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Title:
JOINT ASSEMBLY FOR PREVENTING OCCURRENCE OF GALLING
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2003301887
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To provide a joint assembly to prevent the occurrence of galling.

The joint assembly is useful to couple one structure to the other structure. When various structures warp, i.e., are bent, an edge load is generated thereamong. The joint assembly being an object includes a pin situated between first and second structures. An insert is situated in a floating state around the pin in contact with either of the first and second structures. A coronary surface is used approximately in a central position on the insert. The coronary surface decreases the edge load by a force exerted in the direction of the center of the insert.


Inventors:
BOTTOM MICHAEL S
HOEFFT THOMAS M
JENSEN JEFF A
KUPFERSCHMID JASON L
MATHEWSON ERIC A
OERTLEY THOMAS E
PLOUZEK JOHN M
SHOOKMAN DENNIS R
Application Number:
JP2003000041792
Publication Date:
October 24, 2003
Filing Date:
February 19, 2003
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Assignee:
CATERPILLAR INC
International Classes:
B21L9/08; B62D55/15; B62D55/21; F16G13/02; F16G13/06; (IPC1-7): F16G13/06; F16G13/02
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Yoshikazu Tani (1 person outside)



 
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