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Large displacement spherical joint

United States Patent

June 25, 2002
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A new class of spherical joints has a very large accessible full cone angle, a property which is beneficial for a wide range of applications. Despite the large cone angles, these joints move freely without singularities.
Bieg; Lothar F. (Albuquerque, NM), Benavides; Gilbert L. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 336,182
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.