|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||384/103 ; 310/090.5|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 18 인용 특허 : 15|
A cylindrical shaft including a rotor rotates within a housing. A foil bearing comprised of flexible foil segments encircles the rotor, and is located in between the rotor and the housing. The foil segments are attached to the housing, and are installed with a flexion to press against the rotor. A split ring is situated near each end of the foil bearing. Each ring is suspended in an circumferential groove in the rotor by springs which also apply a force tending to keep the ring closed. When the rings are closed, the foil segments can press against and su...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A foil bearing which can be engaged and disengaged, for supporting a rotatable shaft, comprising:a cylindrical shaft being rotatably disposed within a housing;a foil bearing encircling the shaft and situated in between the shaft and the housing;said foil bearing being fixedly attached to the housing, wherebythe shaft rotates relative to said foil bearing;said foil bearing being for applying a radial force against the shaft in the absence of restraint;a ring having an adjustable circumference encircling the shaft and situated i...