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EP 0996563 A1 2000-05-03 - STEERING COLUMN SYSTEM FOR MOTOR VEHICLES WITH AN ENERGY-ABSORBING ELEMENT

Title (en)

STEERING COLUMN SYSTEM FOR MOTOR VEHICLES WITH AN ENERGY-ABSORBING ELEMENT

Title (de)

LENKSÄULENANORDNUNG FÜR KRAFTFAHRZEUGE MIT ENERGIEABSORPTIONSELEMENT

Title (fr)

ENSEMBLE COLONNE DE DIRECTION AVEC ELEMENT D'ABSORPTION D'ENERGIE

Publication

EP 0996563 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 98925378 A

Priority

  • CH 9800272 W
  • CH 172697 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9903716A1] The invention relates to a tubular energy-absorbing element (6) made of a plastic material, preferably a fiber reinforced plastic material, which is directly arranged on part of a first steering column jacket section (1), can be displaced axially in a second steering column jacket section (2) and is destroyed when brought together at a defined and constant retention force in case of a crash. The energy-absorbing element can be used as safety steering columns in steering column systems in motor vehicles. The system is compact and economical and provides enhanced operational safety for the motor vehicle driver.

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

B62D 1/19; F16F 7/12

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B62D 1/19 (2006.01); F16F 7/12 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B62D 1/192 (2013.01); F16F 7/125 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9903716A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE ES FR GB IT LI

EPO simple patent family

WO 9903716 A1 19990128; EP 0996563 A1 20000503; JP 2001510120 A 20010731

INPADOC legal status

2003-07-09 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20030103

2000-05-03 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000215

2000-05-03 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): CH DE ES FR GB IT LI