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Title: Electromechanical millimotor

Abstract

A millimeter-sized machine, including electromagnetic circuits adapted to convert electromagnetic energy to mechanical energy, for engaging and operating external mechanical loads. A plurality of millimeter-sized magnetic actuators operate out of phase with each other to control a plurality of millimeter-sized structural elements to drive an external mechanical load. Each actuator is connected to a link. Each link, in turn, is connected to a drive pinion at another similar pivoting joint. When the magnetic actuators are energized, each drive pinion is then capable of driving a larger output gear in gear-like fashion to produce positive torque about the drive pinion center at all angular positions of the output gear. 29 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6420273
Patent Number(s):
5917260
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-874815
Assignee:
SNL; EDB-99-080769
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 13 Jun 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; ACTUATORS; DESIGN; ENERGY CONVERSION; GEARS; MINIATURIZATION; MOTORS; CONVERSION; ENGINES; MACHINE PARTS; 420200* - Engineering- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques

Citation Formats

Garcia, E J, Christenson, T R, and Polosky, M A. Electromechanical millimotor. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Garcia, E J, Christenson, T R, & Polosky, M A. Electromechanical millimotor. United States.
Garcia, E J, Christenson, T R, and Polosky, M A. Tue . "Electromechanical millimotor". United States.
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abstractNote = {A millimeter-sized machine, including electromagnetic circuits adapted to convert electromagnetic energy to mechanical energy, for engaging and operating external mechanical loads. A plurality of millimeter-sized magnetic actuators operate out of phase with each other to control a plurality of millimeter-sized structural elements to drive an external mechanical load. Each actuator is connected to a link. Each link, in turn, is connected to a drive pinion at another similar pivoting joint. When the magnetic actuators are energized, each drive pinion is then capable of driving a larger output gear in gear-like fashion to produce positive torque about the drive pinion center at all angular positions of the output gear. 29 figs.},
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