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Magna Closures Inc patents (2017 archive)


Recent patent applications related to Magna Closures Inc. Magna Closures Inc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Magna Closures Inc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Magna Closures Inc, we're just tracking patents.

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Vehicular closure latch assembly having double pawl latch mechanism

A door latch assembly equipped with a single ratchet-double pawl latching arrangement having a ratchet, a primary pawl and a secondary pawl. The primary pawl is configured to include a first or primary lug and a second or secondary lug, with each lug having a distinct profile to respectively provide an eccentric backout characteristic and a concentric backout characteristic in relation to the ratchet.. ... Magna Closures Inc

Closure latch for a rear vehicle door having an emergency child lock release mechanism

The present disclosure is directed to integration of a manually-controlled lock release mechanism into a vehicle closure system to permit manual actuation of the lock mechanism within a closure latch assembly in the event of a power loss situation. The lock mechanism that can be manually shifted from a child-locked state to a child-unlocked state via actuation of a manually-operable lock release actuator located along the b-pillar of the vehicle.. ... Magna Closures Inc

Pulley rivet for installation of pulleys for window regulator systems

A component for a window regulator system of a vehicle closure panel including: a rail having a rail aperture extending between a first side of the rail and a second side opposite the first side, the rail aperture having a retaining surface associated with the rail aperture; a pulley for mounting adjacent to the first side, the pulley having a pulley aperture with a pulley surface opposite the first side; a pulley rivet having a rivet body including a retaining lip for engaging with the pulley surface and a retainer portion for engaging with the retaining surface, the rivet body configured for receipt in both the pulley aperture and the rail aperture when installed, the rivet body having a hole for receiving a fastener for fastening the rail to a panel via the pulley rivet; wherein, when installed, the rivet body is positioned within the pulley aperture and within the rail aperture, such that engagement between the retaining lip and the pulley surface inhibits separation of the pulley from the rail while engagement of the retainer portion with the retaining surface inhibits separation of the pulley rivet from the rail aperture.. . ... Magna Closures Inc

Actuator assembly for a motor vehicle with a backup energy source having integrated boost/buck converter and charging system

An electronic control circuit with a backup energy source subassembly for an e-latch assembly and a method of operating the backup energy source subassembly are disclosed. The electronic control circuit includes a control unit including a computing module and a memory for electrically coupling to a plurality of sensors and to a main power source. ... Magna Closures Inc

Touch and gesture pad for swipe/tap entry verification system

A touch and gesture pad for a swipe/tap entry verification system and a method of operating the touch and gesture pad are disclosed. The touch and gesture pad includes a housing that defines a compartment. ... Magna Closures Inc

Non-contact obstacle detection system for motor vehicles

A non-contact obstacle detection (ncod) system for a motor vehicle and a method of operating the non-contact obstacle detection system are disclosed. The ncod system includes a main electronic control unit adapted to connect to a power source. ... Magna Closures Inc

Power swing door actuator with integrated door check mechanism

A power swing door actuator for moving a passenger swing door relative to a body portion of a motor vehicle. The power swing door actuator includes a housing rigidly fixed to the swing door, a motor mounted to the housing, a connector link having a first end pivotably coupled to the vehicle body portion and a second end pivotably coupled to a drive nut of a spindle drive mechanism. ... Magna Closures Inc

Power swing door actuator with articulating linkage mechanism

A power swing door actuator for moving a passenger swing door relative to a body portion of a motor vehicle. The power swing door actuator includes a housing rigidly fixed to the swing door, a motor mounted to the housing, a connector link having a first end pivotably coupled to the vehicle body portion and a second end pivotably coupled to a drive nut of a spindle drive mechanism. ... Magna Closures Inc

Electronic latch release backup system for a motor vehicle door

A latch release backup system for a latch assembly of a motor-vehicle door is provided with a key cylinder configured to receive a vehicle key and which is rotatably mounted to the motor-vehicle door, and a mechanical coupling arrangement mounted within the motor-vehicle door and operable to convert a rotation of the key cylinder into actuation of an actuation group of the latch assembly for causing latch release. The key cylinder defines an electrical interface socket designed to receive the vehicle key. ... Magna Closures Inc

Rear access door latch and sealing systems

The present disclosure generally relates to a two-door closure system for a motor vehicle including a body having an a-pillar and a c-pillar being spaced from one another. According to an aspect of the disclosure, the closure system includes a front door having a front edge that is pivotably connected to the a-pillar. ... Magna Closures Inc

Enclosure assembly for an electronic controller having an over-molded part to protect electronic components

An enclosure assembly for enclosing an electronic controller. The enclosure assembly comprises a housing having a plurality of cavities formed therein for receiving electrical components of the electrical controller. ... Magna Closures Inc

Method and system for operating a closure panel of a vehicle

A method for operating a closure panel of a vehicle, comprising: using a processor, determining whether a first proximity sensor and a second proximity sensor located on a periphery of the vehicle have been sequentially activated to indicate an object moving across the first proximity sensor and the second proximity sensor; and, controlling the closure panel to open or close when the first proximity sensor and the second proximity sensor have been sequentially activated.. . ... Magna Closures Inc

Latch with overslam stop feature

A latch for a closure panel of a vehicle including a latch housing; a ratchet mounted to the latch housing and movable between a closed position and an open position, the ratchet having a channel for receiving a striker with a first portion relative to the channel and a second portion relative to the channel, the channel having an over slam region positioned adjacent to a bottom of the channel; a pawl mounted to the latch housing and movable between a ratchet holding position and a ratchet release position; and a pair of levers mounted to the latch housing and configured for corotation about a pivot, the pair of levers biased towards a rest position by a biasing member coupled to at least one of the pair of levers.. . ... Magna Closures Inc

Double ratchet, double pawl vehicular latch with soft stop on reset

A low release effort eccentric double ratchet, double pawl vehicle latch includes a ratchet, a primary pawl, an auxiliary ratchet and a secondary pawl. A drive mechanism including a gear cam wheel sequences movement of the secondary pawl to open and reset the latch. ... Magna Closures Inc

04/27/17 / #20170114575

Inertial lock device for release cable assembly

A release cable assembly having a release cable and an inertial locking device is provided. The release cable includes a cable wire configured to operably interconnect a release handle to a moveable latch release component of a latch assembly. ... Magna Closures Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107747

Electrical door latch

An electrical latch for a closure system of a motor vehicle and method of operating are provided. The electrical latch includes a latching mechanism having a pawl and ratchet, a cinching mechanism having a cinching lever, and an electric actuator mechanism for actuating at least the cinching lever. ... Magna Closures Inc

03/30/17 / #20170089115

Bldc window lift motor system

A powered actuator unit for use in a closure system of a motor vehicle. The powered actuator unit includes a common housing configured to house a brushless dc (bldc) electronic motor unit, a gear drive unit, a shift support arrangement, and a controller arrangement. ... Magna Closures Inc

03/30/17 / #20170089105

Automotive latch with pulley for flexible cable routing

A latch assembly for a closure member is provided. The latch assembly includes a housing and a ratchet pivotally coupled to the housing for selectively retaining a striker to secure the closure member. ... Magna Closures Inc

03/30/17 / #20170089103

One motor latch assembly with power cinch and power release having soft opening function

A power latch assembly for a motor vehicle closure system configured to provide a power cinching feature and a power release feature. The power cinching feature is configured to retain the ratchet in a cinched striker capture position with the pawl engaged from the ratchet. ... Magna Closures Inc

03/16/17 / #20170075019

Method and system for driving a capacitive sensor

A method for determining a capacitance value of a capacitive sensor begins by applying a sensor signal (vx) to the capacitive sensor. The sensor signal (vx) includes a number of charge-discharge pulse pairs distributed over a first period of time (t/n), with each pulse pair having a different pulse period. ... Magna Closures Inc

03/16/17 / #20170074008

Electrical door latch

An e-latch assembly for a closure member and a method of operating the e-latch assembly coupled to a closure member are provided. The e-latch assembly includes an actuation group operable to selectively secure the closure member. ... Magna Closures Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072907

Swipe and tap verification for entry system

A system and method for providing access to a vehicle operation includes a first user-input interface, a second user-input interface, and a vehicle controller. The first user-input interface is configured to interact with a user via a swipe-up input. ... Magna Closures Inc

03/09/17 / #20170067272

Electrical vehicle latch

A vehicle latch (1) comprising a ratchet (15); a primary pawl (25) movable between a ratchet checking position and a ratchet release position; an auxiliary ratchet (26) movable between an enabling position and a disabling position; a secondary pawl (27) movable between an auxiliary ratchet holding position, in which the secondary pawl (27) is positioned to hold the auxiliary ratchet (26) in its enabling position, and an auxiliary ratchet release position; electrically-operated actuator means (6) for moving the secondary pawl (27) to the auxiliary ratchet release position and the auxiliary ratchet (26) to the enabling position; a back-up mechanism (7) for moving the secondary pawl (27) to the auxiliary ratchet release position or the auxiliary ratchet (26) to the enabling position; and an inhibiting lever (81) for selectively preventing interaction of the back-up mechanism (7) with the auxiliary ratchet (26).. . ... Magna Closures Inc

02/23/17 / #20170052270

Variable resistance conductive rubber sensor and method of detecting an object/human touch therewith

A variable resistance conductive rubber sensor and method of detecting an object/human touch therewith is provided. The sensor has a sensor body constructed from electrically conductive rubber. ... Magna Closures Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051549

Electromagnetically driven automotive sliding door

An electromagnetic system for a powered vehicle door for driving the door forward and/or backward between open and closed positions is provided. The electromagnetically driven sliding door includes a door panel with at least one permanent first magnet fixed to the door panel. ... Magna Closures Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051540

Automotive latch including bearing to facilitate release effort

A latch comprising: a housing having a slot for a striker; a ratchet rotationally mounted on the housing and biased for release of the striker from the slot and retaining of the striker in the slot dependent upon angular position of the ratchet with respect to the housing, the ratchet having a ratchet surface; a pawl rotationally mounted on the housing and biased towards the ratchet, the pawl having a pawl surface; and a rotatable bearing positioned between the pawl surface and the ratchet surface for rotation there between during rotation of the ratchet and the pawl, such that contact between the ratchet and the pawl is facilitated by one or more localized contact regions between an exterior surface of the bearing and adjacent respective at least one of the pawl surface or the ratchet surface; wherein the contact region is a localized contact region with respect to the exterior surface having a spheroidal shape.. . ... Magna Closures Inc

02/16/17 / #20170044814

Electromechanical strut with lateral support feature

An electromechanical strut for moving a closure member between open and closed positions relative to a vehicle body includes a housing having an inner surface bounding a cavity extending along a central axis between opposite first and second ends. A power screw is disposed in the cavity in operable communication with a motor, with a gear assembly operably connecting the motor to the power screw. ... Magna Closures Inc

02/16/17 / #20170044813

Combination capacitive and resistive obstacle sensor

An obstacle sensor for a closure panel of a vehicle includes an elongate non-conductive case which encloses a first, second, and third elongate conductive electrodes. The first and second electrodes are separated by a portion of the case, with a capacitance between the first and second electrodes changing when an obstacle approaches the first electrode. ... Magna Closures Inc

01/26/17 / #20170027070

Housing assembly of a power operated device and method of manufacturing thereof

A housing assembly for a power operated device and method of manufacturing the housing assembly are disclosed. The housing assembly includes a housing body with a motor platform and a switch platform and a connector platform each extending upwardly from the housing body. ... Magna Closures Inc

01/26/17 / #20170021397

An ozone cleaning system and method of operating same

An ozone cleaning system includes a cabinet defining a cleaning space, and an ozone generator disposed in fluid communication with the cleaning space and configured to produce and introduce ozone therein for cleaning items with ozone. An ozone neutralization unit is attached to the cabinet and includes an inlet and outlet tube each disposed within the cabinet. ... Magna Closures Inc








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