Adjuster for headlamp assembly

  • US 7,354,183 B2
  • Filed: 06/14/2006
  • Issued: 04/08/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/28/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An adjustment mechanism comprising:

  • an adjuster housing having a ball-stud support cavity;

    an adjustment gear positioned at least partially within the housing, the gear having an interior surface with a splined portion and an exterior surface with a toothed portion;

    a ball stud having an exterior diameter including a threaded portion and an unthreaded portion, the ball stud at least partially journaled and slidably supported within the ball stud support cavity and at least a portion of the ball stud passing through and engaging the splined portion of the interior surface of the adjustment gear, wherein rotation of the adjustment gear causes rotational and axial movement of the ball stud.

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