Patents Examined by Phillip A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11326644
    Abstract: A bearing assembly includes a rolling bearing having a bearing ring fitted to a mating member, i.e., a shaft or a housing, with a clearance fit. Of the bearing ring and the mating member, the bearing ring has a flank face that separates a fitting surface of the bearing ring across the entire width thereof. The flank face defines a radial gap between the bearing ring and the housing. In a load receiving region where the radial gap remains, a portion of the bearing ring which is deformed in a wave-shaped pattern is kept out of contact with the fitting surface of the housing. The wave-shaped deformation of the bearing ring does not act as traveling waves that cause creep of the bearing ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: NTN Corporation
    Inventor: Hayato Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 11319994
    Abstract: A thrust roller bearing includes a plurality of radially arranged rollers, and a pair of annular washers having raceway surfaces on which the rollers roll, the raceway surfaces being arranged to face each other. The roller is made of high-carbon chromium bearing steel, and contains 1.1 mass % to 1.6 mass % of carbon and 0.1 mass % to 0.6 mass % of nitrogen in a range of 0.1 mm from a surface. A surface compressive residual stress is smaller than ?900 MPa, a surface roughness is 0.01 to 0.10 in terms of Rvk and 0.01 to 0.08 in terms of Rk, and a Vickers hardness of the surface is 860 to 980. At least one of the washers is made of carbon steel, and surface roughnesses of the raceway surfaces are 0.05 to 0.20 in terms of Rvk and 0.08 to 0.15 in terms of Rk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Kokubun, Yoshihito Nakashima, Taizou Wakayama, Shingo Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11319995
    Abstract: A bearing assembly for rotatably supporting a rotating body on a frame may include a bearing support block having a plurality of block mounting bores for each being axially aligned with a bearing mounting hole formed in the frame, and at least one mounting bolt removably insertable into one of the block mounting bores and into a bearing mounting hole, with the mounting bolt having exterior threads for threading into interior threads on one of the bearing mounting holes on the frame. One block mounting bore may have interior threads formed thereon, and the interior threads of the block mounting bore may incompatible with the exterior threads of the mounting bolt such that the mounting bolt is not threadable into the block mounting bore. An apparatus and system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Pearson Incorporated
    Inventors: Joshua Tracy, Alex Pearson, Roy Olson
  • Patent number: 11319965
    Abstract: A bearing structure includes a drive shaft that extends in a horizontal direction, a touchdown bearing, and a bearing housing. The drive shaft is supported by a magnetic bearing. The touchdown bearing includes a rolling member interposed between an outer ring and an inner ring. The bearing housing supports the touchdown bearing from an outer periphery. At least one of an outer peripheral surface of the drive shaft, an inner peripheral surface of the inner ring, an outer peripheral surface of the outer ring, and an inner peripheral surface of the bearing housing includes a recess in a region overlapping the rolling member in a bearing radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Fujiwara, Kuuma Okada
  • Patent number: 11319990
    Abstract: A rolling bearing device includes a rolling bearing that includes an outer ring having an inner peripheral surface on which a first raceway surface is provided, an inner ring having an outer peripheral surface on which a second raceway surface is provided, and rolling elements interposed between the first and the second raceway surfaces; a strain sensor configured to detect a strain of the rolling bearing; and a fixation portion configured to fix the strain sensor to a peripheral surface that includes at least one of an outer peripheral surface of the outer ring and an inner peripheral surface of the inner ring. The fixation portion fixes at least two locations in the strain sensor to the peripheral surface such that a detection region of the strain sensor and the peripheral surface are not fixed to each other, the at least two locations facing each other across the detection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahito Hieda, Naoki Tani
  • Patent number: 11319989
    Abstract: A rolling bearing provides an inner ring and an outer ring concentrically about a rotation axis X-X? running in an axial direction, and at least first and second axial bearings each axially disposed between the inner ring and the outer ring and each having at least one row of rolling elements, the first and second axial bearings being spaced apart from each other in the axial direction. The rolling bearing further provides only one radial bearing radially disposed between the inner ring and the outer ring and having at least one row of rolling elements. The radial bearing is disposed between an outer raceway located on the inner ring and an inner raceway located on the outer ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventor: Damien Barciet
  • Patent number: 11319988
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a bearing (100) for supporting a shaft (200) rotating around an axis A is provided. The bearing (100) comprises: a bearing housing (120); and a plurality of tilting pads (130), wherein each tilting pad is connected to the housing (120) via a flexible web support (135) and comprises a bearing surface (136) directed toward a shaft receiving space (125) configured for supporting a shaft. The bearing surface (136) of at least one tilting pad (130) of the plurality of tilting pads is provided with a plurality of lubricant feed openings (140). According to a further aspect, a method of operating a bearing (100) as well as a method of manufacturing a bearing (100) are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Nuovo Pignone Tecnologie Srl
    Inventors: Alice Innocenti, Lorenzo Naldi
  • Patent number: 11313415
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a sensor bearing unit includes providing a bearing having a first ring and a second ring capable of rotating concentrically relative to one another, and an impulse ring provided with a target holder secured into a groove made in a cylindrical surface of the first ring, and with a magnetic target mounted on the target holder. The method including applying on a first ring blank a heat-treatment in which the metal is hardened, hard machining the groove in the cylindrical surface of the first ring blank after the step of heat treating, and introducing and securing the target holder of the impulse ring inside the groove of the machined first ring. Also a sensor bearing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Renato Marchis, Eric Robert, Vincent Sausset
  • Patent number: 11306783
    Abstract: A bearing provides a first ring and a second ring capable of rotating concentrically relative to one another. At least one tapered groove is formed on a first axial cylindrical surface of the second ring and oriented towards the first ring. The bearing further provides at least one first distance sensor mounted on the first ring and facing a tapered wall of the tapered groove of the second ring that is inclined with respect to the axis of the bearing, a longitudinal axis of the first distance sensor being perpendicular to the axis, and at least one second distance sensor mounted on the first ring and distinct from the first distance sensor. The second distance sensor radially faces a second axial cylindrical surface of the second ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventor: Daniel Capoldi
  • Patent number: 11306781
    Abstract: A slewing bearing includes first and second rings and rolling elements therebetween. The first ring has a shoulder, and a cap is fixed to the first ring that, with the shoulder, defines a radially outwardly facing circumferential groove. A sealing contact member is fixed to a surface of the second ring. A first seal is mounted in the groove, and a sealing member is mounted on the cap. The first seal and the sealing member each include a sealing lip in sliding frictional contact with the sealing contact member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Juliette Delaby, Herve Dondaine
  • Patent number: 11306780
    Abstract: A bearing assembly includes inner and outer rings, a plurality of rolling elements between the rings and first and second lubricant retainers. Each one of the first and second retainers includes an annular body having an outer radial end coupled with the outer ring and an inner radial end spaced radially and/or axially outwardly from the inner bearing ring such that an annular gap is defined between the inner radial end of each retainer and the bearing inner ring. The first retainer is disposed at least generally adjacent to a first axial end of the outer ring and the second retainer is disposed at least generally adjacent to a second axial end of the outer ring. The first and second retainers retain a quantity of liquid lubricant within the bearing annular space and the annular gap is sized to permit lubricant to be directed into the bearing annular space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Jonathan Adler, Luigi Mastrofrancesco
  • Patent number: 11306773
    Abstract: A wheel bearing device (1) provided with an outer sealing member (7) in which: a core metal (8) having formed therein multiple seal lips is fitted to the outer opening of an outer ring (2); a metal ring (9) is fitted to the outer peripheral section of a hub ring (3) so as to oppose the core metal. The multiple seal lips are brought into contact with the metal ring, so that a portion between the outer ring and the hub ring is sealed. An annular outer member side weir part (11f) that protrudes to the outer side, in a radial direction, as compared to the outer edge of the metal ring so as to surround the metal ring is provided to the core metal, and an outer member side expanded-diameter part (8g) that holds grease is formed in the inner peripheral surface of the outer member side weir part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Konishi, Tsukasa Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11300158
    Abstract: Small cross-section bearing unit having a flanged outer ring, an inner ring coaxial with the outer ring and an axis of rotation, a plurality of rolling elements arranged between the inner ring and the outer ring so as to allow the relative rotation thereof about the axis, and a sealing device for preventing the entry of contaminants and, at the same, time, for preventing the leakage of a lubricating grease from the inside of the bearing unit; the sealing device being provided, on each side of the bearing unit, with a shaped sealing screen that is supported rotatably about the axis by the outer ring, and a labyrinth seal extending along a respective complex winding path defined by an associated sealing screen and by the inner ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Fausto Baracca, Andrea A Bertolini, Fabio Falaschi, Pasquale Frezza, Alessio Nebbia Colomba
  • Patent number: 11293434
    Abstract: A bush bearing having an outer lubricating layer, a manufacturing method therefor and a scroll compressor having same applied thereto, according to the present disclosure, includes a bush bearing comprising: a base member which has a cylindrical shape having no separated surfaces along the circumferential direction; and a lubricating member which is formed from a material having a lower rigidity and more excellent lubricity than the base member, and has a cylindrical shape having no separated surfaces along the circumferential direction by being integrally provided to the outer circumferential surface of the base member, wherein the cylindricity of the outer circumferential surface of the lubricating member satisfies a value that is within 0.6% of the average thickness of the lubricating member, and the lubricating member has carbon fiber contained in a resin base, wherein the carbon fiber has cut surfaces exposed on both ends of the lubricating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaeha Lee, Jinho Kim, Sungyong Ahn, Byeongchul Lee, Seheon Choi
  • Patent number: 11293487
    Abstract: In some examples, a slider may include a an inner slider and an outer slider that are engaged with each other via a number of ball bearings. The inner slider may be longitudinally movable along the outer slider to extend the slider. At one end of the slider, the inner slider may include two first stops holding one or more end ball bearings in place. At the other end of the slider, the outer slider may include two second stops holding one or more end ball bearings in place. In such configuration, when the slider is extended in an open mode, the end of the inner slider that stays insider the outer slider will be held in place and engaged with the outer slider by the end ball bearings. This prevents the inner slider from being shaky when the slider is extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Erik Jiandong Ma
  • Patent number: 11286976
    Abstract: An axially hyperstatic system softener for a transmission comprising a static component and a rotatable component mounted to each other by a double ball bearing having an outer race and an inner race includes first and second biasing elements in a rigid sleeve with the outer race disposed between the first and second biasing elements. The rotatable component includes two shafts splined together with the static component mounted to one of the shafts by the bearing double ball bearing. A shim between one of the biasing elements and the sleeve enables tuning the softener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: GE AVIO S.R.L.
    Inventors: Andrea Donnini, Ivan Borra
  • Patent number: 11285574
    Abstract: The present invention provides a magnetic-hydraulic double-suspension bearing experiment table. In the experiment table, four blind holes are uniformly processed on left and right side surfaces of the two radial stators for magnetic-hydraulic double-suspension bearing; four countersunk through holes are uniformly processed on left side surfaces of the left supporting part of the fixed bracket and the right supporting part of the fixed bracket, and the radial stators for magnetic-hydraulic double-suspension bearing are fixedly connected to the upper end of the left supporting part of the fixed bracket by countersunk screws. In addition, the two radial stators for magnetic-hydraulic double-suspension bearing are processed with stops to ensure that the two radial stators for magnetic-hydraulic double-suspension bearing are concentric with the left supporting part of the fixed bracket and the right supporting part of the fixed bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: YANSHAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jianhua Zhao, Yongqiang Wang, Ziqi Wang, Dianrong Gao
  • Patent number: 11286987
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bearing cage for a bearing of the type comprising a first ring having a first bearing race, a second ring having a second bearing race, rolling bodies positioned in an annular rolling volume between the first and the second bearing races in such a way as to enable a relative rotation between the first and second rings around a reference axis of the bearing, the cage comprising cells for housing rolling bodies, the cage being characterised in that it comprises an interface for coupling with a maneuvering member, such that when the maneuvering member is engaged with the coupling interface, the bearing cage is capable of being rotationally driven by the maneuvering member in a predetermined direction with respect to the reference axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: NTN-SNR ROULEMENTS
    Inventors: David Calatraba, Guillaume Lefort, Cyprien Teillou, Aurélien Bonnaudet, Ivan Goudet, Vincent Pallanchard
  • Patent number: 11286978
    Abstract: A tapered roller bearing includes an inner ring, an outer ring, a plurality of tapered rollers, and an annular cage having a plurality of cage pockets. Each of the cage pockets has a retainer configured to permit displacement of the tapered roller in a direction with a component in a radial direction, and restrict detachment of the tapered roller to an outer side in the radial direction by bringing the retainer into contact with a part of an outer peripheral surface of the tapered roller. The cage pockets include a first cage pocket having a first retainer with which a permissible amount of the displacement is a first displacement amount, and a second cage pocket having a second retainer with which the permissible amount of the displacement is a second displacement amount smaller than the first displacement amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuka Sato, Ichiro Kojima, Tomoyuki Aida, Atsushi Naitou, Kanichi Koda
  • Patent number: 11286981
    Abstract: A flanged bearing outer ring unit includes an outer ring formed from metal and having a sliding interface and a polymeric flange attached to the sliding interface by overmolding and/or injection molding, and, optionally including an embedded metal or organo-sheet reinforcement. Also a method and a molding form for forming the flanged bearing outer ring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SKF AEROSPACE FRANCE S.A.S
    Inventor: Rémi Sarlin