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Dokumentenidentifikation EP1331343 29.12.2005
EP-Veröffentlichungsnummer 0001331343
Titel Dämpfungseinrichtung
Anmelder Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview, Ill., US
Erfinder Bivens, Steven L., Kankakee, Illinois 60901, US;
Bella, Joseph J., Plainfield, Illinois 60544, US;
Cascio, Jeffrey S., Tinley Park, Illinois 60477, US
Vertreter derzeit kein Vertreter bestellt
DE-Aktenzeichen 60207518
Vertragsstaaten DE, ES, FR, GB, IT, SE
Sprache des Dokument EN
EP-Anmeldetag 27.12.2002
EP-Aktenzeichen 020290185
EP-Offenlegungsdatum 30.07.2003
EP date of grant 23.11.2005
Veröffentlichungstag im Patentblatt 29.12.2005
IPC-Hauptklasse E05F 3/14

Beschreibung[en]
CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION

This application claims benefit to United States provisional application Serial No. 60/351,439 filed on January 25, 2002.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates generally to a damper apparatus. More particularly, the present invention relates to a damper apparatus for damping movement between a first and a second element.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Typical damper assemblies (see e.g US-A- 4 697 673) include a damping media disposed within a cavity defined by a housing. A rotor with an O-ring extending around the rotor is pushed into the cavity so that dampened relative rotation between the housing and the rotor is achieved. However, according to the present invention, once the rotor is fully depressed into the cavity, an annular ring at the top of the rotor snaps into corresponding open slots at an open end of the housing. The snap feature of the present invention keeps the rotor securely snapped into the housing while at the same time allowing the rotor to rotate freely within the housing. When the rotor is snapped in place, an exterior torsion spring is placed over the exposed end of the rotor. One end of the spring is keyed into a corresponding anchor in the rotor and the other end of the spring is keyed into a rib defined by the housing. The spring is held in place on the rotor by a series of ramped ribs or projections molded in the exposed end of the rotor.

In operation of the damper assembly, the housing is slid into the pivot point of the lid to be damped. A keyway on one end of the housing is keyed into a corresponding slot inside the pivot point of the lid, thus integrally fixing the damper housing to the lid. The lid with damper in place is then placed into a stationary base. Flats on the exposed end of the rotor line up with mating flats in the stationary base. Pins are then pushed through the stationary base into both ends of the damper. As the damped lid is rotated downwards, the damper housing rotates with the lid while the rotor is held stationary by the base. As the lid is rotated downward, the torsion spring is loaded thus putting an upward moment on the lid. When the lid is released, the spring unwinds thus rotating the rotor through the damper media thereby creating a damped motion while forcing the lid open.

An alternative arrangement according to the present invention leaves one end of the spring unattached to the damper rotor to allow for preloading of the spring as it is assembled into the pivot point of the lid.

In prior arrangements, a separate spring has been used to open the lid whereas in the present invention, the spring is an integral part of the damper assembly.

Also, in known dampers, a cap is used to retain the rotor and O-ring relative to the housing. The present invention does not require a cap thus allowing the overall diameter of the damper assembly to be smaller and therefore fit into smaller packages.

Some prior dampers utilize an internal spring within the housing. However, such internal springs have limited rotational force capabilities. In the present invention, the spring is disposed externally which provides an increased rotational force when compared with internal spring arrangements.

The external spring according to the present invention permits preloading of the damper spring as the damper is being assembled into the mating assembly.

However, the prior art internal springs cannot be preloaded before assembly.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

A damper apparatus is disclosed for damping movement between a first and a second element. The apparatus includes an elongate housing that is suitable for being secured to the first element. The housing has a first and a second end, the housing defining a bore that extends between the ends of the housing. A rotor is suitable for being secured to the second element. The rotor includes a first and a second portion. The first portion of the rotor is rotatably disposed within the bore of the housing. A biasing device has a first and a second termination. The biasing device extends between the second portion of the rotor and the housing for rotationally biasing the rotor relative to the housing. A seal is disposed between the first and second portions of the rotor. The seal cooperates with the bore for sealing the bore relative to the second portion of the rotor such that in use of the apparatus, damping fluid sealed within the bore by the seal dampens rotational movement of the rotor relative to the bore when the rotor is rotationally biased The rotor is shapped into the housing. The arrangement is such that movement between the first and second elements is dampened.

Other features and advantages of the invention will become apparent to those skilled in the art upon review of the following detailed description, claims and drawings in which like numerals are used to designate like features.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a damper apparatus according to the present invention for damping movement between a first and a second element.

FIG. 2 is an enlarged sectional view of the damper apparatus shown in FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is an enlarged perspective view of the damper apparatus shown in FIG. 1.

FIG. 4 is a similar view to that shown in FIG. 2 but shown in perspective.

FIG. 5 is an exploded view of the damper apparatus and a lid and base shown in FIG. 1.

FIG. 6 is a fragmentary perspective view of the assembled components shown in FIG. 5.

FIG. 7 is a perspective view of a further embodiment of the present invention.

Before the embodiments of the invention are explained in detail, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited in its application to the details of construction and the arrangement of the components set forth in the following description or illustrated in the drawings. The invention is capable of other embodiments and of being practiced or being carried out in various ways. Also, it is to be understood that the phraseology and terminology used herein are for the purpose of description and should not be regarded as limiting. The use of "including" and "comprising" and variations thereof is meant to encompass the items listed thereafter and equivalents thereof as well as additional items and equivalents thereof.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a damper apparatus generally designated 10 according to the present invention for damping movement between a first and a second element 12 and 14 respectively. As shown in Fig. 1, the apparatus 10 includes an elongate housing 16 that is, in the preferred embodiment, arranged to be secured to the first element 12.

FIG. 2 is a sectional view of the damper apparatus 10 shown in FIG. 1. As shown in FIG. 2, the housing 16 has a first and a second end 18 and 20 respectively, the housing 16 defining a bore 22 which extends between the ends 18 and 20 of the housing 16. The damper 10 further includes a rotor generally designated 24. The rotor 24 includes a first and a second portion 26 and 28 respectively. The first portion 26 of the rotor 24 is rotatably disposed within the bore 22 of the housing 16. A biasing device 30 has a first and a second termination 32 and 34. The biasing device 30 extends between the second portion 28 of the rotor 24 and the housing 16 for rotationally biasing the housing 16 relative to the rotor 24 as indicated by the arrow 36. A seal 38 is disposed between the first and second portions 26 and 28 of the rotor 24. The seal 38 cooperates with the bore 22 for sealing the bore 22 relative to the second portion 28 of the rotor 24 such that in use of the apparatus, damping fluid 40 sealed within the bore 22 by the seal 38 dampens rotational movement 36 of the rotor 24 relative to the bore 22 when the rotor 24 is rotationally biased. The arrangement is such that movement 36 between the first and second elements 12 and 14 is dampened.

In a more specific embodiment of the present invention, the housing 16 is of cylindrical configuration.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the damper apparatus 10 shown in FIG. 1. As shown in FIG. 3, the housing 16 has an outer surface 42 which defines a slot 44 for anchoring therein the first termination 32 of the biasing device 30.

Furthermore, as shown in FIG. 2, the housing 16 has an annular flange 46 which is disposed adjacent to the second end 20 of the housing 16, the flange 46 defining an inwardly projecting lip 48 for locking the first portion 26 of the rotor 24 within the bore 22 when the first portion 26 of the rotor 24 is urged into the bore 22.

More specifically, the flange 46 defines an internal ramp 50 for guiding the first portion 26 of the rotor 24 into the bore 22 preceding locking of the first portion 26 of the rotor 24 within the bore 22.

The first portion 26 of the rotor 24 is of cylindrical configuration for rotation thereof relative to the bore 22.

Additionally, the first portion 26 of the rotor 24 defines a cavity 52 having a first and a second extremity 54 and 56 respectively, the first extremity 54 of the cavity 52 being in fluid communication with the bore 22.

Moreover, the first portion 26 of the rotor 24 defines an annular groove 58 for the reception therein of the seal 38.

The second portion 28 of the rotor 24 includes a support 60 that is of cylindrical configuration. The support 60 is disposed coaxially relative to the first portion 26 of the rotor 24.

Also, the support 60 extends through the biasing device 30 for supporting the biasing device 30.

Additionally, as shown in FIG. 3, the support 60 defines an axial slot 62 for anchoring the second termination 34 of the biasing device 30.

Also, the support 60 defines a ramp projection 64 for guiding the biasing device 30 onto the support 60 and for locking the biasing device 30 onto the support 60.

As shown in FIG. 2, the second portion 28 of the rotor 24 defines a conical surface 66 which cooperates with the ramp 50 for guiding the first portion 26 of the rotor 24 into the bore 22.

Moreover, the second portion 28 of the rotor 24 defines a pivotal hole 68.

Furthermore, the housing 16 defines a further pivotal hole 70 which is disposed coaxially and spaced relative to the pivotal hole 68.

Additionally, the biasing device 30 is a torsion spring.

FIG. 4 is a similar view to that shown in FIG. 2 but shown in perspective. As shown in FIG. 4, the rotor 24 is anchored within the housing 16 but is free to rotate therein subject to the spring 30.

More specifically, as shown in FIG. 2, the seal 38 is an O-ring seal.

In operation of the apparatus 10 according to the present invention, the O-ring seal 38 is slipped over the first portion 26 of the rotor 24 and the bore 22 is filled with damping fluid 40. The rotor 24 is then inserted into the bore 22 until the inwardly projecting lip 48 locks the rotor 24 rotatably within the housing 16. The spring 30 is then urged over the ramp projection 64 with the first termination 32 of the spring 30 anchored within the slot 44 as shown in FIG. 3.

FIG. 5 is an exploded view of the damper apparatus 10 and the lid 12 and base 14. As shown in FIG. 5, the damper apparatus or assembly 10 is loaded axially into the lid or first element 12 as indicated by arrow 72. The housing 16 of the damper apparatus 10 includes an axial ridge 73 which cooperates with a corresponding axial groove 75 defined by the lid 12. The first element or lid 12 with the damper assembly 10 in place is then slid as indicated by the arrow 77 into a recess 74 defined by the base or second element 14. As shown in FIG. 3, the support 60 has a flat portion 76 which cooperates with a corresponding flat molding 78 of the recess 74. Pins 80 and 82 are then inserted axially as indicated by the arrows 84 and 86 respectively, so that pivoting of the lid 12 relative to the base 14 as indicated by the arrow 88 is permitted.

However, as the lid 12 is closed, as indicated by the arrow 88, such closing generates a pivotal moment as the spring 30 is tensioned. When the lid 12 is released, the spring 30 urges the lid 12 open but such rotational movement of the spring 30 and attached housing 16 is dampened by the fluid media 40 within the bore 22.

FIG. 6 is a fragmentary perspective view that is similar to the view shown in FIG. 5 but viewed from a slightly different angle to show the interrelationship between the various components when assembled. As shown in FIG. 6, the pins 80 and 82 are disposed within the respective pivotal holes 70 and 68 defined by the housing 16 and rotor 24 respectively.

FIG. 7 is a perspective view of a further embodiment of the present invention. As shown in FIG. 7, the second termination 34a of a spring 30a is adjustably secured to a rotor 24a for adjusting biasing of a housing 16a relative to the rotor 24a.

The present invention provides a unique arrangement for disposing a spring integrally with a housing and rotor while locating the spring externally relative to the rotor and housing thus increasing the rotational force provided by the spring and permitting adjustment of the spring to vary the rotational force provided by the spring.

Variations and modifications of the foregoing are within the scope of the present invention. The embodiments described herein explain the best modes known for practicing the invention and will enable others skilled in the art to utilize the invention.


Anspruch[de]
  1. Dämpfervorrichtung zur Dämpfung einer Bewegung zwischen einem ersten und einem zweiten Element (12, 14), beinhaltend:
    • ein längliches Gehäuse (16), welches geeignet ist, an dem ersten Element (12) befestigt zu werden, wobei das Gehäuse (16) ein erstes und ein zweites Ende (18, 20) aufweist, wobei das Gehäuse (16) eine Bohrung (22) definiert, welche sich zwischen den Enden (18, 20) des Gehäuses (16) erstreckt,
    • einen Rotor (24) welcher geeignet ist, an dem zweiten Element (14) befestigt zu werden, wobei der Rotor beinhaltet:
      • einen ersten und einen zweiten Teil (26, 28), wobei der erste Teil (26) des Rotors (24) drehbar in der Bohrung (22) des Gehäuses (16) angeordnet ist; und eine Vorspannvorrichtung (30), welche einen ersten und einen zweiten Abschluss (32, 34) aufweist, wobei sich die Vorspannvorrichtung (30) zwischen dem zweiten Teil (28) des Rotors (24) und dem Gehäuse (16) erstreckt, um den Rotor (24) relativ zu dem Gehäuse (16) rotationsmäßig vorzuspannen; und
      • eine Dichtung (38), welche zwischen den ersten und zweiten Teilen (26, 28) des Rotors (24) angeordnet ist, wobei die Dichtung (38) mit der Bohrung (22) zusammenwirkt, um die Bohrung (22) relativ zu dem zweiten Teil (28) des Rotors (24) so abzudichten, dass bei Gebrauch der Vorrichtung Dämpfungsfluid (40), welches in der Bohrung (22) durch die Dichtung (38) eingeschlossen ist, eine Drehbewegung des Rotors (24) relativ zu der Bohrung (22) dämpft, wenn der Rotor (24) rotationsmäßig vorgespannt ist, so dass eine Bewegung zwischen den ersten und zweiten Elementen (12, 14) gedämpft ist, wobei der Rotor (24) in dem Gehäuse (16) eingeschnappt ist.
  2. Dämpfervorrichtung nach Anspruch 1, wobei das Gehäuse (16) eine zylindrische Konfiguration aufweist.
  3. Dämpfervorrichtung nach Anspruch 1 oder 2, wobei das Gehäuse (16) eine Außenfläche (42) aufweist, welche einen Schlitz (44) definiert, um darin den ersten Abschluss (32) der Vorspannvorrichtung (30) zu verankern.
  4. Dämpfervorrichtung nach mindestens einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei das Gehäuse (16) einen ringförmigen Flansch (46) aufweist, welcher benachbart zu dem zweiten Ende (20) des Gehäuses (16) angeordnet ist, wobei der Flansch (46) eine nach innen vorstehende Lippe (48) definiert, um den ersten Teil (26) des Rotors (24) in der Bohrung (22) zu verriegeln, wenn der erste Teil (26) des Rotors (24) in die Bohrung (22) gedrängt wird.
  5. Dämpfervorrichtung nach Anspruch 4, wobei der Flansch (46) eine innere Rampe (50) definiert, um den ersten Teil (26) des Rotors (24) vor einer Verriegelung des ersten Teils (26) des Rotors (24) in der Bohrung (22) in die Bohrung (22) zu führen.
  6. Dämpfervorrichtung nach mindestens einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei der erste Teil (26) des Rotors (24) eine zylindrische Konfiguration zur Drehung desselben relativ zu der Bohrung (22) aufweist.
  7. Dämpfervorrichtung nach mindestens einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei der erste Teil (26) des Rotors (24) einen Hohlraum (52) definiert, welcher ein erstes und ein zweites Ende (54) aufweist, wobei das erste Ende (54) des Hohlraums (52) fluidmäßig mit der Bohrung (22) in Verbindung steht.
  8. Dämpfervorrichtung nach mindestens einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei der erste Teil (26) des Rotors (24) eine Ringnut (58) definiert, um darin eine Dichtung (38) aufzunehmen.
  9. Dämpfervorrichtung nach mindestens einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei der zweite Teil (28) des Rotors (24) einen Träger (60) einschließt, welcher eine zylindrischen Konfiguration aufweist, wobei der Träger (60) relativ zu dem ersten Teil (26) des Rotors (24) koaxial angeordnet ist.
  10. Dämpfervorrichtung nach Anspruch 9, wobei sich der Träger (60) durch die Vorspannvorrichtung (30) erstreckt, um die Vorspannvorrichtung (30) zu tragen.
  11. Dämpfervorrichtung nach Anspruch 10, wobei der Träger (60) einen axialen Schlitz (62) definiert, um den zweiten Abschluss (34) der Vorspannvorrichtung (30) zu verankern.
  12. Dämpfervorrichtung nach mindestens einem der Ansprüche 9 bis 11, wobei der Träger (60) einen Rampenvorsprung (64) zur Führung der Vorspannvorrichtung (30) auf den Träger (60) und zum Verriegeln der Vorspannvorrichtung (30) auf dem Träger (60) definiert.
  13. Dämpfervorrichtung nach mindestens einem der Ansprüche 5 bis 12, wobei der zweite Teil (28) des Rotors (24) eine konische Fläche (66) definiert, welche mit der Rampe (50) zusammenwirkt, um den ersten Teil (26) des Rotors (24) in die Bohrung (22) zu führen.
  14. Dämpfervorrichtung nach mindestens einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei der zweite Teil (28) des Rotors (24) ein Schwenkloch (68) definiert.
  15. Dämpfervorrichtung nach Anspruch 14, wobei das Gehäuse (16) ein weiteres Schwenkloch (70) definiert, welches koaxial angeordnet ist und relativ zu dem Schwenkloch (68) beabstandet ist.
  16. Dämpfervorrichtung nach mindestens einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Vorspannvorrichtung (30) eine Torsionsfeder ist.
  17. Dämpfervorrichtung nach Anspruch 16, wobei der zweite Abschluss (34) der Feder einstellbar an dem Rotor (24) zur Einstellung der Vorspannung des Gehäuses (16) relativ zu dem Rotor (24) befestigt ist.
  18. Dämpfervorrichtung nach mindestens einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Dichtung (38) ein O-Ring ist.
Anspruch[en]
  1. A damper apparatus for damping movement between a first and a second element (12, 14), said apparatus comprising:
    • an elongate housing (16) suitable for being secured to the first element (12), said housing (16) having a first and a second end (18, 20), said housing (16) defining a bore (22) which extends between said ends (18, 20) of said housing (16) a rotor (24) suitable for being secured to the second element (14) said rotor including:
      • a first and a second portion (26, 28) said first portion (26) of said rotor (24) being rotatably disposed within said bore (22) of said housing (16); and
      • a biasing device (30) having a first and a second termination (32, 34) said biasing device (30) extending between said second portion (28) of said rotor (24) and
      • said housing (16) for rotationally biasing said rotor (24) relative to said housing (16); and
      • a seal (38) disposed between said first and second portions (26, 28) of said rotor (24), said seal (38) cooperating with said bore (22) for sealing said bore (22) relative to said second portion (28) of said rotor (24) such that in use of said apparatus, damping fluid (40) sealed within said bore (22) by said seal (38) dampens rotational movement of said rotor (24) relative to said bore (22) when said rotor (24) is rotationally biased so that movement between the first and second elements (12, 14) is dampened wherein the rotor (24) is snapped into the housing (16).
  2. A damper apparatus as set forth in claim 1 wherein, said housing (16) is of cylindrical configuration.
  3. A damper apparatus as set forth in claim 1 or 2 wherein said housing (16) has an outer surface (42) which defines a slot (44) for anchoring therein said first termination (32) of said biasing device (30).
  4. A damper apparatus as set forth in at least one of the preceding claims wherein said housing (16) has an annular flange (46) which is disposed adjacent to said second end (20) of said housing (16), said flange (46) defining an inwardly projecting lip (48) for locking said first portion (26) of said rotor (24) within said bore (22) when said first portion (26) of said rotor (24) is urged into said bore (22).
  5. A damper apparatus as set forth in claim 4 wherein said flange (46) defines an internal ramp (50) for guiding said first portion (26) of said rotor (24) into said bore (22) preceding locking of said first portion (26) of said rotor (24) within said bore (22).
  6. A damper apparatus as set forth in at least one of the preceding claims wherein, said first portion (26) of said rotor (24) is of cylindrical configuration for rotation thereof relative to said bore (22).
  7. A damper apparatus as set forth in at least one of the preceding claims wherein, said first portion (26) of said rotor (24) defines a cavity (52) having a first and a second extremity (54), said first extremity (54) of said cavity (52) being in fluid communication with said bore (22).
  8. A damper apparatus as set forth in at least one of the preceding claims wherein, said first portion (26) of said rotor (24) defines an annular groove (58) for the reception therein of said seal (38).
  9. A damper apparatus as set forth in at least one of the preceding claims wherein, said second portion (28) of said rotor (24) includes a support (60) which is of cylindrical configuration, said support (60) being disposed coaxially relative to said first portion (26) of said rotor (24).
  10. A damper apparatus as set forth in claim 9 wherein, said support (60) extends through said biasing device (30) for supporting said biasing device (30).
  11. A damper apparatus as set forth in claim 10 wherein, said support (60) defines an axial slot (62) for anchoring said second termination (34) of said biasing device (30).
  12. A damper apparatus as set forth in at least one of claims 9 to 11 wherein, said support (60) defines a ramp projection (64) for guiding said biasing device (30) onto said support (60) and for locking said biasing device (30) onto said support (60).
  13. A damper apparatus as set forth in at least one of claims 5 to 12 wherein, said second portion (28) of said rotor (24) defines a conical surface (66) which cooperates with said ramp (50) for guiding said first portion (26) of said rotor (24) into said bore (22).
  14. A damper apparatus as set forth in at least one of the preceding claims wherein, said second portion (28) of said rotor (24) defines a pivotal hole (68).
  15. A damper apparatus as set forth in claim 14 wherein, said housing (16) defines a further pivotal hole (70) which is disposed coaxially and spaced relative to said pivotal hole (68)
  16. A damper apparatus as set forth in at least one of the preceding claims wherein, said biasing device (30) is a torsion spring.
  17. A damper apparatus as set forth in claim 16 wherein, said second termination (34) of said spring is adjustable secured to said rotor (24) for adjusting biasing of said housing (16) relative to said rotor (24).
  18. A damper apparatus as set forth in at least one of the preceding claims wherein, said seal (38) is an O-ring.
Anspruch[fr]
  1. Appareil amortisseur pour amortir le mouvement entre un premier et un second éléments (12, 14), ledit appareil comprenant :
    • un logement allongé (16) adapté pour être fixé au premier élément (12), ledit logement (16) ayant une première et une seconde extrémités (18, 20), ledit logement (16) définissant un alésage (22) qui s'étend entre lesdites extrémités (18, 20) dudit logement (16) ;
    • un rotor (24) adapté pour être fixé au second élément (14), ledit rotor comprenant :
      • une première et une seconde parties (26, 28), ladite première partie (26) dudit rotor (24) étant disposé de sorte à pouvoir tourner à l'intérieur dudit alésage (22) dudit logement (16) ; et un dispositif de positionnement (30) ayant une première et une seconde terminaison (32, 34), ledit dispositif de positionnement (30) s'étendant entre ladite seconde partie (28) dudit rotor (24) et ledit logement (16) pour positionner en rotation ledit rotor (24) par rapport audit logement (16) ; et
      • un joint (38) disposé entre lesdites première et seconde parties (26, 28) dudit rotor (24), ledit joint (38) coopérant avec ledit alésage (22) pour assurer l'étanchéité dudit alésage (22) par rapport à ladite seconde partie (28) dudit rotor (24) de telle sorte que pendant l'utilisation dudit appareil, un fluide d'amortissement (40) enfermé à l'intérieur dudit alésage (22) par ledit joint (38) amortit le mouvement de rotation dudit rotor (24) par rapport audit alésage (22) lorsque ledit rotor (24) est positionné en rotation de telle sorte que le mouvement entre les premier et second éléments (12, 14) soit amorti, dans lequel le rotor (24) est encliqueté dans le logement (16).
  2. Appareil amortisseur selon la revendication 1, dans lequel ledit logement (16) est d'une configuration cylindrique.
  3. Appareil amortisseur selon la revendication 1 ou 2, dans lequel ledit logement (16) a une surface externe (42) qui définit une encoche (44) pour l'ancrage de ladite première terminaison (32) dudit dispositif de positionnement (30).
  4. Appareil amortisseur selon l'au moins une des revendications précédentes, dans lequel ledit logement (16) a un rebord annulaire (46) qui est disposé de façon adjacente à ladite seconde extrémité (20) dudit logement (16), ledit rebord (46) définissant une lèvre se projetant vers l'intérieur (48) pour bloquer ladite première partie (26) dudit rotor (24) à l'intérieur dudit alésage (22) lorsque ladite première partie (26) dudit rotor (24) est poussée dans ledit alésage (22).
  5. Appareil amortisseur selon la revendication 4, dans lequel ledit rebord (46) définit une rampe interne (50) pour guider ladite première partie (26) dudit rotor (24) dans ledit alésage (22) avant le blocage de ladite première partie (26) dudit rotor (24) à l'intérieur dudit alésage (22).
  6. Appareil amortisseur selon l'au moins une des revendications précédentes, dans lequel ladite première partie (26) dudit rotor (24) est d'une configuration cylindrique pour une rotation de celui-ci par rapport audit alésage (22).
  7. Appareil amortisseur selon au moins une des revendications précédentes, dans lequel ladite première partie (26) dudit rotor (24) définit une cavité (52) ayant une première et une seconde extrémités (54), ladite première extrémité (54) de ladite cavité (52) étant en communication fluide avec ledit alésage (22).
  8. Appareil amortisseur selon au moins une des revendications précédentes, dans lequel ladite première partie (26) dudit rotor (24) définit une rainure annulaire (58) pour la réception dudit joint (38).
  9. Appareil amortisseur selon au moins une des revendications précédentes, dans lequel ladite seconde partie (28) dudit rotor (24) comprend un support (60) qui est d'une configuration cylindrique, ledit support (60) étant disposé coaxialement par rapport à ladite première partie (26) dudit rotor (24).
  10. Appareil amortisseur selon la revendication 9, dans lequel ledit support (60) s'étend au travers dudit dispositif de positionnement (30) pour supporter ledit dispositif de positionnement (30).
  11. Appareil amortisseur selon la revendication 10, dans lequel ledit support (60) définit une encoche axiale (62) pour ancrer ladite seconde terminaison (34) dudit dispositif de positionnement (30).
  12. Appareil amortisseur selon au moins une des revendications 9 à 11, dans lequel ledit support (60) définit une projection formant rampe (64) pour guider ledit dispositif de positionnement (30) sur ledit support (60) et pour bloquer ledit dispositif de positionnement (30) sur ledit support (60).
  13. Appareil amortisseur selon au moins une des revendications 5 à 12, dans lequel ladite seconde partie (28) dudit rotor (24) définit une surface conique (66) qui coopère avec ladite rampe (50) pour guider ladite première partie (26) dudit rotor (24) dans ledit alésage (22).
  14. Appareil amortisseur selon au moins une des revendications précédentes, dans lequel ladite seconde partie (28) dudit rotor (24) définit un orifice pivot (68).
  15. Appareil amortisseur selon la revendication 14, dans lequel ledit logement (16) définit un autre orifice pivot (70) qui est disposé coaxialement et espacé par rapport audit orifice pivot (68).
  16. Appareil amortisseur selon au moins une des revendications précédentes, dans lequel ledit dispositif de positionnement (30) est un ressort de torsion.
  17. Appareil amortisseur selon la revendication 16, dans lequel ladite seconde terminaison (34) dudit ressort est fixée de façon ajustable audit rotor (24) pour ajuster le positionnement dudit logement (16) par rapport audit rotor (24).
  18. Appareil amortisseur selon au moins une des revendications précédentes, dans lequel ledit joint (38) est un joint torique.






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