PATENT OF THE WEEK – ADJUSTABLE SHOCK ABSORBER
The present invention is an adjustable shock absorber. The inventor of this product was Farr; Neil (Toronto, CA). The present invention was patented via USPTO on 10th march 2009 and the patent number is RE40649.
This invention is a type of device which is used for adjusting damping in a vehicle shock absorber. The vehicle utilizes a shock absorber to minimize vibration and shock which is experienced by a vehicle. There might also be a variation in payload and also the ground condition which can affect vehicle handling. With the present invention, the ability to adjust the damping force in the shock absorber can improve the vehicle control and also handling in response.
The current adjustment system relies only on external components or adjuster modules to provide adjustment. But with the present invention, it is desirable to provide a shock absorber with an adjustment mechanism, and it can be adjusted by a driver to control the damping levels. The mechanism is also affordable. It has twin-cylinder configurations having an inner cylinder mounted within an outer cylinder to form a flow gap. The outer cylinder can be rotated to the inner cylinder to adjust the gap size.