Patents by Inventor Troy S. Reinoehl

Troy S. Reinoehl 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: 8186486
    Abstract: An inertia brake assembly is disclosed. In an embodiment, the inertia brake includes a rotor hub subassembly and an inertia brake subassembly. The inertia brake subassembly includes a first reaction plate arranged opposite a first side of the rotor hub assembly, a second reaction plate arranged opposite a second side of the rotor hub assembly, and one or more connector subassemblies connecting the first reaction plate to the second reaction plate. The one or more connector subassemblies include at least one or more resilient straps, and a spacer disposed between the one or more resilient straps and one of the first and second reaction plates. The spacer is arranged about a diameter of the rotor hub subassembly. In an embodiment, the inertia brake assembly includes a sleeve. An inertia brake subassembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Michael L. Bassett, Troy S. Reinoehl, Barry T. Adams, Mark C. Barnholt, Robb E. Grostefon, Dean A. Geiger, Steven J. Rynearson, Steven E. McCutcheon, Kevin F. Schlosser
  • Publication number: 20090120741
    Abstract: An inertia brake assembly is disclosed. In an embodiment, the inertia brake includes a rotor hub subassembly and an inertia brake subassembly. The inertia brake subassembly includes a first reaction plate arranged opposite a first side of the rotor hub assembly, a second reaction plate arranged opposite a second side of the rotor hub assembly, and one or more connector subassemblies connecting the first reaction plate to the second reaction plate. The one or more connector subassemblies include at least one or more resilient straps, and a spacer disposed between the one or more resilient straps and one of the first and second reaction plates. The spacer is arranged about a diameter of the rotor hub subassembly. In an embodiment, the inertia brake assembly includes a sleeve. An inertia brake subassembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Michael L. Bassett, Troy S. Reinoehl, Barry T. Adams, Mark C. Barnholt, Robb E. Grostefon, Dean A. Geiger, Steven J. Rynearson, Steven E. McCutcheon, Kevin F. Schlosser
  • Publication number: 20090071790
    Abstract: A release bearing assembly has a roller bearing, an enclosure and a slinger. The enclosure has first and second flange portions. The slinger has a body portion sized for radial disposition within an inner diameter of the first flange portion. A lip portion extends from the body portion and defines a channel between itself and the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dean A. Geiger, Troy S. Reinoehl, Robb E. Grostefon, Arif H. Mirza, Brent A. Savage, Daniel V. Gochenour, Steven E. McCutcheon, James L. Whitaker
  • Patent number: 7237661
    Abstract: An input shaft brake and disconnect apparatus is provided in a housing between an engine and a transmission. The disconnect apparatus has a first cavity that receives pressurized fluid causing a piston to shift and disconnect an input shaft from a clutch. Pressurized fluid is provided to a second cavity to shift a piston that is associated with a single brake disk or double brake disk that are disposed on one or both sides of an input shaft rotor that is retained on an input shaft. The disconnect apparatus and brake allow for quicker shifting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Wade A. Smith, Troy S. Reinoehl, Kevin F. Schlosser
  • Patent number: 6698564
    Abstract: A clutch ramp reaction plate is adapted to be positioned adjacent a centrifugal actuation module of a centrifugally actuated vehicular clutch. The ramp reaction plate includes attached individually machined ramp segments manufactured separately from the ramp reaction plate. In one embodiment, the ramp segments are made from a powdered metal process to assure uniform tolerances. In an alternate embodiment, the ramp segments are formed of hardened stamped steel material. The ramp reaction plate is machined to accept the segments, which includes a surface hardness higher than that of the ramp reaction plate to accommodate wear resistance. The ramp segments can be impregnated with lubricants or polytetrafluoroethylene materials to reduce rolling friction and wear between the ramp surfaces and mass weight rollers of the centrifugal actuation module that interacts with the ramp surfaces. The segments are attached to the ramp reaction plate by means of fasteners including bolts, rivets, or adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Martin E. Kummer, James R. Hockemeyer, Troy S. Reinoehl, Gregory Papp
  • Publication number: 20030042105
    Abstract: A clutch ramp reaction plate is adapted to be positioned adjacent a centrifugal actuation module of a centrifugally actuated vehicular clutch. The ramp reaction plate includes attached individually machined ramp segments manufactured separately from the ramp reaction plate. In one embodiment, the ramp segments are made from a powdered metal process to assure uniform tolerances. In an alternate embodiment, the ramp segments are formed of hardened stamped steel material. The ramp reaction plate is machined to accept the segments, which includes a surface hardness higher than that of the ramp reaction plate to accommodate wear resistance. The ramp segments can be impregnated with lubricants or polytetrafluoroethylene materials to reduce rolling friction and wear between the ramp surfaces and mass weight rollers of the centrifugal actuation module that interacts with the ramp surfaces. The segments are attached to the ramp reaction plate by means of fasteners including bolts, rivets, or adhesives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Applicant: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Martin E. Kummer, James R. Hockemeyer, Troy S. Reinoehl, Gregory Papp
  • Patent number: 5934430
    Abstract: A motor vehicle clutch includes an axis of rotation, a pressure plate, a cover, an apply spring, a release bearing, a stator housing, a stator, a rotor, a rotor housing and a plurality of cam followers. The pressure plate is concentric with the axis of rotation. The cover extends radially over the pressure plate. The apply spring is disposed between the cover and the pressure plate and biases the pressure plate away from the cover. The release bearing is concentric with and axially displaceable along the axis of rotation and is connected to the apply spring for selectively deflecting the spring with axial movement. The stator housing is stationary and is concentric with the axis of rotation. The stator is fixed within the stator housing and has a plurality of poles with windings there about. The rotor is also concentric to the axis of rotation and is operably excited by the stator. The rotor housing is fixed to the rotor. The rotor housing has a plurality of cam ramps arcuately disposed about the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Sergei F. Kolomeitsev, Troy S. Reinoehl, J. Michael Lewis, Michael Lee Bassett, Rock LeRoy Hartshorn