US Patent Application No: 2008/0169,622

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Linkage system for suspension

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At least one end of a longitudinally extending control link arm includes a laterally extending tubular portion that receives a bushing assembly. The tubular portion is used to pivotally secure an end of the control link arm to a vehicle structure or axle component. The bushing assembly is positioned within the tubular portion such that radial stiffness is distributed away from a center of the tubular portion. This configuration provides a high conical rate and provides auxiliary roll stiffness such that a sway bar is not required.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ARVINMERITOR TECHNOLOGY, LLCTROY, MI261

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Abraham, Thilagan Tamil Nadu, IN 1 1
Ledesma, Ragnar H Sterling Heights, MI 13 152
Varela, Tomaz Dopico Shelby Township, MI 46 199
Wen, Xinyu Shelby Township, MI 11 60

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
REYCO GRANNING, LLC (1)
* 2006/0249,922 Vehicle suspension with lift axle and pivotal lift spring 2 2005
 
ULTIMATE TRUCK BODY, INC. (1)
* 6,135,469 Tag axle mounting system 11 1999
 
NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. (3)
* 7,370,853 Vibration isolating bushing with embedded angular position sensor 4 2005
* 7,360,756 Vibration isolating bushing with embedded speed/position sensor 3 2005
* 2008/0048,409 Structure mounting rear suspension 1 2006
 
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 5,597,173 Attachment apparatus for controlling rotations of a tension strut 7 1995
 
HENDRICKSON USA, L.L.C. (3)
* 2005/0146,110 Bushing 1 2005
* 2008/0018,070 SELF-STEERING AXLE SUSPENSION SYSTEM HAVING A ROTARY STABILIZER 9 2006
* 2008/0238,015 LEADING AND TRAILING ARM SUSPENSIONS HAVING A FULLY INTEGRATED ARM 7 2007
 
ARVINMERITOR TECHNOLOGY, LLC (1)
* 2008/0067,771 Trailing arm suspension 7 2006
 
WATSON & CHALIN MANUFACTURING, INC. (1)
* 6,871,862 Lift axle suspension system 10 2002
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
VOLVO GROUP NORTH AMERICA, LLC (1)
9,010,782 Vehicle with a four bar link suspension system provided with improved roll characteristics 2 2010
* Cited By Examiner