(19)
(11)EP 3 354 898 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
04.12.2019 Bulletin 2019/49

(21)Application number: 16848616.5

(22)Date of filing:  21.09.2016
(51)Int. Cl.: 
F04C 15/00  (2006.01)
F04C 29/00  (2006.01)
F04C 2/344  (2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/JP2016/077886
(87)International publication number:
WO 2017/051828 (30.03.2017 Gazette  2017/13)

(54)

OIL PUMP DRIVING DEVICE

ÖLPUMPENANTRIEBSVORRICHTUNG

DISPOSITIF D'ENTRAÎNEMENT DE POMPE À HUILE


(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

(30)Priority: 24.09.2015 JP 2015186878

(43)Date of publication of application:
01.08.2018 Bulletin 2018/31

(73)Proprietor: NTN Corporation
Osaka-shi, Osaka 550-0003 (JP)

(72)Inventors:
  • KAWAI, Masahiro
    Iwata-shi Shizuoka 438-8510 (JP)
  • SAITO, Takahide
    Iwata-shi Shizuoka 438-8510 (JP)

(74)Representative: Grünecker Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB 
Leopoldstraße 4
80802 München
80802 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
CN-A- 103 032 311
JP-A- 2011 106 543
US-A- 6 135 740
JP-A- 2011 106 543
JP-U- S59 154 882
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    TECHNICAL FIELD



    [0001] The present invention relates to an oil pump driving device mounted in automobiles.

    BACKGROUND ART



    [0002] For example, a vane pump including a rotor configured to receive motive power, or an internal gear pump is used as an oil pump for supplying hydraulic oil to fluid devices mounted in an automobile, such as a hydraulic power steering system and a hydraulic stepless transmission (see the below-identified Patent documents 1 and 2).

    [0003] In an automobile provided with a control device configured to stop the engine under a predetermined stop condition, and to start the engine under a predetermined start condition, e.g. when the accelerator pedal is pressed, an oil pump is driven by the electric motor while the engine is not operating.

    [0004] The oil pump driving device disclosed in Patent document 2 includes a single oil pump; a path through which the motive power output from the engine is transmitted to the oil pump; and a path through which the motive power output from the electric motor is transmitted to the oil pump. These paths each includes a one-way clutch configured to selectively permit and stop the transmission of motive power to the oil pump. Theses one-way clutches are both configured to be locked/engaged when motive power in the same one direction is applied thereto (so as to transmit the motive power). Such an oil pump driving device is therefore configured such that the single oil pump can be driven by either of the engine and the electric motor.

    PRIOR ART DOCUMENTS


    PATENT DOCUMENTS



    [0005] 

    Patent document 1: Japanese Unexamined Patent Application Publication No. 2014-177902

    Patent document 2: Japanese Unexamined Patent Application Publication No. 2011-106543


    SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION


    PROBLEMS TO BE SOLVED BY THE INVENTION



    [0006] However, in the oil pump driving device of Patent document 2, since the two one-way clutches are disposed on the respective sides of the oil pump, the entire axial length of the housing in which these components are received is large. As a result thereof, it is difficult to mount this oil pump driving device to the engine or the transmission.

    [0007] In view of the above background, it is an object of the present invention to provide an oil pump driving device which includes a single oil pump capable of being driven by either of the engine and the electric motor, and which is short in entire axial length.

    MEANS FOR SOLVING THE PROBLEMS



    [0008] In order to achieve the above object, the present invention provides an oil pump driving device comprising: a single oil pump including a rotor configured to receive motive power; a first one-way clutch configured to transmit motive power input from an engine side, to the rotor only in one direction; and a second one-way clutch configured to transmit motive power input from an electric motor side, to the rotor only in the one direction, characterized in that the rotor comprises a hollow rotor including an inner peripheral portion defining a space inside of the inner peripheral portion, and the first one-way clutch and the second one-way clutch are arranged inside of the inner peripheral portion of the rotor.

    [0009] With this arrangement, since the motive power input from the engine side can be transmitted through the first one-way clutch to the rotor of the single oil pump only in one direction, and the motive power input form the electric motor side can be transmitted through the second one-way clutch to the rotor only in the one direction, the single oil pump can be driven by either of the engine and the electric motor. Also, since the rotor is a hollow rotor including an inner peripheral portion defining a space inside of the inner peripheral portion, and the first and second one-way clutches, which are configured to transmit motive power to the rotor, are arranged (in the spaced defined) inside of the inner peripheral portion of the hollow rotor, i.e., arranged within the axial width of the rotor, the oil pump driving device is short in axial length.

    EFFECTS OF THE INVENTION



    [0010] The oil pump driving device of the present invention, configured such that the single oil pump can be driven by either of the engine and the electric motor, is short in axial length.

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



    [0011] 

    Fig. 1 is a sectional view of an oil pump driving device embodying the present invention.

    Fig. 2 is a schematic diagram illustrating motive power transmission paths through which motive power is transmitted to the oil pump of the oil pump driving device of Fig. 1.

    Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken along line III-III of Fig. 1.

    Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken along line IV-IV of Fig. 1.


    BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION



    [0012] An oil pump driving device embodying the present invention is now described with reference to the attached drawings. As illustrated in Fig. 2, the oil pump driving device includes a single oil pump 1; an engine side transmission path 3 through which the motive power output from an engine 2 is transmitted to the oil pump 1; and a motor side transmission path 5 through which the motive power output from an electric motor 4 is transmitted to the oil pump 1.

    [0013]  As illustrated in Fig. 1, the oil pump 1 is a vane pump including a rotor 6 configured to receive motive power; a cam ring 7 surrounding the rotor 6; a plurality of vanes 8 retained by the rotor 6; and a housing 9 in which the rotor 6 and the cam ring 7 are received. The direction along the rotation center axis of the rotor 6 is hereinafter referred to as the "axial direction"; the direction perpendicular to the axial direction is hereinafter referred to as the "radial direction"; and the direction about the rotation center axis of the rotor 6 is hereinafter referred to as the "circumferential direction".

    [0014] As illustrated in Fig. 3, when the rotor 6 rotates by receiving motive power, the vanes 8, retained in respective grooves of the rotor 6 so as to be movable in the radial direction, rotate along an eccentric inner surface 10 of the cam ring 7 while pressed against the inner surface 10 due to the oil pressure applied to the vanes 8 from a hydraulic circuit intersecting with the terminal ends of the grooves of the rotor 6, as well as under centrifugal force. This changes the volumes of oil chambers (pump chambers) 11 defined by the respective circumferentially adjacent pairs of vanes 8, the inner surface 10 of the cam ring 7, and the housing 9, so that oil is sucked into and discharged from the oil chambers 11. The cam ring 7 and the housing 9 are provided with a plurality of oil discharge paths 12 through which the interiors of the oil chambers 11 communicate with the exterior of the housing 9 such that oil is discharged from the oil chambers 11 through the oil discharge paths 12 while the corresponding oil chambers 11 are in the compression phase; and a plurality of oil suction paths 13 through which the interiors of the oil chambers 11 communicate with the exterior of the housing 9 such that oil is sucked into the oil chambers 11 through the oil suction paths 13 while the corresponding oil chambers 11 are in the suction phase.

    [0015] As illustrated in Fig. 1, the housing 9 includes a housing main body 14 and a housing lid 15 which can be disassembled so that the cam ring 7 and the rotor 6 can be axially received into the housing 9; and a seal ring 16 arranged between the housing main body 14 and the housing lid 15.

    [0016] While the oil pump 1 is a vane pump in the embodiment, the oil pump 1 may be any oil pump capable of functioning as a pump when the rotor rotates due to the motive power transmitted to the rotor from the engine side transmission path or the motor side transmission path, for example, may be an internal gear pump as disclosed in Patent document 2. In this case, the inner rotor of the internal gear pump which has an external gear is used as the rotor for receiving motive power.

    [0017] The rotor 6 is a hollow rotor including an inner peripheral portion 17 defining a space axially extending through the rotor 6. A first one-way clutch 18 and a second one-way clutch 19 are arranged inside of the inner peripheral portion 17 of the rotor 6. The first one-way clutch 18 constitutes the terminal end of the engine side transmission path 3 (seen in Fig. 2), and the second one-way clutch 19 constitutes the terminal end of the motor side transmission path 5 (seen in Fig. 2).

    [0018] As illustrated in Figs. 1 and 4, the first one-way clutch 18 includes a first input shaft 20 inserted into the space defined inside of the inner peripheral portion 17 of the rotor 6 from one axial side (left side in Fig. 1) of the oil pump 1; first engagement elements 21 configured to transmit motive power between the first input shaft 20 and the inner peripheral portion 17 of the rotor 6; a first retainer 22 configured to retain the first engagement elements 21; and first elastic members 23 mounted to the first retainer 22 so as to bias the respective first engagement elements 21.

    [0019] As illustrated in Figs. 1 and 3, the second one-way clutch 19 includes a second input shaft 24 inserted into the space defined inside of the inner peripheral portion 17 of the rotor 6 from the other axial side (right side in Fig. 1) of the oil pump 1; second engagement elements 25 configured to transmit motive power between the second input shaft 24 and the inner peripheral portion 17 of the rotor 6; a second retainer 26 configured to retain the second engagement elements 25; and second elastic members 27 mounted to the second retainer 26 so as to bias the respective second engagement elements 25.

    [0020] As illustrated in Fig. 2, the first input shaft 20 and the second input shaft 24 are connected, outside of the housing 9, to the engine side transmission path 3 and the motor side transmission path 5, respectively. This enables the first input shaft 20 and the second input shaft 24 to function, respectively, as a torque transmission shaft capable of transmitting the motive power output from the engine 2, and as a torque transmission shaft capable of transmitting the motive power output from the electric motor 4.

    [0021] As illustrated in Fig. 1, the oil pump driving device includes a first radial bearing 28 arranged between the housing 9 and the first input shaft 20, and supporting the first input shaft 20 so as to be rotatable relative to the housing 9; and a second radial bearing 29 arranged between the housing 9 and the second input shaft 24, and supporting the second input shaft 24 so as to be rotatable relative to the housing 9. The first and second radial bearings 28 and 29 receive axial loads in the two opposite axial directions. Each of the first and second radial bearings 28 and 29 is a rolling bearing including an outer race fitted in a bearing seat formed in the housing 9; an inner race fitted on the outer periphery of the corresponding one of the first and second input shafts 20 and 24; and contact seals mounted to the respective sides of the bearing. An oil seal S1 is mounted to the inner periphery of the housing lid 15 at its open end so as to be located outside of the first radial bearing 28, and an oil seal S2 is mounted to the inner periphery of the housing main body 14 at its open end so as to be located outside of the second radial bearing 29, thereby preventing oil from leaking out of the housing 9.

    [0022] As illustrated in Figs. 1 and 4, one of the opposed end portions of the first and second input shafts 20 and 24 is a hollow end portion, and the other opposed end portion is inserted in the hollow end portion such that the first and second input shafts 20 and 24 are axially and radially opposed, through a gap 30, to each other inside of the inner peripheral portion 17 of the rotor 6. A bearing 31 is arranged in the annular portion of the gap 30, and supports the second input shaft 24 so as to be rotatable relative to the first input shaft 20. The bearing 31 is a needle bearing utilizing, as its raceways, the inner surface of the one of the opposed end portions of the input shafts 20 and 24, and the outer surface of the other opposed end portion, and including needles retained by a retainer and arranged in the gap 30. While the bearing 31 is such a needle bearing in the embodiment, the bearing 31 may be a rolling bearing including bearing races, or a ball bearing.

    [0023] The first input shaft 20 has a first cylindrical surface 32 formed on the portion of the outer periphery of the input shaft 20 located inside of the inner peripheral portion 17 of the rotor 6. The rotor 6 has first cam surfaces 33 formed on its inner peripheral portion 17 so as to be circumferentially spaced apart from each other at predetermined intervals such that wedge-shaped spaces are defined between the respective first cam surfaces 33 and the first cylindrical surface 32. The wedge-shaped spaces each narrows in the counterclockwise direction in Fig. 4. The first cylindrical surface 32 may be a surface of an element of the first input shaft 20 provided separately from the main body of the first input shaft 20, and the first cam surfaces 33 may be surfaces of an element or elements of the rotor 6 provided separately from the main body of the rotor 6.

    [0024] The first engagement elements 21 are rollers received in the respective wedge-shaped spaces described above, and biased by the respective first elastic members 23 in the counterclockwise direction (in Fig. 4) so as to be kept in contact with the first cylindrical surface 32 and the respective first cam surfaces 33. When the first input shaft 20 rotates in the counterclockwise direction (in Fig. 4) relative to the rotor 6, the contact surface pressure between the first engagement elements 21 and the first cam surfaces 33 increases due to the wedge action, and thus the first engagement elements 21 are engaged with the first cylindrical surface 32 and the respective first cam surfaces 33, so that motive power is transmitted to the rotor 6 through the first engagement elements 21. On the other hand, when the first input shaft 20 rotates in the clockwise direction (in the figure) relative to the rotor 6, the contact surface pressure between the first engagement elements 21 and the first cam surfaces 33 decreases, and thus the first engagement elements 21 are disengaged from the first cylindrical surface 32 and/or the respective cam surfaces 33, so that no motive power is transmitted to the rotor 6 through the first engagement elements 21.

    [0025] While the first one-way clutch 18 is a roller-type clutch in the embodiment, the first one-way clutch 18 may be a sprag-type one-way clutch as disclosed in Patent document 2, which use/include sprags as the engagement elements.

    [0026] The second one-way clutch 19 (see Fig. 1 and 3) has the same structure as the first one-way clutch 18. Namely, when the second input shaft 24 rotates in the counterclockwise direction (in Fig. 3) relative to the rotor 6, the second engagement elements 25 are engaged with a second cylindrical surface 34 provided on the second one-way clutch 19, and respective second cam surfaces 35 provided on the rotor 6, so that motive power is transmitted to the rotor 6 through the second engagement elements 25, whereas when the second input shaft 24 rotates in the clockwise direction (in Fig. 3) relative to the rotor 6, the second engagement elements 25 are disengaged, so that no motive power is transmitted to the rotor 6 through the second engagement elements 25.

    [0027] The first input shaft 20 (see Figs. 1 and 2) is configured to rotate in the counterclockwise direction (in the figure) due to the motive power output from the engine 2. Therefore, the first one-way clutch 18 transmits the motive power input from the engine 2 to the rotor 6, so that the rotor 6 rotates only in the counterclockwise direction (in Fig. 3 or 4). The second input shaft 24 (see Figs. 1 and 2) is also configured to rotate in the counterclockwise direction (in Fig. 3 or 4) due to the motive power output from the electric motor 4. Therefore, the second one-way clutch 19 transmits the motive power input from the electric motor 4 to the rotor 6, so that the rotor 6 rotates only in the counterclockwise direction (in the figure).

    [0028] Namely, since, while the engine 2 is operating, and the electric motor 4 is not operating, the first one-way clutch 18, which is a portion of the engine side transmission path 3, is engaged, the motive power output from the engine 2 is transmitted to the rotor 6 from the first one-way clutch 18. By receiving this motive power, the rotor 6 rotates in the counterclockwise direction (in 4), thereby driving the oil pump 1. The counterclockwise rotation of the rotor 6 is output to the second engagement elements 25 of the second one-way clutch 19, and since the second input shaft 24 is not rotating at this time, this means that the second input shaft 24 rotates in the clockwise direction (in Figs. 3 and 4) relative to the rotor 6, so that the second one-way clutch 19 remains disengaged. Thus, motive power is never transmitted to the electric motor 4 through the second one-way clutch 19.

    [0029] On the other hand, since, while the engine 2 is not operating, and the electric motor 4 is operating, the second one-way clutch 19, which is a portion of the motor side transmission path 5, is engaged, the motive power output from the electric motor 4 is transmitted to the rotor 6 from the second one-way clutch 19, thereby driving the oil pump 1. At this time, since the first input shaft 20 is not rotating, this means that the first input shaft 20 rotates in the clockwise direction relative to the rotor 6, so that the first one-way clutch 18 remains disengaged.

    [0030] The electric motor 4 may be configured to be always operating irrespective of whether or not the engine 2 is operating. If the electric motor 4 always rotates/operates, when the engine 2 is started, the oil pump 1 is driven and controlled by one of the first and second input shafts 20 and 24 that is rotating at a higher speed than the other input shaft, because the first and second one-way clutches 18 and 19 have the same shape, and both transmit motive power only in the same one direction.

    [0031] As described above, the oil pump driving device embodying the present invention is configured such that the single oil pump 1 can be driven by either of the engine 2 and the electric motor 4. Also, since, in the oil pump driving device embodying the present invention, the rotor 6 comprises a hollow rotor including an inner peripheral portion 17 defining a space, and the first and second one-way clutches 18 and 19 are arranged inside of the inner peripheral portion 17, that is, disposed within the axial width of the rotor 6, the oil pump driving device of the present invention is shorter in axial length than a conventional oil pump driving device as disclosed in Patent document 2 which includes one-way clutches on both sides of the oil pump.

    [0032]  Since, in the oil pump driving device embodying the present invention, the first one-way clutch 18 includes a first input shaft 20 inserted in the space defined inside of the inner peripheral portion 17 of the rotor 6, and first engagement elements 21 configured to transmit motive power between the first input shaft 20 and the inner peripheral portion 17 of the rotor 6, and the second one-way clutch 19 includes a second input shaft 24 inserted in the space defined inside of the inner peripheral portion 17 of the rotor 6, and second engagement elements 25 configured to transmit motive power between the second input shaft 24 and the inner peripheral portion 17 of the rotor 6, the first and second one-way clutches 18 and 19 can be received, substantially in their entireties, inside of the inner peripheral portion 17 of the rotor 6, namely, among all the components of the first and second one-way clutches 18 and 19, only the portions of the input shafts 20 and 24 that need to be connected, respectively, to the engine side transmission path 3 and the motor side transmission path 5 protrude axially beyond the rotor 6.

    [0033] Since, in the oil pump driving device embodying the present invention, the first and second input shafts 20 and 24 are axially and radially opposed, through the gap 30, to each other inside of the inner peripheral portion 17 of the rotor 6, and also a bearing 31 is arranged in the gap 30, and supports the second input shaft 24 so as to be rotatable relative to the first input shaft 20, the bearing 31 prevents the run-out of the input shafts 20 and 24 in the interior space of the inner peripheral portion 17 of the rotor 6, in which the input shafts 20 and 24 cannot be supported relative to the housing 9, so that the first and second one-way clutches 18 and 19 can operate in a stable manner, and the rotor 6 can also rotate in a stable manner.

    [0034] Since, in the oil pump driving device embodying the present invention, the single housing 9 retains, as a single unit, the oil pump 1, the first one-way clutch 18, the second one-way clutch 19, the first radial bearing 28, which supports the first input shaft 20, the second radial bearing 29, which supports the second input shaft 24, and the seals (oil seals S1 and S2 in the embodiment), the oil pump driving device can be easily mounted to the engine side transmission path 3 and the motor side transmission path 5.

    [0035] The above embodiment is merely an example in every respect, and the present invention is not limited to the above embodiment. Therefore, the scope of the present invention is indicated not by the above description but by the claims, and should be understood to include all modifications within the scope of the claims.

    DESCRIPTION OF REFERENCE NUMERALS



    [0036] 

    1: oil pump

    2: engine

    4: electric motor

    6: rotor

    17: inner peripheral portion

    18: first one-way clutch

    19: second one-way clutch

    20: first input shaft

    21: first engagement element

    24: second input shaft

    25: second engagement element

    30: gap

    31: bearing




    Claims

    1. An oil pump driving device comprising:

    a single oil pump (1) including a rotor (6) configured to receive motive power;

    a first one-way clutch (18) configured to transmit motive power input from an engine (2) side, to the rotor (6) only in one direction; and

    a second one-way clutch (19) configured to transmit motive power input from an electric motor (4) side, to the rotor (6) only in the one direction,

    characterized in that the rotor (6) comprises a hollow rotor including an inner peripheral portion (17) defining a space inside of the inner peripheral portion (17), and the first one-way clutch (18) and the second one-way clutch (19) are arranged inside of the inner peripheral portion (17) of the rotor (6).


     
    2. The oil pump driving device according to claim 1, wherein the first one-way clutch (18) comprises a first input shaft (20) inserted in the space defined inside of the inner peripheral portion (17) of the rotor (6), and first engagement elements (21) configured to transmit motive power between the first input shaft (20) and the inner peripheral portion (17) of the rotor (6), and
    wherein the second one-way clutch (19) comprises a second input shaft (24) inserted in the space defined inside of the inner peripheral portion (17) of the rotor (6), and second engagement elements (25) configured to transmit motive power between the second input shaft (24) and the inner peripheral portion (17) of the rotor (6).
     
    3. The oil pump driving device according to claim 2, wherein the first input shaft (20) and the second input shaft (24) are axially and radially opposed, through a gap (30), to each other inside of the inner peripheral portion (17) of the rotor (6), and
    wherein the oil pump driving device further comprises a bearing (31) arranged in the gap (30), and supporting the second input shaft (24) so as to be rotatable relative to the first input shaft (20).
     
    4. The oil pump driving device according to claim 2 or 3, further comprising a seal (S1, S2), a first radial bearing (28) supporting the first input shaft (20), a second radial bearing (29) supporting the second input shaft (24), and a single housing (9),
    wherein the single housing (9) retains, as a single unit, the oil pump (1), the first one-way clutch (18), the second one-way clutch (19), the first radial bearing (28), the second radial bearing (29), and the seal (S1, S2).
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Ölpumpen-Antriebsvorrichtung, umfassend:

    eine einzelne Ölpumpe (1), die einen Rotor (6) umfasst, der konfiguriert ist, eine Antriebskraft aufzunehmen;

    eine erste Einwegkupplung (18), die konfiguriert ist, eine von einer Motor (2)-Seite eingegebene Antriebskraft nur in einer Richtung an den Rotor (6) zu übertragen; und

    eine zweite Einwegkupplung (19), die konfiguriert ist, eine von einer Elektromotor (4)-Seite eingegebene Antriebskraft nur in einer Richtung an den Rotor (6) zu übertragen,

    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass der Rotor (6) einen Hohlrotor umfasst, der einen Innenumfangsabschnitt (17) aufweist, der einen Raum innerhalb des Innenumfangsabschnitts (17) definiert, und die erste Einwegkupplung (18) und die zweite Einwegkupplung (19) innerhalb des Innenumfangsabschnitts (17) des Rotors (6) angeordnet sind.


     
    2. Die Ölpumpen-Antriebsvorrichtung gemäß Anspruch 1, wobei die erste Einwegkupplung (18) eine erste Eingangswelle (20), die in den Raum eingesetzt ist, der innerhalb des Innenumfangsabschnitts (17) des Rotors (6) definiert ist, und erste Eingriffselemente (21) umfasst, die konfiguriert sind, eine Antriebskraft zwischen der ersten Eingangswelle (20) und dem Innenumfangsabschnitt (17) des Rotors (6) zu übertragen, und
    wobei die zweite Einwegkupplung (19) eine zweite Eingangswelle (24), die in den Raum eingesetzt ist, der innerhalb des Innenumfangsabschnitts (17) des Rotors (6) definiert ist, und zweite Eingriffselemente (25) umfasst, die konfiguriert sind, eine Antriebskraft zwischen der zweiten Eingangswelle (24) und dem Innenumfangsabschnitt (17) des Rotors (6) zu übertragen.
     
    3. Die Ölpumpen-Antriebsvorrichtung gemäß Anspruch 2, wobei die erste Eingangswelle (20) und die zweite Eingangswelle (24) in dem Innenumfangsabschnitt (17) des Rotors (6) über einen Abstand (30) axial und radial einander gegenüberliegen, und
    wobei die Ölpumpen-Antriebsvorrichtung ferner ein Lager (31) umfasst, das in dem Abstand (30) angeordnet ist und die zweite Eingangswelle (24) so lagert, dass sie relativ zu der ersten Eingangswelle (20) drehbar ist.
     
    4. Die Ölpumpen-Antriebsvorrichtung gemäß Anspruch 2 oder 3, ferner umfassend eine Dichtung (S1, S2), ein erstes Radiallager (28), das die erste Eingangswelle (20) lagert, ein zweites Radiallager (29), das die zweite Eingangswelle (24) lagert, und ein einzelnes Gehäuse (9),
    wobei das einzelne Gehäuse (9) als Einzeleinheit die Ölpumpe (1), die erste Einwegkupplung (18), die zweite Einwegkupplung (19), das erste Radiallager (28), das zweite Radiallager (29) und die Dichtung (S1, S2) aufnimmt.
     


    Revendications

    1. Dispositif d'entraînement à pompe à huile comprenant :

    une pompe à huile unique (1) comprenant un rotor (6) configuré pour recevoir une puissance motrice ;

    un premier embrayage unidirectionnel (18) configuré pour transmettre une puissance motrice entrée d'un côté moteur (2), au rotor (6) uniquement dans une première direction ; et

    un second embrayage unidirectionnel (19) configuré pour transmettre une puissance motrice entrée d'un côté moteur électrique(4), au rotor (6) uniquement dans la première direction,

    caractérisé en ce que le rotor (6) comprend un rotor creux comprenant une partie périphérique intérieure (17) définissant un espace à l'intérieur de la partie périphérique intérieure (17), et le premier embrayage unidirectionnel (18) et le second embrayage unidirectionnel (19) sont agencés à l'intérieur de la partie périphérique intérieure (17) du rotor (6).


     
    2. Dispositif d'entraînement à pompe à huile selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le premier embrayage unidirectionnel (18) comprend un premier arbre d'entrée (20) inséré dans l'espace défini à l'intérieur de la partie périphérique intérieure (17) du rotor (6), et des premiers éléments de prise (21) configurés pour transmettre une puissance motrice entre le premier arbre d'entrée (20) et la partie périphérique intérieure (17) du rotor (6), et
    dans lequel le second embrayage unidirectionnel (19) comprend un second arbre d'entrée (24) inséré dans l'espace défini à l'intérieur de la partie périphérique intérieure (17) du rotor (6), et des seconds éléments de prise (25) configurés pour transmettre une puissance motrice entre le second arbre d'entrée (24) et la partie périphérique intérieure (17) du rotor (6).
     
    3. Dispositif d'entraînement à pompe à huile selon la revendication 2, dans lequel le premier arbre d'entrée(20) et le second arbre d'entrée (24) sont opposés axialement et radialement, à travers un intervalle (30), l'un à l'autre à l'intérieur de la partie périphérique intérieure (17) du rotor (6), et
    dans lequel le dispositif d'entraînement à pompe à huile comprend en outre un palier (31) agencé dans l'intervalle (30), et supportant le second arbre d'entrée (24) de manière à pouvoir être rotatif par rapport au premier arbre d'entrée (20).
     
    4. Dispositif d'entraînement à pompe à huile selon la revendication 2 ou 3, comprenant en outre un joint d'étanchéité (S1, S2), un premier palier radial (28) supportant le premier arbre d'entrée (20), un second palier radial (29) supportant le second arbre d'entrée (24), et un carter unique (9),
    dans lequel le carter unique (9) retient, en tant qu'unité unique, la pompe à huile (1), le premier embrayage unidirectionnel (18), le second embrayage unidirectionnel (19), le premier palier radial (28), le second palier radial (29), et le joint d'étanchéité (S1, S2).
     




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