Patent Number: 7,086,516

Title: Clutch device for magnetic recording/reproducing apparatus

Abstract: A clutch device for a magnetic recording/reproducing apparatus for transmitting power for a tape conveying regardless of the quantity of tape wound around a reel, including a central shaft installed on a main chassis, a drive pulley connected to the central shaft, and having a cylindrical pulley holder portion, said drive pulley being rotated by receiving power from a driving source, an up/down gear having a cylindrical gear holder unit with the outer diameter thereof being smaller than the inner diameter of the pulley holder portion and ascendable/descendible along the central shaft, and a clutch spring placed between the inner surface of the pulley holder portion and the outer surface of the gear holder unit for selectively transmitting power with a certain torque from the driving pulley to the up/down gear in accordance with the rotational direction of the driving pulley.

Inventors: Hong; Sung Pyo (Suwon, KR), Lee; Ji Young (Pyeongtaeg, KR), Chae; You Seok (Suwon, KR)

Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.

International Classification: G11B 15/44 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018