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1. (WO2018166364) AIR NOZZLE DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/166364    International Application No.:    PCT/CN2018/077917
Publication Date: Fri Sep 21 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B60H 1/34
Applicants: NINGBO GEELY AUTOMOBILE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
Inventors: JONSSON, Tony
ADAMSSON, Oskar
BERVIAND, Veronica
HANSSON, Marcus
Title: AIR NOZZLE DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE
Abstract:
An air nozzle device (10) for a vehicle comprises a housing (11) defining an interior volume and having an air inlet (12) at one side (64), an air discharge opening (14) at a second side (62) and an air flow channel (18) through the housing (11) for transporting a flow of air between the air inlet (12) and the air discharge opening (14). The device (10) further comprises an air flow regulator mechanism (20) comprising a rod member (30) comprising a rack (31), at least one flap member (40) comprising a pinion (41), and an assembly guide mechanism (50) arranged to be moveable between an assembly position and a non-assembly position, wherein the rack (31) and pinion (41) is arranged to, in an assembled state, interact to rotate the at least one flap member (40) about an axis (A) between an open and a closed position to regulate the flow of air in the air flow channel (18), the assembly guide mechanism (50) is, in the assembly position, arranged to interact with the at least one flap member (40) and the rod member (30) to assemble the rack (31) and pinion (41), and the assembly guide mechanism (50) is, in the non-assembly position, arranged to obstruct the assembly of the rack (31) and pinion (41). The device (10) is capable of reducing error sources during assembly of the components making up the device and the system.