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1. (WO2018160788) STEERING COLUMN TELESCOPE TRAVEL STOP

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/160788    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/020366
Publication Date: Sat Sep 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B62D 1/184
Applicants: NSK AMERICAS, INC.
Inventors: HARTMAN, David, Ray
MARTINEZ, Victor, Corona
CHINNIAH, Logananth
Title: STEERING COLUMN TELESCOPE TRAVEL STOP
Abstract:
A device for an adjustable steering column assembly (10), including a telescoping stopper (60). The stopper (60, 80) includes a securing portion (62) adapted to couple the stopper (60, 80) to an elongated memberwithin the steering column assembly (10); an orthogonal portion (66) having a surface adapted to contact a column housing (20) of the steering column assembly (10) when in an unlocked position and/or an opposing face (68) adapted to contact a portion of a column tube (18) of the steering column assembly (10) during telescoping adjustment; and a body portion (64) joining the securing portion (62) and the orthogonal portion (66). The stopper (60, 80) is adapted to limit forward travel of the column tube (18) when in an unlocked position. A device for an adjustable steering column assembly (10), including a telescoping stopper (60). The stopper (60, 80) includes a securing portion (62) adapted to couple the stopper (60, 80) to an elongated member within the steering column assembly (10); an orthogonal portion (66) having a surface adapted to contact a column housing (20) of the steering column assembly (10) when in an unlocked position and/or an opposing face (68) adapted to contact a portion of a column tube (18) of the steering column assembly (10) during telescoping adjustment; and a body portion (64) joining the securing portion (62) and the orthogonal portion (66). The stopper (60, 80) is adapted to limit forward travel of the column tube (18) when in an unlocked position.