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Title: Micro rotary machine and methods for using same

Abstract

A micro rotary machine may include a micro actuator and a micro shaft coupled to the micro actuator. The micro shaft comprises a horizontal shaft and is operable to be rotated by the micro actuator. A micro tool is coupled to the micro shaft and is operable to perform work in response to motion of the micro shaft.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1167205
Patent Number(s):
8933596
Application Number:
13/448,039
Assignee:
MicroZeus, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B81 - MICROSTRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGY B81B - MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS, e.g. MICROMECHANICAL DEVICES
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02K - DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Apr 16
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Stalford, Harold. Micro rotary machine and methods for using same. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Stalford, Harold. Micro rotary machine and methods for using same. United States.
Stalford, Harold. Tue . "Micro rotary machine and methods for using same". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1167205.
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