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Anderson et al. (45) Date of Patent: Jul. 11, 2017
(54) ACTIVE VEHICLE SUSPENSION SYSTEM (51) Int. Cl.
B60G 7/05 (2006.01)
(71) Applicant: Levant Power Corporation, Woburn, FO3G 7/08 (2006.01)
MA (US) (Continued)
(52) U.S. Cl.
(72) Inventors: Zackary Martin Anderson, CPC ............... F03G 7/08 (2013.01); B60G 13/14
Cambridge, MA (US); Shakeel (2013.01); B60G 17/019 (2013.01);
Avadhany, Cambridge, MA (US); (Continued)
Matthew D. Cole, Boston, MA (US); (58) Field of Classification Search
Robert Driscoll, Derry, NH (US); John CPC ......... F15B 1/021: F03G 7/08; B60G 17/019;
Giarratana, Whitman, MA (US); B6OG 17FO15
Marco Giovanardi, Melrose, MA (US); (Continued)
Vladimir Gorelik, Medford, MA (US); (56) References Cited
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(73) Assignee: Clear Motion, Inc., Woburn, MA (US)
OTHER PUBLICATIONS
(*) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this No Author Listed Ride control innocation, accelerated. Forward
patent is extended or adjusted under 35 thinking. Forward moving. ACOCAR. Tenneco. Sep. 2011.
U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
(Continued)
(21) Appl. No.: 14/602,463
Primary Examiner — Thomas G Black
(22) Filed: Jan. 22, 2015 Assistant Examiner — Wae Louie
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm — Wolf, Greenfield &
(65) Prior Publication Data Sacks, P.C.
US 2015/0224845 A1 Aug. 13, 2015 (57) ABSTRACT
A method of on-demand energy delivery to an active Sus
Related U.S. Application Data pension system comprising an actuator body, hydraulic
pump, electric motor, plurality of sensors, energy storage
(63) Continuation of application No. facility, and controller is provided. The method comprises
PCT/US2014/029654, filed on Mar. 14, 2014. disposing an active Suspension system in a vehicle between
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