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1. (WO2018080883) MOTOR VEHICLE CLUTCH ASSEMBLY INCLUDING SHOCK ABSORBER FOR SMOOTHING CLUTCH ENGAGEMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/080883    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/057332
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 20 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: F16H 45/02
F16D 25/12
Applicants: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
SCHAEFFLER GROUP USA, INC
Inventors: JUNG, Seokyeol
Title: MOTOR VEHICLE CLUTCH ASSEMBLY INCLUDING SHOCK ABSORBER FOR SMOOTHING CLUTCH ENGAGEMENT
Abstract:
A motor vehicle clutch assembly is provided. The motor vehicle clutch assembly includes a clutch pack including a first clutch plate; an axially movable piston for engaging the clutch pack; and a shock absorber fixed to the first clutch plate. The shock absorber is configured to contact the piston and elastically deform during engagement of the clutch pack by the piston to absorb torque shock from the piston. A method of forming a motor vehicle clutch assembly is also provided. The method includes providing a clutch pack including a first clutch plate; providing an axially movable piston for engaging the clutch pack; and fixing a shock absorber to the first clutch plate. The shock absorber is configured to contact the piston and elastically deform during engagement of the clutch pack by the piston to absorb torque shock from the piston.