Linkage system for suspension

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7686314
APP PUB NO 20080169622A1
SERIAL NO

11652162

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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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ARVINMERITOR TECHNOLOGY, LLCTROY, MI284

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Abraham, Thilagan Tamil Nadu, IN 1 0
Ledesma, Ragnar H Sterling Heights, US 13 157
Varela, Tomaz Dopico Shelby Township, US 46 221
Wen, Xinyu Shelby Township, US 11 71

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ULTIMATE TRUCK BODY, INC. (1)
* 6135469 Tag axle mounting system 13 1999
 
NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. (3)
* 7370853 Vibration isolating bushing with embedded angular position sensor 4 2005
* 7360756 Vibration isolating bushing with embedded speed/position sensor 6 2005
* 2008/0048,409 Structure mounting rear suspension 1 2006
 
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 5597173 Attachment apparatus for controlling rotations of a tension strut 7 1995
 
HENDRICKSON USA, L.L.C. (1)
* 2008/0238,015 LEADING AND TRAILING ARM SUSPENSIONS HAVING A FULLY INTEGRATED ARM 8 2007
 
ARVINMERITOR TECHNOLOGY, LLC (1)
* 2008/0067,771 Trailing arm suspension 7 2006
 
WATSON & CHALIN MANUFACTURING, INC. (1)
* 6871862 Lift axle suspension system 10 2002
* Cited By Examiner

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