Patent Number: 6,168,216

Title: Vehicle door latch device

Abstract: The present vehicle door latch device comprises a latch unit for keeping a door in a closed state, and a powered closing unit for supplying the power for fully closing the door, to the latch unit. A motor of the closing unit is connected to a wire lever of the latch unit through a power wire, and an opening lever of the latch unit is connected to a canceling lever of the closing unit through a safety wire. The latch unit has a one-motion door opening mechanism. An inner lever connected to an inside opening handle is engageable with the opening lever. A switch which detects the rotational position of a latch of the latch unit is arranged in such a position as not to be overlapped onto the wire lever.

Inventors: Nakajima; Manabu (Yamanashi-ken, JP), Yokomori; Kazuhito (Yamanashi-ken, JP), Ishigaki; Hiroshi (Yamanashi-ken, JP)

Assignee: Mitsui Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: E05B 65/12 (20060101); E05C 003/06 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018