Patent Number: 8,720,240

Title: Arrangement for transmitting movement between, in particular, a vehicle door catch and lock

Abstract: A rotary output member that is a motor vehicle door catch and a rotary input member of a mechanism that is a motor vehicle door lock is disclosed. The arrangement includes a movement transmitting device that is inserted between the two rotary members, the transmission shaft of the two ends of which, together with the rotary output and input members, form articulated universal joints allowing some degree of axial misalignment. Each end of the shaft is ball shaped, collaborating with a complementary rotary member part. The ball at the door catch end of the transmission shaft is a faceted ball, the number of facets of which is defined according to the angle between the door catch and the door lock.

Inventors: Flandrinck; Christian (Creteil Cedex, FR), Guerin; Anthony (Creteil Cedex, FR)

Assignee: Valeo Securite Habitacle

International Classification: E05B 17/04 (20060101); E05B 9/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018