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1. (WO2018102549) A DRIVE UNIT ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/102549    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/063952
Publication Date: Fri Jun 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 01 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: F16H 48/36
B60K 1/00
B60K 6/52
Applicants: DANA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GROUP, LLC
NAHRWOLD, Thomas, L.
Inventors: NAHRWOLD, Thomas, L.
COOPER, Kenneth, E.
Title: A DRIVE UNIT ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
A drive unit assembly. The drive unit includes a motor drivingly connected to a motor output shaft which in turn is drivingly connected to a sun gear of a gear assembly. The gear assembly further includes a gear assembly housing, one or more planetary gears and a pinion gear. At least a portion of the one or more planetary gears are drivingly connected to the sun gear, the gear assembly housing and a plurality of gear teeth circumferentially extending from an inner surface of a drive unit housing. The pinion gear has a first side and a second side, where the second side of the pinion gear is integrally connected to a first end portion of the gear assembly housing. Drivingly connected to the pinion gear is a differential ring gear of a differential assembly having a first side gear, a second side gear and one or more bevel gears.