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FLEXIBLE COUPLING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025157D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Re-engagement of machine parts or modules (paper trays, photoreceptors, de-veloper housings, fusers, etc.) that have been separated for servicing can often be tedious and result in damage to the parts. In the figure, a flexible coupling 10 is shown that enables service separation and re-engagement without the need for alignment and adjustment of the coupling and includes a flexible shaft I1 as a driving member that allows for misalignment of a driven member 12. The driven member may be off location in all three planes and still function. The driven member 12 is rotated through engagement of clutch bearing 13 with bullet nose 14.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

FLEXIBLE COUPLING Proposed Jack K. Fullerton Classification

U.S. C1. 464/106 Int. C1. F16d 3/00

Re-engagement of machine parts or modules (paper trays, photoreceptors, de- veloper housings, fusers, etc.) that have been separated for servicing can often be tedious and result in damage to the parts. In the figure, a flexible coupling 10 is shown that enables service separation and re-engagement without the need for alignment and adjustment of the coupling and includes a flexible shaft I1 as a driving member that allows for misalignment of a driven member 12. The driven member may be off location in all three planes and still function. The driven member 12 is rotated through engagement of clutch bearing 13 with bullet nose 14.

457 Volume 8 Number 5 September/October 1983

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