Global Patent Index - EP 1002200 A1

EP 1002200 A1 2000-05-24 - CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

Title (en)

CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

Title (de)

KUPPLUNGSANORDNUNG

Title (fr)

ENSEMBLE D'EMBRAYAGE

Publication

EP 1002200 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99955522 A

Priority

  • GB 9901709 W
  • GB 9812150 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9964756A1] A clutch assembly (10) comprises a clutch cover (11), a pressure plate (12) mounted on the cover, spring means (13) biasing the pressure plate away from the cover and lever means (14) for releasing the clutch. A rotary actuator (15) is mounted on the cover, the actuator (15) comprising a first component (17) and a second component (18) relative rotation of which varies the effective length of the actuator to move the lever means. An actuator means (24) may be provided for causing relative rotation of the first and second components. In one embodiment the rotary actuator (15) does not rotate with the cover (11) and the actuator means comprises an electric motor (24) which rotates the second component relative to the first component. In further embodiments (see figures 4,5 and 6) the rotary actuator (15) rotates with the cover (11) and the actuator means tends to brake rotation of the second component to cause relative rotation of the first and second components.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

F16D 25/02; F16D 27/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F16D 27/12 (2006.01); F16D 25/08 (2006.01); F16D 27/00 (2006.01); F16D 28/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F16D 28/00 (2013.01); F16D 25/087 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9964756A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9964756 A1 19991216; AU 4274199 A 19991230; BR 9906519 A 20000725; EP 1002200 A1 20000524; GB 0001535 D0 20000315; GB 2341905 A 20000329; GB 2341905 B 20021030; GB 9812150 D0 19980805; JP 2002517690 A 20020618

INPADOC legal status


2005-01-12 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040713

2004-04-14 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20040301

2000-11-29 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS UK LIMITED

2000-05-24 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000208

2000-05-24 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE ES FR GB IT