Abstract: A protruding portion is formed integrally on an outer ring in such a manner as to protrude from an outer raceway surface toward an inner raceway surface. A sliding portion is formed on an inner ring as a separate element from the inner raceway surface in such a manner as to protrude from the inner raceway surface toward the outer raceway surface. Due to the sliding portion being brought into contact with the protruding portion during a relative rotation of the inner ring and the outer ring, the sliding portion is formed by applying an elastic material such as rubber to the inner raceway surface by heating or bonding.
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.
December 1, 2008
May 14, 2009
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
Abstract: A motion-restraint arrangement (48) with elongate lines of elements (10), wherein each line of elements (10) has a number of individual elements (12) which can be erected by spring elements (20) from a small-volume thin storage condition into a large-volume active condition. Each respective individual element (12) has flexible lateral edge elements (16, 18), which in the active condition define a parallelepiped. The spring elements (20) extend in spatially diagonal relationship between the corners (22) of the respective parallelepiped (14). A motion-restraint arrangement (48) which is easy and inexpensive to produce and which has optimum restraint properties is obtained in that the spatially diagonal spring elements (20) are formed by spring wires (24), which extend in a zigzag shape in the longitudinal direction of the respective line of elements (10).
February 22, 2007
October 11, 2007
Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co., KG
Andreas Ganghofer, Peter Kreuzer, Roland Muller
Abstract: A braking apparatus for imparting constant mechanical torque to effect a braking action is capable of operating in a constant, smooth, and adjustable manner, yet operates essentially independent of friction and temperature, as well as independent of rotational speed. The braking apparatus includes a hub assembly having a hub, a collar, a plurality of torsional springs, a spring cap, a spring bushing, and damping means, and a sprocket assembly having a sprocket, a hub bearing, a retaining ring, and a plurality of roller assemblies each of which has a roller. The sprocket assembly is rotatably connected to the hub assembly by a hub assembly spring, a sprocket assembly spring, an adjustment cap, and an adjustment means. The apparatus provides braking by releasably contacting at least one of each of the rollers with at least one of each of the torsional springs so as to deflect and then release the torsional spring as the sprocket assembly rotates about the hub assembly.
Abstract: A manually displaceable implement for ground treatment comprising a dead-man safety based on an automatic lowering and blocking of the running wheels (5). A stop (10) is provided on the implement for blockage, against which at least one lowered running wheel (5) rests. The automatic lowering of the running wheels (5) is accomplished by a two-part height adjustment rod (4), which is maintained together by an emergency release element (12). In an emergency, this emergency element (12) is activated by a ripcord, whereby the connection is automatically released.
Abstract: A hand-held braking device for use with foot-mounted wheeled vehicles such as in-line skates, rollerskates, skateboards, roller skis, and other similar wheeled vehicles designed to control speed or to stop quickly in a short distance. The device consists of a pole whose length is approximately 90% of the height of the user. The top end has a handle; the center has a foam rubber hand grip; the bottom end has a brake pad assembly. The brake pad assembly comprises a front and a back trapezoid plate fastened to the bottom end of the pole, between which is fastened a replacable trapezoid pad of rubber or similar material, The rubber pad is approximately twice as large as the two plates and extends below the lower edges of the two plates. The rubber pad and the two plates are both curved to form a scoop, The bottom 6 to 8 inches of the pole is bent in a curve at approximately a 20' angle to the upper end of the pole.
Abstract: Method and apparatus for securing an electric brake/clutch (14) against rotation relative to a stationary member (10). A preferred system includes an anti-rotation lever (26) attached to and extending from a brake/clutch housing (16). Anti-rotation lever (26) includes a flange (32) at its free end. Flange (32) is situated between a pair of spaced opposed rubber bumpers (34) attached to stationary member (10). Thus, torque applied to the housing (16) of brake/clutch (14) is transmitted through anti-rotation lever (26), rubber bumper (34), and ultimately to stationary member (10). The distance between rubber bumpers (34) exceeds the thickness of flange (32), whereby anti-rotation lever (26) and housing (16) can radially float relative to stationary member (10), thereby permitting "runout" of brake/clutch assembly (14).
Abstract: A protective device for use on a wheeled vehicle such as a tractor pulled trailer equipped with an air brake is provided. The air brake includes a housing generally disposed lengthwise of the trailer and comprises a transversely disposed diaphragm in a medial portion thereof with air pressure communicating with the front side of the diaphragm and further comprises a heavy coiled spring positioned in opposition to the air pressure on the rear side of the diaphragm. A protective device in the form of a perforated plate is mounted adjacent to and rearwardly of the housing so as to be in the path of the coiled spring in the event of rupturing of the housing, as from corrosion, and releasement of the spring therefrom, to prevent the spring from being projected rearwardly away from the housing.
Abstract: A damping device is provided for damping momentum in a rotary member to stop it at a desired normally stopped position without any override therefrom, the device including a friction plate moveable against the rotating member at least in the terminal stage of its travel to produce the stopping effect.
Abstract: An improved gear box assembly is provided for a vertical axis wind turbine, the vertical axis wind turbine having a rotor having a centrally disposed axis oriented in the vertical direction, a bull gear supporting the rotor, a base below the bull gear, the bull gear being adapted to rotate above the base, the bull gear and base presenting a hollow housing and shaft terminating in an inner end wall and end surface respectively, the housing for receiving the shaft, one of the said hollow housing or shaft being stationary and the other being rotatable with respect thereto and secured to the bull gear, the shaft and housing when secured together presenting a space between the inner end wall and end surface, bearings supported between the housing and shaft, and sealing means for sealing the space between the housing and shaft, a fluid passageway extending into the space created between the inner end wall and end surface for feeding hydraulic fluid under pressure into the space for hydraulically elevating the bull
Abstract: The speed of a pallet as it descends down a pair of inclined rails in a flow rack is controlled by a series of speed-control wheels mounted on axles fastened to frame members located underneath the pallet. A tapered roller bearing is interposed between each axle and wheel to mount the wheel for combined rotary motion and axial motion. Brake pads are mounted on the frame member for engaging a braking surface on the wheel as it moves axially in response to the pallet load. The brake pads apply friction to the wheel for slowing the speed of the pallet. A bar is provided adjacent the lower end of each rail for engaging the speed control wheels on the pallets to increase the axial pressure thereon and to increase friction for arresting the pallets and separating the same.
Abstract: To substantially reduce the physical effort required to slow or stop a manually propelled wheelchair, the customary propulsion ring attached to the outer side of each main chair wheel is mounted on the wheel for limited inward axial movement under manual pressure and is biased outwardly by spring force. A brake ring of similar diameter near the interior side of each wheel in a plane parallel to the plane occupied by the propulsion ring is connected directly with the propulsion ring. An opposing friction brake shoe attached to the chair frame is engaged by the brake ring to slow or stop the chair whenever the chair occupant pushes the propulsion ring axially inwardly.
Abstract: A ball pitching device having an arm brake assembly for a ball pitching machine is provided that rapidly decelerates the throwing arm of the machine once a ball has been released from the arm, thereby reducing unwanted oscillations of the throwing arm and prolonging the useful life of the pitching machine. The brake assembly includes a brake pad fixedly mounted to the throwing arm, and a generally arcuate brake shoe rotatable from a position wherein the throwing arm brake pad is frictionally engaged by the shoe once a ball has been released from the throwing arm, to a position spaced apart from the brake pad when the throwing arm is rotated for pitching of a ball.
Abstract: This electric hoist incorporates a wedging-groove pulley controlling a free-end wire-rope and comprises an epicyclic reducing gear surrounding the motor output shaft and providing a high reduction ratio with a minimum axial length; the gear comprises a sun wheel rigid with the motor shaft, planets meshing with this wheel and also with two internally toothed annuli having different tooth numbers, namely a fixed annulus and a driven annulus rigid with the wedging pulley coaxial with the motor shaft.
Abstract: A brake to decelerate the driving movement of an actuating rod along an axis. The actuating rod is driven relative to a frame by an actuating mechanism. The actuating rod has an external tapered surface whose lateral dimension decreases in the direction in which it is driven. The brake includes a case attachable to the frame which contains within it a peripheral cylindrical brake band and a wedge member. The wedge member has an outer wall, and a tapered inside wall with substantially the same taper angle as the actuating rod. The wedge member and the brake member are disposed inside a passage in the case, with the brake band disposed between the case wall and the wedge member. There is a spacing between the wall of the passage and the outer wall of the brake band. The tapered inside wall is axially aligned with at least a portion of the inside wall of the brake band.
Abstract: A brake apparatus is disclosed in which a rotary shaft coupled to a load to be rotated is rotatably supported by a plain bearing and a biasing device is located near the shaft to bias or move the shaft to the biasing device to applying braking force to the rotating load by the friction between the shaft and its bearing so as to stop the rotation of shaft and hence load.
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.