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Dave D Nagel: Manufacture of diamond bearings. Maurer Engineering, Neal J Mosely, August 28, 1984: US04468138 (223 worldwide citation)

In the manufacture of diamond bearings consisting of a supporting plate/ring having a plurality of recesses equally spaced therearound with insert members consisting of hardmetal or carbide studs, with planar faces of polycrystalline diamond, positioned therein, the diamond bearing faces are made co ...


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Howard M Martinie: Bearing assembly utilizing improved clamping collar. Reliance Electric Industrial Company, Dority & Manning, May 23, 1995: US05417500 (75 worldwide citation)

A bearing assembly adapted to be secured to an elongated shaft. An inner race of the bearing assembly includes a clamping portion having a plurality of circumferentially spaced axial slots to form respective clamping fingers. A clamping collar mounts about the clamping fingers and is tightened to fo ...


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Rodolfo M Ippolito: Hydrodynamic bearing. Dresser, Baker & Botts L, January 14, 1997: US05593231 (49 worldwide citation)

A hydrodynamic bearing (16) for a cutter cone assembly (12) that rotates around a journal (14). The bearing (16) comprises a plurality of grooves (88) on an outer surface (90) to produce undulations (82) on an inner surface (84) upon insertion of the bearing (16) into a bearing recess (94). Undulati ...


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Willis W Gardner: Journal bearing assembly with flexible support and viscous damping. Waukesha Bearings Corporation, Wheeler Morsell House & Fuller, June 27, 1978: US04097094 (44 worldwide citation)

A plurality of arcuate, vibration cushioning, spring beams are positioned in endwise relationship in the interior of an annular bearing housing to resiliently support an annular journal bearing therewithin which, in turn, rotatably supports a shaft. An annular clearance is provided between the beari ...


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Russell D Ide: Hydrodynamic bearings having beam mounted bearing pads and sealed bearing assemblies including the same. Michael D Kilpatrick & Cody Bednarek, August 26, 1997: US05660481 (34 worldwide citation)

A hydrodynamic thrust, journal or combined radial and thrust bearing which may be mounted within a sealed housing assembly which can be, for example, be used to replace rolling element bearings. The bearing can be designed for mounting to either the shaft or housing. If mounted for rotation with the ...


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Stanley Gray, Bharat Bhushan: Support element for compliant hydrodynamic journal bearings. Mechanical Technology Incorporated, Joseph V Claeys, John M Neary, June 23, 1981: US04274683 (31 worldwide citation)

A compliant hydrodynamic fluid journal bearing system tolerant of strong misalignment forces includes an end section at each axial end of the bearing system which lies parallel to the direction of rotation of the rotor. The end sections are more compliant than the central section of the bearing syst ...


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Bruce E Gans, John H Vohr: Fluid film journal bearing with squeeze film damper for turbomachinery. General Electric Company, Nixon & Vanderhye, April 13, 1993: US05201585 (30 worldwide citation)

An improved fluid film bearing having a squeeze film damper tailored to the dynamic vibration characteristics of a turbomachine. Compact cantilevered spring bars support the squeeze film damper and thin fluid film bearing surface against the rotor shaft. The spring bars fit compactly within the bear ...


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Russell D Ide: Pad type hydrodynamic thrust bearings having a modular construction. Michael D Bednarek, February 28, 1995: US05393145 (29 worldwide citation)

A hydrodynamic bearing which includes a carrier and a plurality of bearing pads circumferentially spaced about the carrier. The pads may have a modular construction whereby pad portions are secured to support portions. The pads may also be releasably secured to the carrier. Various bearing pad const ...


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Ryota Koike, Yukio Miya, Osamu Sugiyama, Takashi Toida, Toshiichi Sekine: Guide bush and method of forming film over guide bush. Citizen Watch, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, May 2, 2000: US06056443 (28 worldwide citation)

A hard carbon film (15) is formed directly or through an intermediate layer for enhancing adhesion over an inner surface (11b) and over a portion (11h.sub.1) of an end face (11h) of a guide bush 11 adjacent to the end of the inner surface for holding a workpiece (51) rotatably and axially slidable o ...


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