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1. (WO2015048027) SERIES-TO-PARALLEL DAMPER ASSEMBLY INCLUDING FLANGES

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/048027    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/056999
Publication Date: Fri Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Wed Sep 24 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: F16D 3/12
F16D 3/66
F16F 15/12
Applicants: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
NORWICH, Victor
Inventors: NORWICH, Victor
Title: SERIES-TO-PARALLEL DAMPER ASSEMBLY INCLUDING FLANGES
Abstract:
A damper assembly for a torque converter is provided. The damper assembly includes a first cover plate; a second cover plate, the first cover plate and second cover plate supporting springs therebetween; a first flange between the first cover plate and the second cover plate; and a second flange between the first cover plate and the second plate, the first flange and second flange being arranged with respect to the first and second cover plates and the springs such that the springs transition during operation of the damper assembly from initially operating in series to operating in parallel.