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1. (WO2018031609) PROPELLER SHAFT SLIP MEMBER WITH CRASH COLLAPSE ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/031609    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/046011
Publication Date: Fri Feb 16 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 10 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: F16D 3/227
F16D 3/84
Applicants: DANA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GROUP, LLC
Inventors: DUTKIEWICZ, Jeffrey, A.
Title: PROPELLER SHAFT SLIP MEMBER WITH CRASH COLLAPSE ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
A vehicle shaft assembly (500). The shaft assembly includes a coupling assembly having a first (506), a second (508) and a third (510) joint member. A substantially cylindrical body portion of the second joint member is drivingly connected to a first shaft (560) having an increased diameter portion. The increased diameter portion of the first shaft has a retaining member groove (604) circumferentially extending along at least a portion of an outer surface of the increased diameter portion. At least a portion of the increased diameter portion of the first shaft is drivingly connected to a crash collapse adapter (608) having a crash collapse feature circumferentially extending along an inner surface of the crash collapse adapter. A second shaft (640) is integrally connected to at least a portion of an outer surface of the crash collapse adapter (608). At least a portion of a retaining member is disposed within the retaining member groove and the crash collapse feature.