Accession Number : ADD014452

Title :   Motion Translator.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 4 Jan 89, patented 28 Nov 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kovar, Jay R

Report Date : 28 Nov 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This patent discloses a motion translating device for receiving a force input from one direction and translating it mechanically by combined linear and rotational components into a resultant motion is a different direction. The apparatus consists of a slotted frame member having a base for mounting to another object such as an airborne weapon and a pair of separated, parallel and vertical walls extending upwards from the base. A slotted slide member is movably contained between the two walls so that when a generally horizontal force is applied to one end of that member by way of a cable connected between that other object and said one end of the slide member, the slide member is caused to move forward thru the frame member while simultaneously its opposite end is caused to rotate upwards away from the frame member. A device linked to that latter end will thus be lifted and simultaneously rotated so that its longitudinal axis initially normal to the longitudinal axis of the other object is finally parallel to that axis when the device is lifted out of its stored position within that other object. (JHD)

Descriptors :   *MOTION, *PATENTS, *TRANSLATORS, AIRBORNE, AXES, INPUT, LENGTH, POSITION(LOCATION), ROTATION, WALLS, WEAPONS

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE