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1. (WO2018102112) STEEL CLIMBING ROBOT WITH MAGNETIC WHEELS
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Pub. No.: WO/2018/102112 International Application No.: PCT/US2017/061387
Publication Date: 07.06.2018 International Filing Date: 13.11.2017
IPC:
B60C 11/00 (2006.01) ,B60C 11/14 (2006.01) ,B60C 11/16 (2006.01)
Applicants: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION, ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO[US/US]; Office of Enterprise and Innovation 1664 N. Virginia Street Mail Stop 321 Reno, NV 89557, US
Inventors: LA, Hung; US
Agent: ROHATGI, Rajeev; US
Priority Data:
62/427,73429.11.2016US
Title (EN) STEEL CLIMBING ROBOT WITH MAGNETIC WHEELS
(FR) ROBOT GRIMPEUR D'ACIER À ROUES MAGNÉTIQUES
Abstract: front page image
(EN) Magnetic wheels, steel-climbing robots, and methods and systems for inspection of steel structures are disclosed, along with variations, alternatives, and modifications. A disclosed magnetic wheel has radially oriented rare-earth magnets disposed in an elastomeric wheel body. The magnets are disposed in circumferential rings about the wheel's axis. Neighboring rings have azimuthally staggered patterns. A steel-climbing robot employing such magnetic wheels is capable of traversing steel structures including obstacles, discontinuities, 90° joints, and rough surfaces.
(FR) L'invention concerne des roues magnétiques, des robots grimpeurs d'acier, des procédés et des systèmes permettant d'inspecter des structures en acier avec des variantes, des alternatives et des modifications. Une roue magnétique de l'invention comprend des aimants à base de terres rares radialement orientés disposés dans un corps de roue élastomère. Les aimants sont disposés dans des anneaux circonférentiels autour de l'axe de la roue. Les anneaux voisins possèdent des motifs azimutalement décalés. Un robot grimpeur d'acier utilisant de telles roues magnétiques peut traverser des structures en acier comportant des obstacles, des discontinuités, des joints à 90 ° et des surfaces rugueuses.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)