US Patent No: 6,553,298

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Three axis adjustable automotive foot controls

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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, IL589

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Smythe, Lawrence Capistrano, CA 4 11

Cited Art Landscape

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GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION (2)
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AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB (1)
6,360,149 Dual position vehicle steering command module 10 1999
 
DONNELLY CORPORATION (1)
6,366,213 Rearview mirror assembly incorporating electrical accessories 206 2000
 
DURA GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,247,381 Adjustable brake, clutch and accelerator pedals 16 2000
 
INTERNATIONAL TRUCK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMPANY, LLC (1)
6,431,304 Three axis adjustable automotive foot controls 10 2001
 
PREFIX CORPORATION (1)
5,384,704 Programmable vehicle model 7 1992
 
STRATTEC POWER ACCESS LLC (1)
6,301,993 Cam-guided adjustable pedal actuator assembly 13 1999
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
5,460,061 Adjustable control pedal apparatus 112 1993
 
The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (1)
5,205,883 Pneumatic tire with polygonal bead core 5 1991
 
TRW Vehicle Safety Systems Inc. (1)
6,182,525 Movable vehicle pedal apparatus 11 1999

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PANASONIC CORPORATION (1)
8,375,317 Motor control characteristic evaluation device and motor control characteristic presentation method 0 2009

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