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Title: Bent shaft motor

Abstract

A nonelectromagnetic motor comprising a base, a bent shaft which is rotable relative to the base wherein the bent shaft comprises a straight portion aligned with a main axis and an offset portion that is offset with respect to the main axis; and a drive means for driving the offset portion of the bent shaft along a generally circular path in a plane perpendicular to the main axis to rotate the bent shaft. The bent shaft and drive means for driving the bent shaft can be selected from piezoelectric, magnetostrictive, rheological and shape memory alloys. The drive means of the nonelectromagnetic motor can additionally comprise a shell which shell surrounds and houses the bent shaft and precesses or gyrates which in turn causes the bent drive shaft to rotate. The nonelectromagnetic motor does not rely on friction for the application of torque upon a rotor.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT & T CORP
OSTI Identifier:
871527
Patent Number(s):
5747915
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
bent; shaft; motor; nonelectromagnetic; comprising; base; rotable; relative; comprises; straight; portion; aligned; main; axis; offset; respect; drive; means; driving; circular; path; plane; perpendicular; rotate; selected; piezoelectric; magnetostrictive; rheological; shape; memory; alloys; additionally; comprise; shell; surrounds; houses; precesses; gyrates; causes; rely; friction; application; torque; rotor; memory alloy; plane perpendicular; drive shaft; shape memory; main axis; bent shaft; drive means; shell surrounds; offset portion; circular path; shaft comprises; motor comprising; electromagnetic motor; /310/

Citation Formats

Benavides, Gilbert L. Bent shaft motor. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Benavides, Gilbert L. Bent shaft motor. United States.
Benavides, Gilbert L. Thu . "Bent shaft motor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871527.
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abstractNote = {A nonelectromagnetic motor comprising a base, a bent shaft which is rotable relative to the base wherein the bent shaft comprises a straight portion aligned with a main axis and an offset portion that is offset with respect to the main axis; and a drive means for driving the offset portion of the bent shaft along a generally circular path in a plane perpendicular to the main axis to rotate the bent shaft. The bent shaft and drive means for driving the bent shaft can be selected from piezoelectric, magnetostrictive, rheological and shape memory alloys. The drive means of the nonelectromagnetic motor can additionally comprise a shell which shell surrounds and houses the bent shaft and precesses or gyrates which in turn causes the bent drive shaft to rotate. The nonelectromagnetic motor does not rely on friction for the application of torque upon a rotor.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
}

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