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Title:
ENHANCED IDLER SHAFT INTERFACE FOR IMPROVING STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF FLYWHEEL HOUSING
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/139611
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
An idler shaft (100) used in an engine (10) having a gear cover (16) and a cylinder block (18). The idler shaft (100) includes an integral body (114) having a cylindrical shape. The idler shaft (100) is compressed between the gear cover (16) and the cylinder block (18) when assembled together such that the integral body (114) of the idler shaft (100) provides a clamp load and axial sealing between the gear cover (16) and the cylinder block (18). The idler shaft (100) further includes a passage way (116) fluidly connected to at least one of: the cylinder block (18) and the gear cover (16) for accommodating transmission of a fluid for the engine (10).

Inventors:
BARNES, David M. (4970 Somerset Court, Columbus, Indiana, 47201, US)
AUGUSTIN, Kevin C., Sr. (5191 Mt. Pleasant Center Street, Greenwood, Indiana, 46142, US)
Application Number:
US2018/013506
Publication Date:
July 18, 2019
Filing Date:
January 12, 2018
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
BARNES, David M. (4970 Somerset Court, Columbus, Indiana, 47201, US)
AUGUSTIN, Kevin C., Sr. (5191 Mt. Pleasant Center Street, Greenwood, Indiana, 46142, US)
CUMMINS INC. (500 Jackson Street, Columbus, Indiana, 47201, US)
International Classes:
F16H57/029; F16C3/02; F16H57/00; F16H57/02; F16H57/021; F16H57/023
Foreign References:
US20120285414A12012-11-15
US3415137A1968-12-10
US5966998A1999-10-19
US4944263A1990-07-31
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
LEE, Mark B. (Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, 300 North Meridian StreetSuite 270, Indianapolis Indiana, 46204, US)
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