REDUCED NOISE SINGLE REVOLUTION DRIVE CLUTCH
Original Publication Date: 1999-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Disclosed is a single revolution clutch that reduces noise created by the energy level or momentum of a drive mechanism. As shown in Figure 1, clutch 10 includes cams 12 and 14 that control the rotation and positioning of the clutch. Each cam includes an additional ramp. Figure 2 illustrates the inner cam 12 possessing a drive disengagement ramp 16 and pre-disengagement ramp 18. Likewise, Figure 3 shows the outer cam 14 having a stop position ramp 22 and a release ramp 20 for pre-disengagement.