Disconnect Linkage for Force Transmission System.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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This patent describes a device for disconnectably linking a plurality of force producing or receiving means such as a mechanical control system. The device comprises a coaxial array of a plurality of positive locking clutches, each clutch including two clutch halves. A single shaft passing through all clutch halves disengages and engages all clutches together as a motor connected thereto is actuated. The shaft is fail-safe spring loaded to the disengaged position, so that the spring will disengage all clutches if there is a power or motor failure. Author
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