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Title: Prehensile apparatus

The present invention relates to an apparatus for handling a workpiece comprising a vessel that is longitudinally extensible and pressurizable, and a nonextensible and laterally flexible member on the vessel. The member constrains one side of the vessel to be nonextensible, causing the vessel to bend in the direction of the nonextensible member when pressurized. 8 figures.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5363874
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, WA (United States) PTO; EDB-94-045728
Patent Number(s):
US 5251538; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-748989
Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 21 Aug 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; MATERIALS; BENDING; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; DESIGN; CONTAINERS; PRESSURIZATION; DEFORMATION; EQUIPMENT; 360101* - Metals & Alloys- Preparation & Fabrication