Particular Shift Pattern Patents (Class 74/900)
  • Patent number: 7900532
    Abstract: An electric shifting device for a vehicle includes a shift lever, a gate channel, and a detent device. The detent device has a spring-loaded pin and a detent contour cooperating therewith. The detent contour includes first and second paths and a connection path therebetween. The detent contour is movable relative to the channel between a first position in which the first path is aligned with the channel and a second position in which the second path is aligned with the channel. The lever is connected to the pin such that the lever is movable within the channel along the first path when the detent contour is in the first position and within the channel along the second path when the detent contour is in the second position and such that the lever is movable along the connection path between the paths when the detent contour moves between the positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Abel, Ralf Boebel, Martin Deitmerg, Thomas Luksch, Knut Moldenhauer, Frank Blaesing, Dirk Bunselmeier, Klaus Hirschfeld, Bjorn Mans, Ralf Winkelmann, Michael Bleckmann, Rainer Buehlmann, Martin Kunze, Peter Molkow
  • Patent number: 7628089
    Abstract: A transmission, includes: a shift member, adapted to be moved in a shifting direction and a selecting direction; a plurality of shift lugs, each of which has a pair of first claw portions spaced apart from each other in the shifting direction, and which are arranged in the selecting direction; and a plurality of shift forks, connected to the shift lugs via shift rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masanori Shintani
  • Patent number: 6386061
    Abstract: A shifting device of a motor vehicle transmission with a selector lever (3) and a kinematic elements (4-9) for transmitting the selection movements to the automatic transmission, wherein the selector lever can be moved in an automatic shift gate for selecting automatic gears and in a sequence shift gate for manually upshifting and downshifting gears. The shifting device (1) has three movement spaces (I, II, III), which are located next to one another and are preferably directed essentially in parallel to one another, and two adjacent movement spaces (I, II and/or II, III) each are provided for different functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: ZF Lemförder Metallwaren AG
    Inventor: Andreas Giefer
  • Patent number: 6327931
    Abstract: Apparatus is disclosed for controlling the operational states of a motor vehicle comprising a maneuvering console including a maneuvering lever, a pivot hinge for the maneuvering lever so that the maneuvering lever can be actuated into a number of positions corresponding to the operational states of the motor vehicle, the pivot hinge being mounted to permit pivoting of the maneuvering lever with respect to the maneuvering console about an unlimited number of spatial pivot axes, a plurality of hydraulic pistons and cylinders mechanically coupled to the maneuvering lever for selectively limiting the pivoting movement of the maneuvering lever, a plurality of sensors for detecting a maneuvering force applied to the maneuvering lever and the position of the maneuvering lever so that the pivoting movement of the maneuvering lever can be selectively limited by the plurality of hydraulic pistons and cylinders based upon those detections, and a controller for controlling the plurality of hydraulic pistons and cylinder
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Kongsberg Automotive AB
    Inventor: Kenneth Skogward