Three axis adjustable automotive foot controls

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6553298
APP PUB NO 20020148668A1
SERIAL NO

10161372

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Abstract

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A control pedal assembly for a vehicle. Two or more control pedals are engaged to a pedal mounting system base component through a number of components that are slideably engaged to one another. The construction and arrangement of the components that are slideably engaged to one another and the engagement of those components to the control pedals and the pedal mounting system base component is such that the position of at least two control pedals is adjustable relative to one another. One or more positioning actuators are engaged to the components that are slideably engaged to one another. The positioning actuators, when activated, slide the slideably engaged components relative to one another and thus change the position of one or more control pedals. One or more position control apparatus are connected to the positioning actuators so that an operator of the vehicle can activate the positioning actuators to adjust the position of the control pedals. Pedal driven components such as pedal position sensors and hydraulic master cylinders are flexibly linked to the systems of the vehicle so that the control pedals remain functional regardless of the position to which the operator has adjusted them.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERNATIONAL TRUCK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMPANY, LLCWARRENVILLE, IL371

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Smythe, Lawrence Capistrano, CA 2 14

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTERNATIONAL TRUCK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMPANY, LLC (1)
* 6431304 Three axis adjustable automotive foot controls 12 2001
 
AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB (1)
* 6360149 Dual position vehicle steering command module 13 1999
 
STRATTEC POWER ACCESS LLC (1)
* 6301993 Cam-guided adjustable pedal actuator assembly 14 1999
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
* 5460061 Adjustable control pedal apparatus 115 1993
 
PREFIX CORPORATION (1)
* 5384704 Programmable vehicle model 8 1992
 
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION (2)
* 5172606 Module cockpit/support structure with adjustable pedals 33 1992
* 5927154 Adjustable brake and clutch pedals 30 1998
 
DURA GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 6247381 Adjustable brake, clutch and accelerator pedals 16 2000
 
The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (1)
* 5205883 Pneumatic tire with polygonal bead core 5 1991
 
DONNELLY CORPORATION (1)
* 6366213 Rearview mirror assembly incorporating electrical accessories 294 2000
 
TRW Vehicle Safety Systems Inc. (1)
* 6182525 Movable vehicle pedal apparatus 13 1999
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION (2)
* 8375317 Motor control characteristic evaluation device and motor control characteristic presentation method 0 2009
* 2010/0333,010 Motor Control Characteristic Evaluation Device and Motor Control Characteristic Presentation Method 2 2009
 
INTELLIGENT MECHATRONIC SYSTEMS INC. (1)
* 2007/0154,045 DIRECTING A MICROPHONE TOWARD A VEHICLE OCCUPANT 2 2006
 
CATERPILLAR INC. (1)
9026312 Ergonomics test buck 1 2012
* Cited By Examiner