Levers Patents (Class 74/490.14)
  • Publication number: 20140345416
    Abstract: Control devices and systems for self-propelled machinery and related methods are disclosed. In one aspect, a control device for self-propelled machinery includes a central portion disposed between a first gripping portion and a second gripping portion and at least one pressure sensitive trigger control provided over either the first or the second gripping portion. The trigger control can be configured to reduce a speed of the self-propelled machinery by actuating a portion of a potentiometer for varying an electrical signal carried by the control device. In some aspects, the control device can electrically communicate with a control unit of the self-propelled machinery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Scott Kaskawitz, Vincent Andrew Prinzo, Arvic Gutierrez Macapagal
  • Publication number: 20130312566
    Abstract: A power equipment unit such as an electric snowthrower, lawn mower, or the like, and a control system for use with the same. In one embodiment, a key is provided that functions as both a conventional removable key, and also as a push button mechanism to provide dual actuation functionality for a lever of the control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Chadwick A. Shaffer
  • Publication number: 20130283959
    Abstract: A brake handle assembly for an aircraft emergency/parking brake includes a handle movable between a non-actuated position wherein the brake is disengaged and a full actuated position wherein, during movement therebetween, the brake applies a modulated braking force in an emergency brake state. A button actuator is disposed on the handle. Movement of the handle from the intermediate stop position to the full actuated position is obstructed to prevent inadvertent operation of the brake in the parking brake state unless the button actuator is depressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Hiroki Oyama, Katsutoshi Tada, Charles T. O'Connell
  • Publication number: 20120234126
    Abstract: A structure with six degrees of freedom for a robot or haptic interface including a base, two branches in parallel, and a wrist joint. The branches are installed articulated between the base and the wrist joint, the branches including a shoulder, an arm, and a forearm supporting the wrist joint. The wrist joint includes a connecting segment onto which a handle holder is articulated about a first rotation axis. A handle is articulated in rotation on the handle holder about a second rotation axis, the handle capable of being moved in rotation about the first axis, the second axis, and a third axis, and a mechanism gears down the rotation of the handle holder about at least the first rotation axis relative to rotation of the connecting segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Commissariat a L'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives
    Inventors: Florian Gosselin, Fabien Ferlay
  • Patent number: 8096921
    Abstract: An integrated parking brake and clutch control system for a vehicle is provided that includes a clutch perch configured for mounting on a handlebar assembly of a vehicle. A clutch lever is pivotably coupled to the clutch perch and is pivotable between rest and clutch-applied positions, and between the rest position and a parking-brake-applied position. A brake lever is pivotably coupled to the clutch perch and is pivotable between rest and depressed positions. A lock pin is supported by and moveable with the brake lever. The clutch lever defines a pin-receiving aperture and is configured to receive respective ends of a clutch cable and a parking brake cable. The lock pin is selectively insertable into the pin-receiving aperture when the clutch lever is in the parking-brake-applied position, which prevents the clutch lever from pivoting to either the rest position or the clutch-applied position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Timothy Adam Hahn
  • Publication number: 20100095801
    Abstract: The presented system is a full-mechanical system composed of 60 metal parts all of which parts are made of steel and iron metals. This system is placed in the deck of vehicles and over the car mat and connected to clutch and gas pedals such that it connects gas and clutch pedals through levers. This system is fixed in its place through two levers called “fulcrum shafts” such that head of these two levers are placed in a due place avoiding any slide helping to install the system tightly in its due place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: Mehdi Zaerin
  • Publication number: 20090211391
    Abstract: A balanced force control cable assembly comprising a first lever rotatably mounted in a first housing and a second lever rotatably mounted in a second housing. A control knob for selecting a temperature is attached to the first lever. A cable extends from the first lever to the second lever for rotating the second lever in response to the rotation of the control knob. A first spring engages the first housing and the first lever for applying a first pre-determined force to continually bias the first lever to rotate in a first direction. A second spring engages the second housing and the second lever for applying a second predetermined force in a second direction being opposite to the first direction to counterbalance the first spring and to maintain tension in the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Mark W. Stevenson
  • Publication number: 20090201688
    Abstract: The invention provides a light-emitting apparatus, which can be disposed on a manpower vehicle, including a light-emitting unit and a power-generating module. The power-generating module further includes a first magnetic conductor, a second magnetic conductor, and a coil. The first magnetic conductor is disposed on a first component of the manpower vehicle; the second magnetic conductor is disposed on a second component of the manpower vehicle, and the coil is coupled to the first magnetic conductor or the second magnetic conductor. Moreover, the first magnetic conductor or the second magnetic conductor includes a magnetic member. Particularly, the first component can apply a pre-set point as an axle to rotate, so that when a distance between the first magnetic conductor and the second magnetic conductor is changed, the coil is capable of generating an induced electromotive force for supporting the light-emitting unit with needed power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Juinne-Ching LIAO
  • Patent number: 6575050
    Abstract: A control device for a backhoe that moves four separate reversible hydraulic valves in any combination or all at the same time with only one human hand needed to manipulate said controls. These valves are controlled through an organized series of arms, levers, and push rods. Lever one 1 can pivot forward or backward, move up or down, push forward or pull backward, and move to the left or right. Lever two 2 pivots up or down at lever four 4, therefore lever one 1 moves with lever two 2 as a unit. Lever four 4 spins around lever three 3 with lever two 2 and lever one 1 as a unit. Lever three 3 pivots forward and backward taking lever four 4, lever two 2, and lever one 1 with it as a unit. Lever one 1 pivots forward or backward to actuate valve 20 through a number of pins, rods, and arms. As lever one 1 is moved up or down, it pivots lever two 2 causing valve 22 to be actuated, leaving valve 20 uninterrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Inventor: Geoffrey B. Greene
  • Patent number: 6354169
    Abstract: In a vehicle air conditioner, inside air and outside air are switched by first and second inside/outside air switching doors. The first inside/outside air switching door is operated by a first door lever operatively linked with an inside/outside air operation member of an operation panel. On the other hand, the second inside/outside air switching door is operated by a second door lever which is operated by a mode operation lever operatively linked with a mode operation member of the operation panel, a temperature-adjustment operation lever operatively linked with a temperature-adjustment operation member of the operation panel, and an elastic force of a spring. When an air outlet mode except for a defroster mode is manually set by the mode operation member, and when maximum heating is manually set by the temperature-adjustment operation member, the second inside/outside air switching door is operated to an inside air introduction state by the second door lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Toyoshima, Kazushi Shikata, Kazutoshi Kuwayama