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SADDLE-RIDE TYPE VEHICULAR DRY CLUTCH HAVING PASSIVE CLUTCH DISC OF CO-AXIAL FIXED PLANE CONTACT

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A saddle ride type vehicular dry clutch having passive clutch disc of co-axial fixed plane contact, used for seamlessly undertaking the drives from the drive bearing assembly, in which the drive bearing assembly includes a bearing body and an active disc, and the saddle ride type vehicular dry clutch comprises: a clutch device, including a drive axle body formed with a central through-hole, having non-planar guiding slide grooves and an axle body perimeter edge remote from the central through-hole; a passive clutch disc, having a contact surface and a friction drive surface, and assembly ports for assembling elastic components outside of the engage drive area; centrifugal rollers, accommodated within the non-planar guiding slide grooves; and the driven devices includes a drive disc, formed with radially symmetric drive snap ports; a clutch shell, having a tubular inner wall, a surrounding outer wall and a connection wall.



ELECTROMAGNETIC CLUTCH HAVING IMPROVED CLUTCH PULL FORCE

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An electromagnetic clutch device for a compressor includes a crank shaft with an inner shaft end accommodated in a compressor housing and with an outer shaft end projecting axially out of the compressor housing. A pulley assembly has a rotor body and a pulley. The rotor body accommodates a coil housing and is rotatably supported on the compressor housing by a pulley bearing. The coil housing includes a radially inner annular wall, a radially outer annular wall, and a bottom an axial end of the coil housing proximate the inner shaft end. An armature plate is connected to the outer shaft end in an axially displaceable manner and rotates with the crank shaft. The outer surfaces of the inner annular wall and the outer annular wall of the coil housing have a greater distance from one another near the bottom of the coil housing than proximate the axially open end.



RELEASE BEARING AND CLUTCH RELEASE BEARING DEVICE

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A radial non-contact lip (26) having a tip edge that is positioned further radially inward than is the inner peripheral surface at an axial end of an inner ring (7) is formed on the inner peripheral edge of a seal ring (20) that axially faces a flange part (18a) constituting a bearing holder (3a), the seal ring (20) being one of a pair of seal rings (20, 9b) that close the openings at the two axial ends of a release bearing (2a). A labyrinth seal (30) is formed, between the axial-side surface of the radial non-contact lip (26) and the axial end surface of the inner ring (7), radially inward from a sliding contact part (40) between the tip edge of a contact lip (12a) and the axial inner end surface of the inner ring (7).



SHIFT DEVICE WITH SYNCHRONIZER

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A shift device includes an output shaft, a hub, a speed gear, a sleeve, a synchronizer ring, lever members, and a spring. The lever members have torque receiving portions contactable with projections of the synchronizer ring to receive friction torque from the projection. Contact positions of the torque receiving portions and the projections in a synchronization operation are set at a hub side of the lever members and within an axial-directional distance being less than a thickness of the lever member between the points of support of the lever members and the contact positions.



SYSTEM FOR DRIVING A SEED METER VIA A FLEXIBLE SHAFT

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A seed meter drive system includes a clutch having a toolless fastener configured to selectively couple the clutch to a downstream component. The clutch is configured to receive a rotational input via a flexible drive shaft, and to drive the downstream component in rotation while the clutch is engaged.



TORQUE CONVERTER PISTON ASSEMBLY INCLUDING TRANSMISSION INPUT SHAFT SEAL ASSEMBLY

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A piston assembly for a torque converter is provided. The piston assembly includes a seal assembly including an inner ring configured for fixing to an outer circumferential surface of a transmission input shaft. The seal assembly also includes an outer ring on an outer circumferential surface of the inner ring. The piston assembly also includes a lock-up clutch piston including a radially inner end engaging the seal assembly. A method of forming a piston assembly for a torque converter is also provided. The method includes providing an outer ring on an outer circumferential surface of an inner ring to form a seal assembly configured for fixing to an outer circumferential surface of a transmission input shaft and connecting the seal assembly to a radially inner end of a lock-up clutch piston.



HYDROKINETIC TORQUE COUPLING DEVICE HAVING DAMPER-PISTON LOCKUP CLUTCH, AND RELATED METHOD

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A hydrokinetic torque coupling device includes a casing shell having a first engagement surface, a torque converter including an impeller and a turbine that is hydrodynamically drivable by the impeller and includes a turbine shell, an output hub, a damper-piston assembly including torsional vibration damping members and a piston retainer plate having a second engagement surface facing the first engagement surface, and a transmission component through which the torsional vibration damping members are interconnected to the output hub. The piston retainer plate engages the first ends of the damping members and the transmission component engages the second ends of the torsional vibration damping members. The damper-piston assembly is axially displaceable between a lockup mode and a hydrodynamic transmission mode.



TWO STAGE TORQUE LIMITER

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A torque limiting tool is described. The tool comprises a two stage torque limiting mechanism that resides within a housing. The torque limiting mechanism comprises a shank positioned through a gear, a plate, and a bias member. The plate is constructed having at least one post and at least one tooth providing a ramp surface that extends outwardly from a plate surface. The gear is constructed having at least one recess providing at least one inclined surface that resides part-way within the thickness of the gear. The gear and plate are positioned in opposition so that the at least one tooth and extending post are received within or detachably mated to the opposing recess and through-bore. Torque is transferred therebetween the plate and gear when the ramped teeth and extending posts mate with the respective recess and through-bore. A first torque limit is exceeded when the post breaks free from the through-bore. A second, lesser torque limit is exceeded when the ramped teeth release from their mated recess.



CONTROL ASSEMBLY OF AN INTERNAL CLUTCH

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A control assembly of an internal clutch comprises a first control unit for controlling the fixedness of a sun gear; a second control unit for controlling engagements of inner gears at two sides and a planet frame; a third control unit for controlling the sun gear or the inner gears and the planet frame; and wherein power for control units are from rotary dynamic components, by displacements of driving rods for controlling operations of a cam or cam-like component; by using the cam or cam-like unit to function clutch or by using the cam or cam-like unit to drive a driven device to rotate or displace for operation of the clutch. By power rotating components of the internal clutch and cam or cam-like component, clutching components are controlled.



SELECTABLE ONE-WAY CLUTCH

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A selectable one-way clutch comprises inside clutch elements and outside clutch elements. The inside clutch elements include: an inside pocket plate where inside pawl members are held; an inside notch plate where inside recesses to engage with the inside pawl members are formed; and an inside selector plate disposed between the inside pocket plate and the inside notch plate. The outside clutch elements include: an outside pocket plate where outside pawl members are formed; an outside notch plate where outside recesses to engage with the outside pawl members are formed; and an outside selector plate disposed between the outside pocket plate and the outside notch plate. The inside clutch elements and the outside clutch elements are disposed concentrically using one axial line as a center.



ACTUATOR THAT LOCKS IN A MAXIMUM POSITION FOR ACTUATING A HYDRAULIC CLUTCH ACTUATOR, AND CLUTCH SYSTEM THAT CAN BE ELECTRICALLY ACTUATED

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to an actuator (13) for actuating a piston (17) of a hydraulic clutch actuator and how said el actuator (13) can be used in a hydraulic system of an electrically actuatable clutch system for a motor vehicle. An electric motor (11) drives an actuating disc (55). A slotted guide structure (31) is arranged on the actuating disc (55). The slotted guide structure (31) forms a contact surface (33), the radius (r) of which increases in relation to an axis (65) from a minimum radius point (35) to a maximum radius point (37). An actuating rod (41) is engaged with a piston (17) of the clutch actuator and is supported on the first slotted guide structure (31) and guided in such a way that, with one rotation of the actuating disc (55), a pressure is exerted on the actuating rod (41) by the first slotted guide structure (31). A holding structure (31) is provided on the slotted guide structure, for example in the form of a recess (40), said holding structure being designed in such a way that, as a result of an effect of the holding structure (40), the actuating rod (41) maintains a position



WAVE ACTUATOR

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A two dimensional structure such as a disk or belt is shaped or distorted to form a buckling wave. At least one contact touches the wave, two contacts squeezing the wave between them providing a firmer connection. The wave is propagated along the structure by any of a variety of means including magnets or piezo actuators. This movement of the wave moves the contacts relative to the two dimensional structure, providing a high leverage ratio.



WAVE ACTUATOR

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A two dimensional structure such as a disk or belt is shaped or distorted to form a buckling wave. At least one contact touches the wave, two contacts squeezing the wave between them providing a firmer connection. The wave is propagated along the structure by any of a variety of means including magnets or piezo actuators. This movement of the wave moves the contacts relative to the two dimensional structure, providing a high leverage ratio.



DISCONNECT SHAFT FOR AN INTEGRATED DRIVE GENERATOR (IDG)

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A disconnect shaft of an integrated drive generator is provided including a body configured to rotate about an axis of rotation. The body has a first end, a second opposite end, and a plurality of teeth formed adjacent the first end and configured to engage a complementary portion of an adjacent component. A relief is formed in the body such that a first portion is defined between the relief and the plurality of teeth. The first portion includes a plurality of threads having at least one of a major diameter between about 1.3044 and about 1.3125 inches (3.313-3.334 centimeters), a minor diameter between about 1.2482 and about 1.2547 inches (3.170-3.187 centimeters), a pitch diameter between about 1.2765 and about 1.2800 inches (3.242-3.251 centimeters), and a root radius between about 0.0075 and 0.0090 inches (0.0190-0.0029 centimeters).



COUPLING

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A coupling comprises a pair of members: a first member having an outer convex spherical periphery centred about a central point and a torsional axis extending through the central point, and a second annular member has an inner concave spherical periphery centred on the central point and complementary to the outer periphery of the inner first member. The spherical surfaces of the inner and outer members co-act to transmit radial loads and loads acting along the common. Axles extend radially of the central point and couples the first and second annular for transmitting torsional load from one to the other. The each of the pair of members is rotatable one relative to the other about the said central point in a direction constrained by the axle arrangement.



TORQUE CONVERTER THRUST ASSEMBLY HAVING VARIABLE EFFECTIVE THICKNESS

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A thrust assembly for a torque converter is provided. The thrust assembly includes a drivable mating component and a thrust washer connected to the drivable mating components. The thrust washer includes a thrust surface on a first axial side thereof and at least two axial contact surfaces on a second axial side thereof opposite the first axial side. The at least two axial contact surfaces are configured for axially contacting an axial contact surface of a first axial side of the drivable mating component. The at least two axial contact surfaces include a first axial contact surface at a first axial distance from the thrust surface and a second axial contact surface at a second axial distance from the thrust surface. The first and second axial contact surfaces are configured for alternatively contacting the axial contact surface of the drivable mating component so as to vary an effective height of the thrust surface with respect to the drivable mating component. A method for forming a torque converter is provided.



BALANCING ELEMENT FOR BALANCING A FRICTION CLUTCH, METHOD FOR BALANCING A FRICTION CLUTCH, AND THE USE OF A PART OF A FRICTION CLUTCH

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A balancing element for balancing a friction clutch, including a balancing head for providing a balancing mass, and a shaft that is connected to the balancing head, is to be inserted into an opening in the friction clutch, and has a shaft end which points away from the balancing head and which includes a face pointing away from the balancing head substantially in the axial direction of the shaft. The shaft end has a weakening in the material in a subsection between the face and the balancing head in order for the shaft end to plastically deform radially outward in relation to the longitudinal axis of the shaft when a compressive force is applied to the balancing head in the axial direction. This especially allows the face of the shaft end to about a part of the friction clutch once the shaft has been introduced into a receiving opening in the friction clutch, and makes it possible to apply a compressive force to the balancing head in the direction of insertion, said compressive force being so great that the shaft end is plastically deformed in a particularly easy manner in the region of the weakening in the material such that a secure form-fitting connection is established, thereby preventing the balancing element from coming loose again even when the assembly space is tight and keeping the risk of the friction clutch becoming unbalanced low during the entire service life of the friction clutch.



SELECTABLE ONE-WAY CLUTCH

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A selectable one-way clutch includes a first plate, a second plate, a claw, a selector plate and a plate driving device. The selector plate rotates relative to the first plate between a locked position and a released position. The plate driving device includes a drive arm, an actuator, a transmission mechanism, a stopper and a release mechanism. The actuator outputs a driving force to drive the selector plate via the drive arm. The transmission mechanism transmits the driving force to the drive arm such that the selector plate rotates from the released position to the locked position. The stopper is configured to move between a restricted position and an unrestricted position. The stopper is placed at the restricted position when the actuator is not operated. The release mechanism transmits the driving force to the stopper such that the stopper moves from the restricted position to the unrestricted position.



SWITCHABLE ISOLATOR FOR CRANKSHAFT PERMITTING BAS AND ISAF CAPABILITY

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In an aspect, a clutched device is provided, including a hub, a pulley and a roller clutch. The roller clutch includes at least one roller and a cage. The roller is engageable with a first engagement surface operatively associated with the hub and is engageable with a second engagement surface operatively associated with the pulley. The cage is movable between a first position in which torque is transferrable from one of the hub and the pulley to the other of the hub and the pulley through the roller clutch and the isolation spring. The other of the hub and the pulley is permitted to overrun said one of the hub and the pulley, and a second position in which torque is transferred from said other of the hub and the pulley to the one of the hub and the pulley through the roller clutch.



WEDGE FRICTION ONE-WAY CLUTCH WITH CONTROLLABLE CLUTCH LOCKING FUNCTION

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A wedge friction clutch with controllable clutch locking function, having an axis of rotation, an inner race, an outer race located radially outward of the inner race, and, a wedge assembly including a wedge plate located between the inner and outer races in a radial direction, a first piston arranged to displace the wedge plate in a first circumferential direction, a second piston arranged to displace the wedge plate in a second circumferential direction, opposite the first circumferential direction, and, a hydraulic circuit arranged to control the first and second pistons.



HORIZONTAL CAM BRAKE

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A cam brake conducts rotation from a driving part, such as a tire ring, to a driven part, such as a rotary dryer or kiln. The cam brake includes a pair of support blocks securable to the driven part, and a cam rod rotatably coupled with the support blocks and extending between the support blocks. The cam rod includes a logarithmic spiral cam profile, and the cam rod is displaceable in a radial direction into engagement with the driving part by rotation according to the logarithmic spiral cam profile. Rotation of the tire ring may be conducted to the rotary drum by frictional engagement between the cam rod and the driving part.



Magnetic Clutch With Foreign Material Extraction And Cooling

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present teachings provide for a clutch including a hub, a rotor, and an electromagnet. The hub can be rotatable about a central axis. The rotor can be rotatable about the central axis and can be rotatable relative to the hub. The rotor can define an annular cavity that can be disposed about the central axis. A surface of the annular cavity can define at least one groove that can extend helically about the central axis. The electromagnet can be received in the annular cavity. When the electromagnet is energized, the hub can engage the rotor to transmit torque between the hub and rotor.



CLUTCH RELEASE BEARING DEVICE AND MOTOR VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH SUCH A BEARING

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a motor vehicle clutch release bearing device including a rolling bearing that forms a member for transmitting an axial force, having a rotating ring and a non-rotating ring, between which a rolling chamber for rolling elements is defined. The rotating ring provides a first radial portion intended to come into contact with an actuating member when a sufficient axial force is applied to the non-rotating ring by a member that is able to move in translation, and a second radial portion that is intended to bear against a spring, which exerts an axial force in the opposite direction to the axial force exerted by the member that is able to move in translation, dedicated to preloading the rolling bearing in an opposite direction to the actuating member.



FRICTIONALLY ACTING DEVICE WITH END DISK ARRANGEMENT, METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN INTERMEDIATE DISK FOR SUCH AN ARRANGEMENT

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a frictionally acting device (2) comprising a disk pack (28) made from a first disk set (30) which is connected rotationally fixed to a first disk carrier (16) and a second disk set (36) which is connected rotationally fixed to a second disk carrier (18), wherein the disks (32, 34; 38, 40, 42) of the two disk sets (30, 36) are arranged alternating one after another and can be frictionally engaged with one another, the disks (32, 34) of the first disk set (30) are designed as friction lining disks, and an end disk arrangement (54; 56) is assigned to the disk pack (28). The end disk arrangement (54; 56) has an end disk (58; 60) connected rotationally fixed to the first disk carrier (16) and an intermediate disk (62; 64) which follows the end disk (58; 60), is connected rotationally fixed to the first disk carrier (16), and is designed as a friction lining disk with a friction lining (72; 74) fixed to the side facing away from the end disk (58; 60), said friction lining (72; 74) can be frictionally engaged with a disk (38; 42) of the second disk set (36). In addition, the present invention relates to a method for manufacturing an intermediate disk (62; 64) and to a use of an intermediate disk (62; 64) manufactured in such a way.



LOCK-UP DEVICE AND TORQUE CONVERTER

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A torque converter includes a lock-up device that directly connects a torque converter cover that rotates together with a pump impeller to a turbine runner connected to an output axis. The lock-up device includes a damper spring in a clutch piston that contacts with or moves away from the torque converter cover. In addition, an intermediate member is provided inside the damper spring. A center part of the damper spring is projected toward the inner side of the clutch piston in the radial direction by damper pressing portions and fixed to both ends of the damper spring and a connecting member and pushed onto the projecting part of the intermediate member.



CLUTCH ASSEMBLY FOR COUPLING AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE TO A DRIVE TRAIN OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR DAMPENING TORSIONAL VIBRATIONS IN A DRIVE TRAIN OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A clutch assembly for coupling an internal combustion engine to a drive train of a motor vehicle, having a frictional clutch for coupling a drive shaft of the internal combustion engine to an output shaft, an actuating device for opening and/or closing the frictional clutch, an eddy current brake for introducing an actuating force into the actuating apparatus, and a control apparatus for applying a defined, predetermined current to the eddy current brake, wherein the control apparatus is configured, in an acceleration phase of a torsional vibration of the drive shaft, to specify a current for opening, in particular for adjusting a slip operation, of the frictional clutch and, in a deceleration phase of the torsional vibration of the drive shaft, to specify a current for closing, in particular for rotationally-fixed, frictional coupling, of the frictional clutch for the eddy current brake. By changing the operating state of the frictional clutch using the eddy current brake, only low inertial masses of the actuating apparatus must be moved by a correspondingly low energy input in order to achieve an active dampening of torsional vibrations, such that an at least partial dampening of torsional vibrations in a drive train of a motor vehicle is enabled in an energy-efficient manner.



CONTROLLABLE COUPLING ASSEMBLY HAVING FORWARD AND REVERSE BACKLASH

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A controllable or selectable coupling assembly includes a plurality of forward locking elements, at least one reverse locking element and first and second coupling members supported for relative rotation about a common rotational axis. The coupling members include a first, second and third coupling faces. The first coupling face has a set of forward pockets angularly spaced about the axis. The second coupling face has a set of reverse locking formations adapted for abutting engagement with the at least one reverse locking element. The third coupling face opposes the first coupling face and has a set of forward locking formations. Either forward backlash is a non-zero integer multiple of reverse backlash or the reverse backlash is a non-zero integer multiple of the forward backlash to prevent the coupling assembly from inadvertently binding in both directions (i.e. a “lock-lock” condition) about the axis.



SELECTABLE ONE-WAY CLUTCH

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A selectable one-way clutch adapted to prevent an undesirable engagement is provided. The selectable one-way clutch comprises first spline teeth formed on a connecting portion of a notch plate connected to a rotary member; second spline teeth formed on the rotary member to be meshed with the first spline teeth; a first flank formed individually on the first spline teeth; and a second flank formed individually on the second spline teeth to be brought into contact to the first flank. The first flank and the second flank are individually set at a predetermined angle to establish a component of torque of the rotary member rotating the notch plate to isolate the notch plate away from the selector plate.



SELECTABLE ONE-WAY CLUTCH

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A selectable one-way clutch includes a first plate, a second plate, a claw, a selector plate and an interposition member. The claw is provided in the first plate. The claw projects from the first plate toward the second plate. The claw meshes with a recessed portion disposed in the second plate when the second plate rotates in a predetermined rotation direction and the claw projects from the first plate. The selector plate is placed so as to be adjacent to the first plate. The selector plate rotates relative to the first plate between a locked position at which the claw is projectable and a released position at which the claw is maintained. The interposition member is placed between the selector plate and the second plate. Rotation of the interposition member relative to the selector plate is restricted.



CLUTCH DEVICE

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A clutch device having at least one counter-pressure plate, a contact plate that is movable relative to the counter-pressure plate to a limited extent in an axial direction of the clutch device to frictionally clamp a clutch plate between the counter-pressure plate and the contact plate, and a wear adjustment device to compensate for wearing of the clutch plate, where the wear adjustment device has at least one drive ring which is rotatable and is clampable in the axial direction and at least one ramp ring which is rotatable and is clampable in the axial direction, which is connected to the drive ring by means of a torque-transferring link which permits limited relative travel in the circumferential direction of the clutch device, where the rigidity of the connection in the circumferential direction is dependent on the direction, is provided.



FRICTION CLUTCH

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A friction clutch for coupling a drive shaft of a motor vehicle motor to a transmission input shaft has an input part coupled to the drive shaft to introduce a torque of the drive shaft, an output part coupled to the transmission input shaft to extract a torque, a pressing part movable axially relative to the input part and to the output part to press the output part together frictionally with the input part, and a return spring in the form of a leaf spring to position the pressing part in a defined output position relative to the input part, at least a part of the torque transferred by the input part being transferable through the return spring, where the return spring runs between a torque introduction point and a torque extraction point in an essentially tangential direction and runs at an oblique angle of incidence relative to a radial plane of the friction clutch.



CLUTCH

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Clutch for a motor vehicle, preferably for engaging and disengaging a drivetrain for all-wheel drive vehicles, comprising a first shaft, a second shaft coaxially arranged with the first shaft, a clutch sleeve, which is displaceable in an axial direction relative to the first shaft and the second shaft and which brings about a positive coupling or decoupling of the first shaft and the second shaft, together with a coil to which current can be applied, wherein the clutch sleeve is arranged, torsionally fixed to the first shaft, and wherein the coil to which current can be applied is arranged coaxially with the axial direction, wherein the clutch sleeve to which current can be applied can be displaced in an axial direction through the application of current to the coil.



Transmission Hydraulic Control System

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An automatic transmission uses 6 shift elements applied in combinations of four to establish ten forward speed ratios and a reverse speed ratio. The automatic transmission uses a hydraulic control system to control engagement of the six elements, control engagement of a torque converter bypass clutch, control engagement of a parking pawl, and to provide fluid for a hydrodynamic torque converter and for lubrication. The parking pawl is disengaged in response to engagement of two of the six shift elements and remains disengaged in response to engagement of other shift elements. A single valve controls several different functions associated with the two-pass torque converter. Pressurized fluid is provided by a variable displacement engine driven pump and also by an electric pump. A priority valve reduces lubrication flow when other fluid demands are high as indicated by the pump displacement control circuit.



VIBRATION DAMPING DEVICE

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A vibration damping device having improved air-tightness of a chamber holding a rolling mass in an oscillatable manner is provided. A cover member that covers an oscillating range of the rolling mass liquid-tightly or air-tightly comprises a first flange and a second flange. The first flange is pushed onto one of lateral faces of a holding member by a first pushing member fitted onto a rotary member while being prevented to move axially to seal a clearance between the holding member and the first flange by a first sealing member. The second flange is pushed onto the other lateral face of the holding member by a second pushing member fitted onto the rotary member while being prevented to move axially to seal a clearance between the holding member and the second flange by a second sealing member.



FRICTION ENGAGEMENT ELEMENT, DRY CLUTCH, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING FRICTION ENGAGEMENT ELEMENT

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A friction engagement element has a friction member including resin, and a metal member having a sliding surface slidable on the friction member. The friction member has an aged layer at an outermost layer of the friction member, and a hardened layer in abutment with an inner side of the aged layer in a thickness direction of the friction member. The sliding surface of the metal member has a plurality of recesses, and a transferred film of the aged layer of the friction member transferred and adhered to insides of the plurality of recesses through sliding between the friction member and the metal member.



Electromagnetic Clutch

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An electromagnetic clutch includes a rotation transmission member supported by an input shaft portion via a bearing. The rotation transmission member includes a movement regulating portion having abutment portions that abut against the bearing. The clutch further includes first and second spring members that bias an armature toward a braking member, and a connecting member overlaid on the movement regulating portion. The connecting member has first holes at portions facing the abutment portions, and second holes at portions facing regions between the abutment portions. One-end portions of the first and second spring members are attached to the armature. First fixing members inserted into the first holes fix the other-end portions of the first spring members to the connecting member. Second fixing members inserted into the second holes fix the other-end portions of the second spring members to the connecting member and fix the connecting member to the movement regulating portion.



SELECTABLE ONE-WAY CLUTCH

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A selectable one-way clutch includes pawl members provided to a held plate rotatably via a spindle; a selector plate rotatable between a lock position where the pawl members are protrudable from the held plate and a release position where the pawl members are kept in a state the pawl members are housed in the held plate side by contacting a non-formation portion where no aperture is formed; and a device which restricts an operation of the pawl members by using volume change of material whose volume changes according to temperature change, so that the pawl members are more restricted to protrude from the first plate as an environmental temperature gets lower.



ROLLER-TYPE ONE-WAY CLUTCH AND SIDE PLATE

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A roller type one-way clutch includes an outer race in which at least one pocket having a cam surface on an inner periphery thereof is formed, an inner race which is spaced away from the outer race on an inside diameter side in a radial direction and which is relatively rotatably disposed concentrically with respect to the outer race, a roller which is disposed in the pocket and which engages with the cam surface to transmit a torque between the outer race and the inner race, a spring which is disposed between the outer race and the roller in the pocket and which urges the roller in a direction in which the roller engages with the cam surface, and a side plate secured to be in contact with one end surface in an axial direction of the outer race. The side plate has a non-circular shape, the one end surface in the axial direction is annular, and at least a portion of the one end surface in the axial direction of the outer race is exposed in a state in which the side plate is secured.



FRICTION CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A friction clutch having first and second clutch members, a plurality of first clutch plates, a plurality of second clutch plates and a first electromagnet. The first clutch member is formed of a first magnetically susceptible material. The first clutch plates are axially slidably and non-rotatably coupled to the first clutch member and are formed of a second magnetically susceptible material. The second clutch plates are axially slidably and non-rotatably coupled to the second clutch member. The second clutch plates are interleaved with the first clutch plates. The first electromagnet has a first pole that is magnetically coupled to the first clutch member. The first clutch plates are driven apart from one another when the first electromagnet is operated to generate a magnetic field.



CLUTCH SYNCHRONIZER RINGS HAVING ENHANCED LUBRICATION

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A synchronizer assembly for use in manual transmissions has enhanced lubrication and improved service life. The synchronizer assembly includes an outer, blocker ring, an intermediate ring and an inner ring. A plurality of circumferentially spaced apart radial holes in the intermediate and inner rings directs lubrication oil to the inner surfaces of both the intermediate ring and the blocker ring to reduce friction and enhance heat dissipation into the lubricating oil and away from the synchronizer.



BUCKLING SPRING MEMBER FOR CLUTCH MECHANISM

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Buckling spring member, particularly for use with a friction clutch mechanism for dual mode water pumps. The buckling spring member is made from a thin piece of a metal material and has a circular configuration. The center portion of the spring member is concave with a plurality of openings and spokes. The openings are preferably heart-shaped. The inner and outer rings are substantially planar and provide rigidity. The friction clutch mechanism and buckling spring mechanism are preferably used for dual mode coolant pumps with two modes of operation, namely an electric motor operation and a mechanical pulley-driven operation.



CLUTCH WITH BACK TORQUE LIMITER

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A clutch (3) includes: a clutch housing (32) which is provided with a drive plate (33) to be movable in an axial direction; a clutch hub (34) which transmits a rotary motive power to an output shaft; a clutch sleeve (35) which is provided with a driven plate (36) to be movable in the axial direction; and a pressure disk (40) which biases the drive plate (33) and the driven plate (36) toward the clutch hub (34), further includes a back torque limiter (7) which moves the pressure disk (40) in a direction away from the clutch hub (34) when back torque is applied, and the clutch hub (34) is provided with a restricting apparatus which restricts movement of the pressure disk (40) in the direction away from the clutch hub (34) when a number of rotations of the output shaft is less than a predetermined value.



RELEASABLE COUPLING AND ENDOSCOPIC INSTRUMENT WITH A RELEASABLE COUPLING

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A releasable coupling for the transmission of a rotation movement. This coupling includes a first and a second coupling half which include engagement structures which correspond to one another and which can positively engage with one another. At least one permanent magnet is arranged on at least one coupling half in a manner such that with the approach of the coupling halves to one another, these with respect to a rotation axis are rotated into a defined angular position relative to one another, by way of the magnetic force which is produced by the permanent magnet.



PISTON

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure is directed to clutches and pistons used therein. A multi-plate clutch includes a shaft configured to provide rotational movement about a central axis of the clutch, a drum, wherein the drum comprises an inner surface with a plurality of splines formed therein and an opening about the central axis configured to receive the shaft, a plurality of ring-shaped discs configured to engage with the splines and a piston, wherein the piston comprises a plurality of protrusions on an outer circumferential surface of the piston configured to engage with the splines and an opening about the central axis configured to receive the shaft.



REDUCED DRAG FRONT AXLE SHIFT MECHANISM

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A front axle shift mechanism configured to be operably associated with a front axle housing having a front differential and a first lubricant is provided. The front axle shift mechanism includes a disconnect feature housing defining an inner cavity to house a shifting mechanism configured to selectively provide power to front wheels of the vehicle, the shifting mechanism configured to rotatably couple to the front differential. The inner cavity is configured to receive a second lubricant to facilitate providing lubrication to the first clutch gear and the second clutch gear. The second lubricant is fluidly separate from the first lubricant.



FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE AND CONTROL DEVICE FOR FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a control device for a four-wheel drive which can maintain driving stability while restraining noise and vibration. A control device includes: a second control device that, when at least one of front wheel has slipped, engages a dog clutch after rotating a propeller shaft by a rotational force transmitted via first and second friction clutches; and a third control device that, if a predetermined condition is satisfied when the front wheels are not slipping, engages the dog clutch after rotating the propeller shaft by the rotational force transmitted via the first and second friction clutches. The time required to synchronize the dog clutch by the third control device is longer than that required to synchronize the dog clutch by the second control device.



TWO PASS MULTI-FUNCTION TORQUE CONVERTER

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A torque converter, including: a cover; an impeller including an impeller blade, and an impeller shell with a first surface extending beyond the impeller blade in a radial direction and at an acute angle with respect to a first line in the radial direction; a turbine including a turbine blade, and a turbine shell with a second surface axially aligned with the first surface and at the acute angle with respect to the first line; a turbine clutch including the first and second surfaces and friction material disposed between the first and second surfaces; a torus at least partially enclosed by the impeller and turbine shells; and a pressure chamber at least partially formed by the turbine shell and the cover. For torque converter mode, the turbine and the impeller are independently rotatably with respect to each other. For lock-up mode, the first and second surfaces are non-rotatably connected.



SELECTABLE ONE-WAY CLUTCH

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A selectable one-way clutch is provided. The selectable one-way clutch is shifted between overrunning mode and engagement mode by rotating a selector plate interposed between a notch plate and a pocket plate. The selectable one-way clutch comprises: a plunger that is connected to the selector plate and that is reciprocated by the actuator; a thermally shrinkable stopper member that is fitted onto the plunger; and a stationary member to which the stopper member is brought into abutment by a reciprocating motion of the plunger.



One-Way Transmission Module

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A one-way transmission module includes two rings and at least one catch. The first ring is used for connection to a hub. The second ring is used for connection to a flywheel-bearing drum. The catch is arranged between the first and second rings to allow the first ring to rotate the second ring in a first direction but prevent the first ring from rotating the second ring in a second direction opposite to the first direction. The first or second ring includes a non-circular profile while the second or first ring includes a non-circular opening.



SYNCHRONIZER HAVING ASYMMETRIC BLOCKER AND SLEEVE TEETH

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A synchronizer for a transmission of a motor vehicle is provided. The synchronizer includes a sleeve and a blocker ring. The sleeve includes sleeve spline teeth and advanced sleeve spline teeth. The blocker ring includes blocker spline teeth. The sleeve spline teeth and blocker spline teeth are each asymmetrical and have a blunt tip, a first angled side, and a second angled side. The first and second angled sides have different angular relationships to a longitudinal axis of the teeth.