Patent Number: 8,875,862

Title: Ratchet hub

Abstract: A ratchet hub using a magnetic force for restoration as disclosed has a freewheel unit and a ratchet ring thereof forming a unidirectional ratchet mechanism and a magnetic assembly using a magnetically repulsive force to normally make the freewheel unit and ratchet ring engage mutually and allow force transmission therebetween. Once a force disengaging the freewheel unit from the ratchet ring surpasses the magnetically repulsive force, the ratchet ring is pushed away from the freewheel unit. When the force disengaging the freewheel unit from the ratchet ring disappears, the magnetically repulsive force automatically and promptly returns the ratchet ring to engage with the freewheel unit again.

Inventors: Lin; Wen-Hwa (Taichung, TW)

Assignee: VP Components Co., Ltd.

International Classification: F16D 41/24 (20060101); F16D 27/01 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00