Drive shaft assembly having a flexible, flocked drive shaft, and method for its manufacture

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9528544
APP PUB NO 20150126293A1
SERIAL NO

14531733

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A drive shaft assembly, e.g. as part of a rail adjustment system for a vehicle seat, with a flexible drive shaft for transferring an adjustment force, is provided wherein the drive shaft has central part extending between the two shaft ends of the drive shaft, and the drive shaft is located with its central part at least partially in an elongate guide of the drive shaft assembly. At the central part of the drive shaft several sections arranged in the guide are provided with directly applied flock fibers, in a flocking process on a lateral surface of the drive shaft, which are spaced from each other along a shaft axis of the drive shaft and at which an outer diameter of the drive shaft is enlarged locally with regard to sections abutting these.

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BROSE FAHRZEUGTEILE GMBH & CO KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT COBURGMAX-BROSE-STRASSE 1 COBURG 96450

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Becker, David Royal Oak, US 50 237

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