Flexible Shoes Patents (Class 188/249)
  • Patent number: 10132011
    Abstract: A rotatably mounted suction drum (14) of a device (VM) for compacting a fiber material (V) on a spinning machine having an annular drive element (20) which, in the operating position, rests via a portion of its inner surface (IF) on a portion of a circular peripheral surface (AU) of a projection (13) that extends coaxial to an axis of rotation (A1) of the suction drum (14) and is mounted on an end face (35) of the suction drum (14). In order to prevent fibers detached from the fiber material (V) from settling between the inner surface (IF) of the drive element (20) and the peripheral surface (AU) of the projection (13), the suction drum (14), on the end face (35) having the projection (13), has a peripheral elevation (36) and the drive element (20) on the side (46) directed toward the end face (35) of the suction drum (14) has a peripheral recess (37), wherein the elevation (36) protrudes into the recess (37) a labyrinth seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Ludek Malina, Robert Nägeli, Gabriel Schneider
  • Patent number: 9182031
    Abstract: In a V-belt type continuously variable transmission for utility vehicle, a transmission case assembly covering a drive pulley assembly and a driven pulley assembly is provided. The transmission case assembly includes a transmission case main body, and a transmission cover attached to a cover attachment surface of the transmission case main body. The cover attachment surface is inclined with respect to a vertical plane which is orthogonal to a crankshaft, and the transmission cover is attached to the cover attachment surface by a plurality of bolts removed and inserted in the direction orthogonal to the cover attachment surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventors: Yuji Kouma, Seiji Itoo, Taisuke Morita
  • Patent number: 6755286
    Abstract: A brake body, for a brake pad or a disk brake lining, comprising: a support body having at least one recess; at least one friction material element arranged in the at least one recess with the at least one friction material element being movably inserted in a longitudinal direction in the at least one recess and, together with the support body, forming a friction surface; and a share-elastic intermediate layer inserted in a space along the at least one recess between the at least one friction material element and the support body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventor: Xaver Wirth
  • Patent number: 6655504
    Abstract: A braking unit is provided. In one embodiment, the braking unit comprises a base member, a guide member, a flexible rod, an actuator adapted to induce deformation of the rod, and a brake pad. One end of the flexible rod is fixedly attached to the base member while another end is slideably disposed within a passageway defined by the guide member. The brake pad is positioned adjacent the flexible rod such that deformation of the rod causes lateral movement of the brake pad. The braking unit can be incorporated into disc and drum-type braking assemblies and systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Zachary Glovatsky, Robert Edward Belke, Jay DeAvis Baker, Joseph Mario Giachino, Lakhi Nandlal Goenka, Myron Lemecha
  • Publication number: 20020170788
    Abstract: Articulated pad for disc brakes comprising two or more brake shoes securely attached together by means of a hinge joint which permits relative movement of the two brake shoes in the direction of the axis of the hinge, located perpendicular to the contact surfaces between the brake shoes and a brake disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventors: Raffaello Cornolti, Aristide Veneziano
  • Patent number: 6349804
    Abstract: In a friction belt brake with a rotary cylinder (1), which is wound around at least a part of its circumference by a friction belt (2), and with a support (3) for the friction belt, which in a first braking position, can be pivoted around a first axis (9; 25) and two securing points (10, 11) for respectively opposite end sections of the friction belt, wherein a first of the two securing points has a longer lever arm (a) in relation to the first axis than the second securing point (11), the provision is made that in a second braking position, the support (3) can be pivoted around a second axis with regard to which the second securing point has a longer lever arm than the first.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Tumback, Martin-Peter Bolz
  • Patent number: 6336534
    Abstract: A disk brake assembly has a housing mounted to a vehicle and a rotor disk mounted to a wheel of the vehicle. Upon expansion of an annular flexible bladder during a brake action, a first brake shoe moves towards the rotor disk and causes the rotor disk to move towards the second brake shoe resulting frictional engagement between the respective brake shoes and the rotor disk. The first brake shoe is deformable under uneven and variable forces resulting from imperfect machining and uneven wearing of the rotor disk. An annular brake pad is attached to first brake shoe using a layer of resilient and deformable material to improve the resilience of the first brake shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Inventor: Yvon Rancourt
  • Patent number: 6283258
    Abstract: A brake assembly includes a rotor and at least one backplate supporting a brake pad for frictionally engaging the rotor for braking. A sheet metal plate is operatively connected to the back plate. The sheet metal plate has a groove cut therethrough to form at least one tuning fork member. A damping material is engaged with the at least one tuning fork member for damping energy associated with vibrations of the tuning fork member, thereby sound-dampening brake squeal noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Fang Frank Chen, Ronald Louis Quaglia, Patrick J. Harwood, Shih-Emn Chen, David Dean Smit
  • Patent number: 6253883
    Abstract: In the brake drum, a plurality of grooves are formed on the slid surface thereof in such a manner that the grooves respectively extend in parallel to the sliding direction of the brake drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: NSK-Warner Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiaki Wakisaka, Kazuyuki Fujita
  • Publication number: 20010004093
    Abstract: A magnetic tape apparatus comprising a pair of reel tables 2 adapted to be detachably engaged with a tape cassette and rotatably disposed on a chassis with a determined space therebetween, and a pair of brake members 3 which can be press-contacted and separated with respect to said reel tables 2 by way of brake pads 17, characterized in that each of said brake members 3 is provided with a projection 27 at one end portion of a tip end face thereof and a recess 28 adjacent to the other end portion of said tip end face, and each of said brake pads 17 is provided with a slit at its one end portion, said slit being engaged with said projection 27, and the other end portion of said brake pad 17 being pushed into said recess 28, whereby said brake pad 17 is fitted to said tip end face 25 of said brake member 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2000
    Publication date: June 21, 2001
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Daisuke Takasaka
  • Patent number: 5839544
    Abstract: The invention relates to a brake actuation mechanism having first and second adjusting mechanism. The first adjusting mechanism includes a cam member that engages a portion of a lever member. The cam member includes a plurality of cam surfaces. Each of the cam surfaces is configured such that, when engaged with the lever member, defines a different brake disengagement position for the lever member. Each brake disengagement position corresponds to a corresponding position of brake shoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuhisa Yamashita
  • Patent number: 5634536
    Abstract: The present invention provides a brake that allows an object to rotate continually through its full range of movement, but allows the object to be reliably secured at any position within this range. The object is carried by a brake that includes a deformable cylindrical collar and a lever. Normally, a spring exerts force against the lever, which in turn exerts pressure on the collar, causing the interior diameter of the collar to become smaller. The collar then grasps the rod and prevents the rotation of the brake relative to the rod. A pneumatically controlled piston counters the force of the spring to allow the brake to rotate freely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: A-Dec, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul D. Sturges
  • Patent number: 5529151
    Abstract: A band brake device used to apply a brake to a rotating drum forming part of an automatic transmission of an automotive vehicle. The band brake device comprises a brake band wrapped around the outer peripheral surface of the rotating drum. A lining material is bonded to the inner surface of the brake band to be contactable with the outer peripheral surface of the rotating drum. The brake band is provided at its movable end with a bracket which is adapted to be pushed by a piston of a hydraulic servo device. The bracket is connected through a link to a casing, so that the movable end is guided to be move in a direction generally parallel with a tangential direction of the outer peripheral surface of the drum at a position adjacent the movable end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: Jatco Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihide Fukasawa, Yoshifumi Fujita, Yasunari Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 5263557
    Abstract: An improved transmission brake band (10) and a method of forming the same s an improved reaction bracket (20) formed as an upraised dome (36) surrounding a reaction opening (32). An insert member (42), having a volcano-type body (44) integrally formed with a peripheral flange (46) is engaged with the dome (36) and opening (32) so that the body (44) is positioned in the opening (32) and the flange (46) is received by the dome (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Assignee: Borg-Warner Automotive Transmission & Engine Components Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony J. Grzesiak
  • Patent number: 5074386
    Abstract: A casing brake is disclosed for use in combination with a generally tubular stuffing horn over which casing is released for filling with material discharged from the horn. The brake is of the type which includes a rigid housing which retains a deformable insert that fits over the horn and cooperates with the horn to engage the casing against the horn. Thus casing brake includes a first annular insert that has a throughbore with a circumferential groove on the inside of the throughbore with a second annular inner member which is comprised of a helical coil positioned within the groove, the inner member preferably being comprised of polytetrafluoroethylene with the outer member being elastically deformable with respect to the inner member to thereby alter the effective diameter of the groove causing an increase or decrease the diameter of the coil which, in turn, more loosely or more tightly grips the outside surface of the casing as it passes over the horn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1991
    Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.
    Inventor: Alfred J. Evans
  • Patent number: 4860860
    Abstract: A casing receiving therein a power transmitting mechanism has opposed upper and lower side portions. A control valve for controlling a gear shift of a transmission is installed in the lower side portion of the casing. A band brake includes a brake band, a servomotor operatively connected to the control valve and one end of the brake band for selectively putting the brake band into a brake engaged state and a brake disengaged state and an anchor pin operatively connected to the other end of the brake band for receiving a reaction force therefrom. The servomotor and the anchor pin are installed in the upper side portion of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Furuya, Hiromi Taguchi
  • Patent number: 4787483
    Abstract: A transmission band assembly including a circular band member 12 with connector members 14 and 16 disposed on the exterior of the ends of the band member, a friction lining 22 that is bonded to the interior surface of the band member 12, a first pair of spaced slot 24 that extend from one end of the band member 12 over approximately one half the length of the band member, and a second pair of slots 26 that are aligned with the first pair of slots 24 and that extend over the remaining length of the band member. A hole 28 extends therefor through the band member 12 and the lining 22 between the slots 24 and 26.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1988
    Assignee: Advanced Friction Materials Co.
    Inventor: Oscar E. Stefanutti
  • Patent number: 4778036
    Abstract: An assembly is provided for intermittently applying braking force to a rotating member of a machine, and for positively effecting the release thereof, to enhance performance and efficiency. The device is purely mechanical in nature, and is particularly adapted for installation on an automatic screw machine to control chatter and backlash while optimizing power utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Inventor: Florian I. Nowak
  • Patent number: 4679745
    Abstract: A reel brake device for use in a video-cassette recorder comprises a solenoid mounted on a base plate of a deck of the recorder and arranged around a reel shaft erected on the base plate, and a moveable core wire disposed between the solenoid and the reel shaft and below a reel table rotatably supported to an upper portion of the reel shaft, the core wire being actuated by the solenoid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Assignee: Gold Star Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyo S. Kim
  • Patent number: 4591027
    Abstract: A band brake assembly for a bicycle includes a brake band having a brake lining and a brake drum to which the brake lining is urged by a brake operating cable in braking. According to the invention, the band brake assembly comprises a wire guide whose front half is in the form of an arc and fixed to an operative end of the brake band and whose rear half extends in a tangential direction of the brake band. An inner wire of the brake operating cable extends rearward along an outer surface of the wire guide and is fixed to a rear end of the wire guide. With this arrangement, the lining, brake band, wire guide and inner wire form a multiple or laminated connection to permit these members to shift slightly with each other when braking, thereby preventing resonance and absorbing or damping vibration caused in braking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Assignee: Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kikuzo Takamiya, Yoshitaka Tamura
  • Patent number: 4585098
    Abstract: A friction band comprising an arcuate band or strap made of a filament-reinforced plastic material. The plastic material is preferably a thermosetting epoxy which provides a matrix in which are embedded or encapsulated a plurality of long-strand continuous filaments of glass or the like. The band is lined with a friction lining, and is reinforced by a fibrous bleeder cloth between the band and the friction lining. A special fixture applies tension to the band assembly to hold the filaments in tension during the curing of the plastic material forming the matrix of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Assignee: D.A.B. Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald J. Pike
  • Patent number: 4456100
    Abstract: An band brake mechanism for an automatic transmission of an automobile, wherein a size and form of a band hoop is determined so that the band hoop may occupy a position by the elasticity in which any portion of the band hoop is not in contact with a drum when the band hoop is in set position before braking.Projections formed in one body with a housing are arranged around the band hoop for supporting and locating the band hoop in the set position, so that the full length of the band hoop keeps the constant space to the peripheral surface of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1984
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Daikin Seisakusho
    Inventor: Takayuki Manaki
  • Patent number: 4363385
    Abstract: An end connection for a replacement transmission brake band enables the band to be inserted longitudinally into the space between transmission drum and housing. The end connection comprises a removable bracket which is made part of the modified replacement transmission brake band. The bracket is placed on the modified transmission brake band after insertion of the modified transmission brake band into the space between transmission housing and brake drum. The bracket replaces the former permanently mounted end connection of the modified transmission brake band. The invention includes a method for converting a conventional end connection to the replaceable end construction of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1982
    Inventor: Alfred Schlanger
  • Patent number: 4220226
    Abstract: A brake device for a friction press having a flywheel for driving a vertical threaded shaft, the flywheel being positioned between a pair of friction discs, the flywheel being driven in one direction or the other by the respective wheels. The brake device has a brake band generally in the shape of a circular arc which is engagable with the circumference of the flywheel at a position between the friction faces of the friction discs. The brake band is normally to be pressed by a tension spring against the circumference of the flywheel at all positions of the flywheel during its up and down movement, and a hydraulic device is provided which usually acts against the tension of the spring, to hold the brake band away from the flywheel but can apply the brake force instantaneously when necessary by ending the action of the hydraulic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1980
    Assignee: Mitsuishi Fukai Tekkosho, Okayama
    Inventors: Shigeo Iwasaki, Hiroshi Haguchi
  • Patent number: 4209084
    Abstract: A brake shoe structure which provides resiliency and increased lateral strength at at least one end of the table of a fabricated brake shoe. A portion of the web at that one end of the brake shoe is spaced inward from the radially inner surface of the table to provide a relief area to accommodate deformation of the table at that end of the brake shoe under dynamic braking conditions. The table at that end of the brake shoe extends longitudinally beyond the circumferential edge of the web where it is formed as a lip extending laterally across the table and radially inwardly to provide lateral strength to that end of the brake shoe table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1980
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: David E. Peck
  • Patent number: 4102441
    Abstract: Brake band assembly for a wrap-around brake includes a metal band, a friction lining carried by the metal band, a support member for the metal band mountable on a device for actuating and supporting the brake band assembly, and at least one securing strap securing the support member to the metal band, the support member comprising a shell narrower than the end width of the metal band and being at least partly encircled collar-like by the securing strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Assignee: LuK Lamellen und Kupplungsbau GmbH
    Inventor: Ernst Kohlhage
  • Patent number: 3999365
    Abstract: A brake device is provided for stopping the rotation of a rotor shaft of an open-end spinning unit wherein a rotor shaft is turnably supported by a bearing assembly which is held by a bushing member by way of a resiliently yieldable member disposed between the bearing assembly and the bushing member, a brake shoe is resiliently held by a spring means disposed to a bracket of the brake device so that an excess force for urging the brake shoe toward the rotor shaft can be absorbed into the spring means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1976
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoshokki Seisakusho, Daiwa Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Suzuki