Patent Number: 7,708,124

Title: Anchoring sleeve assembly and method of use

Abstract: An anchoring sleeve assembly for securing a plurality of component systems to an axle tube housing. In one aspect, the anchoring sleeve assembly is pre-machined prior to installation on the axle tube housing to reduce the need for further machining operations once coupled to the axle tube housing. In particular, the anchoring sleeve assembly includes an annular portion defining a sleeve bore and a plurality of fixation apertures positioned about the annular portion. The anchoring sleeve assembly includes a plurality of extended portions projecting outwardly from the annular portion. Each extended portion from the plurality of extended portions fixedly receives a respective component system from the plurality of component systems to ultimately secure the component system to the axle tube housing.

Inventors: Rackers; Mitchell ("Mitch") Lee (Rolla, MO), Radeka; Donald Michael (Spring Lake, MI), Lopez; Gregory Paul (Hartland, MI)


International Classification: F16D 65/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018