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1. (WO2017173387) MANIPULATOR HAVING A MOTOR WITH A FLEXIBLE DRIVE SHAFT

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/173387    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/025576
Publication Date: Fri Oct 06 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 01 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B25J 1/08
B25J 3/02
B25J 3/04
Applicants: DELAWARE CAPITAL FORMATION, INC.
WILLIAMS II, Steven Bruce
Inventors: WILLIAMS II, Steven Bruce
AVERY, Amos E.
Title: MANIPULATOR HAVING A MOTOR WITH A FLEXIBLE DRIVE SHAFT
Abstract:
A manipulator is disclosed having a through-tube (250). The through- tube has a distal end (252) and a proximal end (251). The distal end is configured to extend into an isolated environment (110) and the proximal end is configured to extend into a second environment (120). The manipulator has a remote arm (160) configured to extend from the distal end of the through-tube. The manipulator also has a motor bank assembly (202) including a motor (208) having a flexible drive shaft (210). The motor is in mechanical communication with the remote arm through the through-tube. The motor bank assembly is configured to be positioned in the second environment.