Patent Number: 6,293,167

Title: Universal joint for vehicle steering system

Abstract: A universal joint is provided having a generally cup-shaped yolk. The yolk includes a base and a generally cylindrical wall projecting therefrom. The wall partially defines a cavity in the yolk. A shaft extends a longitudinal axis and has a ball on the first end thereof. The ball is receivable within the cavity and the yolk. Mounting structure is provided for pivotably supporting the ball in the cavity of the yolk.

Inventors: Latz; Frederick E. (Bradenton, FL), Singleterry; Ronald C. (Sarasota, FL), Stiteler; Andrew K. (Bradenton, FL), Craftchick; Terry W. (Bradenton, FL)

Assignee: IMO Industries, Inc.

International Classification: B63H 25/00 (20060101); B62D 1/18 (20060101); F16D 3/26 (20060101); F16D 3/16 (20060101); F16D 003/16 (); B62D 001/18 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018