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1. (WO2017184398) HYBRID ADHESION SYSTEM FOR CLIMBING AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/184398    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/027148
Publication Date: Fri Oct 27 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 13 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A63B 29/08
A63B 69/00
A63B 21/008
A63B 22/00
A63B 23/035
A63B 27/00
Applicants: THE CHARLES STARK DRAPER LABORATORY, INC.
Inventors: CARTER, David, J.
MCFARLAND, William, W.
OGRODNIK, Glenn
ARRICK, Graham
BUSHMELOV, Maxim
Title: HYBRID ADHESION SYSTEM FOR CLIMBING AND METHOD
Abstract:
A hybrid adhesion system (100) includes an adhesion head (170) including at least one suction cup (105) and a handle (115) and a vacuum generator (175) mechanically coupled to the adhesion head. The vacuum generator includes at least one pneumatic cylinder (120) having an internal volume (135) in fluid communication with the at least one suction cup and a piston (130) having a piston rod (145) mechanically coupled to a manual actuator (210,215).