Global Patent Index - EP 1773643 A4

EP 1773643 A4 2007-10-31 - STEERING COLUMN TILT ADJUSTING SYSTEM

Title (en)

STEERING COLUMN TILT ADJUSTING SYSTEM

Title (de)

LENKSÄULENNEIGUNGSEINSTELLSYSTEM

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE REGLAGE DE L'INCLINAISON D'UNE COLONNE DE DIRECTION

Publication

EP 1773643 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 04815174 A

Priority

  • US 2004043060 W
  • US 53037803 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2005058646A2] A steering column tilt adjusting system for releasably locking a steering column assembly. The pawl is pivotally coupled to the rack and may be pivotally and slidably moved between fully compressed and fully extended positions. The system includes a pawl, a rack, and a pair of side slide plates. Each of the pawl and the rack support a set of rack teeth. The pawl and rack, which are slidable relative to one another, permit adjustment of the system to a fully compressed locked position (teeth of the pawl engaging the teeth of the rack), a fully compressed unlocked position (the teeth of the pawl and those of the rack are not engaged), a fully extended unlocked position (the teeth are not engaged) or a fully extended locked position (the teeth of the pawl engaging the teeth of the rack). In operation, the length of the adjustment system is unlocked, adjusted and relocked to cause the steering column steering wheel to be repositioned as the driver wants.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B62D 1/184 (2006.01)

IPC 8 main group level (invention and additional information)

B60R (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B62D 1/184 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 2005058646 A2 20050630; WO 2005058646 A3 20070118; EP 1773643 A2 20070418; EP 1773643 A4 20071031

INPADOC legal status


2009-12-23 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20090701

2008-03-19 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20080215

2007-10-31 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20071002

2007-10-31 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: B62D 1/184 20060101AFI20070926BHEP

2007-04-18 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20060614

2007-04-18 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR