Release time : 2015-06-11 12:44:51
USA based Tribotek Inc. filed patent application for contact Miniature Bearings. The inventors are Suh Nam P, Sweetland Matthew and Bowers Donald D.
Tribotek Inc. filed the patent application on Nov. 10, 2003. The patent application number is 01454/KOLNP/2003 A. The international classification number is F16C33/26.
According to the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, "A bearing adapted to support and allow controlled relative movement with an opposed bearing surface. The bearing is constructed to have a long life by incorporating a locally compliant surface that addresses many causes of friction and wear. The RC Bearings includes a plurality of support members extending from a base.
Together, the plurality of support members can support a load applied perpendicular to the base through an opposed bearing. Additionally, the plurality of support members allow sliding contact between the opposed bearings. The support members can move independently to accommodate irregularities located between the support member and the opposed bearing, such that plowing is reduced and wear to the bearings is minimized. Also, the support members maintain the distance between the opposed Ceramic Bearings when any foreign particle or asperity causes one or more of the support members to flex independently on a localized basis."
About the Company
As of March 30, 2008 Tribotek, Inc. was a subsidiary of Methode Electronics Inc. Later, it was merged with Cableco Technologies Corporation. Tribotek, Inc., an electrical interconnect technology company, designs, develops, and manufactures power connectors and power distribution systems. Its products are used in power supplies, servers, rectifiers, inverters, and robotics and automated test equipment. The company was incorporated in 2001 and is based in Burlington, Massachusetts.