US 11,655,892 B2
Transmission lever device for automobile
Yong Hee Kim, Suwon-si (KR); and Jong Mo Goo, Seoul (KR)
Assigned to HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, Seoul (KR); and KIA CORPORATION, Seoul (KR)
Filed by HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, Seoul (KR); and KIA CORPORATION, Seoul (KR)
Filed on Jul. 1, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/365,664.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2020-0128737 (KR), filed on Oct. 6, 2020.
Prior Publication US 2022/0107019 A1, Apr. 7, 2022
Int. Cl. F16H 59/10 (2006.01); F16H 61/22 (2006.01); F16H 59/02 (2006.01); F16H 61/24 (2006.01)
CPC F16H 59/10 (2013.01) [F16H 59/0278 (2013.01); F16H 61/22 (2013.01); F16H 61/24 (2013.01); F16H 2059/0282 (2013.01); F16H 2061/247 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A transmission lever device for an automobile, the transmission lever device comprising:
a base;
a lever rotatably mounted on the base, wherein the lever is configured to select one of sequentially disposed gear positions including park (P), reverse (R), neutral (N), drive (D), and low (L) by a linear movement and to be movable from P to L and from L to P; and
a blocker mounted on the base wherein the blocker is configured to stop the lever at D when the lever is moved from P toward L, wherein the blocker is rotatably mounted on the base while a linear movement of the blocker with respect to the base is blocked,
wherein the lever comprises:
a pressable button provided at a portion of the lever protruding from the base; and
a detent pin connected to the pressable button to protrude from the lever in the base and configured to move in a longitudinal direction of the lever when the pressable button is pressed, and
wherein when the lever moves in a direction from P to D, the detent pin is configured to move downward by a first distance longer than a second distance that is moved by the detent pin when the lever moves between L and D.