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1. (WO2015123567) BEARING ASSEMBLIES AND APPARATUSES INCLUDING SUPERHARD BEARING ELEMENTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/123567    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/015896
Publication Date: Fri Aug 21 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 14 00:59:59 CET 2015
IPC: F16C 43/02
F16C 33/04
F16C 17/02
F16C 17/04
Applicants: US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION
Inventors: PETERSON, S. Barrett
Title: BEARING ASSEMBLIES AND APPARATUSES INCLUDING SUPERHARD BEARING ELEMENTS
Abstract:
A bearing assembly (710a, 710b) includes a support ring (720b), a plurality of bearing-element carrier members (724) coupled to the support ring, and a plurality of superhard bearing elements (730b) having a lateral periphery extending between a base and a superhard bearing surface. At least one superhard bearing element (730b) of the plurality of superhard bearing elements is attached to each of the plurality of bearing-element carrier members (724). A bearing apparatus includes a rotor (710a), a stator (710b), and a bearing assembly (710a, 710b). A method for assembling a bearing assembly includes attaching at least one superhard bearing element (730b) to each of a plurality of bearing-element carrier members (724) and coupling the plurality of bearing-element carrier members (724) to a support ring (720b).