Patent Number: 7,824,087

Title: Headlamp adjuster

Abstract: A headlamp adjuster includes an output shaft driven by a co-rotatable gear. Threads on the shaft engage splines in a thin wall boss, the splines having limited circumferential engagement with the screw. The thin wall boss deflects outwardly in response to forces that build in the engagement of the shaft and splines, to release driving engagement between the splines and the shaft.

Inventors: Gattone; Michael T. (Tinley Park, IL), Piotrowski; Stanley (Addison, IL), Kwok; Kui-Chiu (Gurnee, IL)

Assignee: Asyst Technologies, LLC

International Classification: F21V 19/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00