Patent Number: 7,232,392

Title: Cushion ring sprocket assembly and method

Abstract: A method for installing a cushion ring on a sprocket body to construct a sprocket assembly includes applying a deforming force to a cushion ring so that an opening therein is deformed to a shape that accommodate passage of a non-circular flange of a sprocket body therethrough. When the cushion ring is deformed, the non-circular flange of the sprocket body is inserted through the opening of the cushion ring. The deforming force is then released from the cushion ring so that the cushion ring is trapped between the flange and another portion of the sprocket body. The sprocket assembly includes at least one and typically two cushion rings trapped by respective non-circular flanges.

Inventors: Hamilton; Jeffrey R. (Davisburg, MI)

Assignee: Cloyes Gear and Products, Inc.

International Classification: F16H 55/17 (20060101); F16H 55/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-06-19 0:00:00