Accelerating module for motor-driven carrier

Application Number: 00102896
Application Date: 2000.03.08
Publication Number: 1267073
Publication Date: 2000.09.20
Priority Information: 1999/3/16 US 09/270666
International: H01C10/32;H01C10/36;H01H19/10;H01H19/54
Applicant(s) Name: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
Inventor(s) Name: Daniel J. Danck;Mario Oleck
Patent Agency Code: 31002
Patent Agent: li bai
Abstract An accelerator module for an electric vehicle has a pivotal actuator upon which is mounted a wiping element for wiping engagement with variable and constant resistance elements formed upon a printed circuit board mounted within a housing. A normally-open switch mechanism is also mounted upon the printed circuit board, and in order to delay the closure of the normally-open switch mechanism from its OPEN state to its CLOSED state, the actuator is provided with a spring-biased overtravel plunger mechanism which engages a push-button element of the switch mechanism so as to retain the switch in its OPEN state until the actuator has been moved a predetermined distance corresponding to a predetermined amount of depression of the accelerator pedal of the electric vehicle.