Patent Number: 6,254,071

Title: Single-turn, round wire wave spring

Abstract: A round wire wave spring is formed from a single turn of round wire with a plurality of distinct waves defined therein, each of the waves having respective crest and trough portions that bear against opposing parallel surfaces of two work elements. The round wire wave spring may fit in a simple to form semi-circular groove, that is slightly greater in diameter than the free diameter of the round wire wave spring.

Inventors: Greenhill; Michael (Highland Park, IL)

Assignee: Smalley Steel Ring Company

International Classification: F16F 1/02 (20060101); F16F 001/20 (); F16F 001/18 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018