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Title: Manipulator for hollow objects

Abstract

A device for gripping the interior of a tubular object to pull it out of a body in which it has become stuck includes an expandable rubber tube having a plurality of metal cables lodged in the exterior of the rubber tube so as to protrude slightly therefrom, means for inflating the tube and means for pulling the tube longitudinally of the tubular object.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Richland, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862764
Patent Number(s):
4006930
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B25 - HAND TOOLS B25B - TOOLS OR BENCH DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, FOR FASTENING, CONNECTING, DISENGAGING OR HOLDING
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(45-1)-1350
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
manipulator; hollow; device; gripping; interior; tubular; pull; stuck; expandable; rubber; tube; plurality; metal; cables; lodged; exterior; protrude; slightly; therefrom; means; inflating; pulling; longitudinally; rubber tube; /294/29/376/976/

Citation Formats

Cawley, William E, and Frantz, Charles E. Manipulator for hollow objects. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Cawley, William E, & Frantz, Charles E. Manipulator for hollow objects. United States.
Cawley, William E, and Frantz, Charles E. Sat . "Manipulator for hollow objects". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862764.
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title = {Manipulator for hollow objects},
author = {Cawley, William E and Frantz, Charles E},
abstractNote = {A device for gripping the interior of a tubular object to pull it out of a body in which it has become stuck includes an expandable rubber tube having a plurality of metal cables lodged in the exterior of the rubber tube so as to protrude slightly therefrom, means for inflating the tube and means for pulling the tube longitudinally of the tubular object.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {1}
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