Intermediate Clutch Patents (Class 74/370)
  • Patent number: 11441644
    Abstract: An axle assembly having a drop gear set and a countershaft transmission. The drop gear set may operatively connect a rotor of an electric motor to a countershaft. The countershaft transmission may operatively connect the countershaft to a drive pinion. The electric motor and the countershaft transmission may be positioned on opposite sides of a differential assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: ArvinMeritor Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Chetankumar Ghatti, Rodrigo Soffner, Christopher Keeney, Mark Smith
  • Patent number: 11207962
    Abstract: An electric drive axle including a first shaft in driving engagement with an electric motor. A first gear and a second gear are coupled with the first shaft. A second shaft is disposed offset from the first shaft. A third gear is selectively coupled with the second shaft, and the third gear is meshed with the first gear. A fourth gear is selectively coupled with the second shaft, and the fourth gear is meshed with the second gear. A fifth gear is coupled with the second shaft and meshed with a sixth gear coupled with a differential case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: Eric M. Engerman
  • Patent number: 8728350
    Abstract: There are provided a method for producing metal nanoparticles including preparing a first solution including a metal precursor, an amine, and a non-aqueous solvent; producing metal nanoparticles capped with amine by heating, agitating, and reducing the first solution; preparing a second solution by washing a non-reactive amine among the produced metal nanoparticles and dispersing the metal nanoparticles in the non-aqueous solvent; and partially capping an acid on the metal nanoparticles dispersed by adding the acid to the second solution and heating and agitating it, an ink composition using the same, and a method for producing the same. The exemplary embodiments of the present invention can provide a method for producing metal nanoparticles having surface stability, excellent adhesion, an effect of reducing cracks by modifying the substituents of metal nanoparticles, an ink composition using the same, and a method for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Koo Kang, Dong Hoon Kim, Joon Rak Choi
  • Patent number: 7644639
    Abstract: A transmission is provided having a dual clutch, to achieve torque flow through a countershaft gearing arrangement. The countershaft gearing arrangement includes a plurality of co-planar gear sets having gears that are selectively connectable to a plurality of countershafts. At least one transfer gear set transfers torque from the counter shafts to an output shaft. The output shaft is connected to a final drive unit that has a final drive unit output shaft that is transverse to an input member connected at one end to a torque converter and at the other end to the dual clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Hendrickson, John A. Diemer, Patrick S. Portell, Henryk Sowul, Ted T. Selever, Tejinder Singh, Craig S. Ross
  • Patent number: 7644572
    Abstract: A turbine combustion chamber is provided with deflectors on the cold side generating vortices in a secondary gas flow into the chamber, thereby confining the flame front under variable operating conditions and cooling the chamber walls. The high-speed cantilever shaft has a longitudinal duct and an array of fine orifices in the wall of the shaft for directing pressurized oil jets that impinge on the shaft bearings with little relative speed to increasing wetting of the bearing components. Oil is supplied to the duct by means of a positive-displacement pump directly driven by the output shaft. The pump output pressure is monitored to signal the end of the start-up sequence when the turbine reaches sufficient speed. The turbo-engine further includes devices for decoupling vibrations between the three systems thereof, including a loosely-mounted removable spline pivotable at both ends for coupling the high-speed shaft to the step-down gearbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Mandolin Financial Properties Inc.
    Inventor: Gustavo Francisco Labala
  • Patent number: 7641817
    Abstract: There is provided a method for producing a silver powder having excellent dispersibility and capable of forming a paste which do not form suspended matters by phase separation and which is printed on a substrate to form a film having a uniform thickness. In this method, an alkali or a complexing agent is added to an aqueous silver salt containing solution to form a silver oxide containing slurry or an aqueous silver complex salt containing solution. After or before silver particles are deposited by reduction by adding a reducing agent to the silver oxide containing slurry or aqueous silver complex salt containing solution while stirring it, at least one chelating agent selected from the group consisting of compounds having an azole structure, dicarboxylic acids, hydroxy carboxylic acids and salts thereof is added to a silver power containing slurry solution as a dispersing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Dowa Mining Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsushima, Kozo Ogi
  • Patent number: 5765671
    Abstract: An electric power apparatus and a power transmitting apparatus of an electric vehicle are each constructed as a unit structure to improve the overall range and reliability of the electric vehicle. In the electric vehicle including, as a power system, a battery power supply, a motor, and a controller for controlling rotation of the motor, an electric power unit comprises a plurality of storage cells making up the battery power supply, a case housing the storage cells, a motor driving circuit and a charger both mounted on the case, a plate substrate covering the storage cells, and sockets for connecting respective terminals of the storage cells, the motor driving circuit and the charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Ken-ichi Endo, Issei Yamakoshi, Masao Ono, Tamotsu Fukazawa
  • Patent number: 5086896
    Abstract: A jaw clutch coupling mechanism in which spline grooves serving as ball drop-in portions of the clutch are provided with a semi-spherical ball support recess to be engaged with a steel ball by way of linear or surface contact for enhancing the strength of the jaw clutch. A stopper is provided in the shift lever link mechanism to hold the shift lever securely in the forward, neutral or reverse position, and a shock absorber is provided in association with the shifter arm of the jaw clutch to dampen the shocks of engagement of the clutch, ensuring a better feeling in shift lever operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1992
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Murakami, Takahisa Murakami, Akira Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 4679461
    Abstract: A drive device for a two-shaft extruding machine whereby the directions of relative rotation of the two screw shafts of the machine can be rapidly changed without having to manually change a gear. The drive device includes a first shaft, a second shaft disposed coaxially with the first screw shaft and rotatable integrally therewith, a third shaft disposed coaxially with the intermediate shaft and rotatable integrally therewith, a first gear rotatable integrally with the first shaft, a second gear rotatable integrally with the second shaft and meshed with the first gear, a third gear rotatably supported on the third shaft and meshed with the first gear, and a fourth gear rotatable integrally with the second shaft and a fifth gear rotatably supported on the third shaft and meshed with the fourth gear. A claw clutch is provided for rotatably coupling a selected one of the third and fifth gear to the third shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Assignee: The Japan Steel Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Mizuguchi, Haruo Yamaguchi, Seigo Hanada, Nobuo Mukuda
  • Patent number: 4671129
    Abstract: A zero backlash shiftable transmission includes an input shaft and an output shaft coupled through a gear network that is preloaded with a spring arrangement to eliminate the backlash from the engaged surfaces of the gear teeth. There are three positions and no neutral. In the first position a tapered clutch arrangement engages the input shaft directly with the output shaft. In the second or shift position, the clutch engages both the input shaft and the output shaft while the transmission is slowed or stopped for shifting. In the third position, the clutch engages the input shaft with the output shaft through the preloaded gear network. The tapered clutch arrangement provides locked clutch coupling in the first and third positions and provides tolerance for shifting without completely releasing either the input shaft or the output shaft in the shift position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Inventor: Rodger T. Lovrenich
  • Patent number: 4532821
    Abstract: A modified manual synchronized automobile transmission for use in racing cars eliminates second gear and imparts initial rotary motion from the engine to the output shaft via a by-pass of gearing including a normally disengaged clutch. Brief engagement of the clutch causes power to feed through this by-pass gear train for just so long as the clutch is engaged and, depending on the setting of interlocked collar selector forks, will cause reverse motion of forward motion in low gear. When the car is in racing modality and moving forward in low gear, it is then possible, without further reference to the clutch, to place the main gear train in direct drive, linking the main drive shaft of the motor and the output shaft of the transmission to achieve "lock up". The invention obviates the need for a flywheel. The invention may be practiced by physical modification of an existing manual synchronized transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Inventor: Thomas A. Hager
  • Patent number: 4452094
    Abstract: This invention provides an improved automotive transmission, particularly for highway trucks, wherein an overdrive condition of the transmission may be obtained by extension of the normal H-shaped shifting pattern of the gear shift lever. A direct drive condition of the transmission is obtained when the gear shift lever is in the forward position of the last lateral leg of an extended H shift pattern and the overdrive condition is obtained when the gear shift lever is in the rearward position of such last leg of the shifting pattern, thus requiring no unusual shifting movements on the part of the operator to effect the conversion of the transmission into the overdrive condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1984
    Assignee: Dana Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas C. Schetter
  • Patent number: 4348913
    Abstract: A transmission for an automotive vehicle, comprising a main shaft, a synchrohub fixedly supported by said main shaft, a forward gear rotatably supported by said main shaft next to one side of said synchrohub, a reverse gear rotatably supported by said main shaft next to the other side of said synchrohub, a first clutch gear integrally formed on a side of said forward gear, corresponding to said synchrohub, a second clutch gear integrally formed on a side of said reverse gear, corresponding to said synchrohub, a coupling sleeve slidably mounted on said synchrohub in the axial direction of said main shaft for engaging selectively with said first or second clutch gear, a shift fork having one end portion which is positioned near said coupling sleeve with a predetermined range of relative motion available therebetween, for shifting said coupling sleeve in the axial direction of said main shaft, and spring means arranged between said coupling sleeve and said shift fork for biasing said shift fork, relative to said
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1982
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventor: Koji Nozawa
  • Patent number: 4170905
    Abstract: A reversing gear connecting a gas turbine to a propulsion shaft includes a big-diameter first gear wheel rotatable with the propulsion shaft and two pinions meshing therewith. There are further two intermeshing gears, one aligned with each of the pinions. One of the pinions has a through bore, permitting the passage of the output shaft from the turbine, a two-way clutch between this first pinion and its aligned gear, to connect, at will, last mentioned gear to the output shaft, or said shaft to the first pinion, the other pinion and its aligned gear being permanently interconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1979
    Assignee: Collin Consult AB
    Inventor: Lars T. Collin