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Title: Connecting apparatus for limited rotary or rectilinear motion

Abstract

Apparatus for providing connection between two members movable in a horizontal plane with respect to each other in a rotary or linear fashion. The apparatus includes a set of horizontal shelves affixed to each of the two members, vertically aligned across a selected gap. A number of cables or hoses, for electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic connection are arranged on the aligned shelves in a U-shaped loop, connected through their extremities to the two members, so that through a sliding motion portions of the cable are transferred from one shelf to the other, across the gap, upon relative motion of the members. The apparatus is particularly adaptable to the rotating plugs of the reactor vessel head of a nuclear reactor.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Greensburg, PA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
United States Energy Research and Development Administration
OSTI Identifier:
864040
Patent Number(s):
US 4299662
Application Number:
06/028,136
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
connecting; apparatus; limited; rotary; rectilinear; motion; providing; connection; movable; horizontal; plane; respect; linear; fashion; set; shelves; affixed; vertically; aligned; selected; gap; cables; hoses; electrical; hydraulic; pneumatic; arranged; u-shaped; loop; connected; extremities; sliding; portions; cable; transferred; shelf; relative; particularly; adaptable; rotating; plugs; reactor; vessel; head; nuclear; rotating plugs; vertically aligned; horizontal plane; particularly adaptable; vessel head; relative motion; reactor vessel; nuclear reactor; linear motion; sliding motion; rotating plug; providing connection; rectilinear motion; connecting apparatus; limited rotary; linear fashion; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Hardin, Jr., Roy T. Connecting apparatus for limited rotary or rectilinear motion. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Hardin, Jr., Roy T. Connecting apparatus for limited rotary or rectilinear motion. United States.
Hardin, Jr., Roy T. Tue . "Connecting apparatus for limited rotary or rectilinear motion". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864040.
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author = {Hardin, Jr., Roy T.},
abstractNote = {Apparatus for providing connection between two members movable in a horizontal plane with respect to each other in a rotary or linear fashion. The apparatus includes a set of horizontal shelves affixed to each of the two members, vertically aligned across a selected gap. A number of cables or hoses, for electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic connection are arranged on the aligned shelves in a U-shaped loop, connected through their extremities to the two members, so that through a sliding motion portions of the cable are transferred from one shelf to the other, across the gap, upon relative motion of the members. The apparatus is particularly adaptable to the rotating plugs of the reactor vessel head of a nuclear reactor.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {11}
}

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