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Title:
ACCELERATOR PEDAL DEVICE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2002/030699
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
An accelerator pedal device, comprising an accelerator pedal (10), a pedal arm (20), a pedal shaft (30) swingably supporting the pedal arm, a return spring (40), a frictional force generating mechanism (50) generating a frictional force according to the movement of the pedal arm, an accelerator position sensor (60), and a control part (70) controlling the opening of a throttle valve (110) based on an output signal from the sensor (60), wherein a play area not generating a frictional force of a specified level or higher within the range of the pedal arm moving by a specified amount from a rest position is provided in the frictional force generating mechanism (50), and an output from the accelerator position sensor (60) is set at a constant in the play area to hold the opening of the throttle valve at a constant, whereby an excellent operating feeling without discomfortable feeling can be provided while reducing the size of the accelerator pedal device.

Inventors:
Kumamoto, Masato c/o MIKUNI CORPORATION Odawara Branch (2480 Kun, Odawara-shi Kanagawa, 250-0055, JP)
Oikawa, Takumi c/o MIKUNI CORPORATION Odawara Branch (2480 Kun, Odawara-shi Kanagawa, 250-0055, JP)
Hosono, Tsuyoshi c/o MIKUNI CORPORATION Odawara Branch (2480 Kun, Odawara-shi Kanagawa, 250-0055, JP)
Application Number:
PCT/JP2001/008630
Publication Date:
April 18, 2002
Filing Date:
September 28, 2001
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Assignee:
MIKUNI CORPORATION (13-11, Sotokanda 6-chome Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, JP)
Kumamoto, Masato c/o MIKUNI CORPORATION Odawara Branch (2480 Kun, Odawara-shi Kanagawa, 250-0055, JP)
Oikawa, Takumi c/o MIKUNI CORPORATION Odawara Branch (2480 Kun, Odawara-shi Kanagawa, 250-0055, JP)
Hosono, Tsuyoshi c/o MIKUNI CORPORATION Odawara Branch (2480 Kun, Odawara-shi Kanagawa, 250-0055, JP)
International Classes:
B60K26/02; F02D9/02; F02D11/02; F02D11/04; G05G1/30; G05G1/38; F02D11/10; (IPC1-7): B60K26/02
Foreign References:
JPH11151948A
JPH11182268A
Other References:
See also references of EP 1332908A1
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