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ZF Lemforder Metallwaren AG Patents
Assignee:
ZF Lemforder Metallwaren AG
Address:
Stemwede-Dielingen, DE
No. of patents:
83
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7726215 Movement converter for an isodistant shifting sensor system June 1, 2010
A device is provided for transmitting a biaxial pivoting movement of a gearshift lever (2) into a planar movement of a gearshift lever position transmitter with a guide element (20, 27, 31, 32) for limiting the movement of the gearshift lever position transmitter to a movement in a n
7722018 Rear and/or front axle subframe bearing and method of assembling a rear and/or front axle subfra May 25, 2010
A subframe bearing and method of forming same is provided with a subframe (12) having a main section between a first engagement flange (30) and a second engagement flange (32), an inner tube (2), an outer tube (4) and an elastomer bushing (6), as well as a stop plate (16). The elastomer
7520691 Protected stabilizer link or tie rod and ball race protecting cap April 21, 2009
A stabilizer link or tie rod is provided with a ball and stud and with a housing with an outer surface and with an interior surface defining a ball cavity. The housing is connected with a link rod. A race insert is provided having a housing liner surface engaging the housing interior
7478968 Rocker pendulum made of an extruded section January 20, 2009
A rocker pendulum for a motor vehicle has an oblong basic body via at least one fastening element, wherein the basic body is a hollow extruded section.
7478802 Pivoting bearing January 20, 2009
A pivoting bearing for chassis components of motor vehicles has a tubular joint housing (8), which forms a cylindrical interior space and in which a metallic internal part (1) and an elastomer body (5) are accommodated. The elastomer body (5) is axially pretensioned in the axial longitud
7452155 Ball and socket joint November 18, 2008
A ball and socket joint for a motor vehicle, especially for the chassis of the motor vehicle, has a ball and socket joint housing (1), which has a joint opening and in which a bearing shell (5) made of an insulating material is arranged. A ball pivot (4), which is made of an electrically
7441978 Ball socket with film backing October 28, 2008
A bearing shell for a ball and socket joint has a core made of plastic, which is jacketed by a film at least in some areas.
7441474 Sensor system for the control of an automatic transmission October 28, 2008
A sensor system is provided for a control device of an automatically shiftable transmission and/or with automatic manually shifted transmission. The system includes a shift selector lever movable in at least one shift gate for setting at least the positions Forward, Neutral, reverse,
7438493 Cross axis ball and socket joint with sealing ring for cross axis sleeve ends October 21, 2008
A ball joint, is provided in the form of a cross axis joint with a housing, a bearing shell in the housing and a ball sleeve. The ball sleeve includes a ball portion with a bearing surface cooperating with the bearing shell and a first pivot pin and a second pivot pin extending from
7430938 Movement converter for an isodistant shifting sensor system October 7, 2008
A device is provided for transmitting a biaxial pivoting movement of a gearshift lever (2) into a planar movement of a gearshift lever position transmitter with a guide element (20, 27, 31, 32) for limiting the movement of the gearshift lever position transmitter to a movement in a n
7367742 Ball and socket joint May 6, 2008
A ball-and-socket joint for a motor vehicle, especially for the chassis of the motor vehicle has a ball-and-socket joint housing (i), which has a joint opening and in which a bearing shell (5) made of an insulating material is arranged. A ball pivot (4) is made of an electrically con
7357591 Ball-and-socket joint April 15, 2008
A ball-and-socket joint has a pivot pin accommodated rotatably and tiltably with a spherical joint area in a bearing shell. The bearing shell is in turn arranged in the recess of a joint housing. A closing ring fixes the bearing shell in the joint housing in the axial longitudinal di
7334828 Force strut brace February 26, 2008
A force connection strut (1) of a chassis of a passenger car or utility vehicle is provided for the non-positive connection between a chassis and a wheel carrier, preferably an axle strut or a chassis control arm. An elongated basic body (G) and at least two end-side mount supports (5) a
7334497 Monostable shifting device with P position February 26, 2008
A shifting device for the preferably powerless transmission of shift commands to a fully automatic or semi-automatic transmission of a motor vehicle and a frame and/or housing and a gearshift lever mounted pivotably along a shift gate. A first shift stop and a second shift stop are p
7334496 Gearshift device for controlling the gear selection of a motor vehicle gearbox February 26, 2008
A shifting device is provided for controlling the gear selection of a motor vehicle transmission with a housing, with a gearshift lever, which is arranged within a recess of the housing and can be pivoted in at least one vertical plane. A cover plate follows the pivoting movement of the
7331733 Rocker pendulum with integrated ball and socket joint February 19, 2008
A rocker pendulum for a motor vehicle, has an elongated, especially hollow basic body (1). The basic body (1, 11, 21, 31) has at least one section (1a, 11a, 21a, 31a), which forms or has a bearing shell of a ball and socket joint.
7320548 Bearing shell for a ball and socket joint January 22, 2008
A bearing shell with a spherical bearing surface for a ball and socket joint preferably for use in chassis suspensions or steering mechanisms of motor vehicles, which has essentially a joint housing and a bearing journal, which comprises a spherical surface and a pivot part and which
7318686 High-performance ball socket January 15, 2008
A bearing shell for a ball and socket joint made of plastic as well as the ball and socket joint per se, wherein the bearing shell has first areas, which are subject to higher mechanical loads than the other areas of the bearing shell, wherein the material of the bearing shell forming th
7306209 Hydraulically damping rubber bush bearing for vertical mounting December 11, 2007
A hydraulically damping rubber bush bearing suitable for absorbing cardanic loads in the vertical installed position and yet has a simple geometry and construction. The bearing has chambers receiving the damping agent and has an undercut in the direction of the bearing axis at least
7108444 Mounting device for pedals in motor vehicles September 19, 2006
A fastening device for pedals in motor vehicles has a supporting bolt (8) which is accommodated at each of its free ends in a mounting point (5, 5A) of a pedal block (2). The bolt (8) has, between the mounting points (5, 5A), a mounting point for the pedal. The pedal mounting point is
7097381 Joint August 29, 2006
A joint for the movable connection of two components of a motor vehicle, which are movable in relation to one another, with a housing (1) and with a bearing shell (2) accommodated in the housing (1) for the slidingly movable mounting of a mount body (3) is presented, wherein the mount bo
7073970 Ball and socket joint July 11, 2006
A ball-and-socket joint for a motor vehicle, especially for a rocker pendulum of a motor vehicle, is provided with a housing (1), which is open on at least one side and into the interior space (2) of which a bearing shell (3) is inserted, which in turn accommodates a joint ball (4) o
7070355 Ball- and -socket joint July 4, 2006
A ball-and-socket joint has a housing, a ball pivot (3) mounted pivotably in the housing, and a sealing bellows (1), which is fastened to the housing and is mounted on the ball pivot (3) slidably via a sealing ring (4) provided with two legs (5, 6). A first leg (5) of the two legs (5, 6)
7063480 Ball-and-socket joint for a motor vehicle June 20, 2006
A ball-and-socket joint for a motor vehicle, especially for the chassis of the motor vehicle, is provided, wherein the ball-and-socket joint has a ball-and-socket joint housing (4) provided with a joint opening (6) as well as a ball pivot (3). The ball pivot (3) includes a joint ball (1)
7059213 Holding device for the pedals of a motor vehicle June 13, 2006
A holding device for the pedal mechanism of a motor vehicle is presented, which has at least one pedal block (1, 2) with pedals (4, 6) fastened thereto pivotably and a baseplate (3). The baseplate (3) and the pedal block (1, 2) are made of plastic in one piece. The pedal block (1, 2) for
7055404 Return device for the pedals of a motor vehicle June 6, 2006
A resetting device for pedals of a motor vehicle is provided with a spring element (6), which is fixed on a mount (9) at the pedal (1), on the one hand, and, on the other hand, at a corresponding mount (10). At least one spring-loaded friction element (12) is provided with at least one
7045999 Rubber bearing with a jounce sensor May 16, 2006
A bearing for a control arm of a wheel suspension of a vehicle has at least one sensor (18, 28, 38, 48, 58) arranged in or at the bearing (11, 21, 31, 41). The sensor determines the relative movement of the vehicle parts connected to each other by the bearing (11, 21, 31, 31, 41).
7044048 Drive unit for a motor vehicle axle stabilizer May 16, 2006
A drive unit is provided for the coaxial twisting movement of two stabilizer halves of a motor vehicle axle stabilizer with a tubular housing. Two housing halves are provided having an interior of which a hydraulically movable actuating piston is arranged displaceably in relation to
7037023 Ball joint May 2, 2006
A ball-and-socket joint, especially a wheel guide joint for motor vehicles is provided with a housing (1), in the cavity (2) of which, which is open on at least one side, a bearing shell (3) is inserted with a joint ball (4) mounted therein. The bearing shell (3) forms a assembly unit (3
7037022 Ball-and-socket joint May 2, 2006
A ball-and-socket joint, preferably for chassis suspensions and/or steering mechanisms of motor vehicles, is presented, which has a ball pivot pin (1), which is accommodated rotatably and tiltably in a joint housing (8) with one of its free ends with a spherical joint area (3). The o
7025344 Rubber bearing, preferably a stabilizing bearing, and method for mounting this bearing April 11, 2006
A rubber mount, preferably a stabilizer mount, and a process are provided for mounting the mount, which is used to mount sectional bars used preferably as stabilizers. The mount is of a simplified mounting type. For this purpose, the elastomeric mount body (2) for receiving the secti
7017890 Rubber bearing with anti-vibration system March 28, 2006
A vibration-damped rubber mount is provided to ensure good sliding friction properties over a broad spectrum of spring rigidities with a simple design in a vibration-damped rubber mount with an inner part, which is surrounded by an outer sleeve, where an elastomer ring body is provid
7014178 Hydraulically damping bush bearing March 21, 2006
A hydraulically damping bush bearing is presented, in which an inner rubber mount, which comprises an essentially cylindrical or nearly cylindrical inner part (1) with an axial through hole (2), an outer sleeve (3) surrounding the inner part (1) as well as an elastomeric damping memb
7001076 Housing for receiving a bearing component and process for manufacturing same February 21, 2006
A housing for receiving a bearing component is presented, which has a shaft projection, which can be inserted into the recess of the end area of a hollow section and can be pressed together with the end area, wherein the shaft projection is provided with a groove profile, in which th
6997850 Shifting device for an automatic transmission of a motor vehicle with a locking device for the s February 14, 2006
A shifting device (1) is provided for transmitting shift commands to an automatic transmission of a motor vehicle, with a housing (2) and/or a frame, a selector lever (4), which transmits shift commands to the transmission of the motor vehicle and can be moved at least in an automati
6997614 Elastic rubber bearing February 14, 2006
An elastic rubber bearing is provided with an intermediate tube, namely, a bush bearing with a reinforcing insert arranged in the elastomeric bearing body. The design of the bearing includes a pretension, which is distributed as uniformly as possible both in relation to the circumfer
6993994 Gear input unit February 7, 2006
A blocking and releasing of actuating elements especially used in a manually shifted automatic transmission in vehicles for a manual gear input unit with a plurality of actuating elements, e.g., a selector lever and a button. A manual gear input unit (1) is selected for selecting gea
6966559 Sealing bellows with lubricant reservoir at axial end and assembly/installation method November 22, 2005
A process for forming the ball and socket joint with bellows seal (10), a bellows seal (10) and a ball and socket joint with bellows seal (10) is provided including a ball pivot pin (36, 38) with a connection piece (40). The sealing bellows is provided with an annular engagement surface
6959935 Steering triangle November 1, 2005
A steering triangle (1) is provided for the axle suspension of motor vehicles for the articulated connection of a vehicle axle with a vehicle chassis with two control arms (2, 3). The control arms are connected to each other in a joint housing (6) formed by the control arms (2, 3) to
6955473 Bushing joint October 18, 2005
A sleeve joint with a mount assembly unit (1) and with an inner part (2) is presented, in which the mount assembly unit (1) has a housing (3) as well as a bearing shell (4) inserted into the housing (3) for the slidingly movable mounting of a mount body (6) provided with a curved support
6951341 Stabilizer for a motor vehicle October 4, 2005
The invention relates to a stabilizer for a motor vehicle. Known one-piece stabilizers are designed either solely for operation in road traffic or solely for off-road operation. Two-piece stabilizers that comprise an engaging and disengaging clutch have disadvantages regarding quality an
6945134 Actuating pedal for the brake system of road vehicles September 20, 2005
An actuating pedal (1) for the brake system of a road vehicle has a fastening device (6) for fixing the actuating pedal (1) in a pivot bearing (12) on a pedal block (7) of the vehicle. The pedal block is a rigid part of the body, with a pedal body (2) and with an actuating surface (3). T
6935803 Joint, particularly a ball-and-socket joint for chassis parts in a motor vehicle August 30, 2005
A joint (1) with a joint housing (2) and with a joint shell (3) is arranged therein with a ball (4) having a pivot pin (5) protruding from the joint housing (2) and surrounded by a rubber bellows (6) with a protective cap (7). A ring (8) for holding the protective cap (7) is connected to
6923088 Device for mounting a pedal lever of a motor vehicle August 2, 2005
A device is provided for mounting a pedal lever (1) of a motor vehicle, which is accommodated in a housing (3) pivotably around at least one bearing element (2). At least one section of a separating wedge (5) is supported via a support surface (4) against a motor vehicle component (7)
6918319 Device for fixing a pedal lever of a motor vehicle July 19, 2005
A device for mounting a pedal lever (1) of a motor vehicle, which is accommodated in a housing (3) pivotably around at least one severable bearing element (2). A separating wedge (5), is supported on one side against a motor vehicle component (7). The separating wedge (5) is arranged
6915717 Component for a motor vehicle July 12, 2005
An assembly unit for a motor vehicle is provided with a lever arm arranged in a bearing block pivotably around an axis on a bolt fixed in mounts of the bearing block. The bearing block has at least one section opening or expanding in case of an accident as a consequence of force acting o
6913410 Ball joint July 5, 2005
A ball-and-socket joint (1) is provided with a sleeve (2) or a pivot (3) with a partial spherical surface (4) and with a bearing shell (5) surrounding the partial spherical surface (4) in a positive-locking manner with a hollow spherical bearing surface (6). The bearing surface (6) is
6913409 Ball joint for motor vehicles July 5, 2005
A ball-and-socket joint for motor vehicles has a ball pivot with at least a joint ball (4) accommodated rotatably and/or pivotably in a bearing shell (2) of a housing (3) and a pivot section (5). A sealing bellows is provided with a first edge area (7) fastened to the housing (3) and wit
6889574 Fixing device for securing an actuating cable May 10, 2005
A fastening device for fixing a cable to a shift actuator or a transmission of a motor vehicle is provided. The device has a jacket end piece (5) jacketing the cable and a mounting element (6) accommodating the jacket end piece at the shift actuator or the transmission. The fastening dev
6874792 Stabilizer for a motor vehicle April 5, 2005
A stabilizer for a motor vehicle has a torsion bar divided into two shafts (1 and 2). The two shafts (1 and 2) are connected to one another via a mechanical coupling. The coupling has a locking disk, which is connected to a first of the two shafts (1), rotating with it in unison, and on
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