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1. (WO2017034866) ELASTOMER SPRING FOR VEHICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034866    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/047244
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 18 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: F16F 1/377
Applicants: BASF SE
Inventors: AL-DHHAN, Sadiq
Title: ELASTOMER SPRING FOR VEHICLE
Abstract:
An elastomer spring (10) for a vehicle (12) includes a cylindrical body (28) adapted to be disposed within a coil spring (20) of the vehicle (12) and extend axially between a first component (16) and a second component (18) of the vehicle (12), the second component (18) being spaced from and moveable toward the first component (16) along an axis of the coil spring (20). The body (28) has a height greater than a width thereof and a plurality of apertures (38) spaced about the body (28), wherein the apertures (38) are configured to allow the coil spring (20) to compress axially for absorbing energy as one of the first component (16) and the second component (18) move along the axis.