Patent Number: 8,506,440

Title: Differential assembly with centered differential gears

Abstract: The invention relates to a differential assembly in the form of a crown gear differential, more particularly for being used in the driveline of a motor vehicle. The differential assembly comprises a differential carrier (103) which is rotatingly drivable around an axis of rotation A; two sideshaft gears (112, 113) having crown gear teeth, which are rotatably held in the differential carrier (103) on the axis of rotation A and each comprise a circumferential supporting face (125, 126); differential gears (111) with spur gear teeth, which rotate jointly with the differential carrier (103) around the axis of rotation A and which engage the teeth of the sideshaft gears (112, 113) and each comprise a circumferential contact face (127); wherein the differential gears (111) are supported by means of their contact faces (127) against the supporting faces (125, 126) of the sideshaft gears (112, 113) towards the axis or rotation A.

Inventors: Krude; Werner (Neukirchen-Seelscheid, DE), Leuschen; Ralf (Oberbettingen, DE), Engelmann; Michael (St. Augustin, DE)

Assignee: GKN Driveline International GmbH

International Classification: F16H 48/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-08-13 0:00:00