Multiple Levers Patents (Class 49/351)
  • Patent number: 10323448
    Abstract: A device comprising a lifting rail that is firmly adhesively bonded to a pane is presented. The lifting rail has a tuning-fork-shaped vertical section that comprises an enclosing region having two mutually opposite open ends configured to bilaterally enclose an edge of the pane, and therefore fix the plane. The device also includes a stem surface, a region of bifurcation where the stem surface transitions into enclosing region, and an outer edge having a through-hole or a cutout. Also included is an adhesive strip that partially covers the stem surface in a manner that the through-hole or the cutout remain exposed. The adhesive strip also covers the enclosing region and the two mutually opposite open ends. The adhesive strip is deformed by the edge of the pane in two mutually opposite regions of the adhesive strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Rolf Koette, Dieter Kleyer, Heinrich Lasiota, Elke Wittig
  • Patent number: 10317125
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a refrigerator and relates to the technical field of refrigerators. The refrigerator is invented to settle problems, such as increased external space occupied by a refrigerator when its secondary door is opened, increased difficulty in fetching goods in the refrigerator, and heavy loss of cooling capacity resulted from the full opening of an opening. The inventive refrigerator comprises a main door; an opening is formed on a door body of the main door; a guide rail is provided at an edge of the opening, and a secondary door is fitted on the guide rail; and the secondary door is connected with a driving mechanism which can drive the secondary door to slide along the guide rail, and as the secondary door slides along the guide rail, the secondary door can enclose or open the opening. The refrigerator of the present invention is used for preserving and freezing foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HISENSE RONSHEN (GUANGDONG) REFRIGERATOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinchao Xu, Haiyan Wang, Zhe Hu, Feiyue You, Meiyan Wang, Dong Kong
  • Patent number: 10047842
    Abstract: A device (100) for carrying out a linear displacement of two shafts (110, 120) positioned parallel to each other and each of which is at least indirectly connected to a main cogwheel (111, 121), while the two main cogwheels (111, 121) are mounted for reciprocatory displacement along a straight guide rail 130. The device has phase locking of the two main cogwheels (111, 121) independently of any continuous adjustment to the distance therebetween. The bearing forming the fulcrum of a first main cogwheel (111) determining the velocity of rotation and phase of rotation is in the form of a first vertex (A) of a parallelogram construction (A, B, C, D) formed by the arms (150, 160, 151, 140) pivoted in the region of all vertices (A, B, C, D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Blickle Sondermaschinen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Reiner Leins
  • Patent number: 9650825
    Abstract: A vehicle door is provided with: a rear glass holder that holds door glass and has a first rear fastening hole: and a carrier plate having a second rear fastening hole fastened to the first rear fastening hole. The rear glass holder has a first rear engagement section. The carrier plate has a second engagement section engaged by the first rear engagement section. In the engaged state, the first rear fastening hole is offset below the second fastening hole. The offset amount of the first rear fastening hole and the second rear fastening hole is greater than the engagement margin of the first rear engagement section and the second engagement section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuya Tanaka, Jun Nakamura, Takahiro Kawase, Takayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9580979
    Abstract: System and apparatus (1) for moving a tubular between a substantially horizontal position and an upward angled position, e.g. substantially vertical position. The apparatus comprises a base (3), and a boom (4) pivotally attached to the base about a horizontal boom pivot axis between a substantially horizontal position and an upward angled position, e.g. substantially vertical position. A boom pivot drive (50) is mounted on said base and adapted to pivot the boom. A tubular gripper (7; 80) is attached to the boom and adapted for gripping the tubular (20, 20?, 20?). The boom pivot drive comprises a central gear wheel (53) that is rotatable mounted on the base about a central gear wheel axis (54) parallel to the horizontal boom pivot axis (6), which central gear wheel is connected directly or via a transmission to the boom. One or more drive gear members (51) are each rotatable mounted on the base and each rotatable about a corresponding drive gear member axis (52), meshing with the central gear wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: ITREC B.V.
    Inventors: Joop Roodenburg, Pieter Dirk Melis Van Duivendijk
  • Patent number: 9265230
    Abstract: An electric fence for deterring animals from an area with one or more supplies of feed and at least one separate feed processing machine, wherein the fence comprises an electrically conductive member, an electric power supply connected to said member for energizing the member and arranged to provide an electric shock to an object coming into contact with said member. A controller is operatively connected to the fence, wherein the controller is arranged to measure a value of an electrical parameter of the fence, and to automatically adjust the operating state of the machine within the area when the measured parameter value fulfills a predetermined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Lely Patent N.V.
    Inventor: Kristiaan Leonard Van Aalst
  • Patent number: 8978495
    Abstract: A synchronous movement-aid device for slide module includes at least one aid device. The aid device includes a first arm, a second arm connected with the first arm and a rotational wheel connected with the second arm and rotatable with the movement of the second arm. The first arm has a pivoted end mounted on a rail. When an external force is applied to the first arm, the pivoted end can freely move along the rail relative to the second arm. The second arm has a fixed end connected to the rotational wheel. When the first arm moves along the rail, the rotational wheel is driven to rotate so as to achieve better synchronous movement effect than the conventional slide mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventors: An Szu Hsu, Way Han Dai, Hsiu Fan Ho
  • Patent number: 8935885
    Abstract: A coupled structure with high separation strength and a window regulator. A lift arm (5) is provided with a tapered through-hole (35) provided with a first inner wall portion (33) work-hardened due to plastic deformation and a swell portion (45) having an inner wall surface (41) continuing to an inner wall surface (31) of the tapered through-hole (35) and provided with a second inner wall portion (43) work-hardened due to plastic deformation. A driven gear (3) is provided with a protrusion (51) fit in from the tapered through-hole (35) to the swell portion (45), provided with an outer wall portion (53) work-hardened due to plastic deformation, and having an outer wall surface (55) in close contact with the inner wall surface (31) of the tapered through-hole (35) and at least a part of the inner wall surface (41) of the swell portion (45).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Shiroki Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke Nagai, Tomohiro Kamiura
  • Patent number: 8887443
    Abstract: An X arm type window regulator includes a lift arm, a lift arm bracket, an equalizer arm, and an equalizer arm bracket. The window regulator opens and closes window glass through pivotal movement of the lift arm. The lift arm has two stress-dispersing elongated protrusions provided in respective regions which are located in the vicinity of an annular protrusion provided around a through hole formed in a central portion thereof, the regions being located on the side toward a proximal end portion of the lift arm and located toward two respective edges of the lift arm. The stress-dispersing elongated protrusions have a function of dispersing stress caused by a load imposed on the distal end portion of the lift arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Shiroki Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Horibe, Takeshi Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 8833190
    Abstract: A relative-rotation synchronous movement-aid device, which has a simple structure and is easy to assemble. The synchronous movement-aid device includes a linking arm and a rotational wheel assembled with the linking arm. The linking arm has a pivoted end and a free end mounted on the rotational wheel. The pivoted end is mounted on a rail. When an external force is applied to the linking arm, the pivoted end can freely move along the rail. The free end serves to make the rotational wheel relatively rotate along with the movement of the linking arm to achieve better synchronous movement effect than the conventional slide mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventors: An Szu Hsu, Way Han Dai, Hsiu Fan Ho
  • Patent number: 8826592
    Abstract: A window regulator device including an object pinching detection unit which includes an input-side rotational member; an output-side rotational member coupled to an output shaft; an elastic member interposed between the input-side rotational member and the output-side rotational member; a cam formed respectively on opposed surfaces of the input-side rotational member and the output-side rotational member; and an object pinching detection switch for performing a switching operation based on the axial movement of the output-side rotational member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidefumi Katayama, Ryoichi Fukumoto, Ryujiro Akizuki, Koichi Hirota
  • Patent number: 8726573
    Abstract: A position detection unit includes a rotational member rotatable by a rotational drive force of an output shaft, an operation lever configured to avoid engaging with the rotational member when an a position of a window glass is situated out of an insensitive area, and engage with the rotational member when the position of the window glass is situated within the insensitive area, the operation lever being rotated by the rotational drive force of the output shaft transmitted via the rotational member when the operation lever engages with the rotational member, and an insensitive area detection switch for performing a switching operation based on a rotational operation of the operation lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidefumi Katayama, Ryoichi Fukumoto, Ryujiro Akizuki
  • Patent number: 8707623
    Abstract: A window opening device for use in an automobile door. The device including a motor having a drive gear comprised of a tooth region and a head region. The diameter of the head region is greater than the diameter of the tooth region. A sector gear engages the tooth region and the head region overlaps the sector gear. A first lever arm has a drive end engaging the sector gear and a window end engaging a window. The motor is secured to a body plate configured for mounting to a door. The body plate includes an opening through which the drive gear passes to facilitate engagement with the sector gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Mori, Kenichi Kitayama
  • Patent number: 8650800
    Abstract: A window lift assembly for moving a vehicle window includes a window regulator assembly including an actuator that moves the vehicle window between raised and lowered positions. A window support bracket assembly connects the vehicle window and the window regulator assembly. The window support bracket assembly includes a window support that supports the vehicle window. The window support includes an outboard side and an inboard side. A support bracket is connected to the window support. The support bracket includes a window support connecting portion connected to the inboard side of the window support and a lift arm bracket connecting portion extends below a bottom of the window support. An underhang portion is connected to the window support connecting portion at an inner bend and is connected to the lift arm bracket connecting portion at an outer bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Chad Eric Anderson
  • Publication number: 20130255157
    Abstract: An X arm type window regulator includes a lift arm, a lift arm bracket, an equalizer arm, and an equalizer arm bracket. The window regulator opens and closes window glass through pivotal movement of the lift arm. The lift arm has two stress-dispersing elongated protrusions provided in respective regions which are located in the vicinity of an annular protrusion provided around a through hole formed in a central portion thereof, the regions being located on the side toward a proximal end portion of the lift arm and located toward two respective edges of the lift arm. The stress-dispersing elongated protrusions have a function of dispersing stress caused by a load imposed on the distal end portion of the lift arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: SHIROKI Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Horibe, Takeshi Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 8516745
    Abstract: A regulator device for a vehicle door window pane includes a lift arm connected to a door window pane and an equalizer arm rotatably connected to the lift arm, connected to the door and the door window pane. The lift arm includes a through-hole, a flange wall, and a protrusion that defines an annular clearance between the protrusion and the flange wall and protrudes by a greater amount. The equalizer arm includes a first arm in contact with the protrusion, and a second arm in contact with the other side of the lift arm. A rotational axial protrusion rotatably engaged in the through-hole is formed on one of the first and second arms, and a fixing portion fixed to the rotational axial protrusion outside the through-hole is formed on the other of the first and second arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Shiroki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Fujisaki, Masashi Yonemoto, Masako Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8510997
    Abstract: A door construction includes a door, comprising an outer panel, and adapted to cover an opening formed in a vehicle body; a side impact bar, disposed in an interior of the door, and extending in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle body; a window regulator, disposed in the interior of the door, and operable to raise and lower a window glass; and a plate-shaped member, disposed in the interior of the door, and adapted to support the window regulator. The plate-shaped member is connected to the side impact bar. The plate-shaped member has a shape following the outer panel. A width of the side impact bar and a width of the window regulator are overlapped with each other in a width direction of the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo K.K.
    Inventors: Yoji Nakamori, Yutaka Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 8418405
    Abstract: A speed reducer (32) including a gear case (33) is attached in an electric motor, and a pinion is provided to an output shaft (35) protruding from the gear case (33). A base portion (33a) protruding in a diametrical direction is provided to the gear case (33) and a support shaft is mounted to the base portion (33b). A sector gear (42) is fixed to a base end of a lift arm (24), and the sector gear (42) is swingably supported by the support shaft and meshed with the pinion. In addition, a groove portion (42c) in a circular arc shape is provided to the sector gear (42), and a gear cover (51) is fixed to the gear case (33) by a bolt (58) penetrating the groove portion (42c) and a bolt (54) disposed on an outer periphery side than the sector gear (42), and the gear cover (51) covers a mesh portion of the pinion and the sector gear (42) and presses the sector gear (42) toward the gear case (33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignees: MITSUBA Corporation, Johnan Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Yoshida, Junichi Busujima, Takashi Takizawa, Takeshi Miyagawa, Seiichi Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20120159854
    Abstract: A regulator device for a vehicle door window pane includes a lift arm connected to a door window pane and an equalizer arm rotatably connected to the lift arm, connected to the door and the door window pane. The lift arm includes a through-hole, a flange wall, and a protrusion that defines an annular clearance between the protrusion and the flange wall and protrudes by a greater amount. The equalizer arm includes a first arm in contact with the protrusion, and a second arm in contact with the other side of the lift arm. A rotational axial protrusion rotatably engaged in the through-hole is formed on one of the first and second arms, and a fixing portion fixed to the rotational axial protrusion outside the through-hole is formed on the other of the first and second arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: SHIROKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki FUJISAKI, Masashi Yonemoto, Masako Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8125100
    Abstract: An electric power-feeding structure for feeding electric power to a moving body which is driven to be raised or lowered, includes: an arm having a distal end connected to the moving body movably in a direction perpendicular to a raising or lowering direction of the moving body and a proximal end adapted to be rotatably driven so as to swing, to thereby drive the raising or lowering of the moving body. An electrical wire is routed alongside the arm, and one end of the electrical wire extending from the distal end of the arm is connected to the moving body to feed electric power to the moving body. The electrical wire is routed alongside a side surface of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kaoru Suzuki, Atsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Takehiko Uehara
  • Patent number: 8069611
    Abstract: A sensor assembly and method includes a window regular mechanism having a main lift arm supporting the pane and a drive mechanism. The main lift arm includes a sector gear plate that is drivingly rotated by the drive mechanism. A slot defined in the sector gear plate receives a guide of a sensor mechanism. The guide is moved along the slot as the sector gear plate is rotated such that the guide is moved into a first portion of the slot when the sector gear plate is driven in a first rotatable direction to move the window pane toward its closed position and moved into a second portion of the slot when the sector gear plate is driven in a second, opposite rotatable direction to move the window pane toward its open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Kitayama
  • Patent number: 8061083
    Abstract: A drive apparatus for opening and closing a window glass provided in a door having an inner panel is disclosed. The drive apparatus includes a motor provided in the door and a regulator that receives drive force from the motor and selectively open and close the window glass. The door noise includes motor operating noise and vibration transmission noise that is generated when vibration of the motor is transmitted to the inner panel via the regulator. The motor is configured such that a first-order frequency component in vibration of the motor is greater than any other nth component (n is an integer greater than or equal to two), so that the first-order frequency component in the door noise is greater than any other nth frequency component (n is an integer greater than or equal to two).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Asmo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nakatsune Shirai, Hidenori Ishihara, Tomoki Yamashita, Hiroaki Yamamoto, Katsumi Endo
  • Patent number: 7997029
    Abstract: A sub-arm assembly of a window regulator may include a sub-arm which is pivotally coupled to a main arm of a window regulator in a letter X shape, wherein upper ends of the sub arm and the main arm are configured to support a lower end of glass and a lower end of the sub-arm is configured to be slidable on a base panel; a sliding bar pivotally coupled the lower end of the sub-arm; and a guide rail integrally formed with the base panel so as to extend from the base panel and having a space to slidably receive the sliding bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Seong Han Kim
  • Patent number: 7739837
    Abstract: An electric power-feeding structure for feeding electric power to a moving body which is driven to be raised or lowered, includes: an arm having a distal end connected to the moving body movably in a horizontal direction and a proximal end rotatably driven to swing, to thereby drive the raising or lowering of the moving body. An electrical wire is routed alongside the arm, and one end of the electrical wire extending from the distal end is connected to the moving body. In a vicinity of a rotating shaft of the arm, the electrical wire is fixed to the arm at a first fixing point and to a base for supporting the arm at a second fixing point. The first fixing point is provided on a straight line defined by the rotating shaft and the second fixing point when the arm is at an intermediate position of its swinging range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kaoru Suzuki, Atsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Takehiko Uehara
  • Publication number: 20100018124
    Abstract: A sub-arm assembly of a window regulator may include a sub-arm which is pivotally coupled to a main arm of a window regulator in a letter X shape, wherein upper ends of the sub arm and the main arm are configured to support a lower end of glass and a lower end of the sub-arm is configured to be slidable on a base panel; a sliding bar pivotally coupled the lower end of the sub-arm; and a guide rail integrally formed with the base panel so as to extend from the base panel and having a space to slidably receive the sliding bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Seong Han Kim
  • Patent number: 7308973
    Abstract: A door panel position control mechanism for a multiple panel horizontal sliding door assembly of a freight elevator landing. The mechanism comprises a multiple node scissors linkage that is configured to be easily installed and initially adjusted and which has its parts symmetrically balanced about a vertical plane such that excessive eccentric loading on the components is reduced and a long service life is obtained with reduced wear and a reduced need for periodic adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: The Peelle Company Ltd.
    Inventor: Zygmunt Dziwak
  • Patent number: 7017303
    Abstract: A vehicle door window glass regulator assembly that enables a window to ascend and descend silently without generating unwanted noise, thereby providing passenger comfort and a feeling of elegance to the vehicle. In one embodiment of the present invention, a vehicle door window glass regulator assembly may comprise a lifting arm and a glass rail slidably connected to the lifting arm, whereby vertical movement of the glass rail may be effected by rotary motion of the lifting arm. An auxiliary arm may also be hinged to the lifting arm and slidably connected to the glass rail. A support rail may slidably support the auxiliary arm. Two sliders may slidably connect the lifting arm and the auxiliary arm to the glass rail. A non-elastic stop bar may be slidably inserted into the glass rail and the two sliders, and connecting mechanism may connect the stop bar to one of the two sliders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Eui-Chan Cho
  • Patent number: 7010883
    Abstract: A window lifter has a first lever arm pivoting about a pivotal axis, an output element having a toothed segment with toothing and an opening extending along the toothing, the toothed segment pivoting about the pivotal axis and fixedly connected to the first lever arm, an axle element extending through the opening of the toothed segment, a drive unit which is connected to the first lever arm through the output element, a drive pinion connected to the drive unit which engages the toothing of the toothed segment, a second lever arm having a longer side and a shorter side opposite the longer side, and a slideway in which the axle element is guided. The axle element is mounted on the shorter side of the second lever arm. The second lever arm is pivotally connected to the first lever arm to pivot about an articulation axis spaced from the pivotal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Coburg
    Inventors: Magnus Jaerpsten, Peter Thelin, Hilmar Dohles, Frank Faβbender, Ulf Keller
  • Patent number: 6971206
    Abstract: An opening movement control device of a sliding door on a vehicle body. The sliding door having an outer panel connected to an inner panel to define a space therebetween, with a window glass slidably supported between the panels. A link mechanism disposed in the space includes a drive link coupled to the glass to cause reciprocal motion thereof. A drive shaft is rotatably supported by a module base, with one end passing through the module base, and another end fixed to the drive link. A cam member is fixed on the one end of the drive shaft, and a cam follower is movably supported by the inner panel and contacting the cam member. A stopper coupled to the cam follower contacts the vehicle body only when the glass moves down to prevent movement of the door when the window glass is down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryoichi Fukumoto, Katsuhisa Yamada, Masayuki Uchitsunemi, Kenji Kobashi, Shinji Okada, Katsuaki Maruyama
  • Patent number: 6912811
    Abstract: A window regulator includes a main arm, a first sub-arm, and a second sub-arm. The main arm has a hole through it. A flange member surrounds the hole. The first sub-arm includes a shaft section which projects through the hole and is secured to the second-sub arm. In one embodiment, the distal edge portion of the flange member is curved. In a second embodiment, the flange member extends transversely from the main arm, and a low-friction member is between the distal edge portion of the flange member and a surface portion of the first sub-arm. In a further embodiment, the main arm and the second sub-arm have sliding surfaces in contact with each other, and a concave lubricant holding portion is provided on one of the sliding surfaces. The window regulator reduces noise during raising and lowering of the window and ensures rigidity of the first sub-arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kimio Kawashima, Nobuji Suzuki, Hideto Yamamura, Takenori Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20040216382
    Abstract: A window winding arm device having a first lever arm which is positioned in a pivoting manner on a pivoting axis, a drive unit which interacts with the first lever arm by means of an output element, and a second lever arm which is connected to the first lever arm in a pivoting manner by means of an articulated axis which is at a distance from the pivoting axis. The second lever arm has a longer side, and a shorter side opposite the same. The device includes a slideway in which a supporting axle located on the shorter side of the second lever arm is guided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventors: Magnus Jaerpsten, Peter Thelin, Hilmar Dohles, Frank Fassbender, Ulf Keller
  • Publication number: 20040187388
    Abstract: It comprises an adjusting screw which turn allows adjusting the distance between said rail of the power window device and the lower portion of the door of the vehicle, which threadably extends through the rail of the power window device, or through a piece secured thereto, a fixed nut being provided at one side of said rail, or said piece thereof, and a torsion spring being provided at the other side thereof which ends are clamped against said rail, or said piece, the adjusting screw threadably extending through the door of the vehicle, which is axially retained in position relative to said screw between two closing nuts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventor: Melchor D Castellon
  • Publication number: 20030167695
    Abstract: A window regulator for operating a window pane includes an attachment channel configured for attachment to the window pane, a regulator base plate, a pair of sector gears, and a drive motor. Each sector gear includes a plurality of external gear teeth, and a lift arm slidingly coupled to the attachment channel. The sector gears are rotatably coupled to the base plate and are disposed such that the gear teeth of one of the sector gears directly engage the gear teeth of the other sector gears. The drive motor is in direct engagement with one of the sector gears. Consequently, rotation of the drive pinion of the drive motor causes the sector gears to rotate in opposing directions and the lift arms to either raise or lower the window pane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventors: Luc Roger Regnier, Ken C. Borchuk, Michelle Beckerman
  • Publication number: 20030140561
    Abstract: A window regulator comprises a flange member formed on a main arm so as to surround a hole penetrating the main arm and project from one side of the main arm, and a shaft section formed on a first sub-arm so as to project toward a second sub-arm, being in a sliding contact with an inner surface of the flange member corresponding to the hole, and secured to the second-sub arm. In this configuration, a distal edge portion of the flange member is formed with a curved surface toward the first sub-arm, thereby reducing a frictional resistance between the main arm and the first sub-arm. Thus, the window regulator can avoid an unusual noise caused during the respective rotations between the main arm and the first sub-arm, and ensures the rigidity of the first sub-arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kimio Kawashima, Nobuji Suzuki, Hideto Yamamura, Takenori Nishimura
  • Patent number: 6513285
    Abstract: A device for opening and closing a vehicle slide door window includes a window regulator mechanism having a lift arm supporting a pane and a driving mechanism for moving the pane in downward and upward directions when the driving mechanism rotates the lift arm in opposite directions to effect opening and closing of a window portion. A cam plate is arranged on the rotational axis of the lift arm and is operatively associated with the lift arm for rotating together with the lift arm and a detection lever is positioned adjacent to the cam plate and brought into contact with the cam plate at an end of the detection lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yukio Isomura
  • Patent number: 6502352
    Abstract: A motor vehicle power-operated window lift, comprises a mechanism for driving the window, an electric motor (3), an anti-pinch system which can be triggered when there is an obstacle obstructing the window travel, and an electronic circuit for controlling the motor and the anti-pinch system. The window lift comprises a spring to reduce the pinch force when the window is being raised. In one example, the spring associated with a top sheath has a stiffness of about at least 10N/mm, and is fully compressed only in response to a compression force of about at least 250 Newtons. The spring constitutes a shock absorber in case of a strong impact, transforming it into a relatively mild impact, thereby providing more time for the electronic circuit controlling the anti-pinch system to intervene and reduce the pinch force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Meritor Light Vehicle Systems - France
    Inventor: Pascal Bonduel
  • Patent number: 6279269
    Abstract: According to the present invention, on the through opening edge portion, the flange portion is formed, and by arranging the outer surface of the axle portion to slide and rotate on the inner face of the flange portion, the first and second equalizer arms are pivotally supported by the lift arm. The circular projected portion formed around the axle portion contacts on the lift arm face to provide the predetermined clearance between the top portion of the flange portion and the lift arm face, and undesirable friction increase or stick slip there between is avoided. The lift arm and the first and second equalizer arms can be made of thinner steel plate material, and weight and cost reduction is obtained. The flange portion and the through opening are formed by burring on the lift arm, and also the axle portion and the circular projected portions are formed by stamping directly on the first equalizer, and also the weight and cost reduction of the window regulator is realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukio Isomura, Sukekazu Asada, Hirokazu Suzumura
  • Patent number: 6052945
    Abstract: A strong metal plate having flexibility includes a flat portion, a plurality of first protuberances projecting from the flat portion in one direction of the thickness direction of the flat portion and a plurality of second protuberances projecting from the flat portion in the other direction of the thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Sukekazu Asada, Yukio Isomura, Kazuhide Itagaki, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Koichi Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 6035579
    Abstract: A window regulator has a lift arm pivoted on the door and rotatable to raise and lower a window between open and closed positions. A lever is carried by the arm and pivotally connected to a gear rack crank. A crank mechanism is provided for turning a pinion gear and the pinion gear meshes with the gear rack. Accordingly, rotation of the pinion gear translates the rack and rotates the lever to pivot the lift arm thereby raising and lowering the window. A swing arm is pivoted on the pinion shaft and carries a roller which engages the rack so that the rack is captured between the roller and the pinion gear to maintain the rack in engagement with the pinion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Hale Staser, Jeffrey Alan Glinter, Alfonso Pineda
  • Patent number: 6003268
    Abstract: A window lift system generally comprises a motor driving a threaded shaft threadably engaging a nut slidably mounted in a bracket. A link has a first end rotatably mounted to the nut and a second end rotatably mounted to an end of a pivotally mounted arm. An opposite end of the arm engaging the window glass raises and lowers the window glass as the arm pivots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: UT Automotive Dearborn, Inc.
    Inventor: Raghn K. Oruganty
  • Patent number: 5897106
    Abstract: A spring assembly comprising an inner ring spring and an outer ring spring suitable for use in a safety device for an automobile power window is provided. The inner ring spring is formed by substantially circularly bending a strip spring so that both ends thereof are away from each other and the outer ring spring is formed by substantially circularly bending a strip spring so that both ends thereof are away from each other, the outer ring spring being fitted with the inner ring spring. Stoppers are provided in the vicinity of one ends of the inner and outer ring springs respectively. Each stopper is engaged with the other end of other ring spring, thereby holding one end side of each ring spring in such a condition that one end side of each ring spring is resiliently abutted against one end side of other ring spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignees: Togo Seisakusyo Corporation, Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Michinori Murase, Hitoshi Ishikawa, Toshihiko Ishida
  • Patent number: 5850711
    Abstract: A vehicle window opening/closing device is shown for opening and closing a window glass by link action executed by a sector gear that is reciprocally swung by rotation of a pinion gear. A lift arm and a coupling link are also provided. When the window glass is in its fully-closed-state, the journaling point at which the coupling link is supported by the sector gear is set to cross a fulcrum position defined by the positional relationship between the sector gear and the coupling link. A regulation portion composed of a regulating piece and a regulated piece is provided between the sector gear and the coupling link to thereby regulate movement of the coupling link in a beyond-fulcrum-position direction across the fully-closed-state. With this arrangement, the size of the device is not increased when a mechanism for locking the window glass when it is fully closed is attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Assignee: Mitsuba Corporation
    Inventors: Shunzo Takahashi, Masayuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 5787644
    Abstract: An automotive vehicle door assembly includes a door window mechanism which is powered by an electric motor. The electric motor is located within the body of the vehicle and not within the door assembly to simplify the construction of the door assembly and allow for additional structure to support side impact loading. The drive motor and the door window mechanism include driving and driven fittings, respectively, which engage when the vehicle door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Inventor: H. J. Thomsen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5782038
    Abstract: A window regulator for raising a lowering a window pane in a motor vehicle. The regulator includes a scissors linkage including crossed lever arms connected at a pivot axis. The lever arms are attached at their upper ends to spaced points on the lower edge of the window pane and a cable is connected to the linkage at the pivot axis of the crossed arms. The cable is wrapped around a drum driven by a motor and is further trained over an upper pulley positioned above the pivot axis of the linkage and a lower pulley positioned below the pivot axis of the linkage. The regulator further includes a lower cross rail defining a rear pivot pivotally mounting the lower end of one of the lever arms, an intermediate pivot pivotally mounting the lower pulley, and a forward slot slidably mounting the lower end of the other lever arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: Hi-Lex Corporation
    Inventors: Edward E. Sponable, Jeffrey Kolar
  • Patent number: 5771534
    Abstract: A slider block assembly and method for making the same are disclosed. The slider block assembly is for use with an elongate guide channel having a pair of laterally spaced apart side walls and a pair of axially spaced apart base walls joined to the side walls with one of the base walls having an elongate slot therein. The slider block assembly comprises a slider block having a socket therein and a fastener having a generally spherical ball. Preferably, the slider block is axisymmetric having an annular side wall flange and an annular base flange extending from a main body. The side wall and base flanges are cooperatively biased against the side walls and base walls when the slider block is inserted in the guide channel to prevent the slider block from rattling therewithin while allowing the slider block to slide or roll within the guide channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: Consolidated Industrial Corporation
    Inventor: Claire Church
  • Patent number: 5715630
    Abstract: In a vehicle door with a cross-arm type window lift and a lock assembly, which can be produced more easily and cost-effectively by employing modular construction and by using individual components for several different functions. The invention is distinguished by the guide rail of the cross-arm window lift simultaneously functioning as the support for the lock assembly, by the guide for guiding the window being integrated in the base body of the lock assembly and by the outer edge of a base plate supporting a window lift having a circumferential profiled sealing section in the interior sheet metal door panel for sealing a mounting opening, so that the protection of electrical/electronic components is provided in the dry space without additional steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ferenc Szerdahelyi, Barry Edwards, Hans-Dieter Lieb, Rolf Heinemann, Horst Seiler, Eberhard Pleiss
  • Patent number: 5647094
    Abstract: An improved sliding member for a regulator assembly has a slide body providing a substantially spherical working contact surface and attachment means extending from the slide body for mounting the sliding member to another member of the regulator assembly. The slide body can be substantially mushroom-shaped, having a cap portion and a hub portion, wherein the cap portion forms the substantially spherical working contact surface and includes a substantially curvo-annular flange coaxially surrounding the hub portion. The attachment means can be provided as an attachment stud having a head portion embedded in the slide body, preferably extending coaxially through the hub portion. One or more flexure gaps can be provided in the curvo-annular flange to provide improved compressive fit of the sliding member within a guide channel. A regulator assembly incorporating the sliding member can provide such guide channel as a tube channel in an elongate guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignee: Excel Industries
    Inventor: James Gregory Mariel
  • Patent number: 5625981
    Abstract: A composite window assembly for use in an automotive vehicle includes a composite guide plate. The composite guide plate is molded from a polymeric material. The guide plate has a plurality of guide structures. Furthermore, a molded polymeric composite sector gear has an integrated extension arm. Moreover, a molded composite window mounting plate is provided. The present invention also provides a guide, retention means and ball bearing construction. A method of manufacturing the present invention is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: ASC Incorporated
    Inventors: George W. Klein, Richard P. Hunt, David P. Piontek, Eric Exner
  • Patent number: 5595025
    Abstract: A regulator assembly for moving a window panel between its open and closed positions, suitable in certain preferred embodiments for operation of motor vehicle windows for example, has drive mechanism such as a hand crank or electric motor for delivering a drive force to the regulator assembly to move the window panel. Linkage, including at least a lifting arm and, optionally, a cross-arm, etc., is connected to the window panel at one end and mounts at its other end a sector gear engaging the drive mechanism. Load absorbers are provided for releasably absorbing drive force upon operation of the regulator assembly between any two points of travel of the window panel between the open and closed positions. The load absorbers help to level the peak loads otherwise experienced by the regulator assembly and, particularly, an electric drive motor thereof, during start-up and travel stall at the full open position, full closed position, intrusion or blockage during closure travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: Excel Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan D. MacPhail-Fausey
  • Patent number: 5584144
    Abstract: A motor vehicle door has a door main body made up by coupling an inner panel to a door panel and a door lining mounted on the inner panel. The inner panel is provided, in a recessed manner, with containing recessed portions for receiving therein various outfits to be mounted on the motor vehicle door. The inner panel is also integrally provided, in a projecting manner, with a pocket mounting base for fastening thereto a bottom portion of a pocket which is detachably attached to an armrest portion of the door lining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaya Hisano