NL1010435C2 - Device for adjusting the position of a seat in a vehicle. - Google Patents

Device for adjusting the position of a seat in a vehicle. Download PDF

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NL1010435C2
NL1010435C2 NL1010435A NL1010435A NL1010435C2 NL 1010435 C2 NL1010435 C2 NL 1010435C2 NL 1010435 A NL1010435 A NL 1010435A NL 1010435 A NL1010435 A NL 1010435A NL 1010435 C2 NL1010435 C2 NL 1010435C2
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Teunis Karel Van Ee
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
    • B62KCYCLES; CYCLE FRAMES; CYCLE STEERING DEVICES; RIDER-OPERATED TERMINAL CONTROLS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR CYCLES; CYCLE AXLE SUSPENSIONS; CYCLE SIDE-CARS, FORECARS, OR THE LIKE
    • B62K3/00Bicycles
    • B62K3/005Recumbent-type bicycles
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
    • B62JCYCLE SADDLES OR SEATS; AUXILIARY DEVICES OR ACCESSORIES SPECIALLY ADAPTED TO CYCLES AND NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, e.g. ARTICLE CARRIERS OR CYCLE PROTECTORS
    • B62J1/00Saddles or other seats for cycles; Arrangement thereof; Component parts
    • B62J1/08Frames for saddles; Connections between saddle frames and seat pillars; Seat pillars
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
    • B62KCYCLES; CYCLE FRAMES; CYCLE STEERING DEVICES; RIDER-OPERATED TERMINAL CONTROLS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR CYCLES; CYCLE AXLE SUSPENSIONS; CYCLE SIDE-CARS, FORECARS, OR THE LIKE
    • B62K5/00Cycles with handlebars, equipped with three or more main road wheels

Description

Device for adjusting the position of a seat in a vehicle
The invention relates to a device for adjusting the position of a seat in a vehicle, in particular a go-kart, along a guide.
It is known, for example, to adjust a car seat in steps, and it is also customary for go-karts to adjust the seat in steps along a guide. For example, it is possible to secure the chair with a pin through a hole in the guide, holes being arranged at regular intervals in the guide to adjust the chair depending on the height of the user.
A drawback of this known seat setting is that the distance between the pedals and the handlebar of the go-kart on the one hand and the seat on the other cannot be accurately adjusted to the height of the user. However, such an accurate setting is important for children.
Another drawback is that this known setting of the chair can be difficult, especially for children. The pin must be secured to prevent the pen from falling out. In addition, the pen can be damaged by frequent use. Adjusting the chair becomes very difficult, if not impossible, especially for young children.
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It is an object of the invention to provide a device for adjusting the position of a seat in a vehicle, in particular a go-kart, which can be accurately adjusted to the height of the user.
It is another object of the invention to provide an apparatus for adjusting the position of a seat in a vehicle that is easy to operate and safe, especially for young children. It is yet another object of the invention to provide an apparatus for adjusting the position of a seat in a vehicle which is easy and inexpensive to manufacture and securely fixes.
One or more of these objectives are achieved with a device for adjusting the position of a seat in a vehicle, in particular a go-kart, along a guide, means being provided for infinitely adjusting the seat by the device manually clamp vertically on the guide.
20 By clamping the chair infinitely adjustable to the guide, the chair can be fixed anywhere on the guide, so that the setting can be precisely adjusted to the height of the user. By fastening the device to the guide by clamping, the setting can be made particularly suitable for use by young children.
Incidentally, it is known from US-A-5,509,678 to mount a chair steplessly on a recumbent or sitting bicycle by means of two clamping blocks that clamp a guide horizon-30 language between them. The two clamping blocks are thereby pulled together by means of a drop-out hub. Children's fingers can get caught between the clamping blocks and the frame. In addition, the mounting is less torsionally stable: Under lateral loading, the clamping blocks 35 can detach from the guide. In addition, special flanges or box profiles are required.
Preferably, the device comprises guide means 1010435 for sliding the device along the guide. This makes it easy to move the device with the chair to a new desired location.
According to a preferred embodiment, the guide means are clampable on the guide by means of clamping means. As a result, the guide means are also used for clamping the device on the guide.
Preferably, the guide is a rail, and the guide means comprise two guide plates, on either side of the rails, which are slidable along the rail and which are clampable on the rail. This provides simple guidance and clamping.
The rail is preferably provided with a flange, on either side of which the two guide plates are arranged. This allows the guide plates to be easily clamped to the rail, while also providing good guidance for the guide plates.
Preferably, the clamping means are adjustable between a guide position in which the guide plates are slidable along the rail, and a clamping position in which the guide plates are clamped on the rail. By making the clamping means adjustable between these positions, the device is easy to operate, and the device cannot be accidentally removed from the guide.
According to a preferred embodiment, a first part of the clamping means is attached to a first guide plate and a second part of the clamping means is adjustable relative to the first clamping means, the second guide plate being carried along by the second part of the clamping means. By adjusting the second part of the clamping means, the second guide plate is moved relative to the first guide plate, towards clamping the flange between the plates, or away from sliding the plates along the flange.
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Preferably, the clamping means comprise, for example, a bolt and a nut, the bolt or the nut being attached to the first guide plate, and the nut or the bolt being rotatable to place the guide plates in the guiding position or the clamping position.
Preferably, the rail is a box section which is open on one side, preferably the bottom or top, specifically the top, such that two flanges facing each other are formed, the guide plates being slidable along and clampable on both flanges. As a result, one of the guide plates can be received in the box profile and the other guide plate remain outside the box profile, the bolt preferably running between the flanges, so that the device 15 cannot be removed from the rail. This makes the construction simple, safe and rigid.
According to a preferred embodiment, a first fastening means, for example a bolt, is attached to the first guide plate in the tubular profile, and the second part of the fastening means, for example a nut, is fitted with a handle for rotating the nut over the bolt. With the aid of the handle, the clamping means in the form of the bolt and the nut are adjustable from the guiding position to the clamping position and vice versa.
Preferably, on the second guide plate, outside the box profile, there is a first stop for the handle for tightening the nut to a certain clamping of the guide plates. As a result of this first stop, the nut in the clamping position will always be tightened to a maximum clamping force. This clamping force can then be selected so that even young children can turn the handle back to the guiding position.
Preferably, a second stop is also present on the second guide plate for unscrewing the nut to a certain position, in which the device can be slid along the rail. When the handle is turned back to the second stop, the bolt and nut 1010435 5 are in the guide position. The second stop does not accidentally loosen the nut much more than necessary, or even unscrew it from the bolt, which could cause the bolt to be lost with the handle.
According to a preferred embodiment, the tube profile is open at the top, and a mounting profile for mounting the chair is mounted on the guide plate outside the tube profile. The chair can hereby be attached to the guide and clamping means in a very simple manner.
Preferably, the attachment profile serves as the first and / or second stop. Separate stops are hereby unnecessary, which makes the device simple.
According to a preferred embodiment, the guide plates are elongated and spaced apart from the clamping means by an attachment at a spacing slightly greater than the thickness of the flanges. As a result, the guide plates are secured to each other at one place by the (fixed) attachment, and at another place by the (adjustable) clamping means.
The attachment preferably consists of a pin which is slidable between the two flanges of the box section. This provides a simple straight guide 25, wherein the chair cannot rotate relative to the rail.
The invention will be elucidated below on the basis of an exemplary embodiment, with reference to the appended drawing.
Figure 1 schematically shows a device according to the invention in perspective view, in which a corresponding box section is partly shown.
Figure 2 shows figure 1 in an end view.
Figure 1 shows an exemplary embodiment of the device 1 according to the invention in perspective view. The device can be slidably mounted on a rail 100 in the form of a top section which is open at the top with flanges 101 facing each other.
The device 1 consists of an attachment profile 2 to which a go-kart chair can be attached. The fastening profile 2 is fixed on an upper guide plate 3, which upper guide plate 3 is connected by means of a pin 5 to a lower guide plate 4. The pin 5 is attached to these 10 plates on the front side of the guide plates 3 and 4, for example by welding the guide plates 3, 4 being spaced slightly greater than the thickness of the flanges 101.
Clamping means in the form of a bolt 9 and nut 8 are present at the rear of the guide plates 3, 4. For example, the bolt 9 is welded to the lower guide plate 4 and protrudes upwards through the upper guide plate 3. A nut 8 is screwed onto the bolt 9. This nut 8 is accommodated in the housing 6 of a handle, so that the nut 8 can be rotated on the handle 6 by turning a handle 7.
The operation of the device 1 according to the invention is as follows. When the go-kart chair (not shown) has to be adjusted, the nut 8 is loosened relative to the fixed bolt 9. For this purpose the handle 6 is rotated counterclockwise by means of the handle 7. Because the nut 8 is loosened, the guide plates 3 and 4 are given more space and can slide along the rail 100 at the location of the clamping means 8, 9.
When the chair has been brought to the desired location by sliding, the handle 7 is turned clockwise so that the nut 8 is screwed onto the bolt 9. This forces the top guide plate 3 towards the bottom guide plate 4, so that the flanges 101 are clamped between the guide plates 3 and 4. The device 1 is hereby fixed on the rail 100 and can no longer slide.
By choosing the screw 9 and nut 8 with a suitable thread 1010435 7, it can be ensured that the bolt and nut can be adjusted by a rotation of more than half a turn between the clamping position and the guiding position. If now the handle 7 finds a stop against the back of the mounting profile 2 both when tightening and when loosening, the device will always be able to be moved from its clamping position to its guiding position and vice versa with a simple rotation of the handle 7. . Also, the 10 stop of the handle 7 against the back of the mounting profile 2 when tightening ensures that the nut 8 is not tightened too tightly on the bolt 9, so that older children cannot fasten the device so tightly on the rail 100 clamps, that it can no longer be detached by younger 15 children.
The device 1 according to the invention thus provides an easy-to-operate adjustment option for the seat of a go-kart and the like, which is infinitely adjustable in order to be able to adjust the distance between the chair and the pedals of the go-kart as desired. This device is simple and robust and can also be operated by young children.
The invention is not limited to the above-described exemplary embodiment; the scope of protection is defined by the following claims.
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1. Device for adjusting the position of a seat in a vehicle, in particular a go-kart, along a guide, wherein means are provided for infinitely adjusting the seat by manually clamping the device 5 vertically on the guide.
2. Device as claimed in claim 1, wherein the device comprises guide means for sliding the device along the guide.
3. Device as claimed in claim 2, wherein the guide means are clampable on the guide by means of clamping means.
4. Device as claimed in claim 2 or 3, wherein the guide is a rail, and wherein the guide means comprise two guide plates, on either side of the rail, which are slidable along the rail and which can be clamped on the rail.
5. Device as claimed in one or more of the foregoing claims, wherein the rail is provided with a flange, on either side of which the two guide plates are arranged.
6. Device according to one or more of the preceding claims, in which the clamping means are adjustable between a guide position in which the guide plates are slidable along the rail, and a clamping position in which the guide plates are clamped on the rail.
The device of claim 6, wherein a first portion of the clamping means is attached to a first guide plate and a second portion of the clamping means is adjustable relative to the first clamping means, the second guide plate being through the second portion of the clamping means included t · 10435.
8. Device as claimed in claim 7, wherein the clamping means comprise a bolt and a nut, the bolt or the nut being fastened to the first guide plate, and the nut or the bolt being rotatable to move the guide plates in the guiding position or the clamping position place.
9. Device as claimed in one or more of the foregoing claims, wherein the rail is a box section which is open at the top or bottom, such that two flanges facing each other are formed, the guide plates being slidable along and clampable on both flanges.
10. Device as claimed in claim 9, wherein the bolt is attached to the first guide plate in the tubular profile, and wherein a handle is attached to the nut for rotating the nut over the bolt.
11. Device as claimed in claim 10, wherein on the second guide plate outside the box profile there is a first stop for the handle to tighten the nut to a certain clamping of the guide plates.
12. Device as claimed in claim 11, wherein a second stop is present on the second guide plate for loosening the nut to a determined position in which the device is slidable along the rail.
13. Device as claimed in any of the claims 9-12, wherein the box profile is open at the top, and wherein a fixing profile for fixing the chair is fixed on the guide plate outside the box profile.
Device as claimed in claim 13 in combination with claim 12, wherein the mounting profile serves as the first and / or second stop.
15. Device as claimed in any of the claims 9-14, wherein the guide plates are elongated and are connected to each other at a distance from the clamping means by means of an attachment at a distance which is slightly greater than the thickness of the flanges.
16. Device as claimed in claim 15, wherein the fixing consists of a pin which is slidable between the two flanges of the box profile.
17. Device comprising one or more characteristic measures as described in the description and / or as shown in the drawing. -o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o- 1010435
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