QUICK DISCONNECT COUPLING
Original Publication Date: 1986-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
A mechanical coupling is shown in the figure which is designed to provide exact angular velocity coupling between two shafts 10,12 and to provide for pivotal disengagement between the shafts. Shaft 10 has, at the driving end, a ball joint 12 pivotal in the indicated directions. Joint 12 has lugs 14,14' at its ends. The joint IS spring-loaded to snap the lugs into slotted coupling 16 attached to driven shaft 12. A second ball 18 on shaft 10 has a lug extending through a slot 20, With this arrangement, shafts 10,12 accept parallel or angular rnisalrgnment and are readily disconnected with a pivotal motion.