Abstract

An inverted tooth chain drive system includes a sprocket supported for rotation about an axis of rotation and including a plurality of teeth defined relative to respective tooth centers. The tooth centers are spaced evenly in a circumferential arrangement about the axis of rotation, and each of the plurality of teeth includes an engaging flank. …

Legal parties

Party
Inventors (applicants): James D. Young
Assignees (initial): Cloyes Gear and Products, Inc. (Fort Smith, US)
Agents: Fay Sharpe LLP (attorney)

The application was examined by Michael Riegelman, William A Rivera (USPTO dept. 3654)

Claims

  • 1. An inverted tooth chain drive system comprising: …
  • 2. The inverted tooth chain drive system as set forth in claim 1 , wherein …
  • 3. The inverted tooth chain drive system as set forth in claim 1 , wherein …

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Brief Description of Drawings

The invention comprises various components and arrangements of components, preferred embodiments of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein: FIG. 1 is a partial front elevational view of a chain …

Description

Background

Inverted tooth chains have long been used to transmit power and motion between shafts in automotive applications and they are conventionally constructed as endless chains with ranks or rows of interleaved …

Cross-Reference to Related Applications

This application is a continuation of U.S. application Ser. No. 11/210,599 filed Aug. 24, 2005, U.S. Pat. No. 8,007,387, which claims priority from and benefit of the filing date of: (i) U.S. …

Detailed Description of the Invention

As shown in FIG. 5A , and more clearly in FIG. 5B , inverted tooth chain drive system 200 is comprised of inverted tooth chain 210 in meshing contact …

More details about Inverted Tooth Chain Sprocket With Frequency Modulated Meshing

Miscellaneous patent data

Located in Fort Smith (US), the assignee company is Cloyes Gear and Products, Inc., explained by 26 figures, the claim 1 is exemplary as chosen by the examiner, the inventor's name is Young James D., the inventor's location - Chesaning, MI, the assignee classification - a United States company, the application number is 13/220,567 (U.S.), the invention is named Inverted Tooth Chain Sprocket With Frequency Modulated Meshing, the grant number is 08668609 (publication number), the grant publication date is Mar. 11, 2014, the application publication date is Aug. 29, 2011, invented by James D. Young, the application was examined by William A Rivera, Michael Riegelman (3654 USPTO department), the invention description is illustrated by 25 drawings, similar patents are classified under Pulley is vehicle drive pulley, Pulley on shaft of adjustably mounted drive motor, Signals to a parking brake, Guide roll forms belt-thickness gap with pulley, Concave surface of one connector or bearing member abuts convex surface of another connector or bearing members, Means for varying tension of belts, ropes, or chains, at both ends of intermediate shafts, Guide roll mounted for movement of its axis along arcuate path to tension belt, which have their own free motion, or consist of fluid, Cam-followers, the published agent's company name - Fay Sharpe LLP, the known applicant's name is James D. Young, the applicant's state - MI, city - Chesaning, categorized under And each link has integral surfaces forming inwardly opening groove as a primary classification, the protection scope is defined by 7 claims, the exemplary patent drawings are Partial front elevational view of a chain, Inverted Tooth Chain Sprocket, Greatly enlarged illustration of first, Top plan view of the inverted, the patent particularly claims an inverted tooth chain drive system comprising…

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Link including integral surfaces forming inwardly opening groove, with chains, With sequential links pivoted about discrete pivot pin, Belt formed of rigid links, Plural links having laterally aligned groove-forming surfaces, And each link has integral surfaces forming inwardly opening groove. The designated search classifications include Link including integral surfaces forming inwardly opening groove, With sequential links pivoted about discrete pivot pin, Plural links having laterally aligned groove-forming surfaces, Belt formed of rigid links, And each link has integral surfaces forming inwardly opening groove.

Patent details
Publication number 08668609
Publication date Mar. 11, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/220,567
Application date Aug. 29, 2011
Application type U
Application series code 13
National classification 474/157
Total number of claims 7
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 25
Number of figures 26
Terminal disclaimer
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