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UNIVERSAL JOINT AND VARIABLE STRUCTURE

Foreign code F130007362
File No. S2011-0131-C0
Posted date May 14, 2013
Country WIPO
International application number 2012JP061638
International publication number WO 2012/153698
Date of international filing May 7, 2012
Date of international publication Nov 15, 2012
Priority data
  • P2011-103910 (May 8, 2011) JP
Title UNIVERSAL JOINT AND VARIABLE STRUCTURE
Abstract

The purpose of the present invention is to provide a universal joint that, even if the movable members are numerous, has a secure range of motion, does not deviate from the center of rotation, and does not generate bending moments between itself and a joint that links a plurality of movable members. A plurality of movable members (3A-3F and 3a-3f) and a spherical member (2) that links the plurality of movable members are provided, curved node sections (q) are formed on the movable members and are brought into contact with the spherical member (2), and by causing one of the plurality of movable members (3A) to rotate such that the curved node section thereof rotates along the surface of the spherical member (2), another one of the plurality of movable members (3B) is caused to rotate along the surface of the spherical member.

  • Applicant
  • ※All designated countries except for US in the data before July 2012
  • JAPAN ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY,
  • MATSUZAWA TERUO,
  • YOKOSUKA YOHEI
  • Inventor
  • MATSUZAWA TERUO,
  • YOKOSUKA YOHEI
IPC(International Patent Classification)
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