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Double slotted socket spherical joint

United States Patent

May 22, 2001
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A new class of spherical joints is disclosed. These spherical joints are capable of extremely large angular displacements (full cone angles in excess of, while exhibiting no singularities or dead spots in their range of motion. These joints can improve or simplify a wide range of mechanical devices.
Bieg; Lothar F. (Albuquerque, NM), Benavides; Gilbert L. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 336,308
June 18, 1999
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC04-94DP85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.