Accession Number : AD0163839


Title :   Self-Locking Clutch.


Descriptive Note : Patent,


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C


Personal Author(s) : Katsuren,Roy I. ; Salisbury,Lloyd L.


Report Date : 19 SEP 1972


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : The patent relates to a self-locking clutch for use in motorized prosthetic devices comprising a spring loaded brake cylinder rotatable by a camming pin extending from the drive means which cams the cylinder away from a friction pad by riding in an aucuate slot in the wall of the cylinder. The cylinder is forced by the spring to re-engage the friction pad when the motor is deactivated and functions as a back-block to prevent the output from driving the mechanism.


Descriptors :   (*CLUTCHES, *PATENTS), (*PROSTHETICS, CONTROL SYSTEMS), HELICAL SPRINGS, CAMS, BRAKING, FRICTION


Subject Categories : MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
      MACHINERY AND TOOLS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE