Patent Number: 6,309,274

Title: Magnetic drive and clutch assembly

Abstract: The present invention relates to a magnetic drive and clutch assembly, especially to an assembly suitable for use in radio or remote-controlled toys and model vehicles. There is described a magnetic drive for a wheel or other rotating body comprising (i) a motor assembly (23) coupled to an axle (30) carrying a housing (14) carrying at least one drive magnet (15) of a chosen polarity, and (ii) a wheel (27) or other rotating body including at least one wheel magnet (9) of the opposite polarity; the motor assembly and wheel (or other rotating body) being mounted for support such that the drive (15) and wheel (9) magnets are positioned adjacently axially with a spacing therebetween.

Inventors: Thomson; Harry (Oakhill, BA3 5AQ, GB), Raffo; David (Chester, CH3 7EL, GB), Woodward; Shaun (Bedfordshire, MK 44 2HR, GB), Pape; John (Letchworth, Herfordshire, SG6 3JJ, GB)


International Classification: A63H 29/00 (20060101); A63H 23/00 (20060101); A63H 23/14 (20060101); A63H 29/22 (20060101); A63H 023/04 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018