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Timing Belt Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049871D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gregory, GE: AUTHOR

Abstract

This structure uses a thin flat spring 1 (steel, beryllium copper, etc.) with pierced holes 2 through which a staple 3 is placed after insertion through pre-drilled holes 4 in belt. The thin wire staples can either press into tooth base 5 or locate in pre-formed grooves between the holes.

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Timing Belt Connector

This structure uses a thin flat spring 1 (steel, beryllium copper, etc.) with pierced holes 2 through which a staple 3 is placed after insertion through pre- drilled holes 4 in belt. The thin wire staples can either press into tooth base 5 or locate in pre-formed grooves between the holes.

Fig. 1 is a plan view of the assembly, and Fig. 2 is a crosssectional elevational view along the line A-A in Fig. 1.

The advantage this arrangement has over alligator-type flat-belt fasteners is that it can be used on timing belts without skipping teeth and subsequent tooth engagement.

This device, although capable of operating at relatively high speeds, works best at low speed, lightly loaded applications.

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