06261185 is referenced by 1 patents and cites 9 patents.

To couple a drive shaft to a rotatable member for rotation therewith and the method of doing so includes providing a rotatable member having at least one end with a bore therein, a drive shaft, and an expandable and compressible coupler having a first segmented sleeve and a second segmented sleeve. The coupler is positioned within the bore of the rotatable member and the drive shaft is extended within a bore of the coupler and is coaxially disposed relative to the rotatable member. Without having to bolt or weld the drive shaft to the rotatable member, the user securely couples drive shaft to the rotatable member and substantially prevents removal of the drive shaft from the rotatable member by the user simply threading the first segmented sleeve into the second segmented sleeve thus simultaneously effecting engagement of the coupler within the bore of the rotatable member and substantially clamping or compressing of the coupler about the drive shaft.

Title
Means for coupling a drive shaft to a rotatable member and the method of doing the same
Application Number
9/189734
Publication Number
6261185 (B1)
Application Date
November 10, 1998
Publication Date
July 17, 2001
Inventor
Thor Iverson
Moorhead
MN, US
Warren A Ehrichs
Moorhead
MN, US
Adam R Menze
Fargo
ND, US
Gary G Peterson
Fargo
ND, US
Agent
Michael S Neustel
US
Assignee
Amity Technology
ND, US
IPC
F16C 3/00
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