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Sliding bearing Patent #: 5284393
ApplicationNo. 020295 filed on 02/06/1998
US Classes:384/291, Groove384/283, Groove384/292Helical or herring bone
ExaminersPrimary: Hannon, Thomas R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassF16C 033/10
Foreign Application Priority Data1997-02-21 JP
AbstractA sliding bearing of a cylindrical shape which bearing is adapted to support a rotation shaft through a lubricant film, comprising a plurality of fine grooves juxtaposed on an inner peripheral face of said sliding bearing in a circumferential direction of the bearing, each of said grooves extending from a backward position of a minimum lubricant film thickness portion at which the lubricant film becomes minimum in thickness on the rotation of said shaft, to a forward position of said minimum lubricant film thickness portion.