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Mitigated-force carriage for high magnetic field environments

United States Patent

8,729,996
May 20, 2014
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A carriage for high magnetic field environments includes a first work-piece holding means for holding a first work-piece, the first work-piece holding means being disposed in an operable relationship with a work-piece processing magnet having a magnetic field strength of at least 1 Tesla. The first work-piece holding means is further disposed in operable connection with a second work-piece holding means for holding a second work-piece so that, as the first work-piece is inserted into the magnetic field, the second work-piece is simultaneously withdrawn from the magnetic field, so that an attractive magnetic force imparted on the first work-piece offsets a resistive magnetic force imparted on the second work-piece.
Ludtka; Gerard M. (Oak Ridge, TN), Ludtka; Gail M. (Oak Ridge, TN), Wilgen; John B. (Oak Ridge, TN), Murphy; Bart L. (Friendsville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
13/ 329,373
20130089401
December 19, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.