ApplicationNo. 07/054019 filed on 05/26/1987
US Classes:267/71, Single114/215, Cable267/153, RUBBER482/128Linearly compressed resister
ExaminersPrimary: Halvosa, George E. A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesF16F 1/36 (20060101)
F16G 11/12 (20060101)
F16G 11/00 (20060101)
AbstractAn apparatus for regulating tension by the compression of a yieldingly resisting core includes a compressible core, a collapsible modifier arranged in the core and a force transmitting or compressive member which receives a tension that is to be regulated and in response thereto applied a compressive force to the core. The core and modifier combine to initially generate a force in opposition to the compressive force applied to them, and the opposition force as applied to the compressive member causes the apparatus to develop a force in opposition to the applied tension. The modifier also aids the applied tension as the core is flattened.