Accession Number : ADD010018

Title :   Rotary Shaft Decoupling Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Loker,W Aleck

Report Date : 13 Jan 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A rotary power transmitting shaft decoupling device has a driving component axially aligned with a driven component and keyed thereto by a plurality of force transmitting elements held in operable relation to the driving and driven components, respectively, by an axially shiftable slide element that is coaxial with the driving and driven components and is provided with a lead screw. Actuation to effect decoupling is effected by engaging the lead screw with a plunger so that rotation of the device results in axial shifting of the slide element and withdrawal of the force transmitting elements from operable relation to the driving and driven components.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Shaft couplings, *Decoupling, Inventions, Power, Interruption

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE