Patent Number: 7,611,204

Title: Rotary adjustment mechanism

Abstract: A rotary adjustment mechanism is provided. The rotary adjustment mechanism has a first member, a second member, a first gear, a second gear, a locking gear, a spring, and a release. The first gear is rotationally attached to the first member. The second member is pivotally attached to the first member. The second gear is rotationally attached to the second member. The locking gear is moveable from a first position coupling the first gear with the second gear to a second position decoupling the first gear with the second gear. The spring biases the locking gear towards the first position. The release is coupled to the locking gear and selectively moves the locking gear to the second position.

Inventors: Reed; Robert J. (Mackinaw, IL), York; Lyle E. (Peoria, IL)

Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.

International Classification: B60N 2/22 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017