Coil Spring Patents (Class 464/61.1)
  • Patent number: 11359694
    Abstract: A damper device includes a first rotor disposed to be rotatable, a second rotor rotatable relative to the first rotor, and a plurality of elastic members configured to elastically couple the first rotor and the second rotor in a circumferential direction. The first rotor includes a first plate and a second plate. The first and second plates are axially opposed to each other, and fixed to be immovable in both axial and circumferential directions. The first plate includes a plurality of first holding portions and a plurality of bent portions. The plurality of first holding portions hold the plurality of elastic members. The plurality of bent portions are provided on an outer peripheral end of the first plate, and bent toward the second plate. The second plate includes a plurality of second holding portions holding the plurality of elastic members together with the plurality of first holding portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: EXEDY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Tomita, Yusuke Okamachi
  • Patent number: 11326650
    Abstract: A power transmitting device includes a first rotor and a second rotor rotatably disposed coaxially with a rotational central axis and in facing relation to each other, a single arc spring that is elastically deformable to a large extent and has a small modulus of elasticity, the arc spring being interposed between the first rotor and the second rotor for urging the first rotor and the second rotor to opposite sides in a ration direction, a first pressing protrusion projecting from the first rotor and a second pressing protrusion projecting from the second rotor, the first pressing protrusion and the second pressing protrusion being disposed in relative positions on superposed rotation trajectories, and a rubber member that is elastically deformable to a small extent and has a large modulus of elasticity, the rubber member being interposed between the first pressing protrusion and the second pressing protrusion with gaps therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidemichi Mori, Hiroshi Yokota, Toshiaki Deguchi, Yusuke Osaki, Satoru Nojima, Soichiro Murakami, Daisuke Sugio, Takuya Hatta
  • Publication number: 20150136544
    Abstract: A device for reducing an actuation force spike in an elevator car safety system. The device includes an elevator car mounted overspeed governor, a safety gear, a safety lever, and a force reducing mechanism. The force reducing mechanism is connected in a series relationship with the safety lever between the overspeed governor and the safety gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Randall S. Dube, Jeffrey Sepelak, Justin Billard
  • Publication number: 20150057090
    Abstract: A power transmission device includes an input rotary member having a pressing portion, and an output rotary member having a receiving portion to be pressed by the pressing portion. The input rotary member forces the output rotary member to rotate when resilient members disposed between the input rotary member and the output rotary member are deformed by predetermined amounts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicants: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Kabushiki Kaisha F.C.C.
    Inventors: Masaki YAMAZAKI, Shinya NISHIYAMA, Shinichiro KEYAKI, Yusuke FUNAYOSE, Scott BATDORF, Masataka MURAI, Takayuki SUZUKI, Kaoru AONO
  • Publication number: 20140248964
    Abstract: A coil for transmitting torque comprises a wire having a longitudinal axis and first and second longitudinal edges extending along the longitudinal axis, wherein the first longitudinal edge is formed with a first pattern and the second longitudinal edge is formed with a second pattern complementary to the first pattern, the first and second patterns being configured to interlock with one another when the wire is wound into a helical shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Ryan, Brian J. Intoccia
  • Publication number: 20140057729
    Abstract: A torque transfer device in a drive train, having an input component, which can rotate about a rotational axis and can be connected to a drive side; an output component, which is capable of limited rotation in relation to the input component counter to the action of at least one helical spring and which can be connected to an output side; and having a spring hanger component, which radially delimits the exterior of the helical spring. The helical spring has a wire, which is wound around a spring axis and sections of which are formed on to a radially exterior region in relation to the rotational axis along the spring axis. The cross-section of the wire is substantially circular and the circumference of the cross-section can he described by a first wire radius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Eugen Kombowski
  • Publication number: 20130310184
    Abstract: Disclosed is a torsional vibration damping device configured to have hysteresis torques in the positive and negative sides varied by a simple construction, thereby improving the efficiency of production work and preventing an increase in production cost. Friction materials 27, 28 are respectively provided on surfaces of a hub member 11 and the disc plates 16, 17, the surfaces facing each other in the radial direction when the hub member 11 is twisted in the positive side with respect to the disc plates 16, 17. The friction materials 27, 28 are to be brought into friction contact with each other when the hub member 11 is twisted by a specific angle with respect to the disc plates 16, 17.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tetsuhiro Takenaka
  • Publication number: 20130252744
    Abstract: A coil for transmitting torque comprises a wire having a longitudinal axis and first and second longitudinal edges extending along the longitudinal axis, wherein the first longitudinal edge is formed with a first pattern and the second longitudinal edge is formed with a second pattern complementary to the first pattern, the first and second patterns being configured to interlock with one another when the wire is wound into a helical shape,
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn RYAN, Brian J. INTOCCIA
  • Publication number: 20130053836
    Abstract: A shaft rotating device for rotating a shaft of a medical instrument about its longitudinal axis relative to a handle of the medical instrument has an operating element for rotating the shaft. The operating element is arranged at a proximal portion of the shaft and in driving connection with the shaft such that the shaft is rotatable relative to the handle against frictional forces, and a coil spring arrangement having a surface and being in frictional contact with a surface of a counterpart for keeping the shaft and the handle rotationally stationary with respect to each other and movable against frictional forces. The operating element is operatively connected with the coil spring arrangement such that torque applied to the operating element decreases the frictional forces, while the shaft and coil spring arrangement are operatively connected such that torque applied to a distal portion of the shaft increases the frictional forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Stuart Coleman
  • Publication number: 20130045809
    Abstract: A device for drivingly connecting a drive component and a driven component by a spline includes an inner tooth pattern disposed on one of the components and a mating outer tooth pattern disposed on the other component, wherein one of the components is constructed in two parts and comprises two tooth sections configured for rotation relative to one another, at least one preload spring for tensioning the two tooth sections with respect to each other in the circumferential direction, and means which for assembling the plug-in connection maintain the two tooth sections in mutual alignment, wherein the means are constructed such that the at least one preload spring becomes automatically effective when the drive component and the driven component are connected with an axial assembly motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: Audi AG
    Inventor: HERBERT MEYER
  • Publication number: 20120315999
    Abstract: A lightweight spring type torque limiter is proposed, which performs the torque limiting function using the binding force applied from a coil spring to an inner ring inserted in an outer annular member. The inner ring (2) is rotatably inserted in the outer annular member (1). The coil spring (3) is fitted around the inner ring (2) and includes a small-diameter portion (3a) tightened against the radially outer surface of the inner ring (2). The coil spring (3) has hooks (3c and 3d) at the respective ends thereof which are coupled to the outer annular member (1) and an adjusting ring (4) rotatably fitted in the outer annular member (1), respectively. The inner ring (2) is formed by injection-molding a thermoplastic resin to reduce the weight of the inner ring and thus the weight of the entire torque limiter, compared to conventional inner rings, which are made of metal, and conventional torque limiters including an inner ring made of metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: NTN Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Yamamoto, Seiichi Takada
  • Publication number: 20120231892
    Abstract: A spring-loaded coupling mechanism includes a cylindrical housing having a top and bottom end, a cylindrical interior cavity defining a top and bottom opening, and at least one uniformly integrated spiral coil. The housing includes a plurality of slots adjacent the top and bottom ends, including front slots, back slots and circumferential slots for allowing the ends of the housing to compress. A spring is inserted within the interior cavity and secured by a pair of cylindrical clamps, including a first clamp inserted within the top opening of the interior cavity and a second clamp inserted within the bottom opening of the interior cavity. A securing means includes a pair of threaded screw cavities that extend horizontally through the housing, one positionable near the top end and the other near the bottom end for securing the spring within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: Jose Maria Las Navas Garcia
  • Patent number: 8257211
    Abstract: A pulley assembly for a flexible motor vehicle transmission, comprising a supporting member rotatable about an axis, a pulley adapted to cooperate with a belt and connected to the supporting member to be rotatable about said axis with respect to the supporting member, elastic spiral means interposed between the supporting element and the pulley and comprising a sliding portion elastically loaded in radial direction against a sliding wall carried by one of either the supporting members or the pulley for tangential force drive coupling pulley to the supporting member. In particular, the elastic spiral means comprise a supporting element and sliding portion comprising at least one runner carried by the supporting element and sliding along the sliding walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Dayco Europe S.R.L.
    Inventor: Hervé Riu
  • Publication number: 20120077605
    Abstract: A torque fluctuation absorber includes a seating member having a pivoting portion at an inner portion in a radial direction and a supporting portion, which rotationally supports the pivoting portion, at an end surface in a circumferential direction of a first and a second opening portion. When no relative rotational torsion existing between a first and a second rotational member, the pivoting portion is in contact with the supporting portion and a clearance is defined between a portion on each seating member positioned outwardly in a radial direction relative to the pivoting portion and a portion of the first and the second opening portion positioned outwardly in a radial direction relative to the supporting portion. At a first torsion angle, the portion on each seating member contacts the portion of first or second opening portion in a state where the pivoting portion is in contact with the supporting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi NAKAGAITO, Tomohiro SAEKI, Kazumi OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20120028722
    Abstract: One embodiment may include a torsional vibration damper having a primary element, a secondary element and a spring device for torsionally elastic coupling of the primary and the secondary element in the circumferential direction, which spring device has at least one spring element, which is arranged between a first and a second sliding shoe, a spacing limitation device being provided to define a maximum spacing (Amax) between the first and the second sliding shoe in the circumferential direction. The spacing limitation device may extend through the at least one spring element in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: BORGWARNER INC.
    Inventor: Jochen Boelling
  • Patent number: 8006589
    Abstract: In a flywheel in which narrow portions to be engaged with a coil spring included in the flywheel are formed of recessed portions made by recessing the surface of a flywheel cover, the portions of a sensor plate welded to the front cover, which confront with the recessed portions are made more fragile than adjacent portions of the sensor plate. With this configuration, when the front cover is deformed, stress applied to welded portions adjacent to the recessed portions can be suppressed since the fragile portions are easily deformed. Accordingly, even if the recessed portions are formed to the surface of a flywheel cover, stress can be prevented from being concentrated on the coupling portions of the flywheel cover and the sensor plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Muraki, Satoru Ookuma
  • Publication number: 20110177869
    Abstract: A damper mechanism for a clutch includes a first rotary body, a second rotary body, and an elastic member. The first rotary member includes a first member, a second member, and first and second connecting sections. The second rotary body is configured between the first and second members in an axial direction and rotatably configured relative to the first rotary body. The elastic member is rotatably configured between the first and second connecting sections to connect the first and second rotary bodies elastically. The second rotary body includes first and second protruding sections being arranged between the first and second connecting sections such that the first and second protruding sections contact the connecting sections. The first member includes a pair of first holes being configured with the rotational axis between the first holes for positioning pins being inserted in the first holes during an assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: EXEDY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinari Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20110165949
    Abstract: A torsional vibration damper, comprising at least two components which can be rotated counter to the resistance of at least one helical spring or bow spring precurved toward the rotational axis for compression of the at least one bow spring during a relative rotation among the components. The at least one bow spring is provided with support in the circumferential direction across the outside diameter thereof on a sliding shell. In order to reduce friction, the outside diameter of the at least one bow spring has a distance from the inside diameter of the sliding shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Stefan Jung
  • Publication number: 20110036611
    Abstract: An adaptive, ergonomic designed multi-purpose air motor driven hand-held trimmer that uses the air motor as the handle, has the air motor offset at an angle of 25 degrees to the fore and aft axis of the base plate and downward 10 degrees, to thereby have the center of gravity as near as possible to the wrist of the operator so that there will not be a constant bending of the wrist or exerting of constant hard pressure on the tissue at the base of the hand, thus virtually eliminating the possibility of the operator acquiring the carpal tunnel syndrome. Further disclosed are particular flexible drive shafts which may be used in the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: Elwyn Gooding
  • Publication number: 20100216555
    Abstract: A double shock-absorbing steering wheel, in particular for automobile vehicles, including a primary inertia mass connected to an engine shaft (12), a secondary inertia mass (14) connected by clutch E to a gearbox BV, and a torsion damper (18) rotatably connecting the two inertia masses (10, 14). The torsion damper includes an epicycloidal gear train whose outer crown wheel (22) engages with a spring (28) for absorption of vibrations and rotation acyclisms. The spring is mounted around the crown wheel (22) in a fixed frame (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Patrick Le Moal
  • Publication number: 20100056283
    Abstract: A torsional vibration damper employs a sliding block of the present invention. The torsional vibration damper includes at least one spring element, and the sliding block has a first surface section that operatively faces an adjacent spring element and is harder than another surface section of the sliding block. The torsional-vibration damper employs a separator sheet of the present invention that includes the sliding block, and a method of the present invention produces the sliding block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2007
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: BORGWARNER INC.
    Inventors: Jochen Boelling, Christian Bernhard Halm, Till Martin, Lutz Ebner, Volker Heinz
  • Publication number: 20090020303
    Abstract: An adaptive, ergonomic designed multi-purpose air motor driven hand-held trimmer that uses the air motor as the handle, has the air motor offset at an angle of 25 degrees to the fore and aft axis of the base plate and downward 10 degrees, to thereby have the center of gravity as near as possible to the wrist of the operator so that there will not be a constant bending of the wrist or exerting of constant hard pressure on the tissue at the base of the hand, thus virtually eliminating the possibility of the operator acquiring the carpal tunnel syndrome. Further disclosed are particular flexible drive shafts which may be used in the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventor: Elwyn Gooding
  • Publication number: 20080296526
    Abstract: A damping valve for a vibration damper includes a guide sleeve which slides on the piston rod of a vibration damper. An annular damping valve body which is provided with at least one through-opening is fixed axially by positive engagement on the guide sleeve, and the through-opening is covered at least partly by at least one valve disk which is biased by at least one closing spring which is supported at its end at a spring plate connected to the guide sleeve. The damping valve body and a spring plate which is constructed separate from the guide sleeve form a compression chain between two axially spaced stops of the guide sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Helmut Baalmann, Steffen Heyn, Thomas Thein, Michael Hegmann
  • Publication number: 20080271576
    Abstract: A socket connection device of adjustable tension value for preventing an overlarge twisting force comprises a seat having a receiving space which penetrates through an upper and a lower end of the seat; one end of the seat being an engaging portion for engaging a spanner or a driving tool; another end of the seat being a hole section; a middle part of the receiving space between the engaging portion and the polygonal hole section being a threaded section; the control section including an adjusting block, an elastic unit, and a buckle block; and a head formed as a long rod; one end of the head being a buckling end having a shape corresponding to that of the buckle block; an outer periphery of the head near the buckling end being formed with an annular groove; and another end of the head opposite to the buckling end is an engaging end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventor: Chih-Ching Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20080271575
    Abstract: A socket connection device of adjustable tension value for preventing an overlarge twisting force, comprises a seat having an approximate round cylinder; the seat having a receiving space; one end of the seat being an engaging portion; another end of the seat being a polygonal hole section; the control section including a base, an adjusting block, an axial rod, an elastic unit and a buckle block; the base serving for positioning the axial rod; the axial rod of the control section for installing the adjusting block, elastic unit and buckle block; and a head being formed as a long rod; one end of the head being a buckling end having a shape corresponding to that of the buckle block; an outer periphery of the head near the buckling end being formed with an annular groove; and another end of the head opposite to the buckling end is an engaging end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventor: Chih-Ching Hsieh