US Patent No. 10,919,561

STEERING DEVICE


Patent No. 10,919,561
Issue Date February 16, 2021
Title Steering Device
Inventorship Toru Sekiguchi, Kiryu (JP)
Taisuke Honma, Kiryu (JP)
Assignee YAMADA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., Kiryu (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,919,561

1. A steering device comprising:a pipe into which a steering shaft is inserted so as to be rotatable around a first axis line extending along a forward-rearward direction;
a housing that is supported by a vehicle body, and that supports the pipe so as to be movable in the forward-rearward direction;
a drive unit that moves the pipe in the forward-rearward direction with respect to the housing;
a movable portion that is moved in the forward-rearward direction by the drive unit;
a joint portion that joins the drive unit and the movable portion to each other; and
a load absorbing mechanism that is disposed between the pipe and the movable portion,
wherein the load absorbing mechanism includes
an EA plate disposed in the pipe,
a guide plate disposed in the movable portion, and overlapped with the EA plate when viewed in an intersection direction intersecting the forward-rearward direction, and
a connection member which connects the EA plate and the guide plate to each other, and which is slidable relative to the EA plate and the guide plate in a case where a forward acting load applied to the pipe has a predetermined value or greater.