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Title: Bi-directional planar slide mechanism

Abstract

A bi-directional slide mechanism. A pair of master and slave disks engages opposite sides of the platform. Rotational drivers are connected to master disks so the disks rotate eccentrically about their respective axes of rotation. Opposing slave disks are connected to master disks on opposite sides of the platform by a circuitous mechanical linkage, or are electronically synchronized together using stepper motors, to effect coordinated motion. The synchronized eccentric motion of the pairs of master/slave disks compels smooth linear motion of the platform forwards and backwards without backlash. The apparatus can be incorporated in a MEMS device.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174554
Patent Number(s):
6,640,452
Application Number:
10/225,111
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-L
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Bieg, Lothar F. Bi-directional planar slide mechanism. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Bieg, Lothar F. Bi-directional planar slide mechanism. United States.
Bieg, Lothar F. Tue . "Bi-directional planar slide mechanism". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174554.
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year = {2003},
month = {11}
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