US 9,810,265 B2
Bearing having a sealing flange
Elie Aupetitgendre, St-Cyr-sur Loire (FR); Benoit Arnault, St-Cyr-sur Loire (FR); and Laurent Varnoux, Saint Avertin (FR)
Assigned to AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothenburg (SE)
Filed by Elie Aupetitgendre, St-Cyr-sur Loire (FR); Benoit Arnault, St-Cyr-sur Loire (FR); and Laurent Varnoux, Saint Avertin (FR)
Filed on May 2, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/144,040.
Claims priority of application No. 15 53963 (FR), filed on May 4, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0327095 A1, Nov. 10, 2016
Int. Cl. F16C 33/78 (2006.01); F16C 19/06 (2006.01); F16C 33/76 (2006.01); F16C 33/66 (2006.01)
CPC F16C 33/7823 (2013.01) [F16C 19/06 (2013.01); F16C 33/6607 (2013.01); F16C 33/6618 (2013.01); F16C 33/76 (2013.01); F16C 33/768 (2013.01); F16C 33/782 (2013.01); F16C 33/7863 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A bearing comprising:
an outer ring,
an inner ring,
at least one seal fixed to one of the rings and cooperating with the other ring, and at least one sealing flange providing a fixing portion to fix the at least one sealing flange to the other ring,
the at least one sealing flange having an end portion and a connecting portion to connect the fixing portion and the end portion, wherein
the end portion of the at least one sealing flange is curved and disposed axially facing the connecting portion, wherein
the end portion and the connecting portion define an annular space that opens radially towards the other ring, wherein
the end portion is configured to axially contact against an outer lateral face of the at least one seal, and
wherein the at least one sealing flange is at least elastically deformable in an axial direction, at least the connecting portion of the at least one sealing flange being axially deformed towards an exterior of bearing due to axial contact between the end portion and the at least one seal.