Patent Number: 6,254,148

Title: Vehicle door locking system with separate power operated inner door and outer door locking mechanisms

Abstract: A power-operated vehicle door locking assembly including separate inner and outer door locking mechanisms connected with a housing assembly and an electric motorized system operable to selectively move (1) the inner door locking mechanism between an inoperative and an inner door locking position in response to inner manual electric motor energizing actuations and (2) the outer door locking mechanism between an inoperative and an outer door locking positions in response to outer manual electric motor energizing actuations. The arrangement is such that an outer manual electric motor energizing actuation without a corresponding inner manual electric motor energizing actuation causes a door latching assembly when in a door latching position to be incapable of being moved into a door unlatching position by an outer door latch releasing mechanism while at the same time the door latching assembly is capable of being moved into the door unlatching position thereof by an inner door latch releasing mechanism.

Inventors: Cetnar; Roman (Newmarket, CA)

Assignee: Atoma International Corp.

International Classification: E05B 65/12 (20060101); E05B 17/22 (20060101); E05B 65/20 (20060101); E05B 17/00 (20060101); E05B 15/04 (20060101); E05B 47/00 (20060101); E05B 15/00 (20060101); E05C 003/06 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018