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Title: Six-degree-of-freedom multi-axes positioning apparatus

Abstract

A six-degree-of-freedom multi-axes positioning apparatus is comprised of a geometry of six independent angle connectors. Each angle connector connects two fixed length rods to a pivot on one of two opposing platforms. The combination of an angle connector, at least two pivots and at least two rods having free ends connected to the pivots comprises a leg assembly. The spatial location of the upper platform is changed in relation to the lower platform by angular changes within each angle connector. This angular change results in degrees of motion within the apparatus defined as X, Y, Z, Tip, Tilt, and Rotation, or a combination of the above. This invention is known as a ROTOPOD. 9 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
350331
Patent Number(s):
5901936
Application Number:
PAN: 8-918,029
Assignee:
Sandia Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 11 May 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; DEGREES OF FREEDOM; POSITIONING; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; DESIGN

Citation Formats

Bieg, L F.X. Six-degree-of-freedom multi-axes positioning apparatus. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Bieg, L F.X. Six-degree-of-freedom multi-axes positioning apparatus. United States.
Bieg, L F.X. Tue . "Six-degree-of-freedom multi-axes positioning apparatus". United States.
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