ApplicationNo. 945782 filed on 09/16/1992
US Classes:416/180, Blades projecting axially from concavo-convex annular web416/197CTorque converters
ExaminersPrimary: Look, Edward K.
Assistant: Verdier, Christopher
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassF01D 005/04
Foreign Application Priority Data1991-11-06 JP
AbstractA coreless torque converter includes a pump impeller provided with coreless blades each having a first leading edge directed forward; a turbine runner provided with coreless blades each having a second leading edge directed rearward; and a stator provided with coreless blades each having front and rear edges which face the second and first leading edges respectively. Each of the first and second leading edges extends generally straight connecting radially outward and inward terminal ends thereof.