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Title: Apparatus for attaching a cleaning tool to a robotic manipulator

Abstract

An apparatus for connecting a cleaning tool to a robotic manipulator so that the tool can be used in contaminated areas on horizontal, vertical and sloped surfaces. The apparatus comprises a frame and a handle, with casters on the frame to facilitate movement. The handle is pivotally and releasibly attached to the frame at a preselected position of a plurality of attachment positions. The apparatus is specifically configured for the KELLY VACUUM SYSTEM but can be modified for use with any standard mobile robot and cleaning tool.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (102 Foxhunt Dr., North Augusta, SC 29841)
  2. (3927 Almon Dr., Martinez, GA 30907)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER CO
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
868472
Patent Number(s):
5148573
Assignee:
Killian, Mark A. (102 Foxhunt Dr., North Augusta, SC 29841);Zollinger, W. Thor (3927 Almon Dr., Martinez, GA 30907) SRO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; attaching; cleaning; tool; robotic; manipulator; connecting; contaminated; horizontal; vertical; sloped; surfaces; comprises; frame; handle; casters; facilitate; movement; pivotally; releasibly; attached; preselected; position; plurality; attachment; positions; specifically; configured; kelly; vacuum; modified; standard; mobile; robot; apparatus comprises; selected position; apparatus comprise; cleaning tool; robotic manipulator; mobile robot; facilitate movement; /15/483/901/

Citation Formats

Killian, Mark A., and Zollinger, W. Thor. Apparatus for attaching a cleaning tool to a robotic manipulator. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Killian, Mark A., & Zollinger, W. Thor. Apparatus for attaching a cleaning tool to a robotic manipulator. United States.
Killian, Mark A., and Zollinger, W. Thor. Wed . "Apparatus for attaching a cleaning tool to a robotic manipulator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868472.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus for connecting a cleaning tool to a robotic manipulator so that the tool can be used in contaminated areas on horizontal, vertical and sloped surfaces. The apparatus comprises a frame and a handle, with casters on the frame to facilitate movement. The handle is pivotally and releasibly attached to the frame at a preselected position of a plurality of attachment positions. The apparatus is specifically configured for the KELLY VACUUM SYSTEM but can be modified for use with any standard mobile robot and cleaning tool.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
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