US 9,810,008 B2
Lock section structure
Masami Kikuchi, Saitama (JP); and Tetsuji Ogawa, Saitama (JP)
Assigned to CALSONIC KANSEI CORPORATION, Saitama-Shi (JP)
Appl. No. 14/655,152
Filed by CALSONIC KANSEI CORPORATION, Saitama-shi, Saitama (JP)
PCT Filed Dec. 9, 2013, PCT No. PCT/JP2013/082912
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jun. 24, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/103672, PCT Pub. Date Jul. 3, 2014.
Claims priority of application No. 2012-281240 (JP), filed on Dec. 25, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2016/0194907 A1, Jul. 7, 2016
Int. Cl. E05C 3/14 (2006.01); B60R 7/06 (2006.01); E05C 3/30 (2006.01); E05B 83/28 (2014.01); E05C 3/00 (2006.01); E05C 19/10 (2006.01); E05B 83/30 (2014.01); E05C 3/12 (2006.01)
CPC E05C 3/14 (2013.01) [B60R 7/06 (2013.01); E05B 83/28 (2013.01); E05C 3/002 (2013.01); E05C 3/30 (2013.01); E05C 19/10 (2013.01); E05B 83/30 (2013.01); E05C 3/124 (2013.01)] 3 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A lock section structure, comprising:
a storage device comprising a storage device body and an opening and closing member adapted to open or close an opening with which the storage device body is formed, the storage device body and the opening and closing member being supported to be capable of pivoting about an opening/closing center axis portion disposed on one side that is either a lower side or an upper side, or either a left side or a right side, of both the storage device body and the opening and closing member; and
a lock mechanism for allowing locking and unlocking, provided on another side that is a side opposite to the one side;
wherein the lock mechanism comprises
a lock member having an engaging surface, at which the lock member is structured to engage with or disengage from an accepting portion provided to the opening and closing member,
an unlocking button capable of being pushed against the storage device body,
a cam mechanism adapted to disengage the lock member from the accepting portion by a push of the unlocking button, and
a biasing member for constantly biasing the lock member toward a locking direction,
wherein the lock member is structured as a pivotable member pivotable about a lock pivot shaft,
wherein the engaging surface of the lock member and the accepting portion of the opening and closing member form a plane perpendicular to an opening direction that is a direction toward which the opening and closing member starts to open from a closed state about the opening/closing center axis portion,
wherein the opening and closing member forms a surface extending generally in a vertical direction and a horizontal direction,
wherein the opening and closing member is arranged to downwardly pivot about the opening/closing center axis portion disposed on the lower side of both the storage device body and the opening and closing member,
wherein the opening and closing member is arranged to be locked at an upper side of the opening and closing member by the lock mechanism,
wherein the opening/closing center axis portion is located on a backward side in the storage device body, to which an opening direction that is a direction toward which the opening and closing member starts to open from the closed state about the opening/closing center axis portion is directed forwardly and downwardly,
wherein a pushing direction of the unlocking button is backwardly and downwardly,
wherein the lock mechanism further comprises a holder member attachable to the storage device body,
wherein the holder member allows the lock pivot shaft to be pivotally supported,
wherein a cam follower comprising the cam mechanism is disposed on the lock member at a location forward from a part pivotally supported by the lock pivot shaft,
wherein the unlocking button has, at a backward position of the unlocking button, a cam plate extending in the pushing direction,
wherein the cam plate is formed with a cam surface including a surface inclined backwardly and downwardly, and being configured to guide the cam follower with respect to the cam plate to rotationally move the lock member toward an unlocking direction, and
wherein the biasing member is provided to be interposed between the storage device body or the holder member and the lock member.