Take-up Patents (Class 292/341.13)
  • Patent number: 9671736
    Abstract: A unit moving apparatus includes a unit provided to a main body in such a manner so as to be attached to and pulled out from the main body, a main-body guide portion provided to the main body and configured to guide the unit while restricting rotation of the unit at a time of attaching and pulling out the unit, a pull-in unit configured to apply a pulling force to the unit to pull the unit into the main body, and a unit restriction portion configured to restrict rotation of the unit in such a manner that the units rotates within an angle smaller than an angle to which the main-body guide portion restricts the unit's rotation when a rotation moment is generated by the pulling force of the pull-in unit applied to the unit and a load applied to the unit in a direction opposite to an attachment direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Fumihiko Hayayumi
  • Patent number: 9316021
    Abstract: A striker plate assembly for use with a latch includes a base plate having an angled first end and an angled second end. A generally u-shaped striker wire extends perpendicular to the base plate. A first sidewall and a second sidewall are connected to the first end and the second end of the base plate respectively. The first sidewall and the second sidewall extend generally perpendicular to the base plate in the same direction as the striker wire. The first sidewall and the second sidewall include a geometric feature. A first bumper is connected to the first sidewall through the geometric feature and a second bumper is connected to the second sidewall through the geometric feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventors: Fernando Burciaga, Francisco Javier Lujan, Rodrigo Alonso Galindo
  • Patent number: 9297183
    Abstract: A self-adjusting striker assembly, for use with a box having a lid, a box body and a latch, includes a striker bar mounted to the lid which is operative to move linearly relative to the latch in the event of misalignment between the lid and box body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Daws Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Williams
  • Patent number: 8428506
    Abstract: An assist mechanism aids movement of a retractable unit reciprocally moving between an open and a closed position and includes a pressing device, a stopper mechanism, an engagement member, a catch portion, and a release member. The pressing device presses the retractable unit toward the open position in which the unit is extended. The stopper mechanism controls and releases retraction of the retractable unit to the closed position in which the unit is retracted, and includes a stopper and a blocking member. The engagement member is provided in the retractable unit. The catch portion engages the engagement member. The release member releases a force pulling the retractable unit when the retractable unit is moved to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Miki
  • Patent number: 7938458
    Abstract: A door latch and striker combination for a vehicle door is provided with a pivotal cam on the striker assembly of the door frame so as to overcome misalignment between the latch assembly and striker assembly. When the door is moved from an open position to the closed position, the latch housing engages the cam, which pivots over center as the door closure continues, thereby lifting the latch assembly and door into proper alignment with the striker bolt on the door frame, such that the door can be closed. The cam is spring biased to an initial position with an inclined upper surface. The cam supports the latch assembly while the door is closed, and allows the latch assembly to slide over the upper cam surface when the door is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Trimark Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis J. Zweibohmer, Brandon L. Hemann
  • Patent number: 7344169
    Abstract: A striker assembly of a vehicle is mounted with a coil part of a torsion spring at one column of the striker, thereby forming a simple and compact appearance of the striker, exerting a pop-up function within the simple structure, and enabling to reduce the weight, raw material and improve the appearance of the trunk room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Je-Sun Han
  • Patent number: 7029043
    Abstract: A latch bolt engages a striker to releasably secure a first door to a vehicle body or a second door by relative displacement of the latch towards the striker. The latch bolt moves in a first plane to releasably retain the striker. The assembly includes a vertical wedge arrangement includes a first wedge surface on the latch and a second wedge surface on the striker. The first wedge surface and the second wedge surface cooperate to compensate for any misalignment and to prevent movement between the striker bar portion of the striker and a mouth of the latch in a direction parallel to the first plane. The latch is a plant-in latch, and the first surface is provided on a wedge plate securable to a shut face surface of the latch. The first wedge surface and the second wedge surface can be resilient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: ArvinMeritor Light Vehicle Systems (UK) Ltd.
    Inventor: Sidney Edward Fisher
  • Patent number: 6941776
    Abstract: A locking case is provided including a base portion and a lid portion rotatably engaged to the base portion. A locking mechanism is mounted on the lid portion and extends therethrough. The locking mechanism includes a cam member having first and second surfaces, and being rotatable to a locked position in response to operation of the locking mechanism. A catch is mounted to the base portion and is disposed proximate the cam first surface when the cam is in the locked position. A reinforcing bracket is mounted to the lid. The reinforcing bracket has a reinforcing flange disposed proximate the cam second surface when the cam is disposed in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventor: Peter Jakubowski
  • Patent number: 6497438
    Abstract: A latch assembly comprising a latch mechanism and latch housing wherein the latch assembly is useful for containers such as coolers in which it is desired that the cooler lid be secured to the container to keep the contents in the cooler while allowing the cooler lid to be opened and closed without having to change the position of the latch mechanism securing the cooler lid to the body of the cooler. The latch mechanism is mounted to the body of the cooler. The latch housing is mounted to the cooler lid and comprises a receptacle member and a clip which applies pressure to the receptacle member. The latch housing is designed to fit the latch hook and to automatically align the latch hook as it is rotated into the latch housing. The latch housing may also be part of the cooler lid handle used for gripping the cooler lid when opening or closing the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: The Coleman Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Holub, Glen Bellows
  • Patent number: 6168217
    Abstract: Mating closure part for a tailgate lock or door lock comprising a closure part with latch or the like and a mating closure part interacting therewith, having a closure member (2), in particular in the form of a closure block or closure bracket, which can be gripped by the latch and which, in order to generate a starting torque in closure direction (X), can be displaced from an open position (FIG. 3) into a closed position. The displacement of the closure member (2) is derived from the displacement of a threaded engagement part (spindle nut 3, 4) engaging in the thread of a rotationally driven spindle (5, 6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: Ewald Witte GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Norbert Kr{umlaut over (u)}ger, Andreas Nickel