Global Patent Index - EP 1007397 A1

EP 1007397 A1 2000-06-14 - AUTOMOBILE STEERING ASSEMBLY

Title (en)

AUTOMOBILE STEERING ASSEMBLY

Title (de)

LENKVORRICHTUNG EINES FAHRZEUGS

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE DIRECTION D'UN VEHICULE

Publication

EP 1007397 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 98942654 A

Priority

  • DE 19737744 A
  • EP 9804745 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19737744A1] The invention relates to an automobile steering assembly (1) comprising a steering wheel (4) joined to a steering column (2). The steering wheel consists of at least one steering wheel rim (9) and at least two steering wheel spokes (6) which are attached to the steering wheel. The steering column (2) is configured in one or multiple parts. In addition, the steering assembly comprises a first connecting element (3) arranged on the steering wheel (4), a second connecting element (21) arranged indirectly on the steering gear, a steering column intermediate section (10) extending between the first connecting element (3) and the second connecting element (21), and a compression device with which the distance between the steering wheel (4) and the second connecting element (21) can be decreased in an axial direction when a predetermined accident load of the steering column (2) is exceeded. According to the invention, the first connecting element (3) is a tubular locating pan which is configured with the steering wheel spokes (6)in one piece and the material comprising both element and spokes is homogenous. One advantage is that the number of parts is reduced and assembly is simplified.

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

B62D 1/11; B60R 21/20; B62D 1/19

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B60R 21/203 (2006.01); B60R 21/261 (2011.01); B62D 1/11 (2006.01); B62D 1/19 (2006.01); B60R 21/05 (2006.01); B60R 21/26 (2011.01); B60R 21/276 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B60R 21/2032 (2013.01); B60R 21/261 (2013.01); B62D 1/11 (2013.01); B62D 1/192 (2013.01); B62D 1/197 (2013.01); B60R 21/05 (2013.01); B60R 21/276 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9911501A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

DE 19737744 A1 19990304; DE 19737744 B4 20081106; CN 1268929 A 20001004; EP 1007397 A1 20000614; JP 2001514121 A 20010911; WO 9911501 A1 19990311

INPADOC legal status


2003-08-13 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030201

2000-06-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000329

2000-06-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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