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Belt attachment and system

United States Patent

March 6, 2018
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Disclosed herein is a belt assembly including a flexible belt with an improved belt attachment. The belt attachment includes two crossbars spaced along the length of the belt. The crossbars retain bearings that allow predetermined movement in six degrees of freedom. The crossbars are connected by a rigid body that attaches to the bearings. Implements that are attached to the rigid body are simply supported but restrained in pitching rotation.
Schneider; Abraham D. (San Francisco, CA), Davidson; Erick M. (Oakland, CA)
Natel Energy, Inc. (Alameda, CA)
15/ 001,686
January 20, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under grant Award Number DE-EE0005412 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.