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Centre Grid

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246092D
Publication Date: 2016-May-04
Document File: 3 page(s) / 133K

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Abstract

The idea is a grid point with a rotary nuts being positioned via a center ball. The grid point can be manufactured with conventional manufacturing methods. The grid point is part of a framework construction kit and is based on the rotary joint principle (see Fig. 1). Grid points can be manufactured as 2D (see Fig. 2) or 3D grid points (see Fig. 4). With using such grid points and connecting them with adjustable rods, a 2D (see Fig. 5) or 3D frameworks (see Fig. 6) can be assembled with reduced weight and space and being capable to compensate tolerances. To allow a rotary joint principle the grid point contains the rotary nuts (see Fig. 2) where the rods can be screwed to (see Fig. 3). To prevent a radial movement of the screwed rods the rotary nuts are positioned by the center core (for 2D grid points) or center ball (for 3D grid points). To prevent any alternations of the rod length, the rod can be fixed relatively to the grid point via an anti-rotation device (see Fig. 3). The anti-rotation device is arranged between grid point and rod. The anti-rotation device fixes the relative position between grid point and rod by preventing a further unintended turning of the grid point and/or rod due to vibrations, etc.

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1. ABSTRACT

The idea is a grid point with a rotary nuts being positioned via a center ball. The grid point can be manufactured with conventional manufacturing methods. The grid point is part of a framework construction kit and is based on the rotary joint principle (see Fig. 1). Grid points can be manufactured as 2D (see Fig. 2) or 3D grid points (see Fig. 4). With using such grid points and connecting them with adjustable rods, a 2D (see Fig. 5) or 3D frameworks (see Fig. 6) can be assembled with reduced weight and space and being capable to compensate tolerances.

To allow a rotary joint principle the grid point contains the rotary nuts (see Fig. 2) where the rods can be screwed to (see Fig. 3). To prevent a radial movement of the screwed rods the rotary nuts are positioned by the center core (for 2D grid points) or center ball (for 3D grid points).

To prevent any alternations of the rod length, the rod can be fixed relatively to the grid point via an anti-rotation device (see Fig. 3). The anti-rotation device is arranged between grid point and rod. The anti-rotation device fixes the relative position between grid point and rod by preventing a further unintended turning of the grid point and/or rod due to vibrations, etc.


2. DISCLOSURE

The idea is a grid point with a rotary nuts being positioned via a center ball. The grid point can be manufactured with conventional manufacturing methods. The grid point is part of a framework construction kit and is based on th...