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9038789 Method and apparatus for controlling an elastomeric damper  
A method of controlling an elastomeric damper. The damper is heated by passing an electric current through the damper or through a heating element in contact with the damper said heating causing a...
9033120 Shock absorber for a bicycle  
Shock absorber for an at least partially muscle-powered bicycle having a damper device having a first and a second damper chamber assigned thereto which are hydraulically coupled with one another...
9016318 Magnetorheological fluid-based device and method for use  
A magnetorheological fluid-based device and method may include the use of magnetorheological (MR) fluid, a primary magnetic field to control the viscosity of the fluid, and a secondary magnetic...
9004243 Magneto-rheological damping assembly  
A magneto-rheological damping assembly including a piston (28) defining a core (38). A pair of spaced electromagnets (46) are disposed about the core (38) and are connected to a controller (48)...
9004551 Latchable or lockable device  
A lockable or latchable device includes first and second members proximate to each other, at least one of which is movable with respect to the other. The device also includes a magnetorheological...
8985288 Valve for a magnetorheological liquid  
A valve for a magnetorheological fluid is formed with a duct through which the magnetorheological fluid can flow and which can be exposed to a variable magnetic field such that the flow resistance...
8973613 Electrorheological valve  
An ER fluid valve includes a housing and a plurality of parallel flow passages through the housing each defined by spaced electrodes at least one of which is controllable independently of other...
8967343 Shock absorber for a bicycle  
A shock absorber for a bicycle has a damper device with first and second damper chambers. The damper chambers are connected by way of a controllable throttle valve. A changeable electronic unit...
8960386 Damping arrangement  
A damping arrangement comprises a drive member arranged to be driven for angular movement relative to a housing by a motor, and a damping device independent of the motor and operable to damp...
8955653 Methods and apparatus for controlling a fluid damper  
A method and apparatus for a fluid damper comprising a first fluid-filled chamber, a second chamber filled with a fluid having variable flow characteristics and at least partially displaceable by...
8931604 Damper assembly with monotube and dynamic compression valve and vehicle having same  
The damper assembly has a damper housing at least partially defining an interior chamber. A free piston is positioned in the damper housing to separate the interior chamber into a gas-filled...
8878657 Force feedback interface with improved sensation  
An haptic interface including a knob manipulated by a user, a rotation shaft with a longitudinal axis to which the knob is fixed in rotation, an interaction element with a magneto-rheological...
8851247 Damper, washing machine and washing/drying machine  
A damper includes a bobbin which is housed in a cylinder and on which a coil is wound and yokes housed in the cylinder. At least one of the yokes is disposed at a first axial side of the bobbin,...
8844914 Variable differential mount apparatus using magnetorheological elastomer  
Disclosed is a variable differential mount apparatus using a Magnetorheological Elastomer (MRE). The apparatus includes a core, a coil, a plurality of MRE supports, and a magnetic path formation...
8820492 Soft matrix magnetorheological mounts for shock and vibration isolation  
A soft-matrix magnetorheological material vibration isolation system includes a first mounting plate. A first layer of soft-matrix magnetorheological material has opposing first and second faces,...
8770357 Dampers for mountain bikes  
An apparatus of a damper (46) for a bicycle comprising a housing defining a chamber, and a piston, movable in the chamber along a first direction. The apparatus further comprises a controllable...
8770358 Variable damping force damper  
A first hydraulic fluid passage includes an annular fluid passage, an inlet hole and a notch of a magnetic passage forming ring, another notch and a communication hole of a non-magnetic passage...
8757652 Valve and movement damping apparatus  
A valve is particularly suited for a movement damping apparatus. The valve has a field-generating device, such as a magnet unit, and a fluid that is subjected to the field, such as a...
8757335 Damper, washing machine, and washer/dryer  
A damper obtaining damping force by the frictional resistance imparted by the viscosity of the magnetic viscous fluid is disclosed. The damper is provided with a seal not only on one (lower side)...
8733307 Hydraulic braking device and valve timing adjusting apparatus  
A sealing structure has a permanent magnet and a magnetic-flux guiding member for guiding magnetic flux of the permanent magnet to a brake shaft of a brake rotating member. The magnetic-flux...
8727080 Magnetic valve for shock absorbers  
A shock absorber having a valve controlling the flow rate of fluid between a compression chamber and a rebound chamber in a housing and separated by a piston. The valve has an orifice component...
8694210 Saddle riding type vehicle and steering damper device for use in saddle riding type vehicle  
A saddle riding type vehicle that reduces steering pull of a handle caused by a disturbance and also prevents degradation in a steering feeling includes a detector that detects a steering angle of...
8684367 Methods and apparatus for suspension lock out and signal generation  
Methods and apparatus for regulating the function of a suspension system are disclosed herein. Suspension characteristics often contribute to the efficiency of a suspended system. Depending on the...
8672105 Damping control device filled with magnetorheological fluid and engine mount having the same  
A damping control device includes a lower core, a nonmagnetic orifice, an upper core, and a membrane made of an elastic material to shield a lower end of the lower core, and in which the lower...
8672104 Control of magnetorheological mount  
A system and method of controlling engine vibration mounted within a vehicle including at least one hydraulic mount, each mount including a fluid chamber. A pair of accelerometers sense relative...
8651250 Magnetorheological devices with permanent magnet field bias  
A magneto-rheological damping device comprises a piston and a case element, both capable of acting to carry a magnetic flux. A passage exists between the piston and the case element, and an amount...
8631917 Elevator brake with magneto-rheological fluid  
An elevator brake assembly includes a braking fluid for providing a braking force. A first magnet provides a first magnetic field that influences the braking fluid to provide the braking force....
8602182 Controllable vehicle suspension system with a controllable magnetorheological fluid strut  
The controllable suspension system includes a strut with a magnetorheological fluid damper. The magnetorheological fluid damper includes a longitudinal damper tubular housing having a...
8573623 Front fork  
A front fork includes a damper that generates a damping force, a cylinder body that houses the damper, a reservoir formed on an exterior of the cylinder body, a rod body that is inserted into the...
8561764 Damping device for a two-wheeled vehicle  
A damping device for a two-wheeled vehicle having a first and a second damper chamber which are coupled to one another through a flow connection. The flow connection includes at least one flow...
8550222 Active material based bodies for varying frictional force levels at the interface between two surfaces  
A device for selectively controlling and varying a frictional force level at an interface between two bodies, includes a first contact body having at least one surface, a second contact body...
8547191 Damping device capable of providing increased stiffness  
Damping device to impose a reaction to the displacement of a manual operating device (28), said device comprising at least one chamber containing the magneto-rheological fluid, one or two means of...
8499908 Non-newtonian fluid (NNF) filled cable and method  
A composite cable and method provides for control of the cable, and particularly its vibration modes, in response to a wide range of resonant and non-resonant energy input. The cable comprises a...
8490762 Magnetorheological (MR) piston ring and MR damper having same  
A magnetorheological (MR) piston ring includes an MR-piston-ring body disposable within a cylinder of an MR damper along a central longitudinal axis. The MR-piston-ring body has a radially inner...
8485324 Damper device for a two-wheeled vehicle  
A damper device for a two-wheeled vehicle and a corresponding method are provided wherein a first damper chamber and a second damper chamber are coupled to one another through at least one flow...
8453330 Electromagnet flow regulator, system, and methods for regulating flow of an electrically conductive fluid  
Embodiments include electromagnetic flow regulators for regulating flow of an electrically conductive fluid, systems for regulating flow of an electrically conductive fluid, methods of regulating...
8453806 Damping device for a two-wheeled vehicle  
A damping device for a two-wheeled vehicle having a first and a second damper chamber which are coupled to one another through a flow connection. The flow connection includes at least one flow...
8443947 Magneto-rheological fluid damper  
A magneto-rheological fluid damper includes a housing, a magnetically permeable body, a spindle, and a magneto-rheological fluid. Given a plurality of multi-pole two-way magnetic poles and a...
8430416 Movement damping apparatus  
A movement damping apparatus has magnetorheological fluid that is pressed through a flow path forming a bottleneck in order to dampen a movement. The flow path is divided into at least two flow...
8430129 Electromagnetic flow regulator, system, and methods for regulating flow of an electrically conductive fluid  
Disclosed embodiments include electromagnetic flow regulators for regulating flow of an electrically conductive fluid, systems for regulating flow of an electrically conductive fluid, methods of...
8424656 Rotary vane magnetorheological (MR) energy absorber  
A rotary vane magnetorheological energy absorber, which enables a longer stroke capability in a more compact configuration than conventional magnetorheological devices, is disclosed. This novel...
8418819 Movement damping apparatus  
A movement damping apparatus has a flow path through which a magnetorheological fluid is pressed. A device that generates a variable magnetic field has a core around which a coil is wound as well...
8413772 Magnetorheological fluid elastic lag damper for helicopter rotors  
A MagnetoRheological Fluid Elastic (MRFE) lag damper system for adaptive lead-lag damping of helicopter main rotors. Embodiments include snubber dampers especially for hingeless helicopter rotors,...
8413773 Magnetorheological damper system  
A magnetorheological damper system comprising a reservoir in communication with a damper. The damper comprises a damper cylinder defining a damper chamber, wherein the damper chamber contains a...
8408370 Energy absorbing element  
An energy absorbing element contains a free-flowing medium. The medium is expressed from the element, upon the occurrence of an impact, through at least one opening. The medium is enclosed in a...
8397885 Magneto-rheological fluid brake  
A magneto-rheological fluid brake includes a housing, a non-magnetically permeable separating ring, a plurality of magnetically permeable blocks, a plurality of magnetically permeable bars, an...
8397760 Electromagnetic flow regulator, system, and methods for regulating flow of an electrically conductive fluid  
Disclosed embodiments include electromagnetic flow regulators for regulating flow of an electrically conductive fluid, systems for regulating flow of an electrically conductive fluid, methods of...
8387959 Structure of orifice plate for engine mount filled with magnetorheological fluid  
A structure of an orifice plate for an engine mount filled with a magnetorheological (“MR”) fluid may include a core of which a center part may be formed at the center thereof and a blade part may...
8387420 Drum type washing machine  
A drum type washing machine having a suspension supporting a water tub in a vibration isolated manner and including a cylinder, a magnetic field generator fixed in the cylinder, a pair of magnetic...
8327984 Magnetorheological (MR) piston assembly with primary and secondary channels to improve MR damper force  
A magnetorheolgical (MR) damper includes a piston assembly having a primary channel disposed along a longitudinal axis and contained in a cylinder. MR fluid is also contained in the cylinder. The...

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