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Title:
LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL HAVING COMBINATION PRELOAD SPRINGS FOR MAINTAINED CONTACT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2014/035869
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A locking differential for a vehicle includes a rotatable housing and a differential mechanism supported in the housing. The differential mechanism includes a pair of clutch members wherein each of the clutch members presents an inwardly directed face. Each face includes a groove disposed in spacing relationship with respect to the other. A cross pin is received in the groove and is operatively connected for rotation with the housing. The clutch members are axially moveable within the housing so that they may engage respective clutch members coupled to a pair of axle half shafts. A plurality of springs apply a pre-load to only the clutch members, wherein contact is maintained between the clutch members and the cross pin.

Inventors:
CREAGER CHRISTOPHER WAYNE (US)
Application Number:
US2013/056586
Publication Date:
May 30, 2014
Filing Date:
August 26, 2013
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Assignee:
EATON CORP (US)
International Classes:
F16H48/14
Foreign References:
US20110021304A12011-01-27
US4845831A1989-07-11
US20080190240A12008-08-14
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BRUESS, Steven, C. (Merchant & Gould P.C, P.O. Box 2903Minneapolis, MN, 55402-0903, US)
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