ApplicationNo. 07/077395 filed on 07/24/1987
US Classes:384/203, Ball and socket384/210Lock ring
ExaminersPrimary: Footland, Lenard A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesF16C 33/28 (20060101)
F16C 33/04 (20060101)
F16C 33/20 (20060101)
AbstractA track-roller bearing assembly is disclosed which includes a fixed inner ball race member having an outwardly facing arcuate peripheral bearing surface; an annular body of self-lubricating bearing material affixed to the outwardly bearing surface of said inner race; and a coaxial outer race which is rotatable about an axis of the inner race and angularly displaceable relative to the axis of the inner race so as to accommodate track deflections or irregularities. The track-roller further includes a resilient element disposed between respective ends of the inner and outer races so as to bias the races back into axial alignment after they have been angularly displaced relative to each other.