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Title: Tension stiffened and tendon actuated manipulator

Abstract

A manipulator includes first and second link arms which are connected together by a hinge. A cable actuation and tensioning system is provided between the link arms and includes a spreader arm, a driven element attached to each link arm and a cable engaged with the respective driven element and attached to the spreader arm. At least one of the arms, or all of the arms, can telescope to shorten or lengthen the arm(s) by movement of the system. The spreader arm may also be configured to slide relative to the first and second link arms to change the position of the spreader arm relative to the first and second link arms.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1632598
Patent Number(s):
10569415
Application Number:
15/253,184
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B25 - HAND TOOLS B25J - MANIPULATORS
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 08/31/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Doggett, William R., Dorsey, John T., Jones, Thomas C., and King, Bruce D. Tension stiffened and tendon actuated manipulator. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Doggett, William R., Dorsey, John T., Jones, Thomas C., & King, Bruce D. Tension stiffened and tendon actuated manipulator. United States.
Doggett, William R., Dorsey, John T., Jones, Thomas C., and King, Bruce D. Tue . "Tension stiffened and tendon actuated manipulator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1632598.
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