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Vehicle door handle assembly

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Morihito Nomura, Yasuo Imatomi, Kouichi Nagata, Akira Kondo, Atsushi Kamiya, Katsuaki Maruyama

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A handle lever is rotatable and movable in an axial direction relative to a frame and when the handle lever is rotatably moved from a predetermined position in a rotation direction with a predetermined amount against a urging force of a rotative urging spring and also moved from a predetermined position in the axial direction with a predetermined amount against a urging force of an axial urging spring, an engaging hook of the handle lever is engaged with an engaging portion of the frame in the rotation direction and the axial direction for holding the handle lever in a tentative holding position.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING FIGURES

The foregoing and additional features and characteristics of the present invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description considered with reference to the accompanying drawing figures in which like reference numerals designate like elements and wherein:

FIG. 1 is a side view of a vehicle door handle assembly viewed from an inside (vehicle compartment side) according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a side view of the vehicle door handle assembly of FIG. 1 viewed from an outside;

FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view taken along a line

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3 of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the vehicle door handle assembly under the condition that a handle lever is tentatively maintained in engagement with a frame of FIGS. 1-3;

FIG. 5 is an enlarged side view of the vehicle door handle assembly showing a relationship between the frame and the handle lever of FIG. 4;

FIG. 6 is a perspective view of the handle lever of FIGS.

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Claims

1. A vehicle door handle assembly comprising:

2. A vehicle door handle assembly according to claim 1, wherein:

3. A vehicle door handle assembly according to claim 1, wherein:

4. A vehicle door handle assembly according to claim 2, wherein:

5. A vehicle door handle assembly according to claim 2, wherein:

6. A vehicle door handle assembly comprising:

7. A vehicle door handle assembly according to claim 6, wherein:

8. A vehicle door handle assembly according to claim 6, wherein handle lever includes a shaft supported on the frame, the handle lever being rotatable about the shaft, the engaging hook being provided at a portion of the handle lever that is spaced from the shaft.

9. A vehicle door handle assembly according to claim 6, wherein:

10. A vehicle door handle assembly according to claim 9, wherein