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Number: 180/232
Name: Motor vehicles > With means for (1) protecting motor from impact of collision, (2) utilizing mass of motor to absorb force thereof, or (3) protecting occupant region of vehicle from impact-induced shifting of motor
Description: Vehicle provided with means for either (1) cushioning or isolating the motor of a vehicle from the force created when the vehicle engages an object, (2) taking advantage of the inertia inherent in a moving motor to dissipate part of that force (e.g., by allowing a certain amount of "controlled" movement of the motor), or (3) redirecting the shifting of the motor caused by such a force into a path whereby it is less likely to cause critical damage to that portion of the vehicle in which the operator and any passengers are located (e.g., by providing guide means for the motor, which guide means are sometimes so designed as to also cause some of the force of the impact to be dissipated by the movement of the motor therealong).










Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8573647 Vehicle with traction battery capable of absorbing crash energy Nov. 5, 2013
8540282 Protecting structure for power source apparatus Sep. 24, 2013
8489289 Converter for signals between a safety device and a safety control device for a vehicle Jul. 16, 2013
8483945 Method for reducing the energy absorbed by a vehicle in a collision and a system for implementing the method Jul. 9, 2013
8453779 Snowmobile frame Jun. 4, 2013
8417414 Method and system for managing passenger and vehicle safety Apr. 9, 2013
8356687 Vehicle occupant protection method and apparatus Jan. 22, 2013
8326498 Vehicle anti-pinch control having variable threshold and method Dec. 4, 2012
8246061 Sub-frame mount for suspension Aug. 21, 2012
8140224 Diagnosis apparatus for passenger protection system Mar. 20, 2012
8132640 Frangible mount for a vehicle differential Mar. 13, 2012
8122992 Impact member for a saddle-type vehicle, and vehicle incorporating same Feb. 28, 2012
8028673 Fuel line protective cover Oct. 4, 2011
8016067 Vibration isolation assembly Sep. 13, 2011
7997366 Vehicle body structure Aug. 16, 2011
7926609 Vehicle body structure Apr. 19, 2011
7894959 Method and device for actuating a passenger protection means Feb. 22, 2011
7886861 Electric vehicle Feb. 15, 2011
7883113 Front vehicle body structure Feb. 8, 2011
7848884 Collision prediction apparatus Dec. 7, 2010
7771137 Connecting structure for hollow member or half hollow member Aug. 10, 2010
7774116 Device and method for controlling a passenger protection system of a vehicle Aug. 10, 2010
7734416 Automatic vehicle braking device Jun. 8, 2010
7734394 System and method for sensing soil-and curb-tripped rollover events Jun. 8, 2010
7726429 Fuel cell vehicle having support frame which couples side frames in width direction of vehicle Jun. 1, 2010
7717465 Vehicle having an engine support structure May. 18, 2010
7699347 Method and apparatus for a shared crumple zone Apr. 20, 2010
7695018 Method and apparatus for a shared crumple zone Apr. 13, 2010
7694771 Vehicle engine-mount Apr. 13, 2010
7690467 Motorcycle frame with fuel-storage and break-away engine mounts Apr. 6, 2010
7669688 Automobile front portion structure Mar. 2, 2010
7658254 System and method for clearing crush space in a vehicle through the use of active components Feb. 9, 2010
7603235 Arrangement for collision prevention of mine vehicle Oct. 13, 2009
7594559 Sub-frame connecting structure Sep. 29, 2009
7588267 Active vehicle impact dampening system Sep. 15, 2009
7562886 Installation structure and method of vehicular suspension Jul. 21, 2009
7559402 Vehicle chassis Jul. 14, 2009
7516004 Vehicular passenger protection system against lateral collision Apr. 7, 2009
7506715 Safety device for a motor vehicle including a front-end structure Mar. 24, 2009
7392782 Protective device for external components of engine Jul. 1, 2008
7393016 Front vehicle body structure Jul. 1, 2008
7380829 Front body structure of vehicle Jun. 3, 2008
7350881 Motorcycle with antilock brake system Apr. 1, 2008
7328767 Power train supporting apparatus and method for automotive vehicle Feb. 12, 2008
7175532 Energy absorbing propeller shaft system Feb. 13, 2007
7144039 Vehicle front body structure Dec. 5, 2006
6997276 Subframe mount structure Feb. 14, 2006
6957846 Front body structure for vehicle Oct. 25, 2005
6880663 Vehicle front structure Apr. 19, 2005
6786536 Body structure of motor vehicles Sep. 7, 2004

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