US Patent No. 10,989,253

CLUTCH DEVICE


Patent No. 10,989,253
Issue Date April 27, 2021
Title Clutch Device
Inventorship
Assignee

Claim of US Patent No. 10,989,253

1. A clutch device comprising:a rotor of an electric machine comprising a first axial side and a second axial side;
a first sub-clutch arranged within the rotor, comprising:
a first outer disk carrier, coupled to the rotor, comprising:
at least two first outer disks; and,
a first inner disk carrier comprising:
at least one first inner disk that engages between the at least two first outer disks; and,
a second sub-clutch arranged within the rotor, comprising:
a second outer disk carrier, integral with the first outer disk carrier or separate from the first outer disk carrier and coupled to the rotor, comprising:
at least two second outer disks; and,
a second inner disk carrier comprising:
at least one second inner disk that engages between the at least two second outer disks; and,
a first actuation device for actuating the first sub-clutch or the second sub-clutch, the first actuation device comprising:
a first housing with a first ring-shaped bore;
a first ring-shaped piston installed in the first ring-shaped bore; and
a first ring-shaped pressure chamber at least partially formed by the first ring-shaped bore and the first ring-shaped piston, wherein the first axial side is rotatably mounted on the first housing via a first support and the second axial side is rotatably mounted via a second support spaced from the first housing.