Federal-Mogul Motorparts has been issued a second U.S. patent for its Moog Problem Solver vertical control arm bushing design.
Moog says the patent (US 9,327,570 B2) covers an improved design and a variety of enhanced methods associated with the manufacture of the Problem Solver part, including preparation of the housing and bearing, and final assembly.
The first patent (US 8,925,944) for the Problem Solver bushing, issued in January 2015, covers an exclusive ball-and-socket configuration.
Moog now holds 48 U.S. patents covering an array of steering and suspension part designs.
“The Moog product engineering team never stops innovating – we are always looking for ways to extend our value proposition through even greater component strength, durability, performance and ease of installation,” said Richard Harvey, engineering director, steering and suspension products, Federal-Mogul Motorparts.