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1. (WO2018102123) SENSOR EQUIPPED TETHER GUIDE WITH OPEN TETHER CHANNEL
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Pub. No.: WO/2018/102123 International Application No.: PCT/US2017/061629
Publication Date: 07.06.2018 International Filing Date: 14.11.2017
IPC:
B64F 3/00 (2006.01) ,B64C 39/02 (2006.01) ,B66D 1/60 (2006.01) ,B66D 1/36 (2006.01) ,F03D 9/25 (2016.01) ,F03D 5/00 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64
AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
F
GROUND OR AIRCRAFT-CARRIER-DECK INSTALLATIONS
3
Ground installations specially adapted for captive aircraft
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64
AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
C
AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
39
Aircraft not otherwise provided for
02
characterised by special use
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
66
HOISTING; LIFTING; HAULING
D
CAPSTANS; WINCHES; TACKLES, e.g. PULLEY BLOCKS; HOISTS
1
Rope, cable, or chain winding mechanisms; Capstans
60
adapted for special purposes
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
66
HOISTING; LIFTING; HAULING
D
CAPSTANS; WINCHES; TACKLES, e.g. PULLEY BLOCKS; HOISTS
1
Rope, cable, or chain winding mechanisms; Capstans
28
Other constructional details
36
Guiding, or otherwise ensuring winding in an orderly manner, of ropes, cables, or chains
[IPC code unknown for F03D 9/25]
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03
MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
D
WIND MOTORS
5
Other wind motors
Applicants:
X DEVELOPMENT LLC [US/US]; 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, US
Inventors:
BELANI, Abhimanyu; US
PATTEN, Elias; US
NELSON, Robert; US
HACHTMANN, Brian; US
MURPHY, Gabriel; US
Agent:
ROHDE, Kurt, W.; US
Priority Data:
15/368,22602.12.2016US
Title (EN) SENSOR EQUIPPED TETHER GUIDE WITH OPEN TETHER CHANNEL
(FR) GUIDE DE CÂBLE D'ATTACHE ÉQUIPÉ D'UN CAPTEUR À CANAL DE CÂBLE D'ATTACHE OUVERT
Abstract:
(EN) A tether guide operable through a wide range of tether/fleeting angles while causing minimal wear and having a reduced size compared to a levelwind wheel. The tether guide may include a series of rollers approximating the curved shape and radius of levelwind wheel. The tether guide may include downward facing guide wings matched to a curved roller profile, but flaring out to capture and guide tether into rollers. Sensors may be included on the tether guide to provide information about tether location, including whether the tether is engaged in the tether guide.
(FR) L'invention concerne un guide de câble d'attache pouvant fonctionner sur une grande plage d'angles de câble d'attache/fugitifs tout en provoquant une usure minimale et ayant une taille réduite par rapport à une roue d'enroulement. Le guide de câble d'attache peut comprendre une série de rouleaux approchant la forme incurvée et le rayon de la roue d'enroulement. Le guide de câble d'attache peut comprendre des ailes de guidage orientées vers le bas adaptées à un profil de rouleau incurvé, mais évasées de façon à capturer et à guider le câble d'attache dans les rouleaux. Des capteurs peuvent être prévus sur le guide de câble d'attache de façon à fournir des informations concernant l'emplacement de câble d'attache, notamment si le câble d'attache est engagé dans le guide de câble d'attache.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)