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Title: Helix coupling

Abstract

A coupling for connecting helix members in series, which consists of a pair of U-shaped elements, one of which is attached to each helix end with the U sections of the elements interlocked. The coupling is particularly beneficial for interconnecting helical Nitinol elements utilized in thermal actuators or engines. Each coupling half is attached to the associated helix at two points, thereby providing axial load while being easily removed from the helix, and reusable.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6568536
Application Number:
ON: DE83006872
Assignee:
ERA-08-018484; EDB-83-051427
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-78OR06028
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; COUPLINGS; DESIGN; NITINOL HEAT ENGINES; ENGINES; HEAT ENGINES; 425007* - Engineering- Power Cycles- Other- (1980-)

Citation Formats

Ginell, W.S.. Helix coupling. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Ginell, W.S.. Helix coupling. United States.
Ginell, W.S.. Wed . "Helix coupling". United States.
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abstractNote = {A coupling for connecting helix members in series, which consists of a pair of U-shaped elements, one of which is attached to each helix end with the U sections of the elements interlocked. The coupling is particularly beneficial for interconnecting helical Nitinol elements utilized in thermal actuators or engines. Each coupling half is attached to the associated helix at two points, thereby providing axial load while being easily removed from the helix, and reusable.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 17 00:00:00 EST 1982},
month = {Wed Mar 17 00:00:00 EST 1982}
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