US 9,809,155 B2
Retractable steering column assembly having lever, vehicle having retractable steering column assembly, and method
Christopher F. Watz, Bay City, MI (US); Todd M. King, Saginaw, MI (US); and James E. Rouleau, Burt, MI (US)
Assigned to STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOLDING CORPORATION, Saginaw, MI (US)
Filed by Steering Solutions IP Holding Corporation, Saginaw, MI (US)
Filed on Oct. 27, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/924,633.
Prior Publication US 2017/0113712 A1, Apr. 27, 2017
Int. Cl. B62D 1/185 (2006.01); B62D 1/183 (2006.01); B60Q 1/14 (2006.01)
CPC B60Q 1/1469 (2013.01) [B62D 1/183 (2013.01)] 22 Claims
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1. A steering column assembly comprising:
a steering column having a longitudinal axis; and,
a lever having a first end and a second end, the second end of the lever attached to the steering column, a hinge disposed between the first end and the second end of the lever, the first end of the lever biased away from the steering column in a first condition and folded at the hinge towards the steering column in a second condition.