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1. EP3325327 - STEERING ARRANGEMENT FOR TILTABLE VEHICLE

Office
European Patent Office
Application Number 16741036
Application Date 20.07.2016
Publication Number 3325327
Publication Date 30.05.2018
Publication Kind B1
IPC
B62D 9/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
DMOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
9Steering deflectable wheels not otherwise provided for
02combined with means for inwardly-inclining vehicle body on bends
B62J 45/40
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
JCYCLE SADDLES OR SEATS; AUXILIARY DEVICES OR ACCESSORIES SPECIALLY ADAPTED TO CYCLES AND NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, e.g. ARTICLE CARRIERS OR CYCLE PROTECTORS
45Electrical equipment arrangements specially adapted for use as accessories on cycles, not otherwise provided for
40Sensor arrangements
B62K 5/027
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
KCYCLES; CYCLE FRAMES; CYCLE STEERING DEVICES; RIDER-OPERATED TERMINAL CONTROLS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR CYCLES; CYCLE AXLE SUSPENSIONS; CYCLE SIDECARS, FORECARS, OR THE LIKE
5Cycles with handlebars, equipped with three or more main road wheels
02Tricycles
027Motorcycles with three wheels
B62K 5/10
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
KCYCLES; CYCLE FRAMES; CYCLE STEERING DEVICES; RIDER-OPERATED TERMINAL CONTROLS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR CYCLES; CYCLE AXLE SUSPENSIONS; CYCLE SIDECARS, FORECARS, OR THE LIKE
5Cycles with handlebars, equipped with three or more main road wheels
10with means for inwardly inclining the vehicle body on bends
CPC
B62D 9/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
DMOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
9Steering deflectable wheels not otherwise provided for
02combined with means for inwardly inclining vehicle body on bends
B62K 5/027
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
KCYCLES; CYCLE FRAMES; CYCLE STEERING DEVICES; RIDER-OPERATED TERMINAL CONTROLS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR CYCLES; CYCLE AXLE SUSPENSIONS; CYCLE SIDE-CARS, FORECARS, OR THE LIKE
5Cycles with handlebars, equipped with three or more main road wheels
02Tricycles
027Motorcycles with three wheels
B62K 5/10
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
KCYCLES; CYCLE FRAMES; CYCLE STEERING DEVICES; RIDER-OPERATED TERMINAL CONTROLS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR CYCLES; CYCLE AXLE SUSPENSIONS; CYCLE SIDE-CARS, FORECARS, OR THE LIKE
5Cycles with handlebars, equipped with three or more main road wheels
10with means for inwardly inclining the vehicle body on bends
B62J 45/412
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
JCYCLE SADDLES OR SEATS; AUXILIARY DEVICES OR ACCESSORIES SPECIALLY ADAPTED TO CYCLES AND NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, e.g. ARTICLE CARRIERS OR CYCLE PROTECTORS
45Electrical equipment arrangements specially adapted for use as accessories on cycles, not otherwise provided for
40Sensor arrangements
41characterised by the type of sensor
412Speed sensors
B62D 3/12
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
DMOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
3Steering gears
02mechanical
12of rack-and-pinion type
B62D 7/06
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
DMOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
7Steering linkage; Stub axles or their mountings
06for individually-pivoted wheels, e.g. on king-pins
Applicants KERV AUTOMOTIVE N V
Inventors VAN WIJK ELIAS
VOORBIJ ARJAN
Designated States
Priority Data 2015193 20.07.2015 NL
Title
(DE) LENKANAORDNUNG FÜR EIN SCHRÄGSTELLBARES FAHRZEUG
(EN) STEERING ARRANGEMENT FOR TILTABLE VEHICLE
(FR) ARRANGEMENT DE DIRECTION POUR UN VÉHICULE INCLINABLE
Abstract
(EN) A front frame is provided with a seat for at least one person and a front wheel mounting for at least one front wheel; and a back frame provided with a rear wheel mounting for at least two back wheels. The front frame is connected via a rotary axis with the back frame, the rotary axis having a component parallel to the longitudinal direction of the vehicle. A drive arrangement engages on at least one of the wheels; a steering arrangement is arranged for rotating at least one front wheel relative to the front frame, over a rotation axis with a vertical component. The rear wheel mounting comprises rotatable mounting members for mounting the rear wheels, the mounting members rotatable over a rotation axis with a vertical component, wherein one or more rear wheel steering actuators drive the mounting members. A tilt actuator controls the tilt position of the front frame relative to the rear frame, which is independent of the steering actuation of the rear wheel steer actuator.
(FR) Dans la présente invention, un cadre avant comporte un siège pour au moins une personne et un bâti de roue avant pour au moins une roue avant ; et un cadre arrière pourvu d'un bâti de roue arrière pour au moins deux roues arrière. Le cadre avant est relié par l’intermédiaire d'un axe rotatif au cadre arrière, l'axe rotatif comportant un composant parallèle à la direction longitudinale du véhicule. Un dispositif d'entraînement vient en prise sur au moins une des roues ; un dispositif de direction est disposé pour faire tourner au moins une roue avant par rapport au cadre avant, sur un axe de rotation avec une composante verticale. Le bâti de roue arrière comprend des éléments de montage rotatifs pour le montage des roues arrière, les éléments de montage pouvant tourner sur un axe de rotation avec une composante verticale, un ou plusieurs actionneurs de roue arrière entraînant les éléments de montage. Un actionneur d'inclinaison commande la position d'inclinaison du cadre avant par rapport au cadre arrière, lequel est indépendant de l'actionnement de direction de l'actionneur de direction de roue arrière.
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