Federal-Mogul Motorparts has been awarded a U.S. patent covering innovative improvements to the design and construction of the Moog brand’s Problem Solver ball joints for vehicles equipped with compression-loaded suspensions.
The Moog brand now holds 47 U.S. patents.
“Innovation is a continuous process for Moog product engineers,” said Richard Harvey, engineering director, steering and suspension products, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “Our latest ball joint design improves on a well-established Moog technology that already outperformed OE equivalents. Our engineering team never stops exploring new ways to help Moog customers extend their quality and performance advantage within the repair market.”
The new patent, U.S. 9,291,195 B1, covers a multi-piece bearing system that extends the life of Moog Problem Solver ball joints operating under high rotational load conditions for many late-model light trucks, Jeeps and SUVs equipped with compression-loaded suspensions. These vehicles utilize twin I-beam or solid axles. Original equipment-style upper and lower ball joints for many of these applications can bind – causing potentially severe steering returnability issues – if proper torque sequences are not followed during installation.
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