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Title: Modular fluid powered linear piston motors with harmonic coupling

A modular motor is disclosed that includes a piston/harmonic drive assembly that is axially cycled. The piston/harmonic drive assembly is coupled to a ball transfer arrangement that converts the axial motion into rotary motion to rotate a rotor that can be used to rotate a drill bit.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1489517
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-A
Patent Number(s):
10,100,850
Application Number:
15/090,282
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Apr 04
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING