Patent Number: 6,296,417

Title: Circlips

Abstract: A circlip (8) comprises a band of material forming an incomplete ring, and has curved bearing surfaces (10, 11) at opposite ends of the major transverse dimension of the band. The major transverse dimension is generally oriented at less than 90.degree., and preferably a small acute angle .alpha., to the central axis A of the ring in the unstressed state of the circlip (8).

Inventors: Kinnersly; Richard F. (Romsey, GB)

Assignee: Sustainable Engine Systems Limited

International Classification: F16B 21/00 (20060101); F16B 21/18 (20060101); F16D 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018