Gear shift indicator Patent #: 3985095
ApplicationNo. 06/345066 filed on 02/02/1982
US Classes:116/28.1, Transmission indicator116/306, Operator movable116/334Scale structure
ExaminersPrimary: Frankfort, Charles E.
Assistant: Corr, Denis E.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesF16H 63/00 (20060101)
F16H 63/42 (20060101)
B60R 16/02 (20060101)
AbstractA transmission ratio indicator has a lens assembly with a ratio selection indicia imprinted thereon. The transmission selector lever or an indicator associated therewith is selectively movable to various ratios and is aligned with the indicia to indicate the transmission operating condition. The lens assembly is secured in a housing by a resilient member and interengaging toothed portions formed on the lens assembly and housing. The lens assembly toothed portion can be disengaged from the housing toothed portion by displacement of the resilient member through application of a force to the lens assembly. When tooth disengagement has been attained, the lens assembly can be moved in the housing to attain proper alignment of the indicia and the shift lever or indicator. The adjusted position of the lens assembly is maintained by the resilient member enforcing the reengagement of the toothed portions.