|| List of recent Inion-related patents
| Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for fulfilling requests for price opinions|
Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for requesting and receiving price opinions for an asset such as a piece of real estate are provided. In response to a request for a price opinion for an asset, some or all of the data fields for a price opinion may be automatically populated.
| Systems and methods for measuring and scoring the effectiveness of a message|
Methods of evaluating the effectiveness of a message in changing the opinion of a person are provided. A person's opinion on a position statement is obtained and given a numerical value, after which the person assesses several messages related to the position statement based on how convincing each message is to that person, assigning a numerical value to each message.
| Learning opinion-related patterns for contextual and domain-dependent opinion detection|
A method for extracting opinion-related patterns includes receiving a corpus of reviews, the reviews each including an explicit rating of a topic. The reviews are partitioned among a predefined plurality of classes, based on the ranking.
| Bicycle, in particular mountain bike, with an electrical drive|
A bicycle has a main frame, a rear suspension having a spring and guiding a wheel along a prescribed path and an electric drive mounted on the main frame. A driving pinion thereof being is disposed coaxial to the shaft of a bottom bracket, and at least one driven pinion is disposed coaxial to the rear wheel and operationally connected to the driving pinion of the electric drive by a chain.
| Starting device for an internal combustion engine|
A starting device for an internal combustion engine has a starter pinion which can be adjusted axially between an out-of-function position and an advanced drive position and is seated on a shaft, on which a securing ring is arranged in order to limit the axial movement of the starter pinion. A securing recess is made in the end side of the starter pinion, into which securing recess the securing ring protrudes and which fixes the securing ring radially in its position on the shaft.
| Engine starting device|
The engine starting device includes a pinion unit which is spline-coupled to an output shaft side of a starter motor to slide in an axial direction, the pinion unit including a one-way clutch which spins for rotation in the same direction as that of rotation of the engine, and a pushing mechanism for moving the pinion unit to a position in which the pinion unit comes into meshing engagement with a ring gear. A pinion gear of the pinion unit is movable in the axial direction as a single body, and includes a chamfered portion having a curved surface along a tooth surface on a non-torque transmitting surface side and a large length in the axial direction, the chamfered portion being provided to a ring-gear side distal end portion of the tooth surface on the non-torque transmitting surface side..
| Security sensor having adjustable retaining arms|
A merchandise display security device for displaying and protecting articles of merchandise includes a security sensor having adjustable retaining arms for securely retaining articles of merchandise having various dimensions. Each of the opposed retaining arms includes a grip portion at a first end and a rack portion at a second end opposite the grip portion that operatively engages a rotatable pinion gear.
| Antirotated piston rack|
A valve skirt is connected to a shaft. The shaft extends in a rearward direction away from the skirt and has rack teeth at a location spaced away from the skirt.
|Method for trade and exchange of expert information, including prognosis or prediction opinions|
System and method for providing a forum or platform for its users to share their own market analysis and predictions, and to receive the same sort of information from others. This exchange of information to be done electronically, via internet, other information networks.
|Correction device for functions displayed by a timepeice|
The present invention relates to a correction device for changing the data of a plurality n of time-related functions displayed by a timepiece. It is characterized in that the device includes a pusher (1) for changing function, whose actuation moves a control wheel (2) and meshes said wheel with a corrector pinion (3, 4, 5) for the selected function, and a stem (7) whose rotation in one direction or the other pivots said control wheel (2), which in turn drives one of said corrector pinions (3, 4, 5) to correct the data of said selected function by adding or subtracting..
|Vehicle engine starting apparatus|
Vehicle engine starting apparatus of automatically restarting an engine by quickly responding to a subsequent engine restart request even if engagement of a pinion gear with a ring gear is failed in the process of a stop of the engine. Pinion gear is displaced such that the pinion gear is engaged with the ring gear at a timing (when rotation speed of the pinion gear and rotation speed of the engine are nearly synchronized with each other with a signal from a control device when a predetermined condition is met.
|Method, device and system for processing public opinion topics|
The application relates to communication technology field, in particular to a method, an apparatus and a system for processing a public sentiment topic. The method comprises steps of searching a public sentiment topic containing public sentiment information through a network; acquiring characteristic information of the searched public sentiment topic; determining whether the acquired characteristic information of the public sentiment topic meets an alarming condition; and if yes, storing the public sentiment topic and its characteristic information.
|Syringe with syringe barrel, syringe head and ejector unit|
The invention relates to a syringe (20) comprising a syringe barrel (15), an ejector unit (25) arranged at the distal end of the syringe barrel (15) with a plunger rod (17), a coupling part (37) and a plunger (16) and a syringe head (21) arranged at the proximal end of the syringe barrel (15) with a needle unit (12) which is arranged in a guide sleeve (5) and is slidable therein with a cannula (3) and a cannula holder (4) and a pinion (2), by means of which the needle unit (12) is axially movable, relative to a syringe barrel (15) from a rest position to an actuation position. At the distal end of the guide sleeve (5) a sealing element (7) is arranged.
The invention relates to a speed regulator of a bicycle, which speed regulator is in the rear hub or the pedal centre of the bicycle, which includes one or more hydraulic pumps which is rotated by a rear pinion or by the pedals, which hydraulic pump rotates one or more hydraulic motors, which hydraulic motor/hydraulic motors rotates/rotate the rear wheel of the bicycle. According to the invention, the rotation speed of the hydraulic pump can be steplessly changed when the rear pinion or the pedals rotate at constant speed..
|Content management system|
Systems and methods for content management are provided herein. In some instances, a method may include receiving content comprising end user opinions regarding third parties, calculating a score for each of the third parties from the end user opinions, the score representing whether the end user opinions are positive or negative, publishing a profile for a user to a first website if the score of the one or more third parties is determined to be positive, and publishing a profile for a user to a second website if the score of the one or more third parties is determined to be negative..
|Method and system for representing collective and individual responses to a shared experience event|
A web-based application for use on a mobile device allows a user to provide response input indicating the user's current positive/negative response, opinion, reaction, to an event or other shared experience and “publish” the response input data by broadcasting it to one or more other users or by providing the response input data to a centralized or distributed database or other repository of response input data from other individuals experiencing the same event. The application may acquire response input data from the repository or directly from one or more other users and display acquired response input data graphically or in some other concise and meaningful format that visually conveys the acquired response input data collectively and/or by individuals or groups or subgroups of individuals, thereby providing a means to acquire and characterize the time varying responses, opinions, and reactions of a population sharing the experience of an event or other stimulus..
|Second opinion network|
Systems and methods are provided to facilitate consultations between a referral source (e.g., labs, pathologists and patients) and a consultant (e.g., pathologist, radiologist, or other digital image analyst). Links between the various referral sources and consultants are established through a scanning center via a data communication network such as the internet.
|Long travel steerable catheter actuator|
The present invention is an electrophysiology, rf ablation, or similar catheter (i.e., catheter or sheath) that includes an actuator that significantly increases the length of travel (i.e., steering travel) of the actuation wires, as compared to the length of travel provided by prior art actuators. The catheter includes a hollow flexible tubular body, a pair of actuation wires disposed in a side-by-side relationship in the body, a handle attached to a proximal end of the body, an actuator pivotally mounted to the handle, an arcuate internal gear rack disposed on the actuator, one or more pulleys pivotally mounted on the handle and coaxially coupled to a pinion gear engaged with the gear rack, and a guide block mounted within the handle.
|Compressible barbell adapter|
A compressible barbell adapter is disclosed, which consists of a compression-retraction member fastened to a hollow shaft for use on a bar. The compression and retraction movement of the compression-retraction member is generally achieved by means of a pinion and a rack system, and can be utilized in conjunction with dampening means.
|Integrated pinion carrier and overrunning element race|
A pinion carrier includes a first disc including ring segments, each ring segment extending angularly about an axis and spaced angularly from the other ring segments, a second disc, spacers secured to the discs and separating the discs axially, and retention elements, each retention element secured to one of the ring segments.. .
|Readjustement device for a friction clutch|
A readjustment device for travel-controlled wear readjustment for a friction clutch includes a spindle with a spindle nut for rotating a pressure plate relative to a counter plate via a ramp system having a ramp ring for axial displacement of the pressure plate relative to the counter plate as a function of a relative rotation. The ramp ring has a first engagement device that is connected in a positively locking manner to the spindle nut.
|Electric parking brake driving device and electric parking brake device|
A parking brake actuator generates and applies a braking force to a vehicle wheel by converting a rotation movement of a screw member which is rotated by an electric parking brake driving device into a translatory movement and transmitting the converted translatory movement to a piston to push a brake pad to a disc by the piston. The electric parking brake driving device includes an electric motor and a reduction gear mechanism which transmits the driving force of the electric motor to the electric parking brake driving device.
|Engine start system minimizing mechanical impact or noise|
An engine start system which may be employed in automotive idle stop systems. To start an engine, the system brings a pinion gear into engagement with a ring gear coupled to the engine and turns on an electric motor to rotate the ring gear through the pinion gear to crank the engine.
|Starter pinion engagement tester|
A method and apparatus for testing a starter assembly for an engine is provided. A test apparatus may include a controller operative to route power from a power supply to a tested starter assembly.
|Rack-pinion type steering apparatus|
Disclosed is a rack-pinion type steering apparatus. According to the present invention, since air can flow into the interior of a gearbox from the exterior of the gearbox, unlike in the conventional structure in which an internal air flow into the gearbox is blocked at a portion of a rack-pinion type steering apparatus connected with the gearbox through a rack housing and a bellows, a problem of increasing internal pressure of the bellows in a predetermined case can be solved, and accordingly, generation of noise due to the collision between an inner peripheral surface of the bellows and an inner ball joint can be prevented..
|Wave activated power generation system with the rack and pinion mechanism|
The present invention is directed to a wave activated power generation system that converts the vertical movement of one or more power generation buoys resulting from interaction with waves into energy producing gyrations via a rack and pinion mechanism. The square-shaped power generation buoys are manufactured from fiber-reinforced plastic material..
|Supporting consumer products|
A device for supporting consumer products includes a transmission, a first end plate, a second end plate, and a shelf. The transmission includes a worm wheel coupled to a socket; a worm gear engaged to the worm wheel and coupled to a back axle shaft; a first pinion gear coupled to a first end of the back axle shaft; and a second pinion gear coupled to a second end of the back axle shaft.
|Electrically supported power steering having an immobilizer|
The invention relates to a steering system with an uninterruptible mechanical positive coupling between a steering wheel and a pinion in the form of a steering shaft and with an electrical auxiliary power assistance, in which an electric motor introduces its assistance power into the steering system via a reduction gear mechanism. A switchable magnetic brake is provided, which in a closed switching state blocks the motor shaft of the electric motor frictionally in relation to a motor housing fixed to the vehicle body, and which in an open switching state releases the motor shaft so that this can rotate in a fixed transmission ratio with the steering shaft..
|Four-joint link type continuously variable transmission|
To suppress flexure of an input shaft of a four-joint link type continuously variable transmission. The four-joint link type variable transmission is equipped with a hollow input shaft, an output shaft, an eccentric mechanism, a swing link, a one-way rotation preventing mechanism, a connecting rod, and a pinion shaft inserted into the input shaft.
|Worm drive adjustment for headgear suspension|
A headgear adjustment mechanism is provided that includes a worm having a central axis of rotation, a first headband element, a second headband element, a spur gear, and a housing. The first headband element includes (i) a worm rack disposed in operative engagement with the worm, and (ii) a first pinion rack.
|Method for facilitating decision-making related to goal attainment|
The invention relates to a method for facilitating decision-making related to goal attainment, the steps of the method including providing a pool of prospective category-specific advisors, each of which have joined a membership community; selecting from the pool of category specific advisors, a subset thereof sufficient to define an online forum qualified for consideration of a given goal-related question; and then syntactically refining the goal-oriented question expressed by a system user by resolving the question into components, the refining step including (i) reviewing for and providing accuracy of forum of the components by a language processing agent of the system; and (ii) reviewing for accuracy of substantive meaning by the system user of the goal oriented question components. The method further comprises the step of providing the refined question components to the forum for consideration; and then providing from the forum to the system user respective answers or opinions of the forum in response to the goal oriented question and components of it..
|Vessel propulsion apparatus|
A vessel propulsion apparatus includes a prime mover, a drive shaft, a pinion, a rear gear, a propeller shaft, a front bearing, a cylindrical front housing, and a cylindrical rear housing. The front housing surrounds the front bearing about a propeller axis and supports the rear gear via the front bearing in a manner rotatable about the propeller axis.
|Two-speed transmission for electric vehicle|
A transmission to transfer power from an electric motor to first and second axles of a vehicle includes an input shaft adapted to be driven by the electric motor and a first planetary gear set. A second planetary gear set has a first member driven by the first planetary gear set, a second member restricted from rotation and a third member.
|Drive unit for an electric hybrid vehicle|
A drive unit for a hybrid electric motor vehicle includes a bevel pinion driveably connected to a power source, a bevel gear meshing with the bevel pinion and aligned with an axis, first and second drive shafts, a differential mechanism including an input secured to the bevel gear for transmitting power between the input and the first and the second drive shafts, an electric motor/generator including a rotor, and a planetary gear set driveably connected to the input and the rotor for transmitting power between the rotor and the input such that a speed of the rotor is greater than a speed of the input.. .
|Internal gear pumps for a hydraulic vehicle braking system|
An internal gear pump for a slip-controlled hydraulic vehicle braking system includes a pinion, a ring gear, and a filler piece (sickle). The filler piece has an inner part extending in a curved manner in the peripheral direction and an outer part extending in a curved manner in the peripheral direction.
A transmission apparatus for use in a stack of data library units, the stack comprising a lower data library unit and an upper data library unit, each data library unit of the stack comprising a plurality of upright frames, the transmission apparatus comprising a tray for transporting a tape cartridge; a plurality of positioning pinions rotatably attached to the tray; a plurality of racks each disposed on each of the plurality of upright frames and configured to be engaged by the corresponding plurality of positioning pinions for vertical positioning of the tray within each data library unit; a plurality of partial racks each comprising an upper tooth and a lower tooth disposed adjacent the plurality of racks at each of the plurality of upright frames, the upper tooth being disposed adjacent a lower end of the frame of the upper data library unit and the lower tooth being disposed adjacent an upper end of the frame of the lower data library unit; a plurality of cross-over pinions each rotatably attached to the tray and disposed co-axially with each of the plurality of positioning pinions, each cross-over pinion having a tooth profile configured to engage each of the partial racks for effecting movement of the tray between the lower data library unit and the upper data library unit.. .
|Device and method for determining a blade position and for ending a safety run|
A wind turbine assembly has a hub, a rotor blade, a bearing that can be installed between the rotor blade and the hub, and an adjusting device. The rotor blade is arranged on the hub so as to be rotatable substantially its longitudinal axis.
|Pressure piece of a rack-and-pinion steering system|
Pressure piece (9) of a rack-and-pinion steering system, wherein the pressure piece (9) can be pressed along a pressure axis (d) against a rack (5), wherein the pressure piece (9) has a guide (14) for the rack (5) along its rack axis (z), wherein an adjusting device (17) for adjusting the guide (14) of the pressure piece (9) along an adjusting axis (s) is provided, wherein the adjusting axis (s) intersects a plane containing the pressure axis (d) and also the rack axis (z). It is possible to place the rack (5) off-axis in a targeted manner in order to reduce unwanted noise..
|Rotational drive system for a biopsy member|
A drive system is provided for rotating a biopsy member. The drive system includes a pinion connected to the biopsy member and a rack that drives the pinion during a drive stroke.
|Retractable room actuation assembly for recreational vehicle|
A slide-out or retractable room for a mobile living quarters, such as a recreational vehicle, is provided with actuating assemblies mounted on opposite side walls of the slide-out room and the adjacent wall of the main living area. The actuating assemblies include a pair of parallel gear racks mounted on the side wall, which are engaged by pinions rotated by torque shafts mounted on the main living quarters.
A transmission system includes a housing having a sump, the housing containing a crown wheel and a pinion. The transmission system further includes an oil reservoir and a pump selectively operable to pump fluid from the oil reservoir to the sump for lubricating the crown wheel.
|Torque multiplier and method of use|
A torque multiplier apparatus includes an input pinion, a geared torque multiplier mechanism, and an input retainer. The input pinion and the input retainer include first and second identical connectors so that a detent stud can be positioned in either one of the first and second connectors, allowing the torque multiplier to be used for increased torque (and reduced speed) or for increased speed (and lesser torque).
|Method and apparatus for lining pipe with multiple convoluted bends and varied orientations with a structural membrane|
The invention provides an improved method and robotic apparatus for applying a structural membrane lining in conduits. The remotely controlled robot comprises a series of segment blocks maintained in alignment by flexible linear rods supported in spherical swivel bushings.
|Plug door device|
Provided is a small plug door device capable of performing an opening/closing operation and a plugging operation with a door drive mechanism for causing a force in a vehicle front-rear direction to act on a door, and further applicable also to a one-panel sliding door. A slide base 12 is installed slidably in a vehicle width direction relative to a fixed base 11.
|Method and apparatus for evaluating video quality|
Embodiments of the present invention discloses a method and an apparatus for evaluating video quality, which relate to the field of communications technologies, and are invented for improving accuracy of evaluating quality of an iptv service. The method includes: acquiring a channel video stream; acquiring a decoding feature parameter of a decoder, where the decoding feature parameter at least includes a decoding buffer capacity; acquiring a frame information loss ratio according to the decoding feature parameter, and acquiring mean opinion score-video mos-v parameters according to the channel video stream; and acquiring a mos-v value of the channel video stream according to the frame information loss ratio and the mos-v parameters.
|System and method for automatically predicting the outcome of expert forecasts|
Systems and methods are provided that predict the accuracy of expert forecasts based on a corpus of prior expert forecasts. Expert forecasts (also referred to as opinions) are analyzed and processed to determine an opinion and related positions expressed by the expert.
|Providing expert elicitation|
Systems and methods of providing expert elicitation are provided. Expert information may be stored in an expert database.
|System for determining high quality musical recordings|
A system for determining high quality musical recordings comprises a server computer which communicates with a plurality of client devices configured to execute internet radio client software which plays musical recordings. The server computer includes a registration unit for registering users; an input unit for registering, for each user, and for each musical recording of a selected group of musical recordings, a user's opinion of the musical recording.
|Drive force distributing apparatus|
A drive force distributing apparatus includes a first roller that is rotatable with a main drive wheel system and a second roller that is rotatable with a subordinate drive wheel system. Control of the drive force distribution between the main drive wheel system and the subordinate drive wheel system is carried out by turning the second roller by the rotation of a crankshaft to thereby adjust a radial pressing force of the second roller against the first roller by an adjustment mechanism.
|Mobile application for executing voting events using images between smart phones, computers, and other computing devices|
A mobile application for executing voting events using images between smart phones includes receiving a sequence of images, re-sizing said sequence of images in order to display all images simultaneously onto the display interface of the mobile phone, merging the sequence of images into one image and displaying the merged image onto the display interface of the smartphone, displaying for the selection of the user at least one recipient to whom the message is intended to be sent, and attaching a message to the merged image a prompt to vote. This mobile application for executing voting events using images between smart phones is used for the purpose of requesting a plurality of users/voters to give their opinions on a plurality of images, or objects within those images..
|Test system to estimate the uplink or downlink quality of multiple user devices using a mean opinion score (mos)|
A test system is provided to test both voice and video quality of the connection for a large number of mobile phones, tablets, laptops or other user transmit/receive devices from a central location. The quality can be expressed as a mean opinion score (mos) and the uplink and downlink connection quality can be separately estimated.
In a belt retractor (10) having a belt tensioner (16) and a force-limiting device, the belt tensioner (16) includes a pivoted pinion gear (24) associated with a belt reel (14), a drive unit (18) and an oblong force-transmitting element (22) movable by the drive unit (18) supported at least partly in a tubular portion (21) and adapted to be engaged in the pinion gear (24) so as to rotate the pinion gear (24) in a tensioning direction (a). The force-transmitting element (22) includes a bending portion (30) which is provided at the rear end of the force-transmitting element (22) viewed in the tensioning direction and which is designed to be pressure-resistant in the longitudinal direction (l) of the force-transmitting element (22) but to be flexible in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction (l)..
|Twister assembly for gripping, cutting, twisting, and ejecting a length of wire around one or more objects and methods to use the same|
A twister assembly for use in connection with bundling one or more objects with a length of wire may cut, grip, eject, and twist the length of wire. The twister assembly includes a main shaft driven by a main shaft motor and a twister shaft driven by a twister motor.
|Yoke assembly for a rack and pinion steering gear and method for producing the same|
A yoke assembly adapted for use in a rack and pinion steering gear assembly for a vehicle comprises a yoke housing having a bore; a yoke bearing disposed in the bore; a yoke cover secured in the bore; a spring disposed in the bore between the yoke bearing and the yoke cover; and an automatic-adjusting mechanism secured in the yoke cover. The automatic-self adjusting mechanism includes a member which is configured to self adjust and move in a direction toward the yoke bearing so as to maintain the member in constant contact against the yoke bearing as associated components of the rack and pinion steering gear wear..
|Axle porting to legs|
An axle assembly and method for assembling such axle assembly for a vehicle are disclosed. The axle assembly may comprise meshed ring and pinion gears, a center housing portion, and left and right leg housing portions.
|System and method for topic extraction and opinion mining|
Technique for topic extraction and opinion mining are described. For example, a document that is pertinent to a topic is selected based on searching, using a key phrase, a plurality of documents.
|Automatic stop and restart device for an engine|
Provided is an automatic stop and restart device for an engine that is capable of suppressing occurrence of an abnormal condition even if a transmission state is changed during an engine restart process after an engine restart condition is satisfied in an automatic engine stop process. A controller performs the automatic engine stop process and the engine restart process.
|Dynamic brake for a winch|
The brake system includes a sun gear fixedly mounted to an input shaft. The sun gear is mounted inside a planetary chassis between two pinion gears.
|Anesthetic solution-filled cartridge-type electric dental syringe|
Provided is an anesthetic solution-filled cartridge-type electric dental syringe, wherein the plunger has been shortened but the plunger can nevertheless be extended to the distance necessary to evacuate the anesthetic solution from the cartridge. The syringe comprises: an extension tube (11) into which a plunger (5) is movably inserted, the extension tube being movably disposed in the through hole (14) of a support block (13) and having racks (15, 15) formed in the side surface thereof that are coordinated with the racks (9) of the plunger; and a means for the plunger to draw the extension tube to engage the racks (15, 15) of the extension tube with a pinion (21) when the plunger reaches the middle of the distance corresponding to the anesthetic solution accommodation length of the cartridge.
|Image reading apparatus and driving apparatus|
An image reading apparatus comprises a moving unit on which a reading unit is mounted and which slides on a guide, and a driving unit mounted on the moving unit and includes a pinion gear meshing with a rack which extends in a scanning direction and is disposed between the pinion gear and the guide. A slide contact portion between the guide and the moving unit includes a first slide contact portion on the rack side and a second slide contact portion.
|Starter machine performance improvement|
A rotary electric starter machine including an electric motor, a housing surrounding the motor, and a pinion connected to the motor, at least one of the motor and the housing comprising a magnetically active portion of the machine, wherein the magnetically active motor portion is made of an enhanced performance steel material having a flux density at a given magnetizing force level that is at least about 20% less than the flux density at the given magnetic force level of a conventional low carbon steel material chosen from the group consisting of aisi 1008 and aisi 1010 steel.. .
|Device for exchanging and for preventing the bending of a pushing-in bar|
A device for exchanging and for preventing the bending of the pushing-in bar (27) having two pivoting arms (15) which are pivotably mounted on a support (9) and can be pivoted by a drive pinion (21). Supporting legs (25) which support the pushing-in bar (27) are fastened to the pivoting levers with the aid of a fastening element (29).
|Long life pinion shaft and method for manufacturing thereof|
Disclosed is a long life pinion shaft having improved durability by forming an outer diameter portion thereof with high carbon alloy steel and the inner diameter portion medium carbon steel. In particular, the high carbon alloy steel, is selected from the group consisting of: high carbon chromium bearing steel; high speed tool steel; alloy tool steel; and/or carbon alloy steel..
|Portable, electric work apparatus|
The invention relates to a portable work apparatus having a housing and a work tool which is driven by an electric motor via a gear assembly. A flywheel which rotates about a rotational axis is arranged in the drive train between the electric motor and the gear assembly, which flywheel is connected fixedly to an output shaft so as to rotate with it, which output shaft protrudes into a gear assembly space and has a drive pinion.
|Door closer assembly|
A door closer comprises a piston cooperating with a rotating pinion. Upon rotation of the pinion in the door opening direction, the piston moves toward the second end of the housing forcing fluid from a second variable volume chamber through a passage to a first variable volume chamber and compressing a spring assembly for storing energy.
|Vehicle seat headrest assembly having vertical and longitudinal adjustment|
A vehicle seat headrest assembly (20) includes a headrest (21) having a rear headrest portion (28) with a housing (29) mounted on vertical posts (26) for vertical movement and also includes a front headrest portion (30) having a housing (31) movable longitudinally in forward and rearward directions by a support linkage (46) under the control of a rack and pinion mechanism (62). A first helical spring locking clamp (44) permits upward adjusting movement of the headrest but normally prevents downward movement, and a second helical spring locking clamp (72) permits forward movement of the front headrest portion housing (29) while normally preventing rearward movement.
|Control device for engine, method of controlling engine, engine starting device, and vehicle|
A vehicle includes a starter used for starting an engine and including an actuator performing an engagement operation with a pinion gear and a motor rotating the pinion gear that are separately controllable. When starting the engine by the user's key operation, a start request signal caused by the key operation is delayed in a delay circuit to output a control signal for driving the motor.
|Control device and control method for starter, and vehicle|
A starter can independently drive an actuator for moving a pinion gear to a position where the pinion gear is engaged with a ring gear and a motor for rotating the pinion gear. When synchronization between the ring gear and the pinion gear is restricted, a rotation mode in which the pinion gear is rotated before the actuator is driven is restricted..
An actuator comprising a housing defining an interior cavity for a motor assembly including a rotatable motor pinion and a stator, a gear assembly including a plurality of rotatable gears, and a sensor assembly including a substrate. The motor pinion includes a yoke, a motor magnet surrounding the yoke, and a sensor magnet.