Patent Number: 6,293,531

Title: Vibration-damping mount

Abstract: A vibration damping mount capable of reducing vibration and noise, and improving vehicle stability and controllability. Between an inner cylindrical sleeve and outer cylindrical sleeve which are coaxially arranged with each other, a vibration-damping rubber body is disposed and joined thereto. A stopper plate is secured to a lower end of the inner cylindrical sleeve. The vibration-damping rubber body extends from the lower end thereof along a flange which projects outward from a lower end of the outer cylindrical sleeve to define an annular rubber stopper. An end edge of the annular rubber stopper abuts a peripheral part of the stopper plate. A rubber spacer is disposed in an annular space defined by the rubber stopper, vibration-damping rubber body and stopper plate so as to be compressed and generate a reaction force upon obliquely applied loads due to the relative displacement between the inner sleeve and outer sleeve, thereby reducing vibration and noise with friction damping, and improving vehicle stability and controllability against the obliquely applied loads by applying an increased spring constant upwardly.

Inventors: Kato; Hisayoshi (Toyota, JP), Furuie; Tuneichi (Ichinomiya, JP), Gotou; Masanao (Hashima-gun, JP), Suzuki; Tatsuo (Inazawa, JP), Toyoda; Minoru (Hashima-gun, JP), Tsuiki; Tetsuya (Haguri-gun, JP), Takeo; Shigeki (Nagoya, JP)

Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.

International Classification: F16F 1/387 (20060101); F16F 1/371 (20060101); F16F 1/36 (20060101); F16F 1/38 (20060101); F16F 3/087 (20060101); F16F 3/00 (20060101); F16F 013/00 (); F16F 015/00 (); F16F 005/00 (); F16F 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018