Rolling element radial compliancy mechanism - U.S. Patent 5,111,712

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The crankshaft and orbiting scroll of a scroll compressor are drivingly connected through a bearing. The bearing is made up of a plurality of roller elements of varying diameters in line contact with both the crankshaft and the orbiting scroll and serving to locate the crankshaft and orbiting scroll eccentrically with respect to each other and thereby provide radial compliancy.


U.S. Patent 5,111,712, issued May 12, 1992.

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Kassouf, Thomas L., Howard H. Fraser Jr, Shahrokh Etemad, and William R. Lane. "Rolling element radial compliancy mechanism." U.S. Patent 5,111,712, issued May 12, 1992.