Patent Number: 6,167,999

Title: Torque transmitting apparatus

Abstract: A torque transmitting apparatus which can be used in the power train between the prime mover and the transmission of a motor vehicle has a first flywheel connectable to the prime mover, a second flywheel coaxial with and receiving torque from the first flywheel by way of a damper, and a friction clutch which can be engaged to transmit torque between the second flywheel and the input element of the transmission. The energy storing elements of the damper and the bearing between the two flywheels are installed radially inwardly of the friction surfaces of the second flywheel and the axially movable pressure plate of the friction clutch. This renders it possible to reduce at least the radial dimensions of the apparatus without reducing the diameters of the friction surfaces.

Inventors: Reik; Wolfgang (Buhl, DE), Jackel; Johann (Baden, DE)

Assignee: LuK Lamellen und Kupplungbau GmbH

International Classification: F16F 15/139 (20060101); F16F 1/02 (20060101); F16F 15/131 (20060101); F16F 1/32 (20060101); F16D 013/71 (); F16D 013/60 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018