|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 30 인용 특허 : 7|
A novel air bearing structure prevents destructive bending moments within the top foil. Welds are eliminated by mounting the top bearing foil in the bearing cartridge sleeve without using a spacer block. Tabs or pins at the end of the top bearing foil are restrained by slots or stops formed in the cartridge sleeve. These structural members are free to move in a direction normal to the shaft while being restrained from movement in the direction of shaft rotation.
1. In a complaint hydrodynamic journal bearing of the type wherein a rotating shaft is supported in a bore extending through a cartridge sleeve, a plurality of pad assemblies having no bump blocks circumferentially spaced around said shaft adjacent to said sleeve, each of said pad assemblies comprising a member having a bearing surface facing said shaft mounted between said shaft and said cartridge sleeve, a compliant element having a plurality of spaced resilient projections for engaging said member to support the same without being secured thereto ...