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SEPARABLE DRIVE COUPLING WITH IMPROVED LOW FREQUENCY MOTION QUALITY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026749D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A flexible and separable drive coupling, which is adapted for constant velocity motion transmissions, is disclosed and shown in Figures 1A and 1B. The coupling 1 consists of slotted drive and driven coupling barrel assemblies 4 and 5 respectively, which can be replaced using a set screw (not shown) independent from the drive shaft 2 and driven shaft 3. A spring-loaded intermediate shaft 6, with dowel pins 7 and 8 that are pressed into the ends of knuckle joints 9 and 10, respectively, is captivated in the drive end of coupling assembly 4 by spring clip 11. Dowel pins 7 and 8 slid within barrel slots 13 and 14, respectively, to compensate for axial and angular misalignments of up to k .12m and f