Magna International. has filed a patent for a vehicular exterior door handle assembly that allows the handle portion to move between recessed and deployed positions. An actuator, powered by an electrically operable motor, enables this movement by translating a sliding element along the base portion. GlobalData’s report on Magna International gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Magna International, Stabiliser bar type suspensions was a key innovation area identified from patents. Magna International's grant share as of January 2024 was 56%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Electrically operated vehicular exterior door handle assembly

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Magna International Inc

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240035318A1) describes a vehicular exterior door handle assembly that includes a base portion and a handle portion with a grasping portion. The handle portion is movable along a lateral axis between a recessed position and a deployed position, controlled by an actuator with an electrically operable motor. The actuator moves the handle portion by imparting translational movement of a sliding element along the longitudinal axis of the base portion. The handle portion moves along lateral guide structure of the base portion, limiting movement along the longitudinal axis. Additionally, the grasping portion of the handle portion is pivotable relative to a handle pull bracket, allowing for manual opening of the door when the grasping portion is moved beyond the deployed position.

Furthermore, the assembly includes a variable speed drive element that controls the speed of movement of the handle portion. When the actuator is operated to move the handle portion from the recessed position, the variable speed drive element imparts translational movement at different speeds depending on the position of the handle portion. The assembly also includes a passive entry system that triggers the actuator to move the handle portion in response to an input signal. The design of the assembly allows for efficient and controlled movement of the handle portion, providing ease of use for the user while ensuring the security and functionality of the door latch mechanism.

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