ApplicationNo. 05/539028 filed on 01/06/1975
US Classes:74/34, Clutchable gears180/65.3With means on vehicle for generating power for the electric motor
ExaminersPrimary: Wyche, Benjamin W.
Assistant: Ratliff, Wesley S. Jr.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB60G 13/00 (20060101)
B60G 13/14 (20060101)
B60K 25/10 (20060101)
B60K 25/00 (20060101)
F16H 31/00 (20060101)
AbstractA shock absorber drive unit for motor vehicles which translates the vertical reciprocating motion of the under carriage of a motor vehicle to one-way rotary motion through a rack and drive gears connected through one-way clutches to a gear train. Alternators driven by belts from the gear train provide sufficient drag to produce a shock absorbing action for the unit while simultaneously producing electricity for charging batteries or other uses.