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1. (WO2015121968) EDGE LOAD-REDUCING CLUTCH

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/121968    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2014/053455
Publication Date: Fri Aug 21 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 15 00:59:59 CET 2014
IPC: F16D 11/00
F16D 27/118
Applicants: GKN DRIVELINE JAPAN LTD
GKN ドライブライン ジャパン株式会社
Inventors: YAMANAKA, Yasuo
山中 康雄
INOSE, Hideyuki
猪瀬 秀之
Title: EDGE LOAD-REDUCING CLUTCH
Abstract:
A clutch which is combined with a rotation device that rotates about a shaft. The clutch comprises: a first clutch member comprising a plurality of first clutch teeth that are arranged around the shaft in the circumferential direction; and a second clutch member comprising a plurality of second clutch teeth which are arranged around the shaft in the circumferential direction and are capable of engaging with the plurality of first clutch teeth. Each of the plurality of second clutch teeth comprises: an end part which is radially inward or outward relative to the shaft; and a pair of side surfaces which sandwich the end part, one of the pair of side surfaces being in contact with the first clutch teeth when engaged. Each pair of side surfaces comprises: a flat first surface; and a second surface which continues to the first surface and the end part and inclines relative to the first surface. One of either the first clutch member or the second clutch member is capable of relative movement in the axial direction in relation to the other.