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1. (WO2006122618) JOINT WITH INCREASED SPLAY ANGLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2006/122618    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2006/003482
Publication Date: Nov 23, 2006 International Filing Date: Apr 15, 2006
IPC: F16D 3/223
Applicants: GKN DRIVELINE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
HARNISCHFEGER, Heiko
Inventors: HARNISCHFEGER, Heiko
Title: JOINT WITH INCREASED SPLAY ANGLE
Abstract:
The invention relates to a constant-velocity joint (11) with a joint outer piece (12) with outer ball tracks (19), a joint inner piece (15) with inner ball tracks (20), torque-transmitting balls (21), retained in pairs in adjacent outer and inner ball tracks (19, 20) and a ball cage (23), housing the balls (21) in cage windows (22) and maintaining a common mid-plane, whereby the track lines of the paired outer ball tracks (19) and inner ball tracks (20) are mirror images about the mid-plane of the constant-velocity joint, whereby one type of outer and inner ball tracks (19, 20) have a track shape at at least one axial end section (34) such that a ball (21) entering said axial end section (34) on a bending of the joint is released from torque transmission between the paired inner and outer ball tracks (19, 20).