Patent Number: 6,250,813

Title: Bearing assembly with housing cap and seal

Abstract: A bearing having a spherically convex radially outer surface is pivotably mounted in a spherically concave bore of a bearing housing. An annular housing cap is mounted against an axial end of the bearing housing, the housing cap having a radially inwardly directed annular groove and providing clearance with respect to the rotatable shaft such that pivoting of the bearing within the housing is permitted. At least two split laminar rings located within the annular groove of the housing cap are spring-loaded radially inwardly for biased engagement with the rotatable shaft.

Inventors: Thibault; James (Torrington, CT)

Assignee: The Torrington Company

International Classification: F16C 23/00 (20060101); F16C 33/78 (20060101); F16C 33/76 (20060101); F16C 23/08 (20060101); F16C 023/04 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018