Patent Number: 8,573,605

Title: Active suspension system and hydraulic ram therefor

Abstract: An active suspension system for a vehicle including at least one fluid operated ram having a cylinder and a main piston mounted therein for reciprocating movement, control means for controlling an equilibrium position of the piston in the ram in response to lateral acceleration of the vehicle in order to counter the effects of body roll of the vehicle, and wherein the ram includes shock absorbing means for permitting rapid movement of the piston from the equilibrium position when operating fluid in the ram is subjected to transient increases in pressure.

Inventors: Di Maria; Phillip (Victoria, AU)


International Classification: B60G 17/08 (20060101); F16F 9/34 (20060101); F16F 9/504 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017