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  • Main Title Robotic end effector


  • Author: Minichan, R.L.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Westinghouse Savannah River Company
    Place of Publication: Aiken, South Carolina
    Additional Info: Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)


  • Creation: 1991-12-31


  • English


  • Content Description: This invention is comprised of an end effector for use in probing a surface with a robotic arm. The end effector has a first portion that carries a gamble with a probe, the gamble holding the probe normal to the surface, and a second portion with a set of three shafts within a housing for urging the gamble and probe against the surface. The second portion contains a potentiometer connected by another shaft to the first portion to measure the position of the first portion with respect to the second so that the second portion can be moved to place and maintain the shafts at the midpoint of their travel. Then, as irregularities in the surface are encountered, the first portion can respond by moving closer to or farther from the second portion.
  • Physical Description: 14 p.


  • Keyword: Manipulators
  • Keyword: Positioning
  • Keyword: Robots
  • STI Subject Categories: 42 Engineering Not Included In Other Categories
  • Keyword: Inventions
  • Keyword: Remote Handling
  • Keyword: Probes
  • Keyword: Design


  • Other Information: PBD: 1991


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD


  • Patent Assignee: Dept. of Energy

Resource Type

  • Patent


  • Text


  • Other: DE94003064
  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A7755422
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 140097
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc621623


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE94003064