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Title: Remote repair appliance

A remote appliance for supporting a tool for performing work at a worksite on a substantially circular bore of a workpiece and for providing video signals of the worksite to a remote monitor comprising: a baseplate having an inner face and an outer face; a plurality of rollers, wherein each roller is rotatably and adjustably attached to the inner face of the baseplate and positioned to roll against the bore of the workpiece when the baseplate is positioned against the mouth of the bore such that the appliance may be rotated about the bore in a plane substantially parallel to the baseplate; a tool holding means for supporting the tool, the tool holding means being adjustably attached to the outer face of the baseplate such that the working end of the tool is positioned on the inner face side of the baseplate; a camera for providing video signals of the worksite to the remote monitor; and a camera holding means for supporting the camera on the inner face side of the baseplate, the camera holding means being adjustably attached to the outer face of the baseplate. In a preferred embodiment, roller guards are provided to protect the rollers from debrismore » and a bore guard is provided to protect the bore from wear by the rollers and damage from debris.« less
Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. (Ballston Spa, NY)
  2. (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
871275
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) KAPL
Patent Number(s):
US 5697834
Contract Number:
AC12-76SN00052
Research Org:
Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL), Niskayuna, NY
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
remote; repair; appliance; supporting; tool; performing; worksite; substantially; circular; bore; workpiece; providing; video; signals; monitor; comprising; baseplate; inner; outer; plurality; rollers; roller; rotatably; adjustably; attached; positioned; roll; mouth; rotated; plane; parallel; holding; means; camera; preferred; embodiment; guards; provided; protect; debris; guard; wear; damage; video signal; preferred embodiment; substantially parallel; remote monitor; tool holding; video signals; circular bore; substantially circular; /451/