Wet friction plate, wet power transmitting and interrupting mechanism, wet clutch and lockup clutch
United States(US) Patent
출원인 / 주소
Exedy Corporation, JPX
대리인 / 주소
Shinjyu An Intellectiual Property Firm Osaka, Japan
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16인용 특허 :
An elastic member made of, for instance, a rubber material, is fixed to a piston member of a lockup clutch. A wet friction facing is fixed to the elastic member. The elastic member provides a cushioning effect when the lockup clutch is engaged for controlled slippage.
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A lockup clutch for mechanically transmitting a torque from an input front cover of a torque converter to an output member comprising:a piston member disposed adjacent to a front cover of a torque converter housing within said torque converter housing, said piston member
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A lockup clutch for mechanically transmitting a torque from an input front cover of a torque converter to an output member comprising:a piston member disposed adjacent to a front cover of a torque converter housing within said torque converter housing, said piston member being movable toward said front cover in response to changes in hydraulic pressure within said torque converter;a wet friction facing fixed to a side of said piston member opposed to said front cover; anda clutch assembly having a plate member and a cushioning member fixed to a side of said plate member opposed to said front cover, said plate member extending between said wet friction facing and said front cover, said clutch assembly further including a driven plate connected to a turbine hub of said torque converter, said clutch assembly including a damper mechanism disposed between said plate member and said driven plate which allows for limited relative rotary displacement between said driven plate and said plate member, said plate member being in contact with said piston member for rotation therewith, and said piston member configured for axial movement with respect to said plate member; anda plate in contact with said front cover for rotation therewith, said plate moveable in axial directions with respect to said front cover, said plate extending between said piston member and said plate member for engagement therewith in response to movement of said piston member toward said front cover.