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Canister Elevating System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000082219D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Whitehead, K: AUTHOR

Abstract

A review of existing designs for elevating canisters from travel position to launch position and azimuth pointing for the purpose of simplification resulting in cost reduction, produced the following canister elevating system.

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Canister Elevating System

A review of existing designs for elevating canisters from travel position to launch position and azimuth pointing for the purpose of simplification resulting in cost reduction, produced the following canister elevating system.

The system to achieve slope change or level at the surface plane of interest, requires the use of two bearing planes and two drive outputs. If the item placed on the plane of interest requires directional pointing while maintaining the level plane, a third bearing plane and drive output is required, as shown in Fig. 1, which shows the position for maximum angularity between planes A and C. The maximum thickness sections of the two truncated cylinder sections are vertically aligned. The maximum angle obtainable is determined by the slope angle between the truncated planes of the two cylindrical sections.

Fig. 2 shows the position for parallelism between planes A and any desired angle between planes A and C up to the depicted maximum may be obtained, by appropriate rotation of the cylindrical elements.

If plane A becomes a sloped plane, the cylindrical sections may be appropriately rotated to reestablish a level plane at C.

The circular bearings at planes A, B, and C may be any of a number of designs. Both roller and ball types are commercially available with internal or external drive gear. The drive motors may be mounted inside or outside, depending upon accessibility and clearance requirements. If rotation in one ...