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