Accession Number : ADD008973

Title :   Pivotable Cable Guard for Retaining a Swingable-Movable Cable.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bramwell,Frank

Report Date : 06 Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The guard retains the cable on a pulley of a cable control system that includes another pulley mounted on a pivotable radius arm for swingable movement relative to it. Usually, the swingable pulley is linked to a third pulley mounted on a hinged structural member which itself swings with the radius arm to and from 'closed' or 'open' positions. When the arc is wide, i.e., around 180 deg, conventionally mounted guards engage and bind the swinging cable. The present guard is an elongate member pivotally mounted on the radius arm. In the 'closed' position, a retaining flange formed on the guard moves for cable retaining purposes into close proximity with the fixed pulley and the proximity or clearance can be adjustably fixed and locked by an eccentric stop. During the 'opening' swing, the cable engages the guard which then pivots sufficiently to prevent the undesired binding. The pivotal range of the guard is restricted by a pin and slot arrangement. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Cable assemblies, *Cable grips, *Mechanical cables, Control systems, Pivots, Flexible couplings, Mechanical components, Hinges

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE