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Title: Gripper deploying and inverting linkage

Abstract

An end effector deploying and inverting linkage. The linkage comprises an air cylinder mounted in a frame or tube, a sliding bracket next to the air cylinder, a stopping bracket depending from the frame and three, pivotally-attached links that are attached to the end effector and to each other in such a way as to be capable of inverting the end effector and translating it laterally. The first of the three links is a straight element that is moved up and down by the shaft of the air cylinder. The second link is attached at one end to the stopping bracket and to the side of the end effector at the other end. The first link is attached near the middle of the second, sharply angled link so that, as the shaft of the air cylinder moves up and down, the second link rotates about an axis perpendicular to the frame and inverts and translates the end effector. The rotation of the second link is stopped at both ends when the link engages stops on the stopping bracket. The third link, slightly angled, is attached to the sliding bracket at one end and to the end of the end effectormore » at the other. The third helps to control the end effector in its motion.« less

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. 23 Pineview Dr., Warrenville, SC 29851
  2. 102 Foxhunt Dr., North Augusta, SC 29841
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868678
Patent Number(s):
5190333
Assignee:
Minichan, Richard L. (23 Pineview Dr., Warrenville, SC 29851);Killian, Mark A. (102 Foxhunt Dr., North Augusta, SC 29841)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B25 - HAND TOOLS B25J - MANIPULATORS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
gripper; deploying; inverting; linkage; effector; comprises; air; cylinder; mounted; frame; tube; sliding; bracket; stopping; depending; pivotally-attached; links; attached; capable; translating; laterally; straight; element; moved; shaft; link; near; middle; sharply; angled; moves; rotates; axis; perpendicular; inverts; translates; rotation; stopped; engages; stops; third; slightly; helps; control; motion; air cylinder; axis perpendicular; cylinder mounted; inverting linkage; /294/414/

Citation Formats

Minichan, Richard L, and Killian, Mark A. Gripper deploying and inverting linkage. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Minichan, Richard L, & Killian, Mark A. Gripper deploying and inverting linkage. United States.
Minichan, Richard L, and Killian, Mark A. Fri . "Gripper deploying and inverting linkage". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868678.
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author = {Minichan, Richard L and Killian, Mark A},
abstractNote = {An end effector deploying and inverting linkage. The linkage comprises an air cylinder mounted in a frame or tube, a sliding bracket next to the air cylinder, a stopping bracket depending from the frame and three, pivotally-attached links that are attached to the end effector and to each other in such a way as to be capable of inverting the end effector and translating it laterally. The first of the three links is a straight element that is moved up and down by the shaft of the air cylinder. The second link is attached at one end to the stopping bracket and to the side of the end effector at the other end. The first link is attached near the middle of the second, sharply angled link so that, as the shaft of the air cylinder moves up and down, the second link rotates about an axis perpendicular to the frame and inverts and translates the end effector. The rotation of the second link is stopped at both ends when the link engages stops on the stopping bracket. The third link, slightly angled, is attached to the sliding bracket at one end and to the end of the end effector at the other. The third helps to control the end effector in its motion.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
}

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