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Title: Rotary electrical contact device and method for providing current to and/or from a rotating member

Abstract

Examples of rotary electrical connectors include a first pair and a second pair of opposing sheaves coupled together by intersecting first shaft connecting the first pair of opposing sheaves and a second shaft connecting the second pair of opposing sheaves, and at least partially electrically conductive belt disposed about respective perimeters of the first pair and second pair of opposing sheaves and adapted to remain in contact with at least a portion of the respective perimeters of the sheaves during motion of said sheaves. In example devices, one of the plurality of sheaves may remain stationary during operation of the device while the remaining sheaves rotate and/or orbit around a center axis of the stationary sheave, the device being configured to couple current between a stationary power source and a rotating member through the electrically conductive belt.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SNL-A (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1108964
Patent Number(s):
8,585,413
Application Number:
13/475,831
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Koplow, Jeffrey P. Rotary electrical contact device and method for providing current to and/or from a rotating member. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Koplow, Jeffrey P. Rotary electrical contact device and method for providing current to and/or from a rotating member. United States.
Koplow, Jeffrey P. Tue . "Rotary electrical contact device and method for providing current to and/or from a rotating member". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1108964.
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title = {Rotary electrical contact device and method for providing current to and/or from a rotating member},
author = {Koplow, Jeffrey P},
abstractNote = {Examples of rotary electrical connectors include a first pair and a second pair of opposing sheaves coupled together by intersecting first shaft connecting the first pair of opposing sheaves and a second shaft connecting the second pair of opposing sheaves, and at least partially electrically conductive belt disposed about respective perimeters of the first pair and second pair of opposing sheaves and adapted to remain in contact with at least a portion of the respective perimeters of the sheaves during motion of said sheaves. In example devices, one of the plurality of sheaves may remain stationary during operation of the device while the remaining sheaves rotate and/or orbit around a center axis of the stationary sheave, the device being configured to couple current between a stationary power source and a rotating member through the electrically conductive belt.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {11}
}

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