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The Torrington Company Patents
Assignee:
The Torrington Company
Address:
Torrington, CT
No. of patents:
420
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE34813 Thrust bearing assembly December 27, 1994
The thrust bearing fits on a rotatable shaft having an annular groove or in a rotatable housing with an annular groove. One of the thrust bearing races has an axially extending flange with deflective tabs projecting from the flange. The deflective tabs deflect radially when the race is p
RE34565 Camshaft for reciprocating piston engines March 22, 1994
Axially spaced cams and bearing rings mounted on a tube are permanently secured to the tube by circumferentially spaced projections on the tube extending into grooves formed on the inside surfaces of the cams and bearing rings.
RE34310 Variable preload bearing apparatus July 13, 1993
An apparatus including a shaft, with a first and a second angular contact bearing axially disposed along the shaft to provide support for the shaft in a first and a second axial direction, respectively. The second axial direction is substantially opposite the first axial direction. A pre
RE33888 Method of making a camshaft for reciprocating piston engines April 21, 1992
Axially spaced cams and bearing rings mounted on a tube are permanently secured to the tube by circumferentially spaced projections on the tube extending into grooves formed on the inside surfaces of the cams and bearing rings.
RE33870 Rocker arm bearing assembly April 7, 1992
The rocker arm bearing assembly has a rocker arm which oscillates on a bearing support member and an associated pair of bearings. The bearings are self-contained units with an outer race, an inner race, and multiple rollers positioned between the two races. Full-complement radial bearing
D380959 Tolerance ring July 15, 1997
D376160 Pillow block bearing housing December 3, 1996
D376159 Adaptor for inner bearing ring bore December 3, 1996
D371139 Flange bearing housing June 25, 1996
D371138 Flange bearing housing June 25, 1996
D365829 End cap for housed bearing units January 2, 1996
D343179 Pillow block bearing housing January 11, 1994
D341607 Pillow block bearing housing November 23, 1993
D341605 Pillow block bearing housing November 23, 1993
D339595 Pillow block bearing housing top September 21, 1993
6942415 Shaft assembly safety mechanism September 13, 2005
A shaft coupling assembly comprising a coupling element including a shaft-receiving slot configured to receive a shaft. A retaining bolt is extendable through the coupling element adjacent the shaft receiving slot and to be received and retained in a bolt receiving recess in the upper
6837116 Device for the measurement of the torsion torque applied to a rotating shaft January 4, 2005
A device for the analog measurement of a torsion torque, a steering column incorporating the device and a module comprising the device. The device comprising a test body which can be deformed by torsion, first and second magnetic pulse generators connected in the vicinity of a first and
6830516 Ball hub apparatus and method for use in a universal joint December 14, 2004
A universal joint hub comprising a generally spherical body having two flat areas on opposing exterior sides and at least one opening into an open body interior. The hub has two flat areas on opposing interior surfaces of the body orthogonal to the exterior flat areas and an exterior
6830380 Thrust bearing assembly with preload spring December 14, 2004
Two thrust races are separated by a plurality of rolling elements for relative rotation of the thrust races about a common axis. A spring washer is positioned axially outward of the two thrust races for engaging a support surface and for applying an axial load to one of the two thrust
6739790 Shaft assembly safety mechanism May 25, 2004
A shaft coupling assembly comprising a coupling element including a shaft receiving slot and retainer receiving aperture adjacent the shaft receiving slot; a retainer extendable through the retainer receiving aperture; and an axial shaft body configured to be inserted in the coupling
6729768 Unit consisting of a bearing with instrument and housing joined by a coupling piece May 4, 2004
A unit consisting of a bearing equipped with a data sensor device and a housing in which the bearing is coupled. The bearing consists of an inner turning collar designed to be attached to a turning body, an outer fixed collar coupled to the housing, and rolling bodies positioned between
6716104 Tube clamp isolator April 6, 2004
A clamp isolator for an intermediate shaft assembly comprising an intermediate shaft having a free end and a secondary shaft having a free end. The clamp isolator includes a clamping portion and an isolation portion and interconnects the two shafts. The clamping portion is configured
6702470 Roller bearing provided with a sensor assembly casing March 9, 2004
Roller bearing (1) equipped with an information sensor device, containing a rotating internal ring (3), a fixed external ring (2) and roller bodies (4) arranged between them, in which said information sensor device contains an encoder (10) and a sensor (11), said roller bearing (1) c
6700367 Bearing equipped with magnetic encoder and sensor including aligned sensing elements March 2, 2004
A bearing provided with an annular means generating magnetic pulses and with a device for detecting these pulses, wherein the detection device comprises a plurality of aligned sensitive elements. The sensitive elements are placed equidistantly from one another and the detection devic
6694828 Torque sensor for a turning shaft February 24, 2004
A device includes at least one magnetic field generator placed on a first plane of a right section of a shaft and at least one magnetic field detector placed in a second plane of a right section of the shaft. The detector produces a signal proportional to the torque following the rel
6692177 Steering shaft retaining clip February 17, 2004
A slap yoke clip has a side portion formed configured to fit over a side portion of a slap yoke and engage a nut of a transverse retaining bolt to retain the slap yoke clip on the slap yoke. An abutment portion of the slap yoke clip extends from the slap yoke clip side portion for abutti
6685360 Double wall bearing cup February 3, 2004
A needle bearing cup includes an inner bearing cup having an inner surface which forms a rolling element raceway and an outer bearing cup disposed about the periphery of the inner bearing cup having a length greater than a length of the inner bearing cup to form a lip. The lip of the out
6679633 Assembly forming a roller bearing equipped with an information sensor device January 20, 2004
Assembly forming a roller bearing equipped with an information sensor device containing an encoder that generates magnetic pulses and a sensor equipped with at least two sensitive elements capable of detecting these pulses. The assembly comprises a fixed spindle containing an axial bore;
6641324 Joint assembly and joint socket sleeve November 4, 2003
A joint assembly and a joint socket sleeve. The joint assembly includes a first yoke including a ball portion, a second yoke including a socket portion and a socket sleeve. The socket sleeve has a continuous side wall defining an opening for receiving the ball portion. A portion of the s
6623363 Universal joint yoke and method of making same September 23, 2003
A metal sheet is cut to provide an elongated blank having five regions defined along the length of the elongated blank, the defined regions being a central region, two end regions, and an intermediate region between the central region and each of the two end regions. The elongated blank
6619850 Thrust bearing roller retainer assembly September 16, 2003
A roller retainer assembly for an axial-thrust bearing comprising first and second annular retainer plates. At least one roller pocket extends through each annular plate. The first second annular retainer plates are interconnected such that the at least one first roller pocket is sub
6593733 Protective device for magnetic coder July 15, 2003
A device for a magnetic encoder, the magnetic encoder being designed to work with a sensor to measure the rotation of a rotating element, wherein a protective element, whose shape is designed to cover the active face of the magnetic encoder, is placed on the magnetic encoder during the
6573710 Position and/or displacement sensor including a plurality of aligned sensor elements June 3, 2003
A sensor of position and/or of displacement of a moving member generating magnetic pulses. The sensor comprises a plurality of aligned sensitive elements that are divided into at least two subassemblies. The signals emanating from the subassemblies are processed by an electronic circuit
6571632 Method and apparatus to provide dynamic ultrasonic measurement of rolling element bearing parame June 3, 2003
An acoustic signal unit comprises a signal generation unit to generate a first electrical signal, a first transducer to generate an acoustic signal in response to the first electrical signal, and a second transducer to generate a second electrical signal in response to the received acous
6568857 Thrust bearing assembly May 27, 2003
A bearing assembly includes a first race with an axially extending section and a radially extending section, a second race with an axially extending section and a radially extending section, a cage supported between the first and second races, and a plurality of rolling elements circ
6564653 Device for measuring torque applied to a turning shaft May 20, 2003
A test body deformable upon application of torque to a turning shaft. First and second bearings with the turning collar of the first bearing being connected near a first end of the test body and the turning collar of the second bearing being connected near a second end of the test body.
6561945 Laminated carrier assembly May 13, 2003
A laminated carrier comprises a first end plate, a second end plate, and a connection joining the first and second end plates together such that windows are formed therebetween for locating planetary gears. At least one of the first and second end plates comprises multiple layers of mate
6552534 Device for determining the absolute angular position of a turning component April 22, 2003
A fixed magnetic sensor (16) is used to determine absolute angular position of a turning component (3, 4). A detection device (27) detects an angular position of a multipole magnetic ring (11) near a reference angular position. A resetting device (28) resets the angular position of the
6550727 Disengageable quick-lock connection for telescopic shaft April 22, 2003
A telescopic shaft for rapid length adjustment consists of a tube having a plurality of alternating circumferential ridges and grooves on at least a portion of an inner surface and having an oval cross-section with a major diameter D.sub.A and a minor diameter D.sub.B ; a shaft disposed
6540618 Steering column slider assembly April 1, 2003
A steering column slider shaft assembly includes a shaft and yoke assembly having yoke at a first end and an attached non-cylindrical shaft extending therefrom to a second end. The second end is engaged with a non-cylindrical tube which forms a second end of a tube and yoke assembly,
6533461 Anti-reversal and anti-rotation thrust washer March 18, 2003
A thrust washer formed from metal sheet has a flat, ring-shaped thrust portion oriented radially, and at least one tab extending from an outer or inner perimeter of the thrust portion. The tab includes a radially oriented mid-portion and at least one wing-portion extending perpendicular
6533459 Adjustable, self-aligning, linear roller bearing March 18, 2003
A plurality of rollers is positioned between side members of a longitudinally-split, two-piece bearing race and a backup member that supports the two-piece bearing race along the length of side members. The backup member has angled surfaces such that ends of the rollers are closer to
6520685 Thrust bearing with heavy-duty anti-reversal feature February 18, 2003
Rollers are aligned radially within a bearing cage, for rolling contact with a first thrust washer concentric with the bearing cage. The first thrust washer has a flat raceway portion and a curled portion that wraps around a portion of the bearing cage to retain the bearing cage and the
6515471 Absolute position hall string sensor February 4, 2003
Two lines of magnets have the same length and are aligned side by side. The lines of magnets have different numbers of magnetic pole pairs and have equal line lengths. A first sensor determines a relative position between poles of a pole pair of the first line of magnets, and a second se
6505969 Interlocking linear roller bearing January 14, 2003
A linear roller bearing includes a bearing cage retaining parallel rollers in a linear configuration. Side portions of the bearing cage extend laterally to form a mechanical interlock with an adjacent similar bearing cage such that, when two or more bearing cages are positioned about an
6485186 Split bearing ring and method for manufacturing same November 26, 2002
A strip of metal is wrapped into a ring configuration such that ends of the strip are positioned in a predetermined relationship to each other. The ends of the strip are attached together by a temporary weld joining the two ends of the strip, thereby forming a temporary continuous ring.
6481897 Bearing assembly November 19, 2002
An annular casing partially encloses the outer race of a pair of the angular contact bearings. The casing is split along a radial plane into two casing halves, each casing half being molded of a polymer. The two casing halves are retained axially such that relative axial movement of
6443017 Device for measuring torsional couple on a mechanical element September 3, 2002
A device for measuring torsional couple on a mechanical element, which includes two magnetic field generators attached in a first plane of the mechanical element and two magnetic field detectors arranged in a second parallel plane offset with respect to the first plane. The magnetic fiel
6427542 Torque sensor and steering column provided with such a sensor August 6, 2002
Two external rings and an internal ring form an assembly that is connected to a column so it rotates with it, to which column the torque to be measured is applied. Elastically deformable members connect the internal ring to one external ring, and the other external ring remaining ess
6419398 Double wall bearing cup July 16, 2002
A needle bearing cup includes an inner bearing cup having an inner surface which forms a rolling element raceway and an outer bearing cup disposed about the periphery of the inner bearing cup having a length greater than a length of the inner bearing cup to form a lip. The lip of the out
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