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Title:
BELT TENSIONER WITH PIVOT BUSHING
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2003069186
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A belt tensioner for a power transmission belt (12) is provided that operates on an endless path and that utilizes asymmetrical motion control. The belt tensioner (14) has an arm (18) with a belt engaging section (22) and a drum section, a support member (16) for securing the tensioner (14) relative to the belt (12), where the arm (18) pivots about the support member (16), and a tension spring (20) that urges the arm (18) to pivot about the support member (16) in a first direction and urges the belt engaging section (22) against the belt (12) with a force to tension the belt. The belt tensioner (14) further comprises a cavity (26) between the arm (18) and the support member (16) and a bushing (30) comprising a bowed flange (32) positioned in the cavity (26).

Inventors:
QUINTUS JAMES G
Application Number:
US0303544W
Publication Date:
April 01, 2004
Filing Date:
February 05, 2003
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
DAYCO PRODUCTS, LLC
International Classes:
F02B67/06; F16H7/12; F16H7/08; (IPC1-7): F16H7/12
Foreign References:
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Other References:
See also references of EP 1474621A2
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