Patent Number: 8,870,206

Title: Extreme travel independent suspension system

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a novel suspension concept specifically designed for handling quality as well as travel and articulation. The foundation for this concept can be viewed as the integration of two different types of independent suspension systems--the double wishbone independent suspension system and Ford's twin I-beam front suspension system. Included in this concept is a novel configuration of two pairs of links per wheel whereby the length of each link in one of the two pairs pair is analogous to the vehicle's track width. Both spring and damping functions for the suspension system are provided by the novel segmented air shock absorber, this shock absorber being disclosed in U.S. patent application Ser. No. 13/854,055. This concept discussed herein is suitable for use on either the front or rear of a vehicle, that uniquely offers the handling quality like an independent suspension system and the travel and articulation capabilities potentially superior to that of a solid axle.

Inventors: Bandy; Ronald Scott (San Pablo, CA)


International Classification: B60G 7/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00