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1. WO2000040429 - VEHICLE-MOUNTABLE, SUSPENSION MONITORING SYSTEM

Publication Number WO/2000/040429
Publication Date 13.07.2000
International Application No. PCT/US2000/000375
International Filing Date 07.01.2000
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 21.08.2000
IPC
B62J 99/00 2009.01
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
99Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass
B62K 25/04 2006.01
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
25Axle suspensions
04for mounting axles resiliently on cycle frame or fork
B60G 17/015 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
GVEHICLE SUSPENSION ARRANGEMENTS
17Resilient suspensions having means for adjusting the spring or vibration-damper characteristics, for regulating the distance between a supporting surface and a sprung part of vehicle or for locking suspension during use to meet varying vehicular or surface conditions, e.g. due to speed or load
015the regulating means comprising electric or electronic elements
B60G 17/019 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
GVEHICLE SUSPENSION ARRANGEMENTS
17Resilient suspensions having means for adjusting the spring or vibration-damper characteristics, for regulating the distance between a supporting surface and a sprung part of vehicle or for locking suspension during use to meet varying vehicular or surface conditions, e.g. due to speed or load
015the regulating means comprising electric or electronic elements
019characterised by the type of sensor or the arrangement thereof
CPC
B60G 17/0152
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
GVEHICLE SUSPENSION ARRANGEMENTS
17Resilient suspensions having means for adjusting the spring or vibration-damper characteristics, for regulating the distance between a supporting surface and a sprung part of vehicle or for locking suspension during use to meet varying vehicular or surface conditions, e.g. due to speed or load
015the regulating means comprising electric or electronic elements
0152characterised by the action on a particular type of suspension unit
B60G 17/01933
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
GVEHICLE SUSPENSION ARRANGEMENTS
17Resilient suspensions having means for adjusting the spring or vibration-damper characteristics, for regulating the distance between a supporting surface and a sprung part of vehicle or for locking suspension during use to meet varying vehicular or surface conditions, e.g. due to speed or load
015the regulating means comprising electric or electronic elements
019characterised by the type of sensor or the arrangement thereof
01933Velocity, e.g. relative velocity-displacement sensors
B60G 2204/11
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
GVEHICLE SUSPENSION ARRANGEMENTS
2204Indexing codes related to suspensions per se or to auxiliary parts
10Mounting of suspension elements
11Mounting of sensors thereon
B60G 2300/12
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
GVEHICLE SUSPENSION ARRANGEMENTS
2300Indexing codes relating to the type of vehicle
12Cycles; Motorcycles
B60G 2401/176
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
GVEHICLE SUSPENSION ARRANGEMENTS
2401Indexing codes relating to the type of sensors based on the principle of their operation
17Magnetic/Electromagnetic
176Radio or audio sensitive means, e.g. Ultrasonic
B62J 50/20
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
50Arrangements specially adapted for use on cycles not provided for in main groups B62J1/00 - B62J45/00
20Information-providing devices
Applicants
  • SHOCKWARE [US/US]; 1403 Shenandoah Drive East Seattle, WA 98112, US
Inventors
  • SPIVEY, Thomas, R.; US
  • OWEN, Donald, M.; US
  • HAMMON, Trev; US
  • HALTER, J., Michael; US
  • RIGHTER, William, H.; US
Agents
  • KOLISCH, J., Pierre ; Kolisch, Hartwell, Dickinson, McCormack & Heuser 200 Pacific Building 520 S.W. Yamhill Street Portland, OR 97204, US
Priority Data
09/228,01308.01.1999US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) VEHICLE-MOUNTABLE, SUSPENSION MONITORING SYSTEM
(FR) SYSTEME DE CONTROLE DE SUSPENSION POUVANT ETRE MONTE SUR UN VEHICULE
Abstract
(EN)
A vehicle-mountable, suspension monitoring system (10) produces suspension-analysis information which can be used to determine adjustments to a vehicle suspension. Sensor structure located adjacent the vehicle suspension, which contained a plurality of sensor substructures (12, 14) located adjacent to front and rear assemblies (30, 32), is connected to a control/processing/display (CPD) unit (16) located adjacent the vehicle operator. The sensor structure senses suspension related information and communicates the suspension related information to the CPD unit (16). The suspension monitoring system (10) is mounted on a vehicle such as a motorcycle (20). The CPD unit (16) receives the suspension-related information and converts it to suspension-analysis information. The CPD unit (16), mounted on handlebar (28) adjacent to the operator, stores the suspension-analysis information and displays it to the vehicle operator. Alternatively, the suspension-analysis information is downloaded from the CPD unit (16) to a digital computer for display as waveform data.
(FR)
Cette invention concerne un système de contrôle de suspension pouvant être monté sur un véhicule. Ce système fournit des informations d'analyse de la suspension, qui peuvent être utilisées pour définir les réglages devant être apportés à la suspension du véhicule. Un ensemble de capteurs, situé à proximité de la suspension du véhicule, est relié à une unité de commande/traitement/affichage (CPD) située à la portée du conducteur du véhicule. L'ensemble de capteurs capte les informations relatives à la suspension et les communique à l'unité CPD. L'unité CPD reçoit les informations relatives à la suspension et les convertit en informations d'analyse de la suspension. L'unité CPD stocke les informations d'analyse de la suspension et les affiche au conducteur. Les informations d'analyse de la suspension peuvent également être téléchargées de l'unité CPD à un calculateur numérique, pour être affichées sous forme sinusoïdale.
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