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Publication numberUS1294583 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 18, 1919
Filing dateMay 24, 1918
Priority dateMay 24, 1918
Publication numberUS 1294583 A, US 1294583A, US-A-1294583, US1294583 A, US1294583A
InventorsJoseph C Whisler, Isma S Whisler
Original AssigneeJoseph C Whisler, Isma S Whisler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Universal joint.
US 1294583 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

J. C. S. WH


FILED Patented Feb. 18, 1919.


favnr: f6: Jlen J. C. & I. S. WHISLER.


mwsa. Patnted Feb. 18,



Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed May 24, 1918. Serial No. 236.376.

' Miami and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Universal Joints, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.

This invention relates to universal oints, and hasfor its object the construction of an elficient and durable joint that will always run true and give satisfaction tothe user.

With this and other objects in View, the invention consists of certain novel constructions, combinations, and arrangements of parts, as will be hereinafter fully described and claimed.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of a joint constructed in accordance with the present invention.

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the joint shown in Fig. '1.

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3-3, Fig. 2 and looking in the direction of the arrows.

Fig. 4 is an end view looking at the large end of the primary section of the joint.

Fig. 5 is a transverse, sectional view through the center of the auxiliary section of the joint.

Fig. 6 is a view in side elevation of the auxiliary section of the joint.

Referring to the drawings by numerals, 1 designates the body and 2 the sleeve of the primary section. 3 designates the body and ithe sleeve of the auxiliary section of the oint.

The body 1 is provided with a screw 5 and withan internally-threaded portion 6.

The auxiliary section has formed in its body 3 ball-receiving sockets 7 that register with sockets 8 formed in the inner face of the body 1 of the primary section (Fig. 2). Each socket 7 is provided with a central raised portion 9, and normally resting upon the central-portion 9, in each socket, is a ball 10; each socket is elongated relative tothe longitudinal axis of the joint and each ball is permitted to roll in each socket; each portion provided with a longitudinally-ex tending slot, a primary ring threaded upon socket is concentric to the center of th auxiliary section.

The primary locking ring 11 is threaded upon the threaded portion 6, the inner face of ring 11 hearing against the rounded outer face of the auxiliary section, and said ring is provided with small sockets 12 for receivlng a tool to easily rotate the ring, to take up wear and keep the auxiliary section in proper position within the primary section. In the screw-threaded portion 6 of the primary section is formed a socket 13 that receives the lug 14 on the lock washer 15. An auxiliary ring 16 is threaded upon the threaded-portion 6 against lock washer 15, Fig. 2.

A cap or cover 17 is slidably mounted upon the sleeve portion 4 of the auxiliary section, and a felt gasket or packing 18 is carried in the annular groove portion 19 of the cap or cover 17, forming a tight joint between ca 17 and the outer face of the body 1 of t e primary section. The cap 17 is provided with an inwardly-extending flanged portion 20, and a clamping band 21, provided with bolt 22, is screwed upon the threaded portion 23 for holding the cap 17 V snugly against the primary section of the joint, whereby a very tight fit is secured for preventing oil from spilling out of the joint, and at the same time, preventing dust or foreign substances from working into the joint, keeping the joint very clean for the maximum efiiciency thereof. Besides screw 5, we provide oil receiving apertures 5 for forcing lubricant into the joint and facilitating the entire lubrication of the device.

' he balls 10 will permit sufficient free movement of the primary and auxiliary sections, yet said balls will lock said sections together, and by means of the rings 11 and 16, and the lock washer 15, the sections will be retained spaced close together to a nicety for producing a very eficient structure.

We wish it to be understood that we reserve the right to make such alterations, modificathe threaded portion of said primary sec tion and engaging the outer face of said auxiliary section, a lock washer provided with a lug, said in extending into said slot, tion, and a lock washer provided with means and an auxiliary s eeve threaded upon said. for preventing rotation thereof within said M threaded portion of the primary section and primary section, said lock washer interposed pressing against said lock washer. between said primary and auxiliary rings.

2. In a universal joint, the combination, In testimony whereof We hereunto aifix of a primary "and an auxiliary section,.a priour signatures.

mary and an auxiliary ring in said primary JOSEPH 'WH ISLER.

section and surrounding said auxiliary secllS S" WHISLER.

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U.S. Classification464/143, 464/15, 403/114, 464/171
Cooperative ClassificationF16D3/221