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20080277948Vehicle door handle apparatus - To provide a supporting structure of a rotating section which offers not only facilitated mounting but also resistance to dropout. There are provided a handle base 11-13-2008
20080277947Rod Set Clip for Vehicle Door - A latch set clip for use with a vehicle door and method of assembly are disclosed. The latch set clip may include a clip main body that mounts to a latch lever of a door latch assembly and a clip pivoting body that, with the main body, secures a lever rod to the latch set clip. The latch set clip may allow for components of a latch/window regulator module to be assembled before assembly into the vehicle door.11-13-2008
20100019516Door Furniture Mounting Assembly - A door furniture mounting assembly (01-28-2010
20090256366STRUCTURE FOR OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLE OF VEHICLES - An outside handle assembly of a vehicle door includes an escutcheon disposed in the outer panel of the vehicle door, a handle body disposed at a vehicular outer side of the escutcheon, a first protection bracket disposed at the vehicular inner side of the escutcheon, the first protection bracket comprising an engaging hole configured to receive a key cylinder, and a second protection bracket disposed at the vehicular inner side of the escutcheon to cover a periphery of the key cylinder, wherein the second protection bracket is coupled to the inner panel of the vehicle door and comprises at least one support contacting the first protection bracket, and wherein the second protection bracket is arranged to receive an impact load exerted upon the first protection bracket toward the vehicular inner side.10-15-2009
20110285150VEHICLE DOOR SAFETY LOCK HANDLE ASSEMBLY - A handle assembly including a support fixable to the door of a vehicle, a grip carried by the support tilting between a rest position and a working position, in which it is at least partially turned transversally with respect to the support, and mechanical motion transmission means connecting in use the grip to door locking means for releasing the latter when the grip is in the working position; further including a counter-weight carried by the support transversally movable to the same between a first position, in which it is arranged facing, but away from the mechanical motion transmission means, and a second position, in which it intercepts the motion transmission means for stopping the same along at least part of their movement path thus preventing the release of the door locking means; the counter-weight taking the second position under the bias of an acceleration transversal to the support and such to stress the grip to move towards the working position due to inertial effect.11-24-2011
20100072762Lockset - A lockset for a door has knobs which are generally conical in shape and tapered inwardly with distance from the door surface to prevent attachment of a noose. Finger receiving concavities are provided circumferentially about the inward tapering surface of the knob to facilitate grasping without providing any projection about which a noose can be secured. One or both knobs of the lockset can optionally be provided with a handle at its pistol end from the door which can be grasped between fingers to further enhance gripping ability while avoiding the provision of a projection to which a noose can be attached.03-25-2010
20130076046UNIVERSAL LATCH HANDLE - A door handle assembly for use with a door is provided with a base plate, a door handle having a working end pivotally connected to the base plate and a free end opposite of the working end configured for manipulation by an operator. An adapter plate mounted on the working end of the door handle and a cam lever are also included in the present door handle assembly. A securable end of the cam lever is affixable to the adapter plate, and a free end of the cam lever is configured for engagement with a cam, for activating a door latch assembly.03-28-2013
20130076048CONTROLLER APPARATUS AND SENSORS FOR A VEHICLE DOOR HANDLE - A door handle assembly for a vehicle door includes a door handle operated using a controller and sensors. In the door interior, an upper portion of a swing arm connects to a first post and a second post portion of the door handle. The lower portion of the swing arm, rotably attached to a shaft on the inner door, pivots between an extended and retracted position. When an extension force sensor contacts the upper portion of the arm, the extension force sensor on the inner door surface generates an extension force response signal. A retraction force sensor on the lower portion of the arm generates a retraction force response signal when the retraction force sensor on the lower portion of the arm contacts a flush adjuster rod. Both extension and retraction force response signals are used by the controller to operate the door handle.03-28-2013
20130076047DOOR HANDLE APPARATUS FOR VEHICLES - A door handle assembly extends a door handle in parallel from an outer surface of a vehicle door and retracts the door handle until it is flush with the outer surface. The door handle assembly includes a door handle formed from a planar handle member and a handle base member. The planar handle member is coupled to the handle base member and a swing arm coupled to the backside of the handle base member extends and retracts the door handle. A first upper fork is ratably coupled to a backside of the handle base member near the distal portion of a first post portion and a second upper fork is ratably coupled to the backside of the handle base member near the distal portion of a second post portion. The lower dual fork portion of the swing arm pivots about a shaft mounted to an inner door surface.03-28-2013
20100078947DOOR HANDLE FOR VEHICLE - A door handle for a vehicle includes a base portion adapted to be mounted on the vehicle door, a handle rotation shaft supported by the base portion, an operating handle rotatably held around the handle rotation shaft and having a first engagement portion, and a counter weight having a second engagement portion engaging with the first engagement portion provided at the operating handle and a stopper portion preventing a disengagement between the first engagement portion of the operating handle and the second engagement portion by connecting with the handle rotation shaft.04-01-2010
20120205925HANDLE DEVICE - The invention relates to a handle device for a lock unit (08-16-2012
20130038074VEHICLE DOOR INNER HANDLE CABLE CONNECTION - A vehicle door handle device for attaching to a door panel for operating a door latching device and a door locking device comprises an operation handle and a lock knob. The operation handle operates the latching device to unlatch and open the door. The lock knob operates the locking device to lock and unlock the door. An open cable links the operation handle to the latching device. A lock cable links the lock knob to the locking device. An inner handle housing houses the operation handle and the lock knob. The handle housing includes a cable support part defining a first space for receiving an end portion of the open cable, and a second space for receiving an end portion of the lock cable. The cable support part is configured to prevent one of the end portion of the open cable and the end portion of the lock cable from being received in one of the first space and the second space.02-14-2013
20100109352Outer Operational Device for Panic Exit Door Lock - An outer operational device includes a cover mounted to a side of a door. An actuating member is mounted in the cover and includes an end engaged with a handle to rotate therewith. A sliding member is slideably received in the cover and operably connected to the actuating member, so that the sliding member slides when the actuating member rotates. A limiting member is pivotably received in the cover between a blocking position not allowing movement of the sliding member and a release position allowing movement of the sliding member. The handle is rotatable when the limiting member is in the release position. The handle is not rotatable when the limiting member is in the blocking position. A key-operable lock core is operably connected to the actuating member, so that the limiting member can be moved to the blocking position to provide a burglarproof function.05-06-2010
20100133858CARGO FLOOR HANDLE - A cargo floor handle has a handle shell enclosing a grasping opening and a handling surface. The grasping opening is closed using a handle opening flap that is mounted so it is pivotable on the handle shell on a rotational axis.06-03-2010
20130088022SNAP SET DOOR HANDLE AND LOCK KNOB ASSEMBLY - A door handle assembly. The assembly includes a bezel including a depressed base and an integral support bracket. A latch handle is operatively disposed within a first chamber at the bezel interior and a lock knob including a resiliently compressible body is disposed within a second chamber. The lock knob is supported between a pair of opposing bosses. The latch handle is supported between a boss and an opposing wall aperture. The supporting bosses and wall aperture are concentrically oriented with the latch handle and lock knob being supported in rotatable relation about a common axis.04-11-2013
20120181800SAFETY DEVICE FOR VEHICLE DOOR LATCH SYSTEMS - A motion restriction device is provided for selectively preventing movement of a structural member. The motion restriction device includes a container abutting against the structural member. The container is at least partially filled with a velocity-dependent material that transitions between a fluid-like state when the structural member moves at a velocity below a predetermined threshold to permit movement thereof and a solid-like state when the structural member moves at a velocity above a predetermined threshold to block movement thereof.07-19-2012
20090302621Storage Bin Latch Assembly - A latch handle assembly includes a bezel disposed within a panel and a handle having a center portion, a first grip portion, and a second grip portion. The center portion is disposed between the first grip portion and the second grip portion. The center portion pivotally mounts the handle within the bezel.12-10-2009
20090302620HANDLE CONFIGURATION - The invention relates to a handle configuration for a door, in particular for a motorized vehicle door, with an outside handle (12-10-2009
20090284028Manipulation Lever Assembly for Trunk Lids - A manipulation lever assembly for a trunk lid may include a manipulation lever including a connection portion wherein the connection portion is pivotally coupled to the trunk lid; and an actuation member, one end portion of which is coupled to a first end portion of the manipulation lever and the other end portion of which is coupled to a locking assembly of the trunk lid, wherein when the locking assembly is unlocked, the actuation member activates the manipulation lever, so that a second end of the manipulation lever is extracted outwards from the trunk lid.11-19-2009
20130056999Secure door handle unit - The invention relates to a door handle unit for a lock in a vehicle with a door handle to open a door by a user, an operating unit showing at least the door handle, a coupling unit, or a combination of the door handle and the coupling unit, where by the mechanical coupling unit a motion of the door handle from a resting position into a operating position can be transferred to the lock, a crash block with a normal position, allowing a motion of the operating unit to operate the lock, and with a blocking position, which results during or after the impact of a force of acceleration, blocking any motion of the operating unit such that any operation of the lock is prevented, characterized in that the crash block in its blocking position can be transferred by a motion of the operating unit into the normal position.03-07-2013
20090079207Attachable floating car trunk handle - An attachable floating handle apparatus that can be attached to a lifting vehicle door such as a car trunk boot lid, hatchback, or wing door, includes a handle pocket attachable to a car trunk or car hatchback door, a floating handle pivotally connected to said handle pocket, said floating handle including a gripping portion and a closed portion. The floating handle pivots in conjunction with the closing and opening of a car trunk or car hatchback door such that the floating handle gripping portion is not accessible when the trunk or hatchback door is closed, but is accessible when the trunk or hatchback door is open. The handle can attach to a car trunk, hatchback door, or wing door using contact adhesive. The floating handle can be provided with a protrusion opposite the gripping portion. The floating handle can be provided with a counterweight opposite the gripping portion. The handle pocket can be provided with a stop to act in conjunction with and opposite to a protrusion provided on the floating handle. The floating handle can be rotationally attached in and to said pocket whereby the floating handle is gravity actuated to rotate in said pocket.03-26-2009
20110012379DEVICE FOR OPERATING A DOOR LATCH IN A VEHICLE - An action with a handle on a vehicle is transmitted to an operational unit in a door, and then to a locking-unlocking unit via a first action-transmitting member. The locking-unlocking unit allows the door latch to disengage from a striker of the vehicle via a second action-transmitting member. The door of the vehicle opens.01-20-2011
20110012378METALLIC RESIN COVER AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME, AND DOOR HANDLE FOR VEHICLE - A metallic resin cover constitutes a portion of an outer wall of a human detection device in which a detection electrode of a capacitance sensor is provided, and which detects whether a human touches or approaches the human detection device. The metallic resin cover includes a covered body; and a metal layer that has a metal-object discretely arranged structure in which a plurality of metal objects are discretely arranged. The metal layer covers an outer surface of the covered body.01-20-2011
20130161963MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR GRIP WITH CAST ELECTRONIC COMPONENT - A door grip arrangement for motor vehicles with an elongated handle, includes a handle body and a handle cover. A cavity is formed in the handle body. Electronic components are received in the cavity, wherein the electronic components are at least partially cast around with casting compound. Transversely to the longitudinal extent of the handle, at least one dividing wall is arranged in the handle body, so that the dividing wall divides the handle body into several chambers, with at least one cavity being located in each chamber. The cavities are open to a side of the handle which is oriented towards the handle cover. At least one of the chambers receives electronic components which are cast around with casting compound such that the dividing wall forms a boundary for the casting compound.06-27-2013
20130134722DOOR LOCK SYSTEM - Provided is a door lock system for locking a rear door to a vehicle body of a vehicle in which an ingress/egress opening is opened and closed by a front door and the rear door being double opening doors, comprising: a disablement mechanism for switching an inner handle and latch units between connected/unconnected states, the inner handle provided in the rear door, the latch units being capable of keeping the rear door closed to the vehicle body; a base member provided with the disablement mechanism; and an operation member coming into contact with the front door, working in response to the opening-and-closing of the front door, and switching the disablement mechanism between connected/unconnected states, wherein the door lock system is provided in a front end portion of the rear door, and the operation member to come into direct contact with the front door is movably provided in the base member.05-30-2013
20100327611ANTI-BARRICADE THUMB-TURN - An anti-barricade thumb-turn enables operation of the door lock device it is fitted to, even if force is applied to the thumb-turn, and comprises a circular spring component, circular thumb-turn drive plate and circular spindle-drive plate inserted into the circular inner bore of the thumb-turn and secured in position by means of a retaining ring.12-30-2010
20100171329Lever and Pull Handle Arrangement for a Door - A lever and pull handle arrangement (07-08-2010
20100171328DEVICE FOR ACTUATING THE CLOSURE OF A MOVABLE PART - The invention relates to a device (07-08-2010
20100171327DEVICE FOR ACTUATING THE CLOSURE OF A MOVABLE PART - The invention relates to a device (07-08-2010
20100171326LOCKABLE HANDLE ASSEMBLY - A lockable handle assembly has a base mounted stationary in an associated closure with a laterally extending lock bolt slot. A handle is rotatably mounted in the base, and is operably connected with an associated door latch. A lock cylinder is rotatably mounted in the handle for selective rotation between locked and unlocked positions. A lock cam is rotatably mounted in the handle, is operably connected with the lock cylinder, and has an arcuate cam surface. A rigid lock bolt is slidably mounted in the handle and is configured such that rotation of the lock cylinder between the locked and unlocked positions laterally shifts the lock bolt into and out of the lock bolt slot in the base to selectively prevent and permit rotation of the handle and unlatching of the closure.07-08-2010
20100171325VEHICLE DOOR HANDLE DEVICE - A vehicle door handle device whereby a door is kept in a locked state by a locking device even if excessive external force is applied to an operation handle. A vehicle door handle device includes a handle base with which an operation handle and a cable are integrated. The handle base has a first portion including a securing part fixed to a door panel, and a second portion including a handle attachment part and a cable fixing part. The handle base further has a weak part between the first portion and the second portion, the weak part being designed to have lower rupture strength than these portions.07-08-2010
20100171324DOOR HANDLE FOR THE ACTUATION OF A DOOR OF AN AUTOMOBILE FROM THE INSIDE - An automobile inside door-actuation device comprising a housing which can be assembled to the door's frame and a drive lever pivotably supported inside the housing on pivot pins, characterized in that the drive lever, the pivot pins and the housing are molded from plastic(s) by two-component injection molding into one unit, the properties of the selected plastics being such that the mutually displaceable parts do not bond to each other during injection molding.07-08-2010
20090179438Rotary Pawl Latch - A latch assembly for releasably securing a first member in a closed position relative to a second member is disclosed. The latch assembly includes a frames a rotary pawl, a locking member, a handle, and a lock plug. The frame is adapted for attachment to the first member. The handle is pivotally attached to the frame and is movable between a closed position and an open position. The locking member retains the pawl in the latched position when the locking member is in an undeflected configuration. The handle causes the locking member to deflect and release the pawl from a latched position when the lacking member is in an unlocked position and the handle is moved to the open position. The lock barrel is supported by the frame and can selectively move the locking member to a locked position where the locking member cannot be actuated by the handle.07-16-2009
20130161964VEHICLE DOOR HANDLE DEVICE - A hand grip has an arm and a leg. The arm and the leg extend through a door outer panel and are supported by a holder member and a frame member in a freely pivotable manner, respectively. By operating the hand grip in the same direction as when a sliding door is opened, the arm is pivoted relative to the holder member retained at an initial position, so that a full close latch mechanism is unlocked. By operating the hand grip in the same direction as when the sliding door is closed, the leg is pivoted relative to the frame member, while the holder member is pivoted relative to the frame member against urging force of a coil spring, so that a full open latch mechanism is unlocked.06-27-2013
20110285149Multiple access door lock mechanism with reversible cam actuation - In combination a door, latch structure at an edge of the door, and independently opens the door latch operating components at opposite sides of the door, displaceable structure in the door having a position blocking movement of the latch structure, first means responsive to displacement of a selected one of the components for displacing the structure from the blocking position to allow movement of the latch structure, for door opening, and the first means including a rotatable cam having reversible positions in each of which motion is transmitted to the displacement structure in response to displacement of the respective components.11-24-2011
20110298228SAFETY DEVICE FOR VEHICLES HANDLES AND VEHICLE HANDLE COMPRISING THIS SAFETY DEVICE - Safety device comprising an inertial mass (12-08-2011
20120032457TRUNK LOCKING SYSTEM - A trunk locking system provided with an emergency trunk release handle inside a trunk, a locking mechanism of the trunk locking system being unlocked by operating the emergency trunk release handle, wherein the emergency trunk release handle includes a handle body made of a luminous resin material containing a luminous material, and a locking-mechanism interconnecting member made of a non-luminous resin material. One of the handle body and the locking-mechanism interconnecting member is molded with the other of the handle body and the locking-mechanism interconnecting member to be joined thereto with at least a part of the other of the handle body and the locking-mechanism interconnecting member embedded in the one of the handle body and the locking-mechanism interconnecting member.02-09-2012
20120032456TRUNK LOCKING SYSTEM - A trunk locking system provided with an emergency trunk release handle inside a trunk, a locking mechanism of the trunk locking system being unlocked by operating the emergency trunk release handle, wherein the emergency trunk release handle includes a handle body, which is made of a luminous resin material containing a luminous material, including at least one icon-shaped through-hole that is shaped into an icon in cross section; and a non-luminous resin material which is embedded in the icon-shaped through-hole.02-09-2012
20110133495Safety Locking Device for Vehicle Door - In a first aspect, the invention is directed to a closure latch for a vehicle closure panel, having at least three lock states all of which are achieved using a single control member. The control member may be movable to at least three positions to achieve the lock states. A single motor may be used to move the control member between the positions. In a second aspect, the invention is directed to a closure latch that is movable to a safety locking position, wherein the inside and outside door levers are disabled and wherein the pawl is prevented from releasing the ratchet. The safety locking position may be used when the vehicle controller senses an impending crash or that a crash is occurring as a way of inhibiting inadvertent opening of the vehicle closure panel (e.g. a vehicle door). After the crash, if it is desired to exit the vehicle, structure may be provided that permits an occupant to move the inside door lever once to move the pawl blocking member to the pawl unblocking position and a second time to open the vehicle closure panel.06-09-2011
20120228886HANDLE DEVICE HAVING A MECHANICAL RETURN MECHANISM - The invention relates to a handle device (09-13-2012
20090115203DOOR WITH RETRACTABLE SCREEN - A door incorporating at least one movable glass insert or window sash slidably disposed in at least one track thereof. An end of the insert is coupled to an end of a spring biased roll of screen. As the insert moves from the spring biased roll, the screen is extracted therefrom providing a continuously variable screened region in the door. The insert can be positioned using a counterbalance, spaced apart latchable locations in the door, frictional engagement, or through the tension force of the biased roll of screen. A catch mechanism is disposed on the movable glass insert to detachably couple the glass insert to a portion of the door.05-07-2009
20110062728DOOR LOCK TRANSMISSION STRUCTURE - A door lock transmission structure includes two inserts and a link component installed in a case, and the two inserts are driven by a key and a door handle respectively. The insert driven by the door handle includes two driving elements for driving one of the inserts to operate, such that the two inserts are driven for a synchronous operation when one of the driving elements is operated, so as to constitute the door lock transmission structure.03-17-2011
20100201137ADVANCED HANDLE SQUARE FOR ANY OPENING MEMBER - The lack of adaptation of various models developed for satisfying a need for an efficient door handle safety system, especially for children, has been clearly assessed. In order to solve this problem, according to the invention and instead of using a low-safety and inconvenient lock, the handle is simply disassembled in order to replace the existing square with the advanced square of the present invention. The square includes a threaded portion and a tapped portion. One side of the door is secured, which is useful for basement rooms, while the other side operates in a traditional manner. In order to actuate the bolt the lever handle must first be raised in order to momentarily block the two portions of the square relative to each other. It is then possible to actuate the bolt by lowering the lever handle and unlocking the latter by applying, in a second time, a force having an amplitude higher than that required for the opening.08-12-2010
20100078946REAR GATE HANDLE FOR VEHICLES - A rear gate handle is pivotally mounted on a back of a vehicle having an in-house line and has a middle, a handle panel and a multifunctional luminescent device. The handle panel is mounted on the back door near the middle and has a mounting recess. The multifunctional luminescent device is attached to the handle panel and has a base, a light bar and a cover. The base is mounted in the mounting recess and has a chamber and an opening. The light bar is mounted in the chamber of base and is electrically connected to the in-house line of the vehicle. The cover is detachably mounted on the base.04-01-2010
20090273195Free turn - A door opening apparatus inside of a door knob or handle, includes cooperating gears transferring slidable movements from an outer member attached to the door knob, into rotational movements of an inner rotary member attached to the lock-set spindle, that cause the spindle to rotate whereby the door can be opened.11-05-2009
20110204662VEHICLE HANDLE WITH IMPROVED UNLOCKING MECHANISM - Vehicle handle, which comprises a lever (08-25-2011
20090008950Handle unit - According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a handle unit including: a main body including: a pair of bearings; and a pair of holding walls separated from the pair of the bearings; a handle including: a pair of support walls; and a pair of rotational shafts projecting outward from the pair of support walls to be engaged with the pair of the bearings, wherein the handle is rotatable between a stored position and a operating position, wherein the support walls are formed to not face the holding walls when the handle is in the stored position, and formed to face the holding walls and contact the holding walls by being deflected when the handle is in the operating position.01-08-2009
20100127516Latch release system for a door assembly of a vehicle - A latching system includes a handle, a latch, a release rod, an arm portion, and a finger portion. The handle is attached to the door assembly and includes an escutcheon and a grip portion movable relative to the escutcheon between a first position, a second position, and a third position. The latch is attached to the door assembly and the release rod extends from the latch. The arm portion rotates relative to the escutcheon in response to moving the grip portion. The finger portion pivotally extends from the arm portion to an engagement member that is disengaged from the release rod when the pull grip is in the first position, engages the release rod when the pull grip is in the second position, and moves the release rod away from the handle and toward the latch to operate the latch when the pull grip is in the third position.05-27-2010
20090033108ROTATING DISK SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY - A vehicle door latching assembly has a rotating disk assembly to open and latch a door with handles located remote to the latches. The door latching assembly has at least one handle assembly and a hub assembly. The hub assembly includes a rotatable disk mounted to a disk bracket assembly. At least one handle connector connects the hub disk assembly to the handle assembly. A latch connector connects to the hub disk assembly to upper and lower latch assemblies.02-05-2009
20080290671HANDLE APPARATUS - A handle apparatus is provided with: a handle base fixed to a door of a vehicle; a swing lever held inside the door and connected to the handle base to be vertically rotatable; a handle main body including an operation arm inserted inside the door through an arm insertion hole to drive the swing lever; a blocking piece on the swing lever for blocking the arm insertion hole from an inside of the door; and a rising piece protruding from a side edge of the blocking piece toward an outside of the door.11-27-2008
20110266816REPLACEMENT DOOR HANDLE FOR VEHICLE - A flush mounted, vehicle door handle includes a housing having an outer wall defining an interior recess and a handle pivotally coupled to the housing. A first portion of the handle is configured for pressing on a first side of a fulcrum and a second portion of the handle is configured for pulling on a second side of the fulcrum. The handle is disposed within the interior recess of the housing when positioned in a first, resting position. The first portion of the door handle has a back surface provided for actuating a door latch mechanism of an existing vehicle door when the housing is mounted to a door panel of a vehicle. Thus, when the handle is pivoted about the fulcrum to a second position, the door latch mechanism is actuated causing the door latch mechanism to release the automobile door allowing the door to open.11-03-2011
20090179439HANDLE WITH A CLOSURE INSERT - The invention relates to a handle (e.g., a fixed handle, rotary handle, or swivel lever handle) particularly with a lock insert or the like or escutcheon for mounting in a preferably thin wall (e.g., a sheet metal cabinet door leaf, sheet metal drawer front, or sheet metal box lid). Wherein the handle has a longitudinal extension at whose ends is arranged at least one fastening means (e.g., a screw, nut, hook fastening or clip-in fastening). The lock insert includes a housing with a collar in the vicinity of its front end, and a receiving space for the front end of the housing with the collar is provided at this end of the handle in the vicinity of the fastening means proceeding from the contact surface contacting the thin wall, this receiving space passing through the handle to the front side of the handle while changing in cross section.07-16-2009
20090127874DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY - A door latch assembly for use with a door. The door latch assembly includes first and second handles that are coupled to a pair of housings. The door latch assembly including an adjustable latch member that can be selectively coupled to either the first or second handle and can be incrementally repositioned with respect to the handle to which it is coupled to allow for adjustment of the adjustable latch member to the door.05-21-2009
20120068482Handle system - According to one embodiment, there is provided a handle system including; a main body mounted to a mounting hole in a board; an operating member supported rotatably on the main body; a lock member locks/unlocks the board with a lock receiver in a vehicle's luggage compartment; and a cover adapted to a back surface of the main body, wherein the main body has a pair of side walls in which a pair of shaft holes are formed, a base portion positioned between the side walls, and a pair of elastic claws provided on the base portion to movably hold the lock member therebetween, wherein the operating member has a pair of projecting shafts which are inserted into the pair of shaft holes, and wherein the cover has opening suppressing portions which suppress an opening movement of the elastic claws.03-22-2012
20120104774OUTSIDE HANDLE ASSEMBLY OF VEHICLE - An outside handle assembly of a vehicle includes a handle grip having a pivot end at one end thereof and an operating lever at the other end thereof, and a handle base located in a door panel and coupled to the handle grip that can be pulled by a user. Here, an initial setting lever is mounted at a rear side of the handle base. A balance weight mounted at the rear side of the handle base by the medium of a return spring is moved in an open direction to be hooked and locked by the initial setting lever. Also, the operating lever of the handle grip has a perpendicularly-bent end at the end thereof such that the operating lever is inserted into the handle base without an interference with the balance weight.05-03-2012
20090085360OUTER DOOR HANDLE FOR AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLES - An automobile outer door handle, comprising a lever-shaped handle portion which is manually gripped from the door's outer side and which is fitted with at least one bearing element resting in pivotably manner on a mating bearing element of the door and is coupled by a linkage to a door lock in a manner that, when this lock shall open when the handle portion is pivoted out of a rest position into an open position, an inertial mass being supported in excursion-limited manner in the region of the swivel bearing of the handle portion in a similar direction as the handle portion, said inertial mass locking in one limit position (blocked position) the handle portion into the rest position whereas releasing it in the other limit position (release position) and being moved into the blocked position when a predetermined transverse acceleration acts on the automobile to exert an opening force on the handle portion.04-02-2009
20090102206DEVICE FOR PREVENTING UNLOCKING OF DOOR HANDLE - An exemplary embodiment of the present invention, includes: a base body that is disposed onto the outside of a door; a handle that is movable in a pulling direction from base body; a pivot arm that is hinged to base body and unlocks a door ratchet when handle is actuated to open the door; a balance weight that is provided to pivot arm and prevents unlocking of the door ratchet when an inertia force is applied toward the inside of a vehicle; and a locking member that is hinged to connecting arm and prevents unlocking of the door ratchet by restricting movement of handle with respect to base body when an inertia force is applied toward the outside of a vehicle.04-23-2009
20090256367FOLD DOWN WINDOW OPERATOR - A fold down operator is suitable for use with a window assembly having a rotatable spindle, a hub having a receiver connected to the spindle, and an arm extending from the receiver. The operator includes a handle and a spring. The handle is configured for pivotal connection to the arm and has a housing defining a cavity. The housing has a first protrusion extending into the cavity and a second protrusion extending into the cavity, the second protrusion being spaced from the first protrusion. The spring is positioned within the cavity and between the first protrusion and the second protrusion. The handle is movable between a closed position, an open position, and an intermediate position defined between the closed position and the open position. The spring is adapted to be engaged and flexed by the arm when the handle is in the intermediate position.10-15-2009
20100187838DOOR HANDLE DEVICE - A door handle device capable of operating a door opening/closing mechanism of a vehicle is disclosed. The door handle device includes a support member, door handle, lock detection electrode, and capacitance sensor. The door handle includes a first end, second end, pivot portion, and operation portion. The capacitance sensor detects issuance of a door lock command from a change in capacitance between an outer panel and the lock detection electrode. The door handle includes a first handle case and second handle case, which covers the first handle case. The lock detection electrode is arranged proximal to and facing toward an inner surface of an upper wall or lower wall of the second handle case. The lock detection electrode is encompassed by a waterproof elastic body.07-29-2010
20100207404Release Handle Assembly Having Inertial Blocking Member with Blocking Member Retainer - An inertial blocking member subassembly is activated by an inertial force vector. A release handle assembly has a framework, a door handle grip, and a bell crank actuator. The subassembly has a blocking member and a biasing element. The blocking member is associated with the framework, and movable in at least one of rotation about an axis of rotation and translation. The biasing element is associated with the blocking member for biasing the blocking member to a first position. The blocking member center of gravity is offset from the axis of rotation. When the force vector acts on the center of gravity, the blocking member can rotate into a second position. When the center of gravity, axis of rotation, and force vector are aligned, the blocking member remains in the second position until the force vector has attenuated. The biasing element can rotate the blocking member to the first position.08-19-2010
20100276949Inertia Balanced Vehicle Outside Door Handle - A door handle assembly for use with a vehicle door comprising a door paddle including an actuation arm, supported to pivot about a first axis such that lateral acceleration of the paddle and actuation arm relative to the door produces a first moment about the first axis, and masses engaged with the actuation arm and supported to pivot about a second axis, the masses being arranged such that lateral acceleration of the masses relative to the door produces a second moment about the first axis that is substantially equal in magnitude and opposite in direction to the first moment.11-04-2010
20100225128Actuating Handle for a Door - The invention relates to an actuating handle with a stop element for a door. The stop element comprises at least one attachment element that can be fixed to the door, a handle for actuating the door and/or a closure device arranged in the door. The attachment element, which is arranged and/or designed in such a way that it can be fixed at and/or in the closure device perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis of the stop element is connected with the stop element and can be introduced into the closure device by passing through a lateral surface of the door. In this way, the mounting of the actuating handle is made easier and can be carried out independently of the respective installation situation, if possible without tools.09-09-2010
20100253100DOOR HANDLE - The door handle contains a positioning element, an engaging ring, and a handle member. The positioning element is flat and substantially rectangular with four rounded corners. Four notches are formed besides the four corners, respectively. The inner circumference of the engaging ring is divided equally into four arc sections, each having a J-shaped track. Along the outer circumference of the engaging ring, a curved slot where an elastic plate is embedded and a neighboring axial groove are provided. After the positioning element is fixed to a lock on a door, the engaging ring and a first cover of the handle member are sleeved over the positioning element. By twisting the first cover which in turn rotates the engaging ring, the four corners follow the J-shaped tracks and are thus locked and the elastic plate is embedded into one of the notches.10-07-2010
20100237635DOOR HANDLE APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE - A door handle apparatus for a vehicle includes a door handle arranged at an outer surface of an outer panel and releasing a latch mechanism when the door handle is manually operated, and a detection unit arranged within the outer panel so as to face the door handle, the detection unit including an electrode mechanism, whose electrostatic capacitance changes when a portion of a body of a user is inserted between the door handle and the outer panel, so that an unlocking operation or a locking operation is executed by means of a lock mechanism on the basis of the change of the electrostatic capacitance, and including an antenna sending a request signal for identifying a portable device, to the portable device, carried by the user.09-23-2010
20090039658VEHICLE DOOR LATCH SYSTEM - An electronic door lock system for a vehicle includes a driver-operable child safety locking arrangement for rear passenger doors that disables interior door release handles. A separate unlocking arrangement is provided to temporarily override the child safety locking arrangement to allow opening of the rear passenger doors by their interior handles. The override, unlocking arrangement is operable by a driver and requires the simultaneous operation of the rear passenger door handle. The child safety locking arrangement is automatically reset upon release of the rear passenger door handle, without requiring any further action by the driver.02-12-2009
20130127185FLUSH DOOR HANDLE ASSEMBLY WITH NORMAL DEPLOYMENT - A closure assembly includes a handle assembly having a grab bar. The grab bar is moveable in a normal direction relative to an exterior panel surface of the closure assembly between a retracted position and an extended position. When in the retracted position, an outboard surface of the grab bar is disposed approximately flush with the exterior panel surface. The closure assembly includes a position sensor configured for sensing the presence of an operator, and signals the handle assembly to move the grab bar into the extended position when the presence of the operator is sensed. When the grab bar is grasped, the handle assembly signals a latch mechanism to move into an un-latched position to allow the closure assembly to open.05-23-2013
20100078948LATCH APPARATUS - A latch apparatus is disclosed comprising a latch supporting member and a latch member pivotally connected to the latch supporting member. The latch member comprises an extendable handle arm member. The latch apparatus further comprises a tray member connected to the latch supporting member and a cage member connected to the tray member. According to an exemplary embodiment, the latch member further comprises an engagement arm member comprising a first engaging member. Alternatively, the latch member further comprises a resilient member comprising a first engaging member. Moreover, the extendable handle arm member comprises a second engaging member. Furthermore, the latch supporting member comprises a third engaging member and a fourth engaging member. When the extendable handle arm member is in a latched position, the first engaging member is engaged with the cage member and the third engaging member, and the second engaging member is engaged with the fourth engaging member.04-01-2010
20090267363DOOR HANDLE MOUNTING SYSTEM - A door handle mounting system is comprised of a face plate having a handle mounting hole therein to receive a shank portion of a handle therethrough. A circumferential abutment is associated with the handle for abutment about the mounting hole on an outer face of the face plate when the shank portion is disposed thereinto. A retainer ring, formed of flexible non-metallic material having a memory, is adapted to engage with the shank portion adjacent a rear face of the face plate. The retainer ring has an integrally formed locking portion for locking engagement with the shank portion, and an integrally formed tensioning portion for flexible abutment with the rear face of the face plate to apply a pulling force on the shank portion while retaining the handle operationally secured to the face plate. A coupling sleeve is also securable to the shank portion and engageable by the retainer ring.10-29-2009
20110042973DOOR HANDLE APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE - A door handle apparatus for a vehicle, includes a frame, a handle, a rotational movement connecting portion integrally formed at one of the frame and the handle, a contact wall portion integrally formed at the other one of the frame and the handle and restricting a displacement of the handle towards one end portion thereof in a longitudinal direction thereof when contacting the rotational movement connecting portion, and a protruding portion integrally formed at the other one of the frame and the handle, being elastically deformable when press-contacting the rotational movement connecting portion to allow the handle to be slidably displaced towards the one end portion, elastically returning to an initial position where the slide displacement of the handle towards the other end portion in the longitudinal direction is restricted when the press-contact is cancelled, and rotatably supporting the rotational movement connecting portion in conjunction with the contact wall portion.02-24-2011
20110115240SAFETY DOOR HANDLE - The invention concerns a door handle module for a vehicle with a door handle, which is mounted to move in a support frame for the opening of a door or hatch by a user, the door handle having at least one rest position and one working position, a mechanical coupling unit, through which movement of the door handle from the rest position to the working position can be transferred to a lock, a crash lock, which prevents movement of the door handle and/or coupling unit during the action of an acceleration force, especially during an accident, so that activation of the lock is avoided.05-19-2011
20100225129Actuating Handle - An actuating handle for a window or door including a fixing element coupled to a socket, the socket being selectively rotatable relative to a stop plate. The fixing element will allow insertion of a polygonal driver coupled to a handle from one direction through the socket, thereby rotationally coupling the handle and the socket, but will not allow the polygonal driver to be withdrawn in the opposite direction.09-09-2010
20090218830DOOR LOCK DEVICE - The present invention provides a door lock actuator which can widely use common parts between one with an override function and one without an override function and can be constructed by a reduced number of parts. The door lock actuator of the invention includes a latch mechanism having an operation receiving portion for releasing an engaged state of a striker, a link being movable between an unlock position and a lock position, a lock plate positioning the link at the unlock position and the lock position, a knob lever actuating the lock plate to move the link to the lock position or the unlock position, and an inner lever releasing the engaged state of the striker by the latch mechanism via the link. The knob lever is provided with an engagement receiving portion. The inner lever is provided with an engaging portion engaging with the engagement receiving portion to move the link to the unlock position via the knob lever and the lock plate.09-03-2009
20100013247Recessed latching device for breakout sliding doors and patio doors - A recessed latch handle is provided that permits one sliding door to fully open and slide over another sliding door, and it permits a trackless breakout sliding door to fully open in the breakout position. The latch handle is designed with an adjustable hook and it extends from the latch housing rather than the doorjamb. The latching mechanism typically includes at least one flap handle so that one sliding door may fully pass over a second sliding door. The second handle may be a flap handle or an extended handle. The recessed latch handle includes a recessed box, a latching mechanism, a shaft connecting the handles and the latching mechanism, and a means for resistively operating the latching mechanism.01-21-2010
20110175377INSIDE DOOR HANDLE DEVICE - An inside door handle device includes: a handle base (07-21-2011
20110101713LOCK DEVICE FOR SLIDING DOOR - A locking device for a sliding door includes an outer handle (05-05-2011
20120274087HANDLE FOR A DOOR LEAF OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - The invention relates to a handle for a door leaf of a motor vehicle, comprising a stationary portion mounted on the outer panel of said door leaf, and a gripping lever (11-01-2012
20110042972Vehicle Handle Assemblies Including Anti-Pinch Features - A vehicle interior handle assembly includes a handle comprising a front wall and a back wall. The front wall and back wall define a downwardly open pocket sized to receive one or more of an operator's fingers for a pulling operation to move the handle between latch and unlatch positions. A panel is adjacent the handle. The panel has a portion located behind the pocket with the handle in the latch position and a portion below the pocket with the handle in the latch position. The panel has an outer surface facing the handle having a contour such that a distance from the outer surface of the panel to an end of the back wall of the handle is maintained at less than a maximum distance as the handle is moved from the latch position to the unlatch position the maximum distance selected to prevent placement of a finger between the outer surface and the end of the back wall of the handle.02-24-2011
20110163555Sliding Door and Window Locks - A lock mountable relative to a moveable wing and including an engaging member supported relative to a casing and displaceable to an operative configuration to be cooperable in engagement to restrain the wing in a closed configuration and in which said cooperating configuration the lock presenting a visible interior portion that does not substantially interrupt the form of the wing.07-07-2011
20100320779PULLING KNOB, AND DOOR HAVING THE SAME - Disclosed is a pulling knob and a door having the same. A pulling knob for a door, which is mounted to the door rotatable to open and close a predetermined space, the pulling knob comprising at least one of a first inclined member inclined in a direction to get near to the door in a downward direction along a direction approximately parallel with a central axis on which the door pivots and a second inclined member inclined in a direction to get away from the door as going in the downward direction along the direction approximately parallel with the central axis on which the door pivots.12-23-2010
20120267905LOCK FOR MOTOR VEHICLE OPENING LEAF FITTED WITH A SPRING - The system (10-25-2012
20100327612SLIDING DOOR HANDLE AND LATCH - The present invention relates to a sliding door latch having a locked and unlocked position for a sliding door having an open and closed position. The sliding door latch includes a handle assembly with a handle and a locking mechanism. The handle is a first position, wherein the locking mechanism is engaged and the sliding door latch is locked, to a second position, wherein the locking mechanism is disengaged and the sliding door latch is unlocked The locking mechanism may prevent the handle from moving from the second position to the first position when the sliding door is open. The handle is pivotable between the first position and the second position only when the door is closed. Resistance forces may prevent the handle from moving from the second position to the first position when the sliding door is closed without an application of force by a user.12-30-2010
20090206615Cancel Lever For Clam Shell Vehicle Doors - A door assembly for a vehicle body including a portal having a first end and a second end. A first door and a second door are pivotably coupled to the first end and the second end, respectively, of the portal. The first door includes an end panel opposite the first end of the portal, and a pivot is fixed to the end panel. A cancel lever is rotatably coupled to the pivot, and the cancel lever is arranged to be contacted by the second door at any location within a zone of contact determined by the relative positions of the first and second doors such that a force applied to the cancel lever by the second door includes a component perpendicular to a radius of the cancel lever at the point of contact.08-20-2009
20110254291EXTERIOR DOOR HANDLE, PARTICULARLY FOR VEHICLES, AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF - The invention relates to an exterior door handle, particularly for vehicles, and to a method for the production thereof. The exterior handle comprises a movable handle in the form of an at least regionally hollow housing, in which electronic components (10-20-2011
20100117381DOOR HANDLE STRUCTURE FOUND ON THE OUTSIDE OF VEHICLE - A door handle structure found on the outside of a vehicle may include a door handle including a handle base member installed to the inside of a door panel and a handle grip member coupled to the outside of the door panel, wherein a portion of the handle grip member is pivotally coupled to the handle base member, and a lighting device installed to the door panel, having at least a light emitting diode (LED) lamp which is installed at the handle base member and configured to emit a light source through a recess formed on the door panel, and a band member configured to receive the light source through the recess from the LED lamp and emit the light source towards the outside of the vehicle.05-13-2010
20100117380DOOR KNOB ASSEMBLY - A door knob assembly having an access device operable to lock and unlock a door from a door frame. The door knob assembly device includes a spindle and the inner and outer knobs are operatively attached to the spindle. The spindle is operable to move a latching member between a first and second position so as to engage and disengage the door frame. The door knob assembly includes a locking member and a biasing member biasing the locking member so as to engage the rosette and fix the outer knob with respect to the rosette. The door knob assembly further includes an access device operable to receive a code. The access device includes a cam assembly operable to position the cam assembly between a first cam and a second cam position when the proper code is provided so as to fix and release the outer knob relative to the rosette.05-13-2010
20100060019DOOR HANDLE DEVICE - A door handle device is provided with: a door handle 03-11-2010
20110181057DOOR HANDLE - A door-handle assembly including a spindle (07-28-2011
20110181056CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING INADVERTENT OPENING OF A VEHICLE DOOR - Described herein is a circuit arrangement for a motor vehicle door having a detent mechanism which keeps the motor vehicle door in the closed position and opens it and at least one operating element, for example, an outer door handle and/or inner door handle, wherein an electric drive, for example, an electric motor, drives the detent mechanism, and the motor can be connected by means of a control module. In one embodiment, at least one electrical switching element is arranged in the circuit of the motor. In another embodiment, when the operating element is operated, the electrical circuit of the motor can be completed by means of the electrical switching element. Also described is a method for actuating a detent mechanism in a motor vehicle door and a controller for a detent mechanism which keeps a motor vehicle door in the closed position or opens it.07-28-2011
20110215600DOOR LATCH MECHANISM - The door latch mechanism independently operated by first and second handles of the door handle assembly comprising a cam member having a cam surface which facilitates translation of movement of the handles to displacement of the cam member. The cam member can be coupled to a latch member and move the latch member between an extended and retracted position. A door lock mechanism can prevent displacement of the second door handle while simultaneously allowing displacement of the first door handle.09-08-2011
20100019515RESILIENT DEVICE FOR DOOR HANDLE AND KNOB - The resilient device contains two intermediate plates stacked and sandwiched between two outer plates. The intermediate plates have a center opening for accommodating a rotational seat and a spiral spring in the gap between the rotational seat and the intermediate plates. The ends of the spiral spring are attached to the rotational seat and the intermediate plates, respectively. An axle of a door knob or a door handle runs through the outer plates and engages a saw-toothed center opening of the rotational seat. When the door handle or door knob is turned, the spiral spring is tightened as the rotational seat is turned along with the door handle or door knob. When the door handle or door knob is released later, the spiral spring expands and therefore restores the door handle or door knob back to its original, un-turned state.01-28-2010
20110304165Door Rod and Clip Assembly - A door rod and clip assembly for use with a door inner panel of a vehicle door comprising a lock rod and a rod clip. The rod has a first portion attached to a latch assembly and a second portion including a finger pull. The clip is formed of an elastomeric material and includes a retention member that secures the rod clip to the door inner panel, a base portion mounted adjacent to the door inner panel, a pair of support arms extending from the base and defining a receiving slot, and flexible ribs extending from the support arms to define a flexibility slot aligned with the receiving slot. The ribs include corresponding rod retention cutouts that retain the lock rod in a predetermined orientation, whereby the predetermined orientation of the lock rod positions the lock rod for assembly of an interior door trim panel.12-15-2011
20120205924FLUSH HANDLE DEVICE FOR A DOOR OF A VEHICLE - The invention relates to a handle device (08-16-2012
20110156412HANDLE WITH SAFETY DEVICE FOR VEHICLES - Handle for vehicles, which comprises a first rocker (06-30-2011
20110156411LATCHING SYSTEM - A latching system includes a handle mechanism with a housing having a recessed channel, a handle base, and a handle member connected to the handle base. The handle base and handle member are configured to be selectably moveable relative to the housing to define an extended orientation, a first retracted orientation corresponding to an open state of the handle mechanism, and a second retracted orientation corresponding to a closed state of the handle mechanism. The handle base and handle member are further configured to be disposed in the recessed channel and extended in a first direction or a second direction. The handle member is operable for rotation about an axis of rotation to control transition between the open state and the closed state of the handle mechanism. The handle mechanism may include a panel having a lift-slide operation.06-30-2011
20090008949Door Handle Apparatus - The present invention provides a door handle apparatus consisting of a handle, a lock housing, a transmission mechanism, and a locking mechanism. The handle is pivotally engaged with the lock housing. The locking mechanism is engaged with one end of the lock housing and the handle. When the handle is rotated, the locking mechanism makes relative sliding and movement about the handle. The transmission mechanism is engaged with the other end of the lock housing and moves relative to the locking mechanism. The locking mechanism has a burglar free locking piece that prevents the door handle apparatus from being disassembled without being unlocked by a key first. After the door handle is engaged with the transmission mechanism, the door handle is still rotatable and movable via the lock housing.01-08-2009
20120205923 HANDLE DEVICE - The invention relates to a handle device for a closing device of a vehicle, comprising a handle part (08-16-2012
20110080010HANDLE DEVICE FOR VEHICLE DOOR - In a handle device for a vehicle door, a base member made of a synthetic resin is provided with: a pin support part having a support hole; and a pair of restricting walls which flexes so as to allow a pin to pass through when the pin is inserted into the support hole and which opposes an end part of the pin after insertion of the pin is completed. The pin is formed so as to integrally have: a pin main portion being formed in a round bar shape having a constant diameter and a circular cross-sectional shape and being inserted from one end side through the support hole; and a large diameter portion being coaxially connected to the other end of the pin main portion. The two restricting walls, which are formed in a flat plate shape, are provided on the base member so that the gap between opposing faces of the two restricting walls in a state in which no external force is acting on the restricting walls is larger than a diameter of the pin main portion and smaller than the maximum diameter of the large diameter portion. Accordingly, it is possible to achieve the assemblability of the pin to be enhanced and molding of the base member to be made easy, thus reducing the number of operating steps.04-07-2011
20120119524DOOR HANDLE ASSEMBLY - A handle assembly for a vehicle door, comprising a body supporting a handle that is pivotally moveable between a stowed position and a deployed position, and an actuator assembly comprising a motor and an actuator member interposed between the motor and the handle. The actuator member is operably coupled to the handle and moveable by the motor to effect movement of the handle between the stowed and deployed positions thereof. The actuator member has an accumulator compressible under the force of the motor when an external obstruction acts on the handle in the stowed position thereof to prevent the handle from being moved to the deployed position thereof.05-17-2012
20120119525METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING A HANDLE IN AN OPENABLE BODY SECTION OF AN AUTOMOBILE AND ASSOCIATED OPENABLE BODY SECTION HANDLE - The invention relates to a method for assembling a handle in a panel of an openable body section of an automobile, characterised in that: a first step (05-17-2012
20100253101DAMPER AND DOOR HANDLE WITH THIS DAMPER - In a case that a gap is provided between a circular plate portion 10-07-2010
20120248798ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE DOOR LATCH - An actuator assembly for a vehicle door latch includes, but is not limited to, a pushable member. The actuator assembly further includes a mounting member connected to the pushable member and configured for connection to a vehicle door. The mounting member is further configured to mount the pushable member to the vehicle door in a manner that enables the pushable member to be pushed from a closed position to an open position. The actuator assembly further includes a latch engaging member connected to the mounting member and configured for engagement with a latch of the vehicle door. The latch engaging member is configured to move the latch from a latched position to an unlatched position when the pushable member moves from the closed position to the open position, whereby the user is enabled to both unlatch the vehicle door and open the vehicle door with a single pushing movement.10-04-2012
20110181058LATCH RELEASE SYSTEM - A latch release system for releasing a latch, the system having a rest position and an actuated position and requiring a first force to move the system from the rest position to the actuated position, the system including an inertia event sensor and a means for increasing the force required to operate system, wherein when the inertia event sensor detects an inertia event it activates said means so the system requires a second force, greater than the first force, to move the system to the actuated position.07-28-2011
20120133159DOOR HANDLE APPARATUS - A door handle apparatus includes a first handle case including a holding portion defining a gap between the holding portion and an outer surface of an outer panel of a vehicle door, a second handle case attached to the first handle case, a conductive member provided at an outer surface of the second handle case, a lock detection electrode facing the conductive member and facing an inner surface of the second handle case for establishing a capacitive coupling between the lock detection electrode and the conductive member, the lock detection electrode detecting a door-lock command on the basis of a fluctuation of an electrostatic capacity generated in response to a contact or an approach of a vehicle user to the conductive member, and a decorating piece surrounding the conductive member, joined to the outer surface of the second handle case and defining a design surface of the door handle apparatus.05-31-2012
20090058107Lock out mechanism for vehicle door outside handles - A handle assembly selectively allows the door latch of a door of a motor vehicle to be released. The handle assembly includes a base fixedly secured to the door. The handle assembly also includes a handle portion and a lock trigger. The handle portion is operatively connected to a door latch mechanism effectuating the opening of the door. The lock trigger is movably engaged with the handle portion to allow or disallow the movement of the handle assembly and hence the opening of the door.03-05-2009
20090058106Handle actuator assembly for dropdown doors and the like - A handle actuator for dropdown doors or closures includes a handle with a pivot connector at the top and an actuator rod at the bottom. Upper and lower housing are mounted on the door in a vertically aligned and spaced apart relationship. The upper housing has a pivot connector connected with the pivot connector on the handle, and the lower housing has a sleeve slidably receiving the actuator rod therein for reception. A pivoting actuator arm has opposite ends connected with the actuator rod and handle housing respectively, such that reciprocation of the actuator rod rotates the actuator arm. A connector has one end connected with the door latch, and the opposite end connected with the actuator arm, such that the door is shifted from the raised closed position to the lowered open position by grasping the handle, pulling the handle outwardly to release the door latch and manually pivoting the door about the bottom hinge to the lowered open position.03-05-2009
20120169072Handle and Locking Mechanism - The present invention generally relates to a handle for a door having a body mountable to a surface of the door, a slide member configured to be received at least partially within the body so as to slidingly move between a first position wherein the slide member projects beyond the body and a second position wherein the slide member is substantially retracted into the body, a fastening member mounted within the body so as to receive at least a portion of the slide member when the slide member is in the second position so as to lock the slide member in the second position, and a locking mechanism configured to prevent opening of the door when the sliding member is in the second position, wherein sliding movement of the slide member from said first position to said second position engages the locking mechanism to prevent opening of the door.07-05-2012
20090127875Door Handle Assembly - A door handle assembly for a door substrate having an aperture, said door handle assembly comprising: a bell crank capable of pivoting about an axis, the bell crank including a first arm, a second arm and a base therebetween; a door handle that operatively engages the second arm of the bell crank, wherein a free end of the second arm extends upward and outward away from the base such that the free end of the second arm sweeps around a generally conical shape as the bell crank pivots about the axis; means for securing the door handle to the bell crank including a pin and notch assembly, wherein the pin is inserted through an aperture in the door handle and engages a notch located on the second arm; and a plurality of ribs formed on one or more surfaces of the bell crank.05-21-2009
20120074719VEHICLE DOOR LATCH APPARATUS - A child lever includes an operation portion, which is supported slidably and rotatably on a cover fixed to a casing, and which passes through a panel hole provided in a door to be exposed to the outside. The child lever is allowed to move to an unlocking position, in which the child lever is allowed to rotate together with an inside lever so as to transmit rotation of the inside lever to an opening member, and a locking position, in which the child lever is not allowed to rotate together with the inside lever so as not to transmit rotation of the inside lever to the opening member.03-29-2012
20120074718DOOR OUTER HANDLE DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - A door outer handle device for a vehicle includes a base member, an outer handle, a link mechanism, and a door opening prevention mechanism restricting a component member of the link mechanism from moving in a door opening direction by a predetermined inertia force. The door opening prevention mechanism includes a lever member being rotatable to a set rotation position to restrict the component member from moving in the door opening direction. The lever member is rotatable to a retracted rotation position to allow the component member to move in the door opening direction by being shifted to the retracted rotation position in an early stage of an operation of the outer handle from the door closed position to the door open position while the inertia force is not being applied. The door opening prevention mechanism further includes a biasing member biasing the lever member to the retracted rotation position.03-29-2012
20120074716DOOR HANDLE ASSEMBLY FOR AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE - A door handle assembly for an automotive vehicle including a handle chassis and a handle strap having a lever actuator. A rotatable lever in contact with the lever actuator is mounted upon a release pivot attached to the handle chassis. A cable assembly includes a sheath having a first end which is held stationary, and a flexible core attached to the rotatable lever and to a door latch. A dimension control link maintains a predetermined distance between the first end of the cable sheath and the release pivot, so as to avoid unintentional operation of the door latch which could result from a crushing load imposed upon an outer portion of a vehicle door including the door handle assembly.03-29-2012
20120280520ACTUATOR ARRANGEMENT FOR A VEHICLE DOOR LATCH - An actuator arrangement is disclosed herein for an electronically actuatable door latch that controls a door of a vehicle. The actuator arrangement includes, but is not limited to, an actuating member that is connected to the door and that is operatively coupled to the electronically actuatable door latch. The actuating member is configured to actuate the electronically actuatable door latch when the actuating member is pushed in an outboard direction. The actuator arrangement further includes a bracing member that is mounted to the door proximate the actuating member at a position that is inboard of the actuating member. The bracing member permits a user to brace against the bracing member when pushing the actuating member in an outboard direction.11-08-2012
20130168979VEHICLE DOOR HANDLE DEVICE - In a vehicle door handle device, an operating member is pivotally supported to a handle base. A door lock device is operated via an operating force transmitting part by a rotation of the operating member from an initial position to an operating position. A connection-retaining member attached to the operating member retains a connection of one end of the operating force transmitting part to the operating member and abuts against a stopper wall surface of the handle base so as to define an operating stroke end position of the operating member. A second stopper is provided on the operating member and abuts against the handle base in an over-stroke position beyond the operating stroke end position.07-04-2013
20090026774Automotive Door Handle Device - An automotive door handle device includes: a handle (01-29-2009
20120139272HANDLE OF THE TYPE HAVING A LEVER PLATE, COMPRISING AN INERTIA SYSTEM - The invention relates to a motor vehicle door handle having a gripping element (06-07-2012
20120139271OUTSIDE HANDLE DEVICE FOR VEHICLE DOOR - An outside handle device for a vehicle door is provided which comprises a base mounted on a vehicle door, an operating handle extending lengthwise in a fore-and-aft direction of a vehicle, and a support member assembled to the base while pivotably supporting a supported part formed in one end part, in a longitudinal direction, of the operating handle, wherein the support member pivotably supported on the base so as to be pivotable between a pre-assembly holding position and an assembly completion position is formed so as to be held by the base so that at the pre-assembly holding position the support member can pivot toward the assembly completion position in response to a pressing force acting from the operating handle accompanying an operation of assembling the operating handle, and so as to pivotably clasp the supported part and be engaged with and fixed to the base at the assembly completion position when pivoting accompanying a pressing force acting from the operating handle from the pre-assembly holding position to the assembly completion position. This enables the work efficiency for assembly of the operating handle to be enhanced.06-07-2012
20130020816OUTSIDE HANDLE DEVICE FOR VEHICLE DOOR - An outside handle device for a vehicle door including an outer panel having a latching hole and an insertion hole formed therein for provisionally assembling a handle main body onto the outer panel. The latching hole is engaged with a bolt screwed into one end part of a grip portion. The insertion hole is engaged with a penetrating portion provided on the other end part of the grip portion. A base plate includes a first engagement recess and a second engagement recess so as to open on a side edge of the base plate. The first engagement recess houses the bolt having an enlarged diameter head portion engaged therewith. The second engagement recess houses the penetrating portion so that the other end part of the base plate can engage with the latching groove of the penetrating portion by pivoting the base plate around an axis of the bolt.01-24-2013
20120080892DOOR HANDLE DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - A door handle device for a vehicle includes a handle including an engagement leg portion and an engagement arm portion at a first side and a second side respectively in a longitudinal direction of the handle, a first frame configured to be attached to a door panel of the door and including a bearing portion serving as a rotation center of the engagement leg portion, a lever configured to transmit an opening operation force of the door to a door lock mechanism by operating with the engagement arm portion, a second frame configured to be attached to the door panel and supporting the lever to rotate at a support shaft, and a cap engaging with the second frame in a detachable manner and configured to cover an opening portion formed at the door panel through which the engagement arm portion is inserted.04-05-2012
20100225127Outer door grip, in particular for vehicles - The invention concerns an outer door grip, in particular for vehicles. The outer door grip exhibits a handle (09-09-2010
20110254290HANDLE FOR DOORS OR PANELS, ESPECIALLY FOR VEHICLES - The invention relates to a handle for doors or panels, especially on vehicles. An actuation element (10-20-2011
20100230980VEHICLE HANDLE APPARATUS - A door handle apparatus for a vehicle is provided with a handle base to be fixed to a door of the vehicle and an operating handle. One end of the operating handle is pivotally coupled to the handle base. On the other end of the operating handle, an operating leg protrudes. The operating leg portion includes a stopper protrusion for butting with a part of the handle base to define a termination of a rotating stroke of the operating handle is provided. The operating leg portion further includes a shake preventing protrusion on a free end side of the stopper protrusion.09-16-2010
20130009410Fitting for Windows or Doors - A window or door fitting for actuation of a mechanism integrated in a window or a door has a stop body that can be attached to the window or the door, a handle, that is rotatably mounted on the stop body in an axially fixed manner, a polygonal element for the mechanical coupling of the fitting to the mechanism integrated in the window of the door, and a coupling configuration formed between the handle and the polygonal element, with which a torque transference from the handle to the polygonal element can be effected, but can be blocked in the direction from the polygonal element to the handle. The coupling configuration has two driving elements for this, wherein a first diving element is connected to the handle in a rotationally locked manner, while a second driving element accommodates the polygon in a rotationally fixed manner.01-10-2013
20130015674Door Latch AssemblyAANM He; WenlieAACI ZhongshanAACO CNAAGP He; Wenlie Zhongshan CN - A door latch assembly for use with a pocket door or sliding door has a pull plate surround a latch tong, a up-and-down catch piece set inside the latch tong and coordinate with other elements like a sleeve, a wall plate, a extending tip and a arm connector to accomplish three actions: the pull plate extended out for certain distance when pressed, and the door can be pulled forward; turn the rotary knob to stretch the latch tong and up-and-down catch piece out and lock inside the opening of the strike, and the door is locked; turn the rotary knob reversely to draw back the latch tong and up-and-down catch piece from the strike, and the door is unlocked.01-17-2013
20080231062Trunk Emergency Release Handle Having a Luminous Insert - A trunk emergency release handle composed of an exterior shell of preferably opaque plastic material having an instructional pictorial representation in the form of iconic holes conveying purpose and use information of the handle. In one form, a luminous insert is received into a slot of the exterior shell so as to be located at the iconic holes and thereby provide illumination thereof. In a second form, the luminous material is co-molded with the opaque plastic in a two-shot injection molding process.09-25-2008
20130168978REVERSIBLE HANDLE DEVICE - A reversible handle device includes a housing, a handle portion rotatably disposed on the housing and rotatable relative to a long axis, a reversible member and a stopping member. The reversible member is connected to the handle portion and rotatable relative to the handle portion. The reversible member has a first slot and a second slot for switching the handle portion to be in a first orientation status or in a second orientation status. The stopping member is disposed on a side of the reversible member in a manner of being movable in a direction parallel to the long axis. The stopping member is biased toward the reversible member in the direction parallel to the long axis, such that the stopping member protrudes into the first slot or the second slot. Accordingly, the handle portion is in the first orientation status or in the second orientation status.07-04-2013
20130168980VEHICLE DOOR INSIDE HANDLE DEVICE - A vehicle door handle device is provided with a handle base, an escutcheon member, and a plurality of connection portions which connect the handle base and the escutcheon member to each other. The plurality of connecting portions include: a first connecting portion including an inclined surface which causes a motion component force toward a frame exterior to be generated in the escutcheon member by a horizontal operating force applied to the escutcheon member, thereby unlocking the first connecting portion; a second connection portion which is unlocked by deforming the escutcheon member using a moveable region in a vicinity of the first connection portion generated by the unlocking in the first connecting portion; and an n-th connection portion which is unlocked by deforming the escutcheon member using the moveable region due to the unlocking in the preceding connection portions.07-04-2013
20130134723DOOR HANDLE DEVICE - A door handle device includes: a base member having handle supporting portions provided between a pair of supporting boards facing each other; a handle grip provided with an arm portion protruding at one end of the handle grip, shaft support portions provided on an extreme end of the arm portion and pivotally supported by the handle supporting portions of the base member, and an operating portion provided at the other end of the handle grip and configured to operate a lever provided on the base member; and a double torsion spring having a restriction portion extending between the pair of supporting boards of the base member, and hooked to the supporting boards of the base member by its own biasing force, in which a recessed portion with which the restriction portion of the double torsion spring is engaged is formed in the arm portion of the handle grip.05-30-2013
20130140834INSIDE-DOOR-HANDLE DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - An inside-door-handle device for a vehicle is provided with a base part and a cover. A swinging space is provided between the base part and the cover. The cover has a locking section; the base part has a lock-receiving section. A swing motion of the cover relative to the base part is regulated by the elastic locking between the locking section and the lock-receiving section. If the cover swings relative to the base part due to pushing operation toward the cover, the lock between the locking section and the lock-receiving section is released, and the cover can be separated from the base part.06-06-2013
20130127186COUPLING ARRANGEMENT - A two-part coupler suitable for attaching a compression latch accessory (05-23-2013
20080197642SAFETY KNOB - Rotary knob or handle 08-21-2008
20110248519LOCK COMPRISING A LOCKABLE KNOB - The invention relates to a lock comprising a lockable knob, formed by a closure tongue (10-13-2011
20110248518Clutch Mechanism for Outer Handle Device of Door Lock - An outer handle device includes an outer handle having a shank with an end face. A clutch block is slideably received in a chamber formed in the end face along an axis but not rotatable relative to the outer handle about the axis. A spindle is rotatably received in the chamber. A protrusion and an engaging groove are respectively formed in the clutch block and a portion of the spindle. When the spindle is in a locked, not rotatable state, the clutch block rotates jointly with the outer handle while the outer handle is rotated for moving a latch from a latching position to an unlatching position. The clutch block also slides relative to the outer handle along the axis to disengage the protrusion from the engaging groove, disengaging the clutch block from the spindle such that the spindle is not rotated and that the latch remains in the latching position.10-13-2011
20130147213OPERATING DEVICE WITH ELECTRONICS, AT LEAST PARTIALLY OPERATING AS A DYNAMIC BALANCER - An operating device for a locking device of a motor vehicle, including a movable handle on a door of the motor vehicle, a dynamic balancer that prevents the accelerations acting on the motor vehicle as a consequence of an accident from causing the handle to move out of the door, electronics that respond to the approach of a user and, in case of engagement, trigger a defined function of the locking device, where the electronics comprise a sensor element, integrated in the handle, and remaining electronics, which can be fastened at the inside of the door, with the remaining electronics acting at least partially as a the dynamic balancer.06-13-2013
20120274088HANDLE HAVING A RETAINING ELEMENT, THE SAME HAVING AN ATTACHMENT MEANS WHICH REMAINS ENTIRELY INSIDE A MOVING PART - A handle for a moving part of a motor vehicle, particularly for a door, hatch, tailgate, or the like, having a retaining element which can at least partially be arranged on the outer paneling of the moving part, and having a support which can be arranged on the inside of the moving part and which is attached to the retaining element by means of an attachment means.11-01-2012
20110233945VEHICLE DOOR HANDLE APPARATUS - A vehicle handle apparatus is provided with: a handle base fixed to a door of a vehicle; an operation handle rotatably connected to the handle base; and a relay lever which is rotatably connected to the handle base, and which is driven to rotate around a pivot by operating the operation handle.09-29-2011
20110254289Gate Latch Pull Cable - One embodiment of an improved gate latch pull cable of the type being made of metal for durability and having a one-piece clevis clip secured to one end for easy attachment to a gate latch, and a pull loop secured with a cable sleeve on the other end for securely grasping the cable. The clevis clip incorporates an integral clevis pin eliminating loose parts, and a fillet transition to the cable to prevent it from catching on edges. Surrounding the cable is a tapered return-spring which assists in gate latch closure, and a spring cup which fits in a gate post hole for centering the large diameter of the spring over the hole. The small diameter of the spring is proximal to the clevis clip, and lightly pushes against a gate latch cam. The tapered spring coils fit inside each other when compressed allowing the gate latch to fully open.10-20-2011
20110278865Door Latch - A door latch includes two handles, two handle housings and a link shaft. Each handle includes a handle member and a handle shaft extending from the handle. Each handle housing includes a housing base, a housing shaft and two ball bearings. The two ball bearing are pressed on to each end of the housing shaft. The two ball bearings and the housing shaft are retained in the housing base. A handle housing opening is formed through each side of a door to receive the first and second handle housings. The two housing shafts are secured to the link shaft. A roller is preferably secured to an end of the handle for contact with a door frame. An optional lock may be retained on one of the handles to prevent an authorized opening of the door.11-17-2011
20110309642Lock apparatus - According to one embodiment, there is provided a lock apparatus, including: a stationary member; a handle rotatably connected to the stationary member via a handle rotating shaft, the handle having a first member; and a damper having a rotor rotatably connected to the stationary member and a second member fixed to the rotor, wherein the first member and the second member are interlocked with each other through a slit and a projection, the slit being provided in either of the first and second members, the projection being provided on the other of the first and second members so as to loosely fit in the slit.12-22-2011
20130187394HANDLE FOR AN OPENABLE BODY SECTION OF A VEHICLE, INCLUDING A SAFETY DEVICE - The invention relates to a handle (07-25-2013
20120019014DOOR HANDLE DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - A door handle device for a vehicle includes a door handle configured to be supported by a door panel, the door handle including a first handle case arranged to have a void relative to the door panel, a second handle case fixed to the first handle case at a side opposite from the door panel, and a lock command detection sensor including a lock detection signal processing circuit fixed to an inner side of the first handle case, a circuit connection portion electrically connected to the lock detection signal processing circuit, and a lock detection electrode assembled on the second handle case in a state to be arranged along an inner surface of the second handle case, the lock detection electrode being electrically connected to the circuit connection portion in a state where the second handle case is fixed to the first handle case.01-26-2012
20120019013DOOR EXPANSION ADJUSTING HANDLE AND LATCH SET - A door expansion adjusting handle and latch set for mounting on a door. It includes a first handle positioned on a first side of a door having a thickness, a shaft having two ends with one end fixedly connected to the first handle, a second handle positioned on a second side of the door and connected to the other end of the shaft by a nut, the nut permitting the second handle and shaft to rotate relative to each other but preventing the second handle from being removed from the shaft, a latch that is operated by rotating the first handle and/or the second handle, and a coil spring that is interposed between the fixing member and the second handle to bias the first handle and the second handle towards or away from each other. If the thickness of the door increases or decrease, the coil spring will permit the second handle to move closer or further from to the fixing member to accommodate the increase in door thickness.01-26-2012
20130193697VEHICLE BODY PANEL LATCH WITH REMOTE ACTUATOR - A vehicle having an openable body panel and a latch with a pivotable release lever for holding the panel in a closed position is provided with an actuator for remotely releasing the latch. The actuator comprises a rod coupled at one end to the release lever of the latch. The other end of the 0rod is connected to an element which may include a ball rigidly secured to the end of the force transmitting member that is slidably received within a tubular socket fitted within a hole in the body panel. The element is recessed within the socket so as not to protrude beyond the outer surface of the body panel.08-01-2013
20120074717Sanitary, minimum contact handle - A door opener with a miniature handle sized for operating solely with a pinky minimizes the transfer of germs by reducing the area of the hand in contact with the door opener and limiting contact to a part of the hand less likely to transfer germs to the nose, eyes and mouth. A method for making current door openers more sanitary involves adding a handle sized for operating solely with a pinky. A stackable hand protector shaped like a pilgrim's or witch's hat with a broad rim prevents all contact with the miniature handle.03-29-2012

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