Dead shaft idler

CAFC
  • US 6,113,059 A
  • Filed: 10/10/1997
  • Issued: 09/05/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/10/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A member suitable for an idler, comprising:

  • a one-piece unitarily formed tube, wherein said tube comprises, an outer elongate tube having a first outside surface and a first inside surface;

    an inner elongate tube having a second outside surface and a second inside surface, wherein said inner elongate tube is concentrically disposed within said outer elongate tube;

    a plurality of radially disposed and spaced apart spokes rigidly interconnecting said inner elongate tube to said outer elongate tube; and

    a plurality of spaced apart balancing lusgs having holding members for receiving balancing pins, wherein said lugs are radially disposed about said member between said outer elongate tube and said inner elongate tube; and

    wherein no balancing lugs are diposed on said second inside surface of said inner elongate tube.

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