Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04
USPTO - Utility Patents
A multi-element gudgeon assembly including (a) a sleeve element having a central bore of substantially uniform diameter, such bore being adapted to receive one end of a rotatable axle; (b) a circular flange element having a central collar portion slidably mounted on the outer surface of the cylindrical sleeve element, and having an outer rim portion adapted to engage, center and support an end of a cylindrical drum for rotation with axle; and (c) a stub axle element mounted on one end of the sleeve element and cooperating with structure on the outer surface of the sleeve element to position the flange element at a fixed desired location on the sleeve element.
In the detailed description of the preferred embodiment of the invention presented below, reference is made to the accompanying drawings, in which:
1. A gudgeon assembly adapted for use with an axle for supporting a rigid tube or hollow cylindrical drum for rotation, said gudgeon assembly comprising:
2. The gudgeon assembly as defined by
3. The gudgeon assembly as defined by