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1. US20090257692 - Guide rail with a cover strip for a linear bearing

Office
United States of America
Application Number 12280458
Application Date 19.02.2007
Publication Number 20090257692
Publication Date 15.10.2009
Grant Number 08342751
Grant Date 01.01.2013
Publication Kind B2
IPC
F16C 33/00
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
33Parts of bearings; Special methods for making bearings or parts thereof
F16C 29/06
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
29Bearings for parts moving only linearly
04Ball or roller bearings
06in which the rolling bodies circulate partly without carrying load
Applicants Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
Inventors Sattler Michael
Agents Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
Stoffel Klaus P.
Title
(EN) Guide rail with a cover strip for a linear bearing
Abstract
(EN)

The guide rail has a longitudinal groove arranged along its upper rail side and a cover strip which closes off the groove and bears flush against the plane of the upper rail side. The spacing between opposite groove walls of the groove is smaller than the leveled cover strip. In order to retain the cover strip, each of the groove walls are provided with an undercut and retaining strips provided at both longitudinal sides of the cover strip engage into the undercuts. The cover strip is plastically curved around an axis which is parallel to the guide rail, such that the curved cover strip is smaller than the spacing between the groove walls, and after being inserted into the longitudinal groove, the curved cover strip is leveled by means of plastic deformation, such that the retaining strips are displaced into the undercuts.