Patent Number: 6,250,815

Title: Temperature compensating carrier bearing assembly

Abstract: A vehicle transmission is provided having a housing that includes a support with an opening. The transmission also has a shaft with an axis of rotation and an end portion disposed within the support opening. A floating bearing assembly is arranged between the housing and the end portion so that the bearing assembly supports the end portion within the support opening thereby permitting the shaft to rotate about it axis within the support opening. The bearing assembly is movable along the axis of rotation relative to the housing to permit the shaft to move along the axis of rotation. An expansion member is arranged between the end portion and the housing to expand and contract with changing temperatures and maintain a desired end play tolerance between the end portion and the housing.

Inventors: Picone; Kenneth T. (Pinehurst, NC), Mikulskis; Teisuolis C. (Southern Pines, NC), Garrett; Peggy M. (Laurinburg, NC)

Assignee: ZF Meritor, LLC

International Classification: F16C 35/04 (20060101); F16C 35/077 (20060101); F16C 19/52 (20060101); F16C 19/00 (20060101); F16C 019/52 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018