housed in integral portions (380, 320) of the frame (302) of the device (301).
Abstract: A window regulator having a first guide, defining the route of a sliding window, is engaged in sliding manner by a first slide connected to the window and moved along the first guide by an actuating device having an actuating arm turning about a first axis lying substantially crosswise in relation to the first guide. A portion of the actuating arm defines a second guide extending along a second axis lying substantially crosswise in relation to the first axis and the first guide; and a second slide, supported on the first slide, is connected in sliding manner to the second guide.
Abstract: A prosthesis comprising two tubular brackets connected in sliding manner and securable by means of pins to the ends of the fractured bone. The two brackets are connected by means of a flexible cable the ends of which the connected by a cable tensioning device. The cable is guided by a series of circumferential grooves arranged alternately on the two brackets, and is tightened by the cable tensioning device in such a manner as to exert, between the two brackets and in one operation, a traction or compression force evenly distributed along the brackets.
Abstract: A vehicle door having a lower portion and consisting of a box body defined by an inner sheet and an outer sheet connected peripherally to each other; the inner sheet having an upper opening closed by a self-supporting, preferably metal frame, the surface of which facing the outer sheet is fitted integral with door locking mechanisms and regulating and guide mechanisms for a sliding window, and the opposite surface of which is fitted with an interior door finish panel; a further interior finish panel being connected to a lower portion of the inner sheet.
Abstract: A vehicle door having an upper window opening fitted with a sliding window and consisting, at the bottom, of a box body defined by an inner sheet and an outer sheet peripherally connected to each other; the inner sheet having an upper opening closed by a self-supporting panel preferably formed from synthetic material, a first surface of which, facing the outer sheet, is fitted integral with door locking mechanisms and window regulating and guide mechanisms, and the other surface of which constitutes the interior finish surface of the door together with a lower finish panel.
November 7, 1990
Date of Patent:
September 24, 1991
Roltra, Morse S.p.A., Du Pont de Nemors Italiana S.p.A.
Abstract: An electrically operated lock for a motor vehicle door, comprising a latch designed to engage, when closed, a striker fitted to a fixed portion of the vehicle; a retainer designed to cooperate with and maintain the latch in the closed position by virtue of elastic means; mechanical means for activating the retainer; and control means activated by an electric actuator, secured to the retainer, and designed to provide for reversible displacement of the retainer for further rotating the latch from the closed position to a further closed position wherein the load on the door seals is increased.