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1. (WO2018099653) BALL SOCKET FOR A BALL JOINT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/099653    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/077078
Publication Date: Fri Jun 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 25 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: F16C 11/06
Applicants: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
Inventors: RICHTER, Thomas
PRINS, Hans
Title: BALL SOCKET FOR A BALL JOINT
Abstract:
The invention relates to a ball socket for a ball joint, comprising a ball socket body (11), which comprises a ball socket opening (7) and a cavity (10) and a concave inner peripheral surface (8) extending around a longitudinal axis (13) extending in an axial direction (12) and which is divided along the longitudinal axis (13) into two ball socket body halves (15, 16), which are arranged one behind the other and transition into each other in a transition region (14) and each comprise an inner peripheral surface half (17, 18) of the inner peripheral surface (8), which inner peripheral surface halves extend around the longitudinal axis (13), wherein a first of the ball socket body halves (15) comprises a first of the inner peripheral surface halves (17), which lies on a ball surface (9) and is closed in the peripheral direction, and a second of the ball socket body halves (16) comprises the ball socket opening (7) and at least one slot (19) extending in the direction of the longitudinal axis (13) and a second of the inner peripheral surface halves (18), which is closed in the peripheral direction or is closed except for the slot (19), characterized in that the second ball socket body half (16) is designed in such a way that the second inner peripheral surface half (18) lies outside the ball surface (9) at least at an axial distance from the transition region (14).