Patent Number: 6,305,727

Title: Vehicle door latch assembly

Abstract: A passenger vehicle door latch assembly (10) includes a cam e.g. (90a) rotating in common with a latching claw (30) which is retained by a pawl (34) at first safety and fully closed positions of an associated door, the shaping of the cam controlling operation of locking mechanism of the assembly. Lobes, e.g. (92a,92b) on the cam co-act to shift a release lever (64) of the mechanism back to an active position at which it will free the pawl by operation of a door handle for opening of the door even if it has previously been set to a disabled condition at which the door would otherwise be locked so as to prevent inadvertent slam locking of the door Different cams (90a, 90b, 90c or 90d) may be substituted in an otherwise common assembly to provide a selection of logic sequences of self-cancelling or prevention of locking operations.

Inventors: Bland; Timothy (Evesham, GB)

Assignee: Meritor Light Vehicle Systems (UK) Limited

International Classification: E05B 65/32 (20060101); E05B 65/20 (20060101); E05B 63/00 (20060101); E05C 003/06 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018