ApplicationNo. 07/009312 filed on 01/30/1987
US Classes:464/17, HAVING HEATING OR COOLING MEANS384/221, Laminated416/134A, Aircraft rotors464/106, COUPLING ACCOMMODATES DRIVE BETWEEN MEMBERS HAVING MISALIGNED OR ANGULARLY RELATED AXES464/69, Plural flexible links connected to circumferentially spaced axially directed pins on drive and driven members464/81, Plural circumferentially spaced elements464/904HOMOKINETIC COUPLING
ExaminersPrimary: Stodola, Daniel P.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesF16C 7/00 (20060101)
F16C 7/02 (20060101)
F16D 3/62 (20060101)
F16D 3/50 (20060101)
B64C 27/32 (20060101)
B64C 27/41 (20060101)
AbstractA link-type coupling particularly suited for use in connecting a drive shaft to a rotor hub in an aircraft for permitting the hub to rotate about an axis that may be angularly misaligned with respect to the rotational axis of the drive shaft. The coupling includes a series of links arranged tangentially with respect to the hub and shaft and connected thereto by laminated elastomeric bearings at the ends of the links. The laminated elastomeric bearings accommodate the motion of each link while transferring torque between the shaft and hub.
Field of SearchNonmetallic