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1. US20020034349 - Aluminum thrust washer

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United States of America
Application Number 09945938
Application Date 04.09.2001
Publication Number 20020034349
Publication Date 21.03.2002
Grant Number 6511226
Grant Date 28.01.2003
Publication Kind B2
IPC
F16C 17/04
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
CSHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; MECHANICAL MEANS FOR TRANSMITTING MOVEMENT IN A FLEXIBLE SHEATHING; ELEMENTS OF CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; PIVOTS; PIVOTAL CONNECTIONS; ROTARY ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN GEARING, COUPLING, CLUTCH OR BRAKE ELEMENTS; BEARINGS
17Sliding-contact bearings for exclusively rotary movement
04for axial load only
F16C 33/06
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
CSHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; MECHANICAL MEANS FOR TRANSMITTING MOVEMENT IN A FLEXIBLE SHEATHING; ELEMENTS OF CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; PIVOTS; PIVOTAL CONNECTIONS; ROTARY ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN GEARING, COUPLING, CLUTCH OR BRAKE ELEMENTS; BEARINGS
33Parts of bearings; Special methods for making bearings or parts thereof
02Parts of sliding-contact bearings
04Brasses; Bushes; Linings
06Sliding surface mainly made of metal
C22C 21/02
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
22METALLURGY; FERROUS OR NON-FERROUS ALLOYS; TREATMENT OF ALLOYS OR NON-FERROUS METALS
CALLOYS
21Alloys based on aluminium
02with silicon as the next major constituent
C22C 21/04
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
22METALLURGY; FERROUS OR NON-FERROUS ALLOYS; TREATMENT OF ALLOYS OR NON-FERROUS METALS
CALLOYS
21Alloys based on aluminium
02with silicon as the next major constituent
04Modified aluminium-silicon alloys
F16C 9/00
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
CSHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; MECHANICAL MEANS FOR TRANSMITTING MOVEMENT IN A FLEXIBLE SHEATHING; ELEMENTS OF CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; PIVOTS; PIVOTAL CONNECTIONS; ROTARY ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN GEARING, COUPLING, CLUTCH OR BRAKE ELEMENTS; BEARINGS
9Bearings for crankshafts or connecting-rods; Attachment of connecting-rods
F16C 9/02
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
CSHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; MECHANICAL MEANS FOR TRANSMITTING MOVEMENT IN A FLEXIBLE SHEATHING; ELEMENTS OF CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; PIVOTS; PIVOTAL CONNECTIONS; ROTARY ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN GEARING, COUPLING, CLUTCH OR BRAKE ELEMENTS; BEARINGS
9Bearings for crankshafts or connecting-rods; Attachment of connecting-rods
02Crankshaft bearings
CPC
F05C 2201/021
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
05INDEXING SCHEMES RELATING TO ENGINES OR PUMPS IN VARIOUS SUBCLASSES OF CLASSES F01-F04
CINDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO MATERIALS, MATERIAL PROPERTIES OR MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS FOR MACHINES, ENGINES OR PUMPS OTHER THAN NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES OR ENGINES
2201Metals
02Light metals
021Aluminium
F16C 9/02
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
CSHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; ELEMENTS OR CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; ROTARY BODIES OTHER THAN GEARING ELEMENTS; BEARINGS
9Bearings for crankshafts or connecting-rods; Attachment of connecting-rods
02Crankshaft bearings
F16C 17/04
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
CSHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; ELEMENTS OR CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; ROTARY BODIES OTHER THAN GEARING ELEMENTS; BEARINGS
17Sliding-contact bearings for exclusively rotary movement
04for axial load only
F16C 17/047
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
CSHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; ELEMENTS OR CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; ROTARY BODIES OTHER THAN GEARING ELEMENTS; BEARINGS
17Sliding-contact bearings for exclusively rotary movement
04for axial load only
047with fixed wedges to generate hydrodynamic pressure
F16C 33/1075
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
CSHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; ELEMENTS OR CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; ROTARY BODIES OTHER THAN GEARING ELEMENTS; BEARINGS
33Parts of bearings; Special methods for making bearings or parts thereof
02Parts of sliding-contact bearings
04Brasses; Bushes; Linings
06Sliding surface mainly made of metal
10Construction relative to lubrication
1025with liquid, e.g. oil, as lubricant
106Details of distribution or circulation inside the bearings, e.g. details of the bearing surfaces to affect flow or pressure of the liquid
1075Wedges, e.g. ramps or lobes, for generating pressure
F16C 33/12
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
CSHAFTS; FLEXIBLE SHAFTS; ELEMENTS OR CRANKSHAFT MECHANISMS; ROTARY BODIES OTHER THAN GEARING ELEMENTS; BEARINGS
33Parts of bearings; Special methods for making bearings or parts thereof
02Parts of sliding-contact bearings
04Brasses; Bushes; Linings
06Sliding surface mainly made of metal
12Structural composition; Use of special materials or surface treatments, e.g. for rust-proofing
Applicants Federal-Mogul World Wide, Inc.
Inventors Thompson, Ronald Joseph
Whitney, Warren J.
Agents Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, Learman & McCulloch, P.C.
Priority Data 09945938 04.09.2001 US
60229820 05.09.2000 US
Title
(EN) Aluminum thrust washer
Abstract
(EN)

An aluminum thrust washer that has a wrought aluminum matrix that includes from 2 to 20 weight percent silicon, 0.1 to 4 weight percent of copper, with the remainder pure aluminum. The aluminum thrust washer is formed of a mono-metal structure without a backing layer. The wrought aluminum matrix has mechanical properties such that the aluminum matrix wears away, leaving silicon particles exposed at a thrust face of the washer, such that the density of silicon particles is continually increasing as the thrust washer is utilized.