Patent Number: 6,251,040

Title: Gear arrangement

Abstract: The invention is directed to a gear arrangement for domestic use, particularly for kitchen appliances. It has an input shaft (6) at the driving end and an output shaft (20) rotatably connected to a working part at the driven end, there being arranged between the input shaft (6) and the output shaft (20) a planet gear train comprising at least one planet gear (10), a sun gear (9) meshing with said planet gear and a ring gear (15) meshing with said planet gear (10). The planet gear (10) is in meshing engagement with the input shaft (6) on the one side and in rotary engagement by way of its axle bearing (12) with the output shaft (20) on the other side. The planet gear (10) and the ring gear (15) have each two toothed rings (11, 14; 16, 17) of various diameter, and the ring gear (15) is displaceable in an axial direction (4) so that in the one operating position the toothed rings (11, 17) of larger diameter are in meshing engagement, while in the other operating position the toothed rings (14, 16) of smaller diameter are in meshing engagement. (FIG. 2)

Inventors: Safont; Vicenc (Montgat, ES), Masip; Josep-Maria (Sant Cugat del Valles, ES), Agell; Josep (Esplugues de Llobregat, ES), Rebordosa; Antonio (Sant Fruitos de Bages, ES), Penaranda; Mariano (Barcelona, ES)

Assignee: Braun GmbH

International Classification: A47J 43/04 (20060101); A47J 43/07 (20060101); F16H 003/62 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018