Cardan joint assembly and a cardan joint protector device

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8328648
APP PUB NO 20120129615A1
SERIAL NO

12952833

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A cardan joint assembly and a cardan joint protector device are provided. The device includes a U-shaped bracket having an arcuate-shaped portion and first and second end portions extending from opposite ends of the arcuate-shaped portion. The first and second end portions have first and second apertures, respectively, extending therethrough. The device further includes a first elongated plate portion extending from the first end portion of the U-shaped bracket and further extending generally outwardly relative to a longitudinal axis. The first elongated plate portion at least partially covers a needle bearing of a cardan joint. The device further includes an attachment portion attached to a top edge of the first elongated plate portion that has a distal end that is disposed in a groove of a gear clamp yoke of the cardan joint.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.DETROIT, MI404
STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOLDING CORPORATIONSAGINAW, MI545

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gerzseny, Kevin Mt. Morris, US 1 1
Molinar, Sergio R Freeland, US 1 1

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
FAG KUGELFISCHER GEORG SCHAFER KGAA (1)
4576382 Protective cap for the sealing of a bushing around a pin in a cardan joint 16 1985
 
KRUDE (1)
4511344 Cardan joint 1 1983
 
JTEKT CORPORATION (1)
* 7241068 Coupling structure of shaft body and shaft joint 1 2004
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOLDING CORPORATION (2)
* 9205859 Intermediate shaft connection assurance device 0 2012
* 2013/0064,603 INTERMEDIATE SHAFT CONNECTION ASSURANCE DEVICE 0 2012
* Cited By Examiner

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