Reciprocable Detent Patents (Class 160/276)
  • Patent number: 10947779
    Abstract: A flexible-panel door is mountable to a door frame. Opposite ends of a top rail are slidably engaged with end caps respectively affixed to ends of first and second side rails, and opposite ends of a bottom rail are likewise slidably engaged with end caps respectively affixed to opposite ends of the first and second side rails. With the first side rail secured to or in contact with the first side of the door frame, the second side rail is moved into contact with the second side of the door frame such that the top and bottom rails slide relative to at least one of their respective end caps such that each combination extends across the width of the door frame. A flexible panel carried by one of the first and second side rails is extendable toward the other of the first and second side rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Larson Manufacturing Company of South Dakota, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Patrick Hummel, Sorin Ciobanu, Raymond Edward Hartnett
  • Patent number: 10696258
    Abstract: A vehicle window structure for preventing a person from being thrown out, applied to a vehicle, includes a fixing frame. An inner frame surface of the fixing frame is provided with a plurality of fixing portions spaced apart from each other. An arresting net includes at least one plastic rope fixedly connected to the fixing portions in an interlaced manner. The fixing frame is provided with a light-permeable unit that is mounted and fixed within the inner frame surface and covers the arresting net. When the vehicle has an accidental rollover unfortunately, even if the light-permeable unit is damaged or the fixing frame is deformed during the overturning of the vehicle, the arresting net is still able to arrest the user effectively because the arresting net is directly fixed to the fixing frame, thereby preventing the user from being thrown out of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Chun-Nan Liu
  • Patent number: 10549698
    Abstract: A cargo space cover for passenger vehicles including a cover web (11) having a first edge arranged at a winding shaft and movable between a retracted position in which the cover web is rolled up onto the winding shaft and a functional position in which the cover web is the drawn off from the winding shaft; a winding shaft housing (12) in which the winding shaft is rotatably mounted; a spring loaded drive for the winding shaft, which applies a restoring force to the cover web (11) against a pulling force; at least one fixing element (17) a journal (25) configured to fix the cover web (11) in the functional position; and a reinforced end portion (20) located at an end of the cover web (11) away from the winding shaft, wherein the fixing element (17) is movable from an active position for fixing to a storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Macauto Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Holger Seel, Sven-Oliver Seel
  • Patent number: 9156336
    Abstract: A retractable enclosure for open sided golf carts and/or recreational vehicles. Golf cart retractable enclosures have roll-back doors which coil into housings and onto a tube within each housing for storage. The roll-back door panels are made up of sheets of flexible transparent plastic and or flexible opaque fabric material. Each roll-back door panel has an upper side edge which is received in a horizontal upper track extending from the front vertical post to the roll-back panel housing. The tubes are rotated by either electric motors and or springs in one direction to open and store the roll-back doors and rotated in an opposite direction to close the roll back doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey Charles Fennell
  • Patent number: 7669635
    Abstract: A window shade arrangement having a manually operated window shade web whose movement between open and closed positions is guided by guide rails at each side. A pull rode having oblong sliding blocks travels in the two guide rails. The sliding blocks, together with the pull rod, can swivel about an axis parallel to the pull rod. In this way, the sliding blocks can become secured in corresponding locking pockets in the guide rails. The locking can be released by manual turning of the pull rod in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: BOS GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Thumm
  • Patent number: 6892786
    Abstract: An assembly for a shade system of a motor vehicle, such as a roll-up shade or a sliding sunroof, includes a guide rail and a slide movable in the guide rail. The slide includes a braking element engageable in a braking groove of the guide rail to stop the slide in a desired position in the guide rail. The slide has a swivel pin and a support element acted upon by a spring and set apart from the swivel pin. The support element is supported on the guide rail so that the braking element is forced into the braking groove to stop the slide in the guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: ArvinMeritor GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Messerschmidt, Rainer Hattass
  • Patent number: 6491086
    Abstract: A mechanism for quick hooking and unhooking of a handle, used particularly for fly screens and fly screen assemblies with a chain-operated movement. The invention includes a casing containing a rewind roll, a screen fastened to the rewind roll and a handle, and runners. The handle was a tubular profile with a hooking mechanism on one end. The hooking mechanism of the handle operates in conjunction with a reciprocal holder attached to a lower end of a runner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Bettio Group SRL
    Inventors: Denis Bettio, Loris Bettio
  • Patent number: 6390526
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safety net device (9) with a housing (11), in which a winding shaft is rotationally mounted. The winding shaft (13) is pretensioned by means of a spring motor (14) in the direction of winding of a safety net (12) which is fixed to the winding shaft (13). The other edge of the safety net (12) is connected to a pull bar (21) which is suspended in recesses (24) in the car body. In order to minimize the effort required by the user to suspend said device, a holding device (25) absorbs at least part of the pull-back force when the safety net (12) is wound back into the housing (11) immediately after the safety net (12) has been pulled out of the housing (11) to enable the pull bar (21) to be suspended in the recesses (24). The holding device (25) can be released at will in order to roll up the safety net (25) back into the housing (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Baumeister & Ostler GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Eduard Ament, Holger Seel, Herbert Walter
  • Patent number: 5111866
    Abstract: A shade covering a window movable from a first position to a second position and a plurality of shade carriers supporting the shade in spaced, parallel relationship to each other and disposed substantially perpendicular to tracks, with the carriers secured to and movable in the tracks. Slides are affixed to the carriers, seated in the tracks and movable therein, and a retaining device is provided between at least one of the slides and carriers releasably firmly holding the slide in any desired position in the tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Inventor: Robert N. Prostko
  • Patent number: 4665964
    Abstract: The device comprises a foldably extensible and collapsible shade member, and means for forming corresponding sets of laterally projecting trunnions at spaced intervals along opposing edges of the shade member. It also comprises a pair of elongated track defining members which are adapted to be mounted on opposing sides of the window frame so that tracks thereof are oppositely disposed to one another across the frame. The track defining members have opposing sets of carrier elements slidably engaged on the respective tracks thereof, which are adapted to support the trunnions of the shade member on spaced parallel axes extending crosswise the sides of the frame. In addition, there are means for extending and retracting the shade member when the trunnions thereof are supported on the sets of carrier elements, and means whereby the respective sets of carrier elements and trunnions can reciprocate in relation to one another along the aforesaid axes when the shade member is extended and retracted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Inventor: G. Juris Zommers
  • Patent number: 4140093
    Abstract: An air-fuel ratio controlling system for an internal combustion engine including a control circuit for controlling, in accordance with a detected air-fuel ratio, the operation of a drive motor of a control valve mounted in an additional air supply passage. The control circuit includes a timing pulse generator for generating timing pulses synchronized with a running speed of the engine and thus the control valve is intermittently rotated by a predetermined amount in response to the timing pulses. By increasing the frequency of the timing pulses during the periods of rapid acceleration and deceleration, a response to the change in the engine speed is further improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1979
    Assignee: Nippon Soken, Inc.
    Inventors: Tadashi Hattori, Akira Takata, Tamotsu Fukuda, Takamichi Nakase, Toyota Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha