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Self Restoring Load Limiting Drive Link

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000091965D
Original Publication Date: 1968-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Groenewald, HD: AUTHOR

Abstract

Links 10 and 11 are interconnected by self-restoring load-limiting link assembly 12. Link 13 is pivotally connected to link 11 at one end and has stud 14 mounted adjacent the opposite end. Clamps 16 and 17 are pivotally connected to link 10 with opposed flanges 18 and 19 having aligned cooperating detents 20 and 21 formed in them which normally retain stud 14 captive. Clamps 16 and 17 are urged toward one another by spring 22. Input link 10 is positively driven to the broken line position shown at B and spring-restored to the full line position. Normally link 11 is thus driven to the broken line position and restored to the full line position.

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Self Restoring Load Limiting Drive Link

Links 10 and 11 are interconnected by self-restoring load-limiting link assembly 12. Link 13 is pivotally connected to link 11 at one end and has stud 14 mounted adjacent the opposite end.

Clamps 16 and 17 are pivotally connected to link 10 with opposed flanges 18 and 19 having aligned cooperating detents 20 and 21 formed in them which normally retain stud 14 captive. Clamps 16 and 17 are urged toward one another by spring 22. Input link 10 is positively driven to the broken line position shown at B and spring-restored to the full line position. Normally link 11 is thus driven to the broken line position and restored to the full line position. If a malfunction occurs in the mechanism driven by link 11 restraining link 11 in the full line position, clamps 16 and 17 separate against the biasing force of spring 22 allowing link assembly 12 to elongate as stud 14 moves out of detents 20 and 21. Stud 14 is then relatched between the detents of clamps 16 and 17 on the next restore stroke effected by spring 23.

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