Search International and National Patent Collections

1. (WO1994029617) MOTORIZED VARIABLE BALLS AND DISKS TYPE SPEED CONVERTER

Pub. No.:    WO/1994/029617    International Application No.:    PCT/US1994/006634
Publication Date: Dec 22, 1994 International Filing Date: Jun 13, 1994
IPC: F16H 3/72
F16H 25/06
Applicants: SYNKINETICS, INC.
Inventors: MASLOW, James, E.
FOLINO, Frank, A.
Title: MOTORIZED VARIABLE BALLS AND DISKS TYPE SPEED CONVERTER
Abstract:
Apparatus for converting rotary drive from a drive source (18) to a variable driven output (24). The apparatus consists of a motor (18) driving a first disk face cam (16) which interacts with reciprocating balls (14) in radial slots (29) of a reaction disk (28) and second disk face cam (22) to cause a different speed output on the output shaft (26). The speed is changed by variably rotating the reaction disk (28). A battery (44) with a controller (40) drives an electric motor (38) which is coupled to the reaction disk (28). The electric motor (38) has a generator (42) coupled thereon to recapture energy during coasting or braking.