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Title:
CONED-DISC SPRING DEVICE, SPRING ASSEMBLY, AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2013/062555
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A coned-disc spring device, spring assembly, methods of making the same, and methods of assembling a spring system are disclosed. Such a device includes a first end defining a first opening and a second end defining a second opening, wherein the diameter of the second opening is larger than the diameter of the first opening. The device also includes a flange portion at the second end of the device adjacent to and at least partially encircling the second opening and protruding substantially perpendicular to the plane defined by the second opening such that when a second spring device is received within the second opening, the flange portion optimally aligns the second device.

Inventors:
CAMPBELL, Mark, W. (801 Emerald Drive, Lafayette, IN, 47905, US)
FALLS, Kelly, L. (610 Lakemount Court, Fort Wayne, IN, 46845, US)
PAUL, Donald, E. (1817 East Country Road 300N, Logansport, IN, 46947, US)
Application Number:
US2011/058132
Publication Date:
April 10, 2014
Filing Date:
October 27, 2011
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
MW INDUSTRIES, INC. (101 Godfrey Street, Logansport, IN, 46947, US)
CAMPBELL, Mark, W. (801 Emerald Drive, Lafayette, IN, 47905, US)
FALLS, Kelly, L. (610 Lakemount Court, Fort Wayne, IN, 46845, US)
PAUL, Donald, E. (1817 East Country Road 300N, Logansport, IN, 46947, US)
International Classes:
F16F3/00
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
PINYERD, James, T. (Ice Miller LLP, One American Square Suite 290, Indianapolis IN, 46282-0200, US)
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