Abstract: A skewer assembly for securing a component to a first portion of a bicycle has a bolt, a housing, and a first lock member. The bolt detachably attaches the component to the first portion of the bicycle. The housing is supported relative to the bolt. The first lock member supported by the housing such that: when the skewer assembly is in an upright orientation, the first lock member inhibits tightening of the bolt; and when the skewer assembly is at least partly displaced from the upright orientation, the first lock member is displaced to allow tightening of the bolt.
Abstract: A quick release mechanism for bicycle parts that comprises a locking mechanism and a rod. The locking mechanism comprises a fixed locking core and a rotating housing handle. One end of said rod is attached to the fixed locking core. Said rotating housing handle has a ring-shaped base with two rings separated by an inner cavity. The inner side of said ring-shaped base has several punctures in it. Said rotating housing handle has locking pins designed to be inserted into said punctures in said inner side of said ring-shaped base of the rotating housing handle. Said locking pins are designed to be inserted into said fixed locking core. Said rotating housing handle serves both as a rotating housing of said locking mechanism and as a handle of said quick release mechanism.
Abstract: Passenger portable safety brake, a safety devise for passenger to control the speed or stop a car driven by a student driver. The passenger portable safety brake includes a handle, elongated tube and U-shaped tip with a latch. This device is designed to easily and temporarily attached to the car brake and controlled by the passenger, driving instructor, parents or any one that is helping the student driver with on the road instruction.
Abstract: In information processing device or the like is provided to output a suitable form of information from a view point of user's non-feeling of trouble. In the information processing system, whether a user issues an output instruction or not is confirmed only with respect to information that is not extracted out of information stored in a first storing unit (211) and information that is not output out of information stored in a second storing unit (212) and the importance of which is not less than the standard value. Thus, it is avoidable for a user to coerce an output instruction or non-output instruction for information that is less important than the standard value even in the case that the information has been distributed or broadcasted from a distributing information server (100) and has been output or non-output information.
Abstract: A locking and/or throttle immobilization system (100) for a motorcycle, includes a lock and/or immobilization element (200), and a mounting unit (300). The mounting unit (300) is configured for being affixed to an end portion of a handlebar (23) and the lock/immobilization element (200) is configured for being detachably attached to the mounting unit (300). The lock comprises a locking element (150) formed as an integral body with a permanent slot (152) and configured for locking engagement to a disk-brake via the slot (152) when the lock is detached from said mounting unit. The lock can be the immobilization element.
Abstract: An anti-theft device for vehicle steering mechanism, such as a steering shaft or a transmission rod, having a rotatable shaft. The anti-theft device has a fixing member fixed on the vehicle body, a connecting member joined with a steering handle, a locking member controlled by code device, a movable member provided on the rotatable shaft, for moving along the shaft but not rotatable around it. The movable member can move between a first position and a second position under the control of the locking member. When in the first position the movable member is engaged with the fixing member while disengaged with the connecting member so that the shaft can not rotate. When in the second position, the movable member is engaged with the connecting member while disengaged with the fixing member so that the shaft can rotate. The anti-theft device according to the invention has double functions of disconnecting transmission of steering force as well as locking the shaft.
Abstract: The invention relates to a locking device, in particular for a door, a tailgate, a trunk lid or the like of a vehicle, with at least one actuating drive which is capable of being activated in order to set functions of the locking device and which is operatively connected to an element of the locking device via at least one transmission element, according to the invention means being provided which detect the continuous movements and functional positions of the actuating drive or of the transmission element.
May 21, 1999
Date of Patent:
October 16, 2001
Mannesmann VDO AG
Klaus-Peter Rathmann, Axel Schäfer, Erhard Franz, Peter Kleinmichel
Abstract: A new anti-theft system for permitting removal of the gear selection shaft from a vehicle having a gear selection console with an aperture extending through it that permits external gear selection of a transmission, thereby preventing theft of the vehicle. The inventive device includes a transmission engaging lever that is movably mounted to a transmission. The first end of the transmission engaging lever is insertable into the lower end of a shaft member that extends through the aperture in the console. A release lever extends from the aperture of the shaft member towards the lower end of the shaft member. The second end of the release lever has a flange extending from it that is inserted into a notch in the transmission engaging lever when the release lever is in an engaged position, thereby coupling the shaft member to the transmission engaging lever.
Abstract: An anti-theft brake locking mechanism for a motor vehicle. The motor vehicle includes one or more brake pedals disposed adjacent an interior surface of the vehicle. The anti-theft brake locking mechanism selectively maintains the brake pedal in a depressed position so as to actuate the vehicle brakes in order to prevent movement of the vehicle. The mechanism includes a hook portion engageable with the brake pedal stem, a neck to which the hook portion is mounted, and a base portion. The base portion is selectively secureable to and releaseable from a pedestal mounted to the vehicle floorboard.
Abstract: A gear shift lever assembly is disclosed wherein the assembly comprises a gear shift lever which is adapted to engage a gear shift mechanism of a vehicle and in which a further mechanism is provided to allow the gear shift lever to be attached and released from the gear shift mechanism only in positions in which the vehicle cannot be driven of its own power.
Abstract: The safe is an upwardly opening box-like structure. A door panel has at least one door closure cushioning and delaying apparatus connected to the door panel and to the structure. A locking shelf has at least one slotted port. A locking initiation member has a lower section adjacent a drill resistent reinforcement place. The locking initiation member has a locking tongue that slidingly and releasingly locks into a locking tongue recess in the bolt plate. Locking tabs on the bolt plate extend through the slotted ports and under the lentil support shelf when the bolt plate is rotated to a locked position. At least one position retaining pin in the bolt plate aligns the locking tabs in the slotted ports and to limit lateral and longitudinal movement of the bolt plate. The control handle has a reduced diameter section that breaks when a preselected amount of torque is applied to the shaft.
Abstract: Quick release mechanism which can be locked to prevent unauthorized removal of a bicycle wheel or other object secured thereby. The mechanism has an axially extending drawbar, a pair of clamping elements mounted on the drawbar for axial movement relative to each other between securing and released positions, an operating lever connected to the drawbar for moving the clamping elements between the securing and released positions, and a lock forming an integral part of the mechanism. In one embodiment, the operating lever is disconnected from the drawbar and locked in this position to prevent unauthorized removal of the object secured by the mechanism. In other embodiments, the operating lever is locked to prevent unauthorized release of the mechanism. A force indicating nut employed as one of the clamping elements indicates when the mechanism is adjusted for the proper tension to retain the mechanism in the secured position.
Abstract: The latch assembly is provided with a locking collar and a pair of knockouts so that the latch assembly can be easily converted to a latch-lock assembly by simply inserting a cylinder lock in the proper knockout, depending upon whether the assembly is used in a right-hand or left-hand installation. The conversion of the assembly may be made before or after installation of the latch-lock assembly.
Abstract: A door lock has a flush-mountable body. A forwardly facing recess is defined by the body. A paddle-type handle is pivotally carried by the body and is movable between a nested position within the body recess and an operating position. A spring-projected slide bolt is carried on the back of the body and is movable between projected and retracted positions. A key-controlled disconnect linkage is provided for selectively connecting and disconnecting the handle and the bolt. The disconnect linkage includes a mounting member which extends longitudinally along one side of the bolt and which is drivingly engaged by the handle. A disconnect member is supported on the mounting member and is arranged to be pivoted from side to side between connecting and disconnecting positions by the movement of a key-operated locking member.
Abstract: A door lock has a flush-mountable body. A forwardly facing recess is defined by the body. A paddle-type handle is pivotally carried by the body and is movable between a nested position within the body recess and an operating position. A bolt is carried on the back of the body and is movable between latching and unlatching positions. A key-controlled disconnect linkage is provided for selectively connecting and disconnecting the handle and the bolt. The disconnect linkage includes a disconnect member which is moved by a key-operated locking member between connecting and disconnecting positions located, respectively, in and out of the path of travel of a handle operating arm. When the disconnect linkage drivingly connects the handle and the bolt, movement of the handle from its nested position to an operating position will cause corresponding unlatching movement of the bolt.
Abstract: A locking device for the pedals of a motor vehicle is comprised of a first rigid support with a first rigid bar mounted at one end to the first support and perpendicular thereto. A second rigid bar is mounted at one end thereof to the first rigid support and in spaced relation and parallel to the first rigid bar. A second rigid support is mounted to the other end of the first and second rigid bar and parallel to the first support. At least and preferably one of the above elements are positionably removable. A locking means is provided to lock the positionably removable element or elements and fix the position of the structure.