US 9,810,310 B2
Multi-component fluid distribution system
Raymond Bruce McLauchlan, Macomb Township, MI (US)
Assigned to Eaton Corporation, Cleveland, OH (US)
Filed by EATON CORPORATION, Cleveland, OH (US)
Filed on Apr. 7, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/680,764.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/976,103, filed on Apr. 7, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/984,122, filed on Apr. 25, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/004,947, filed on May 30, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/029,591, filed on Jul. 28, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0285368 A1, Oct. 8, 2015
Int. Cl. F16H 57/04 (2010.01)
CPC F16H 57/0421 (2013.01) [F16H 57/046 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A lubrication distribution system comprising:
a first hollow substrate component and a second hollow substrate component connected in series and receiving lubricant from an inlet;
a plurality of nozzles disposed along the substrate components in fluid communication with the inlet, the plurality of nozzles positioned to discharge lubricant to targeted traction components within a transmission, a first nozzle of the plurality of nozzles comprising a separate component from the first and second hollow substrate components prior to formation of an over-molded portion; and
an over-molded portion formed about (i) a connection between the first and second hollow substrate components, and (ii) the first nozzle, the over-molded portion creating a fluid seal between (i) the first and second hollow substrate components, and (ii) the first nozzle.