US 9,810,303 B2
Stator cone clutch
Markus Steinberger, Macedonia, OH (US); and Patrick M. Lindemann, Wooster, OH (US)
Assigned to Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co., Herzogenaurach (DE)
Filed by Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG, Herzogenaurach (DE)
Filed on Jul. 28, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/811,082.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/076,986, filed on Nov. 7, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0131239 A1, May 12, 2016
Int. Cl. F16D 13/26 (2006.01); F16H 45/02 (2006.01); F16D 25/0632 (2006.01)
CPC F16H 45/02 (2013.01) [F16D 13/26 (2013.01); F16D 25/0632 (2013.01); F16H 2045/0205 (2013.01); F16H 2045/0231 (2013.01); F16H 2045/0294 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A torque converter, comprising:
a cover arranged to receive torque;
an impeller including an impeller shell non-rotatably connected to the cover;
a turbine:
in fluid communication with the impeller; and,
including a turbine shell;
a stator:
at least partially located between the impeller and the turbine; and,
including a body portion with at least one stator blade and a first frusto-conical surface;
a stator cone clutch including:
the first frusto-conical surface; and,
a flange including a second frusto-conical surface;
a first thrust bearing axially disposed between the stator cone clutch and the impeller shell; and,
wherein in a stator locked mode:
the body portion and the flange are non-rotatably connected;
the stator cone clutch is arranged to urge the first thrust bearing against the impeller shell in a first axial direction; and,
the first thrust bearing is aligned, in a first axial direction, with the first frusto-conical surface or with the second frusto-conical surface.