Patent Number: 6,296,445

Title: Blade wheel

Abstract: A blade wheel (10) for a motor vehicle hydrokinetic transmission apparatus having globally a half-torus shape, and comprising axially and successively arranged, a continuous front shell (12) globally shaped like a half-torus with large external diameter, and a continuous rear shell (16), coaxial with the front shell (12), globally shaped like a half-torus with a small external diameter, between which is arranged as assembly of blades (14) whereof the blades (26) extend radially, circumferentially and axially between a concave wall (20) of the front shell (12) and an opposite convex wall (40) of the rear shell (16), the assembly of blades (14), and the front shell (12) are separately made, then assembled to constitute a blade wheel (10), the blade wheel (10) blades (26) being mutually connected at least partly, for example with rings (28, 30), and produced by molding.

Inventors: Chasseguet; Gustave (Taverny, FR), Sauvage; Frederic (Antony, FR)

Assignee: Valeo

International Classification: F16H 41/00 (20060101); F16H 41/28 (20060101); F04D 029/38 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018