TODAY’S PATENT – HANDBRAKE FOR A VEHICLE
The subject of the present invention is a handbrake for parking a motor vehicle, suitable for being connected to a brake cable. It was invented by Jean P. Noel and Bruno Gertsch, having patent no. US5303610A. This invention has been patented in USPTO on 19th April, 1994.
This brake is of the type comprising a toothed sector intended to be fixed to the floor of the vehicle, a pawl suitable for interacting with the toothed sector and a manual hollow gripping lever equipped with an internal push-button rod, one end of which interacts with the pawl in order to keep locking teeth of the latter in engagement with the toothed sector due to the thrust of elastic means, the pawl being articulated about a pin internal to the lever.