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Title:
BALL JOINT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2014/192533
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
Provided is a ball joint with which a third mechanical element can be pivotally connected to the vicinity of a pivot center of a first and second mechanical element that are pivotally connected to one another, wherein the ball joint comprises the following: a ball stud (1) that has a shaft member (11) to which a first mechanical element (80) is connected and that has a ball section (10) at a distal end of the shaft member (11); a holder (2) that has a fixing section to which a second mechanical element (81) is connected, is molded by casting for which the ball section (10) is the core, covers a maximum diameter section of the ball section, and pivotally couples the first mechanical element and the second mechanical element with the ball section serving as a pivot center; and a pivot support shaft (5) that projects from the holder (2) in a direction intersecting with the shaft member (11) of the ball stud (1), forms a second pivot center different from the ball section (10) to become a connecting section of a third mechanical element (82), and is integrated with the holder when the holder (2) is cast.

Inventors:
MURATA Tomozumi
KASHIWAGURA Satoshi
Application Number:
JP2014/062674
Publication Date:
December 04, 2014
Filing Date:
May 13, 2014
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
THK CO., LTD. (11-6, Nishigotanda 3-chome Shinagawa-k, Tokyo 03, 〒1418503, JP)
International Classes:
F16C11/06; F16C11/04
Foreign References:
JPS58186127U1983-12-10
JPS60170240U1985-11-12
JP2003167664A2003-06-13
JP2010076459A2010-04-08
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
IDE Tetsuroh et al. (79-402, Ohtamachi 6-chome Naka-ku, Yokohama-sh, Kanagawa 11, 〒2310011, JP)
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