Speedometer Patents (Class 74/12)
  • Patent number: 9545935
    Abstract: A portable mounting assembly is provided comprising a mounting disc comprising at least one magnetic component for attaching the mounting disc to an axle bearing on a vehicle such as a locomotive, for determining speed; and a stabilizer bar attached at a first end to the mounting disc and at a second end to an outrigger comprising at least one magnetic component for attaching to a stationary component of the vehicle. A method of providing speed control to a portable remote control system for a locomotive is also provided. A method of overriding a speed control mode operated by a portable remote control system for a locomotive is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: ZTR Control Systems
    Inventor: Aldo Liberatore
  • Patent number: 7529612
    Abstract: A speedometer includes a function storage device, which has stored therein four conversion functions, a selector, which provides four options corresponding to the four conversion functions in the function storage device, and a microprocessor, which counts pulse signals sent by the sensor device of the motor vehicle to obtain a counted total value, selects the corresponding conversion function from the function storage device corresponding to the option selected through the selector according to the quantity of poles (two, four, eight or sixteen) on the drive shaft of the motor vehicle, and puts the counted total value into the selected conversion function for calculation to obtain a car speed value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Sin Etke Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Rong Chen, Chun-Chung Lee, Cheng-Hung Huang
  • Patent number: 6553854
    Abstract: A speed measuring device for a beach buggy includes a chain wheel rotated by the engine of a buggy, a connecting tube firmly connected to the chain wheel, a bearing fitted in the connecting tube, a gear set, and a fixing unit combined together. The fixing plate, the gear set, the connecting tube and the bearing are assembled together with an elongate rod with thread formed in the lower end portion and then fixed with the chain wheel. Then a hole base is formed on a rear small diameter portion of the gear set for a cable to extend in to transmit speed of the rotating chain wheel to a speedometer for a user to know the speed of the beach buggy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Aeon Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Yu, Jeff Huang, Judge Fu, Tony Chen
  • Publication number: 20020144564
    Abstract: A gearbox structure of a beach cycle includes a gearbox which may transmit a power of an engine to a power shaft and a propeller shaft. A clutch mounted between the change gears of the gearbox can be shifted by a gear shift device into a neutral position, a reverse gear position and a forward gear position. The gear shift device includes a gear lever which rotates a sector-shaped gear which rotates a gear shift cam shaft which is formed with a slot for driving a gear shift drive fork which shifts the clutch to the neutral position, the reverse gear position, and the forward gear position. The gearbox is further provided with a force increase gear, and the propeller shaft is additionally provided with a drive gear which meshes with a helical gear of a distance calculator which has a connecting line externally connected to an odometer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventor: Tai-Yang Luh
  • Patent number: 6328514
    Abstract: A device for preventing disconnection of a coupling. The device includes a main body portion having defined therein a fastener chamber and an opening in communication with the fastener chamber. The opening is located above the fastener chamber. In a preferred embodiment, a standard size socket cannot be inserted into the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: U-Haul International, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark V. Shoen
  • Patent number: 6112841
    Abstract: To facilitate positioning of a speedometer gear box provided between a hub and a caliper bracket. A speedometer gear box is disposed between one side face of a hub of a front wheel and a bracket boss portion of a caliper bracket for rotation on an axle. A stopper is provided at a position on an inner side surface of the caliper bracket at a location where it cannot be visually observed from the outside such that, when a link type front suspension is extended fully, a positioning projection formed on an outer periphery of the speedometer gear box secured to the axle is contacted with the stopper. An indicator is formed at a position of the inner side surface of the caliper bracket in the proximity of an end edge at which it can be visually observed readily from the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Iwai, Shinji Ito
  • Patent number: 5664646
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disc brake with a housing, at least one brake pad, a lever device with an eccentric consisting essentially of a shaft fitted with an actuating or rotating lever, and with a pressure member or eccentric follower. The eccentric has two bearing sections on either side of the rotating lever; the eccentric follower has a bolt engaging in the central threaded hole of a nut. Two lateral bearings on the nut receive the bearing sections of the eccentric. There are mechanisms for taking up wear which extend the eccentric follower according to the wear of the brake pad by screwing the bolt out of the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Inventors: Philippe Bejot, Jean Claude Monteillet, Jose Manuel Vila Boluda, J. Ruiz Busquets
  • Patent number: 4989468
    Abstract: A speed indicator for a vehicle transmission wherein the transmission has a driving shaft that extends through a casing of the transmission and which is adapted to drive a pair of speedometer drive gears that are detachably connected to the casing by means of a cover so as to permit changing of the speedometer drive gears to compensate for changes in the diameter of the driving wheel of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshiharu Kumazawa
  • Patent number: 4869120
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a power take-off device for taking-off power from a rotary output shaft of a transmission, through an output gear connected to a speed meter cable and an input gear meshing with the output gear, to a speedometer in a motorcycle.The improvement provided by the invention resides in a combination including: a drive sprocket mounted on a projecting portion of the transmission output shaft, which shaft projects outwardly from a tranmsission case; a sprocket cover for covering the drive sprocket; a gear case for housing the input gear and the output gear; and a connecting means provided at an end of the output shaft of the tranmission for connecting a rotating shaft of the input gear to the output shaft of the transmission.The gear case is operable to support the rotating shaft of the input gear for detachable driven engagement with the connecting means of the output shaft of the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1989
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisho
    Inventors: Mikio Kashiwai, Teruo Kihara
  • Patent number: 4718510
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes at least one steerable wheel, at least one drive wheel, a frame supporting the steerable and drive wheels, a power unit assembly mounted on the frame between the steerable and drive wheels, a speedometer supported on a front portion of the frame. The power unit assembly includes a crankcase, a gear transmission case connected to the crankcase, and a gear case attached to one side wall of the gear transmission case. A crankshaft is rotatably disposed in the crankcase. An output shaft operatively coupled to the crankshaft is rotatably disposed in the gear transmission case. A pair of bevel gears meshing with each other is rotatably mounted in the gear case and operatively coupled to the output shaft. A propeller shaft is connected between one of the bevel gears and the drive wheel. A speedometer cable has one end operatively coupled to the one bevel gear and the opposite end operatively coupled to the speedometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1988
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Ito, Toshio Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 4679449
    Abstract: The mounting of a speed meter drive gear for an automobile is improved. That is, the speed meter drive gear is provided on an outer circumferential surface of a connecting member for transmitting a driving force such as to a companion flange mounted to an output shaft of a transmission. With this arrangement, a shaft length of the output shaft of the transmission may be shortened, thereby preventing creation of vibration, making the drive gear lightweight, and decreasing a joint angle of a propeller shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuji Nagano, Shuichiro Ida, Toshio Yoshinaka
  • Patent number: 4651577
    Abstract: An automatic transmission includes a parking gear spline connected with an output shaft of the transmission, a plurality of governor valves mounted on the rear side of the parking gear and radially disposed around the output shaft axis, a speed meter drive gear which is spline-connected with the output shaft at the rear of the governor valves, and an annular spacer fitted on the output shaft between the governor valves and the speed meter drive gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Assignees: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyota Jidosha Kabushik Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Iwase, Kunio Morisawa
  • Patent number: 4647242
    Abstract: A joint element for securing a speedometer shaft is disclosed which can be readily cut to allow removal of the shaft without damage to other parts when the speedometer is disassembled for service. The joint element comprises a ring of a flexible plastic material with a tapered edge on an inner surface thereof. The convex edge corresponds to a circular tapered recess on the shaft, and notches in said convex edge permit the ring to be pushed onto the shaft until said convex edge mates with said recess and permit the ring to be easily cut from the speedometer shaft after the ring is installed on the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Inventor: Mine K. Chang
  • Patent number: 4560365
    Abstract: A speed sensor and cable assembly that connects to an opening in automobile transmission housings and includes a one-piece plastic molded ferrule and gear bearing for supporting the cable and a speed sensor gear in the housing opening. This ferrule has a plurality of spaced integral rigid rings that support the ferrule in the housing opening and it also has an integral shaft projecting in the housing for supporting the speed sensor gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Assignee: Stewart-Warner Corporation
    Inventor: Frank C. Weaver
  • Patent number: 4517450
    Abstract: The detecting device comprises an L-shaped support bracket 1 having a branch 2 on which is rotatively mounted a disc 4 engaged with the rotary element and a second branch 3 which carries a member constituting a bearing for a motion take-off head 19 of a transmission cable 20 or the like. Counter transmission and speed changing means 8 are provided between the disc 4 and the motion take-off head 19. The support 1 and the member 16 constituting a bearing are adapted to be capable of occupying a plurality of different relative positions. A set of counter transmission speed changing means corresponding to the various relative positions of the support and the member constituting a bearing is provided. In this way this detecting device is very easily adaptable to wheels having different diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1985
    Assignee: Huret et ses Fils
    Inventor: Maurice Coue
  • Patent number: 4484902
    Abstract: The pulley comprises an annular portion which extends radially beyond a grooved ring around which a belt for driving the recorder extends. In order to permit fixing this pulley to a wheel hub flange of variable diameter by means of nose portions, each nose portion is formed at the end of an arm whose other end is pivotally mounted on the ring and can be retained in any of a plurality of angular positions which are defined by steps provided on the edges of slots in which studs formed on each of the arms are guided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1984
    Assignee: Huret et ses Fils
    Inventors: Roger Huret, deceased, Alain P. B. Huret, legal representative
  • Patent number: 4466300
    Abstract: A speedometer drive worm gear has at one axial end thereof an inward flange of the thickness considerably smaller than the overall thickness of the worm gear. The speedometer drive worm gear is mounted on a differential case and held axially in place by abuttingly engaging the opposed side surfaces of the inward flange with a shoulder formed in the differential case and the inner race of a differential case bearing by way of a stopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1984
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventor: Kotei Takahashi
  • Patent number: 4336517
    Abstract: A device for detecting a revolution number of a connection shaft is disclosed. The device comprises a permanent magnet body attached to the connection shaft and a pulse generating means disposed apart from the magnet body, wherein the pulse generating means is arranged in a housing isolated from a casing for the connection shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1982
    Assignee: Jidosha Denki Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kyoji Kobayashi, Takeo Furuya
  • Patent number: 4280338
    Abstract: Flexible drive shaft, lubricated by a suitable grease, rotatably mounted within a flexible casing routed within a vehicle from an input to an output tip connected to a deflection instrument. The drive shaft and output tip are designed to pump the grease to a collection station so that collected grease serves as a cushion to limit contact of the drive shaft with the interior casing to thereby provide noise abatement for the rotating drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1981
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Gilbert E. Shannon, David F. Friesorger
  • Patent number: 4212482
    Abstract: A speedometer drive for a bi/cycle or exercising/cycle that includes a circular plate rotatable with the front wheel having an annular array of apertures that drives an intermediate plastic idler gear and also axially positions the gear to eliminate the requirement for any thrust rings to position the gear. The intermediate idler gear drives a one-piece plastic out-put gear and coupler. The output gear has a flange that slidably engages a thrust surface on the intermediate idler gear to axial position the output gear so that the output gear does not require any thrust rings either.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1980
    Assignee: Stewart-Warner Corporation
    Inventors: Howard J. Rasmussen, William C. Subluskey
  • Patent number: 4207666
    Abstract: A sleeve member interconnects an upper and lower length of replacement casing, which lengths are associated with the vehicle speedometer and transmission respectively. The upper length is crimped into one end of the sleeve member while the lower length is slidably adjustable with the remaining portion thereof. By a series of process steps, the interconnected lengths of replacement casing will contain a replacement rotatable flexible shaft cable therein, which cable is provided with a square tipped cable fitting at each end thereof, one of which operatively engages the vehicle speedometer while the other engages the transmission. By virtue of the slidably adjustable lower casing length within the sleeve member, proper protrusion of the cable fitting square tips is insured. The adjustable length of casing may then be rigidly crimped into the sleeve member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
    Assignee: Pennwalt Corporation
    Inventor: John W. Callahan
  • Patent number: 4181030
    Abstract: A continuously variable speedometer drive adapter including a housing with input and output shafts rotatably mounted therein, a first race secured to one of the shafts, a spring-loaded second race mounted freely around the same shaft, a pair of spacer balls mounted therebetween, a drive roller formed on the other shaft and frictionally confined between the races, and adjustment means for varying the position of the roller along the races to thereby vary the resultant input/output speed ratio. In an alternate embodiment, the races are operatively connected to the housing, as well as to one of the shafts, to provide a basic 2:1 input/output speed ratio to supplement the variable ratio feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1980
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Lubomyr O. Hewko
  • Patent number: 4173147
    Abstract: This invention is a devise which when installed into its monitoring location in conjunction with vehicles transmission, shall increase the rotation of the speedometer cable and as a result, speedometer dials and odometers indicating speed and distance in miles shall automatically correct readings to be in kilometers without the changing or modifying in anyway existing vehicle speedometer dials. Removal of the devise, permits dials to again be read in miles. Installation and removal are very simple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1979
    Inventor: Steve Zathy
  • Patent number: 4154118
    Abstract: A speedometer drive assembly for use with an automotive transmission includes an adapter housing for securing the assembly to a transmission housing, a rotatable take-off gear received in the adapter housing and engageable with a geared output shaft of the transmission, a cable drive assembly operatively connectable to a speedometer and received in the take-off gear to a position drivingly engaging the take-off gear, and fastener means operative to retain the take-off gear in the adapter housing in a position wherein meshing engagement with the transmission output shaft is effected and to lockingly retain the cable drive assembly in the adapter housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1979
    Assignee: Chrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Hoetger, James R. Klotz
  • Patent number: 4111059
    Abstract: Device for transmitting movement to a speed indicator instrument and/or distance counter, particularly for bicyles, comprising a driving wheel driven by a tire of the bicycle and a transmission casing. The transmission casing has an input shaft on which the wheel is mounted, and an output shaft adapted to be connected by a flexible cable to the counter and/or indicator instrument, the input and output shafts being parallel and connected by a transmission system of the wheel and belt type. The input shaft is offset in relation to the median plane of the casing parallel to the input and output shafts in such a manner that the wheel projects only on one side of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1978
    Inventor: Jacques Andre Huret
  • Patent number: 4006643
    Abstract: A continuously variable speedometer drive arrangement including a traction drive arrangement operatively connected between the governor drive shaft driven from the transmission output shaft and a speedometer take-off shaft, wherein the radius from the governor drive shaft axis to the center of the traction drive unit may be readily changed by a simple rotary adjustment made through the speedometer take-off shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1977
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Lubomyr O. Hewko
  • Patent number: 3964321
    Abstract: There is disclosed a fixing device for a speed meter driven gear which comprises a sleeve attached to a transmission casing or an extension housing thereof in an automobile, a rotary shaft rotatably disposed within the sleeve, and a speed meter driven gear fixedly mounted on part of the rotary shaft in a manner to be maintained in meshing relation to a speed meter drive gear of an output shaft. A resilient clip is secured to the aforesaid rotary shaft and sleeve, so as to restrain the axial directional movement of the rotary shaft within the sleeve.A slit is provided in the aforesaid sleeve, and an annular groove is provided in the aforesaid rotary shaft in a manner to correspond with the slit, so that a locking portion of the aforesaid resilient clip may be locked in the slit and annular groove, and a retaining portion thereof is resiliently retained by the aforesaid sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1976
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuaki Katayama, Isao Tsuzuki, Mikio Kaneko
  • Patent number: 3938395
    Abstract: A bicycle speedometer tire drive gear adaptor assembly comprising a pair of helical gears engaging at an angle of substantially 120.degree.. The gears are supported in a unitary housing with one of the gears rotated by a friction wheel engaging the bicycle tire and the other, which utilizes its own teeth as a bearing, rotates at a substantially reduced speed to transmit movement through a flexible shaft to the speedometer. The angle of gear engagement aids in eliminating sharp corners or small radii in the flexible shaft. The housing is secured to the front bicycle fork by oppositely directed arcuate spring clip fingers having reverse bent ends nesting in and conforming to the shape of a pair of longitudinal grooves in the housing to securely hold the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1976
    Assignee: Stewart-Warner Corporation
    Inventor: Charles F. Henecke