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Title: Apparatus for a compact adjustable passive compliant mechanism

Abstract

Various technologies described herein pertain to an adjustable compliance apparatus. The adjustable compliance apparatus includes a shaft, a sleeve element, and a torsion spring. The sleeve element includes a bore there through, where the shaft is positioned through the bore of the sleeve element. Further, the torsion spring includes a plurality of coils, where the shaft is positioned through the plurality of coils. Moreover, the sleeve element is slidable in an axial direction along the shaft between the torsion spring and the shaft. Accordingly, compliance of the adjustable compliance apparatus is adjustable based on a number of the plurality of coils in contact with the sleeve element as positioned along the shaft within the torsion spring.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1172764
Patent Number(s):
8,979,080
Application Number:
13/525,451
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SSO
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Jun 18
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Salisbury, Curt Michael. Apparatus for a compact adjustable passive compliant mechanism. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Salisbury, Curt Michael. Apparatus for a compact adjustable passive compliant mechanism. United States.
Salisbury, Curt Michael. Tue . "Apparatus for a compact adjustable passive compliant mechanism". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1172764.
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abstractNote = {Various technologies described herein pertain to an adjustable compliance apparatus. The adjustable compliance apparatus includes a shaft, a sleeve element, and a torsion spring. The sleeve element includes a bore there through, where the shaft is positioned through the bore of the sleeve element. Further, the torsion spring includes a plurality of coils, where the shaft is positioned through the plurality of coils. Moreover, the sleeve element is slidable in an axial direction along the shaft between the torsion spring and the shaft. Accordingly, compliance of the adjustable compliance apparatus is adjustable based on a number of the plurality of coils in contact with the sleeve element as positioned along the shaft within the torsion spring.},
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year = {Tue Mar 17 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
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