Drive-train torque-transmitting disk
Automotive power train with annular elastic body for reducing vibrations of flywheel assembly
Flywheel assembly Patent #: 5355747
ApplicationNo. 186771 filed on 01/26/1994
US Classes:464/98, Element is plate with external edge completely surrounding rotational axis (e.g., disc)192/200Clutch element resiliently carried on hub
ExaminersPrimary: Marmor, Charles A.
Assistant: Battista, Mary Ann
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassF16F 015/315
Foreign Application Priority Data1993-01-27 JP
AbstractA flywheel assembly comprises a flywheel having a friction surface, a flexible plate, and a stopper plate serving as a stopper mechanism. The above-described flexible plate is flexible in the bending direction and rigid in the rotational direction, and has a radially outer portion fixed to the flywheel and a radially inner portion fixable to an end of a crankshaft of an engine. The stopper plate is for restraining bending deflection of the flexible plate when it exceeds a predetermined amount.