Patents Assigned to Cyclodynamics of Colorado, Inc.
  • Patent number: 4456277
    Abstract: Human-powered, front-wheel drive tricycle of a 2DS-1IS (2 driven, steerable-1 independent suspension) format having two steerable front wheels in a fully engineered front end, a multi-triangulated space frame and a single trailing rear wheel mounted in an independent swing-arm type suspension. A chain drive system (21+speeds) includes a crank assembly mounted on a prow ahead of the front wheels driving a transfer gear and differential to the split front axle. A transfer gear caliper/disc braking system ahead of the differential provides braking force equally distributed to both front wheels regardless of road conditions, resulting in anti-skid properties. Track/wheelbase ratios above 0.45 provide stability and excellent handling; FWD provides excellent traction. Preferably, all wheels are of the same 20" diameter. Rider is in a semi-recumbent, supine position with handlebars, having shift and braking controls, mounted beneath a rigid seat. Shoulder harness and seat belt system are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1984
    Assignee: Cyclodynamics of Colorado, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan E. Carpenter