Inventors list

Assignees list

Classification tree browser

Top 100 Inventors

Top 100 Assignees


Subclass of:

280 - Land vehicles

280029000 - WHEELED

280200000 - Occupant propelled type

280281100 - Frames and running gear

Patent class list (only not empty are listed)

Deeper subclasses:

Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
280284000 Rear forks 55
280286000 Independent wheel mounting 2
20110148071MOVEMENT DAMPING APPARATUS - A movement damping apparatus has a flow path through which a magneto-rheological fluid is pressed. A device that generates a variable magnetic field has a core around which a coil is wound as well as pole surfaces in the flow path. The magnetic field acts on the magnetorheological fluid by way of the pole surfaces. The coil is arranged within the flow path along with the core, the axis of the coil extending perpendicular to the direction of flow of the magnetorheological fluid. The flow path has a jacket made of a magnetically conducting material.06-23-2011
20110175321STEERING DAMPER DEVICE FOR SADDLE RIDING VEHICLE - A steering damper device for a saddle riding vehicle includes a tubular damper including a cylindrical damper cylinder and a piston rod slidably passed through the damper cylinder. Either the damper cylinder or the piston rod is supported on an upper frame or a down frame of the saddle riding vehicle. The upper frame extends rearwardly from a head pipe through which a steering shaft passes and which holds the steering shaft therein rotatably about an axis thereof. The down frame extends downwardly from the head pipe. The steering shaft rotates with a bottom bridge. The tubular damper is disposed such that an axis thereof is disposed on a vehicle width direction central plane. The tubular damper extends or contracts as the bottom bridge rotates. The tubular damper extends or contracts within a space between the upper frame and the down frames in a side view.07-21-2011
20100156066MOUNTAIN BICYCLE HAVING IMPROVED FRAME GEOMETRY - A bicycle frame set with front and rear suspension systems, where a seat point is defined by an intersection of a central axis of the seat post with a top surface of the seat, and a seat tube angle is defined as an acute angle formed between a first line parallel with the ground surface and extending through the seat point and a second line extending from the crank axis to the seat point. An initial seat position is defined when the suspension systems are in an uncompressed state. The frame is configured such that in the initial seat position the second line is located at least about 575 mm from the crank axis and the seat tube angle is at least 75.5 degrees.06-24-2010
20080284128Rear Bicycle Frame Structure - Rear bicycle frame structure of the kind comprised of different rear triangles that make up a common tubular structure (C) that forms part of the front frame, an upper tie bolt (ts) and a lower tie bolt (ti); characterised because the upper tie bolt (ts) and the lower tie bolt (ti) are joined by means of a fourth side (t11-20-2008
20130056953SUPPORT FOR BICYCLE SADDLE - The support for bicycle saddle comprises a support rod (03-07-2013
20130056952Suspension Systems and Methods for Bicycles - A suspension system for a bicycle comprises a first adapter, a second adapter, at least one upper link plate, at least one lower link plate, an upper resilient system, and a lower resilient system. The at least one upper link plate is connected between the first and second adapters. The at least one lower link plate is connected between the first and second adapters. The upper resilient system is connected between the first and second adapters. The lower resilient system is connected between the first and second adapters. The upper and lower link plates allow movement of the first adapter from a first position to a second position relative to the first adapter. The upper and lower resilient systems are arranged to bias the second adapter into the first position. The upper and lower resilient systems resiliently oppose movement of the second adapter towards the second position.03-07-2013
20090267317Shock absorbing frame for a bicycle - A shock absorbing frame for a bicycle includes a seat tube extending along a lengthwise axis, a front frame unit, a rear frame unit, and a shock-absorbing member. The front frame unit includes top and bottom tubes extending rearwardly to terminate at upper and bottom ends, respectively. A connecting member is disposed between the top and down tubes, and extends from one of the top and down tubes. The rear frame unit includes a rear-axle stay and a chain stay. The rear-axle stay extends forwardly to bypass the lengthwise axis, and has a first front mount end. The chain stay has a second front mount end. A bottom bracket is disposed to interconnect the bottom end and the second front mount end. The shock-absorbing member is disposed between the first front mount end and the connecting member to damp the impact force propagating along the rear-axle stay.10-29-2009
20090236820Motorcycle rear-wheels transmission and suspension system - A rear-wheels transmission and suspension system, adapted for modifying a two wheeled motorcycle into a motorcycle containing two rear wheels, includes a suspension device, a rear axle and a transmission device. The suspension device includes a supporting frame longitudinally extending along the central axis of a construction frame and pivotally connected with a seat portion of the construction frame of the motorcycle for supporting the rear axle at the rear end the supporting frame while defining a transmission cavity after a rear end of the supporting frame and at a central position behind an output of said engine along the central axis of the construction frame. Therefore the transmission device is able to be supported by the rear axle in the transmission cavity to transmit a rotation output from the engine to drive the rear axle to rotate for driving the rear wheels to rotate.09-24-2009
20110278817SEATSTAY SUSPENSION MOUNT - A bicycle that including front and rear wheels and a frameset supported by the wheels. The frameset including a main frame with a seat tube having a width, a fork that couples the main frame to the front wheel, and a seatstay assembly. The seatstay assembly including first and second seatstays positioned on opposing sides of the rear wheel and on opposing sides of the seat tube. A front end of the first seatstay is spaced from a front end of the second seatstay by a distance greater that the width of the seat tube. The frameset also including a suspension mount that is detachably secured to the front end of the first seatstay and a suspension member that is pivotally coupled to the suspension mount.11-17-2011
20120098233BICYCLE FRAME - In accordance with the present invention, an improved bicycle frame according to one embodiment of this invention has a top tube that allows the wheel base to lengthen by resiliently flexing or pivotally deflecting vertically while resisting torsional flex This feature is combined with a resilient, flexible, arcuate down tube extending between the bottom bracket of the bicycle and the bicycle head tube or the intermediate connection points The down tube has at least one arc and springs back to its original position from forces of tension as well as compression The combination of the two flexing members gives the bicycle a smoother ride and may also enhance the delivery of pedal” power to the rear wheel The down tube is replaceable in order to modify the flex characteristics of the frame and physical characteristics, such as head tube and seat tube angle, wheel base, and bottom bracket height.04-26-2012
20120091684FRAME ELEMENT FOR GUIDING A LINE FOR A SPRUNG TWO-WHEELED VEHICLE FRAME - The invention relates to the guiding of lines, or cables, on a two-wheeled vehicle frame. The guiding is carried out with a guide device on a frame element on which an additional frame element is movably supported in such a way that the line essentially intersects the rotational axis of the bearing.04-19-2012
20110025015Bicycle Rear Wheel Suspension System - A bicycle frame assembly having a number of rotatable members configured to absorb shocks and impacts associated with operation of the bicycle. The assembly includes a frame constructed to support a rider and a chain stay having a rearward end that extends toward a wheel hub and a forward end that is pivotably connected to the frame. An absorber is pivotably connected to the forward end of the chain stay and extends to a rocker arm that is pivotably connected to the frame. A seat stay is pivotably connected to a rearward end of the rocker arm and extends to the rearward end of the chain stay. The rearward ends of the seat stay and the chain stay are pivotably connected to rotate about a common axis.02-03-2011
20100276906SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE - A suspension system for a vehicle includes a damping assembly operatively connected to an actuator; a controller for controlling movement of said actuator whereby a damping rate of said damping assembly is adjusted by movement of the actuator; and a signal generating device remote from said damping assembly, which device, in use, provides an output electric signal representing a desired user adjustment to the damping rate of said damping assembly, said controller adapted to receive said electric signal and control said actuator to adjust said damping rate according to said electric signal, whereby said damping rate may be remotely altered during use of said vehicle.11-04-2010
20080246249Seat suspension suitable for bicycle use - A bicycle seat suspension suitable for use on other vehicles and equipment which is both lightweight and durable and can be constructed from inexpensive material such as steel or aluminum. The seat suspension consists of a top frame and a bottom frame joined together at the front by a pinned hinge and at the rear by a triple hinge slightly elevated at the top. Suspension is provided by various sprung configurations, one of which is a centrally located spring operated by means of an adjustable push rod, another by means of dual shock absorbing Springs. The actual configuration dependant on frame construction and or rider weight.10-09-2008
20100127473SUSPENSION BICYCLE DERAILLEUR LINK - Bicycle derailleur mounting apparatus for use with a suspension bicycle including a front triangle and a rear triangle coupled to allow limited relative pivotal movement or travel therebetween during operation. The apparatus includes a derailleur link having a derailleur mounted thereon. Mounting structure mounts the derailleur link relative to one of the front triangle and the rear triangle to move independently of the front triangle and the rear triangle during travel. The independent movement is driven as a function of travel position of the front triangle and the rear triangle. The mounting structure is designed to position the derailleur to maintain shifting performance, to maintain chain retention, and to maintain good front derailleur to chainstay clearance, at desired points along the travel.05-27-2010
20080277900BICYCLE WITH A COMMON PIVOT SHOCK ABSORBER - A bicycle with a common point shock absorber comprises a bicycle frame and a shock absorber. The bicycle frame comprises a front frame and a rear frame, an upper linkage device and a lower linkage device connected pivotally to the front frame and the rear frame. The shock absorber is mounted in the bicycle frame and comprises a first connecting member connected pivotally to the upper linkage device, and a second connecting member connected pivotally and coaxially to the lower linkage device and the front frame. Thus, assembling the component and the assembly process can be simplified. Convenience for component assembly and repair has been improved. Manufacturing costs are reduced.11-13-2008
20080315552Dual-function bicycle seat post assembly - A bicycle seat post assembly includes an outer tube with an inner tube movably inserted thereto, the top end of the inner tube is connected with a seat. The inner tube has a passage defined longitudinally therethrough and a valve is connected to the lower end of the inner tube. A connection member is connected to the lower end of the outer tube and a seal member or an output tube is selectably connected to the connection member. The seal member seals the lower end of the outer tube to form a interior space in the outer tube filled with pressurized air when the bicycle seat assembly is a shock absorbing seat post assembly. The output tube is connected to the connection member to communicate with the longitudinal passage of the outer tube when the seat post assembly is used as a tire pump by reciprocating the inner tube.12-25-2008
20100201097FLEXIBLE BICYCLE DERAILLEUR MOUNT - Derailleur mounts for use in bicycles. The derailleur mount comprises an elastic element having a functional state and a collapsed state. The elastic element is configured for reducing at least some of an impact force of at least 300 Newton (N) applied on the bicycle by switching from the functional state to the collapsed state. The elastic element is configured for reverting from the collapsed state to the functional state after the impact force is removed.08-12-2010
20120068436Travel Adjustment Mechanism for a Suspension System - A suspension system for a handlebar-steered vehicle includes an upper tube, a lower tube reciprocally slidable relative to the upper tube. A positive spring assembly biases the upper and lower tubes away from each other. A piston assembly is attached to the lower tube. The suspension includes a travel adjustment mechanism including a locking mechanism and an actuator. The locking mechanism is connected to the positive spring assembly and selectively maintains a first portion of the positive spring assembly in a compressed state with the upper and lower tubes drawn toward each other. The actuator is operatively connected to the locking mechanism to releasably engage the locking mechanism to maintain the first portion of the positive spring assembly in the compressed state.03-22-2012
20090212527BASE OF SHOCK-ABSORBING FRONT FORK FOR BICYCLE - A base of a shock-absorbing front fork for a bicycle includes two straight tubes and a bridge. The bridge has two ends connected integrally with an upper section of each of the straight tubes. The bridge has a chamber therein. Thus, the base of the shock-absorbing front fork has the advantages of high structural strength and long service life.08-27-2009
20100264623DUAL-LEVER COMPRESSION SUSPENSION SYSTEM - A dual-lever compression system comprising a shock absorber, a first lever, and a second lever. The shock absorber first end is pivotally coupled to a frame. The shock absorber second end is pivotally coupled to a first lever first end and the first lever second end is coupled to the frame. The second lever first end is pivotally coupled to the shock absorber second end and the second lever second end is coupled to a swing-arm. The compression performance control provided by embodiments of the dual-lever compression system is directly related to the incorporation of dual levers coupled to the shock absorber; that is, the first lever and the second lever. Angles, position, and pivotal rotations of the dual levers provide for controlled shock absorption. Compression performance of two connecting points between the rigid frame regions where by a first lever pivotally couples to one point of a rigid frame and pivotally couples to the impact point of the shock absorber, with the base mount of the shock absorber pivotally coupled to a second point of the rigid frame. The second lever completes the system, where a first end of the second lever is pivotally coupled to the first lever or the shock absorber impact point. A second end of the second lever is pivotally coupled to a swing-arm or wheel region. The dual lever assembly manipulates the shock absorber force tension which in return produces increased suspension performance.10-21-2010
20100025957BICYCLE SUSPENSION SYSTEM - A bicycle suspension system is provided with a first tubular element, a piston, a piston rod, a first sealing member and a switching valve. The piston is coupled to the piston rod, and is slidably disposed in the first tubular element. The first sealing member is disposed in the first tubular element adjacent such that a first air chamber is formed between the piston and the first sealing member. The switching valve is coupled to the first sealing member. The switching valve opens a communication passageway between the first air chamber and a second air chamber to connect the first and second air chambers when in the opened position, and closes the communication passageway between the first air chamber and the second air chamber to separate the first and second air chambers when in the closed position.02-04-2010
20090072512Bicycle rear suspension system - A bicycle rear suspension system includes a front part including a top tube, a down tube, a head tube and a seat tube. A rear part includes two seat stays and two chain stays. The seat stays have first ends pivotally connected to the dropouts on the first ends of the chain stays and two second ends of the two seat stays are pivotally connected to a first end of a connection member at a first pivot point. Two second ends of the chain stays are pivotally connected to a bridge between the down tube and the seat tube. A second end of the connection member is pivotally connected to the top tube. A cylinder has a first end pivotally connected to the bridge and a second end of the cylinder is pivotally connected to a mediate portion of the connection member at second pivot point.03-19-2009
20110109060ACTIVE SHOCK-DAMPING SYSTEM - Bicycles and bicycle suspension systems including a sensor configured to sense a force or torque exerted by a rider on a bicycle, and a suspension adjustment mechanism configured to adjust a parameter of the bicycle suspension system in response. A controller or suspension management unit may be provided to receive data from the sensor, determine a corresponding suspension configuration, and transmit a suitable signal to the suspension adjustment mechanism. Accordingly, desired suspension characteristics may be achieved under various riding conditions.05-12-2011
20110068555Quick Release Disk Brake System and Steering Lock-Suspension System - In one aspect, there is provided a vehicle comprising a disk brake rotatably mounted thereto and a wheel that is removably securable to the disk brake, the disk brake and wheel forming a single rotational unit when secured to each other. In another aspect, there is provided a combination suspension system and steering lock for a wheel assembly on a vehicle. The combination is adapted to lock and release steering rotation of a wheel on the wheel assembly and simultaneously provide shock absorption.03-24-2011
20110248470BICYCLE SEAT TUBE - A bicycle seat tube assembly and seat post can be arranged to reduce vibrations that originate at the bicycle wheel and are transmitted to the rider of the bicycle. Desirably, a saddle is configured to be supported by a seat post which connects to a bicycle frame at the seat tube assembly. An open cavity can be formed between the seat tube assembly and the seat post. The open cavity can be configured to allow the system to act as a spring. Further, spring stiffness can be adjusted to reduce vibrations and increase damping.10-13-2011
20120032414SEATPOST - A bicycle frame, particularly a racing bicycle frame, comprises two bars. The bars are connected to a head member for connection to a saddle member. In their frame-side end region, the two bars are formed as a hollow profile. In this region, the two bars have a semicircular cross section so that a common contact face is formed.02-09-2012
20080203700Bicycle frame assembly having a replaceable shock absorber - A bicycle frame assembly includes at least one frame member having a connecting portion, and at least one shock absorber formed as a looped plate member disposed detachably in the connecting portion. The looped plate member has two resilient plate portions each having two opposite ends, and an intermediate portion between the opposite ends. The resilient plate portions are interconnected at the opposite ends. The intermediate portions of the resilient plate portions extend away from each other.08-28-2008
20110163515SUSPENSION BICYCLE SEAT POST - A bicycle seat post assembly that dampens movement between a seat and a bicycle frame. The seat post assembly includes a seat post, a collar that passes through the seat post, and a dampener that is disposed between the collar and the seat post. The collar is pivotably connected to the seat post so that the collar can rotate relative to the seat post. The collar rotates about an axis that extends in a crossing direction relative to both a longitudinal axis of the bicycle frame and a longitudinal axis of the seat post.07-07-2011
20100320723MOTORCYCLE - To obtain vibration characteristics suited to a plurality of operating modes. A first member is mounted on at least one of a left side frame of a vehicle and a right side frame of the vehicle. The first member extends towards the right frame or the left frame. A second member is mounted to at least one of the right side frame of the vehicle and a left side frame. The second member extends towards the left frame or the right frame. A vibration insulating member is provided between the first member and the second member and elastically couples the first and second members to each other.12-23-2010
20100059964Bicycle Suspension System - A bicycle suspension system of the present invention generally includes a bicycle suspension and a hydraulic control assembly. The hydraulic control assembly includes a fluid pump, a fluid responder and a fluid path. The fluid pump is mountable to a bicycle handlebar. The fluid responder is mountable to the bicycle suspension. The fluid path links the fluid pump and the fluid responder. The fluid responder is operatively connected to the bicycle suspension to operate the bicycle suspension between first and second suspension settings in response to fluid displacement between the fluid pump and the fluid responder.03-11-2010
20110042915SUSPENSION FORK - Disclosed is a suspension fork for a two-wheeler with a fork leg comprising a stanchion tube fixed to the frame which immerses in a slide tube in sections, wherein the guiding between the slide tube and the stanchion tube is performed via a bearing arrangement. In accordance with the invention, an additional lubricant volume is provided by means of which a sufficient lubrication of the bearing arrangement is ensured.02-24-2011
20120013100Shock absorption system for bicycle frame and components - A shock absorption system for a bicycle that is simple, flexible and compatible with the many sections of a bicycle where adequate shock absorption is sought. The shock absorption properties are provided through a C-shaped compliant structure. C-shaped compliant structure may be removable such that it may be installed and removed as per the desire of the end user of the bicycle for post market modification and personalisation purposes.01-19-2012
20120187653FULL SUSPENSION LOCK-OUT FOR A MOUNTAIN BIKE THAT SLIDES IN, IN PLACE OF THE REAR SHOCK - A means is provided to allow the lockout or replacement of the rear suspension of a mountain bike to increase peddling efficiency while climbing grades or other heavy pedaling conditions.07-26-2012
20120228850REAR SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR BICYCLES - A rear suspension system for a bicycle which includes a front part having a top tube, a down tube and a seat bracket, and a rear part has seat stays and chain stays. The seat tube has a frame located close to the bottom bracket. A top link unit is pivotably connected to the seat stays and extends toward the front part to form a first pivotal portion. The chain stays are connected to a down link unit which extends into the frame. A second pivotal portion is formed at the mediate portion of the down link unit. A shock-absorbing device has its top end pivotably connected to the first pivotal portion and the lower end of the shock-absorbing device extends into the frame and is pivotably connected to the second pivotal portion which is located close to the axis of the seat tube to provide stable buffering action.09-13-2012
20120326416BICYCLE WITH SUSPENSION - A bicycle can include a suspension system with a shock absorber. The shock absorber can have a sag position which can be adjustable. Sag refers to the amount of movement experienced by the suspension under a static load, such as that of the weight of a rider. Methods and systems to set sag can include at least one valve in fluid communication with a gas chamber of the shock absorber. In some embodiments, the at least one valve can be used to automatically set the sag position based on an individual's weight and riding position.12-27-2012
20110227312BICYCLE REAR SUSPENSION SYSTEM - A bicycle rear suspension system is connected between front and rear triangles. The suspension system includes an eccentric bearing unit disposed within one of the front and rear triangles, a connecting member connected pivotally to the other one of the front and rear triangles, and a pivot. The eccentric bearing unit includes an outer bearing, and an inner bearing movable within the outer bearing along an annular path. The pivot extends through the inner bearing of the eccentric bearing unit and into the connecting member such that, application of a force to the rear triangle results in pivoting movement of the rear triangle relative to the front triangle, and movement of the inner bearing along the annular path.09-22-2011
20120091685BICYCLE DAMPING ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM - A bicycle shock absorber and methods for differentiating between rider-induced forces and terrain-induced forces includes a first fluid chamber having fluid contained therein, a piston for compressing the fluid within the fluid chamber, a second fluid chamber coupled to the first fluid chamber by a fluid communication hose, and an inertial valve disposed within the second fluid chamber. The inertial valve opens in response to terrain-induced forces and provides communication of fluid compressed by the piston from the first fluid chamber to the second fluid chamber. The inertial valve does not open in response to rider-induced forces.04-19-2012

Patent applications in class Yielding

Patent applications in all subclasses Yielding