Support assembly for roller including roller body and support shaft

CAFC
  • US 6,816,692 B1
  • Filed: 05/21/2003
  • Issued: 11/09/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/21/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An assembly to support a roller having a roller body and a support shaft comprising:

  • a frame having a partially circular hole having an open side said hole having a first diameter where said hole has opposite sides, said frame having a cavity having a open side facing said hole and an open side facing said open side of said hole and an outer wall contiguous to said hole;

    a first bearing held in said hole, said first bearing having a partially circular center portion of diameter substantially the same as said first diameter, said first bearing having an outer nub extending past said diameter of said central portion, said nub being positioned in said cavity so as to abut said outer wall contiguous to said hole when moved in the direction of said hole; and

    a supporting shaft carrying a roller body disposed around said supporting shaft, said supporting shaft having a first end portion held for rotation on said first bearing and a first ledge, said first ledge being located to abut said first bearing, said supporting shaft having a second end portion held for rotation is a second bearing opposite said first end portion and a second ledge, said second ledge being located to abut said second bearing.

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