Patent Number: 6,293,889

Title: Limited slip motor vehicle differential assembly

Abstract: Limited slip motor vehicle differential assemblies having a suitable high-shear strength, non-hardening, material which selectively resists slip or differentiation between the axle shafts and the differential housing, between the differential side gears and the differential housing, and/or between the differential side gears and the differential pinion gears when slip or differentiation occurs between two motor vehicle wheels mounted on the same axle. Such an arrangement provides some level of torque to each motor vehicle wheel at all times. The amount of resistance to slip or differentiation between the two motor vehicle wheels can be adjusted as desired by selecting an appropriate high-shear strength, non-hardening, material to provide the desired level of resistance to slip or differentiation between the two motor vehicle wheels in the motor vehicle differential assembly.

Inventors: Fett; Gregory A. (Fort Wayne, IN)

Assignee: Dana Corporation

International Classification: F16H 48/20 (20060101); F16H 48/00 (20060101); F16H 048/20 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018