ApplicationNo. 06/525521 filed on 08/22/1983
US Classes:384/98With elongated strips or staves
ExaminersPrimary: Footland, Lenard A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesF16C 33/10 (20060101)
F16C 33/04 (20060101)
F16C 33/26 (20060101)
F16C 33/22 (20060101)
B63H 23/00 (20060101)
B63H 23/32 (20060101)
F16C 17/00 (20060101)
F16C 17/14 (20060101)
F16C 17/02 (20060101)
AbstractA bearing assembly for supporting a drive shaft, having a housing with a central bore in which is mounted a shell with a polygonal shaped opening, a plurality of circumferential spaced staves are mounted in the polygonal opening presenting a plurality of flat planar surface that tengentially contact a drive shaft. The staves have a outer layer made of high molecular weight and an inner layer made of an elastomeric material. The staves are retained within the polygonal opening with retainer rings.