Global Patent Index - EP 1082562 A1

EP 1082562 A1 20010314 - INVERTING SPRING ASSEMBLY

Title (en)

INVERTING SPRING ASSEMBLY

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG MIT UMKEHRFEDER

Title (fr)

ENSEMBLE RESSORT D'INVERSION

Publication

EP 1082562 A1 20010314 (EN)

Application

EP 99925829 A 19990525

Priority

  • US 9911533 W 19990525
  • US 8689698 P 19980527

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9961825A1] An inverting spring assembly (10) including a housing, a resilient member (12), and an actuator (14). The housing includes a first support (16), a second support (18) opposite the first support, a third support (20), and a fourth support (22) opposite the third support. The first support and second support are a distance Y from another. The resilient member has a first end and a second end and is longer than Y. The resilient member is spaced between the first support and the second support with one end of the resilient member supported by the first support and the other end supported by the second support. The actuator is connected to the housing and appplies force to the resilient member in two directions causing the resilient member to be movable between a first position and a second position.

IPC 1-7

F16K 7/04; F16K 7/06; F16K 31/56

IPC 8 full level

F16K 7/04 (2006.01); F16F 1/22 (2006.01); F16K 7/06 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

F16F 1/22 (2013.01); F16K 7/06 (2013.01); F16F 2228/06 (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

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 9961825 A1 19991202; AU 4204199 A 19991213; CA 2332454 A1 19991202; EP 1082562 A1 20010314; EP 1082562 A4 20040331; JP 2002516969 A 20020611

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 9911533 W 19990525; AU 4204199 A 19990525; CA 2332454 A 19990525; EP 99925829 A 19990525; JP 2000551183 A 19990525