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Patent
Gordon Murray Design Ltd | Date: 2010-03-03

A vehicle suspension comprises an assembly of a hub carrier and a support arm, the support arm being attached to the hub carrier at two points spaced from each other in the direction of travel and extending inwardly therefrom to a support arm attachment point for fixing to a chassis, and a trailing link extending from the assembly in a direction transverse to that of the support arm, toward a trailing link attachment point for fixing to the chassis. The trailing link preferably extends from the assembly in a forward direction, and is preferably connected directly to the hub carrier. A strut can extend upwardly toward an attachment point for fixing to a chassis, to provide a spring and damper. The support arm can comprise a pair of arms extending divergently from the attachment point to each of the two points. The hub carrier can include a pivot pin extending in a fore/aft alignment, passing through two pivot points on the support arm thereby to define the two points. The appropriate end of the pivot pin provides a convenient location for attaching the trailing link to the hub carrier. The invention further relates to a vehicle, comprising a chassis and at least two wheels, one on each side of the vehicle, each wheel being attached to the chassis via such a suspension.


Patent
The Norman Trust and GORDON MURRAY DESIGN Ltd | Date: 2014-03-25

Current systems of distributing vehicles are inefficient, particularly in developing nations. To resolve this, we provide a kit for constructing a commercial vehicle supplied ex-works as a flat-pack package using the vehicle chassis as a pallet. Thus, the kit may include a chassis, an engine attachable to the chassis, located within and supported by the chassis, and a plurality of upright chassis members attachable to the chassis thereby to define at least a cabin, placed flat over the chassis. The elements making up the kit can be restrained in place, such as by wrapping or tying with suitable film, bands or cords. Body panels attachable to the chassis uprights can be supplied, placed flat over the chassis. Brake line, a wiring loom and major drivetrain items such as the engine, differential and propshaft may be pre-attached to the chassis in their final locations before shipping the kit. In this way, the complete kit can be prepared at a suitable factory and shipped as a flat-pack item. Very little packaging will be needed as the chassis itself can act as a pallet for the remaining items, providing the necessary rigid support to allow handling of the kit. The resulting item will have a footprint similar to that of the final vehicle, but a height which may be one third or one quarter. Together with suitable spacers, several such kits could be packed for transport in a single vehicle or container.


Trademark
Gordon Murray Design Ltd | Date: 2016-02-15

Vehicles; Apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water; Aerial conveyors; Aeronautical apparatus, machines and appliances; Aeroplanes; Air bags; Air balloons; Air cushion vehicles; Air pumps; Air vehicles; Aircraft; Airships; Ambulances; Amphibious airplanes; Anti-glare devices for vehicles; Anti-skid chains; Anti-theft alarms for vehicles; Anti-theft devices for vehicles; Automobile bodies; Automobile chains; Automobile chassis; Automobile hoods; Automobile tires; Automobiles; Axle journals; Axles for vehicles; Balance weights for vehicle wheels; Bands for wheel hubs; Barges; Baskets adapted for cycles; Bicycle stands; Boat hooks; Boats; Bodies for vehicles; Bogies for railway cars; Brake linings for vehicles; Brake pads for automobiles; Brake segments for vehicles; Brake shoes for vehicles; Brakes for vehicles; Buffers for railway rolling stock; Bumpers for automobiles; Cable cars; Cable transport apparatus and installations; Caissons; Caps for vehicle petrol tanks; Caravans; Carriages; Carrier tricycles; Cars; Cars for cable transport installations; Carts; Casings for pneumatic tires; Casters for trolleys carts (Am.); Chairlifts; Cigar lighters for automobiles; Cleaning trolleys; Cleats; Clutches for land vehicles; Concrete mixing vehicles; Connecting rods for land vehicles, other than parts of motors and engines; Couplings for land vehicles; Covers for vehicle steering wheels; Crankcases for land vehicle components, other than for engines; Cranks for cycles; Cycle bells; Cycle brakes; Cycle cars; Cycle chains; Cycle frames; Cycle handle bars; Cycle hubs; Cycle mudguards; Cycle pumps; Cycle rims; Cycle saddles; Cycle spokes; Cycle stands; Cycles; Davits for boats; Dining cars; Dining cars; Direction indicators for bicycles; Disengaging gear for boats; Doors for vehicles; Dredgers; Dress guards for bicycles, cycles; Driving chains for land vehicles; Driving motors for land vehicles; Ejector seats for aircraft; Electric vehicles; Fenders for ships; Ferry boats; Fork lift trucks; Freewheels for land vehicles; Funiculars; Funnels for locomotives; Funnels for ships; Gear boxes for land vehicles; Gearing for land vehicles; Gears for cycles; Golf carts; Handling carts; Head-rests for vehicle seats; Headlight wipers; Hoods for vehicle engines; Hoods for vehicles; Horns for vehicles; Hose carts; Hub caps; Hubs for vehicle wheels; Hydraulic circuits for vehicles; Hydroplanes; Inclined ways for boats; Inner tubes (Adhesive rubber patches for repairing -); Inner tubes for bicycles, cycles; Inner tubes for pneumatic tires; Jet engines for land vehicles; Kick sledges; Ladle cars; Launches; Locomotives; Luggage carriers for vehicles; Luggage nets for vehicles; Masts for boats; Military vehicles for transport; Mine cart wheels; Mopeds; Motor buses; Motor coaches; Motor homes; Motorcycles; Motors, electric, for land vehicles; Motors for cycles; Motors for land vehicles; Mudguards; Oars; Omnibuses; Paddles for canoes; Panniers adapted for cycles; Parachutes; Pedals for cycles; Pontoons; Portholes; Propulsion mechanisms for land vehicles; Pushchair covers; Pushchair hoods; Railway couplings; Rearview mirrors; Reduction gears for land vehicles; Refrigerated vehicles; Remote control vehicles, other than toys; Repair outfits for inner tubes; Reversing alarms for vehicles; Rolling stock for funicular railways; Rolling stock for railways; Rowlocks; Rudders; Sack-barrows; Saddle covers for bicycles or motorcycles; Saddles for bicycles, cycles or motorcycles; Safety belts for vehicle seats; Safety seats for children, for vehicles; Scooters; Screw-propellers; Screw-propellers for boats; Screws for ships; Sculls; Seaplanes; Seat covers for vehicles; Security harness for vehicle seats; Ships; Ships hulls; Ships steering gears; Shock absorbers for automobiles; Shock absorbing springs for vehicles; Shopping trolleys; Side cars; Ski carriers for cars; Ski lifts; Sleeping berths for vehicles; Sleeping cars; Sleighs; Snowmobiles; Space vehicles; Spare tire covers; Spars for ships; Spoilers for vehicles; Spoke clips for wheels; Sports cars; Sprinkling trucks; Steering wheels for vehicles; Strollers; Studs for tires; Sun-blinds adapted for automobiles; Suspension shock absorbers for vehicles; Tailboard lifts; Tilt trucks; Tilting-carts; Timbers for ships; Tipping apparatus, parts of trucks and waggons; Tipping bodies for lorries; Tires (Flanges of railway wheel -); Tires for bicycles, cycles; Tires for vehicle wheels; Tires (Non-skid devices for vehicle -); Tires, solid, for vehicle wheels; Torque converters for land vehicles; Torsion bars for vehicles; Traction engines; Tractors; Trailer hitches for vehicles; Trailers; Tramcars; Transmission chains for land vehicles; Transmission shafts for land vehicles; Transmissions, for land vehicles; Treads for retreading tires; Treads for vehicles; Tricycles; Trolleys; Trucks; Tubeless tires for bicycles, cycles; Turbines for land vehicles; Turn signals for vehicles; Undercarriages for vehicles; Upholstery for vehicles; Valves for vehicle tires; Vans; Vehicle bumpers; Vehicle chassis; Vehicle covers; Vehicle running boards; Vehicle seats; Vehicle suspension springs; Vehicle wheel rims; Vehicle wheel spokes; Vehicle wheel tires; Vehicle wheels; Vehicles for locomotion by land, air, water or rail; Waggons; Wagons (Refrigerated -); Water vehicles; Wheelbarrows; Wheelchairs; Wheels for bicycles, cycles; Windows for vehicles; Windscreen wipers; Windscreens; Yachts.


Patent
Gordon Murray Design Ltd | Date: 2010-12-17

A vehicle comprises front and rear wheels, a passenger cell, and an engine, wherein the engine is located entirely aft of the foremost extent of the passenger cell, the engine having a cooling circuit, further comprising a radiator that is in fluid communication with the cooling circuit, the radiator being located aft of the front wheel centres and in front of the engine, and in an airflow path that extends from an underside of the vehicle to an exit on a rear face of the vehicle, wherein the airflow path is ducted at least in a portion around the radiator. This arrangement succeeds in placing the radiator close to the engine, thereby avoiding long conduit paths and their associated weight. The ducting causes a region of high pressure on the face of the radiator, and the exit on the rear face of the vehicle opens into the low pressure region behind the vehicle, so that air is drawn along the flow path, through the radiator.


Patent
Gordon Murray Design Ltd | Date: 2014-03-06

A vehicle suspension comprises an assembly of a hub carrier and a support arm, the support arm being attached to the hub carrier at two points spaced from each other in the direction of travel and extending inwardly therefrom to a support arm attachment point for fixing to a chassis, and a trailing link extending from the assembly in a direction transverse to that of the support arm, toward a trailing link attachment point for fixing to the chassis. The trailing link preferably extends from the assembly in a forward direction, and is preferably connected directly to the hub carrier. A strut can extend upwardly toward an attachment point for fixing to a chassis, to provide a spring and damper. The support arm can comprise a pair of arms extending divergently from the attachment point to each of the two points. The hub carrier can include a pivot pin extending in a fore/aft alignment, passing through two pivot points on the support arm thereby to define the two points. The appropriate end of the pivot pin provides a convenient location for attaching the trailing link to the hub carrier. The invention further relates to a vehicle, comprising a chassis and at least two wheels, one on each side of the vehicle, each wheel being attached to the chassis via such a suspension.

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