US 9,810,296 B2
Belt tensioning device
Simon Pfeifer, Plettenberg (DE); Joachim Jud, Daaden (DE); Stefan Schattenberg, Attendorn (DE); and Jan Rueenauver, Attendorn (DE)
Assigned to Muhr und Bender KG, Attendorn (DE)
Filed by Muhr und Bender KG, Attendorn (DE)
Filed on Nov. 10, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/936,982.
Claims priority of application No. 10 2014 117 094 (DE), filed on Nov. 21, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0146312 A1, May 26, 2016
Int. Cl. F16H 7/08 (2006.01); F16H 7/12 (2006.01)
CPC F16H 7/08 (2013.01) [F16H 7/1281 (2013.01); F16H 2007/081 (2013.01); F16H 2007/0804 (2013.01); F16H 2007/0842 (2013.01); F16H 2007/0865 (2013.01); F16H 2007/0874 (2013.01); F16H 2007/0893 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A belt tensioning device comprising:
a base member that includes an opening for a drive shaft of an accessory and an attachment portion;
a first tensioning arm that is pivotably supported on the base member around a first pivot axis by a first bearing and has a first tensioning roller that is rotatable around a first axis of rotation;
a second tensioning arm that is pivotably supported on the base member around a second pivot axis by a second bearing, and that has a second tensioning roller that is rotatable around a second axis of rotation;
a spring arrangement that is arranged between the first tensioning arm and the second tensioning arm such that the first tensioning arm and the second tensioning arm are pretensioned in circumferential direction relative to each other by the spring arrangement;
wherein the spring arrangement comprises at least one bow-shaped spring that has a circumferential extension of less than 360° around the first and the second pivot axis,
wherein the at least one bow-shaped spring has a first support portion that is supported on the first tensioning arm, and a second support portion that is supported on the second tensioning arm, as well as a spring portion extending between the first support portion and the second support portion,
wherein the at least one bow-shaped spring has an axial length in the area of the first and the second support portion, which axial length is shorter than a total axial length of the bow-shaped spring.