Patent Number: 8,511,446

Title: Nested check high speed valve

Abstract: A shock absorber has a compression valve assembly which functions during a compression stroke, a rebound valve assembly which functions during a rebound stroke and a velocity sensitive valve which is in series with one or both of the compression valve assembly and the rebound valve assembly. The compression valve assembly, the rebound valve assembly and the velocity sensitive valve can be incorporated into a piston assembly, a base valve assembly or both.

Inventors: Bombrys; Timothy (Bowling Green, OH), Breese; Darrell (Ypsilanti, MI), Groves; Gary (Toledo, OH), Kazmirski; Karl (Temperance, MI), Keil; Daniel (Temperance, MI), Roessle; Matthew (Temperance, MI), Schaller; Ben (Toledo, OH), Schelosky; Matthew (Temperance, MI), Szymusiak; Jim (Dearborn Heights, MI)

Assignee: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.

International Classification: F16F 9/49 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-08-20 0:00:00