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Title: Torsionally flexible attachment system and method

Abstract

A flexible attachment assembly is described having a bellows capable of absorbing torsion having a first end; a second end opposite to the first end; and a plurality of tubes, each of which is hollow and wound around a longitudinal axis while extending from the first end to the second end, where the plurality of tubes are communicated with each other all along the longitudinal length of the bellows so as to form a bore between the first end and the second end. Also provided is a bellows assembly having at least two sections, each section having a plurality of tubes, each of which is hollow and wound around a longitudinal axis and thus form a bore, where the plurality of sections are connected with each other so that their bores are communicated.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1924941
Patent Number(s):
11402042
Application Number:
16/286,193
Assignee:
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16L - PIPES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 02/26/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Schmidt, Oliver A., Knopp, Jonathan J., and Benson, Christa A. Torsionally flexible attachment system and method. United States: N. p., 2022. Web.
Schmidt, Oliver A., Knopp, Jonathan J., & Benson, Christa A. Torsionally flexible attachment system and method. United States.
Schmidt, Oliver A., Knopp, Jonathan J., and Benson, Christa A. Tue . "Torsionally flexible attachment system and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1924941.
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