Specific Cable Connector Or Guide Patents (Class 74/502.6)
  • Patent number: 10844897
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flexible shaft (1) with a spiral coil (3) arranged on a core (2) of the cable (1) and with a catch (4) arranged at one of the cable ends for transmitting a force, for example to sliding roofs or cargo hold covers of motor vehicles. In order to further simplify the production of the flexible shaft (1), the invention proposes providing a bore (5) in the catch (4), with an inner section (7), in particular an internal screw thread, corresponding to the spiral coil (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Küster Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Artur Scherle, Günter Reinhardt, Markus Eckhardt
  • Patent number: 10746253
    Abstract: A vibration damping device is configured to reduce vibration that causes lateral flexing of an elongated member that extends along a centerline. The device includes a split sleeve co-extending with and disposed about the elongated member, and a spring that extends about the sleeve and exerts a force that biases the sleeve radially inward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuriy Gmirya
  • Patent number: 10662996
    Abstract: An arrangement for isolating vibration of Bowden cable-actuated components includes a Bowden cable, an actuation element coupled at one end to the Bowden cable and including a mounting eye, a damping element arranged in a positive-fit connection in the mounting eye, and a transmitter element supported within the damping element for actuating the Bowden cable such that it can be deflected. The damping element includes an elastic grommet having a defined recess lying in a specified deflection direction of the transmitter element. In a non-actuated state, the transmitter element is disposed at a centered position within the elastic grommet and is movable into contact with the mounting eye due to the effect of a deflecting actuation force under compression of the elastic grommet in an area of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Nils Wilken, Joerg Schulitz
  • Patent number: 10197182
    Abstract: A cable guide for improving performance and longevity of a dispenser actuator for remotely operating a dispensing unit with a flexible cable connected between a valve of the dispensing unit and the actuator. The cable opens or closes the valve by manipulating the actuator adjacent the discharge end of the tube. The guide is positioned within the actuator in physical contact with the cable. The guide may comprise a thin arched body extending upward from a leading edge to a peak and downward to a trailing edge. The cable can slide over the guide as the actuator operates the valve. The guide prevents the cable from bending with a small bend radius, e.g., smaller than five or ten or even twenty times a diameter of the cable as the actuator operates the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Joachim Gerrit Ramp, Michel Schumacher
  • Patent number: 10151124
    Abstract: The invention relates to a Bowden cable, particularly for a motor vehicle lock with a locking mechanism, comprising a rotary latch and at least one pawl for locking said rotary latch in a main latching position and a pre-latching position, preferably with a closing aid for moving said rotary latch from the pre-latching position into the main latching position. The Bowden cable comprises a securing device designed such that said Bowden cable can be adjusted and fixed in place by means of a translational movement, or that this adjustment can be fixed by deformation of at least one deformation tab. This allows said Bowden cable to be mounted in a particularly simple manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Kiekert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jan Faitl, Pavel Rybar
  • Patent number: 9840298
    Abstract: A cable guide for a bicycle including a frame that has a bottom bracket. The cable guide includes a first guide that is attachable to the frame adjacent the bottom bracket and that supports a first cable, and a second guide that is attachable to the frame adjacent the bottom bracket and that supports a second cable. The first guide includes a first cable conduit that extends into the frame at a first angle, and the second guide includes a second cable conduit that extends into the frame at a second angle different from the first angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventor: Kyle L. Chubbuck
  • Patent number: 9328786
    Abstract: A parking brake device according to the present invention comprises a housing unit; a bolt screw configured to be included in the housing unit, and rotate due to an actuation of a driving unit; and a nut screw configured to engage with the blot screw which is passed through the nut screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Moo Jin Choi
  • Patent number: 9279198
    Abstract: Yarns are provided which may include a core having a continuous filament, a first covering of said filament, obtained by winding a first yarn in a first winding direction, a second covering superposed over the first covering, made by winding a second yarn in an opposite winding direction, so as to form an open-coiling cover, at least one third covering, obtained by winding at least one sliver having discontinuous fibers in the same winding direction as the second yarn, positioning the fibers at least in the interspaces of said open-coiling cover. Durable and comfortable textiles and garments made from such yarn and methods of making same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: FILTES INTERNATIONAL S.r.l.
    Inventors: Sergio Carrara, Giuliano Gandossi
  • Patent number: 9106114
    Abstract: A drive component for a motor vehicle unit, in particular a motor vehicle door unit, especially a closing/opening device (1) in or on a motor vehicle door lock (2), comprising at least one motor (3) and at least one rubber-elastic bearing (4) for fixing the motor (3) on a base (5), wherein the bearing (4) has different spring rates (D1, D2) in the axial direction (A) and/or the radial direction (R).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: KIEKERT AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Thorsten Bendel, Claus Töpfer
  • Patent number: 9038496
    Abstract: An adjusting device is equipped with a rod and a holder disposed movably in the direction of the length of the rod at an end of the rod, and adjusts the allowance length of the inner cable coupled to the rod and (or) holder. The adjusting device is provided with a lock-discriminating member protruding from the periphery of the holder and a cover covering the periphery of the holder including the lock-discriminating member and the lock. The lock piece does not protrude from the periphery of the holder in the lock state and protrudes to the same height with the lock-discriminating member in the unlock state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: HI-LEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Horinaka, Atsushi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20150135885
    Abstract: An end fitting device is provided for axially adjustable connection of an end portion of a motion transmitting cable to an actuating member. The end fitting device comprises a housing having a receiving space adapted for receiving the end portion of the cable via a cable entry; a connector member comprising a ball pin receiver adapted for engaging a ball pin, and having an engaged state and a disengaged state; a locking element adapted for locking the axial position of the cable end portion relative to the housing and being movable between a non-locking position and a locking position; and a force bridge connected to the locking element such that the locking element is displaced from its non-locking position to its locking position when an engaging force is applied to the end fitting device in order to bring the connector member into its engaged state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Tommi Christian SAARELA
  • Publication number: 20150128753
    Abstract: A rotor system for a bicycle (1), for the purpose of bearing a fork (8) and transmitting the actuations of Bowden cables (31, 32), which each having a core (31a; 32a) includes first and second transmission elements (36, 37), that rotate relative to one another and are arranged in the area of the bearing (21, 23, 25) of the fork (8). The transmission elements include an annular region, mounted on a fork steerer (12) and surrounded by a head tube (21), and connection areas (36b; 37b) for the direct or indirect attachment of the rotor-side ends of the cores (31a 32a). At least one of the transmission elements (37) includes a connection area (37b) with a connecting element, which (32b) can be form-fittingly attached, interacting with, or being integrally connected to, the rotor side end of the core (32a) that is assigned with said at least one transmission elements (37).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Wolfgang GÖRING
  • Patent number: 9027435
    Abstract: A control cable attachment structure for attaching a control cable to an anchoring member. A plate-part-side attachment groove, includes an anchoring groove in which an attachment part is positioned and anchored, and a constricted part that is connected to the anchoring groove and is narrower than the anchoring groove. The attachment part of the control cable has an engaging part that is engaged by the anchoring groove and is wider than the constricted part, an approximately parallel pair of opposing surfaces respectively opposing the front and rear of a plate surface of the anchor plate part, and an anchoring groove, the surface of which is formed by the pair of opposing surfaces, and in which the peripheral parts of the plate-part-side attachment grove of the anchor plate part engage. The one opposing surface is provided with a protruding part that protrudes toward the other opposing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiya Ohba, Nozomi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9021917
    Abstract: The subject invention provides for a motion transmitting remote control assembly for transmitting motion in a curved path, including a terminal body defining a longitudinal axis and a cavity. The terminal body further defines a first opening extending transverse to the longitudinal axis. A locking member is disposed within the cavity and is movable between a locked position and an unlocked position. The locking member has a trigger portion retaining the locking member in the unlocked position and a securing portion. A biasing member is disposed within the cavity and abuts the locking member. The terminal body further defines a second opening extending transverse to both the longitudinal axis and the first opening into the cavity. The second opening provides access to the trigger portion to release the locking member from the unlocked position to the locked position and the securing portion at least partially closes the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Kongsberg Driveline Systems I, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Edward Koontz, Jonathan Warner Love
  • Patent number: 9010789
    Abstract: A head parts assembly for a bicycle includes two bowls, a plurality of inserting members, two bead nests, and two end caps. The two bowls each are a circular structure and include a pipe-inserting hole, and a plurality of cable-inserting holes around the pipe-inserting hole. Each of the bowls further includes a receiving cavity in communication with the pipe-inserting holes, and the two bowls are disposed at two ends of the front frame pipe. The inserting members each are a hollow tubular structure with a cable hole for insertion of cables of the bicycle, and are screwed in the cable-inserting holes. The bead nests are rotatably disposed in the receiving cavities and abutted against the close ends, respectively. The two end caps are disposed in the open ends of the receiving cavities, and capable of rotating by abutting against the balls of the bead nests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Neco Technology Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu-Hsin Wang
  • Patent number: 8960047
    Abstract: The guide element has two opposed hooks in alignment. One hook is positioned angularly so as to bear and butt in a recess formed in a support mount. An other hook bears on an elastic member of the mount so as to trigger pivoting movement of a tilting latch which engages with the other hook, under a tilting effect of the guide element that corresponds to a position of coupling with the support mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Dura Automotive Systems SAS
    Inventors: Philippe Pradier, Jerome Dhelft, Julien Desgraz
  • Publication number: 20150033881
    Abstract: A device (1) is provided for reversing the movement and/or actuation direction of an actuating cable (2) of a mechanism. A sliding piston (5) is arranged in a housing (3), which is fixed to the frame, so as to be displaceable in a sliding manner. The sliding piston can be displaced by the actuating cable (2). At least one actuating element (6) is arranged laterally on the sliding piston (5). A direction of movement of the actuating element is opposite to a direction of movement of the actuating cable (2) and the actuating element is mechanically coupled to the mechanism that is actuated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Ketan Kulkarni, Thomas Beiling
  • Publication number: 20150028619
    Abstract: A cable slack prevention device may include: a cable to both ends of which a first operation part and a second operation part are connected, respectively, and which is pulled by an operation of the first operation part to link with the second operation part; a fixing body which is fixed to the cable with surrounding it and is formed as a cylinder shape, and on an outer peripheral surface of which outer screws are formed; and a guide bracket which is fixed to a vehicle body and surrounds the fixing body, and on an inner peripheral surface of which inner screws are formed and the inner screws are meshed with the outer screws of the fixing body, allowing the cable to be rotated and twisted when the cable is pulled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Jang ho Kim, Won Seok Kim
  • Publication number: 20150020640
    Abstract: A fixed sequence activation handle is described that forces a predetermined activation sequence. Such handles are suitable for use in the delivery of medical devices or for other application that require a fixed sequence of activations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Justin W. Sokel
  • Patent number: 8919221
    Abstract: A cable gland and gasket ring assembly includes a gasket ring and a cable gland formed of a shell, a collar, a packing ring and a connection ring for securing a cable to a junction box. The gasket ring is an annular member, having a first end face, a second end face opposing the first end face, a plurality of annular ribs concentrically arranged on the first end face and an annular convex portion located on the second end face, which is mounted on the first connection ring segment for enabling the annular ribs to be stopped against the stop face and a tapered inner surface located on the inside of the stop flange segment for stopping against a tapered outside surface of the packing ring. The packing ring further has at least one outer annular groove extending around the periphery of the second packing ring segment thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: AVC Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Jiun Wei Chiou
  • Patent number: 8878069
    Abstract: A cable support for an automobile allows a cable installed in a bent U-turn shape to be readily positioned and supported on a vehicle body or the like in a reliable manner. Two portions of a cable folded in a U-turn shape are inserted into a common insertion hole in a main body tube. The two portions of the cable folded in a U-turn shape are respectively inserted into independent insertion holes separately provided to a branching tube that is integral with the main body tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyungwoo Kim, Yoshiaki Matsutani
  • Patent number: 8857289
    Abstract: Automotive push-pull type transmission shift cable assemblies are disclosed that meet new specifications for extended performance at high temperatures, including certain embodiments suitable for use at elevated temperatures of at least 165° C. The cable comprises a conduit and a core wire extending through the ends of the conduit to a shifter end portion and transmission end portion. The transmission end portion comprises a core wire length adjuster and a conduit end fitting. The core wire length adjuster comprises a core wire adjuster isolator and a retainer cap. At least certain embodiments of the transmission shift cable assemblies pass one or a combination of the following tests: a. Lash 200,000 Cycles Test, b. Attachment Pin Installation 200,000 Cycles Test, c. Attachment Pin Extraction 200,000 Cycles Test, and d. Cable Efficiency Test e. In-Vehicle Routing 165° C. Cable Strength Test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Dura Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Gene Gordy, Kent Birt
  • Patent number: 8850921
    Abstract: An adjustment device may include a conduit-adjustment mechanism and a cable-adjustment mechanism. The conduit-adjustment mechanism may be connected to first and second conduit segments and may be movable to adjust a position of one of the first and second conduit segments relative to the other of the first and second conduit segments. The cable-adjustment mechanism may be connected to first and second cable segments at least partially received within the first and second conduit segments, respectively. The cable-adjustment mechanism may be configured to transmit motion between the first and second cable segments. The cable-adjustment mechanism may be movable independently of the conduit-adjustment mechanism to adjust a position of one of the first and second cable segments relative to the other of the first and second cable segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Chrysler Group LLC
    Inventor: Yutang Ma
  • Patent number: 8825322
    Abstract: A bicycle component controlling includes at least a first sensor and a controller. The first sensor detects a first operating condition, whether a rider is sitting on a bicycle seat. A second sensor is provided that detects a second operating condition. The sensors output signals indicative of the respective operating conditions. The controller is operatively connected to at least the first sensor and possibly the second sensor. The controller is configured to generate a component control command to control a bicycle component based on at least the first signal and the possibly the second signal. The bicycle component is a component other than an automatic transmission and a suspension when the second sensor is not provided. If the second sensor is provided, a suspension and automatic transmission is controlled, or components other than an automatic transmission and a suspension is controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Ikemoto, Tadashi Ichida, Nobukatsu Hara, Toyoto Shirai
  • Publication number: 20140230599
    Abstract: A cable connection device of a bicycle is provided with an outer barrel, an inner connecting member, and a tube, wherein an outer thread is arranged at one end of the tube, and a cone portion is arranged inside the end of the tube having the outer thread and tapered inwardly; an inner thread arranged at one end of the outer barrel is screwed with the outer thread of the tube, and a flange is arranged inside the end of the outer barrel away from the inner thread; and two flexible latches of the inner connecting member are disposed inside the cone portion, and an outer convex ring arranged between two ends of the inner connecting member is against the flange adjacent to the inner thread. The flexible latches are compressed by the cone portion to fasten one end of a cable passed through the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Chao Kung Chen
  • Publication number: 20140216198
    Abstract: A cable adjusting unit includes a first member, a second member and an actuator. The second member is movably arranged with respect to the first member. The actuator is operatively coupled to at least one of the first member and the second member. The actuator is arranged to relatively move the first member with respect to the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Osamu KARIYAMA, Masahiro NAKAKURA
  • Patent number: 8794652
    Abstract: A system and method for connecting dissimilar materials is described. In one embodiment, the system may be used to produce a break apart frame that includes a first section and a second part which is disengagably connected to the first part by fastening members. The first part includes a head tube, a top tube and a down tube. The second section includes a bottom bracket, a seat tube, a pair of seat stays and a pair of chain stays. A connection tube extends from the bottom bracket so as to be disengagably connected to the down tube. An end tube is connected to the seat tube and disengagably connected to the seat tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Ritchey Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Ritchey
  • Patent number: 8789676
    Abstract: An emergency release mechanism for an automatic transmission includes a shift lever adapted to release a parking position when engaged in an operating position. The shift lever has a hooked or tooth-shaped end portion and is moved by a manually-operated tackle which has an end defined by a surface area of increased diameter to establish an undercut for engagement of the end portion of the shift lever during disengagement of the parking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Harald Merklein, Lars Baruth
  • Patent number: 8783640
    Abstract: A rotatable drive connection is provided for transmitting torque. The connection includes a first component having an aperture with a plurality of corners. The connection further includes a second component having an end portion with a plurality of edges. The end portion of the second component is smaller than the aperture of the first component. The end portion of the second component is disposed within the aperture of the first component such that at least one of the edges of the end portion is always biased into engagement with at least one of the corners of the aperture throughout a full rotation of the first and second components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventor: Neil Gentry Goodbred, III
  • Publication number: 20140196565
    Abstract: A brake cable combination includes a cable member having an end member at one end portion, a coupler for one type bicycle having an orifice for engaging with the cable member and an enlarged socket opening for engaging with the end member of the cable member, and another coupler for another type bicycle having an orifice for selectively engaging with the cable member, and an enlarged socket opening for selectively receiving and engaging with the end member of the cable member and for allowing the cable member to be easily and quickly and readily attached or mounted or secured or coupled to the brake handles of different cycles or bicycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Chang Hui LIN
  • Publication number: 20140190290
    Abstract: A method of tensioning a park brake system of a vehicle includes providing an adjustment mechanism having a nut in threaded engagement with a rod that defines a signal to noise ratio therebetween. The nut is advanced on the rod to remove slack until torque applied to the nut indicates that the park cables include a tension equal to an offset tension level. The nut is then retracted on the rod to introduce slack into the park cables and reduce the tension in the park cables to a target slack tension level. A signal to noise ratio between the nut and the rod is improved so that the cable tension may be predicted by the torque required to turn the nut on the rod, thereby allowing a torque indicating tool to measure the tension in the park cables my measuring the torque required to turn the nut on the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Raymond J. Sapienza, Robbie D. Cannon
  • Patent number: 8763492
    Abstract: In one embodiment there is provided a multiple piece shifter cable system. The cable pieces may each have a core section with a connector and a conduit section with a connector. The core connectors may be coupled together to connect the core sections of the cable pieces and the conduit connectors may be coupled together to connect the conduit sections of the cable pieces. When the conduit connectors are mated together the core connectors may automatically be mated together, and the core connectors may automatically be locked together as well. In at least some implementations, the conduit connectors may permit adjustment of the total length of the conduit during assembly, and a clamp may be provided to maintain the conduit connectors in a desired assembled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Dura Operating LLC
    Inventors: Brian D. Howe, Steven P. Levesque
  • Publication number: 20140157940
    Abstract: A cable 20 is provided with a cable body 24a, a metal fitting 22a fixed to at least one end of the cable body, and a covering coat 32a covering at least a portion not covered by a metal fitting on a surface of the cable body. The cable body 24a includes a swelling part 30a on an end at a side on which the metal fitting is fixed, and the swelling part 30a swells in a direction orthogonal to an axis of the cable. The metal fitting 22a surrounds a periphery of the swelling part of the cable body. A tip of the covering coat at the side on which the metal fitting is fixed is located in the metal fitting. The space “a” is formed between the swelling part of the cable body and the tip of the covering coat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: CHUO HATSUJO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masashi Taura, Kazuki Tsuchiya, Yoshikatsu Tsuge
  • Publication number: 20140157941
    Abstract: A terminal support device mounting structure has a terminal support device and a bracket. The bracket has an opening, a mounting hole, a thick portion, and an engagement portion. The thick portion is located around the opening and the mounting hole. The engagement portion is provided to extend from the thick portion in an axial line direction X. The terminal support device has a socket. The socket has a mounted portion having an introduction portion and a sliding contact portion, a pair of flanges, a flexible portion having a pawl and an arm, and a rotation restriction portion. The pawl is engaged with the engagement portion during rotation. The arm supports the pawl such that the pawl can be engaged with the engagement portion. The rotation restriction portion restricts rotation of the socket after rotation causes the pawl to pass over the engagement portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: HI-LEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akitomo Yamauchi, Hiroshi Sonobe
  • Patent number: 8746107
    Abstract: A bicycle cable structure is provided with an inner cable, a first outer case, a second outer case and an adjustment structure. The first and second outer cases are disposed over first and second sections of the inner cable and the adjustment structure is disposed between adjacent ends of the first and second outer cases. The adjustment structure includes a main body and an operating member. The operating member is movably connected to the main body by a non-slidable connection between a first position and a second position. The operating member maintains the adjacent ends of the first and second outer cases farther away from each other while the operating member is in the first position as compared to the second position of the operating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Osamu Kariyama, Masahiro Nakakura
  • Patent number: 8746108
    Abstract: A damping system for a shift cable is disclosed, in which vibrations and noises that are generated by a transmission and transmitted into the interior of a vehicle through a shift cable are considerably reduced across a damper, that is positioned in a bottleneck section of a socket housing and contacts with bottleneck section, such that it is possible to effectively exclude vibrations and noises transmitted into the interior of a vehicle. Further, the present invention is advantageous in terms of the cost and weight, because a rubber damper is used instead of a mass damper, and it is possible to reduce vibrations and noises without increasing force for operating a shift lever and maximally prevent the function of reducing vibrations and noises from being deteriorated by frictional wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignees: Kia Motors Corporation, Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Jeehyuck Choi, Yangrae Cho
  • Patent number: 8727287
    Abstract: A fitting assembly adapted for securing an elongate member to a bracket having an open-ended slot into which the fitting assembly is received. The fitting assembly includes a first fitting member adapted for attachment to the elongate member and having an axis and a second fitting member adapted for receipt into the open end of the slot and fixed engagement with the bracket through relative movement between the second fitting member and the bracket solely in a direction substantially lateral to the axis. The first and second fitting members are connected together and have first and second positions relative to each other in a direction substantially lateral to the axis and are constrained against relative movement substantially along the axis. The first and second fitting members are substantially immovable relative to each other in a direction substantially lateral to the axis in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Kongsberg Driveline Systems I, Inc
    Inventors: Damien Trouvé, Harry Edward Koontz, Joseph Matthew Laperriere, III
  • Publication number: 20140130632
    Abstract: A shift cable for transmitting of operation commands to a transmission comprises a cable conduit, an inner cable, a socket and a shift tuning structure. The socket is adapted to attach the shift cable to a housing. The shift tuning structure is provided between the cable conduit and the socket in order to provide a vibration dampening between the inner cable and the socket and to provide a desired shift feeling when the inner cable is transmitting an operation command. The shift tuning structure comprises a stiff, low-density material which is separated from the socket in axial and radial directions through a flexible material, which is thinner than the stiff, low-density material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: VOLVO CAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Linda KARLSSON, Thomas LUNDAHL
  • Patent number: 8720302
    Abstract: An anchoring device for anchoring an elongate member to a fixed member having a slot leading to an edge thereof, wherein the elongate member passes through the slot; the anchoring device comprising a sleeve which is fixable coaxially around said elongate member and which is provided with a peripheral groove that has an axial length sufficient to accommodate the thickness of the fixed member at said slot and has an outer dimension being less than the inner dimension of the slot; the anchoring device further comprising a collar member which is carried by, and axially moveable along, said sleeve, said collar member having a leading edge which extends into said groove and engages the edge of the slot when the anchoring device is located within said slot, the collar member being arranged such that the leading edge of the collar is withdrawn from the groove by moving the collar member along the sleeve in an axial direction away from the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Hi-Lex Cable System Company Limited
    Inventors: Graham Foster, Adam Richards
  • Publication number: 20140102242
    Abstract: A connecting and disconnecting structure for a brake cable contains a braking assembly, an adjustable positioning device, and a brake cable. The braking assembly includes a first orifice for receiving the adjustable positioning device, the brake cable has at least one segment inserted into and retained by the adjustable positioning device. The adjustable positioning device includes: an external sleeve having a first end, a second end, and an increased conical aperture extending from the first end to the second end; a sliding post inserted into the increased conical aperture and having a through bore, plural conical openings equidistantly arranged on the sliding post, and another end extending out of the external sleeve; plural balls fixed in the plural conical openings; a resilient element fitted in the increased conical aperture so that the sliding post is pushed by the resilient element to move toward the first end of the external sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Sung-Nan Chen
  • Publication number: 20140069225
    Abstract: In a cable connection structure in which a roughly spherical cable end disposed at the tip of an inner wire is connected to a movable member, the movable member is provided with a pair of wing pieces that hold the inner wire, a cable insertion opening that guides the cable end to a space between the wing pieces, and a roughly elliptical cable end passage part that displaceably supports the cable end. The long axis of the roughly elliptical shape of the cable end passage part roughly coincides with the direction of insertion of the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ALPHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Kudoh, Shinji Ichikawa, Ryuichi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8657077
    Abstract: A cantilever brake of bicycle is provided with a triangular cable stop including first, second and third corner attachments and a wheel between the first and second corner attachments; a first pivot member including a first trough; a first cable passing through the first corner attachment, the wheel, and the second corner attachment to be fastened at the first pivot; a second pivot member including a second trough; a second cable having one end fastened in the third corner attachment and the other end fastened in the second pivot member; a first brake arm releasably pivotably secured to the first trough and including two opposite first projections and a spring actuated first adjustment knob distal the first projections; and a second brake arm releasably pivotably secured to the second trough and including two opposite second projections and a spring actuated second adjustment knob distal the second projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Tektro Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Szu-Fang Tsai
  • Patent number: 8627916
    Abstract: A saddle riding vehicle having an accelerator operator includes an accelerator operation amount detecting unit connected to a second end portion of an accelerator cable having a first end portion connected to the accelerator operator, the accelerator operation amount detecting unit is disposed at a location less susceptible to the effect from an external force and steering of the steering handlebar with a space to permit removal of screws and other parts that may be dropped during the assembly process. An accelerator operation amount detecting unit includes a rotatable member connected to an accelerator cable so as to be rotated according to displacement of the accelerator cable and a cover plate extending in a longitudinal direction to cover the rotatable member from an upward direction. The accelerator operation amount detecting unit is disposed near a head pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Shinde, Keiichiro Niizuma, Masato Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8621956
    Abstract: An actuator (1) for a vehicle includes a base (4), a covering element (5), a handle piece (6) arranged rotatably in the covering element (5), and a cable (25) with a terminal fitting (26). The actuator (1) is insertable into a metal structure of a vehicle seat backrest. The base (4) has a guiding element (32) that moves the terminal fitting (26) into an initial position for assembling the handling piece (6) to the terminal fitting (26). The guiding element (32) is between a core (24) of the cable (25) and prevents the terminal fitting (26) from rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson Controls GmbH
    Inventors: Antonios Simeonidis, Karsten Wehling, Leonid Fissler, Jorg Mantke
  • Patent number: 8607661
    Abstract: A mounting aid and a mounting method is provided for a cable pull adjustor (1) which includes a pull element (S) which can be connected to at least one cable pull (5, and a driver which can be connected to the actuating member (4) of the braking device (3) and which is intended for releasably driving along the pull element (8, and also a clamping element (9) which acts between the driver (7) and the pull element (S). The mounting aid comprises a securing element (10) which locks the clamping element (9) in a partially clamped position and automatically releases it through a movement of the actuating number (4) and/or the pull element (S).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Al-Ko Kober SE
    Inventor: Hansjörg Geisler
  • Publication number: 20130269470
    Abstract: A control cable attachment structure for attaching a control cable to an anchoring member. A plate-part-side attachment groove, includes an anchoring groove in which an attachment part is positioned and anchored, and a constricted part that is connected to the anchoring groove and is narrower than the anchoring groove. The attachment part of the control cable has an engaging part that is engaged by the anchoring groove and is wider than the constricted part, an approximately parallel pair of opposing surfaces respectively opposing the front and rear of a plate surface of the anchor plate part, and an anchoring groove, the surface of which is formed by the pair of opposing surfaces, and in which the peripheral parts of the plate-part-side attachment groove of the anchor plate part engage. The one opposing surface is provided with a protruding part that protrudes toward the other opposing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiya Ohba, Nozomi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20130247709
    Abstract: A connection structure of a control cable includes one control cable, the other control cable, a joint case separable into pieces on respective sides of one and the other control cables, a joint member, and an attachment member. The other control cable includes first and second control cables. The attachment member has a fitting portion allowing fitting of an inner cable of each of the first and second control cables into an outer circumferential surface of the attachment member. The fitting portion can be exposed from an internal space when the joint case is separated. Thus, a connection structure of a control cable with which an inner cable can readily be removed can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: HI-LEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ritsu SANO, Takahiro HORINAKA
  • Patent number: 8528445
    Abstract: A remote control for a shock absorber has a gripping body with a first positioning element, a pivoting handle and a positioning assembly. The pivoting handle pivotally connects with the gripping body and has a proximal part and a distal part. The proximal part has an abutting surface facing and selectively abutting the gripping body and a core-fastening hole corresponding to the passing hole of the gripping body. The distal part has a communicating recess formed longitudinally through the distal part and also formed in a bottom of the distal part. The positioning assembly is movably mounted in the communicating recess and has a second positioning element exposed from the bottom of the distal part and corresponding to and detachably engaged with the positioning assembly. A rider is able to conveniently control a shock absorber during riding by using the remote control so that facilitates riding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Jung-Yu Hsu
  • Publication number: 20130228036
    Abstract: A cable end fitting for use in a latch is provided including a sheath for surrounding a portion of a first cable and a second cable. A portion of the sheath, including a first end is positioned within a housing. A base plate is coupled to the second end of the sheath. A first bore and a second bore extend through the base plate and the sheath. The base plate retains the cable end fitting in a position in the latch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Tametani, Vinayak Giriyalkar, Arun Manjunath, Randhir Pillai
  • Patent number: 8516921
    Abstract: A shift cable assembly in one implementation may include a conduit, a core received within the conduit, a rod coupled to an end of the core, a slide tube in which the rod is received, and a multi-directional connector. The connector may have a housing coupled to the rod, a first surface with a first opening, a second surface with a second opening, and a cavity communicated between the first and second openings. The cavity is adapted to receive a component through either one of the first and second openings, and a fastener extends into the cavity between the first and second openings to engage a component received in the cavity and retain the component relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Dura Operating, LLC
    Inventor: Donald G. Gordy