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Flexible Hydraulic Muscle    

This technology provides a powerful flexible muscle for performing various types of useful work, including as a robotic arm via hydraulic fluid or pressurized air in a longitudinal biasing system.

Overview

A flexible muscle capable of exerting both great and small degrees of force, depending on the application. This technology also includes a fully articulating hydraulic arm comprising two or more of the disclosed hydraulic muscles.

Primary Application of the Technology

Industrial automation, industrial equipment, robotics manufacturers

The Problem Solved by the Technology

Provides a new level of freedom of movement for robotic arms. Enables humans to work in close quarters with robots without risk of significant injury.

How the Technology Solves the Problem

The flexible nature of the disclosed technology allows increased freedom of movement and provides a new level of safety for those working near such a robotic arm.

Competitive Advantage

Prior art robotic arms have much more limited range of motion and are generally unsafe to come into contact with humans. This technology avoids those issues.

Comments on Deal Structure, Potential Terms and Restrictions

Seller interested in possible license back so he may continue to build on this technology.

The seller would like to be granted a license back.

The seller may consider selling these patents individually.

Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 92: Expansible Chamber Devices

Devices which include an expansible chamber, said chamber having a wall portion thereof movable in a to and fro motion to vary the volume of the chamber, and having a fluid conducting passage means in communication with the chamber for introducing or withdrawing fluid therefrom. This class also takes miscellaneous sub-combinations of motors or pumps disclosed as being of the type having a chamber. This class excludes means to control the fluid to or from the chamber, except in the case of a sealing means for a working member which is adapted under certain conditions of operation to flex away from the encompassing chamber wall to allow fluid passage between said means and the chamber wall.

Subclass 37: Plural bellows