US 11,752,864 B2
ATV with ratcheting four wheel drive actuator
Justin Arthur Landon, Wichita, KS (US)
Assigned to ARCTIC CAT INC., Thief River Falls, MN (US)
Filed by ARCTIC CAT INC., Thief River Falls, MN (US)
Filed on Feb. 21, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/676,732.
Application 17/676,732 is a continuation of application No. 17/176,038, filed on Feb. 15, 2021, granted, now 11,254,208.
Application 17/176,038 is a continuation of application No. 15/968,023, filed on May 1, 2018, granted, now 10,919,388, issued on Feb. 16, 2021.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/503,733, filed on May 9, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2022/0176814 A1, Jun. 9, 2022
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. B60K 23/08 (2006.01); B62K 23/06 (2006.01)
CPC B60K 23/0808 (2013.01) [B60K 23/08 (2013.01); B62K 23/06 (2013.01); B60K 2023/0875 (2013.01); B60K 2023/0883 (2013.01); B60K 2023/0891 (2013.01); B60Y 2200/124 (2013.01); B60Y 2300/80 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A vehicle comprising a shifter assembly for changing a drive configuration of the vehicle, the shifter assembly comprising:
a cam having a position indicator, the cam being rotatable about a first axis between first and second cam orientations such that the position indicator is moveable between first and second indicator positions, respectively; and
a trigger assembly having a trigger lever and an engagement pin extending therefrom, the trigger lever being rotatable about the first axis such that the trigger lever is moveable between first and second trigger positions,
wherein the cam defines an engagement lip displaced from the first axis,
wherein the engagement pin is displaced from the first axis and is configured to engage with the engagement lip of the cam when rotation of the cam and trigger lever are synchronized, thereby enabling the trigger assembly to influence rotation of the cam, and
wherein the first and second indicator positions are associated with respective first and second drive configurations of the vehicle.