Clutch brake assembly

  • US 6,450,310 B1
  • Filed: 02/28/2001
  • Issued: 09/17/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/25/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A clutch brake adapted to be connected to a rotating shaft having a pair of radially-opposed keyways, the clutch brake comprising:

  • a first arcuate member with a first end and a second end;

    a second arcuate member with a first end and a second end;

    a pivot connector coupling the first end of the first arcuate member to the first end of the second arcuate member so that the arcuate members pivot with respect to each other in a substantially flat coplanar relationship;

    the first and second arcuate members each including a projecting tab for engagement with one of the keyways of the shaft; and

    the second ends of each arcuate member including complementarily-shaped mating projections for releasably joining the second ends of the arcuate members to each other to removably secure the clutch brake to the shaft.

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