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Title: Cradle and pressure grippers

Abstract

A gripper that is designed to incorporate the functions of gripping, supporting and pressure tongs into one device. The gripper has two opposing finger sections with interlocking fingers that incline and taper to form a wedge. The interlocking fingers are vertically off-set so that the opposing finger sections may close together allowing the inclined, tapered tips of the fingers to extend beyond the plane defined by the opposing finger section's engagement surface. The range of motion defined by the interlocking relationship of the finger sections allows the gripper to grab, lift and support objects of varying size and shape. The gripper has one stationary and one moveable finger section. Power is provided to the moveable finger section by an actuating device enabling the gripper to close around an object to be lifted. A lifting bail is attached to the gripper and is supported by a crane that provides vertical lift.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (New York, NY)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WEST VALLEY NUCLEAR SERVICES
OSTI Identifier:
873682
Patent Number(s):
6220641
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Department (Washington, DC) WVDP
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-81NE44139
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
cradle; pressure; grippers; gripper; designed; incorporate; functions; gripping; supporting; tongs; device; opposing; finger; sections; interlocking; fingers; incline; taper; form; wedge; vertically; off-set; close; allowing; inclined; tapered; tips; extend; plane; defined; section; engagement; surface; range; motion; relationship; allows; grab; lift; support; varying; size; shape; stationary; moveable; power; provided; actuating; enabling; lifted; lifting; bail; attached; supported; crane; provides; vertical; plane defined; opposing finger; provides vertical; varying size; actuating device; /294/

Citation Formats

Muniak, John E. Cradle and pressure grippers. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Muniak, John E. Cradle and pressure grippers. United States.
Muniak, John E. Mon . "Cradle and pressure grippers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873682.
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title = {Cradle and pressure grippers},
author = {Muniak, John E.},
abstractNote = {A gripper that is designed to incorporate the functions of gripping, supporting and pressure tongs into one device. The gripper has two opposing finger sections with interlocking fingers that incline and taper to form a wedge. The interlocking fingers are vertically off-set so that the opposing finger sections may close together allowing the inclined, tapered tips of the fingers to extend beyond the plane defined by the opposing finger section's engagement surface. The range of motion defined by the interlocking relationship of the finger sections allows the gripper to grab, lift and support objects of varying size and shape. The gripper has one stationary and one moveable finger section. Power is provided to the moveable finger section by an actuating device enabling the gripper to close around an object to be lifted. A lifting bail is attached to the gripper and is supported by a crane that provides vertical lift.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {1}
}

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