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SPLIT BEARING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026848D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 78K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Proposed is a design for a molded plastic split shaft bearing that possesses friction and wear qualities similar to those of a regular shaft bearing. As shown in Figure 1, a split shaft bearing 10 has an edge opening 26. A lip 20 functions as a stopper when the bearing 10 is inserted into a receiving member (not shown). The bearing 10 features a ridge 22 that aids in retaining the bearing 10 in the receiving member. In order to alleviate excess material during the fabrication process, the bearing 10 has a honey-comb structure 24. The honeycomb structure 24 provides a uniform wall thickness which minimizes the molding cycle time, and thus fabrication costs.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SPLIT BEARING

Amy E. Stamp Paul A. Canham William D. Milillo

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1.384/582 Int. Cl. F16c 43/04

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F/G. I

FIG. 2

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Vol18 Yo 6 ?Tovember/December 1993 627

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SPLIT BEARING(C0nt'd)

Proposed is a design for a molded plastic split shaft bearing that possesses friction and wear qualities similar to those of a regular shaft bearing. As shown in Figure 1, a split shaft bearing 10 has an edge opening 26. A lip 20
functions as a stopper when the bearing 10 is inserted into a receiving member (not shown). The bearing 10 features a ridge 22 that aids in retaining the bearing 10 in the receiving member. In order to alleviate excess material during the fabrication process, the bearing 10 has a honey-comb structure 24.
The honeycomb structure 24 provides a uniform wall thickness which minimizes the molding cycle time, and thus fabrication costs.

Figure 2 illustrates a method for inserting the split shaft bearing 10 into a receiving member. First, the bearing 10 is snapped into a notched o ening 32

40 to be snapped into the bearing 10. This snap configuration promotes a more efficient assembly, according to Design for Assembly Principles, by allowing all assembly operations to take place from one direction, without any reorientation or s ecial tooling. The bearing 10 is then twisted in the direction

on a frame 30. The edge opening 26, on the...