Patent Number: 6,332,858

Title: Toroidal continuously variable transmission

Abstract: A power roller (18C, 18D, 20C, 20D) of a toroidal continuously variabletransmission is supported by a pedestal (94) such that it is free torotate. A first roller bearing (96A) supporting the pedestal (94) in thetrunnion (17) against a horizontal load which makes a right angle with aninput shaft (16) of the transmission, and a second roller bearing (96B,96C) supporting the pedestal (94) in the trunnion (17) against a verticalload which makes a right angle with the input shaft (16) of thetransmission, are provided between the trunnion (17) and the pedestal(94). These roller bearings (96A), (96B), (96C) permit the pedestal (94)to easily displace parallel to the input shaft (16).

Inventors: Mori; Haruhito (Kawasaki, JP), Sugihara; Jun (Yokosuka, JP), Kumura; Haruyoshi (Fujisawa, JP), Oshidari; Toshikazu (Yokosuka, JP), Watanabe; Jun (Yokohama, JP)

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International Classification: F16H 15/38 (20060101); F16H 15/32 (20060101); F16H 015/38 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2014