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Actuator assembly including a single axis of rotation locking member

United States Patent

7,629,763
December 8, 2009
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An actuator assembly including an actuator housing assembly and a single axis of rotation locking member fixedly attached to a portion of the actuator housing assembly and an external mounting structure. The single axis of rotation locking member restricting rotational movement of the actuator housing assembly about at least one axis. The single axis of rotation locking member is coupled at a first end to the actuator housing assembly about a Y axis and at a 90.degree. angle to an X and Z axis providing rotation of the actuator housing assembly about the Y axis. The single axis of rotation locking member is coupled at a second end to a mounting structure, and more particularly a mounting pin, about an X axis and at a 90.degree. angle to a Y and Z axis providing rotation of the actuator housing assembly about the X axis. The actuator assembly is thereby restricted from rotation about the Z axis.
Quitmeyer; James N. (Chandler, AZ), Benson; Dwayne M. (Chandler, AZ), Geck; Kellan P. (Chandler, AZ)
Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, NJ)
11/ 700,271
20080179971
January 31, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under grant No. HQ0006-04-C-0004 awarded under the Kinetic Energy Interceptor (KEI) program by the Orbital Sciences Corporation. The Government has certain rights in this invention.