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Number: 180/256
Name: Motor vehicles > Having at least one wheel both driven and steerable > Steerable wheel has exclusive axis of pivot (i.e., stub-axle type) > Including flexible, axially rotatable means having one portion fixed to vehicle and another portion pivotable with wheel for transmitting drive thereto > Means comprises rotatable shaft containing plural universal joints
Description: Vehicle wherein the means is a rotatable, elongated member having, within its length and exclusive of its extremities, for the purpose of rendering it flexible, two or more connections of the kind which are capable of receiving rotational movement along one axis and are further capable of accommodating changes in the angular relationship of one of those axes to the other.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
180/257 Having at least one joint located on each side of axis of pivot 20

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8480106 Dual suspension system Jul. 9, 2013
8051940 Hydraulic assist wheel end Nov. 8, 2011
7232000 Drive-steer axle for motor-driven vehicles Jun. 19, 2007
7168723 Front wheel drive for toy vehicles Jan. 30, 2007
7073625 Exhaust gas muffler and flow director Jul. 11, 2006
6739422 Assembly for supporting and drivingly connecting a wheel May. 25, 2004
6513614 Transmission on all wheel steer power machine Feb. 4, 2003
6449933 Lawn mower Sep. 17, 2002
6425453 Transmission on all wheel steer power machine Jul. 30, 2002
6148945 Steering drive axle Nov. 21, 2000
6105984 Independent coil spring suspension for driven wheels Aug. 22, 2000
5841209 Driving axle for an industrial truck Nov. 24, 1998
5667032 Self propelled mower with low radius pivoted rear wheel steering Sep. 16, 1997
5494129 Insertable unit for a bearing assembly Feb. 27, 1996
5052979 Shaft assembly for the wheel drive of a motor vehicle Oct. 1, 1991
4733744 Steerable driving axle Mar. 29, 1988
4697662 Driven axle for commercial vehicles Oct. 6, 1987
4613009 Wheel supporting structure for riding type working vehicles Sep. 23, 1986
4565389 Vehicle suspension system Jan. 21, 1986
4545458 Drive mechanism for steering wheels of vehicle Oct. 8, 1985
4530415 Power transmission device for front-engine front-drive car Jul. 23, 1985
4413701 Transmission with offset differential and deep wide groove radial ball bearing supporting intermediate shaft Nov. 8, 1983
4377298 Vehicle wheel suspension Mar. 22, 1983
4372418 Front set of wheels for an automobile vehicle Feb. 8, 1983
4365686 Transmission shaft for a front wheel drive vehicle having an automatic gear box Dec. 28, 1982
4300651 Vehicle wheel mounting and driving assembly including constant velocity universal joint Nov. 17, 1981
4271922 Wheel suspension system Jun. 9, 1981
4216843 All-wheel-drive type vehicle for construction work Aug. 12, 1980
3983951 Front end drive mounting Oct. 5, 1976
3951222 Lightweight automobile Apr. 20, 1976
3948337 Independent front suspension for front wheel drive Apr. 6, 1976

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