05613405 is referenced by 12 patents and cites 12 patents.

A motion transmitting remote control assembly (10) includes a core terminal (20) composed of a slider (26) and a sleeve (46). Flexible cantilever fingers (48) extend from the sleeve (46) and are inserted into an aperture (22) in the top of an accelerator pedal (16). A compression spring (64) is disposed between the sleeve (46) and the slider (26) for providing over travel protection. Splines (42) are positioned along the slider (26) to support the sleeve (46) as it slides thereover during operation. The improvement of this invention resides in distal tips (50) of the fingers (48) which angle into a protective position seated behind the end stop flange (34) of the slider (26). This arrangement allows the end stop flange (34) to center the terminal (20) as it is pushed through the aperture (22) in the accelerator pedal (16), instead of using the fingers (48) to center the terminal (20), thereby reducing the potential for misalignment or incomplete connection. The fingers (48) readily expand over the end stop flange (34) during the initial assembly phase when the slider (26) is first coupled to the sleeve (46). The compression spring (64) forces the distal tips (50) of the fingers (48) into abutting contact with the end stop flange (34) and holds them in this position during subsequent connection to the accelerator pedal (16).

Title
Cable assembly with telescoping core terminal
Application Number
8/556705
Publication Number
5613405
Application Date
November 13, 1995
Publication Date
March 25, 1997
Inventor
Randy Watkins
Troy
MI, US
Larry Kelley
Troy
MI, US
Agent
Howard & Howard
Assignee
Teleflex Incorporated
MI, US
IPC
F16C 1/10
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