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1. (WO2018009440) AXLE AND PROPELLER SHAFT QUICK-CONNECT JOINT ATTACHMENT ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/009440    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/040249
Publication Date: Fri Jan 12 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 01 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: F16D 1/08
F16D 1/116
Applicants: DANA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GROUP, LLC
Inventors: CORPUS, Christopher, B.
FEICHTER, Marc, T.
HAMMER, Terry, M.
LUONG, Bao, T.
Title: AXLE AND PROPELLER SHAFT QUICK-CONNECT JOINT ATTACHMENT ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
A joint assembly (10) including a female member (12), a male member (40) and a retaining member (60). The female member has a first axial end (18), a second axial end (20) and a cylindrical body portion (14) extending between the first axial end and the second axial end having a splined radially inner surface. The male member has a first axial end portion (42), a second axial end portion (46), and a splined tubular portion (44) extending between the first axial end portion and the second axial end portion. The retaining member (60) includes an annular portion and a plurality of attachment features defining an aperture. The second axial end portion of the male member has a circumferential groove (48) on the outer surface thereof. The second axial end portion of the male member extends through the aperture of the retaining member and the attachment features extend into the groove of the male member.