Global patent index - EP 1056636 A1

EP 1056636 A1 2000-12-06 - STEERING SYSTEM

Title (en)

STEERING SYSTEM

Title (de)

LENKVORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE DIRECTION

Publication

EP 1056636 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99907189 A

Priority

  • AU 9900106 W
  • AU PP199098 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9943531A1] A vehicle (10) having a plurality of spaced-apart wheels (16), each wheel (16) being attached to the vehicle (10) by means of an axle (22), there being a separate axle (22) for each wheel (16), each axle having a longitudinal axis; the arrangement being such that rotation of one axle (22) about its longitudinal axis will cause the wheel (16) mounted thereon to change direction relative to the vehicle (10), each axle (22) having attached thereto a driven means (26), each driven means (26) being adapted to be driven by a drive means (28, 32) such that rotation of one axle (22) causes all other axles (22) to also rotate about their longitudinal axis.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B62B 3/00; B62B 7/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B62D 7/14 (2006.01); B62B 3/00 (2006.01); B62B 3/02 (2006.01); B62D 7/02 (2006.01); G01N 33/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B62D 7/026 (2013.01); B62B 3/001 (2013.01); B62B 2301/06 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9943531 A1 19990902; AR 014660 A1 20010328; AU PP199098 D0 19980319; CA 2322274 A1 19990902; CN 1139509 C 20040225; CN 1291951 A 20010418; EP 1056636 A1 20001206; EP 1056636 A4 20041006; HK 1034942 A1 20040716; JP 2002504460 A 20020212; NZ 505931 A 20020927; TW 421629 B 20010211; ZA 9901513 B 19990826

INPADOC legal status

2006-03-08 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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2005-04-06 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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2000-12-06 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

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