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US5018597: Free wheel hub control system

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Hideaki Wakabayashi · Tooru Kagata · Hiroyuki Amano ·
Assignee(s) Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis ·
Primary Examiner Charles A. Marmor ·
Assistant Examiner Mitchell Bompey ·
Application Number US7457385
Filing date 12/27/1989
Issue date 05/28/1991
Predicted expiration date 12/27/2009
U.S. Classifications 180/247  · 192/84R  ·
International Classifications B60K 2308  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 180247 ·
Foreign Priority JP63328990 - 12/28/1988 ·
6 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

A free wheel hub control system for a free wheel hub mechanism is positioned between a drive shaft and an axle hub supported by a spindle. A flexible printed circuit is disposed between an inner face of the spindle and an outer face of the drive shaft to transmit a control signal to an electric element of the free wheel hub mechanism. A cylindrical collar having contact portions is tightly fitted to the inner face of the spindle to hold the printed circuit in position.

Independent Claims | See all claims (6)

  1. 1. A free wheel hub control system comprising:a free wheel hub mechanism disposed between a drive shaft and an axle hub, the axle hub being rotatably supported by a spindle, a flexible printed circuit disposed between a radial inner face of said spindle and a radial outer face of said drive shaft to transmit a control signal to an electric element of said free wheel hub mechanism, and a cylindrical collar on which is disposed said printed circuits, said cylindrical collar including means for frictionally engaging the cylindrical collar against said inner face of said spindle to connect the cylindrical collar to the spindle.

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents

Document NumberAssigneesInventorsIssue/Pub Date
US4399488 The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army Ruwe et al. Aug 1983
US4833568 BERHOLD G MARK Berhold May 1989
US4899856 Tochigifujisangyo Kabushiki Kaisha Kurihara Feb 1990
US4928804 Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha Wakabayashi May 1990

Foreign Patent Documents

Document NumberAssigneesInventorsIssue/Pub Date
JP0060735May 1980
JP0012336Jan 1985
JP0078929Mar 1989
JP0090823Apr 1989

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