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Method and apparatus for remote delivery and manipulation of a miniature tool adjacent a work piece in a restricted space

United States Patent

6,772,635
August 10, 2004
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An apparatus for remote delivery and manipulation of a miniature tool adjacent a work piece in a restricted space, includes a tool carrier, a carriage for manipulating the tool carrier relative to the work piece, a first actuator for operating the carriage, and an optional remote secondary operating actuator for operating the first actuator.
Sale; Christopher H. (Murrysville, PA), Kaltenbaugh; Daniel R. (Bakerstown, PA)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
10/ 090,808
March 6, 2002
FIELD AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION This invention was made with Government support under a contract awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.