Spring, assembly of springs, assembly of a spring and a damper, as well as a vehicle comprising a spring

L. Encica (Inventor), J.J.H. Paulides (Inventor), E.A. Lomonova (Inventor), A.J.A. Vandenput (Inventor), B.G. Leeuwen, van (Inventor)

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Abstract

Spring comprising a first part (1) and a second part (2) moveable relative to each other, the first part being provided with at least one permanent magnet (4,4'), the second part being provided with at least one tooth (5,SM of a soft magnetic material which faces the at least one permanent magnet, whereby the total area of the facing surface varies as the first part moves relative to the second part, the first and/or the second part also being provided with at least one set of electrically conductive windings (7) which are connected to an electric power supply (8) in order to create a magnetic field for influencing the force-displacement characteristic of the spring. Also disclosed is an assembly of such a spring with a conventional spring and/or a damper, as well as a vehicle provided with such a spring.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2008004871
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2008

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