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):

Report Date:

1972-09-19

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE