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ANTI-ROTATION FEATURE ON BEARINGS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027685D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Referring to the figure, a bearing 10 is shown having a retaining ring 12 which includes a portion 14 extending in a direction parallel with axis 16 of the bearing 10. The retaining ring 12 is secured to outer race 18 of the bearing 10. The retaining ring may be secured to the bearing 10 in any fashion, but preferably the outer race 18 includes circumferential groove 20 into which the retaining ring 12 is fitted. The end portion 14 of the ring 12 is matingly fitted with a slot 22 adjacent to punched hole 26 formed in plate wall 24. The outer periphery 18 of the bearing 10 is matingly fitted to the punched hole 26 and the retaining ring 12 mates with the slot 22 preventing rotation of the outer race 18 with respect to the plate wall 24. The retaining ring 12 rests against face 28 restraining bearing 10 from further motion along axis 16. As a component which is placed into inner race 30 of the bearing 10, such as a shaft 32 rotates, the outer race 18 of the bearing does not rotate.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

ANTI-ROTATION FEATURE ON BEARINGS

3841276 CL S. U. Proposed John S. Serafin, Jr. Classification

Int. C1. F16c 33/02

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ANTI-ROTATION FEATURE ON BEARINGS (CONT'D)

Referring to the figure, a bearing 10 is shown having a retaining ring 12 which includes a portion 14 extending in a direction parallel with axis 16 of the bearing 10. The retaining ring 12 is secured to outer race 18 of the bearing 10. The retaining ring may be secured to the bearing 10 in any fashion, but preferably the outer race 18 includes circumferential groove 20 into which the retaining ring 12 is fitted. The end portion 14 of the ring 12 is matingly fitted with a slot 22 adjacent to punched hole 26 formed in plate wall 24. The outer periphery 18 of the bearing 10 is matingly fitted to the punched hole 26 and the retaining ring 12 mates with the slot 22 preventing rotation of the outer race 18 with respect to the plate wall 24. The retaining ring 12 rests against face 28 restraining bearing 10 from further motion along axis 16. As a component which is placed into inner race 30 of the bearing 10, such as a shaft 32 rotates, the outer race 18 of the bearing does not rotate.

This design eliminates the need to press fit the outer race of the bearing into the housing.

DP5762

232 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 23, No. 5 September/October 1998

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