Global Patent Index - EP 0995870 A1

EP 0995870 A1 2000-04-26 - Lock for a door of a motor vehicle

Title (en)

Lock for a door of a motor vehicle

Title (de)

Schloss für eine Kraftfahrzeugtür

Title (fr)

Serrure pour porte de véhicule automobile

Publication

EP 0995870 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99120816 A

Priority

IT TO980903 A

Abstract (en)

Lock (1) for a door of a motor vehicle, provided with a supporting casing (2), a closing mechanism (4) which is carried on the supporting casing (2), is capable of interacting with a stop (6) and is provided, in turn, with a fork (10) covered externally with a shell (14) made from plastic material and rotatable about its axis (A) between an open position and at least one fully closed position in which the stop (6) is locked in a socket (16) of the fork (10), and a check (11) having an engagement portion (23) which can be snap-coupled to the fork (10) to lock it releasably in the fully closed position; the supporting casing (2) is provided with an arresting element (30) capable of intercepting the fork (10) in a stop position located after the fully closed position along a forward portion of a path for the coupling of the fork (10) to the check (11), and capable of causing a restraining reaction on the fork (10) which moves it into the fully closed position along a return portion of the coupling path opposed to the forward portion; the locking mechanism (4) comprises an elastic leaf spring element (32) made from plastic material, carried integrally by a peripheral edge (22) of the fork (10) and capable of bending when bearing against the arresting element (30) at the end of the forward portion of the coupling path, to produce a braking action on the return portion of the said coupling path. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

E05B 65/32

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

E05B 17/00 (2006.01); E05B 65/32 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

E05B 85/26 (2013.01); E05B 77/40 (2013.01); E05B 77/38 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family

EP 0995870 A1 20000426; EP 0995870 B1 20050420; AT 293737 T 20050515; BR 9907529 A 20000905; DE 69924802 D1 20050525; DE 69924802 T2 20050922; ES 2239823 T3 20051001; IT TO980903 A1 20000426; PL 336181 A1 20000425