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Title: Remote repair appliance

Abstract

A remote appliance for supporting a tool for performing work at a work site on a substantially circular bore of a work piece and for providing video signals of the work site to a remote monitor comprises: a base plate having an inner face and an outer face; a plurality of rollers, wherein each roller is rotatably and adjustably attached to the inner face of the base plate and positioned to roll against the bore of the work piece when the base plate is positioned against the mouth of the bore such that the appliance may be rotated about the bore in a plane substantially parallel to the base plate; a tool holding means for supporting the tool, the tool holding means being adjustably attached to the outer face of the base plate such that the working end of the tool is positioned on the inner face side of the base plate; a camera for providing video signals of the work site to the remote monitor; and a camera holding means for supporting the camera on the inner face side of the base plate, the camera holding means being adjustably attached to the outer face of the base plate. Inmore » a preferred embodiment, roller guards are provided to protect the rollers from debris and a bore guard is provided to protect the bore from wear by the rollers and damage from debris. 5 figs.« less

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
567173
Patent Number(s):
5,697,834
Application Number:
PAN: 8-682,468; TRN: 98:003210
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; SCA: 420203; PA: EDB-98:018522; SN: 98001896313
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 16 Dec 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; REMOTE VIEWING EQUIPMENT; REMOTE HANDLING EQUIPMENT; DESIGN; REPAIR; ROTATION; SUPPORTS; CAMERAS

Citation Formats

Heumann, F.K., Wilkinson, J.C., and Wooding, D.R. Remote repair appliance. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Heumann, F.K., Wilkinson, J.C., & Wooding, D.R. Remote repair appliance. United States.
Heumann, F.K., Wilkinson, J.C., and Wooding, D.R. Tue . "Remote repair appliance". United States.
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title = {Remote repair appliance},
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abstractNote = {A remote appliance for supporting a tool for performing work at a work site on a substantially circular bore of a work piece and for providing video signals of the work site to a remote monitor comprises: a base plate having an inner face and an outer face; a plurality of rollers, wherein each roller is rotatably and adjustably attached to the inner face of the base plate and positioned to roll against the bore of the work piece when the base plate is positioned against the mouth of the bore such that the appliance may be rotated about the bore in a plane substantially parallel to the base plate; a tool holding means for supporting the tool, the tool holding means being adjustably attached to the outer face of the base plate such that the working end of the tool is positioned on the inner face side of the base plate; a camera for providing video signals of the work site to the remote monitor; and a camera holding means for supporting the camera on the inner face side of the base plate, the camera holding means being adjustably attached to the outer face of the base plate. In a preferred embodiment, roller guards are provided to protect the rollers from debris and a bore guard is provided to protect the bore from wear by the rollers and damage from debris. 5 figs.},
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