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Conductor assembly formed about a curved axis

United States Patent

February 15, 2011
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A conductor assembly of the type which, when conducting current, generates a magnetic field or in which, in the presence of a changing magnetic field, a voltage is induced. In the assembly a first layer, tubular in shape, is formed about an axis. The axis includes a curved portion along which a conductor may be positioned to define a first conductor path. The first layer also includes a curved portion having a shape that includes a curve extending along the curved portion of the axis. A first conductor is arranged about the curved portion of the first layer in a first helical configuration including a curved segment, helical in shape and formed about the curved portion of the axis. The configuration is capable of sustaining a magnetic field having multipole components oriented in directions transverse to the axis.
Meinke; Rainer (Melbourne, FL)
Advanced Magnet Lab, Inc. (Palm Bay, FL)
12/ 133,613
June 5, 2008
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The United States Government may have certain rights in this invention pursuant to U.S. Government Contract Number DE-FG02-06ER84492 awarded by the United States Department of Energy.