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PULLEY WITH BELT-RECEIVING GROOVE FORMED BY DRIVE FACES ON RELATIVELY AXIALLY MOVABLE COAXIAL CONFRONTING MEMBERS (E.G., EXPANSIBLE CONE PULLEY, ETC.)

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474 - Endless belt power transmission systems or components

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
474028000 Fluid pressure actuator for adjustment of member 29
474011000 Speed responsive 25
474017000 Load responsive 14
474046000 With spring device 7
474029000 Including actuator interconnecting plural pulleys on spaced shafts for simultaneous adjustment 4
20090270209Gear assembly and constinuously variable transmission comprising gear assembly - The present invention concerns a gear assembly, suitable for a continuously variable transmission, comprising two gear tooth devices (10-29-2009
20090239690IN-SERIES TWO CHAIN CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION - A continuously variable transmission has an input pulley assembly connected to a first transfer pulley assembly with a first chain and a second transfer pulley assembly connected to an output pulley assembly with a second chain. The first transfer pulley assembly and the second transfer pulley assembly shaft a common shuttle disk that moves axially on a countershaft that carries the first and second transfer pulleys. The input pulley assembly and the output pulley assembly are generally axially aligned and a bearing carrier is positioned between the pulleys. A high pressure fluid supply system reduces or eliminates axial loading on the shafts of the transmission.09-24-2009
20100248875CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A transmission controller permits a 2-1 shift, in which a gear position of a subtransmission mechanism is changed from a second speed to a first speed, when an accelerator pedal has been depressed to or above a predetermined opening. The gear position of the subtransmission mechanism is changed from the second speed to the first speed when an actual through speed ratio passes a mode switch line from a High side to a Low side while the 2-1 shift is permitted in the subtransmission mechanism.09-30-2010
20080214340Belt Type Continuously Variable Transmission, Control Device for Belt Type Continuously Variable Transmission, and Vehicle - A belt type continuously variable transmission for a vehicle such as a motorcycle includes a primary sheave and a secondary sheave each having a pair of flanges axially movable relative to each other. A belt is wound around the sheaves. An actuator controlled by a control device moves the flanges. The control device includes a determination section for determining whether the actual gear ratio of the belt type continuously variable transmission has become a predetermined gear ratio for TOP or LOW, and a first correction section for correcting an operation amount of the actuator based on the determination made by the determination section. Control accuracy in a region where the gear ratio is TOP or LOW is thereby improved.09-04-2008
474025000 And pulley shiftable laterally of its axis of rotation 4
20120238384LOCKING CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION (CVT) - In one example, a transmission is provided that includes a sheave of selectively variable configuration, a driven member configured to engage the sheave, and a plurality of drive members configured for radial movement to selectively engage the driven member. The transmission may be operable in one or more of the following modes: traction mode, integer mode, I09-20-2012
20090111623PULLEY ASSEMBLY WITH AN IMPROVED CLUTCH FOR A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION - A pulley assembly for a continuously variable transmission in a vehicle, comprising a shaft having an axis, a supporting element rotatable about said axis, a first half pulley rigidly and rotationally connected to said supporting element, a second half pulley facing said first half pulley for defining a seat adapted to accommodate a belt of the transmission, at least one of the first and second half pulleys being longitudinally mobile with respect to the supporting element, and a clutch comprising a second supporting element connected to the shaft, a drum connected to the supporting element and accommodating the second supporting element, and a plurality of friction elements hinged to the second supporting element about respective hinge axes to selectively cooperate with the drum. In particular, the respective centres of gravity of said friction elements are located before the respective hinge axes with respect to a direction of rotation of the shaft which defines a forward running condition of the vehicle.04-30-2009
20090069132Adjuster systems for continuous variable transmissions - Rotational position adjuster systems that can increase the performance of CVTs that suffer from either or both transition flexing and a limited duration at which the transmission ratio can be changed by providing proper rotational adjustment.03-12-2009
20100062884Adjuster systems for continuous variable transmissions - Rotational position adjuster systems that can increase the performance of CVTs that suffer from either or both transition flexing and a limited duration at which the transmission ratio can be changed by providing proper rotational adjustment.03-11-2010
474043000 Including lubrication or particular guide or bearing for movable member 3
20120108375BEARING ASSEMBLY, CLUTCH ASSEMBLY AND CONSTANT VELOCITY TRANSMISSION - A bearing for engaging an associated shaft and an associated body for axial movement on the associated shaft which includes a housing; a first set of a plurality of mounting shafts carried by said housing, each mounting shaft in said first set of a plurality of mounting shafts having a center line; and a first set of a plurality of rollers, each roller being carried a respective one of said plurality of mounting shafts and mounted for rotation about the centerline of the respective mounting shaft, each roller being dimensioned and configured for abutting relationship with the associated shaft.05-03-2012
20130130849Rolling Bearing - When a minimum thickness h of a part where an outer ring raceway is provided on a middle portion in the axial direction of an outer ring and a diameter Da of each rolling element satisfy the relationship 0.4Da≦h 0.8Da, even when the outer ring is fixed in a transmission case of low-rigidity, elastic deformation of the outer ring can be prevented without increasing the thickness of the outer ring. When an outer diameter D of an outer ring, a width W of this outer ring in the axial direction, a minimum thickness h of a part where the outer ring raceway is provided on a middle portion in the axial direction of the outer ring, and a diameter Da of each ball are controlled such that a value K calculated by {(h05-23-2013
20110183792LUBRICATION DEVICE FOR BELT TYPE CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION - A lubrication device for a belt type continuously variable transmission is provided in which a nozzle tube (07-28-2011
474024000 And member has plural, relatively axially movable drive faces 2
20090005200MECHANICAL FUNCTION CONTROL OF CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION HYDRAULIC SYSTEM - A simplified continuously variable transmission system control provides a variable clamping force and a differential cylinder pressure manipulation to change sheave ratios. The system control uses two pumps. The first pump provides the variable clamping force. The second pump provides pressure changes to effect ratio changes. The clamping force can be varied based upon operator demand on an associated engine.01-01-2009
20080305901Power transmitting chain and power transmitting apparatus having the same - A first pin of a connecting member of connecting a plurality of links to each other includes a front portion opposed to a corresponding second pin. The front portion is brought into rolling and sliding contact with the corresponding second pin at a contact portion displaced in accordance with a vibration in a bending angle between the links. A locus of moving the contact portion in accordance with bending the link forms an involute curve INV. A contact region of an end face of the first pin is brought into contact with a sheave face of a pulley by constituting a center by a contact center point. With regard to an orthogonal direction, a distance between a contact center point and a contact portion when the bending angle is zero and a distance between the contact center point and a contact portion when the bending angle is an allowable maximum bending angle are equal to each other.12-11-2008
474023000 Adjusted by power from pulley drive train 1
20110143872ELECTRONIC CONTROL V-BELT CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION MECHANISM - An electronic control V-belt continuously variable transmission mechanism is applied in a power transmission system having an engine and support shafts for a driving pulley and a driven pulley, characterized by driving the driving pulley with power supplied by a pulley driving system such that a movable portion of the driving pulley moves axially to the driving-pulley support shaft, thereby enabling a movable portion of a driven pulley connected to the driving pulley to move in response to the axial distance variation, thus changing the rotational speed of the driven pulley. The contact between a cam guide groove of a bearing base of the pulley driving system and a cam guide device is transmitted through rolling friction, and the transmission efficiency is increased by a complex lead angle effect formed between a lead angle of the cam guide groove and a lead screw.06-16-2011
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20120244973CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION - A continuously variable transmission includes a first shaft integrally rotatably coupled to a primary pulley, a second shaft integrally rotatably coupled to the secondary pulley, a first gear mounted on the first shaft and relatively rotatable with respect to the first shaft, a second gear fixed on the second shaft and engaged with the first gear, a forward clutch for coupling an engine and the first shaft, and a reverse clutch for coupling the engine and the first gear.09-27-2012
20130079183POWER TRANSMISSION CHAIN AND POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE - A power transmission chain includes a plurality of links respectively having front and rear insertion parts into which pins are inserted, a plurality of first pins and a plurality of second pins which are arranged in front and back for connecting the links A plurality of the links includes two types of the links having different pitch lengths, wherein provided that a radius of a pulley shaft is RA, a radius of curvature of a face of the link having a shorter pitch length at an inner diameter side of the chain is RS, and a radius of curvature of a face of the link having a longer pitch length at an inner diameter side of the chain is RL, relation is set to be RA≦RS≦1.5 RA, and RS03-28-2013
20130079182PULLEY SYSTEM FOR OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT - A method of manufacturing a pulley system includes spin-forming metal to form an annular wall of a sheave, pressing powdered metal to form a hub of the sheave, and fastening together the annular wall and the hub.03-28-2013
20100099522BELT-TYPE CONTINUOUS STEPLESS SPEED CHANGER - A belt-type continuously variable transmission includes a primary sheave including a pair of first clamp surfaces, a secondary sheave including a pair of second clamp surfaces, and a belt endlessly wound between both of the primary and secondary sheaves. The belt includes contact surfaces clamped between the first clamp surfaces and between the second clamp surfaces. Powder having infusibility as a friction enhancing material is held on at least one of the first clamp surfaces of the primary sheave, the second clamp surfaces of the secondary sheave, and the contact surfaces of the belt.04-22-2010
20090156337Continuously variable conical pulley transmission with traction mechanism belt - A continuously variable conical pulley transmission having pairs of conical pulleys which are rotationally fixedly arranged on drive input and drive output shafts and of which in each case one is fixed to the shaft and one is axially movable, and between which a traction mechanism belt for power transmission circulates. In order that it is not necessary to provide otherwise unutilized regions of the conical pulley surfaces to allow for corresponding wear, it is proposed that a stop for limiting the transmission ratio, which stop acts substantially in the radial direction on the traction mechanism belt, be provided in at least one conical pulley pair. It is intended in particular that the peripheral surface of the drive input shaft serves as a stop. It is also proposed that a chain as a traction mechanism belt be correspondingly matched to a device of said type by virtue of the contour of the links of said chain being matched to the contour of the drive input shaft.06-18-2009
20130040769BELT TYPE CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION FOR VEHICLE - A belt type continuously variable transmission for a vehicle includes: an input shaft and an output shaft disposed in parallel with each other; a pair of groove width variable pulleys disposed on the outer circumferential sides of the input shaft and the output shaft; and a transmission belt wound around each of V-grooves of the pair of the groove width variable pulleys, the belt type continuously variable transmission for a vehicle changing a winding diameter of the transmission belt by changing the groove widths of the V-grooves so as to continuously vary a gear ratio, wherein the groove width variable pulley includes a fixed sheave fixed to an outer circumferential surface of one of the input shaft and the output shaft, and a movable sheave disposed relatively non-rotatably on the one shaft and relatively movably in the direction of the shaft center of the one shaft so as to form the V-groove with the fixed sheave, wherein the belt type continuously variable transmission for a vehicle is disposed with a parking gear having a disc-shaped main body portion fixed to the one shaft on the side opposite to the movable sheave relative to the fixed sheave, and an annular projecting portion projecting from the main body portion toward a wall surface of the fixed sheave on the side opposite to the movable sheave and abutting on the wall surface of the opposite side on the outer circumferential side than the minimum winding diameter of the transmission belt, and wherein the annular projecting portion of the parking gear abuts on the wall surface of the fixed sheave on the side opposite to the movable sheave at a radial position corresponding to the maximum winding diameter of the transmission belt.02-14-2013
20130059684BELT TYPE CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION - With respect to a belt type continuously variable transmission in which a belt is wound around between a primary pulley and a secondary pulley, each of which includes a stationary sheave and a movable sheave, and a transmission is carried out by forwardly and backwardly moving the movable sheave with respect to the stationary sheave, a boss portion that protrudes in an axial direction is integrally formed with the stationary sheave of the secondary pulley, and a parking gear is provided on the outer circumferential side of the boss portion. Further, the configuration to hold the bearing is achieved using the inner circumferential portion of the boss portion integrally formed with the stationary sheave, that is, the inner circumferential portion of the parking gear so as to shorten the axial length of the secondary shaft, whereby achieving cost reduction.03-07-2013
20110281675Disk set arrangement for a chain-CVT having a function-optimized disk set contour - A disk set arrangement for a chain-CVT having a function-optimized disk set surface contour. The CVT includes a first drive disk set and a second driven disk set, wherein the disk sets of the disk set arrangement in each case include two disks mounted on respective shafts. One disk of each of the disk sets can be displaced axially relative to an opposed axially fixed disk. An endless chain arrangement with rocker pressure pieces is operative between the disk sets to transmit torque. The rocker pressure pieces have longitudinal axes that extend parallel to the rotational axes of the shafts, and include outer axial ends that contact the contoured disk surfaces.11-17-2011
20100099524BELT-TYPE CONTINUOUS STEPLESS SPEED CHANGER - A belt-type continuously variable transmission includes a primary sheave including a pair of first clamp surfaces, a secondary sheave including a pair of second clamp surfaces, and a belt endlessly wound between both of the primary and secondary sheaves. The belt includes contact surfaces clamped between the first clamp surfaces and between the second clamp surfaces. Powder having infusibility as a friction enhancing material is held on at least one of the first clamp surfaces of the primary sheave, the second clamp surfaces of the secondary sheave, and the contact surfaces of the belt.04-22-2010
20100099523BELT-TYPE CONTINUOUS STEPLESS SPEED CHANGER - A belt-type continuously variable transmission includes a primary sheave including a pair of first clamp surfaces, a secondary sheave including a pair of second clamp surfaces, and a belt endlessly wound between both of the primary and secondary sheaves. The belt includes contact surfaces clamped between the first clamp surfaces and between the second clamp surfaces. Powder having infusibility as a friction enhancing material is held on at least one of the first clamp surfaces of the primary sheave, the second clamp surfaces of the secondary sheave, and the contact surfaces of the belt.04-22-2010
20090036240BELT TRANSMISSION DEVICE - A belt drive system including an assembly of a heavy-duty drive V-belt 02-05-2009
20080207363Low cost torque vectoring system - A torque vectoring drive system is presented for use in a motor vehicle. The torque vectoring drive system includes a differential unit having an input shaft, a first axle shaft, a second axle shaft, and a carrier, the differential rotatably driving the axle shafts while permitting the axle shafts to have independent speeds of rotation. The system includes a continuously variable transmission (CVT) having an input shaft driveably coupled to the carrier of the differential and an output shaft driveably coupled to the first axle shaft of the differential. The CVT is operable to variably control the drive torque of the first axle shaft relative to the second axle shaft to provide torque vectoring.08-28-2008
20090054181Clutch, Continuously Variable Transmission, Engine Unit Including Them, and Straddle-Type Vehicle Including Them - A clutch includes a clutch inner and a clutch outer that houses the clutch inner and that transmits or interrupts torque between itself and the clutch inner. The clutch outer has a thick portion that has a larger thickness than the other portions of the clutch outer. A position-of-center-of-gravity adjusting portion for bringing the center of gravity of the clutch close to the axial center of a driven shaft is formed at a position separate from the axial center of the driven shaft of the thick portion. Efficiency of manufacture work of bringing the position of the center of gravity close to the center of rotation is thereby enhanced.02-26-2009
20110207565METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ADJUSTING A VARIABLE SHEAVE PULLEY - Pulley alignment apparatus for aligning pulleys when the operating position of a variable sheave pulley of a pulley system has changed is provided. The pulley alignment apparatus has an adjustable laser light unit that can be adjusted to compensate for the resulting displacement of the centerline of the variable sheave pulley when the operating position is changed. The pulley alignment apparatus also has a set of gauges for determining the operating position of a variable sheave pulley and determining if a belt is adequate for the variable sheave pulley at the operating position.08-25-2011
20090118042Power Transmission Chain and Power Transmission Apparatus - A power transmission chain (05-07-2009
20090221389PULLEY STRUCTURE AND BELT-TYPE CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION - A fixed sheave mounted on an input shaft and a movable sheave mounted on a cylindrical member that is slidably supported in the axial direction relative to the input shaft are respectively structured using annular members having the same shape. With this structure, the fixed sheave and the movable sheave can be common structural components, thereby enabling the structural components to be easily formed by making the shape thereof relatively simple. As a result, productivity can be further improved.09-03-2009
20090280936VARIABLE BELT DRIVE - The invention relates to a variable belt drive. There is a need for an improved variable belt drive. A variable belt drive includes a non-rotating piston housing which forms three piston bores. A rotatable input shaft is coupled to a power source and is supported by bearings in the piston housing. A first sheave is mounted for rotation with the shaft and is fixed axially to the shaft. A second sheave is mounted for rotation with the shaft and is slidable axially on the shaft. A piston is movable in each piston bore in response to fluid pressure. A non-rotating carrier engages an end of each the pistons. A thrust bearing has an outer race fixed to the carrier and an inner race fixed to the second sheave and rotatable with the second sheave. The carrier includes an annular surface which engages an outer surface of the outer race. An O-ring is received in a groove in the annular surface and engages the outer race to resist rotation of the outer race.11-12-2009
20110244998VEHICLE TRANSMISSION HAVING CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION RATIO - A vehicle transmission with continuously variable transmission ratios, which has a first conical disk pair arranged on a first shaft, and a second conical disk pair arranged on a second shaft, a belt arranged between the conical disk pairs, and an input shaft which has an output wheel mounted rotatably thereon. The input shaft can optionally be rotationally engaged with the first or second shaft and the output wheel can be rotationally engaged with the respectively other shaft. Also, a multi-disk clutch transmits a rotational force between the input shaft and the first or second shaft and the output wheel can be rotationally engaged with the other shaft by way of a dog clutch. The first multi-disk clutch and the first dog clutch can be actuated by a first hydraulically actuated device and the second multi-disk clutch and the second dog clutch can be actuated by way of a second hydraulically actuated device.10-06-2011
20120244972CLAMP FORCE CONTROL METHOD FOR CONTINUOUS VARIABLE TRANSMISSION - A clamp force control method for a continuous variable transmission may include a first process that fixes clamp force of any one of a driving pulley and a driven pulley, and a second process that finds a section where a transmission ratio may be the minimum while gradually decreasing the clamp force from a current clamp force of the other pulley of which the clamp force may not be fixed in the first process and sets the clamp force in the section where the transmission ratio may be the minimum as the clamp force of the other pulley, which may not be fixed.09-27-2012
20110098144TRANSMISSION WITH CONVEX PULLEY SHEAVES AND A DRIVE BELT - A continuously variable transmission for motor vehicles is provided with a driving pulley (04-28-2011
20110059821INFINITELY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION - Transmission systems, assemblies, and components are described. In particular, aspects of the present disclosure relate to an infinitely variable transmission that maintains constant tooth engagement during changes in gear ratio. In one aspect, a transmission includes an axially movable sheave coupled to a chain. The sheave rotates around a drive axis. At least partially within the sheave is a set of moon gears. The moon gears orbit around the drive axis and are rotatable around respective internal axis. As the sheave moves axially, the chain and the set of moon gears move radially to define different gear ratios, with the gear ratios being changeable in infinitely small increments. A synchronization system moves the set of moon gears radially to correspond to the axial position of the sheave. A correction system optionally controls rotation of the moon gears to rotate teeth of the moon gears into alignment with the chain.03-10-2011
20110250998Pulley Support Structure for Belt-Drive Continuously Variable Transmission and Belt-Drive Continuously Variable Transmission - A pulley support structure for a belt-drive continuously variable transmission and a belt-drive continuously variable transmission are provided that are able to control the occurrence of Mindlin slip itself, and in cases where Mindlin slip has occurred, are able to effectively reduce the effects thereof. In this pulley support structure for a belt-drive continuously variable transmission, 2500 MPs or less is the maximum contact pressure during use between the raceway surfaces of the inner wheel and outer wheel and the rolling elements in the various roller bearings for rotatably supporting the pulleys for the continuously variable transmission. The rolling element surface hardness is HRc 60 or greater, and is at least 1 HRc harder than that of the raceway surfaces. The surface of the rolling element is nitrided or carbonitrided, and the nitrogen concentration in the surface is 0.2% by mass or greater and 2.0% by mass or less. Radial direction gap in the various roller bearings during use is −30 μm or greater and 10 μm or less.10-13-2011
20110152020ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION WITH AXIALLY MOVABLE TORQUE TRANSMITTING MECHANISM - An electronically controlled CVT driving pulley comprising a pair of opposed sheaves adapted to rotate about a driving pulley rotation axis is hereby provided, one of the sheaves including an axial protrusion including a series of teeth cooperating with an axial bearing mechanism providing a relative axial displacement between the opposed sheaves and to transmit a torque between the opposed sheaves. A kit and a method for transmitting a torque between two opposed sheaves of an electronically controlled CVT is also provided.06-23-2011
20110152019BELT AND CONICAL PULLEY TRANSMISSION - A belt and conical pulley transmission including pairs of conical pulleys on the drive side and on the driven side, each pair of pulleys including an axially movable and an axially fixed conical pulley. A plate-link chain is disposed between the pulley pairs to transmit torque and includes pressure pieces. A slide rail guides the chain in a chain movement direction and is tiltably supported for tilting movement relative to a support. The slide rail is also movable along the support in a transverse direction relative to the chain movement direction to guide the chain during transmission ratio changes to minimize chain transverse oscillations and consequent acoustic disturbances.06-23-2011
20100130318Anti-Slip Sheaves for Continuously Variable Transmissions - A sheave for use in a continuously variable transmission comprises a truncated, substantially conical portion having an inner radius, an outer radius and a contact surface extending between the inner radius and the outer radius. The contact surface of the sheave may include a plurality of concentric step features such that the contact surface is graduated between the inner radius and the outer radius. Each step feature may include a rise portion and a pitch portion. The rise portion of each step feature and the pitch portion of each step feature may extend in a circumferential direction on the contact surface.05-27-2010
20110092324CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE BELT DRIVE SYSTEM - The present invention provides a continuously variable belt pulley transfer system that addresses prior deficiencies with CVT-type systems, particularly when used with accessory drive systems. The continuously variable belt drive system includes a driving pulley assembly and a driven pulley assembly, with a continuous belt transferring rotary motion between them. A direct electronic actuation mechanism is used for controlling ratio changes on the pulley transfer assembly. An integrated stepper motion is used as the prime mover for the mechanism. A differential planetary roller screw mechanism converts the rotary motion from the stepper motor to axial motion for actuating the sheave poison of the V-shaped belt.04-21-2011
20110034278POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE - A power transmission device includes a tubular stabilizer which is arranged between a primary pulley and a secondary pulley, and through which a string portion of a power transmitting chain is passed so as to be movable relative to the stabilizer whereby movement of the power transmitting chain is restricted. The stabilizer is supported by the power transmitting chain and is moved in the traveling direction of the power transmitting chain as the power transmitting chain moves in the traveling direction, and a movement of the stabilizer of which the amount is larger than or equal to a predetermined amount is restricted by a restricting device.02-10-2011
20120172161DISK SET ARRANGEMENT FOR A CHAIN-TYPE CVT - The invention relates to a disk set arrangement with a driving disk set and a driven disk set for a chain-type CVT, wherein each disk set of said arrangement comprises two disks that are axially displaceable relative to one another on a shaft and a chain arrangement comprising thrust pieces that are active between said disks. The longitudinal axis of said thrust pieces runs parallel to the rotational axis of the shaft, and the frictional surfaces of the disks and the thrust pieces have a curvature determined by a radius and an eccentricity, wherein the eccentricity of the disk in the driving disk set is different to that of the driven disk set.07-05-2012
20110039645INCREMENTAL VARIABLE TRANSMISSION - An incrementally variable transmission machine with an input drive and an output drive which are linked by a drive chain, and which includes an oscillating cam arrangement which, at each of two limiting positions, can act on an actuating mechanism to vary the speed of the output drive by an increment.02-17-2011
20110039644BELT TYPE STEPLESS TRANSMISSION AND PULLEY FOR THE SAME - A stationary pulley (02-17-2011
20110039643POWER TRANSMISSION CHAIN AND POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS INCLUDING SAME - In a power transmission chain, an increase in rigidity in connection between pins and pulleys, a reduction in looseness of the pins when the pins bite into the pulleys, a reduction in driving noise and a further increase in practical durability are attained.02-17-2011
20100203988POWER TRANSMISSION CHAIN AND POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - There are provided a power transmission chain which can reduce a noise level further by eliminating unfavorable combinations from a random arrangement of combinations of pitch lengths and pin shapes and a power transmission system using the same power transmission chain.08-12-2010
20120088615CVT Pulley With Engineered Surface - A pulley for a continuously variable transmission and a method of creating an engineered surface on an outer surface of a pulley of a continuously variable transmission, with the engineered surface engaging with a belt or chain of the continuously variable transmission. The method comprising the steps of: determining an actual engineered roughness (Rpk) on the outer surface needed to obtain a predetermined friction between the engineered surface and the belt or chain; and etching microgrooves in at least a portion of the outer surface to create the engineered surface by employing a laser to etch the microgrooves, the microgrooves being formed to a depth that produces the actual engineered roughness (Rpk).04-12-2012
20120100943PULLEY FOR BELT TRANSMISSION DEVICE, NOTABLY FOR A BELT SPEED-VARIATOR, AND BELT SPEED-VARIATOR INCORPORATING SUCH A PULLEY - A pulley for a belt transmission device of the type including at least one shaft and two flanges supported by the shaft, one of the flanges, recessed centrally and received so as to fit onto the shaft for an axially free installation being fitted with return elements to return in the direction of the other flange, and delimiting with the other flange a groove of variable dimension inside which it is possible for the belt to be inserted, at least one of the flanges being a flange made of synthetic material furnished, on its surface facing the other flange, with a centrally recessed dish made of metal. The or each dish is, in its zone adjacent to the central recess, separated from the flange that it lines by a space, called a peripheral space, which reduces in the zone the thermal exchanges between flange and dish.04-26-2012
20100167852DRIVEN PULLEY FOR A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION - The driven pulley is part of a continuously-variable transmission (CVT). The driven pulley comprises two coaxially-disposed sheaves defining between them a belt-receiving groove. It also has at least two axisymmetric ramp surfaces attached to one of the sheaves and at least two axisymmetric followers attached to the other sheave, each ramp surface being engageable by a corresponding one of the followers. At least some of the ramp surfaces are provided on corresponding ramp holders that are independent from the sheaves. A method of modifying the settings of a driven pulley and a method of assembling a driven pulley also disclosed.07-01-2010
20130178316BELT-TYPE CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION FOR VEHICLE - A belt-type continuously variable transmission for a vehicle includes: a primary pulley including a first fixed sheave fixed to an input shaft, and a first movable sheave relatively non-rotatable and relatively movable in axial direction to the input shaft due to spline-fitting of a female spline formed on an inner circumferential portion thereof to a male spline formed on the input shaft; a secondary pulley including a second fixed sheave fixed to an output shaft in parallel with the input shaft, and a second movable sheave relatively non-rotatable and relatively movable in the axial direction to the output shaft due to spline-fitting of a female spline formed on an inner circumferential portion thereof to a male spline formed on the output shaft; and a transmission belt wound around a V-shaped first pulley groove formed between the first fixed sheave and the first movable sheave and a V-shaped second pulley groove formed between the second fixed sheave and the second movable sheave, the female spline formed on the inner circumferential portion of the first movable sheave of the primary pulley being formed on the transmission belt side in the axial direction when the transmission belt is wound around the first pulley groove, the first movable sheave having a first cylindrical portion with cylindrical shape formed on the side opposite to the transmission belt side in the axial direction, the first cylindrical portion having an inner circumferential surface in sliding contact with an outer circumferential surface of the input shaft, the female spline formed on the inner circumferential portion of the second movable sheave of the secondary pulley being formed on the transmission belt side in the axial direction when the transmission belt is wound around the second pulley groove, the second movable sheave having a second cylindrical portion with cylindrical shape formed on the side opposite to the transmission belt side in the axial direction, the second cylindrical portion having an inner circumferential surface in sliding contact with an outer circumferential surface of the output shaft, the belt-type continuously variable transmission for a vehicle disposed with at least one of a first groove width defining portion disposed on the primary pulley for defining a maximum groove width of the first pulley groove and a second groove width defining portion disposed on the secondary pulley for defining a maximum groove width of the second pulley groove, the first groove width defining portion and the second groove width defining portion being disposed on one shaft of the input shaft and the output shaft, and the other shaft having a uniform shaft diameter in an range of sliding of the first movable sheave or the second movable sheave in the axial direction except a site with the male spline formed, the other shaft being disposed on the opposite side to the one shaft.07-11-2013
20130157793Driven Clutch System - This disclosure generally includes description of a secondary driven clutch system for a continuously variable transmission. The secondary driven clutch system may be coupled adjacent a shaft that is rotatable about a longitudinal axis. The system may include a movable sheave including a slot, where the movable sheave may be movable closer to or further from a stationary sheave along the longitudinal axis. The slot may be generally at an angle from the longitudinal axis and configured to reduce the longitudinal force needed to move the moveable sheave along the shaft along the longitudinal axis, as compared to a slot generally parallel to the longitudinal axis.06-20-2013
20130157794CVT SPIDER LOCK - This disclosure generally includes description of a clutch for a continuous variable transmission (CVT), more particularly to the drive clutch of a CVT for immovably coupling a spider portion to a CVT shaft during reverse rotation or acceleration or deceleration of the CVT shaft.06-20-2013

Patent applications in class PULLEY WITH BELT-RECEIVING GROOVE FORMED BY DRIVE FACES ON RELATIVELY AXIALLY MOVABLE COAXIAL CONFRONTING MEMBERS (E.G., EXPANSIBLE CONE PULLEY, ETC.)

Patent applications in all subclasses PULLEY WITH BELT-RECEIVING GROOVE FORMED BY DRIVE FACES ON RELATIVELY AXIALLY MOVABLE COAXIAL CONFRONTING MEMBERS (E.G., EXPANSIBLE CONE PULLEY, ETC.)