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VORTEX-FLOW DRIVE AND CLUTCH

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192 - Clutches and power-stop control

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
192300280 Including drive-lockup clutch 147
192300250 With additional drive or clutch 14
192300330 Fluid-pressure operator for engaging clutch 14
192300230 With brake 4
20080202880Force transfer device - A force transfer device, comprising a hub, disposed in the drive train of a motor vehicle for torque transfer between a drive unit and a transmission, in particular a turbine shell hub of a turbine shell of a hydrodynamic machine, coupled to a damper hub with a vibration damper device connected in between. The vibration damping device is provided with a mechanical stop device, which becomes effective, as soon as a maximum design load of the vibration damping device is exceeded, and the mechanical stop device is disposed between the turbine shell hub and the damper hub.08-28-2008
20110132709TORQUE CONVERTER - The present torque converter includes a front cover, an impeller, a turbine, a stator, a stator brake and thrust bearings. The stator brake brakes rotation of the stator and includes a brake case coupled to the stator, a brake fixation member coupled to a stationary shaft and a brake disc unit. One of the thrust bearings, disposed axially between the impeller and the brake case, supports the both members in a rotatable state. The other bearing supports the impeller and the brake fixation member in a rotatable state, while disposed between the members and axially closer to the engine than the thrust bearing is.06-09-2011
20120043173THREE-PASS TORQUE CONVERTERS - A torque converter includes a cover for receiving torque from a prime mover, an impeller fixed to the cover to form a housing for the torque converter, a turbine disposed in the housing for receiving torque from the impeller, and a clutch backing plate fixed to the housing and arranged to receive a force, in an axial direction, from the turbine during operation of the torque converter. In some example embodiments, the turbine includes a thrust plate for thrust engagement with the clutch backing plate. In an example embodiment, the turbine includes a turbine shell and the thrust plate is attached to the turbine shell.02-23-2012
20130186724Vibration Damping Device - To provide a simply-structured vibration damping device having excellent vibration damping capacity.07-25-2013
192300220 With means to effect torque reversal 3
20080277224Method and apparatus for the setting of the torque transmitted by a friction clutch - A method and apparatus for the setting of the torque transmitted by a friction clutch by means of an actuator chain having an electric motor which effects a displacement of a pressure plate of the friction clutch via a reduction gear and a mechanism for the conversion of the rotary movement of the electric motor. In the method, on the basis of a given torque/angle dependence, a desired angle of rotation of the electric motor or of a link of the actuator chain is determined from the torque to be transmitted by the friction clutch and is set in a setting process by means of a regulator acting on the electric 11-13-2008
20090071785Torque converter with reverse - A torque converter including: a turbine; a first stator; a first interlocking clutch; and a second interlocking clutch. In a first operating mode, to enable rotation of the turbine in a first direction, the first clutch is for engaging with the turbine and is engageable with an input shaft of a transmission and the second clutch is for engaging with the first stator and is engageable with a fixed shaft of the transmission. In a second operating mode, to enable rotation of the first stator in a second direction, opposite the first direction, the first clutch is for engaging with the first stator and is engageable with the input shaft and the second clutch is for engaging with the turbine and is engageable with the fixed shaft.03-19-2009
20100307881Hydraulic Regenerating And Low-Speed Operating Power Shift Transmission - A work vehicle including an engine and a transmission. The transmission is driven by the engine. The transmission includes an input clutch, an output clutch, and a hydraulic pump/motor. The hydraulic pump/motor is operatively connected between the input clutch and the output clutch.12-09-2010
192300320 Alternatively operative drive and clutch 1
20130192947MODULAR POWERTRAIN COMPONENT FOR HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES - A powertrain module includes an input, a bulkhead supporting the input, a rotor support, a torque converter casing driveably connected to the rotor support, an electric machine including a stator supported on the bulkhead and a rotor connected to the rotor support, a clutch hub driveably connected to the input, and a clutch for alternately opening and closing a drive connection between the clutch hub and the rotor support.08-01-2013
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20110203891TORQUE CONVERTER CONTROL FOR A VEHICLE - A method for controlling a transmission assembly includes providing a vehicle having a first power source and a second power source disposed in parallel with the first power source. The first power source includes a prime mover and a transmission assembly. The transmission assembly includes a torque converter coupled to the prime mover. The transmission assembly further includes a clutch that selectively engages the torque converter to a transmission of the transmission assembly. The second power source includes a pump-motor unit, a fluid reservoir and an energy storage unit. A torque value of the second power source is compared to a torque threshold value. The clutch of the transmission assembly is disengaged so that the torque converter of the transmission assembly is disengaged from the transmission of the transmission assembly when the torque value of the second power source is greater than or equal to the torque threshold value.08-25-2011
20080202879Radially compliant pump hub - A pump assembly for a torque converter including a shell arranged to receive a plurality of blades for the pump, a hub arranged to interface with a transmission, and a resilient member located axially between an annular portion of the shell and annular portion of the hub. In a preferred embodiment, the resilient member is an O-ring.08-28-2008
20120217113POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE FOR TORQUE CONVERTER - It is an object of the present invention to achieve reduction in size and weight of, and inhibition of axial size increase of, a power transmission device for a torque converter including a turbine functioning as an inertia element. The power transmission device includes a torque transmission plate fixed to a turbine, a damper mechanism disposed between a front cover and the turbine, and an engaging part. The damper mechanism elastically couples the torque transmission plate and a transmission-side member. The engaging part couples the torque transmission plate and the damper mechanism on a radially inner side of a torus center C of a torque converter main body.08-30-2012
20100089713HYDRODYNAMIC TORQUE CONVERTER - A hydrodynamic torque converter with a pump, a turbine and a stator, having an increased thickness on the suction side of blade profiles of blades in the stator relative to the pressure side of the blades, in order to reduce the pump torque of the torque converter at low to medium speed ratios without influencing the other features of the characteristic diagram.04-15-2010
20110278121DAMPER HUB FRICTION PACKAGE - A friction assembly for a torque converter, including: a side plate for a damper in the torque converter; a plate; an output hub for connection to an input shaft for a transmission; and a diaphragm spring. The side plate and the plate are fixedly connected to a turbine shell for the torque converter. The diaphragm spring is directly engaged with the output hub so that the diaphragm spring rotates with the output hub and is axially displaceable with respect to the output hub. The diaphragm spring is directly engaged with the side plate and the plate so that the diaphragm spring is axially restrained by the side plate. The plate and is rotatable with respect to the side plate and the plate.11-17-2011
20080277223Torque converter with cooling fluid flow arrangement and arrangement for torque transfer to a damper - A torque converter including: a membrane forming a portion of a release chamber for the clutch; a friction plate for a torque converter clutch, the plate rotationally connected to a turbine hub and disposed within the release chamber; and a damper element rotationally connected to the turbine hub and to the torque converter clutch. In lock-up mode for the converter, the plate is arranged to transmit torque to the turbine hub. The torque converter includes cooling fluid and a torus and the clutch further comprises friction material and in some aspects, during the lock-up mode, the release chamber is sealed except for a flow of the cooling fluid from the release chamber through the friction material to the torus. The plate includes oppositely disposed first and second radial surfaces and during a torque converter mode for the torque converter, respective pressures on the first and second surfaces are substantially equal.11-13-2008
20080277222Torque converter with cooling fluid flow arrangement and arrangement for torque transfer to a damper - A torque converter including: a pump shell; a cover; and a backing plate for a torque converter clutch fixed by contact with the cover and the pump shell. In some aspects, the backing plate is fixed by axial pressure exerted by the cover and the pump against the backing plate. A torque converter including: a plurality of components axially disposed between a pump shell and a cover; and a pump hub fixedly secured to the pump shell. The position of the pump hub with respect to the pump shell is selected to establish respective axial distances between components in the plurality of components. A torque converter including: turbine shell; and a backing plate for a torque converter clutch, the backing plate rotationally connected to the turbine shell and forming a portion of a boundary between first and second pressure chambers.11-13-2008
20080308373Torque converter blade - A blade for a torque converter including a body having an outer edge, the outer edge arranged to conform to an inner surface of a shell in the torque converter, the shell having at least two slots arranged therethrough, and a surface extending from the outer edge, the surface having at least two tabs, wherein the surface is arranged to conform to the inner surface of the shell to provide a fluid seal, the at least two tabs are disposed through the at least two slots and at least one of the at least two tabs is arranged to engage an outer surface of the shell. The invention further includes a torque converter including the present invention blades and a method of assembling the same.12-18-2008
20090071784Powertrain with Torque Converter-Mounted Generator for Multiple Voltage Electrical Power and Method for Assembling Same - A torque converter-mounted generator is provided that, along with power electronics, offers at least two types of electrical power output and may be attached to a transmission without impacting the axial length of a powertrain in comparison to a powertrain with an identical transmission and a torque converter not having a generator mounted thereto. Different torque-converter mounted generators and power electronics configurations providing different combinations of electrical power voltages may be offered for use with a given transmission type, thus allowing flexibility in meeting customer needs without unduly impacting assembly of the powertrains. A method of assembling transmissions is also provided.03-19-2009
20110048883CLUTCH PLATE WITH SLOTS - A torque converter clutch assembly including a torque converter cover drivingly engaged with a prime mover, a piston plate for engaging the clutch; a drive plate; and a drive ring drivingly engaged with the drive plate. The drive ring has a continuous ring-shaped segment at its outer circumference, and a radial friction wall. The drive plate is disposed axially between the radial friction wall and the ring-shaped segment. In some example embodiments of the invention, the drive plate includes at least one tab with an outer diameter and the ring-shaped segment includes an inner diameter larger than the tab outer diameter.03-03-2011
20120261225Torque Transmission System, In Particular For A Vehicle - A torque transmission system, particularly for a vehicle, includes a housing arrangement (10-18-2012
20120325609DAMPER UNIT AND FORCE-TRANSMITTING DEVICE COMPRISING SUCH A DAMPER UNIT - A damper unit having at least two series-connected damper units arranged offset from each other in a radial direction, each including two damper parts that are coupled to each other by means of spring units and a speed-adaptive absorber which is at least indirectly coupled to the connection between the two dampers, wherein the speed-adaptive absorber is arranged between the spring units of both dampers in a radial direction.12-27-2012
20130020166TORQUE SPLITTING TORQUE CONVERTER ASSEMBLY - A hydrodynamic torque converter assembly includes an internal planetary gear assembly that splits torque between a torque converter and a direct path to the transmission input as well as a damper and a torque converter clutch. The torque converter assembly includes an input shaft that is driven by the engine output shaft and is coupled to both the planetary gear carrier of the planetary gear assembly and the transmission hydraulic pump. The sun gear of the planetary gear assembly is coupled to the torque converter output shaft through a spring damper. The ring gear of the planetary gear assembly is coupled to one side of the torque converter clutch and the pump of the torque converter. The other side of the torque converter clutch is coupled to both the turbine of the torque converter and the spring damper. The stator of the torque converter is grounded. An alternate embodiment replaces the torque converter with a fluid coupling.01-24-2013
20110308908TORQUE TRANSMISSION DEVICE - A torque transmission device, comprising a hydrodynamic component, a shiftable clutch device and a vibration damper. A turbine shell of the hydrodynamic component is connected with a damper input component of the vibration damper and/or with a turbine shell hub, which is at least indirectly supported in axial direction at a damper hub through a torque-proof connection. At least one axial support surface is provided at a face of a damper component, adjacent to the torque-proof connection in an axial direction, or of the damper hub. The face is oriented away in axial direction from the torque-proof connection. The invention is characterized in that a support element is arranged at the damper component or at the damper hub. The support element includes a support surface forming an axial protrusion, extending through adjacently arranged damper components or portions of a support.12-22-2011
20130192945MODULAR POWERTRAIN COMPONENT FOR HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES - A powertrain module includes an input, first bulkhead supporting the input for rotation, a hub, an electric machine including a stator connected to the first bulkhead and a rotor connected to the hub, a clutch for alternately opening and closing a drive connection between the input and the rotor, and a second bulkhead supporting the input for rotation.08-01-2013
20130192946MODULAR POWERTRAIN COMPONENT FOR HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES - A powertrain module includes an input, a first bulkhead supporting the input for rotation, a hub, an electric machine including a stator connected to the first bulkhead and a rotor connected to the hub, a clutch for alternately opening and closing a drive connection between the input and the rotor, a servo for actuating the clutch and supported on the input, and a second bulkhead supporting the hub for rotation.08-01-2013

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