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Title: Connecting apparatus for limited rotary of rectilinear motion (II)

Abstract

Apparatus for providing connection between two members having relative movement in a horizontal plane in a rotary or linear fashion. The apparatus includes a set of vertical surfaces affixed to each of the members, laterally aligned across a selected vertical gap. A number of cables or hoses, for electrical, hydraulic, or pneumatic connection are arranged between consecutive surfaces in a C-shaped traveling loop, connected through their end portions to the two respective members, so that through a sliding motion portions of the cable are transferred from between one set of surfaces to the other aligned set, across the gap, upon relative motion of the members. A number of flexible devices are affixed to the upper set of surfaces for supporting the upper portion of each looped cable. The apparatus is particularly adaptable to an area having limited lateral clearances and requiring signal level separation between electrical cables, such as found in the rotating plugs and associated equipment of the reactor vessel head of a nuclear reactor.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Penn Township, Westmoreland County both of, PA
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863979
Patent Number(s):
US 4288292
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
E(11-1)2395
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
connecting; apparatus; limited; rotary; rectilinear; motion; ii; providing; connection; relative; movement; horizontal; plane; linear; fashion; set; vertical; surfaces; affixed; laterally; aligned; selected; gap; cables; hoses; electrical; hydraulic; pneumatic; arranged; consecutive; c-shaped; traveling; loop; connected; portions; respective; sliding; cable; transferred; flexible; devices; upper; supporting; portion; looped; particularly; adaptable; lateral; clearances; requiring; signal; level; separation; found; rotating; plugs; associated; equipment; reactor; vessel; head; nuclear; signal level; rotating plugs; horizontal plane; particularly adaptable; associated equipment; vessel head; relative motion; reactor vessel; nuclear reactor; upper portion; relative movement; linear motion; electrical cable; sliding motion; vertical surfaces; rotating plug; providing connection; rectilinear motion; electrical cables; vertical surface; connecting apparatus; limited rotary; linear fashion; /376/248/976/

Citation Formats

Hardin, Jr., Roy T., and Kurinko, Carl D. Connecting apparatus for limited rotary of rectilinear motion (II). United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Hardin, Jr., Roy T., & Kurinko, Carl D. Connecting apparatus for limited rotary of rectilinear motion (II). United States.
Hardin, Jr., Roy T., and Kurinko, Carl D. Thu . "Connecting apparatus for limited rotary of rectilinear motion (II)". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863979.
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abstractNote = {Apparatus for providing connection between two members having relative movement in a horizontal plane in a rotary or linear fashion. The apparatus includes a set of vertical surfaces affixed to each of the members, laterally aligned across a selected vertical gap. A number of cables or hoses, for electrical, hydraulic, or pneumatic connection are arranged between consecutive surfaces in a C-shaped traveling loop, connected through their end portions to the two respective members, so that through a sliding motion portions of the cable are transferred from between one set of surfaces to the other aligned set, across the gap, upon relative motion of the members. A number of flexible devices are affixed to the upper set of surfaces for supporting the upper portion of each looped cable. The apparatus is particularly adaptable to an area having limited lateral clearances and requiring signal level separation between electrical cables, such as found in the rotating plugs and associated equipment of the reactor vessel head of a nuclear reactor.},
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