Steering wheel and steering apparatus

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8656804
APP PUB NO 20120006148A1
SERIAL NO

13258421

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The disclosure discloses a steering wheel for steering a vehicle, comprising: a steering wheel metal core that forms a wheel frame; and a covering portion that covers an area surrounding the steering wheel metal core; the steering wheel metal core having: a boss portion that connects the steering wheel metal core and a steering shaft; an annular portion; and a spoke portion that connects the boss portion and the annular portion; and the covering portion having: an annular covering portion that covers the annular portion of the steering wheel metal core; a harness housing groove portion that is configured to house an electric harness for an electrical structure arranged in the covering portion and is formed into a groove shape on a surface facing to an occupant of the annular covering portion; and a harness cover, that covers the electric harness housed in the harness housing groove portion.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TAKATA CORPORATIONTOKYO773

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Nagata, Kenshi Tokyo, JP 9 49

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TK HOLDINGS INC. (1)
* 2011/0245,643 STEERING WHEEL WITH HAND SENSORS 3 2011
 
TAKATA-PETRI, INC. (1)
* 2006/0230,874 STEERING WHEEL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING 1 2006
 
HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (1)
* 2010/0251,849 STEERING WHEEL OF VEHICLE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF STEERING WHEEL OF VEHICLE 4 2010
 
TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD. (1)
* 2006/0236,807 Steering wheel 7 2006
 
TAKATA-PETRI AG (3)
* 6668682 Steering wheel comprising a decorative covering 16 2001
* 2003/0121,360 Steering-wheel cover 8 2002
* 2010/0218,641 STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLY FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE 11 2008
 
TRW AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY SYSTEMS GMBH (1)
* 2002/0017,157 Steering wheel with decorative element 1 2001
 
KEY SAFETY SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 2007/0137,413 Decorative outer wrap subassembly and method of fabrication 2 2005
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