Patent Number: 6,308,811

Title: Method of side transmission through unidirectional clutch and the clutch for such purpose

Abstract: A method of side transmission through a unidirectional clutch is provided. The method includes the step of providing a side transmission gear at one end of a unidirectional clutch body, so that the side transmission gear forms an integral part of the clutch body to bear a turning moment of an applied force. Either an outside-brake or an inner-driving- joint clutch for implementing side transmission with the above-mentioned method is allowed to direct transmit a force in one fixed direction without the need of being mounted in an additional holder in the tight fit manner. The problem of no-load at constant angle in the conventional ratchet-type clutch is eliminated. Moreover, since the clutch having integral side transmission gear does not require high precision tight-fit with an additional holder, it can be produced at simplified process and reduced cost.

Inventors: Chang; Chun-Hsiung (Pa-Te City, T'ao-Yuan Hsih, TW)

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International Classification: F16D 41/066 (20060101); F16D 41/00 (20060101); F16D 011/06 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018