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Title: Two-axis angular effector

Abstract

A new class of coplanar two-axis angular effectors. These effectors combine a two-axis rotational joint analogous to a Cardan joint with linear actuators in a manner to produce a wider range of rotational motion about both axes defined by the joint. This new class of effectors also allows design of robotic manipulators having very high strength and efficiency. These effectors are particularly suited for remote operation in unknown surroundings, because of their extraordinary versatility. An immediate application is to the problems which arise in nuclear waste remediation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
  2. (Tijeras, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
870795
Patent Number(s):
5596254
Application Number:
08/289,979
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16D - COUPLINGS FOR TRANSMITTING ROTATION
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94DP85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
two-axis; angular; effector; coplanar; effectors; combine; rotational; joint; analogous; cardan; linear; actuators; manner; produce; wider; range; motion; axes; defined; allows; design; robotic; manipulators; strength; efficiency; particularly; suited; remote; operation; surroundings; extraordinary; versatility; immediate; application; arise; nuclear; waste; remediation; linear actuators; rotational motion; linear actuator; particularly suited; nuclear waste; remote operation; wider range; waste remediation; robotic manipulator; two-axis angular; angular effector; /318/74/901/

Citation Formats

Vaughn, Mark R, Robinett, III, Rush D., Phelan, John R, and Van Zuiden, Don M. Two-axis angular effector. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Vaughn, Mark R, Robinett, III, Rush D., Phelan, John R, & Van Zuiden, Don M. Two-axis angular effector. United States.
Vaughn, Mark R, Robinett, III, Rush D., Phelan, John R, and Van Zuiden, Don M. Tue . "Two-axis angular effector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870795.
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title = {Two-axis angular effector},
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abstractNote = {A new class of coplanar two-axis angular effectors. These effectors combine a two-axis rotational joint analogous to a Cardan joint with linear actuators in a manner to produce a wider range of rotational motion about both axes defined by the joint. This new class of effectors also allows design of robotic manipulators having very high strength and efficiency. These effectors are particularly suited for remote operation in unknown surroundings, because of their extraordinary versatility. An immediate application is to the problems which arise in nuclear waste remediation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {1}
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