(19)
(11)EP 2 520 809 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
12.07.2017 Bulletin 2017/28

(43)Date of publication A2:
07.11.2012 Bulletin 2012/45

(21)Application number: 12165233.3

(22)Date of filing:  23.04.2012
(51)Int. Cl.: 
F04D 29/66  (2006.01)
F04D 29/059  (2006.01)
F04D 29/063  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME

(30)Priority: 04.05.2011 US 201113100968

(71)Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
Morris Plains, NJ 07950 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Marsal, Damien
    Morristown, NJ New Jersey 07962-2245 (US)
  • Hettinger, Raphael
    Morristown, NJ New Jersey 07962-2245 (US)
  • Lassalle, Jean-Pierre
    Morristown, NJ New Jersey 07962-2245 (US)

(74)Representative: Houghton, Mark Phillip 
Patent Outsourcing Limited 1 King Street
Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1DZ
Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1DZ (GB)

  


(54)Bearing assembly with damping features


(57) A turbocharger bearing assembly can include a compressor side bearing; a turbine side bearing; and a spacer configured to axially space the compressor side bearing and the turbine side bearing where the spacer includes lubricant passages to direct lubricant to spacer-bearing interfaces and where the spacer optionally includes a spring disposed in a central through bore to load the bearings. Various other examples of devices, assemblies, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.