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Class Information
Number: 180/252
Name: Motor vehicles > Having at least one wheel both driven and steerable
Description: Vehicle wherein one or more of its wheels is not only drivingly rotated for propelling the vehicle, but is also attached to the vehicle in such a manner that it may be moved pivotably (e.g., rotatably) about a more or less vertical axis for changing the course of travel of the vehicle.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
180/253 Steerable wheel has exclusive axis of pivot (i.e., stub-axle type) 127
180/264 With driven axle, mounting two or more wheels, swingable about axis of pivot, and motor mounted to swing therewith 16
180/267 With driven axle, mounting two or more wheels, swingable about axis of pivot, and shaft for transmitting drive coincident with axis 9
180/266 With driven axle, mounting two or more wheels, swingable about axis of pivot, and swingable also about a horizontal axis 23

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8706390 Gyroscopic stabilized vehicle Apr. 22, 2014
8662234 Drive and steering apparatus for an industrial truck Mar. 4, 2014
8607902 Width variable structure of moving and transport means using mecanum wheels Dec. 17, 2013
8583302 Electric vehicle Nov. 12, 2013
8532915 Electronic control system for gyroscopic stabilized vehicle Sep. 10, 2013
8393431 Omnidirectional drive and steering unit Mar. 12, 2013
8386128 Method for adapting steering characteristics of a motor vehicle Feb. 26, 2013
8376077 Modular metamorphic vehicle Feb. 19, 2013
8374750 Method and device for recognizing driver fatigue using a torque sensor system Feb. 12, 2013
8352123 Control device of electric power steering device for vehicles in which steered wheels are driven Jan. 8, 2013
8348002 Slewing ring drive Jan. 8, 2013
8346390 Single wheel robot system and its control method Jan. 1, 2013
8267205 Riding work vehicle Sep. 18, 2012
8061467 Engine arrangement structure of saddle-ride type vehicle Nov. 22, 2011
8028775 Spherical mobility mechanism Oct. 4, 2011
7980350 Chassis mounted electric, independent, steering axle of a vehicle Jul. 19, 2011
7976036 System and method for adapting a unit bearing front driving axle Jul. 12, 2011
7963349 Drive and steering equipment for a floor conveyor Jun. 21, 2011
7909127 Wheel hub cartridge and carrier Mar. 22, 2011
7900734 Rider lift truck Mar. 8, 2011
7900735 Hydrostatic transaxle Mar. 8, 2011
7891445 Ball-drive propulsion device Feb. 22, 2011
7866432 Chassis for electric vehicles Jan. 11, 2011
7865299 Method and system for predicting a future position of a vehicle using numerical integration Jan. 4, 2011
7845453 Transaxle provided with power take-off device Dec. 7, 2010
7823673 Variable wheel positioning vehicle Nov. 2, 2010
7802802 Camera dolly Sep. 28, 2010
7747349 Mobile robot platform and method for sensing movement of the same Jun. 29, 2010
7747359 Vehicle state determination integrity Jun. 29, 2010
7690470 Hydrostatic transaxle Apr. 6, 2010
7689336 Vehicle and a method for controlling steering thereof Mar. 30, 2010
7654350 Drive and steering unit for a wheel of a floor conveyor Feb. 2, 2010
7597160 Four wheel drive system Oct. 6, 2009
7591340 Steering and driving system for an industrial truck Sep. 22, 2009
7571039 Vehicle yaw/roll stability control with semi-active suspension Aug. 4, 2009
7467683 Steering axle for vehicles Dec. 23, 2008
7392116 Method for operating a chassis regulating system and a device to carry out the method Jun. 24, 2008
7326144 Vehicle transmission systems Feb. 5, 2008
7296647 Transport drive in particular for stage elements, fork-lift vehicles and moving platforms Nov. 20, 2007
7222007 Attitude sensing system for an automotive vehicle relative to the road May. 22, 2007
7201247 All wheel drive utility vehicle with bogey beam suspension Apr. 10, 2007
7118182 Axle unit for driving wheel Oct. 10, 2006
7073625 Exhaust gas muffler and flow director Jul. 11, 2006
7044258 Direct drive suspension May. 16, 2006
6889790 Front axle of an agricultural tractor May. 10, 2005
6862512 Method and system for controlling the performance of a motor vehicle Mar. 1, 2005
6862506 Method for automatically adjusting reference models in vehicle stability enhancement (VSE) systems Mar. 1, 2005
6688416 Working vehicle with transverse travel system Feb. 10, 2004
6654671 Vehicle rollover detection having variable sensitivity Nov. 25, 2003
6637535 Driving apparatus for vehicles Oct. 28, 2003

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