|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||280/124.111; 280/124.11; 280/124.177; 280/124.179|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 8 인용 특허 : 12|
A vehicle suspension system couples an axle to a vehicle frame so that the axle pivots about a first location with respect to the frame when the axle has a first range of articulation. The axle pivots about a second location with respect to the frame extending laterally out from the first location when the axle has a second range of articulation greater than the first range of articulation. When the axle exceeds the second range of articulation, the suspension system retains the axle in a substantially rigid contact with the vehicle frame.
1. An apparatus comprising:a coupling device coupled to an axle and to a vehicle frame at an approximate centerline location, the coupling device providing spaced apart discrete fixed suspension pivot points for the axle with respect to the frame according to a lateral inclination of the axle,the coupling device holding the frame to the axle while at the same time allowing the axle to pivot about a first discrete fixed pivot point at the centerline location within the coupling device while the axle is within a first articulation range,the coupling device...