Patents Assigned to C-Flex Bearing Co., Inc.
  • Patent number: 9212691
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device that can be used as, inter alia, a cross blade flexure pivot, with the cross blade flexure pivot comprising a monolithic structure. The present invention also relates to a method for preparing a monolithic cross blade flexure pivot using injection molding. Also provided is a mold for use in this injection molding method. The present invention also relates to a method for preparing a monolithic cross blade flexure pivot using selective laser sintering, as well as to the three-dimensional digital descriptions used in this method. The present invention also relates to a method of providing non-frictional rotational support to a mechanical component. The present invention also relates to systems that include the cross blade flexure pivot device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: C-FLEX BEARING CO., INC.
    Inventor: Wayne A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130308997
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device that can be used as, inter alia, a cross blade flexure pivot, with the cross blade flexure pivot comprising a monolithic structure. The present invention also relates to a method for preparing a monolithic cross blade flexure pivot using injection molding. Also provided is a mold for use in this injection molding method. The present invention also relates to a method for preparing a monolithic cross blade flexure pivot using selective laser sintering, as well as to the three-dimensional digital descriptions used in this method. The present invention also relates to a method of providing non-frictional rotational support to a mechanical component. The present invention also relates to systems that include the cross blade flexure pivot device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: C-FLEX BEARING CO., INC.
    Inventor: Wayne A. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20120076575
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a bushing comprising a longitudinally extending cylindrical body having an inner surface and an outer surface, the longitudinally extending cylindrical body further having a longitudinally extending slit. In one embodiment the bushing can comprise a longitudinally extending formation formed on the longitudinally extending cylindrical body. The longitudinally extending formation can be located at a radially position of the cylindrical body spaced apart from a radial position of the longitudinally extending slit. The longitudinally extending cylindrical body can be configured so that the longitudinally extending cylindrical body preferentially deforms along the longitudinally extending formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: C-Flex Bearing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne A. Smith
  • Patent number: 7824270
    Abstract: A flexible coupling for flexibly joining two rotating or moveable members includes a unitized body having a first end and a second end coaxial to each other, and therebetween having one or more coaxial longitudinally spaced disks with center holes; two or more axial spacing portions formed from the body of each disk to provide a spacing means and joining means for unitizing the disks to each other; means for joining the unitized disks to the first and second ends; and means at the first end for coaxially connecting to a first one of the two rotating or moveable members, and means at the second end for coaxially connecting to a second one of the two rotating or moveable members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: C-Flex Bearing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne A. Smith