Patent Number: 6,253,732

Title: Electronic throttle return mechanism with a two-spring and two-lever default mechanism

Abstract: An electronic throttle control system having a housing 22 with a motor 40, throttle valve 60, gear mechanism 100, and failsafe mechanism. The failsafe mechanism comprises two springs 130, 150 and two levers 140, 160 which are used in combination with a gear member and an adjustable stop screw 170 on the housing.

Inventors: Semeyn, Jr.; Mark Warner (Ypsilanti, MI), LaRussa; Joseph John (Dearborn, MI), Saunders; Mark Alan (Saline, MI)

Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: F02D 9/08 (20060101); F02D 9/10 (20060101); F02D 9/02 (20060101); F02D 11/10 (20060101); F02D 009/10 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018