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US6591452: Motor vehicle door, particularly rear door, hinge

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Dominique Jacquin ·
Assignee(s) Oxford Automotive Mecanismes et Decoupage Fin ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Young & Thompson ·
Primary Examiner Anthony Knight ·
Assistant Examiner Alison K. Pickard ·
Application Number US9771587
Filing date 01/30/2001
Issue date 07/15/2003
Prior Publication Data
Predicted expiration date 01/30/2021
U.S. Classifications 163/32  · 16/86.C  · 163/66  · 296/146.12  · 163/34  ·
International Classifications --
Kind CodeB2
International Classifications 16332 · 16334 · 16 86 C · 16366 · 29614611 · 29614612 ·
Foreign Priority FR9916415 - 12/23/1999 ·
3 Claims, 9 Drawings


Abstract

A hinge for a motor vehicle rear door (2) includes a fixed knuckle (20) mounted on the body (1) of the vehicle, a moving knuckle (30) mounted on the rear door (2), the door being movable between a closed position and an open position resting against the side of the body (1), and an intermediate knuckle (40) connected to each of the knuckles (20; 30) by a hinge pin (11; 15). The hinge also includes a device (60) for holding the rear door (2) in a wide-open position.

Independent Claims | See all claims (3)

  1. 1. A motor vehicle rear door hinge comprising: a fixed knuckle (20) mounted on a body (1) of the vehicle; a moving knuckle (30) mounted on a rear door (2) of the vehicle, the door being movable between a closed position and an open position resting against a side of the body (1); an intermediate knuckle (40) connected to each of said fixed and moving knuckles (20; 30) by respective hinge pins (11; 15); means (60) for holding the rear door (2) in the open position, said means including a cam (61), one end (61a) of which is mounted articulated on said intermediate knuckle (40) and the other end (61b) of which has a notch (64) on a first lateral edge of said cam cooperating, when the rear door (2) is in the open position, with a stop member (65) supported by said fixed knuckle (20); said first lateral edge (63a) of said cam (61) being held against said stop member (65) by a pressing element (70) cooperating with a second lateral edge (63b) of said cam (61) opposite said first lateral edge, said pressing element (70) comprising a moving roller (71) rotatably mounted on a support (72) borne by said fixed knuckle, said support (72) being pivotally mounted a leg (23a) of said fixed knuckle (20), and said moving roller (71) being held against said second lateral edge (63b) by a spring (75) acting on said support (72).

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