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Clutch Latch

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000091785D
Original Publication Date: 1968-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

May, RG: AUTHOR

Abstract

This latch holds sleeve 10 which controls the cyclic engagement and disengagement of clutch spring 11. The latch comprises mounting member 12 formed from a single piece of sheet metal and has a cup-shaped lowered end 13. Member 12 is pivoted at its upper end by pivot pin 14 to stationary mounting bracket 15 and is connected at its lower end to clutch actuating arm 16. Contained within end 13 of member 12 is one leg of L-shaped resilient member 17. An L-shaped clutch sleeve engaging member 18 overlies member 17. The various members of the latch are maintained in assembled relation without adhesives or other attachment devices by their nesting relation and spring tension. The upper end of member 18 is spring-tensioned behind pin 14.

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Clutch Latch

This latch holds sleeve 10 which controls the cyclic engagement and disengagement of clutch spring 11. The latch comprises mounting member 12 formed from a single piece of sheet metal and has a cup-shaped lowered end 13. Member 12 is pivoted at its upper end by pivot pin 14 to stationary mounting bracket 15 and is connected at its lower end to clutch actuating arm 16. Contained within end 13 of member 12 is one leg of L-shaped resilient member
17. An L-shaped clutch sleeve engaging member 18 overlies member 17. The various members of the latch are maintained in assembled relation without adhesives or other attachment devices by their nesting relation and spring tension. The upper end of member 18 is spring-tensioned behind pin 14.

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