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8973450 Attitude control device  
The present invention controls rolling motion of a vehicle by eliminating the detrimental influence of gyro moment on the motion of the vehicle and actively using gyro moment generated by a...
8876077 Spherical orienting device and method for manufacturing the same  
A spherical orienting device includes a base, first and second actuation shafts, an orientable device, an inner member, a middle member, and an outer member. The first and second actuation shafts...
8468902 Reusable device for holding at least one moving object securely autonomously and without shocks, for spacecraft  
The present invention relates to a reusable device for securely holding at least one fragile object against a functional surface solidly fixed to the structure of a satellite or spacecraft during...
7561947 Dynamic CMG array and method  
Methods and apparatus are provided for reorienting control moment gyros (CMGs) to compensate for CMG failure or change in spacecraft (S/C) mass properties or mission. An improved CMG comprises a...
7197958 Energy storage flywheel retention system and method  
An energy storage flywheel system includes a flywheel assembly that is rotationally mounted in a housing assembly, and one or more actuator assemblies. The actuator assemblies are configured to...
7124656 Gimbal mechanism  
Provided is a gimbal mechanism comprising a support stand, an outer frame and an inner frame. The support stand includes a spaced pair of L-shaped legs comprising a first member having at least...
6598492 Pneumatic caging system for gyro-stabilized sensor platforms  
A passive caging system for use in gyro-stabilized sensor platforms and the like, employing a pneumatic dashpot in place of automatic caging gyro brakes, pin-locking devices, springs, fluid damped...
6006871 Pneumatic device for locking/unlocking a rotor to a stator  
A device for locking and unlocking a rotor to a stator, at least parallel to the rotation axis of the rotor, includes an annular rotor flange transverse to the axis, an annular stator bearing...
5456276 Contact lens cleaning apparatus  
A contact lens cleaning apparatus having a clockwork controlled by a rotary knob to turn a ratchet wheel against a pawl, causing the lens cage to oscillate in the cleaning solution in the...
5419212 Touchdown and launch-lock apparatus for magnetically suspended control moment gyroscope  
A control moment gyroscope including a rotor extending along a rotor axis. The rotor includes a first and second rotor end. A gimbal housing includes a magnetic suspension system for magnetically...
5184521 Gyroscopically stabilized apparatus  
A gyroscopically stabilized apparatus for aiming an instrument at a target object. An external yoke is attached to the ends of a hub assembly which supports the gyro and camera platforms for...
4872357 Device for temporarily locking a rotor onto a stator  
A device for temporarily locking onto a stator a rotor that normally rotates on the stator on magnetic bearings (such as an inertia wheel in a space satellite) includes a frustoconical bearing...
4833932 Stabilised mount  
A stabilised mount (e.g. for an antenna) has two gyroscopic rotors mounted in such a way that they can pivot about orthogonal axes. Rewinding of the antenna (to avoid undue twisting of the...
4807485 Motor driven caging system for free gyros  
A motor driven caging system for free gyros which cages both the inner and outer gimbals thereof and locks in both the caging and uncaging positions by an over center mechanism is disclosed. The...
4606239 Locking and unlocking device for a gyroscopic rotor  
The invention relates to a locking and unlocking device for a gyroscopic rotor which is mounted through the intermediary of an internal cardan (5) placed at the end of a shaft (4) which receives a...
4570507 Magnetic fluid gyro bearing and caging mechanism  
A gyro bearing and caging mechanism in which a spherical gyro rotor is driven by an induction motor with bearing surfaces between the rotor and stator having a magnetic fluid that is held in place...
4491029 Position gyroscope  
The present positional gyroscope is used for stabilizing and steering a fng body, especially a secondary flying body ejected from a primary or carrier flying body which is rotating or rolling...
4483207 Caging mechanism for gyroscopes  
A caging mechanism for caging the inner gimbal of a directional gyroscope to a horizontal position. Depression of an actuator rod turns a caging disc which is simultaneously moved linearly toward...
4399714 Method and apparatus for overcoming certain destabilizing torques on gyro-stabilized platforms  
Destabilization of a gyro-stabilized platform (such as employed for mounting an antenna on-board a ship) resulting from uncompensated yaw or rotation of the platform in azimuth from a fixed...
4355540 Centrifugal brake for a gyroscope with Cardan suspension  
A centrifugal brake for a gyroscope with Cardan suspension in a fixed housing on a mobile support includes two weights, identical, of C shape, mounted in opposition on two, diametrically opposed...
4345485 Temporary locking device for inertia wheel  
A temporary locking device for a rotor of an inertia wheel, sustained, with respect to a stator, by magnetic means and associated with two emergency bearings having a conical bearing surface for...
4322984 Gyroscope cage system for high g environments  
A gyroscope caging system includes a clamping ring encircling a portion of the rotor of the gyro and adapted to engage an annular groove in the rotor simultaneously with engagement of a groove in...
4266431 Gyroscopic apparatus  
Gyroscopic apparatus comprises a gyroscopic device having two mutually perpendicular sensitive axes. The device is suspended in a two-axis gimbal system by means of cross-spring pivots of zero...
4236414 High-g gimbal platform  
A platform carried by a rocket projectile for supporting an antenna or ot type of terminal homing sensors which are required to survive a high-g launch phase. The platform uses compliant...
4155521 Cannon launched platform  
A gyro seeker which is capable of use in a cannon launched missile. The gyro seeker is enclosed in a housing mounted in the nose section of the missile. The platform of the gyro seeker supports an...
4149418 Turn rate indicator of aircraft with improved zero seeking characteristics  
A turn rate indicator for an aircraft includes magnetic substance pieces facing each other, one being rotatable integrally with a gimbal and the other being fixed to a body. Because of the...
4147066 Means and method for uncaging a gyroscope rotor  
A gyroscope rotor uncaging apparatus is disclosed having a housing, a bearing structure supporting the rotor and permitting rotation of the rotor about its spin axis and about at least one other...
4069990 Ring-wing canard spin-up control mechanism  
Apparatus of the present invention requires a very short spin-up wheel mot arm compared to a large wheel diameter. Such a requirement demands good wheel control during low rpm and excellent...
4036453 Wide angle torquing scheme  
A torquer system for a gyro device that has a spherically shaped rotor divided into upper and lower hemispheres. The rotor of the gyro is mounted on a gas bearing over a spherically shaped stator...
4027540 Inertial optical stabilizer  
Gyroscope instrumentation for providing stabilization of the direction of a ine-of-sight of more than 45° about one or more axes is described utilizing a two axes optical system. An inner gimbal...
4020701 Gyroscopic apparatus  
A floated gyroscope having a float pivoted within a housing for limited rotational movement is provided with a rotational limit control for limiting rotation when the gyroscope is not in use. The...
4009848 Gyro seeker  
A gyro seeker which may be employed and housed in the nose section of a cannon launched missile. The gyro seeker functions in a dual mode in that it detects either laser designated targets or...
3992955 Two axis caging system  
A caging mechanism for a gyro in which a flat split ring lying in a plane perpendicular to the gyro rotor spin axis is deformable so that its inside diameter is enabled to capture the gyro rotor....
3926060 Gyroscopic apparatus  
A gyroscopic apparatus including at least one two-degree-of-freedom gyroscope having a sensitive element mounted in an inner gimbal rotatable about an axis, an outer gimbal rotatable about an axis...
3839916 ATTITUDE BAR POSITIONING AND INSTRUMENT CAGING MECHANISM  
A rotatably and linearly actuated mechanism for use with a gyroscopic aircraft attitude indicating instrument is operable for positioning an attitude bar and for caging the instrument and locking...
3610052 DEVICE FOR LOCKING THE GIMBAL SYSTEM OF GYROSCOPE ASSEMBLIES  
1,244,549. Push-pull catches. BODENSEEWERK GERATETECHNIK G.m.b.H. 22 Dec., 1969 [14 Jan., 1969], No. 62241/69. Heading E2A. [Also in Division G1] A mechanism by means of which the gimbal system of...
3596523 FULL-FREEDOM GIMBALLESS GYROSCOPE SYSTEM  
A gyroscope system having a gyro rotor completely enclosed within a spherical float that is supported within a hollow spherical cavity by a flotation fluid and a spherical arrangement of...
3534617 GYROSCOPE ARRANGEMENT  
3528300 ATTITUDE GYROSCOPE  
3526143 CONTROL APPARATUS  
3522993 STABILIZING DEVICE FOR LIGHT BEAM IN OPTICAL SIMULATORS  
3522736 GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENT  
1,186,642. Gyroscopic apparatus. TOKYO KEIKI SEIZOSHO K.K. May 9, 1968 [Oct. 3, 1967], No.22041/68. Heading G1C. A gyroscopic compass comprises a rotor mounted for rotation about a horizontal spin...
3508447 GYROSCOPE APPARATUS  
3477297 CAGING APPARATUS AND SENSOR STABILIZATION SYSTEM EMPLOYING SAME  
3474688 CAGING MECHANISM  
3473391 CAGING DEVICE FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY LOCKING TWO GIMBALS  
1,162,616. Gyroscopic apparatus. HONEYWELL Inc. Feb. 16, 1968 [Feb. 20, 1967], No. 7751/68. Heading G1C. A gyroscope comprising a rotor 10 mounted for rotation in an inner gimbal 12 in turn...
3457793 PNEUMATIC CAGING  
3430499 FREE ROTATING GYRO ALIGNMENT APPARATUS  
3322338 Centrifuge stabilizing assembly with heat probe  
3311326 Force direction indicator and apparatus and method employing same  

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