Patents by Inventor Francis Regazzoni

Francis Regazzoni has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4271949
    Abstract: A clutch thrust bearing assembly includes a roller bearing, a clutch release fork for moving the roller bearing axially and a spring. The spring is connected to the inner race of the roller bearing and has opposite portions which bear against the two branches of the clutch release fork to center the fork relative to the bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1981
    Assignee: S.K.F. Compagnie d'Applications Mechaniades
    Inventors: Jean P. Guerton, Francis Regazzoni
  • Patent number: 4142618
    Abstract: A clutch release bearing having thin-walled inner and outer races. To the inner surface of the inner race is secured a sleeve of resilient material. This sleeve may have a plurality of ribs in contact with the tube guide of the gear box. A single blind annular recess or plurality of substantially axial full length or blind recesses is disposed in the thickness of each sleeve, substantially in the area of each rib. Self-alignment of the release bearing is obtained by deformation of the walls between the ribs and the recesses or by radial compression of the ribs or both. The ribs may be substantially radially inclined and preferably there are at least six such ribs. Alternatively, the sleeve has an inner cylindrical portion, either unitary or axially split, in contact with the tube guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1979
    Assignee: SKF Compagnie d'Applications Mechaniques
    Inventors: Georges Fontaine, Francis Regazzoni, Claude Serville, Rene Vinel
  • Patent number: 4080019
    Abstract: A self-centering clutch release bearing, having means for enabling its axial sliding on a tube guide, enabling substantial radial movement of the clutch release bearing, and insuring axial pressure so that the clutch release bearing remains entered after radial movement. A ring slides directly on the tube guide, and a sleeve fits inside the bearing's inner race. The ring fits in the sleeve and radial end surfaces of the ring engage end surfaces of the sleeve. Either the sleeve or the ring has a groove whose axial ends engage radial walls of the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1978
    Assignee: SKF Compagnie d'Applications Mecaniques
    Inventors: Thierry Flaissier, Francis Regazzoni, Max Risso, Claude Serville