Patent Number: 6,332,843

Title: Damper disk assembly

Abstract: A damper disk assembly is provided for use in a clutch device. The damper disk assembly has a pair of plates 5 and 6 (rotary member) elastically coupled to the hub flange 8 (rotary member) by a damper mechanism 4. The damper mechanism 4 is designed to reduce disadvantages due to nonparallel compression of an elastic member in the damper disk assembly. The damper mechanism 4 includes a plurality of coil spring assemblies 13. The coil spring assemblies 13 have a large coil spring 30, a small coil spring 31 and a pair of spring seats 34. The paired spring seats 34 are arranged on the circumferentially opposite ends of the small coil spring 31. The spring seats 34 support the circumferentially opposite ends of the small coil spring 31, and are engaged with the inner side of the small coil spring 31. The spring seats 34 are supported for rotation with respect to two kinds of rotary members around a shaft parallel to a rotation axis of the rotary members.

Inventors: Hashimoto; Yasuyuki (Neyagawa, JP)

Assignee: Exedy Corporation

International Classification: F16F 15/123 (20060101); F16F 15/121 (20060101); F16D 003/12 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018