Adjuster for headlamp assembly

  • US 7,066,632 B2
  • Filed: 08/02/2004
  • Issued: 06/27/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/28/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An adjustment mechanism comprising:

  • an adjuster housing having a ball-stud support cavity with an unthreaded portion and a threaded portion;

    an adjustment gear having an interior surface with a drive portion and an exterior surface with a toothed portion;

    a ball stud having a threaded portion and a driven portion;

    at least a portion of the ball stud passing through the adjustment gear, the ball stud journaled at least partially within the ball stud support cavity by the threaded portion and the unthreaded portion; and

    wherein the adjustment gear is adapted to engage a bevel gear.

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