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Title: Double slotted socket spherical joint

Abstract

A new class of spherical joints is disclosed. These spherical joints are capable of extremely large angular displacements (full cone angles in excess of 270.degree.), while exhibiting no singularities or dead spots in their range of motion. These joints can improve or simplify a wide range of mechanical devices.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873746
Patent Number(s):
6234703
Application Number:
09/336,308
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16M - FRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE
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:
double; slotted; socket; spherical; joint; joints; disclosed; capable; extremely; angular; displacements; cone; angles; excess; 270; degree; exhibiting; singularities; dead; spots; range; motion; improve; simplify; wide; mechanical; devices; angular displacement; wide range; mechanical device; spherical joints; mechanical devices; spherical joint; dead spots; /403/

Citation Formats

Bieg, Lothar F, and Benavides, Gilbert L. Double slotted socket spherical joint. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Bieg, Lothar F, & Benavides, Gilbert L. Double slotted socket spherical joint. United States.
Bieg, Lothar F, and Benavides, Gilbert L. Tue . "Double slotted socket spherical joint". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873746.
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title = {Double slotted socket spherical joint},
author = {Bieg, Lothar F and Benavides, Gilbert L},
abstractNote = {A new class of spherical joints is disclosed. These spherical joints are capable of extremely large angular displacements (full cone angles in excess of 270.degree.), while exhibiting no singularities or dead spots in their range of motion. These joints can improve or simplify a wide range of mechanical devices.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {5}
}

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