Safety driving arrangement for twist vehicle

  • US 6,860,497 B2
  • Filed: 12/09/2002
  • Issued: 03/01/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/09/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A twist vehicle, comprising:

  • a vehicle frame;

    a rear wheel assembly rotatably mounted on a rear portion of said vehicle frame;

    a driving system, which comprises;

    a transmission member rotatably supported by said vehicle frame wherein said transmission member has a upper control portion positioned above said vehicle frame and a lower driving portion extended underneath said vehicle frame; and

    a steering member which is connected to said control portion of said transmission member and arranged to drive said driving portion of said transmission member to rotate; and

    a safety driving arrangement, which comprises;

    a twisting member, having a predetermined shape, mounted on said driving portion of said transmission member;

    two spaced apart driving wheels rotatably mounted to said twisting member and defining a driving distance between each said driving wheel and said driving portion of said transmission member;

    in such a manner that when subsequent clockwise and anti-clockwise movements are imparted to said steering member, said two driving wheels are substantially moving forward, so as to drive said vehicle frame to move; and

    a safety wheel assembly rotatably supported at a front portion of said vehicle frame with a safety distance between said safety wheel assembly and said driving portion of said transmission member, so as to prevent said twist vehicle from flipping over when said twist vehicle is moving, wherein said twisting member, having a circular shaped, has a center hub connected to said driving portion of said transmission member so as to substantially increase a supporting area of said twisting member, wherein said two driving wheels are rotatably and spacedly mounted at a circumferential edge of said twisting member at a rear portion thereof so as to define said driving distance as a radius of said twisting member.

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