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Title: Bent shaft motor

Abstract

A nonelectromagnetic motor comprising a base, a bent shaft which is rotatable relative to the base wherein the bent shaft comprises a straight portion aligned with a main axis and an offset portion that is offset with respect to the main axis; and a drive means for driving the offset portion of the bent shaft along a generally circular path in a plane perpendicular to the main axis to rotate the bent shaft. The bent shaft and drive means for driving the bent shaft can be selected from piezoelectric, magnetostrictive, rheological and shape memory alloys. The drive means of the nonelectromagnetic motor can additionally comprise a shell which shell surrounds and houses the bent shaft and precesses or gyrates which in turn causes the bent drive shaft to rotate. The nonelectromagnetic motor does not rely on friction for the application of torque upon a rotor. 11 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT&T
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
644388
Patent Number(s):
5747915
Application Number:
PAN: 8-699,279
Assignee:
Sandia Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 5 May 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; MOTORS; PIEZOELECTRICITY; MAGNETOSTRICTION; SHAPE MEMORY EFFECT

Citation Formats

Benavides, G L. Bent shaft motor. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Benavides, G L. Bent shaft motor. United States.
Benavides, G L. Tue . "Bent shaft motor". United States.
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