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They Invented What? (No. 45)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on May 3, 2018

JW Note – The No. 45 “They Invented What?” in our series – the KSR v. Teleflex patent! Hard to believe this SCOTUS opinion is over ten years old.

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,237,565:  Adjustable pedal assembly with electronic throttle control.

JW Note:  In honor of the KSR v. Teleflex opinion issued this week . . . actually, isn’t “TIW?” what the Supreme Court said?


What is claimed is:

1. An adjustable pedal assembly for a vehicle comprising;

a support (18) for mounting to a vehicle structure;

an adjustable pedal assembly (22) having a guide member (62) rotatably supported by said support (18) for pivotal movement about a pivot axis (26); and

a pedal arm (14) supported on said guide member (62) for rectilinear movement in fore and aft directions relative to said support (18), said guide member (62) and said pivot axis (26) between various adjusted positions;

an electronic control (28) supported on said support (18) and responsive to pivotal movement of said pedal arm (14) and said guide member (62) about said pivot axis (26),

said electronic…

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