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1. (WO2014201260) SPHERICAL MECHANISM FOR MAGNETIC MANIPULATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/201260    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/042143
Publication Date: Fri Dec 19 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 13 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: F16C 11/06
Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Inventors: MAHONEY, Arthur, W.
WRIGHT, Samuel, W.
ABBOTT, Jacob, J.
Title: SPHERICAL MECHANISM FOR MAGNETIC MANIPULATION
Abstract:
A magnetic manipulation device (16) can include a housing (20), a spherical magnetic body (22) contained within the housing (20), and a plurality of sensors to detect the direction of the magnetic dipole of the spherical magnetic body (22). The spherical magnetic body (22) can be rotatable about a sphere axis of rotation which is omnidirectionally variable. Rotators (24a, 24b, 24c) can be in contact with the spherical magnetic body (22) to rotate the spherical magnetic body (22) about the sphere axis of rotation.